London & South East Branch future events

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The London and South East branch have a busy and exciting programme of member events over the coming months.Member events are organised so that you can network, socialise and just have some fun, so we hope to see as many of you at these events as possible.

If you are also willing to join our committee, we'd be keen to hear from you.

28th May - Pub night

Join us at Liberty Bounds (on Trinity Square) from 6pm on Thursday 28th May for drinks with other members and your branch committee.

Cost - free! RSVP to: activeshipping@gmx.com

4th June - Roebuck lecture

A lecture organised by CIArb looking at Bills of Lading incorporating Charterparties will be held on 4th June at CIArb (12 Bloomsbury Square). The lecture this year is entitled "Is the devil in the detail? A maritime perspective on incorporating arbitration clauses".

By kind invitation of CIArb, members of our branch are able to attend this lecture for £50 (a 15% discount).

To book, please go directly to events@ciarb.org and remember to tell them you're an ICS member to get your discount.

16th June - "Smart Solutions" forum

The Baltic Exchange is running a free one day forum called "Smart Solutions". It's designed to allow shipbrokers, owners and charterers to meet and discuss with the providers of software solutions.

The day will consist of a few presentations, the suppliers showcasing their websites/solutions in an exhibition area throughout the day and a reception.  Topics under discussion will include big data and its applications for the shipping world, what insights can vessel data bring to the freight market analyst? What cost savings can IT bring to a poor market? What are the best tools to deal with charterparty management, vessel vetting, voyage estimation and message management?

Time: 11.00am - 7.00pm The event takes place at The Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA.

Cost - free

Register for free at http://www.balticexchange.com/events/

18th June - Branch BBQ

Overlooking the River Thames from the terrace at The Doggett's Coat and Badge public house, our annual London and South East Branch Barbeque will be held on 18th June.  Now a traditional part of the London maritime social calendar, Fellows, Members and students can enjoy an evening of catching up with old friends and networking with new acquaintances over some cold drinks and barbeque food.

Start time: 6.30pm

Cost- £25.00 per person includes a free drink and BBQ

RSVP to: activeshipping@gmx.com

3rd July - Charity dinner

The Annual Dinner of the Institute's London Branch has in the past been an iconic and hugely successful evening in the City shipping events calendar with up to a thousand guests attending, raising significant sums for charities.  We are hoping this year to resurrect this event, and launch it as a regular on the London fund raising scene. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Institute to support the OSCAR Campaign at Great Ormond Street as well as giving our members a prestigious event through their branch.


We have rescheduled the date of the dinner to 3rd July.

There will be an auction to raise funds for OSCAR, a 17 piece orchestra, cocktails and wonderful food.

We have a discounted rate for a table of ten, and whilst we aren't seeking corporate sponsorship, we'd be delighted if your company would be willing to take a table.

6th August - Result drinks

We are planning student results drinks on Thursday 6th August. Come and join the students who want to celebrate/ need to drown their sorrows?

All students and members have been invited, it's a cash bar and the branch will stump up the cash for a few bowls of chips.

Exam Results drinks on 6th August will be in the Garden Bar at Doggetts.

Cost - free

RSVP to: admin@metl.info

8th September - LISW debate

After our successful debate at the last London International Shipping Week (LISW), we will be again organising a members events.

Tuesday 8th September from 6pm, and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

The debate title is provisionally: Shipping - Forecasting the Future Further details to follow.

15th October - AGM and prize giving

The Institute will hold its annual AGM at Trinity House from 5pm on Thursday 15th October.

All members of our branch are encouraged to attend and participate, and as an added incentive, if you attend the AGM, you're invited to join the prize giving celebrations afterwards.

More information, and the Institute annual report will be sent to all members with their September edition of Shipping Network.

We look forward to seeing you at as many events as possible.