Maritime Leadership

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Maritime Leadership conference - PROGRAMME

Maritime Leadership Conference

London 15-16 October 2019


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Maritime Leadership conference PROGRAMME Tue 15.10


International Maritime Organization-IMO




Introducing the distinctive themes of this inaugural international conference - the forces and trends influencing maritime trade, leadership and their impacts on human capital planning and development.

Julie Lithgow, Director, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers



Keynote speech

Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister, UK



Panel discussion: 'State of the Union'

The panel of experts including economists, shipping leaders, financiers will cast an eye on the trajectory for shipping markets in the near to medium term, identifying key drivers and surveying the landscape for threats and opportunities and how leaders in shipping and international trade can meet the challenges ahead.

Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, CEBR

Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments and Finance Ltd

Paul Jennings, Chief Executive, the North of England P&I Association Ltd

Karin Orsel, Chief Executive, MF Shipping Group


12:15pm Lunch



Panel discussion: Leadership in a complex world

A moderated discussion of experts drawn from business leaders, business schools and researchers will investigate evolving shipping business models and the meaning of leadership and management in this context. What lessons can be learned from the experience of other sectors? Are the traditional structures for human capital sustainable? What are the enduring key skills and behaviours that should be focussed upon?

Renata Frolova-Hammer, Board Member, IKEA Industry AB and Founder, Sustainable Business Models Design

Wilson Wong, Head of Insight and Futures, CIPD

PB Subbiah, Director HR, Pacific Basin Shipping

Dr Thomas Hoyland, Associate Dean, University of Hull


3:00pm Coffee break
3:30pm Presentation and panel discussion: Capacity building for a national maritime economy
What is required to ensure the sustainability of a competitive skilled workforce
Case studies: Example programmes, lessons and key success criteria from around the world
Malek Pourzanjani, Senior Expert, NTU International A/S
HONG KONG: Jagmeet Makkar MSc PCBA FICS FRINA FIMarE(I) FHKIArb MCIArb, Director, Skillsplus
KENYA: Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary, Shipping & Maritime Affairs, Kenya



Q&A and closing remarks

House of Lords, Houses of Parliament


Reception banquet for delegates and invited guests


Maritime Leadership conference PROGRAMME Wed 16.10


International Maritime Organization-IMO



Registration and coffee


Opening Remarks - Phil Parry, Board member Maritime London and Chairman Spinnaker Global



Panel discussion: Leadership in International Trade

Trade wars, geopolitical factors and trends

Perceptions and materiality-distinguishing the white noise from the significant in relation to seaboume trade. What does the data show and where are we headed? how are the key multilateral institutions facilitating trade growth? What impact do trade agreements have?

Competition and cooperation: how the industry comes together to tackle key challenges. A panel of experts drawn from international institutions and industry provide perspectives on global trade, observations from the coal face, and how the shipping industry is planning for the challenges ahead.

Hassiba Benamara, Economic Affairs, UNCTAD

Ruosi Zhang, Counsellor, WTO


11:00am Coffee Break
11:30am Panel discussion: Innovation and Technology
· Shipping and the broader context of social and industrial change
· The digital age: disruptive technologies and evolving business models
· Customers and consumers - changing expectations and preferences
Evolution and transformation: how companies in the shipping business are adapting to the new world realities
· Highlights of tech in shipping- successes and challenges
· Implications for people and skills

Nick Roscoe, COO, Concirrus

Claes Westman, Lead Risk Advisor, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Mauro Sacchi, Director, Business Development, Wärtsilä

Ade McCormack, Founder, Digital Readiness Institute


1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Presentation: The future of work

Dr. Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, Vice-President (Academic Affairs), World Maritime University

3:00pm Round-up and closing remarks