Human Rights at Sea has become an official Supporting Organisation of the 2015 London International Shipping Week 7-11 September 2015.
Of note, the Human Rights at Sea initiative was conceived during LISW 2013 where the underlying proposition that “Human rights apply at sea, as equally as they do on land” was first used.
LISW will be the ‘must attend’ event of 2015, offering over 100 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.
The sell-out one-day LISW Conference and Gala Dinner, both on Thursday 10 September, will attract the very highest level government and shipping leaders from the UK and around the world to crown what promises to be another amazing week.
Rt Hon John Hayes, UK Shipping Minister, pictured here with members of the LISW 2015 Steering Group
A major event of the week will be the one-day LISW Conference and Gala Dinner, to be held on Thursday 10 September. The Conference will be held at the spectacular Willis Building in the heart of the City of London, where industry leaders and top government speakers will focus on London at the heart of maritime. Later in the evening, the Gala Dinner (preceded by a Champagne Reception) will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, one of the most luxurious five-star hotels in London.
The UK is the leading centre worldwide in the supply of a broad range of professional and business services to the international maritime community, accounting for 21% of premiums in international marine insurance, over $64bn in committed ship finance (or 15% of the world loan book) and it has the largest concentration of legal service firms specialising in the sector.
London is also the predominant supplier of shipbroking services worldwide and is the major player when it comes to maritime dispute resolution. London continues to be a major port and trading hub too. The second biggest port in the UK it is also home to the UK’s busiest inland waterway for freight, passengers and a centre for sporting events.
London International Shipping Week is organised by Shipping Innovation – a joint venture between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot – in association with Maritime UK partners The Baltic Exchange, Maritime London, and the UK Chamber of Shipping, and with TheCityUK, the independent promotional body for UK financial and professional services.