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03 May 2024

The Nordic Maritime Forum 2024 will happen in Oslo

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In the heart of maritime excellence in Oslo, Norway, the stage is set for the Nordic Maritime Forum 2024 to bring together industry leaders, ranging from shipowners, ship managers, ports, regulators, and classification societies to technology companies and suppliers, for two days of dynamic discourse and collaboration. With dates fixed for June 18th and 19th, this eagerly anticipated event will serve as a foundational platform for delving into the key themes shaping the maritime…

17 Apr 2024

Maritime Risk Symposium 2024 – Great Power Competition and Gray Zone Engagement

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For 15 years the Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS), an annual three-day event, has brought together government and maritime industry leaders, port representatives, international and domestic researchers and solution providers to examine current and emerging threats to maritime security. World events highlight that maritime security is increasingly at risk during the current period of great-power competition and ongoing conflicts. The active competition between nations who are not…

31 Jan 2024

Event: Hamburg Maritime Forum Set for April 2024

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On April 16th and 17th, maritime stakeholders from around the globe will converge in the historic Altona Fischauktionshalle for the highly anticipated 3rd Hamburg Maritime Forum. This prestigious event promises two days of insightful discussions, innovative solutions, and collaborative initiatives aimed at shaping the future of the maritime industry.Attendees representing a diverse spectrum of the maritime sector will grace the forum with their presence. Among them are shipowners…

17 Aug 2023

Event Preview: American Maritime Forum October 24-25, 2023, Miami

IGGS Group, a maritime networking specialist, is taking the helm to organize the American Maritime Forum in Miami on October 24-25, 2023. This event carries significant weight within the maritime sector, bringing together key players from the local, American, and global dimensions. After research and engagements with industry leaders, Miami was identified as the perfect setting to host this international gathering.Bringing together shipowners, ship managers, shipbuilders, ports…

01 Jun 2023

HIMC23: Port Houston to Host Maritime Conference

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Leveraging its position as a Top 5 Container Port in the U.S., Port Houston will host its 2nd annual Houston International Maritime Conference (HIMC23) on October 30 – November 1, 2023. The conference will tackle broad maritime industry challenges and opportunities that will shape the entire global supply chain, with specific focus on Port Houston’s commitment to investment, growth and readiness for the future.“HIMC23 is designed to not only illustrate how Port Houston is in growth mode…

06 Feb 2023

EVENT: Reuters U.S. Offshore Wind Returns to Boston

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Reuters Events has officially launched their flagship offshore wind event, US Offshore Wind 2023 (USOW23) being held in the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, July 11-12, 2023.The event will unite more than 1000 offshore wind developers, utilities, OEMs, financiers, and supply chain executives, hosting industry-breaking discussions covering all corners of project development, from permitting through to construction.Click here to see the Speaker and Agenda line-upU.S. Offshore Wind ConfEx 2023 will feature more than 70 speakers across two tracks…

24 Oct 2022

Inland Waterways in Focus: Balancing Maintenance and Operational Requirements

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The integrity of the marine transportation system as a key plank in a country's economic prosperity is in heightened focus today, with logistics snarls contributing to fast rising inflation. Maintaining the integrity of the vast U.S. inland waterway system - with more than 12,000 miles of inland and intracoastal waterways including 218 lock chambers at 176 sites - is the focus of the Maritime Risk Symposium 2022, a 2.5-day conference scheduled for November 15-17, hostd by Argonne National Laboraty's TCS Conference Center.On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, James P.

12 Apr 2022

Interferry 2022 'Call for Papers'

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Interferry has launched a call for papers addressing the ‘Power and People’ themes of its 46th annual conference taking place in Seattle, Washington, in October 2022.Under the Power theme, presentations are invited on any sustainable, future-proof vessel powering options and the related challenges – notably the regulatory targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions of some 50% by 2030 and a ‘net zero’ scenario by 2050. With electrification emerging as the ferry industry’s key driver towards these goals…

16 Sep 2021

CIMAC World Congress: The Place Where the Large Engine Industry Meets

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Every three years, the large engine industry meets for the CIMAC World Congress. Next year, after Helsinki in 2016 and Vancouver in 2019, Busan in South Korea will host the CIMAC Congress from June 13 -17, 2022. Shipbuilding is dominated by Asia with South Korea as key player for decades. So, there is good reason for the Congress to meet there.But, to first address the question that is currently being asked the most: Against the background of the pandemic, will the congress really take place? No one can know for sure, and there is certainly no guarantee.

13 Jul 2021

Registration Open for the 2021 Maritime Risk Symposium

The University of Houston’s College of Technology will host the 12th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2021), in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences, from November 2-4, 2021, at the at the University of Houston’s Student Center-South.The Maritime Risk Symposium is an annual three-day conference in which government and maritime industry leaders, port representatives, researchers, and solution providers convene to examine current and emerging threats to maritime security.

02 Jul 2021

Registration opens for the 2021 Maritime Risk Symposium in Houston

The University of Houston’s College of Technology will host the 12th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2021), in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences, from November 2-4, 2021, at the at the University of Houston’s Student Center-South.The Maritime Risk Symposium is an annual three-day conference in which government and maritime industry leaders, port representatives, researchers, and solution providers convene to examine current and emerging threats to maritime security.

28 Aug 2020

Maritime Risk Symposium 2020: Maritime Resilience in Black Swan Events

In 2007, scholar Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who holds a doctorate from the University of Paris, wrote a bestselling book titled “Black Swan,” which proposed a theory involving unpredictable events with significant impact. Taleb believed that a black swan event was an outlier with significant impact and, once it occurs, is the source of deep reflection and rationalization. Since the book’s publication, a significant number of research efforts have been developed to consider possible black swan events that significantly impact the Maritime Transportation System (MTS) and the Maritime Global Commons.

07 Apr 2020

IADC Postpones June Events to Late 2020

In line with many maritime and offshore organizations and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) announced that it was postponing two June 2020 events until the autumn of 2020.-- The Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation in Delft, initially planned for June 8-12, will be moved to September. The new dates will be announced as soon as possible.-- The CEDA-IADC Course Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure in The Hague, initially planned for June 23-24, will be moved to December 1-2, 2020.At this time, the date for the Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation organised for October 5-9 in Singapore is not affected.

19 Mar 2019

Cruise Meet at Posidonia Forum

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The biennial Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will be held from May 28-29, 2019, at the Domotel Kastri Conference Center, in Athens’ northern suburbs. Here there will be more than 30 senior cruise executives responsible for ports and destinations from the world’s biggest cruise lines, including MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Holland America Group, Disney Cruise Line, Silversea Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and Celestyal Cruises among others.Elisabetta De Nardo, VP Port Development…