Seatrade Parliamentary-Style Debate

SMART Shipping and Automation Comes Under the Spotlight

NEW for 2019!

Witness engaging debate; learn from key maritime leaders and be a part of something remarkable as Seatrade Awards welcomes you to our first live content creation.

How does it work?

The Seatrade Parliamentary-Style Debate will put two critical matters under the spotlight - SMART technology and shipping automation.

Two teams of Maritime thought-leaders will rise to the occasion - and each will keen to prove their argument in a lively, frank and honest debate on the official motion.

Who will come out triumphant? That decision will lie with our guests for Seatrade Awards.

Harry Theochari will chair the Parliamentary debate at Seatrade Awards 2019

Debate Chairman

Harry Theochari Chairman, Maritime UK and Partner – Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Previously named by Lloyd's List as the most influential shipping lawyer in the world, Theochari has been recognised by Tanker Shipping & Trade as one of the 50 most influential people in the tanker industry and is cited by Chambers Global 2018 as a leading individual for shipping finance.

Theochari is currently the Chairman of Maritime UK and the Vice Chairman of Maritime London,

Debaters in Favour of the Motion

Julian Clark - Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019 - Parliamentary Debate

Julian Clark 

Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP

John Platsidakis - Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019 - Parliamentary Debate

John Platsidakis

Honorary Chairman of Intercargo; Director of Angelicoussis Shipping Group Ltd; Managing Director of Maran Dry Management Inc.

Ronald Spithoutr - Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019 - Parliamentary Debate

Ronald Spithout

President Maritime, Inmarsat 

Debaters Against the Motion

Captain John Lloyd - Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019 - Parliamentary Debate

Capt John Lloyd

Chief Executive Officer, The Nautical Institute

Michael Parker - Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019 - Parliamentary Debate

Michael Parker

Global Industry Head Shipping and Logistics, Citigroup

Paddy Rodgers - Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019 - Parliamentary Debate

Paddy Rodgers

Chief Executive Officer, Euronav