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BBC broadcaster Emily Maitlis to moderate LISW17 flagship conference

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Emily Maitlis

London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) is delighted to announce that Emily Maitlis: Broadcaster, journalist, and presenter of the BBC’s Newsnight, will once again moderate the official LISW flagship conference which will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday September 14.  

The internationally-acclaimed journalist and broadcaster will bring her forthright and engaging style to the industry-leading conference. With a career spanning almost three decades, Emily began as a documentary maker in Cambodia and China, before developing her career as a journalist with the BBC, NBC Asia, Channel 4 News and Sky. She is a regular presenter of Newsnight.

Announcing Emily’s involvement, LISW17 Steering Group Chairman Jeremy Penn said: “Emily earned her spurs when she moderated the LISW conference in 2015 and I am personally delighted she is back in the moderator’s hot seat again this year. Emily is a professional communicator and quickly grasped the key issues under debate. She will prove to be a quality addition to the top-level line-up of speakers and panellists that are being assembled for this year’s flagship conference.”

Taking place from September 11 to 15, LISW17 will be the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 140 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. Further information can be found on the dedicated event website: www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com or follow us on Twitter @LISW17


Under an overarching theme of Tomorrow’s Maritime World’, LISW17 will explore five key topics:Tomorrow’s Prosperity, Tomorrow’s Industry Professionals, Tomorrow’s Business Solutions,Tomorrow’s Environment and Tomorrow’s Partnerships. These themes will run throughout the week, culminating in high level debate at the prestigious LISW17 Conference which will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Thursday 14th September, 2017.

These forward-leaning themes will give the industry a platform for announcing, discussing and debating important issues and opportunities for the future of shipping; as well as generating genuine thought-leadership and innovation through the 140 or so LISW17 events expected to be held during the week.

For more information about LISW17 or to find out how to register please visit www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com or download the LISW17 app by searching for LISW at the Google Play Store or London International Shipping Week at the App Store.

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