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London International Shipping Week 2021 launched by HRH The Princess Royal

PHOTO - HRH Princess Royal - photo courtesy Maritime London video

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.

The near 1,000 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.

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, yet it is only one of many challenges facing a global shipping industry already in flux. LISW21 will explore how the shipping industry can balance its post-COVID recovery against the mounting pressures and opportunities of de-globalisation, decarbonisation, and digitalisation, for the agile, sustainable progression of international trade.

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. I am very much looking forward to London International Shipping Week 2021 where we will once again showcase the very best of our industry, drive progress on the issues that matter, and create new partnerships that will drive growth and innovation.”

Information courtesy of Maritime London
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