ICS has added further high-level speakers to the line-up of its 2019 Conference: Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade. The flagship conference will take place on September 11th at the British Library, during London International Shipping Week.
Stuart Neil, Communications Director of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said: “The shipping industry is facing the most important transformation since the transition from sail to steam.
There are no clear solutions, no silver bullets and there will be trade-offs and new ways of working as we move towards 2050. Navigating this passage will require leadership and engagement beyond the shipping sector.”
30 speakers from over 11 countries, including shipowners and government ministers, have confirmed their attendance at the ICS flagship event. With such an important agenda ICS has brought together a stellar line-up of speakers to fully explore the options open to the industry and the decisions it faces – decisions that will have implications beyond the sector’s own boardrooms. Climate science, research and development, finance, policy instruments and the role of the Global Maritime Value Chain will all be on the agenda.
The confirmed speakers include:
• The Rt. Hon. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Maritime, Department for Transport, UK
• Emanuele Grimaldi, President and Managing Director, Grimaldi Group S.p.A, Italy
• Lasse Kristoffersen, President and CEO, Tovald Klaveness, Norway
• Mark Martecchini, President, Stolt Tanker Trading, The Netherlands
• John C. Lyras, Principal, Paralos Maritime Corporation S.A., Greece
• Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd, Singapore
• Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission and former Chair of the UK’s Financial Services Authority, UK
• Professor Anders Hammer Strømman, Lead Author, Shipping, 6th IPCC Assessment, Norway
• Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc, UK
• Michael Parker, Global Industry Head, Shipping and Logistics, Citigroup, UK
• Baroness Worthington, Executive Director for Europe of the Environmental Defence Fund, UK
• Michael Traver, Chair, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Transport Workstream and Chief Engineer, Commercial Transport Research for the Aramco Services Company, USA
• Brandon Larson, Director for Certifications, Naval Applications & Digital Analytics, GE Aviation, Marine Solutions, USA
• Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard, Director, Business Development, Ballard Power Systems Europe, Denmark
• Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent, The Guardian, UK