London Stock Exchange welcomes London International Shipping Week

London International Shipping Week (LISW) in just four years has firmly established itself as one of the biggest must-attend maritime events in the world. Focusing on the UK’s vital role in the positive development of global shipping and trade, an issue that has become even more important following the Brexit vote which will take the UK out of the European Union.

LISW 2017 comprises over 150 separate events, attracting thousands of maritime professionals to some of the most prestigious venues in London, including 10 Downing St, Lancaster House, British Library, Baltic Exchange, City Hall, Trinity House, Houses of Parliament, Lloyd’s Building, Grosvenor House Hotel, London Stock Exchange and many more.

The biennial LISW is considered the pinnacle of maritime networking for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry, including government regulators, insurers, bankers, lawyers, charterers, shipowners and operators, ship managers, fuel suppliers, marine surveyors, shipbrokers, ports and terminals and all manner of maritime service providers.

"The UK is still the leading centre worldwide in the supply of a broad range of professional and business services to the international maritime community, and it has the largest concentration of financial and legal service firms specialising in the sector. LISW is helping the UK to consolidate its leading position and to build on its success."
says Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, co-creator of LISW and Director of Shipping Innovation Ltd, the event organiser.

"London International Shipping Week’s importance to the industry is unquestioned, bringing together maritime leaders from across the world to look at the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. I’m proud the Government is once again involved, we look forward to working closely together and delivering an innovative and high profile week of events in 2017"
says UK Shipping & Ports Minister The Rt Hon John Hayes MP.

"LISW has been able to market London and the UK in a way that I have not seen during my professional career,"
says leading London lawyer, Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport at Norton Rose Fulbright.

LISW was created and is organised by Shipping Innovation – a joint venture between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot – in association with the British Ports Association, the Department for Transport, The Baltic Exchange, Maritime London, Maritime UK, the UK Chamber of Shipping, UK Major Ports Group, and TheCityUK.