With the ring of the London Stock Exchange bell, the London International Shipping Week 2023 (LISW23) is now officially open.
his year LISW23 is hosting the largest ever number of overseas trade delegations with countries taking part from across the globe, including: China, USA, France, Norway, Sweden, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Belgium, The Netherlands, The Bahamas, India, Pakistan, and from West Africa.
LISW23 is set to captivate the bustling city with over 300 remarkable events. This highly anticipated event will place a significant emphasis on technology and innovation, presenting a platform to highlight groundbreaking solutions that will shape the course of the shipping industry towards a sustainable future. Maritime careers will take centre stage as a range of events are set to showcase the job prospects and skills associated with this industry.
Facts about the London International Shipping Week:
- London International Shipping Week is a biennial week-long event which this year celebrates its tenth year of operation.
- It is delivered through a partnership between its founder company, Shipping Innovation, the UK Government and Maritime UK.
- Up to 30,000 maritime leaders from across the world are joining decision makers and industry stakeholders in London to discuss and debate key issues impacting global trade, sharing experience and examining innovations.
With well over 300 events spread across the week and with delegates arriving from across the world, LISW23 will be the epicentre of the global maritime industry.
… said John Hulmes, chair of the LISW23 Steering Group
From the LISW23 ‘Maritime Hub’, the UK Government’s Shipping Concierge will bring together shipping companies, maritime professional and business services, and senior government officials to showcase why the UK is a great place to do business, while Maritime UK, the collective voice for the UK’s maritime industries, will provide a platform for British firms to highlight their expertise in the sector.
Events are taking place in a variety of iconic London landmarks including Tower Bridge, The Shard and The Gherkin, as well as on unique ships and boats that will add even more colour to the week – including Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke; THV Galatea; HMS Belfast; Erasmus; the historic Havengore which bore Churchill’s coffin; the Golden Hind, Artemis Technologies’ Pioneer, the world’s first commercially viable electric foiling workboat; and also Thames Clippers’ Uber Boats which will ferry guests from the sold-out gala dinner at Battersea Park. There’s also plenty of downtime fun for delegates too with a range of networking opportunities ranging from glittering gala receptions to jazz parties.
UK Government Ministers are fully involved in the week’s events. Today the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Mark Harper MP, will chair a roundtable meeting, joined by the Maritime Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton and leading industry figures. Tomorrow the Government will host a VIP reception attended by HRH The Princess Royal in her role as Patron of Maritime UK.
To remind, the 3rd SAFETY4SEA London Forum is scheduled as a half day event (09:00 to 14:00) on Thursday 14th of September 2023 at the Ocean Suite of ICS Maritime Hub, London, UK.
This is a NON PROFIT event expected to attract a target group of approx. 200 persons / 100 organizations attendance from Safety, Technical, Marine departments of shipping operators and other related industry stakeholders.
Attendance will be FREE of charge to delegates, a common feature of ALL SAFETY4SEA forums with sponsors covering all the expenses of the event.
London holds a crucial role at the heart of the international shipping industry and LISW enables shipping industry leaders and stakeholders to meet, conduct business, and discuss key issues, as well as to socialise and celebrate this vibrant industry which is fundamental to delivering world trade.
… commented Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Shipping Innovation Director and co-founder of LISW