Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Maritime London to host ‘Maritime Leadership and the Near Horizon’ conference


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Maritime London are partnering to host Maritime Leadership and the Near Horizon, a high-level forum to explore the industry’s capacity for education and learning and share best practice.

UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP, will address the conference, addressing government strategies on learning and skills and how the future needs of the maritime industry will be met through increased investment in education.

This international conference featuring a programme of leading speakers from governments, universities and industry will be held 15-16 October 2019 at the headquarters of the IMO, London.

The forum will seek to challenge current thinking and share strategies on how the global community can develop maritime leadership and the future skills needed in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world.

“The maritime industry is subject to constant change, whether in response to internal drivers or external impetus, and the pace of change is quickening,” says Institute Director Julie Lithgow. “In order to properly prepare the workforce of the future, the maritime industry should think in terms of a strategic plan to map out how learning, skills and work will evolve and ensure it has the necessary human capital to respond. This first of its kind conference is an opportunity to do just that.”

Sessions have been developed to discuss and explore the intersection between the needs of today’s industry, long-term government strategies and the ability of higher education providers to meet the expectations of the maritime industry of the future.
Attendance includes House of Lords reception and dinner on Tuesday 15 October, hosted by Institute President Lord Mountevans, beginning a series of celebrations for the Institute’s centenary celebrations of the award of its Royal Charter.

Confirmed Speakers
Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister, UK
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
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
Malek Pourzanjani, Senior Expert, NTU International A/S
Jagmeet Makkar, Director, Skillsplus
Nancy Karigithu, CEO, Kenya Maritime Authority
Dumisani Ntuli, DDG Maritime Transport, South Africa
Hassiba Benamara, Economic Affairs, UNCTAD
Ruosi Zhang, Counsellor, WTO
Cdt. Dirk Vande Velde, CSO, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Board Member COA
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