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Navigating Disruption: CMA Shipping 2024 Unveils Dynamic Agenda and Stellar Speaker Lineup

Navigating Disruption: CMA Shipping 2024 Unveils Dynamic Agenda and Stellar Speaker Lineup

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January 31, 2024

C-Suite leaders of ABS, Panama Canal Authority, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, IACS, V, DNV, Stena Bulk, Hapag-Lloyd, IBIA, International Seaways and many more have been announced for the conference lineup at CMA Shipping 2024. 

With just six weeks to go, eager anticipation is growing for the 39th edition of CMA Shipping taking place in Stamford, CT, from 12 – 14 March 2024. 

The conference agenda promises to highlight pertinent issues surrounding the future of shipping, and how the industry can navigate challenges such as the energy transition, crewing and education, safety and compliance. At the show, speakers will review macro industry supply-demand & regulation challenges as well as specific discussions on topics such as: EU ETS, CII, expectations for MEPC 81, Wind & Nuclear-powered propulsion, digitisation through the lens of seafarer skills, the application of AI in marine technology and much more. The full agenda can be viewed here.

Seatrade Maritime Group Director, Chris Morley, commented: “From the demands of a growing global population and supply chain turmoil to the pressures posed by impending decarbonisation targets, there are new and technical challenges on the horizon for the shipping industry. Opportunities for open industry dialogue and the exchange of knowledge are therefore vital, and CMA Shipping remains as committed as ever to supporting this through its industry-led agenda.”

“Attendees can expect an engaging lineup of presentations, panel sessions and case studies, featuring some of the industry’s most influential names. We hope these conversations will spark dynamic debate, centred around delivering strategic solutions that will enable positive progress across the industry,” continued Morley.

With more than 50 key names already on the lineup and many more to be revealed in the coming weeks, speakers to date include:

  • Michael D. Tusiani, Chairman Emeritus, Poten & Partners and CMA Commodore 2024
  • Roy Bleiberg, Vice President, North America Business Development, ABS
  • Ilya Espino de Marotta, Deputy Administrator, Panama Canal Authority
  • Erik Hånell, CEO at Stena Bulk
  • René Kofod-Olsen, CEO, V
  • Knut Orbeck-Nilssen, Chief Executive Officer, DNV
  • Nikolaus H. Schües, President, BIMCO
  • Lois Zabrocky, Chief Executive Officer, International Seaways Ship Management LLC
  • Roberto Paolo Cazzulo, Chairman, IACS
  • Sandi Ennor, President at CMA / CEO, Transparensea Fuels LLC

Those announced as panellists can be viewed here.

Elaborating on the event experience at CMA Shipping, Morley concluded, “Harmonised with the free-to-attend expo, which offers a forum for attendees to explore cutting-edge innovations and market developments, CMA Shipping presents the ultimate opportunity for shipping professionals. It is a dynamic platform, offering the means to not just prepare and safeguard, but also drive operations forward amidst new and ever-evolving challenges.”

As the Maritime world eagerly anticipates the return of this flagship event, now is the time to book. You can view your booking options here.

Brought to the industry by Connecticut Maritime Association and organised by Seatrade Maritime – Informa Markets, CMA Shipping will return to Hilton Stamford, Connecticut, from March 12-14, 2024. 

For more details about the event and booking information, please visit


About CMA Shipping

CMA Shipping is North America’s premier event for the global shipping industry. It brings together professionals, leaders and stakeholders representing all sub-sectors for three days of learning, networking, collaboration and innovation. 

CMA Shipping Expo is brought to the maritime industry by Connecticut Maritime Association and organised by Seatrade Maritime – Informa Markets.

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 450 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, and many more. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. 

For more information, please visit 


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