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LISW23, a week to remember

September 2023 will mark an important milestone for London International Shipping Week.

Not only will it be the 10th Anniversary of this must attend global maritime event, but it has the hallmarks of being the biggest London International Shipping Week yet with 350 to 400 events expected to be held during the week, attended by up to 30,000 key industry decision makers in person, plus a further 20,000 attending online.

And the mood is definitely one of anticipation, with more international industry bodies joining as Supporting Organisations and more companies than ever before joining as valued Sponsors. The London International Shipping Week 2023 (LISW23) website is fully up-to-date and the online calendar is starting to fill up.

New Sponsors and Supporting Organisations are coming on board every day, and all will be invited – along with top Government and Industry leaders – to the LISW23 Official Launch Reception at Norton Rose Fulbright’s spectacular London venue on the evening of Tuesday 17 January.

The LISW23 Headline Conference will once again take place in the Plenary Hall of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the banks of the River Thames, underlining its position as one of the most important shipping and maritime events in the world and reinforcing its key role in international thought leadership.

Held on Wednesday 13 September, the LISW23 Headline Conference is to be sponsored by Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN), which will be celebrating 30 years as a public company. The themes, speakers and moderators of the LISW23 Headline Conference will be announced shortly.

Every Conference delegate will be invited to join the post-Conference Evening Reception on the rooftop of the IMO, overlooking the River Thames and London skyline.

Registration to the Headline Conference is now open. Due to its nature as a fixed-seat auditorium, space will be limited in the IMO’s Plenary Hall so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Seats can be booked by clicking

At last, details can be revealed about the spectacular Gala Evening celebrations which are planned as the fitting culmination of London International Shipping Week 2023 (LISW23), and which are supported by three major sponsors. On Thursday 14 September 2023, a Champagne Gala Reception, a fabulous black-tie Gala Dinner and – for the first time – an exciting After Party will all take place on one extraordinary evening to celebrate the tenth anniversary of LISW and all that is good about London, the UK and the international shipping and maritime industry.

The glittering evening will be held at Evolution London, a truly special venue in London’s Battersea Park which will welcome up to 2,000 of the world’s foremost shipping industry leaders in a magnificent setting with excellent communication links, including specially chartered boats for guests on the River Thames.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner can be bought by clicking

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