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17-19 October 2018
Delta St John's Conference Centre,

Arctic Shipping Forum North America

Exploring the latest in operations, design and technology for shipping in the Arctic

2 day conference dedicated to the latest regulatory and technological developments for the Arctic region

Agenda Highlights for 2018

Polar Code Priorities

Incorporation of the Polar Code into Canada's rules

Putting together a Polar Waters Operating Manual

Ensuring correct crew training and certification 

Looking to the Future

The latest in new ship and propulsion design for ice-going vessels

Innovations in maritime communications in the high north including satellites and broadband

How could autonomous or 'smart' ships operate in ice?

Networking, Sponsorship & Exhibition

Meet key players in the industry, promote your business & build awareness. With over 150 industry professionals in attendance, Arctic Shipping Forum North America is the ideal location for advancing your business interests.

Focus on Environmental Risks in the Arctic

Discuss how the 2020 global sulphur cap will impact on Arctic shipping

Join the debate on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic

Understand the challenges for preparing and managing oil spills in ice

Ice charting, Forecasting and Route Planning

Developing strategic technology for ship routing through ice covered waters

Understanding and managing the increase in big data in ice charting and forecasting

Focus on increased awareness of management of ship entry passage into sensitive areas

Two essential half day seminars focussing on the Polar Code and emergency response

AM seminar:

A comprehensive guide to obtaining a polar ship certificate

PM seminar:

Managing the challenges of emergency response, search and rescue in the Arctic

Arctic Shipping North America in detail:

100+ 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

"A great combination of speakers with different views and approaches. Everything was taken into account and it was a pleasure to sit in the audience"

S Ihalainen, FORESHIP

"Excellent event from all standpoints (speakers, topics, venue, lunches and snacks, exhibitioners, logistic assistance on site, etc...)"


"An excellent event with a great opportunity for learning and networking"

I Kubat, NRC

Limited free places for Shipowners

We have a limited number of free places reserved for Shipowners to attend as VIP guests. VIP relationship management is a key part of what makes the Arctic Shipping Forum North America unique and so valuable to our partners.

Our dedicated team of VIP Relationship Managers organise exclusive VIP engagement experiences for our partners that offer truly unrivalled opportunities for interaction with potential business partners.VIP engagement experiences include:

- Private welcome drinks reception- Private informal dinner- Themed breakfast meetings- Local area sightseeing tours- Fun networking activities

Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities at Arctic Shipping Forum North America

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

Welcome Drinks and Lanyard Sponsor

Networking Drinks Sponsor

Lunch Day 1 Sponsor

Additional Sponsors and Exhibitors