Guy Verhofstadt to address shipowners and EU officials at ECSA gala dinner
Mr Guy Verhofstadt, former Belgian Prime Minister and leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), will be delivering a keynote speech at ECSA’s 50th anniversary gala dinner on March 4th – one of the European Shipping Week’s major events.His confirmation comes only weeks after Ms Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, indicated that she would be speaking at the European Shipping Week’s main conference, joining an impressive line-up of some of the most important names in shipping as well as top-level EU officials and prominent journalists.
Mr Verhofstadt said ‘The competitiveness of our shipping industry is an important if not vital element in the recovery of the European economy. This event is an excellent occasion to debate this issue with the different stakeholders involved.” Read more
ESW15 News Update
BUREAU VERITAS CONFIRMS AS GOLD SPONSOR FOR EUROPEAN SHIPPING WEEKMajor global classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has confirmed its participation as a Gold sponsor at the forthcoming European Shipping Week (ESW), to be held in Brussels in the week of March 2-6.Philippe Boisson, Marketing Director, said BV had a strong presence in every sector of shipping and was happy to lend its support to ESW as an initiative which brings together key European players in the industry.
He said: “As Bureau Veritas currently holds the chairmanship of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), it feels it is appropriate to play a leading role in the interaction between the different sectors of the maritime industry and the political and financial world. Europe needs a strong framework around which to cluster its marine interests and ESW is part of that.”
The week-long series of high level events will centre on the one day flagship ESW Conference, focused on the benefits of a competitive industry for Europe’s well-being. This is the first time the entire European shipping industry has been given such an extraordinary opportunity to meet and influence the most important European policy makers – and vice versa. The speakers announced to date include:
Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
João Machado, Director General DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Markku Mylly, Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency
Fotis Karamitsos, Acting Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
Paolo Tonon, Vice-President and Head of Maersk Maritime Technology
Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director, Grimaldi Group
Adam Goldstein, President & Chief Operating Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Pierfrancesco Vago, Chairman, CLIA Europe and Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises
Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, President of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs
Tor Egil Svensen, CEO Maritime, DNV GL
Dan Sten Olsson, CEO, Stena Sphere
Per Hansson, Vice President Strategy Ship Power, Wärtsilä
Peter De Keyzer, Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Fortis
Jos Dings, Director, Transport & Environment
Gerd Deimel, President, German Maritime Shippers Council and Vice-President, Lanxess Deutschland
Alfred Hartmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hartmann AG
Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping, (ICS)
Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)
Thomas Rehder, President, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)
Antonio Belmar da Costa, Regional VP Europe, European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA)
Marc Stordiau, Chairman, European Dredging Association (EuDA)
Peter Vierstraete, Chairman, European Tugowners Association (ETA)
John Steen-Mikkelsen, President, Interferry
Pia Voss, Spokesperson of ECSA, Maritime Social Dialogue Committee
Mark Dickinson, General Secretary, Nautilus International
ESW Gala Dinner – Become a sponsor to secure a Gala Dinner table today. Read moreTables and individual seats at the Gala Dinner are strictly limited and will be offered first to the main sponsors. In addition, invitations will be available to ECSA guests free of charge. However, if you would like to register your interest in booking a table or seat for the Reception & Gala Dinner, and wish to be placed on a first-come first served waiting list, please click here.
ESW Sponsorship Opportunities
A variety of high visibility sponsorship packages are available for European Shipping Week, ranging from Platinum (which includes one of the flagship networking events) to Gold, Silver and Bronze (each designed to suit particular budgets), to Associate (for tailor-made packages) and specific itemised sponsorships for the ESW Conference. Please note that Platinum and Gold Sponsors have priority over Gala Dinner table bookings.Find out more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.
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ESW Magazine & Official Event Guide
European Shipping Week Magazine & Official Event Guide will be the event’s only official publication covering news, views and comments on the week. By advertising in this publication you will reach every person attending any part of European Shipping Week, including Europe’s leading shipping companies and politicians. Read moreIf you are unable to attend European Shipping Week, make sure your presence is felt by advertising in the guide and supporting this important ground-breaking event.
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