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October 2019
Montreal, Canada

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

Commercial operators' priorities

Hear leading operators discuss the logistical requirements for safe operations in ice, how to manage the annual Sealift and resupply, and effective operation of ferries in the Arctic.

Looking to the future

This year we will look into the latest in new expedition cruise vessel and icebreaker design, innovations in maritime communications in the high north including satellites and broadband, and how autonomous or 'smart' ships might operate in ice.

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, and understand the challenges for preparing and managing oil spills in ice.

Ice charting, forecasting and route planning

Discover how to develop strategic technology for ship routing through ice covered waters, understand and manage 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

New for 2018, 2 separately bookable, half day seminars.

  • A comprehensive guide to obtaining a polar ship certificate
  • Managing the challenges of emergency response, search and rescue in the Arctic
Network with the industry

With over 150 industry professionals in attendance, Arctic Shipping Forum North America is the ideal location for advancing your business interests.

The numbers that matter

industry professionals
networking hours
expert speakers

Book accommodation

We have negotiated preferential rates for conference delegates at the Delta Hotels St. John's Conference Centre, click the link below to book directly with the hotel.

Special conference rates apply until 16 September 2018

Interpreting Ship Traffic in the Canadian Arctic

The limited availability of consistent, longitudinal data sources for marine traffic in Arctic Canada has presented significant challenges for researchers, policy makers, and planners. 

This study, provided by the journal of the Arctic Institute of North America, attempts to remedy that by using a recently developed geospatial database of ship traffic to provide the first synthesized overview of vessel traffic over a 26 year period.

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


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 guests, this include:

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


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Want to find out more? Contact Paul Skinner today on +44 (0)20 7017 4402 or at

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