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TradeWinds Shipowners Forum in Hong Kong

Press Release   •   Aug 26, 2015 20:51 GMT

Norwegian news organisation TradeWinds is holding a Shipowners Forum at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on October 15th to mark its own 25th anniversary.

Delegates and guests will be welcomed by shipping figurehead and Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Holdings Sabrina Chao and TradeWinds’ Editor in Chief, Julian Bray. The programme includes some of the most recognised leaders in the maritime world, experts in their respective fields and highly effective communicators.

Guiding the day as moderator of the forum is Watson Farley & Williams Chairman and Partner, Frank Dunne who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience combined with a natural talent for bringing public forums alive. With the emphasis on informed discussion, the moderator / panel format promises a rich interaction between the speakers and audience.

The programme explores potential global game-changers in classification, insurance, shipmanagement and shipbroking, along with a session devoted to finance.

A potentially controversial ‘Counterpoint’ presentation tackles the future for ‘maritime Hong Kong’ while to wrap up, a high-power panel of owners and charterers will be the highlight for many.

Based on the successful Shipowners Forum, a concept originally developed by TradeWinds in Greece and now the highly regarded keynote of Posidonia, the event comprises an afternoon and evening of focused discussion and high-level networking.

The event has attracted generous sponsorship from top maritime brands names including Swiss bank Pictet, World Fuel Services, Wirana Shipping Corporation, Liberian Registry, Nautisk Forlag, Lloyd’s Register, ABS, Winterthur Gas & Diesel, Wartsila, the American P&I Club and Lucion Marine. The organisers are also grateful for the full support of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and valuable assistance from the Hong Kong Insurance Law Association, the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association, Invest Hong Kong, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong branch), the Nautical Institute and WISTA.

Attendance is by invitation only with a limited number of places available to purchase for non-shipowning companies. For more information, visit the website: 

TradeWinds Events is the conference arm of shipping news provider TradeWinds. We help move business forward through information exchange, stimulating fresh thinking and professional networking. We produce lively, independent and interactive conferences covering a wide range of maritime sectors, including ship building,  ship recycling, marine insurance, maritime security, offshore shipping and  technology, and vessel chartering. Each conference agenda is carefully designed to tackle the most topical and often controversial subjects. We do not offer time on the podium in exchange for sponsorship, but rather on the merits of the contribution and we continually appraise our performance via regular delegate feedback surveys