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Countdown to SHIPPINGInsight 2018: North America’s Premier Shipping Technology Event Convenes in Stamford October 16-18

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 21, 2018 – The 7th annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization and Innovation Conference & Exhibition – North America’s premier maritime technology event – is now less than a month away, and the organizers are reminding visitors to register for the conference and book their hotel rooms using the convenient online portals at SHIPPINGInsight2018. The hotel room block, providing a discount, expires at the end of Monday, September 24th.

More is the byword for this year’s SHIPPINGInsight,” said Carleen Lyden Walker, the event’s organizer and chief innovation officer. “We’re delivering a world-class maritime industry event with more top-level shipping executives, more expert speakers, more conference sessions and roundtables, more technical seminars, more industry partners, more actionable information, more networking opportunities and more energy. This is the one technology forum you can’t afford to miss.”

“Our experts will share their expertise on the hot-button issues facing the shipping industry today and in the future, including IMO 2020 compliance, disruptive technologies, digitalization, cybersecurity, human capital and more,” she added.

“So far, we have more than 40 industry partners led by our presenting partner Arundo Analytics and 20 media partners, with more joining every week,” she said.  “We have confirmed participation from nearly 60 shipping companies. Our exhibition hall is nearly sold out with over 40 companies already signed up, but there are still a few slots not yet filled.”

SHIPPINGInsight 2018 agenda at a glance:

Tuesday October 16

  • Pre-Conference Seminars offered by American Bureau of Shipping and Northrop Grumman/Sperry Marine
  • Plenary Session: The Future Is Today
  • Roundtable: The Great Race: Emissions 2020 and Beyond
  • Roundtable: Transformative Innovations: What Shipping Will Soon Look Like
  • Networking Reception


Wednesday October 17

  • Breakfast Briefings with Hempel and KVH/Intelsat
  • Plenary Session: Managing Risk Through Change
  • Roundtable: The Holy Grail: Transactional and Operational Efficiencies
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Digitalization and Cybersecurity
    • Lubrication, Fuel and Bunkering
    • The Human Element
  • SHIPPINGInsight Awards Luncheon
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Ballast Water Challenges
    • Energy Alternatives
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Fleet Management Optimization Strategies
  • Plenary Session: Using What We Know
  • Roundtable: Connected Ships and Big Data
  • Networking Reception


Thursday, October 18

  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Emission Mitigation Strategies
    • Shark Tank: New Tech on the Horizon
  • Plenary Session: The Age of Autonomy
  • Roundtable: A New Frontier
  • Luncheon with Open Discussion Panel of Shipowners


About SHIPPINGInsight

Originally established in 2012, SHIPPINGInsight has grown steadily each year. Focusing on fleet optimization and innovation, the event provides a forum for shipowners and solution providers to exchange ideas and discuss challenges in facing the transformation of the industry.  More than 240 delegates from 15 countries attended the 2017 event, including 43 shipping company executives. For more information, please visit

Carleen Lyden Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

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