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

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

Attend the largest Arctic shipping conference in North America for essential information on the Polar Code in practice

Navigating the North West Passage

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel across the North West Passage? The Arctic 100 Expedition are documenting their journey so you can find out. Read about the expedition on the KNect365 Maritime Blog.

What’s On for 2017?

Working with the Polar Code

The impact of entry-into-force of the Polar Code and current implementation

A step-by-step walkthrough on obtaining a polar ship certificate

Looking to the Future

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

Current and future cargo trends and infrastructure developments for the Arctic and northern communities

Innovations in communications in the high north

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 the is ideal location for advancing your business interests.

New: Cruise Shipping in the Arctic Seminar

Taking place on November 1st, the Cruise Shipping in the Arctic seminar focuses on the growing trend of cruise voyages to polar waters. Discuss the challenges and find solutions with out expert speakers, including crew members of the Crystal Serenity.

Develop preparedness with planning exercises for Arctic voyages and emergency response scenario participation.

Award Presentation

The Arctic Shipping North America Innovation Award 2017 will be presented at this year’s conference. Nominations for the award will open on 1st July 2017.

Last year's award was presented to Knut Espen Solberg, Principal Specialist on Winterization at GMC Maritime AS for his work on SARex.

Technical Seminars

Providing greater focus on key areas of Arctic shipping including risk management, the development of expedition cruise shipping in the Arctic, options for efficient ice operations and 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."


The Arctic 100 Expedition: Traversing the Northwest Passage

Find out about the journey of the MSV Nordica as its Ice Navigator David (Duke) Snider and the researchers onboard document their progress through the ice-covered waters of the North West Passage. Get the full story on the KNect365 Maritime Blog.

Brought to you with the assistance of shipowners Arctia Ltd.

VIP Shipowners Attend for Free

Shipowners attend our events for free as VIP guests and as a result will make up a significant portion of our audience in 2017. VIP relationship management is a key part of what makes the Arctic Shipping North America Forum 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.

Networking Drinks Reception Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

Conference Writing Folder Sponsor

Additional Sponsors and Exhibitors

Media partners