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A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE CMA SHIPPING

Our virtual event solution means you can join us from anywhere in the world, connecting the North American Shipping community and the rest of the globe.

If you have booked a room at the Hilton Stamford, this will automatically be cancelled and any deposits will be returned.

THE VIRTUAL EVENT PLATFORM


Our virtual event is fully interactive, sophisticated and will enable you to connect with industry thought leaders from the safety of your home. CMA Shipping Virtual Conference & Exhibition has been created for the maritime industry, one of the sectors of which has been hit the hardest during the ongoing pandemic. 

As we work our way through a period of unprecedented change and uncertainty, making connections and knowledge sharing have become more important than ever before. So we have made sure the CMA Community will be able to gather together to share thoughts, ideas and create new business opportunities safely. 

Sign up and join us online to hear from the industry leaders who can guide you through these turbulent times.

THE DIGITAL EVENT GUIDE

Check out the guide below to understand more about what the virtual event will look like and how to get the most out of attending.


GET AHEAD AND LOGIN EARLY

Registered delegates will be provided with unique logins to the virtual platform. These will be sent via email before the event. 

We encourage you to spend a few minutes creating your personal profile - it will act as your 'face' for the event. 

Let people know who you are and what you're looking to get out of the event. Remember - the more you put in at this stage, the more you'll get out.

For the best online experience, use Google Chrome or Firefox. If you use other browsers, the experience may be limited. Internet Explorer and Safari is not supported.

Please note: free exhibition pass holders will only be able to receive messages (you must upgrade to the CMA conference pass to view the full attendee list and send messages).

CHOOSE WHO TO CONNECT WITH

Simply use the filters to browse through the full delegate list, select the people of most interest to your business and invite them to chat via video link.

Please note that the free exhibition pass holders will only be able to receive messages through the virtual platform (you must upgrade to the CMA conference pass to view the full attendee list and send messages).

If you see someone you would like to speak to, reach out and schedule a meeting to connect. 

Time slots where both parties are available are displayed to enable you to quickly set up 1:1 meetings.

Once you have made a connection, you can choose to share your contact details with people you have chosen to connect with, and it's also easy to politely decline meeting requests that aren’t interesting to you. 

HOLD ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

Our video meeting software is contained seamlessly within the platform. 

Need to have a more private conversation or discuss something in depth? Use the allotted networking time to hold as many one-to-one meetings as you need.

No need to hunt for somewhere quiet or a place to sit down!

HOLD A GROUP MEETING

As well as being able to hold one-to-one meetings, our functionality allows you to invite as many other delegates to your meeting as you want. 

In the middle of a meeting and could do with your product expert to jump in? Simply search for them from the delegate list and connect them in seamlessly.

Plus, the in-meeting software means you can send and share graphics, documents or just add notes in the live-chat function during the meeting for everyone to see.

WATCH CONTENT: LIVE OR ON-DEMAND

Attendees will be able to watch content in one of two ways: live-streamed or on-demand. 

  • Live streamed content will feature speakers and panelists taking place in a live discussion - you'll be watching in real time. Plus, you will be able to add comments, ask questions and see who else is watching along with you
  • On-demand - content will be made available after the event for attendees to re-watch or catch anything they may have missed

FROM YOUR DESK OR ON THE GO

Whilst we recommend that you access the CMA Shipping online platform from a computer to get the best experience, there's also a mobile version for when you're on the go.

Live message or hold your video calls on your phone or tablet to take part in the event from wherever you need to be!