Upcoming events

Bangladesh International Marine And Offshore Expo 2018

Event: Bangladesh International Marine And Offshore Expo 2018 (BIMOX)
Dates: 6 – 8 September 2018
Location:  GEC Convention Center, Chittagong
Website: www.marine-bangladesh.com

Bangladesh International Marine And Offshore Expo 2018 (BIMOX) is an international maritime and offshore industrial event that brings an international congregation of companies together in the heart of the maritime industry in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is a maritime nation with 9,000 sq km of territorial waters, 720 km long coastline. At present 10,000 inland and coastal ships and 36 foreign going ships are plying all over the country, which carries more than 90% of total oil product, 70% of cargo and 35% of passengers. More than 150,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers are employed in this labor-intensive sector. In the last 10 years it has attracted attention of many investors in shipbuilding. Two million people are related directly or indirectly with the shipbuilding industry. Shipbuilding is a growing industry in Bangladesh with great potential.


IMPA London

Events: IMPA London
Dates: 11 - 12th September 2018
Location: QEII Centre in London
Website: www.mpaevents.com/london2018

IMPA London is the Association’s flagship event, bringing together world leaders in the shipping industry for a two-day exhibition and conference. This year, the event is on the 11th and 12th of September at the QEII Centre in London. Attendees can expect a lively debate on topics at the forefront of the industry, influencing future strategies and leadership.

Whether you’re meeting old acquaintances or making new ones, the exhibition allows you to meet representatives from a diverse range of shipping companies, creating strong relationships for the future. With more than 140 exhibiting companies, from ship spares to logistics, fuel solutions and innovative technologies, this is a must-attend for any purchaser with global ambitions.

The exhibition, however, is only the tip of the iceberg, as the IMPA Conference invites you to dive deeper into the trends of Maritime’s future. This year, we’re excited to welcome K D Adamson as our keynote speaker; a world-renowned futurist, she will lead the timetable on disruptive technologies, global trends and the future of marine procurement. For a small sum, you may immerse yourself for the day in talks with senior IMPA members, outside speakers and attendees such as yourselves – challenging current ideas and forging ones of your own.

With so many amazing opportunities on offer, the IMPA London event is always the talk of the industry, but this year is particularly special for the Association. As IMPA celebrates 40 years, please come and toast to our successes of the past, and an even brighter outlook for the future. Register here for your place at IMPA London 2018.

Register here for your place at IMPA London 2018.

IMPA Greece

Events: IMPA Greece
Dates: 18th September
Location: Eugenides Foundation
Website: www.impaevents.com/greece2018

The second annual IMPA Greece Purchaser’s Forum welcomes you aboard in Athens on the 18th of September 2018. After a roaring success last year, the event returns to break new boundaries for procurement professionals. With high-level supplier speakers, procurement professionals are invited to not only learn from one another but explore purchasing techniques from both sides. This event seeks to tackle the difficult problems faced every day – when models go askew or when entering a new, tricky market – in order to help grow your skills and knowledge.

Focusing on procurement strategy, relationship management and general management skills, this is an opportunity to hone your established skills, build new ones, learn fresh perspectives and impart your valuable knowledge amongst your peers. With 180 attendees last year, this is an exclusive event to network in a relaxed atmosphere with representatives from across the industry. On the back of IMPA London a week before, this is the perfect supplementary forum to discuss and debate your most recent findings within a close-knit, inclusive group of IMPA members and associates.

Athens has a thriving maritime community, which IMPA is proud to call itself a part of and an ambassador for, so come and be a part of it.IMPA Singapore

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IMPA Singapore

Events: IMPA Singapore
Dates: 4th - 5th October
Location: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Website: www.impaevents.com/singapore2018

IMPA Singapore is the place for buyers and suppliers to network, learn and debate. Set amongst the stunning backdrop of a truly global city, Singapore represents the diverse, vibrant and inclusive culture that IMPA has endeavoured to build in many years past. So, join us on the 4th and 5th of October to partake in what is sure to be another lively and prosperous event for all.

IMPA Singapore brings a certain exclusivity for purchasers, with 25 industry-leading supplier exhibitors offering a range of specialist services to cater for all needs. There are opportunities for product showcases and even book exclusive one-to-one sessions and networking opportunities in order to meet your individual needs and objectives.

Encapsulating the never-ending desire for progress in the maritime industry, the programme of presentations have undergone a shake-up this year. By identifying three core groups of attendees (0-3 years of experience, 3-5 years, and 5+ years), the programme is tailored to each group’s needs – with purchasers able to pick and choose which talk is most relevant to them.

Entering its 5th year, IMPA Singapore continues to shape the future for maritime professionals, creating fresh debates with an ever-expanding list of suppliers and purchasers. So, join us for free talks, an exciting exhibition and an exclusive networking opportunity over cocktails.

Register here for your place at IMPA Singapore 2018.

Malta Maritime Summit 2018

Malta Maritime Summit 2018
 Malta Maritime Summit
Dates: 1 – 5  October 2018
Location: Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta
Website: www.maltamaritimesummit.com

The first Malta Maritime Summit, held on the eve of Malta’s presidency of the Council of the European Union in October 2016, turned out to be an even greater success than expected. With this success still very vivid Malta Maritime team is looking forward to the second edition which will be held between the 1st and the 5th October, 2018.

Again this is a unique opportunity where highly influential international maritime executives will meet, to discuss and analyse the current European Union Maritime strategy and its global impact particularly on the European stakeholders and players. The conference will be spread over four and half days and is intended to stimulate various debates with the scope of reaching conclusions and make proposals which will be formally presented to the Prime Minister and other policymakers in Malta as well as to the various international stakeholders for their consideration. 

20th Singapore International Bunkering Conference & Exhibition

SiBCON 2018 

Event: 20th Singapore International Bunkering Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 2 – 5 October 2018
Location: Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Website: www.sibconsingapore.com

The 20th edition of the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) will be about inspiring change, rethinking scenarios and collaborating, all with a common purpose of growing business and the industry at large. It will be your opportunity to learn, engage and connect!

With over 1600 attendees expected at SIBCON 2018, key decision makers from the shipping and marine fuels community will converge in Singapore to outline market potential, growth segments, and strategies to operate in the current environment.

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Innovation and experience merge at INMEX SMM India

Event: Innovation and experience merge at INMEX SMM India
Dates: 3rd – 5th October 2019
Location: Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai 
Website: www.inmex-smm-india.com

INMEX SMM India is committed to creating a platform for global manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their state-of-the-art products to key buyers from South Asia to improve and upgrade our Maritime Industries.

Backed by years of experience and the combined forces of Informa Exhibitions and Hamburg Messe und Congress, the 2019 edition will bring buyers and manufacturers from across the globe to do business at the shipping capital of India, Mumbai.

Why should you exhibit at INMEX SMM India 2019?

  • Whether you are looking to expand awareness about a new product or technology, gather competitive research, enhance your reputation in the market, or simply meet new clients, INMEX SMM India can help your company navigate the course to success.

  • Showcase your products and services in India, to ship management companies, owners and distributors from South Asia.

  • With the financial backing of their governments, a healthy dose of foreign investment, scheduled infrastructure developments and business-friendly regulations, South Asian countries are securing some of the biggest deals in shipbuilding.

  • Targeted conferences on ports, hinterland connectivity, inland shipping and the maritime business to attract the right audience for your brand.

15th Trans Middle East 2018

Event: 15th Trans Middle East 2018
Dates: 23 - 25 October 2018
 Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan
Website:  www.transportevents.com

Trans Middle East continues to be the market leading annual Maritime Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics Exhibition and Conference for The Middle East in its 15th successful year!

The 15th Trans Middle East 2018 Exhibition and Conference will take place for the first time in the dynamic emerging economy of Jordan at the luxurious 5-star Intercontinental Aqaba Resort from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 October 2018 hosted by Aqaba Container Terminal.

A two days Conference will feature 30 world-class conference speakers addressing topical issues and challenges on global transportation and logistics attended by a gathering of 400 senior government officials, Industry principals, academics; senior executive harbour masters, harbour engineers, port engineers, maintenance supervisors and procurement decision makers together with the region’s leading shippers, cargo owners, importers / exporters, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistics companies, ports, terminal operating companies, railway operators, port equipment and services suppliers from countries throughout The Middle East.

There is also the commercial opportunity for 60 exhibitors and sponsors to network directly with the conference delegates.

23rd Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit

23rd Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit
Dates: 24 & 25 of October 2018 
Location: London, UK
Website www.wplgroup.com
Conference Fee: Full Price £1595

ACI’s 23rd Maritime HR & Crew Management conference will focus on how shipping companies have successfully coped with the increasing demands of regulations and technology on the modern seafarer’s skill set. Crew competence has never been more highly valued and in today’s climate making sure valuable crew are retained is an absolute priority. Join us in this year to learn more of how ship operators are meeting this challenge. The conference will bring together various key industry stake-holders including Ship-owners, Ship-mangers & associated solution providers, fuel solutions, IT & data associations, consultants & technology providers.

Key Topics:

  • Regulatory Updates & Requirements
  • Game-Changing Challenges and Opportunities in Maritime, Crewing and Training
  • The Human Factor in Training
  • Choosing Effective Strategies in Recruitment Process
  • The Future of European Cruise industry Crew Supply, Recruitment & on Boarding
  • Safety and Cost optimization in Crew Management
  • Digital Transformation in HR and Crew Management

ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed - Delegates will be drawn from the Shipping Operators including VP’s, Directors and Managers of: HR, Crew & Personnel, HSEQ, Manning and Training. Also present will be the relevant authorities involved in the development and training of crew.

For 15% members/subscribers discounted registration or for the updated brochure, please contact Mohammad Ahsan on +44 (0)20 3141 0606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018

Seatrade Maritime Middle EastEvent: Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018
Dates: 29-31 October 2018
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
Website: www.seatrade-middleeast.com

The region’s largest gathering of shipping and maritime industry decision makers. Seatrade Maritime Middle East attracts nearly 8,000 attendees from across 90 countries who specifically use this platform to do business.

The three days will include a thought-provoking, educational conference programme. Brand new to Seatrade Maritime Middle East and featuring in this year’s agenda is a dynamic, interactive debate covering the topic of digitalisation in the maritime industry. Taking part in this discussion is a stellar line-up of some of the biggest names in shipping.

The event website will provide you with all of the latest updates, make sure you check it out!

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Ocean Energy Europe 2018

Ocean Energy Europe 2018Event: Ocean Energy Europe 2018
Dates: 30 October, 2018 - 31 October, 2018
Location : EICC, Edinburgh, Scotland
Website: www.oceanenergy-europe.eu

Ocean Energy Europe is the largest network of ocean energy professionals in the world. 115 organisations, including Europe’s leading utilities, industrialists and research institutes, trust Ocean Energy Europe to represent the interests of Europe’s ocean energy sector.

Ocean Energy Europe’s objective is to create a strong environment for the development of ocean energy, improve access to funding and enhance business opportunities for its members. To achieve this, we engage with the European Commission, Council, Parliament, European Investment Bank, and national ministries on all dossiers affecting the sector, such energy, climate, finance, grid and consenting.

The results are undeniable: in past two years the sector’s profile has increased significantly, and EU support accordingly. For example, Horizon 2020 allocated €130m to the sector in the 2014-2017 period only.

Support this mission and join the largest network of ocean energy professionals in the world. Contact: Rob Flynn, Communication & Membership Manager
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+32 2400 1040 



21st Ballast Water Management Conference

21st Ballast Water Management Conference
Dates: 7 – 8 November 2018
Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Website: www.wplgroup.com


ACI’s 21st Ballast Water Management Conference will once again bring together senior executives and experts from Shipping Companies, technology providers, leading associations and top service providers to discuss the latest challenges and developments    making an impact on the industry.

The 2017 event took place in Antwerp, Belgium and brought  together industry professionals from organisations including BIMCO, Bocimar, Port of Amsterdam,  DHI, Alfa Laval, Lloyd’s Register and many more.

This year’s edition will look at the current state of the industry in depth and look into potential new solutions to ship-owners, as well as analyse the experiences faced by the industry since the ratification took place. The Conference will also attempt to look into the future of the industry and predict how things will develop in the coming years.

Due to time implications and various regulation changes many questions are left to be answered. How will type approval effect the deadlines for compliance? What current options are available for the ship-owners? How are suppliers going to guarantee the systems meet requirements for both regulatory bodies?

ACI’s 21st Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of selection, installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place.  The conference will also address Type Approval and system excellences for the BWT System Manufacturers


Malaysia International Marine Expo (MIMEX) 2018

Event: Malaysia International Marine Expo (MIMEX) 2018
Dates: 7 – 9 November 2018
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC)
Website: www.marine-malaysia.com

Malaysia International Marine Expo (MIMEX) 2018 is an international maritime and offshore industrial event that brings an international congregation of companies together in Malaysia. It is slated to be Malaysia’s most comprehensive international business platform encompassing all aspects of safeguarding, ship building, ship repairs, shipping, maritime engineering, offshore engineering & technology, ports & logistics and more. The event is an exceptional meeting point for the global maritime community in Malaysia, a region where the industry remains buoyant and strong growth is set to occur. Malaysia international Marine Expo (MIMEX) 2017 will brings together leading industry players. 

Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018

Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018Event:
Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018
Dates: 20 – 21 November 2018
Location: Dubai - Venue coming soon
Website: www.dmic.ae

Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 is where the Industry chief minds discuss and minimize the key issues affecting the marine Insurance procedures and the state of the worldwide marine insurance market.

Developed in collaboration with the high-end Marine experts, DMIC centers on the aspirations of community pursuing a career in the Maritime industry as thriving and vibrant Maritime nation.

In today’s fast changing world, attending DMIC becomes a “must” to survive in this tough discipline.

• Know your policy from the Marine insurance experts • Learn the new regulations to secure and cultivate your business. • Discuss the emerging ideas and alternative solutions • Present your company among the globe of industry leaders

13th Arctic Shipping Summit

13th Arctic Shipping Summit
Dates: 5 & 6 December 2018
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Website: www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/arctic-shipping-summit-europe/
Conference Fee: Full Price £1595 (£240 Discount Code – MASe6MKT)

ACI’s Arctic Shipping Summit is moving to an exciting new location in Hamburg, Germany for its 13th edition in the series and will take on a new look for December 2018. ACI are bringing together stakeholders from all parts of the Arctic to discuss their involvement in the ever changing Northern Shipping Route.

The two day conference will bring together companies and organisations such as National Coastguards, Senior Arctic Government Officials, Shipping Companies, LNG Projects, Lawyers, P&I Clubs, Arctic Researchers and Lecturers and many more. This will allow for an interactive and open conference which can provide each agent with as much networking and discussion as possible.

Key Topics:

  • The Polar Code: Where does The Industry Currently Stand
  • Examining New Arctic Infrastructure Developments
  • Insurance Concerns- Understanding Risk in Arctic Shipping
  • Assessing the Geo-Political Landscape in the Arctic: How does this effect The Shipping Industry?
  • Shipping in the Arctic: Practical Case Studies of Operations
  • Arctic Cruises: How is This Emerging Industry Evolving?
  • Meeting Training Requirements and Guaranteeing Crew Competence
  • The Future of Arctic Shipping

For £240 Media Partner’s members/subscriber discount or for the updated brochure, contact Mohammad Ahsan on +44 (0)20 3141 0606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit

Operational Excellence in Energy and Utilities SummitEvent: 
The Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit
Dates: 26 – 28 November 2018
Location: Toronto, ON
Website: opexinenergyandutilities.iqpc.com

The Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit is coming to Toronto this November 26-28, 2018 and will bring together leading industry professionals operating in high-risk industries. 

There is simply no better opportunity this year to meet with so many industry experts, all presenting at the event and there to answer your most pressing questions.


The 6th edition of PHILIPPINES MARINE 2019

Event: The 6th edition of PHILIPPINES MARINE 2019
Date: 18 - 20 June 2019
Location:  SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Philippines
Website  www.philmarine.com

The 6th edition of PHILIPPINES MARINE 2019 Co-Located with Shipbuild, Oshore, Oil & Gas and Naval Defense Philippines 2019 is the only specialized Maritime, Shipbuilding, Oil & Gas and Naval Defense event in Philippines that brings together an international congregation of Maritime, Shipbuilding, Oil & Gas, Naval Defense and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital of Manila, to showcase the latest developments in the Maritime industry and to improve the current shipbuilding technology and equipment to help maintain Philippines current status as the World’s #4 largest shipbuilding industry.

The event will be held on 18 - 20 June 2019 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Philippines
Please log on to www.philmarine.com to find out more about our event.

China (Shanghai) International Boat Show

China (Shanghai) International Boat Show
Dates: 20 – 23 June, 2019
Location: Hall 1H & 2H in National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai)
Website: www.boatshowchina.com/en-us/Home

Inaugurated in 1996, CIBS is the most comprehensive and longest established boat & yacht exhibition in Asia, which covers the whole boating industry chain. As the ideal regional platform to feature boating products, equipment, technologies and services, CIBS received 35,061 visits from 70+ countries and regions and hosted 609 exhibitors in 2018.

The 24th CIBS will take place in National Exhibition & Convention Center (Shanghai) from June 20th to 23rd, 2019. The show is confident to provide the best professional platform in Asia for marine industry leaders and enthusiasts to meet, network, source new suppliers, build relationships with existing partners and shape the future of the boating industry.