Shipowners Forum

Hamburg / 4 September 2018

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Thank you for attending the 2018 Forum

TradeWinds hosted its signature Shipowners Forum at the SMM international maritime trade fair on 4 September 2018. 


Innovative players from Germany and overseas met to discuss their strategies to manage and succeed. Delegates also heard the outlook on markets and the global economy from influential speakers in 2 lively discussion and debate sessions on German's New Dawn and Global Ambition.

Securing key industry speakers and panelists is key to the success of TradeWinds Shipowners Forums. Speakers in 2018 included:

• Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization
• Stephen Gordon, Offshore and Energy, Shipping and Trade, valuations, Clarksons
• Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Executive Officer, Hapag-Lloyd
Registration for the 2020 forum will open in June 2020. To view photos from the 2018 event please click here
For more information please contact

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2018 Speakers Included

Put your questions to a hand-picked panel of shipping’s most experienced and knowledgeable individuals, learn and challenge their business strategies and discover what makes them tick. Among the speakers you will hear from:

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Rolf Habben Jansen
Kitack Lim
International Maritime Organisation
Alexander Oetker
Founder & CEO
A.O. Shipping
Isabelle Rickmers
Managing Director
ZEABORN Ship Management
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2018 Sponsors Included

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Become a Sponsor

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TradeWinds Shipowner Forums bring together the industry's most influential figures at events worldwide, offering unparalleled networking opportunities to sponsors. 

In a digital age, opportunities for networking in person are increasingly rare yet ever more valuable. As such, TradeWinds Shipowner Forums offer sponsors a unique opportunity to strengthen existing relationships with peers, establish fresh alliances, as well as meet maritime's movers and makers. 

As the world's number one shipping news service, only TradeWinds has the global resources, strategic partners and industry insight to host this prestigious series of global forums. 

Put your company where it needs to be: in the spotlight.

As a sponsor you will be able to target the people who matter most to your business: the high-profile personalities, key decision makers and heavy hitters that only TradeWinds can bring together under one roof. 

Watch what happens when you harness your brand to ours. 

For more information email, or call +44 20 7645 2311.

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