SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Keynote Speakers Announced

6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Take Place

Oct. 10-12, in Stamford, Conn.

 NORFOLK, Va. – July 6, 2017 – SHIPPINGInsight today announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the sixth annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The premier technology conference, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut.

Confirmed keynote speakers for SHIPPINGInsight 2017 are:

  • Lois Zabrocky, President and Chief Operating Officer, International Seaways Inc.
  • Cameron Mackey, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Scorpio Tankers Inc.
  • Elliot Gow, Chief Operating Officer, V.Group
  • Angus Campbell, Corporate Director of Energy Projects, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
  • Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas
  • Mark Darley, President of Americas Marine, Lloyd’s Register
  • Martial Claudepierre, LNG Business Development Director, Bureau Veritas Marine
  • Andy Davis, Director of Transport Assurance Practice, NCC Group

Capt. Michael Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Laurin Maritime (America), will return as Conference Chairman for 2017. More than 35 executives from shipowners and ship management companies have confirmed their participation in the conference as speakers or panel moderators.  Additional operational and management representatives from global shipping companies also attend to learn more about the changes occurring daily in the industry.

“Not since the shift from wind power to steam has the maritime industry seen such a seismic change in operational management,” stated Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Director of SHIPPINGInsight and an IMO Maritime Ambassador. “By having this conference take place during a continuing shipping recession means that owners and operators have to stay ahead on regulatory updates and new technologies.”

Last year’s conference broke participation records, with an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, including 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries. This year’s event will extend to 2 ½ days with themed panels and roundtable discussions, and over 19 hours of scheduled networking events.

Sponsorships and exhibit space are nearly sold out, but there are still a few opportunities available. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com for pricing and availability. For more information, visit www.shippinginsight.com.

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About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-owned and produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

 

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

Online Nominations for 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award Now Being Accepted

NORFOLK, Va. – May 3, 2017 – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award. The annual award will be presented at a luncheon on the opening day of the sixth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 10, in Stamford, Conn.

“The SHIPPINGInsight Award is given annually to a shipping company and its technology partner(s) for the successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative that advances the state of the art in ship and fleet automation,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes. “This is an opportunity to recognize the innovators who are changing the face of the shipping industry with creative new technologies.”

The winners will receive a binnacled captain’s clock in a polished wooden case with an engraved plaque, along with a framed certificate.

Entry forms may be downloaded at www.shippinginsight.com/awards-2. Nominations should be in the form of a case study describing the project and quantifiable results. A panel of independent judges will review nominations and select the winner.

Winners of the 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Award were Eagle Bulk Shipping, and its technology partners Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions. For a high-resolution image, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n66h3tsjwfyomdj/AADKUKNQncV7Y9ybFnKPDWRLa?dl=0.

Nominations must be submitted no later than Sept. 16, 2017. The $250 entry fee will be waived for SHIPPINGInsight Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors.

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

SHIPPINGInsight Announces Agenda for 2017

Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Take Place Oct. 10-12, in Stamford, Conn.

NORFOLK, Va. – April 24, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) SHIPPINGInsight today announced the agenda for the sixth annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The premier technology conference, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa in Stamford, Conn.

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 will feature two-and-a-half days of activities, with more panels, more speakers, more roundtables and more than 20 hours of scheduled networking events.

The conference agenda will include five themed sessions, each consisting of a panel followed by an open-discussion roundtable of experts. The sessions are:

  • The Efficient Ship
  • Digitalization
  • Fuel and Propulsion
  • Ship and Fleet Optimization
  • Regulatory Compliance

A high point of the agenda will be the presentation of the fourth annual SHIPPINGInsight Award at the SHIPPINGInsight Award luncheon to a shipowner and technology partner(s) for achievements in ship and fleet optimization.

The popular roundtable of shipowners and managers will return again this year, providing a frank and open forum for shipping company executives to share their perspective with the audience.

“This year’s conference delivers timely and relevant topics presented by industry experts who are the best in their fields,” said Jim Rhodes, co-director of SHIPPINGInsight. “Attendees will take away information that will translate into cost savings and improved efficiency in ship and fleet optimization. In addition, this is one of the best networking conferences in the industry, with ample opportunities for ship operators and technology solution suppliers to engage and interact.”

Last year’s conference broke participation records, with an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, with 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries.

Sponsorships and exhibit space are available for SHIPPINGInsight 2017. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com for pricing and availability. For speaking opportunities, contact Jim Rhodes at +1.757.451.0602, or jrhodes@shippinginsight.com. For more information, visit www.shippinginsight.com

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

 

 

 

Media Contact:

Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

Online Registration Now Open for SHIPPINGInsight 2017

This Year’s Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Offer More Speakers,
More Exhibits and More Networking Opportunities

NORFOLK, Va. – April 13, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) Online registration is now open for the sixth annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The 2017 event will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn.

The online registration portal is: https://www.shippinginsight.com/event-registration?ee=11.

“Now entering its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the one event on the maritime calendar you can’t afford to miss,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Frank Soccoli. “It’s your opportunity to learn from experts and network with your peers. Most importantly, it brings together ship managers and technology partners to address solutions to the challenges of operating ships more efficiently in panel sessions, interactive roundtables and informal networking.”

“The conference agenda will consist of five themed sessions: The Efficient Ship, Digitalization, Fuel and Propulsion, Ship and Fleet Optimization, and Regulatory Compliance,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes. “We are already lining up an impressive list of speakers and panelists, including over 35 shipping company executives.”

Last year’s conference broke participation records at an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, with 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries.

Registrations made online prior to Sept. 15 get an automatic $200 early-bird discount off the full conference price. The registration fee covers all conference sessions, continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, evening receptions and full access to exhibits. The majority of the networking events will take place in the exhibit hall.

Delegates are also encouraged to secure the special group rate of $184 per night at the Stamford Marriott, using the convenient hotel booking portal here.

Sponsorships and exhibit space are available for SHIPPINGInsight 2017. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com for pricing and availability. For speaking opportunities, contact Jim Rhodes at +1.757.451.0602, or jrhodes@shippinginsight.com. For more information, visit www.shippinginsight.com.

About SHIPPINGInsight
Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

 

SHIPPINGInsight Forms Strategic Partnership with Morgan Events

NORFOLK, Va., – March 20, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Morgan Events LLC to co-produce the annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition and other future industry initiatives.

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology symposium for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together ship owners, ship managers, industry organizations and technology suppliers to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The 2017 event will take place at the Marriott Spa and Hotel in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 10-12.

Morgan Events LLC produces sophisticated, integrated conferences and events designed to maximize the exchange of information and provide high-impact marketing and sales opportunities. CEO Carleen Lyden-Kluss is known for her extensive reach within the maritime industry and her commitment to promoting its value proposition. She has nearly 40 years experience in the marketing and communications arena with 25 in the commercial maritime sector. In 1999 she established Morgan Marketing and Communications, which has grown to be a global provider of these services.

“Driven by Carleen Lyden-Kluss’ broad experience and strategic vision for the shipping industry, the Morgan Events team will play an important role in adding value to our annual conference and expanding the SHIPPINGInsight brand,” said SHIPPINGInsight  co-director Jim Rhodes. “Their involvement will bring a new level of creative thinking, high energy and fresh ideas that will propel the future growth of the SHIPPINGInsight brand.”

“The center of gravity for our industry is shifting to understanding and integrating technology into shipping operations,” said Lyden-Kluss. “SHIPPINGInsight has developed a unique multi-faceted platform for supporting the maritime industry in achieving operational excellence and financial efficiency. This is a competency that must be mastered by our industry to further its value proposition to global society, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with a group that perceives the needs of the industry and works to meet them.”

“Since we started the SHIPPINGInsight business in 2012, the annual event has consistently grown by over 25 percent annually. We had nearly 250 delegates from 10 countries participating in last year’s conference,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Frank Soccoli. “Our formula for success is to establish a collaborative atmosphere where shipping companies and the technology community can engage, both in formal presentations and informal networking.”

About SHIPPINGInsight

SHIPPINGInsight is co-owned and produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy, and Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

 

SHIPPINGInsight 2016 Sets New Records

Attendance up 40 Percent over 2015 Conference, According to Organizers

NORFOLK, Va. – Nov. 2, 2016 – The SHIPPINGInsight 2016 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition concluded on a high note Oct. 19, buoyed by record-breaking attendance and participation. The organizers reported an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, with 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries.

The fifth annual maritime technology conference and trade show took place Oct. 18-19 in Stamford, Conn. The event encompassed two full days of presentations, discussions, debates, exhibits and networking. Attendees included senior executives from shipowners and managers, classification societies, flag states, technology suppliers, software and IT companies, satellite communication service providers, shipyards, naval architects, consultants and professional services. Over 30 shipping company executives served as panel and roundtable moderators, including some of the world’s largest international ship management companies.

By the Numbers

  • 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries (up 40 percent)
  • 30+ shipping company executives participating
  • 8 keynote and lead-off speakers
  • 75 total speakers and moderators
  • 50 exhibitor booths
  • 50 industry sponsors (up 43 percent)
  • 5 supporting organizations
  • 8 media sponsors
  • 12+ hours of scheduled networking events

A highlight of the festivities was the presentation of the annual SHIPPINGInsight Award to Eagle Bulk Shipping and its technology partners, Accuritas Global Solutions and Veson Nautical, honoring their achievements in advancing the state of the art in ship efficiency and fleet optimization. A Certificate of Merit was also awarded to Neda Maritime Agency and AkzoNobel.

Keynote and lead-off speakers were:

  • Jack Noonan, CEO, Chembulk Tankers
  • Capt. Norbert Aschmann, CEO, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • James Watson, President, ABS Americas Division
  • Esa Jokioinen, Head of Blue Ocean Team, Rolls-Royce
  • Frank Coles, CEO, Transas Marine
  • Angus Campbell, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Ben Christian, Vice President, Marine Services, TOTE Services
  • William Gallagher, President, International Registries, Inc.

“This was the biggest and best conference in the five years we have been producing SHIPPINGInsight events,” said co-director Jim Rhodes. “The conference agenda focused on subjects of timely interest to the global maritime industry such as regulatory compliance, connected ships, cybersecurity, big data, shipping intelligence, fuel and propulsion.”

“SHIPPINGInsight has become widely recognized as the most important shipping technology conference and trade show in North America,” said co-director Frank Soccoli. “It continues to go from strength to strength each year and our Roundtable of Shipowners, resulted in excellent discussions on trending topics of interest in the maritime industry. We’re already starting to plan for next year’s event.”

Jess Hurwitz, executive vice president of global sales and marketing and CTO of Accuritas Global Solutions, commented, “We have seen the SHIPPINGInsight Conference consistently grow and expand since its inception. It provides a unique industry program of leading trends and technologies very relevant to today’s shipping leaders.”

About SHIPPINGInsight

Held annually since 2012, the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition has become the premier shipping technology forum in North America. SHIPPINGInsight is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy, and Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international PR and marketing services company specializing in the marine industry for over 30 years. For more information, see www.shippinginsight.com.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com