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Global support for LISW

02 December 2013

The organizers of London International Shipping Week have announced that maritime businesses are already lining up to support the next edition of this flagship industry event, set to take place in 2015.

As ShowMeTransport.com reported earlier today, the next edition of LISW will take place on 7-11 September 2015, with a host of conferences, seminars and parties being held in venues across the UK capital.

According to the event organizer, Shipping Innovation, maritime businesses are already "lining up to support this flagship industry event, which benefits from the backing of the UK Government and the global shipping industry".

Sean Moloney, Director of LISW organiser Shipping Innovation, said: "We are delighted to announce that London International Shipping Week will again take place. Following the success of this year’s inaugural event we consulted widely throughout the UK and international maritime sectors and are pleased that the decision to run the event in two years’ time has the total support of the shipping industry and government."

The first London International Shipping Week attracted thousands of delegates to the UK capital to attend more than 70 maritime events, including a high-level Government reception at Lancaster House, a Downing Street summit, well-attended conferences and a Gala dinner.

Speaking after this year’s LISW packed programme, UK Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond said: "Very simply, it was an outstanding success, creating a buzz well beyond expectations. I am sure this will resonate for some time to come."

"I fully expect London International Shipping Week to become a regular fixture of the industry calendar," Kenneth MacLeod, UK Chamber of Shipping predicted.

A special LISW Launch Event is planned for September 2014 to introduce the conference themes, to welcome the new sponsors and to set the ball rolling for 2015. Anyone wishing to participate in the LISW Launch Event should email info@shippinginnovation.com for more details.

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