Building on the success of the first two European Shipping Weeks, in 2015 and 2017, the third will take place between the 17th and 21st February 2020 at the The Hotel, Brussels. The week will feature an array of events with high-profile keynote speakers from the world of shipping and the European institutions.
European Shipping Week is a platform where EU policy-makers can meet and engage with European shipowners and other stakeholders from the maritime sector. The focus is on shipping, in all its different aspects, including the participation of sectors linked to the shipping industry.
The first three days of the week each have a specific theme and all events on that day will be addressing related issues.
- Monday, 17 February 2020 – Trade and competitiveness
- Tuesday, 18 February 2020 – Safe and social shipping
- Wednesday, 19 February 2020 – Shipping and the environment
- Thursday, 20 February 2020 – Flagship Conference and Gala Dinner
At the end of each day there will be a wrap-up, pulling together all of the day’s key messages so that they can be examined further when the week culminates in a major Flagship Conference on Thursday, 20 February 2020. Together these themes will explore many of the challenges facing European and Global shipping.
The Gala Dinner, taking place on the evening of the 20th February, will provide an ideal opportunity for additional high-level networking. Both the Flagship Conference and the Gala Dinner will bring together the major players in the shipping industry with the primary aim of promoting the strengths, and the importance, of European and global shipping to legislators in Brussels, such as the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council.
On Monday 17 February there will be a Shipping Masterclass at The Hotel. On Friday 21 February there will be an optional site visit to the Port of Antwerp.
European Shipping Week is the brainchild of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and is a unique opportunity to meet the heads of the world’s leading shipping companies in the heart of Europe.