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WHY ATTEND The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference?

The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference organised by The Maritime Standard offers so many benefits that you really should be making time for them. Here are some of the main reasons you will gain if you attend a TMS conference:-

Stay at the cutting edge

The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference ensure you stay at the cutting edge of the shipping industry. Hearing case studies from major players, watching tip-filled talks and getting a glimpse into how competitors operate are all reasons to attend The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference. Keynote presentations offer valuable learning opportunities. And seeing someone share their story in person can drive a message home in a way that is different to reading an article. The result of attending this conference is that you go back to base with fresh ideas and approaches that make you more effective and efficient at work.

Meet experts in person

The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference offers a chance to meet key people that can positively influence your business, sharing the same space. Take the chance to have coffee with a potential customer, share a business idea and get an opinion from an industry expert or make a connection that might lead to you finding your next business partner. You will find top executives and policy makers within the shipping industry at TMS Ship Finance & Trade conference. Attending will give you the opportunity to connect with them in person.

Networking opportunities

The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference provide plenty of chances for attendees to network, form new relationships and strengthen existing ones. Get some one-to-one time over registration, coffee breaks, lunch or cocktails. At the conference sessions you may find yourself sitting next to potential customers or generating leads. The possibilities for networking are endless. In your absence, you can be sure that your competitors will be taking full advantage.

In a new space

It’s easy to find ourselves in a rut. Sitting in the same chair, in the same office can keep us from fresh thinking and new ideas. Breaking out of the office, sitting at a TMS conference surrounded by key decision makers and high-level opinion formers within the maritime industry can spark new approaches that will help grow your businesses.

Tapping into the energy of like-minded individuals

There is nothing like being in a room of people who, like you, are willing to take time away from the office to learn something new. When you sit in a TMS conference, you will quickly discover that you are not alone in wanting to improve your skills and bring something back to your office or organisation.

Invest in yourself

Recognising that you still have things to learn, and can get better, is an important step towards career development. So attending a TMS conference is an investment in yourself, as well as your company. When you purchase a TMS conference delegate pass, you are investing in personal growth.

Learn from the best

The speakers at TMS conference are not just industry leaders with years of experience and deep insights into the shipping industry. They are also engaging, inspiring thinkers who are passionate about sharing what they have learned and helping others enhance their skills. At a TMS conference, the speakers don’t just present what is happening right now. They also look ahead to what is around the corner. These forward-looking insights from the best in the business will help you plan future strategies.

Share what you learn

We send all delegates copies of all the speaker slides. So as well as keeping them as a permanent record, you can use them to pass on what you learned to the rest of your team.

Have fun

Being in business should be rewarding and fun. TMS conference add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing in a social aspect with learning. Never underestimate the power of a little fun mixed with some interesting people! TMS conference provide a unique convergence of networking, learning, and fun in a single package.

Next steps

Sign up now and attend this year’s high profile and thought-provoking The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference!

K.B. ChandhiramouliK.B. ChandhiramouliDirector- Shipping, Aviation & ECA Financing
Faber Capital
Every presentation had a different theme and something we could learn from. The type of speakers are unique and the subjects The Maritime Standard have selected are all very interesting.
Chris PetersChris PetersCEO
Emirates Ship Investment Company LLC
It’s a good place to network and meet people, and on top of that the quality of speakers was good as usual.
Richard BriggsRichard BriggsVice Chairman
The Conference has been been fantastic and it’s always a pleasure to be back here in Abu Dhabi. A feature for me this year was the slightly growing optimism in the tanker market
Andrew SimmonsAndrew SimmonsCEO
Global Marine Transport Capital LLC
The Ship Finance and Trade Conference is always very enjoyable and interesting. Being a finance guy, it’s great to sit and listen to presentations about ports and other kinds of infrastructure projects.
Nabil AzzouzNabil AzzouzVice President – Marine & Energy (International)
Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company
This has been a valuable opportunity to put stakeholders from the maritime and insurance industries together to discuss and identify the common issues and challenges that they are facing and try to put together a framework for better collaboration.
Capt. Zarir IraniCapt. Zarir IraniMD, Constellation Marine Services and President
International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS)
It has really been very informative and well attended. We heard a lot of bold presentations about where the money is going to come from and what the colour of the money is going to be. It was a clear statement made by a lot of speakers that the next wave finance is going to be green.
Christopher James ThomasChristopher James ThomasCFO
ADNOC Logistics & Services
It has been hugely beneficial to be here, there is a lack of understanding amongst many of the banks, many of which might be sitting on the sidelines. Hopefully this conference will give them a push to take a closer look at the industry.
Nijoe JosephNijoe JosephPartner
Stephenson Harwood
For me as a legal professional in the shipping market the Conference allows me to hear from the horse’s mouth, as it were. You find ship owners and real practitioners of the craft of ship finance speaking to us about their problems and potentially coming to a solution. I don’t think an event can get any more valuable than that.
Bobby VargheseBobby VargheseVice President- Financial Strategy,
Abu Dhabi Ports
For me the discussion on climate change was a really important topic. Most of the participants were concerned about it and while IMO 2020 is a challenge there are opportunities as well, the conference is a great opportunity to meet people and understand the trends in the industry. I really love being here.
George GiannakisGeorge GiannakisMD
This is the first time I have attended the Conference and it has been great. A lot of the important players in the local market, as well as internationally, have taken the trouble to come over, so there are plenty of opportunities for networking as well a chance to hear interesting topics.
Nitin MehtaNitin MehtaCEO
Tomini Group
Shipping needs money and money needs to find a new asset class all the time. So, what The Maritime Standard does very well is bring the right people from banking and shipping together.
Capt. S. R. PatnaikCapt. S. R. PatnaikCEO,
International Shipping & Logistics
I found it to be a very good conference, well organised, with excellent speakers and a variety of topics. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone in the business.
Tien TaiTien TaiPartner
I really enjoyed the morning session. A wide range of topics were discussed and quite pertinent issues affecting the shipping industry were all raised.

Endorsed by
Abu Dhabi Ports- sponsor of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2016
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Supporting Associations
Conqueror Freight Network- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Globalia Logistics Network- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Indian National Shipowner's Association- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Organisation of the Islamic Shipowners Associations- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Media Partners
Cargo Connections- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Freight book- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Marino World- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Mudrock Media- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Port News- supporter of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2016
Project Cargo Network- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Robban Assafina- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Ship2Shore- supporter of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2016
Supply Chain Brain- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Universal Freight Organisation- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017

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