Sponsors and Supporters


Bureau Veritas


At Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, we share a drive to shape a better maritime world for future generations. Pioneering the safety and performance of new technologies since 1828, we are one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies, with a global network to support clients worldwide. 

We understand the challenges our clients face in designing, building and operating truly sustainable businesses. We’re by their side; supporting them with practical advice, tools and technology to run safe, sustainable and high performing businesses. 

We’re known for being responsive and building great relationships with our clients; for being flexible without compromise. And because we’re part of Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, we have a truly global outlook, bringing a broader understanding of the global supply chain and blue economy.

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. Shaping a better maritime world.


Founded in 1956, China Classification Society (CCS) is headquartered in Beijing and is a full member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).

CCS provides world-leading technical codes and standards and offers classification survey services for ships, offshore installations and related industrial products. The class society also provides statutory survey, verification surveys, notarial surveys, certification and accreditation and other services in accordance with international conventions, regulations and related rules of the authorizing flag states or regions.

With the Objective of “Safety, Environmental protection and Creating value for clients and society”, and based on the 129 offices established worldwide, CCS provides services for a range of industries and fields including shipping, shipbuilding, shipping finance and insurance, marine equipment, ocean resources exploitation, ocean scientific research, industrial project supervision, system certification, government policy and rule development, energy saving and emission reduction, risk management and evaluation, and CCS is constantly developing new business areas.

By sticking to the Policy of “Building first-class international classification society with own characteristics and with technology as the foundation and credibility as the cornerstone”, CCS has improved its image and value continuously through advanced technologies and quality services, and it is widely and highly recognized by the international industry.


DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries.
Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions. 

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence. 

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

The Liberian Registry

The Liberian Registry has been proudly serving the shipping industry for over 74 years. 

Liberia's ship and corporate registries are administered by the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR, LLC), a private U.S. owned and globally operated company. LISCR is internationally recognized for its professionalism and commitment to reduce redundant workflow procedures in order to increase efficiency. The Registry is managed by industry professionals who understand the business of shipping and corporate structures.  

With a fleet of over 5,300+ vessels and 230+ million gross tons, the Liberian Registry is the world's second largest registry and represents 15% of the world's ocean-going fleet. Liberia is recognized at the top of every industry “white-list” including the International Maritime Organization and the major Port State Control authorities and Qualship-21 with the U.S. Coast Guard.  

The Liberian Corporate Registry provides, through The LISCR Trust Company, an exclusive registered agent service for all Liberian non-resident corporate entities. It is recognized both historically and globally for its superior level of professionalism and commitment to providing quality customer service. 

The Liberian Registry, headquartered in Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.) maintains a full network of global offices that provide full service from key maritime centers. 

Ship Registry: www.LISCR.com 

Corporate Registry: www.LiberianCorporations.com 


Established in 2004 to support Qatar's ambition of becoming the world's largest exporter of
natural gas, Nakilat is a shipping and maritime company based in the State of Qatar. With the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipping fleet comprising of 69 LNG carriers, 4 LPG carriers and 1 Floating Storage
Regasification Unit (FSRU), the company provides the essential transportation link in Qatar’s LNG supply chain.

In addition to its core shipping activities, Nakilat operates the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, providing comprehensive ship repair and offshore fabrication services via strategic joint ventures:
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) and Qatar Fabrication Company (QFAB). It also provides shipping agency services through Nakilat Agency Company (NAC) at all Qatari Ports and terminals, as well as towage and other
marine support services through its joint venture Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW). The company’s Vessel Support Unit (VSU) offers chandlery, storage, logistics services for vessels operating in Qatari waters.

PSA International

PSA International (PSA) is a leading port group and trusted partner to cargo stakeholders. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s global network encompasses over 50 locations in 26 countries around the world. The Group’s portfolio comprises more than 60 deepsea, rail and inland terminals, as well as affiliated businesses in distriparks, warehouses and marine services. In April 2022, PSA completed the acquisition of BDP International, a leading integrated supply chain and logistics solutions provider with over 130 offices worldwide. Drawing on the deep expertise and experience from a diverse global team, PSA actively collaborates with its customers and partners to deliver world-class port services alongside, develop innovative cargo solutions and co-create an Internet of Logistics. As the partner of choice in the global supply chain, PSA is “The World's Port of Call”.  Visit us at www.globalpsa.com, or follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook (@globalpsa).

International Community Partner:

London International Shipping Week

London International Shipping Week 2023

London International Shipping Week (LISW) is among the world’s prime maritime events, attracting one of the largest global audiences and bringing together the many strands of the shipping world for high level debate and blue sky thinking. Having launched in September 2013 the event has grown consistently and rapidly over the course of five editions and looks set to be even more successful for its 10th anniversary in September 2023.

Organised by Shipping Innovation with the full backing of the UK Government, as well as the international and domestic UK maritime industries, LISW23 will attract the world’s shipping industry decision-makers and thought leaders to London for a week consisting of well over 200 official events, including the headline LISW23 Conference on Wednesday 13 September and Gala Dinner on Thursday 14 September.

Supporting Organisations:



For over four decades, the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) has been the voice of the maritime procurement industry, facilitating the development of the art and science of marine procurement and supply chain management, and enhancing co-operation and understanding amongst industry actors. Led by a strong group of global shipowners and maritime suppliers, and with sustainability at the heart of its operations, IMPA brings forward a diverse portfolio of world-class products and initiatives that provide value to its members and wider industry, including several world-leading procurement events and exhibitions.

More than 900 of the world’s leading ship-owning, ship-operating and supplying companies are part of the Association's network and work together towards continuous improvement and development in the industry. Members of IMPA unlock opportunities and initiatives that can help them thrive in a competitive environment, keep their fingers on the industry's pulse and become champions for sustainability.

Maritime London


Maritime London is the industry-led body representing maritime professional services in the UK. Funded by companies and organisations from a wide range of disciplines, Maritime London works to ensure that the UK remains a world-beating location to base maritime related business and to conduct maritime trade. 

Maritime London’s mission is “To maintain and grow the UK’s position as the world’s leading provider of maritime professional services”. Membership is open to any company that is able to demonstrate support for the UK’s maritime services sector on a global basis.

TOC Events


Unifying the globe's physical & digital supply chains in a fast-moving and unpredictable marketplace, TOC Worldwide connects the container supply chain with the latest insights, developments and innovation news with our series of live events, data-rich webinars and other exclusive online video and audio formats.

We've been connecting the professionals that own, move & handle containerised cargo for over 40 years now, hosting conference-led exhibitions featuring the industry's most prominent expert speakers as well as hosting leading solutions providers of port technology in our world-class global exhibitions. TOC is the true 'Heart of the Industry' and 1000’s of opportunities await at your gateway to the world's leading ports and terminals, both in-person and digitally.

Offical Charity Partners

The Mission to Seafarers


Day and night, The Mission to Seafarers is on call for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world. With over 90% of world trade carried by sea, providing work to 1.5 million seafarers, we offer much needed practical, emotional and spiritual support through ship-visits, our seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services. All of which is made possible by through our global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers.

Our mission is to care for the shipping industry’s most important asset: its people. We are grateful for the constant acts of kindness that allow us, in turn, to serve the people that make sacrifices to keep our global economy afloat.