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London International Shipping Week 2021 | Latest news

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London International Shipping Week 2021 | Latest news

The 12-month countdown to what promises to be the largest and most important London International Shipping Week to date, has started with the virtual launch of the event that brought together HRH The Princess Royal, as well as political figures and industry leaders from the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Over 800 delegates attending the launch were told that London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) will progress on its charge of propelling world trade with an exploration of its overarching theme of ‘Driving growth and recovery in a disrupted world’.

The key drivers of Trade, Finance, Technology and People will be evident throughout the week’s events, including the headline LISW21 Conference, backed up by the important principles of Environment, Social, and Governance.

The virtual presentation included filmed contributions from Princess Anne as well as Grant Shapps, UK Secretary of State for Transport and Robert Courts MP, UK Maritime Minister.

For the first time ever, LISW21 will be both face-to-face and virtual, opening its doors to thousands of visitors who are expected to attend the physical events during the week while also utilising online conferencing technology to open up LISW21 to an even wider and more varied global audience. Operating as a hybrid event, combining the best in class of physical and virtual experiences, LISW21 expects to draw not only the thousands of visitors to London who joined us in 2019, but also thousands more online who may be otherwise prohibited from attending in person by resource or distance.

Speaking at the virtual launch of LISW21, Robert Courts, UK Maritime Minister, said: “Our world-leading maritime sector is crucial to the economic success of the UK, especially as we build back from COVID-19.


Further information about LISW21, as well as the official launch video reel, can be found on the dedicated event website: http://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/


The global shipping industry must-attend event is to combine the best that is ‘in person’ with the best that virtual technology can offer when it kicks off in September next year.

LISW21 will tap into the digital age in a big way and offer both virtual and face-to-face event options when the show comes to London in 2021.

Event organisers will be able to enjoy similar physical footfalls to that seen in LISW19, while inviting a far larger international audience to access the myriad LISW21 events from the comfort of their own offices.

Watch this space for further details.


Shipping Innovation is proud to announce that the international legal and professional services firm Ince, has signed up as a Platinum Sponsor of LISW21.

With a heritage reaching back nearly 150 years, Ince is a dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with offices in nine countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 500 people, including over 100 partners worldwide, Ince provides legal advice, strategic guidance and business solutions to clients ranging from sector leading businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.

Julian Clark, Global Senior Partner at Ince, welcomed the announcement, saying he was delighted that Ince would once again be supporting this important global maritime event.

Commenting on Ince’s support for the event, Julian Clark said: “Over the years LISW has grown to become the largest global week for the maritime industry, with LISW21 promising to be even bigger and better than before. As a leader in maritime law, Ince is once again looking forward to showing its commitment to the shipping industry and connecting with both current and prospective clients alike.”



Inmarsat, Lloyd’s Register, ABS, Hill Dickinson and DNV GL are among the growing number of companies who have underlined their commitment to LISW21 by coming onboard as valued sponsors.

While Inmarsat was one of the first to sign up as Diamond Sponsor of next year’s event, Lloyd’s Register, ABS and DNV GL have joined Hill Dickinson as Platinum sponsors of the event. And many thanks to them for doing so.

Bureau Veritas has repeated its support of LISW by coming onboard as a Gold Sponsor, as has RINA from Italy, followed by Burgoyne & Partners, consulting scientists and engineers, who have come in at the Silver category. Lockton will sponsor the LISW21 App while Hill Dickinson will also sponsor the lanyards at the main LISW21 headline conference.

Shipping Innovation, owner and manager of LISW, is also delighted to welcome 4 Pump Court; Blue Communications; Columbia Shipmanagement; The Maritime Standard; Quadrant Chambers; The Swedish Club; the University of Plymouth and GOG Marine from Lagos in Nigeria.

Want to propel your company to the forefront of the world’s shipping industry? 

Make the most of the enormous opportunities offered by LISW21 by becoming an official sponsor or supporting organisation in order to organise an official event during the week.


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