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It has been two years since the last London International Shipping Week and the world has changed dramatically during this time.

I am delighted that we are in a position where we will be able to see colleagues, friends and acquaintances in person next week and I know all of the team at the Chamber are looking forward to meeting a wide range of stakeholders.

LISW is seen as the ‘must attend’ international maritime event and will attract the global industry leaders to London, in-person and virtually, keen to do business to drive the international maritime agenda and I am thrilled at the exciting programme which has been put together.

For the Chamber the week kicks off with the launch of our Making Waves TV programme at the IMO on Monday evening. You can watch the trailer here and book tickets for the joint screening with the BPA here.

On the Tuesday morning we will be hosting our ‘Maritime Trade Global Britain’ event at 30 Park Street which will focus on how modern Free Trade Agreements will benefit the UK and its trading partners. I am delighted that International Chamber of Shipping Secretary General Guy Platten will be chairing the session. You can still register your place here.

On Thursday, again at 30 Park Street, we will be hosting our ‘Voyage to Decarbonisation’ event which will discuss how shipping companies can navigate the most disruptive period in shipping history and head toward a sustainable low carbon future. The Shipping Minister Robert Courts will be in attendance and will deliver the key note speech. Thank you to our sponsors DNV, Bureau Veritas and ABS for supporting this event.

The events come thick and fast and at the end of the month we will be hosting our two-day Safety Culture Conference. We will be joined by a range of high-profile speakers who will make the case for why investing in safety and safety culture makes good business sense. You can book your tickets now.

I will be out and about at a range of events next week and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Bob