Maritime Cyprus 2019" Conference kicks off today in Limassol, on the south coast of the island, with the participation of more than 800 shipping executives from around the globe.
The Conference will be held at the “Carob Mill Conference Centre”, between 7th and 9th October 2019 and will focus on the theme of “Sea Change”.
The conference will be opened today by the Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades.
The "Maritime Cyprus" Conference is organised every two years by the Shipping Deputy Ministry in cooperation with the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners
Maritime Cyprus is celebrating 30 years since it was first held in 1989. Since then, it has grown into one of the world’s most significant and most attended shipping conferences. Its status now gives it a prominent position in the calendar of many shipping executives, including owners and managers as well as those in charge of organisations with shipping related activities
The Conference brings together more than 800 participants, including shipowners, shipping executives, regulators and state officials from all over the world, including over 40 high-profile, high-calibre speakers.
This year’s exciting line-up will include discussions on all important topics relevant to the shipping industry, including shifts in established business models, regulatory challenges, environmental protection and the impact of technological transformation.
Distinguished guests such as the IMO Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Kitack Lim, the European Commissioner for Transport, the Presidents of ECSA, ICS and BIMCO, as well as renowned shipowners and world class experts will be taking part in the discussions.
According to a press release, the main aim of the conference is to operate as a forum where important and current issues relating to international shipping are presented by distinguished speakers and subsequently discussed by the international shipping community, thereby helping to formulate sound and well balanced decisions and policies on crucial shipping issues.
"Maritime Cyprus" Conference also offers the opportunity to the participants to become familiar with the strong maritime tradition of Cyprus, its people and its environment. Its complete shipping infrastructure constitutes an invaluable asset, both for the expanded Europe and for the international shipping community in general.
“Our endeavour is for Cyprus to maintain and enhance its role as an advanced, proactive, competitive maritime nation with a positive contribution both in Europe and internationally”, the press release concludes.