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

Call for Papers

Join the industry's leading ship owners, brokers, managers, charterers, shipyards, ports, class societies, regulators and suppliers.

We are currently accepting abstracts for speaking sessions which will be reviewed by the CMA Shipping Advisory Committee. Details on key themes and how to submit your abstract are detailed below. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 19 2021.

Conference themes for 2021

We are in the process of researching a range of key topic areas to develop this year's conference program. If you are an expert in one of these fields please contact us. All abstracts will be reviewed by the CMA Shipping Advisory Committee. 

  • Circular economy
  • Containers
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Crewing and training
  • Regulations and 2050 targets
  • Wealth Creation

How to submit your abstract

All abstracts must be submitted by Friday, March 19 2021. Send your abstract(s) to

All abstracts will be reviewed by the CMA Shipping Advisory Committee. 

Please note that submitting an abstract does not guarantee a speaking slot at the conference.

Abstract information should include:

  • Paper title
  • Authors and co-authors
  • Paper outline (abstract should be no more than 150 words)
  • Duration of presentations will be 30 minutes

Selection process:

The following criteria will be applied by the Committee in the selection process:

  • Technical originality
  • Papers will be accepted on technical merit, not commercial promotion of products
  • Papers which offer innovative solutions

(Joint presentations between project / pipeline operators and technology providers are welcome)

Please note:

  1. All abstracts will be reviewed by the CMA Shipping Advisory Committee
  2. It is a pre-requisite of paper acceptance that authors provide a full written paper / manuscript and a technical PowerPoint presentation. Authors not able to meet the criteria will be withdrawn from the programme

CMA Shipping Advisory Committee:

To ensure the integrity of the programme and to retain a high‐level of content an Advisory Committee is used to assist with the programme development and to determine the suitability and relevance of submitted papers.

Author registration details:

  • Authors presenting the paper on the day will be automatically registered to attend the conference only (October 13 - 15 2021) free of charge
  • Speakers / authors / co‐authors will be responsible for any costs associated with attending this event (travel, accommodation, general expenses, etc.)

Submit your abstract:

To submit your abstract please email