The launch of European Shipping Week 2017 has been boosted by the patronage of the European Parliament by its President, Mr Martin Schultz.Commenting on European Shipping Week, Mr Schultz said his institution appreciated the opportunity for open dialogue between policymakers and representatives of the shipping industry to debate the future of European shipping policy.In a letter to Niels Smedegaard, President of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), Mr Schulz said: “As you are aware, the transport sector is the driving force of the EU economy, and Europe is a world leader in both manufacturing and transport operations. The European Parliament considers that the creation of a European Transport Area is an important priority, and, with regard to maritime transport, has called for the establishment of a real European transport space without barriers, a so-called ‘Blue Belt’, which would facilitate the formalities for ships operating between EU ports.”Welcoming the European Parliament’s patronage, Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General of ECSA, said: “It is essential that the regulators see the value of working with industry through an event such as European Shipping Week. The European Commission and the European Council of Ministers, through the Malta Presidency, already sit on the official Steering Group. Working with our colleagues at the European Parliament can only be good news for next year’s event and for shipping in general.” Read more
The ESW17 Conference, will be held in Brussels on Wednesday 1 March, at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel –European Shipping Policy: Delivering Global Competitiveness,
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We have negotiated a specially discounted rate with the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel. The group rate of 189 per night* is available to all ESW17 attendees.To book your accommodation please contact the Reservations Team directly on +32 2542 4242 quoting the group code ESW17.*Breakfast, national and local taxes included. City tax at 9.50 per room per night not included.
A variety of high visibility sponsorship packages are available for European Shipping Week, ranging from Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze (designed to suit particular budgets), Associate (for tailor-made packages) and specific itemised sponsorships for the ESW Conference.As a sponsor you will be entitled to hold your own Official Event during European Shipping Week 2017. This may be private or public, free of charge or paid-for, and may be held at the ESW Conference hotel or at any other suitable venue in Brussels. Your event will appear in the official listings, website and App and, where appropriate, it will receive substantial promotional support.Supporting organisations, NGOs and other non-profit organisations may be entitled to host their own events free of charge.Interested in running your own shipping-related event at ESW17? If so, please contact the events team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1295 814455To find out more about sponsorship opportunities please email email@example.com
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