Helping the Shipping Industry to Bounce Back from the Global Challenge in the Face of the Economic Downturn

Jan 11, 2010, 11:04 ET from Global Leaders Institute

SHANGHAI, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The 4th Annual ShippingTech Summit 2010, one of the biggest and most influential events in the Asia-Pacific area and a conference for specialists in the shipping industry, will take place on April 28th-30th, 2010 in Shanghai, China.

With the support of the Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China and the China Shipowners' Association, "ShippingTech Summit 2010," jointly hosted by Dalian Maritime University and the Global Leaders Institute (1), will convene April 28th-30th, 2010 in Shanghai. More than 40 brilliant speakers from the Chinese government, marine organizations, shipping corporations, and technology providers from all over the world will speak to over 200 attendees active in the industry on the summit themes of "efficiency, security, and the environment."

Since its creation in 2007, ShippingTech has encouraged technological development across the shipping industry and established an international forum for cooperation between governments, shipping corporations, ship manufacturing corporations, technology providers and other related industrial elites for the innovation of shipping technology. Following the success of the three previous conferences and in consideration of the recent economic climate, business environment, and the application of new rules and regulations, ShippingTech Summit 2010 will focus on the issues of efficiency, security and the environment as they pertain to the shipping industry. The summit is a great opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas with industry peers on the latest issues and find out how to take advantage of opportunities during the economic recovery and pursue sustainable development.

ShippingTech Summit 2010 will invite government officials, decision-makers and world-renowned experts along with ship owners' associations, famous shipping companies, ship builders, classification societies, IT and electric hi-tech providers, equipment vendors and companies from relevant sectors to gather in Shanghai to discuss the future trend of the global shipping market as well as opportunities and business strategies, especially those in China.

The summit's content will be determined by Global Leaders. That means the focus remains exclusively on need-to-know technology in the shipping industry. The organizing committee had worked hard to ensure that this year's summit lives up to the highest expectations of its participants. Some topics to be discussed at the summit are as follows:

    -- Chinese Shipping Industry Outlook and Its Impact
    -- Supply and Demand in Container, Dry Bulk and Energy Markets
    -- Strengthening Risk Management Systems
    -- Effective Strategies for Dealing with Fluctuating Oil Prices
    -- High-Tech Optimization of Supply Chain Management
    -- Establishment and Development of Information Systems
    -- Adjusting Tactics for Responding to "Rotterdam Rules"
    -- Emphasizing Port-Shipping Cooperation
    -- Maritime Safety Lines of Defense Against Piracy Attacks
    -- Reducing Air Emissions and Managing Fuel Efficiency
    -- Designing Ships to Meet Environmental Standards
    -- Ship Recycling - the Driving Force of Shipping Recovery
    -- Green Ship Reconstruction and Repair
    -- Building Sustainable and Competitive Fleets

Many powerful speakers, delegates from government departments and world leading shipping companies, first class ship builders and related companies have confirmed their attendance at this excellent summit. Senior officers from government agencies like the Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China, the China Shipowners' Association, the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, Dalian Maritime University and high level executives from world- leading shipping companies like OOCL, Yang Ming Line, MOL, Danaos, Euronav, Arabic United will all join the summit as speakers and deliver exciting presentations to share their diverse experiences with all in attendance.

There is no way to know what the economy will look like then. But it is certain that the world of shipping technology will continue to experience innovation, continue to advance and continue to generate enough new ideas and products to make it worth the time and money to attend this 2010 event. If you've attended before, you already know that this is the most dynamic annual shipping technology summit in Asia!

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(1) Global Leaders Institute: is the world's leading provider of business information. It creates, produces and manages high-level international summits catered for key industries, which focus on high end-markets around the world.

    For more information, please contact:

     Jerry Lu
     Tel:   +86-21-5236-0030 x32

SOURCE Global Leaders Institute