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17-18 September 2020
Virtual event,
Delivered Live Online (CET time) & Available 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.
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Key themes for 2020


Accountability and assessment in D&I policy design and implementation
Accountability and assessment in D&I policy design and implementation

How should companies assess and (re)design their inclusion strategy in a fair and effective ? We will look at examples of initiatives that work in maritime and other industries to bring you solutions you can rely on. 

Laying the foundations of the inclusive workplace in shipping
Laying the foundations of the inclusive workplace in shipping

Armed with robust data and insights into diversity across a range of criteria, we can then benchmark progress and advise on the right actions to drive meaningful change.

The road to recovery: The essential check-in and outlook for 2021
The road to recovery: The essential check-in and outlook for 2021

Moving away from the blame game and divisive rhetoric, we aimed to identify those ideas and deeply rooted practices that hold this industry behind and why this is exactly the right time to make the case for inclusion.


Maternity, return to work and flexible working arrangements
Maternity, return to work and flexible working arrangements

Turning to very practical roadblocks and consideration, we looked at the working environment available to women in maritime and possible solutions to improve employment and career opportunities for women on board and on shore.

Leadership, bias and what women want from their employers
Leadership, bias and what women want from their employers

Offering a dynamic and measurable system that is linked to performance — where managers must have made some practical things happen in order to drive the right environment for all people to flourish. We will look at what leaderships is needed the weed out the biases and how to move forward.

Digital transformation in shipping and opportunities for diversity
Digital transformation in shipping and opportunities for diversity

The industry is changing rapidly and one cannot begin to sketch the profile of the seafarer of the future without the words digital competencies. What does this mean for women’s access and progression in this industry? What opportunities are opening for women in digital shipping?

What to expect

  • Our virtual platform will be your summit venue
  • Enjoy enhanced flexibility with access to live and on-demand content
  • Interact with influential speakers during live Q&A
  • Participate in live polls
  • Join hosted meeting rooms  
  • Visit exhibitors at virtual booths who will display a range of recorded material and downloadable information. 
  • Book one on one meetings with our exhibitors to find out more about their services 

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Demonstrate thought leadership and stay top of mind in the modern digital landscape.

Partnering with us will allow you to access an audience unconstrained by traditional travel and time considerations. Benefit from deeper insights from our audience with enhanced analytics in your post show report.

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

2019 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.

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