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Women in Maritime

Call for speakers

1st August 2017

Call for Speakers WISTA UK, LISW 2017

WISTA UK is hosting their LISW 2017 (London International Shipping Week 2017) conference again at one of London’s prestigious venues City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA.

11 September 2017 from 14.00 to 17.45.
Followed by networking evening at the iconic London Living Room, 9th Floor at City Hall, in association with Associated British Ports.

The conference will be in the Mayor of London’s Chamber, which is a purpose built auditorium with fixed seating for 250 delegates.

Both events are free to attend.

In 2015 the conference was oversubscribed and the audience was predominantly female, middle to senior management and international with delegates from over 10 countries.

The conference theme is:  Autonomous, Robotics and loT what is the reality now and in the near future?

14.00 – 15.00       Where are we today and what needs to happen to have a really fully integrated supply chain including Ships, Ports, Supply Chain Collaboration Platform, Land logistics

15.00- 16.00        What does this need to make it really happen. Current platforms, open source platforms, block chains – getting out of silo mentality

16.00 – 16.30      What regulatory changes and new legislations are needed? Legal, IMO and security.

16.30 – 17.45      What does this means for careers, readdressing the gender imbalance

We are looking for speakers who will take on these subjects and provide thought provoking ideas that lead to good debating sessions. Each speaker will have 5 minutes to address the topic (we don’t want corporate presentations this time is to be used to address the subject) and each session will have a moderator who will ask challenging questions alongside ones from the audience.

Press will be in attendance.

Please send bios and a brief outline of your proposed presentation for consideration by the WISTA UK conference panel to events@wista-uk.net by 9 August 2017.

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