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Conference & Exhibition: October 14 - 16, 2020|Hilton Stamford,Connecticut

The largest international shipping event in North America


Large scale exhibition and conference bringing together the global shipping industry.

North American Shipping Week Announced

We have been reviewing the situation regarding the Coronavirus situation on a daily basis and in light of recent developments have moved the event dates to Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 October as part of the new North American Shipping Week.

Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our attendees and staff. The decision to postpone the event has been made with the best interests of the conference participants in mind.

All registered attendees have been moved to the October edition of the event. No further action is necessary to confirm your participation.

Click here  to find out how we are protecting your booking rights and what precautions we are taking on site. Click here to find out more about changing your hotel booking.

Key Figures

Maritime Professionals
Vessels Owned and Managed
Countries Represented
Annual Event
Innovative Exhibitors
Expert Speakers

35th edition highlights

Agenda highlights

3 days of business critical information looking at the full spectrum of the hottest topics in the global maritime industry, including:

  • Tales from the front-line of IMO 2020
  • Container Shipping Conundrum: Where do we go next?
  • Bunkering 2020: The new reality
  • Smart Operations & Digitalisation
  • And many more... 
View the 2020 agenda >>
Celebrate our 35th anniversary with us!

Gain access to 3 networking receptions, mingle with the high caliber professionals in the maritime industry and make our anniversary one to remember. See timings.

  • Day 1 - Opening cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres
  • Day 2 - Cocktail reception  
  • Day 3 - Pre-commodore gala dinner reception with a live band, cupcakes, hors d'oeuvres and a chance to meet Ms. Lois Zabrocky, the new Commodore! 

Cost - $275. 

Email us to find out more >>
The Commodore Award

Join us in celebrating Ms. Lois Zabrocky, Chief Executive Officer at International Seaways, Inc as the new Commodore! Passing the hat and enjoying an evening of entertainment and good humour is the pinancle of the CMA event. We look forward to welcoming you to the Commodore Gala again on October 16, 2020.

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We're passionate about networking and so are you

We want to make sure you get the most out of attending CMA Shipping. With a whole array of informal and scheduled networking sessions, we intend to give you the opportunity to meet the people you need to, make real and lasting connections, and have plenty of fun whilst doing so!

Networking opportunities >>
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.  

CMA membership >>
Sponsorship & exhibition options

Business is all about people. Now in its 35th year, CMA Shipping brings together the full spectrum of the industry. 

We have a host of options to suit your goals including: exhibiting, branding, hospitality, mobile app, video interviews, branded items, lead generation.

We can create a package to suit your goals and budget. 

Find out more >>


CMA Shipping 2020 is brought to you by the Connecticut Maritime Association. CMA membership will give you a host of benefits, including a $300 discount to the CMA Shipping 2020 event. To find out more about joining CMA please follow the link.

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See whats in-store for 2020.

2020 Platinum Sponsors

2020 Lanyard Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor 2020

2020 Charity Partner