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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 for pricing and availability. For more information, visit

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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.


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