How many Shipping Conferences are there in 2013?
February 22, 2013 3 Comments
I identified 25 different conference subjects covering the shipping vessel type sectors, cargo, trades and business activity. I went through the websites of the usual conference organisers and googled the key words. The result is a listing of over 100 shipping conferences scheduled for 2013. I have posted these onto the calendar. The calendar contains a reasonably good search function, and you can search a conference by the type, organiser and location. Send me a comment to post up a shipping conference, a shipping social gathering or a shipping event of interest to the calendar (public posting doesn’t seem to work).
- The most popular subject is Shipping Finance (20). Marine Money and Mare Forum have a ship finance conference happening somewhere most months.
- Ports are the next most popular subject mainly organised by Transport Events.
- Offshore is a close second, mainly in Houston and London.
- Did you know there is a Short Sea Conference in Paris this year? No, I didn’t either, but I hope to be going (14 March 2013).
- London remains the most popular location for all shipping conferences, which is a surprise after I found that most shipping job postings are in Singapore. However, Singapore is second, followed by Shanghai and Hamburg.
- But the best conference location goes to the Pacific Basin Coal Conference. If you are quick you can still get there. It starts this Sunday in Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Beach Resort.