UK Chamber of Shipping announces virtual conference

The UK Shipping Conference: Creating Pathways to 2030’ will take place on 3 February 2021 and will be open to both members and non-members of the Chamber.

In a statement, the UK Chamber said the aim of the event ‘is to generate pathways for the next decade which will enable progress to be measured towards safer and cleaner shipping’.

It also noted that: ‘Much focus of the IMO and the rest of the shipping community has been on 2050 and long-term issues and solutions. But the medium-term must not be forgotten and this conference will focus on what is realistically achievable by 2030 and the steps needed to get there.’

Announcing the conference, UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti said:

‘This brand new virtual conference will bring together the best minds from the shipping world for a day of high-level discussion and interaction. At the Chamber we are always looking for innovative ways to engage not only our members, but the wider shipping industry and we believe this virtual conference will do just that.

He continued: ‘We all know of the challenges the IMO has set for the industry by 2050 but how are we going to progress in the short-to-medium term? This is what our ‘Creating Pathways to 2030’ virtual conference will look at. It is imperative the shipping community turns its attention to what can be achieved by 2030 in order to reach our longer-term goals. I look forward to welcoming a broad range of guests from across the sector at what could become a regular fixture in the international shipping calendar.”

UK Chamber of Shipping President John Denholm also noted: ‘The global shipping industry is changing and the new UK Chamber of Shipping virtual conference will focus on the journey the sector needs to go on to make sure it is fully prepared for the future.

‘It is an incredibly exciting time for shipping but one with many challenges and the biggest of these is decarbonisation. By bringing together leaders from across the sector we can plot the path our community needs to take to ensure we reach our long-term goals.’

Full programme details and ticket costs will be announced soon.

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