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LISW 2019 Conference

9th September 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST


The event is full – sorry our waiting list is now closed due to the high volume of people wishing to attend. Our networking event is still open.

WISTA Conference LISW 2019

LISW 2019 – WISTA UK will be hosting its conference on the opening day Monday 9th September.

As in previous LISWs, the sessions will be challenging, educational and exploring the key issues facing our sectors. Our final session will be in conjunction with Maritime UK’s Women’s Taskforce giving an update on what has happened since the challenge given to us by John Hayes MP to bring for diversity into the maritime sector – pledge, charter, Speakers bank, Interview pool and much more.

Registration from 1 pm

The conference commences at 1.30pm to 5.45pm

Keynote speakers


Isabelle Rojon is a Principal Consultant at UMAS. Her work is focused on maritime greenhouse gas policies and governance and she has advised, inter alia, the International Maritime Organization, the World Bank and governments. Isabelle also pursues a doctoral degree at the UCL Energy Institute for which she investigates how to access climate finance for the decarbonization of the shipping industry. Before joining UMAS, she was a Senior Research & Editorial Executive at Fathom Maritime Intelligence, writing publications on environmental regulations and energy efficiency in the maritime industry, and has previously worked in the Energy & Environment Department of the research and consultancy company Ecorys in the Netherlands. Isabelle has a BA in Political and Economic Sciences from RWTH Aachen University, Germany and an MSc in Environmental Policy and Management from Utrecht University, the Netherlands.


Anne Lise Kjaer is a renowned futurist and entrepreneur. Born in Denmark and resident in London, Kjaer holds the honorary title of Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador. Recently, Singapore’s URA (Urban Development Authority) appointed her member of the IPE (International Panel of Experts) 2018-2021. Anne Lise Kjaer has delivered talks to over 50,000 people over the past two decades Kjaer has built an international reputation as an inspirational thinker and speaker. Her diverse outlook provides unique perspectives on global trends shaping tomorrow’s business and society. Author of The Trend Management Toolkit – A Practical Guide to the Future (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) Anne Lise Kjaer contributes to numerous academic papers and publications.


13.30 Welcome Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (TBC)
13.45 Keynote speech – Decarbonising the Maritime Sector – Futurist Keynote speaker Isabelle Rojon, Principal Consultant at UMAS (a sector focussed commercial advisory service)

14.00 Panel discussion – “Routes to Zero – IMO’s Zero emissions plan for the shipping sector”
Panellists so far include Paul Stuart-Smith Founder, Zero Carbon Finance Limited and Former COO Baltic Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited. Dr. Tristan Smith UCL, who has three principle fields of research interest: Low Carbon Shipping The development and implementation of technologies and operational practices for the reduction of CO2 emission from shipping, Katharine Palmer Lloyd’s Register global head of sustainability for LR’s Marine & Offshore, Claire McAllister Head of Maritime Environment, Technology and Innovation at Department for Transport, Dr Martin Stopford non-executive President of Clarkson Research Services and Isabelle Rojon.

15.00 Book launch from The Nautical Institute and Tabletop exercise: Electronic evidence: smart working in practice, led by Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing and Membership, The Nautical Institute. The exercise will examine the development of electronic evidence in the casualty investigation.

15.45 Break – English High Tea

16.00 Maritime UK and WISTA UK joint session:

Introduction – Sue Terpilowski, President WISTA UK

16.10 Keynote speech: Future of the workplace. Anne Lise Kjaer, renowned futurist and entrepreneur, Copenhagen goodwill ambassador, author and media commentator

16.30 Launch of Maritime and Me Project aiming to increase and retain female talent in the maritime sector by Prof Averil MacDonald and Sue Terpilowski

17.15 Address by the Minister for Shipping Nusrat Ghani MP (TBC)

17.30 Vote of thanks, President WISTA UK and Maritime UK’s Women’s Taskforce Sue Terpilowski

18.00 Networking (in conjunction with ABP) – separate booking needed for the networking event

2200 Close

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9th September 2019
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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