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36th Annual Expo & Conference
October 13 - 15, 2021Hilton Stamford Connecticut

36th Annual Expo & Conference|October 13 - 15, 2021, Hilton Stamford Connecticut

CMA Shipping

Connecting the North American shipping community worldwide

3 Day Conference / Commodore Gala Dinner / Exceptional Networking / Free Expo with 80+ Booths


7 Track Conference pass: 
Gain access to three-days of specialist insights from 50+ shipping experts

Commodore Gala Dinner pass:
Enjoy a fine dining experience as we celebrate our Commodore

Free Expo pass: 
Meet 80+ innovative exhibitors showcasing the very latest products and services in maritime

Unlimited Networking!

Day 1: 

Opening Cocktail Reception (16:50 - 18:20)

Included in the conference delegate pass

Day 2: 

Drinks Reception (17:30 - 19:20)

Included in the conference delegate pass

Day 3: 

Commodore Gala Reception (17:55 - 19:55)

Included in the conference delegate pass and gala dinner pass

Commodore Gala Dinner (19:55 - 22:55)

Commodore Afterglow (22:55 - till late)

Included in the gala dinner pass

What you can expect at CMA Shipping 2021

Join us in-person this October!

We are only weeks away from welcoming you BACK to Connecticut for what has been almost 2 years since we last met and we can't wait to see you. 

We understand how much networking means to you, so our plans are well underway for the annual Commodore Gala dinner and associated networking receptions. However, we do want to reassure you that we will remain vigilant, keeping a close eye on the local guidelines and working alongside our venue partner in providing and maintaining a clean and safe environment for all attendees.

Read our Health & Safety FAQs here.

Free-to-attend Expo

Meet 80+ world class exhibitors on the expo floor and explore the latest solutions & technology to get your business back on track as we gear up for 2022. 

The expo hall will showcase leading technology, maritime equipment, fuel and lubricant, safety and sustainability suppliers, ship repair, navigation and communication, software solutions, energy, salvage and emergency response solutions providers, insurers, and maritime recruiters. Register for your free visitor pass today.

7 Track, 3 Day Conference

Focusing on bringing the industry together after the last two years, this year’s exceptional agenda will focus on the lessons learned but also the opportunities that lie ahead as trade gets back on track with shipping leading the way.

We will deliver a broad range of presentations and panels across 7 different tracks so you can pick choose the sessions you would like to attend. Tracks include The Human Element, Insurance, Greener Shipping, Bunkering, Legal & The Shipping Academy – PLUS the usual keynotes, shipping association panels and of course – the Commodore Debate.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Business is all about people. CMA Shipping brings together the full spectrum of the industry. 

Demonstrate your thought leadership and align your brand with innovative content.

We have a wide range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding opportunities for the event - all complemented by pre-event digital opportunities. Contact us today to reserve your package.

The Commodore Award

Passing the hat and enjoying an evening of entertainment and good humor at the annual Commodore Award Gala Dinner is the pinnacle of the CMA event. 

More information on our 2021 Commodore will be announced soon!

CMA Membership

CMA Shipping is brought to you by the Connecticut Maritime Association (The CMA). The CMA are a non-for-profit organisation with a long history of supporting shipping professionals through all stages of their careers. 

All CMA members are entitled to a discount to attend the conference. If you would like to find out more about CMA membership and how it can benefit you, please click the link below.  



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CMA Shipping is brought to you by the Connecticut Maritime Association. CMA membership will give you a host of benefits including members meetings. To find out more about joining CMA please click on the button below.