Inmarsat to support London International Shipping Week

15 June 2016: Inmarsat will again be lead diamond sponsor of London International Shipping Week (LISW) when the illustrious biennial event returns to the UK capital in September 2017.

LISW offers over 160 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 one-day LISW17 conference and gala dinner, to be held on 14 September next year, will attract the very highest level government and shipping industry leaders from the UK and around the world for the high point of the week’s activities.

Maritime highlight

“London International Shipping Week is a highlight in the global maritime calendar,” said Ronald Spithout, President Inmarsat Maritime.

“The UK has been a driving force in the maritime industry from the beginning. Being at the heart of a hugely successful event in London reflects Inmarsat’s heritage as a UK-based organisation and also highlights the continued role of the UK as a hub for innovation.

“Following the recent launch of our Fleet Xpress service, LISW 2017 is an ideal opportunity to engage with friends from all areas of the global maritime sector to take forward the dialogue on what the Internet of Everywhere means for shipping, and how the next generation of ship-to-shore connectivity is redefining what’s possible for enhancing operations, crew welfare and safety at sea.”

High calibre

This adds to a number of confirmed sponsorships including The Baltic Exchange (Gold) and law firm Hill Dickinson LLP (Bronze).

Jeremy Penn, Chairman of the LISW Steering Group said: “I am delighted that LISW 2017 is already attracting sponsorship from organisations of such a high calibre. This highlights the strong reputation that LISW has built over the last few years as a leading event in the maritime calendar, and suggests that LISW 2017 will be another huge success.”