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Women in Maritime

WISTA International

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organisation for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. It is a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA seeks to enhance members’ competence and empower career success.

WISTA is growing and has about 3000 members in 40 countries worldwide. WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members. Visit the website for the latest information.



On behalf of the WISTA The Netherlands board, I look forward to welcoming you to the WISTA 2017 Conference held in the beautiful city of Rotterdam. We are proud to have been chosen by the NWAs to organize the 2017 International AGM & Conference. Rotterdam is a world-class business metropolis, with a port that is among the biggest worldwide and serves as the gateway to Europe. Rotterdam offers endless possibilities for conferences like ours. With great maritime events surrounding our Conference date, this could be the opportunity for you to visit the Offshore Energy, the METS or the EUROPORT Exhibition during the fall of 2017.

It is with honour and passion that we will organize the WISTA 2017 Conference to emphasize once more the strong, professional networking organization that WISTA is. Looking forward to sharing experiences about mentoring, sharing knowledge, building networks and business relationships with not only our 140 strong and ambitious Dutch WISTA members, but with all of you coming from all continents.

Our conference website was launched December 15th of 2016, so don’t miss out on all the information and visit http://www.wista2017international.com. Check it regularly to be the first to read about programme updates, speaker details and much more.

Confirm your attendance by completing your online registration before the 15thof February 2017 and take advantage of the early bird rate. Via our conference website you can also book a room in the 5* Mainport hotel (conference venue) or the 4* Inntel hotel (adjacent to the conference venue) at very favourable rates.

WISTA the Netherlands is looking forward to welcoming you!

Yours sincerely,

Michon-Jolân Bullen
President WISTA the Netherlands