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30 October 2017 - 1 November 2017
Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain,

Essential information on ship operations, design, technology and risk management in the Arctic

Attend the largest Arctic shipping conference in North America to understand current market developments

Call for Papers 2017

Submit a paper for the 2017 Arctic Shipping North America Forum to

The Call for Papers is open now and closes on 28th April 2017.  

What Will You Hear About in 2017?

Attendees will hear about :
  • Shipowners and operators’ insights into operating commercial shipping ice-covered waters
  • The latest in new ship and propulsion design for ice-going vessels
  • The impact of entry into force of the Polar Code and the development of POLARIS
  • Experiences of obtaining polar ship certificates
  • Current and future cargo trends and infrastructure developments for the Arctic and northern communities
  • Innovations in communications in the high north
Arctic Shipping North America Innovation Award 2017

The Award is presented to a company or individual that develops a new technology, environmental practice or service of benefit to Arctic shipping and the Arctic communities.  Nominations will open on 1st July 2017.

2016 Winner!

Knut Espen Solberg, Principal Specialist Winterization, GMC Maritime AS won the Award for his work on SARex - full scale testing of life saving appliances with regards to the IMO Polar Code requirement of a minimum of 5 days survival time

Technical seminars focussing on key elements in Arctic shipping

Topics include:

  • shipboard winterization
  • risk management for ice-going voyages
  • the options for efficient ice operations
  • new ship designs for extreme conditions

Arctic Shipping North America in detail:

150+ Industry Professionals

Attendees can meet and network with representatives from all the stakeholders in the Arctic Shipping industry.

15+ Networking Hours

Numerous networking opportunities include interactive discussion groups, network development lunches, drinks receptions and refreshment breaks.

50+ Expert Speakers

Hear from expert industry speakers on a broad range of hot topic issues including the impact of the entry into force of the Polar Code, new Arctic shipping design and technology, innovation and infrastructure developments in the north

Don't just take our word for it

"You folks still offer best value for meeting operators, academics, and stakeholders in arctic marine issues."

R. KROEKER, Northern Coordinator, NSS

"It's an excellent chance for networking. You've got an excellent cross-section of the Arctic shipping world. From small vessels to large vessels, ice-breakers, suppliers - the whole range."


"Very well organised, moderated and excellent content from speakers."


VIP Shipowners Attend for Free

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities at Arctic Shipping Forum North America

Raise your company's profile within the market and create greater awareness of your brand. We create bespoke proposals for companies, creating the best marketing opportunity for you and your budget.

2017 Networking Drinks Sponsor

2017 Additional Sponsors & Exhibitiors

2016 Silver Sponsors

2016 Branded Conference Bag Sponsors

2016 Additional Sponsors & Exhibitors

2016 Supporting Associations