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Speakers and program announced for WISTA AGM and Conference 2014

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WISTA CYPRUS logoWomen’s International Shipping and Trading Association will be hosting their Annual General Meeting and Conference in Limassol, Cyprus from 8 – 10 October

The conference, with the theme “Shipping Connects” will focus on the many ways the shipping industry connects people, nations, genders, past and future. The island of Cyprus is a strategic location connecting East and West, North and South, where women of the Shipping and Trading industry worldwide will meet to discuss the latest developments and to network with their peers.

The first day of the three day event will be exclusively for WISTA Members, with the Annual General Meeting of the Presidents of National WISTA Associations followed by the General Assembly.

On 9 October the public part of the Conference will start with keynote speakers and four panel discussions:

  • ·         Opening Panel
  • ·         The Future of Ship Finance
  • ·         Market Update (Chartering, S&P)
  • ·         Innovation in networks in the Maritime Industry – finding ways for successful collaboration

On 10 October there will be another two panel discussions in the morning:

  • ·         Offshore Energy and Shipping
  • ·         Services: supporting shipping worldwide

More than 130 delegates have already registered and 30 panelists from the international shipping industry have been confirmed. Social events will be taking place at various venues in the Limassol area. More information can be found on the Conference website: www.wistacyprus2014.com. An important number of sponsors assist WISTA Cyprus in their efforts to make the event unforgettable: Tototheo Group, Deloitte, Clyde & Co, The Marshall Islands Registry, RCB, IronFX, Svitzer, MF Shipping Group, Blank Rome, The American Club, TMH Ltd, WISTA USA.

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. It is a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA seeks to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA is growing and has over 2, 000 members in 32 countries worldwide. WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members.

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