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2020 VIRTUAL EVENT

Connect with the industry from anywhere in the world using our fully interactive digital platform.

Make connections, benefit from knowledge sharing and take advantage of our new flexible programme.


Live presentations
Live presentations

Join sessions live as they are broadcast straight to your device. Over the two-day virtual summit there will be live panel discussions, solo keynote presentations, interactive Q&A and polling during sessions. 

Slide presentations will be available simultaneously and attendees can make their own notes on their slides and download these after the session. All live sessions will be recorded and available to re-watch until the end of the week. 

On-demand content
On-demand content

Select content will be available on-demand to our signed up attendees. Enjoy the extra flexibility of watching presentations at a time which suits your schedule if you are unable to make it to the live streaming. 

Re-watch your favourite sessions at your convenience, go over details and refresh your memory. 


Virtual networking
Virtual networking

Create a personalised profile before the event starts to access the full list of attendees and start to arrange appointments. Additionally, our matchmaking algorithm will recommend the best people for you to connect with, based on your professional background and interests. 

Attendees have the option to book 1-2-1 meetings which match each other's schedules, invite registered colleagues or attend a breakout meeting.

Interactive features
Interactive features

Attendees can enjoy live Q&A with the speakers, participate in polling and join topic discussions in break out rooms. 

Ask speakers your questions privately or as part of a group discussion. Participants can also message fellow attendees, arrange virtual 1-2-1 meetings or book a chat room with multiple attendees. 

Learn more about our sponsors by visiting their virtual booth. Find out more about their services through short informative videos and downloadable content. You can also book private meetings with representatives to find out more about their offering.

Virtual networking – simple and effective

Meet the people who are important to you. Expand your professional network. 

How to get started

You will receive your virtual platform login details with your unique access code a few days before the event. Once you're in, simply fill in your matchmaking categories, create a profile and start getting to know your fellow attendees. 

For the best virtual experience,  we recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox. If you use other browsers, the video call experience may be limited. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Matchmaking & networking

Our AI based match making system will help you make the most of your time by suggesting connections which are most valuable to you based on your interests.

Once your personalised profile is set up, the matchmaking algorithm will recommend top matches to you. You can see everyone registered for the event, but your most relevant matches are listed first.

Your personal introduction is a vital part of your profile, as it helps you stand out. Other attendees can also search for keywords in your intro, so do include your unique offering and what you’re looking to achieve from attending the Women in Shipping Virtual Summit.

Booking a meeting is easy

If you see someone you’d like to meet, reach out and schedule a meeting to connect on a video call. 

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

During these 1:1 meetings you can view video, share screens and attendees can invite their registered colleagues to join too. 

Once you have made a connection, you can choose to share your contact details with people you have chosen to meet. You can also link your profile to social media channels.