POSIDONIA Conference programme gives pause for thought to global shippng leadership SHOW’S BIGGEST EVER CONFERENCE PROGRAMME PROMISES PLETHORA OF THOUGHT-PROVOKING DISCUSSIONS
A diverse range of challenges and issues confronting global shipping will be tabled by industry leaders and debated by delegates at the most extensive Posidonia Conference Programme ever scheduled to take place alongside the Posidonia Exhibition at the Athens Metropolitan Expo from June 6-10.
With over 40 conrmed conferences, seminars, workshops and press conferences covering every aspect of shipping, organisers have expanded venue facilities to meet strong delegate demand. And with most presentation themes and titles echoing the global maritime community’s prime focus and key priorities, the conference programme looks set to be a highly coveted aair for the industry’s decision makers, analysts and the media. The signicance of the Posidonia Conference Programme for the global shipping community is underlined by the high profile presence of Lim Kitack, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at the Posidonia Opening Ceremony, who will also be delivering the key-note speech at the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum, which will be held on June 7. The Forum will address the most hotly debated issues including newbuildings, second-hand and demolition markets, investor sentiment and the paucity of nance, vessel valuations, the opportunities and risks of technology and the ‘connected’ ship.
Delegates at the Forum will have the opportunity to hear the views of inuential shipowners on topics as diverse as investments, acquisitions, commodity demand and the price of oil. Later in the same day, at the Japanese Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Technology Seminar, some of the world’s most profound experts in newbuildings from Japan’s shipbuilding industry will be sharing the latest technological innovations and modern machinery deployed to design and build vessels that are technologically superior and have advanced eciency, safety and environmental standards. Remarks by Kazuo Tsukuda, President of Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA) and Motoyoshi Nakashima, Chairman of the Japan Ship Machinery & Equipment Association (JSMEA) will give attendees additional reasons to remain seated throughout the half day event following nine back-to-back specialist presentations from Nippon Paint Marine Coatings, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United Corp, Daihatsu Diesel, Yanmar and other household marine equipment makers from the country of the rising sun.
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