Arctic Shipping Forum 2018
April 17 - 20, 2018
Resource rich, strikingly beautiful and positioned between some of the world’s largest trading blocs, the Arctic’s economic potential is still largely untapped. Harsh and inhospitable conditions have long been a natural barrier against development in the region. But a range of factors are combining to drive the expansion of maritime activity in the high north, including warming oceans, improving vessel technology, increased interest from the tourism sector and the depletion of easily accessible fossil fuel reserves elsewhere in the world.
Taking place on the 17th to the 20th April 2018 in Helsinki, Arctic Shipping Forum is Europe’s leading venue for discussing the Arctic’s emerging role as a new hotbed of maritime commerce. The most comprehensive event of its kind available to the industry, the forum also features continuous live translation from English into Russian, bringing the international community of Arctic stakeholders together. Each year regulators, ship owners, technologies providers and others attend the forum to network, get a feel for the state of the market, and discover solutions to the challenges facing the sector.
Alongside some of the topics of perennial importance to the industry, the 2018 event will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from insurers on the factors that influence risk evaluation in Arctic waters, and from class societies on their interpretation of the Polar Code. There will also be two optional seminars on the final day of the conference, one on managing emergency response in ice-covered waters, and the other on planning and operating cruise voyages in the Arctic.
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