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20 - 21 September 2021
Live & On-demand

20 - 21 September 2021
Live & On-demand

Women in Shipping Virtual Summit

Explicitly, not exclusively for Women

This two-day summit is designed to support professional growth and career development, create opportunities and lead organisations to take a strategic approach to diversity and inclusion in shipping.


As we all know, it’s been an incredibly challenging period for the whole industry and so we have taken the decision to give something back through this event. As such, we’re pleased to let you know all passes to Women in Shipping Virtual Summit 2021 will be completely free.

Informa has been committed to supporting diversity in the maritime industry for many years through our events and award schemes and we will be using this event once again to champion that agenda.

If you have any questions, please email us.


The impact of COVID

  • Impact of public health policies on women - remote work, homeschooling, performance
  • The impact of digitization on communication, training and work relationships 
  • Mental health - nutrition, mental hygiene, vaccination & dealing with anxiety

Sustainable people policies

  • Worthy initiatives for women working on board and on-shore
  • The future of work - smart policies built around inclusion
  • Building resilience, amplifying our voice and raising your profile

Time for change?

  • Whether by choice, or forced, career change is a great opportunity to get what you want
  • Personal branding -  how to prepare yourself for change and plan it 
  • Career clinic - timely advice on designing your career path 

Conference sponsorship

Partnering with us will allow you to connect with a focused audience of maritime professionals. 

Find out how you can forge relationships and grow your business with one of our bespoke packages.

Summit highlights

This two-day summit featured a line-up of some of the most impressive names in shipping, both men and women, who told the story of their journey through the industry to inspire and empower your personal career development.

Our practical sessions focused on dealing with very specific, day-to-day challenges your colleagues in the industry have identified as problematic so that you left with a set of practical advice and tools you could use on your first day back in the office.

Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi

Course Director & Trainer Lloyd's Maritime Academy, Executive Advisor

Oil Spill Consultants Advisory Response (OSCAR Pty Ltd South Africa)

A highly relevant event focusing on current trends and bringing together a cross-professional target group to discuss, share and debate.