Convening maritime decision makers

The Global Maritime Forum's Annual Summit brings together high-level leaders from across the maritime industry with policymakers, NGOs, experts and other influential decision-makers and opinion shapers to discuss industry-wide, long-term challenges.

The Global Maritime Forum’s inaugural Annual Summit will take place in Hong Kong on 3-4 October 2018. The high-level meeting will convene key leaders to share their ideas on the challenges facing the maritime industry. Together they will develop practical proposals to optimise global seaborne trade, thereby increasing sustainable long term economic development and human wellbeing.

Annual Summit 2018

The maritime industry is the lifeblood of the global economy and it is in a unique position to demonstrate leadership by bringing about positive change, both for the industry and for society. The Summit will focus on tackling the industry’s most pressing challenges and most promising opportunities, in particular those that require collective action by all stakeholders. New perspectives from inside and outside the industry will be provided to better inform our understanding of the forces shaping the industry in the long term.

Central to this high-level meeting is that participants from the entire maritime spectrum and from all geographies – those who have the drive and the influence to make change happen – work together in an informal setting to discuss collective challenges and to develop new solutions and recommendations for action.

The Forum aims to extend and expand the groundwork achieved over the past three years by the Danish Maritime Forum in Copenhagen – recognised as the Davos of the maritime industry – and to build a community of leaders with the breadth and quality of engagement to represent with authority the views and interests of the entire maritime spectrum.

Going forward, the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit will be hosted in cities around the world on a rotational basis. The summit is by invitation only.