Shipping technology: transforming international trade
Technology is at the heart of the debate about the future of the shipping industry. From moving goods efficiently through ports to building a more sustainable, low-emission future, many of the challenges facing shipping will only be resolved through technology.
Join the UK Chamber of Shipping for an afternoon of presentations and discussions from innovators, consultants and shipowners to see how these challenges can be met.
The programme will include details of a new report from independent think tank Public IO on future technology in ports, and short presentations from a range of exciting new tech startups at the beginning of their journey.
13.00 Registration - tea and coffee
13.15 Welcome and introduction - UK Chamber of Shipping
13.20 Opening remarks - Ms Nusrat Ghani MP (tbc)
13.30 Introduction to PUBLIC - Daniel Korski
13.35 Report findings - Frictionless Trade: how new technology will power international trade - Nick Chubb, Antares Insight
13.55 Panel Discussion: How will digital technologies shape the future of the maritime industry?
- Maurizio Pilu, Lloyd Register, Vice President of Digital Innovation
- Jody Cleworth, MTI, Founder/CEO
- Professor Nikos Nomikos, Professor of Shipping Finance and Risk Management, CASS Business School
- Nicholas Berry, Partner Norton Rose Fulbright
14.40 Lightning pitches from some of the UK’s most exciting maritime startups
- Workrest.co, Tim Fletcher
- CargoMate, Chris Jones
- Concirrus, Graham Libaert
- Shipamax, Jenna Brown
- BunkerEx, Ishaan Hemnani
- ZenCargo, Alex Hersham
15.10 Refreshment break
15.25 Panel Discussion: What are the major barriers to greater startup involvement in shipping?
- Chris Jones, CargoMate, Founder/CEO
- Melvin Matthews, Wärtsilä / Eniram, Director New Businesses
- Jenna Brown, Shipamax, Founder/CEO
- Gordon Meadow, Founder, Academic
- Leonardo Zangrando, Founder StartupWharf
16.15 Networking and informal Q&A session
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jenny Atkinson.