Arctic Shipping Summit

Documentation - March 13-14, 2019- Montreal, QC, Canada

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Our 14th Arctic Shipping Summit will be taking place on the 13th - 14th March 2019 in Montreal, Canada. This edition will provide insight into the future of an market that is constantly developing and advancing: number of vessels, both cargo ships and cruise ships, operating in the Arctic due to sea routes opening further and the expansion of Arctic mining and extraction projects means that the Arctic has never played a more crucial role in global operations.

The two day event will consist of a number of informative presentations followed by interactive Q&A sessions and panel discussions, bringing together key industry stakeholders including ship-owners, ship-managers & associated solution providers, coastguards and governmental transport authorities, meteorologists, consultants & technology providers. Join us in Montreal to hear from fantastic line-up of leading executives and experts the opportunities provided for ship owners and how to overcome practical challenges associated with Arctic conditions.

Key Topics Include:

  • Operating Successfully in a Hostile Environment
  • Overcoming Practical Challenges to Reach Polar Code Compliancy
  • Freedom of Trade in the Arctic
  • Coordinating Global Aims for Arctic Development
  • Improving Communication Systems in the Arctic to Advance Shipping Capabilities
  • Keeping Up with Growing Demand for Vessels with Icebreaking Capacity
  • Shipping Opportunities Arising from Arctic Mining and Extraction Projects
  • Emerging Arctic Markets and Trade Routes
  • Updating Infrastructure in Line With Increasing Maritime Activity
  • Developing Arctic Tourism while Ensuring the Safety of Passengers, Crew and Local Communities and Wildlife

Who Will Attend?

  • Shipping operators & ship owners
  • Coastguard & Transport Authorities
  • Shipbuilders & Shipyards
  • Ship designers & repair companies
  • Energy & mining companies
  • Naval Architects & Engineers
  • Ice Forecasters & Meteorologists
  • Ice Management Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Academic researchers

Confirmed Speakers

  • Neil O'Rourke, Senior Director, Safe Shipping and Economic Intelligence, Canadian Coast Guard
  • Keld Qvistgaard, Head of Ice Services, Greenland Ice Service / Danish Meteorological Institute
  • Donald Roussel, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety Security, Transport Canada
  • Mike Emerson, Director, Marine Transportation Systems, United States Coast Guard
  • Halldor Johannsson, Executive Director, Arctic Portal
  • Bill Davis, Vice President, Operations, Quark Expeditions
  • Mikaa Mered, Professor Of Arctic Economics & Geo-politics, Free Institute Of International Relations
  • John Higginbotham, Senior Fellow and Head of Arctic Program, Center for International Governance Innovation
  • Rune Yohan Engebo, Project Engineer, Polarkonsult
  • Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO, World Ocean Council
  • Charles Anderson, Senior Vice President, Skuld
  • Helen Brohl, Executive Director, US Committee on the Marine Transportation System
  • Lon Kishiyama, Director, Office of International Activities, Maritime Administration, U. S. Department of Transportation
  • Peter Pamel, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Dimitrios Dalaklis, Associate Professor, World Maritime University
  • David Cote, Legal Counsel, Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund
  • Pentii Kujala, Professor Of Marine Technology, Aalto University
  • Joel Coito, Coast Guard Liaison Officer, Office Of Ocean & Polar Affairs
  • Ivana Kubat, Director of Research and Development, National Research Council Canada
  • Karen Ware, Procurement Director, THALES USA
  • Edwin De Vries, Director, Wagenborg Offshore
  • Farooque Hassan, Director Projects (Ports & Shipping Wing), Ministry Of Maritime Affairs Pakistan
  • Thomas Winkler, Ambassador To The Kingdom Of Denmark, Royal Danish Embassy In Ottawa

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Novotel Montreal Centre
1180 rue de la Montagne, H3G 1Z1
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Novotel Montreal Centre
1180 rue de la Montagne
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Z1 Canada
Phone: +1 (514) 861-6000
Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-19205