Arctic Shipping Summit

16th edition

Montreal, Canada

Our 16th Arctic Shipping Summit will be returning to Montreal, Canada on the 11th-12th March 2020.

The two day conference will explore the latest developments in technology, policy and infrastructure affecting the Arctic shipping industry. Key industry figures will address emerging markets and increasing trade, geopolitical issues and minimizing the ecological impact of Arctic activity, with a focus on collaboration and sustainable development.

The conference will bring together senior representatives from key industry stakeholders including ship-owners, ship-managers & associated solution providers, coastguards and governmental transport authorities, meteorologists, consultants & technology providers for two days of informative presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

Key Topics:

  • Arctic Navigation Experiences and Best Practice
  • Arctic Infrastructure: Current Development and Investment
  • Cooperation with Indigenous Communities
  • New Developments in Communication Systems
  • Ice Information Technology and Training Requirements
  • Autonomous Vessels: Arctic Advancement
  • What's Next for the Polar Code?
  • Emerging Markets and Sea Routes
  • Arctic Project Developments
  • Arctic Cruise Market Growth: Seizing Opportunities and Mitigating Risks
  • Minimizing Ecological Impact of Arctic Shipping

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

  • Sarah Norgaard, Senior Fleet Operator, Arctic Operations And Projects, Fednav
  • Steve Thompson, Superintendent, Arctic Programs, Canadian Coast Guard
  • Tom Zagon, Physical Sciences Specialist, Canadian Ice Service
  • Keld Qvistgaard, Senior Ice Advisor, Danish Meteorological Institute / Greenland Ice Service
  • Jarkko Toivola, Director/Vice President, Alfons Hakans
  • Etienne Seguin-Bertrand, Senior Supervisor, Logistics and Port Operations, Canadian Royalties
  • Bob Simpson, Vice President, Expedition Cruising, Abercrombie & Kent USA
  • Christopher Fee, General Manager Environment and Sustainability, Oldendorff Carriers
  • Lon Kishiyama, Director, Office of International Activities, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Mikaa Mered, Professor Of Arctic Economics & Geo-politics, Free Institute Of International Relations Studies (ILERI)
  • Dimitrios Dalaklis, Associate Professor, World Maritime University
  • Suzanne Lalonde, Professor Of International Law, University Of Montreal
  • Lisa Koperqualuk, Vice-President - International Affairs, ICC Canada
  • Nalan Koc, Research Director, Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Jason Hicks, Partner, Bernard LLP
  • Paivi Haikkola, Ecosystem Lead, ONE SEA - Autonomous Maritime Ecosyste
  • David Atkinson, Professor, University of Victoria
  • Gert Brask, CEO/Founder, Arctic Cruise Line

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Event details
Organizer : ACI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21769