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Monday, December 11, 2017

IMO World Maritime Day events

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day is on Thursday 28 September this year. The Secretary General will host his usual reception at the IMO’s headquarters in London. 

There will be an additional event this year in London on board the HQS Wellington, which will complement the IMO’s World Maritime Day theme of Technical Co-operation and will showcase the contribution made by U.K.-based institutions in support of the international shipping industry. Hosted by the IMO, the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and the International Maritime Pilots Association, it will be opened by the IMO Secretary General and will be attended by HRH The Princess Royal, the First Sea Lord and the Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.  

The former head of Stelmar Tankers, who founded easyJet and heads the easyGroup of companies, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, will also attend the event. 

The Wellington event  will be open to invited guests from within the political and diplomatic arenas, the business community and the media. 

On Monday 25 September, the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event will be held in Singapore in addition to the celebrations in London.

Singapore's Minister for Transport Raymond Lim, the Chairman of the IMO Council Johan Franson, together with the IMO Secretariat represented by David Edwards, will jointly host the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event evening reception to be held at the AsianCivilisationsMuseum. It is envisaged that this will bring together leading maritime personalities in international shipping to celebrate the World Maritime Day and give recognition to the shipping industry. It will also raise the curtain for Singapore’s Maritime Week (25-29 September 2006), a week of high profile maritime and related activities.  

Immediately preceding the evening reception is a special World Maritime Day SingaporeForum. Chaired by the IMO Council Chairman Johan Franson, the Forum, with the theme "Shipping for Growth and Development", aims to highlight the importance of shipping and its relation to general development. The Forum, to be held at the Fullerton Hotel, will provide a platform for the ’thought leaders’of the maritime community to discuss the challenges faced by the global maritime and shipping industry.  

Contacts: Bill Box   Tim Wilkins