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9 - 10 October
Dubai, UAE

The strategic business event for the Container Liner Shipping in the Middle East

Global Liner Shipping will give you the tools to respond to challenges of consolidation & disruption in the era of digital shipping. Co-located with Shipping2030 where 100+ leaders and innovators will discuss new trends in digitalization.

2018 DATES

Global Liner Middle East 2018 co-located with Shipping2030 will take place on the 9 -10 October

Key Themes at Global Liner Shipping Middle East 2018

The Business Operations Check-in

Looking at the most efficient strategies for liner shipping, we ask both operators and BCOs about the DNA of alliances and M&As, integration and the impact they had on business operations and the level of service.

The Regional Outlook

We close in on the business environment and opportunities for collaboration in the Middle East and the wider global trade. We will explore in depth the challenges of regional development and what’s up on the horizon.

The ROI of Digital Innovation

Operators who have put a lot of money behind digital innovation will discuss tangible results, financial performance and client service improvement. We will look at some of the most exciting tech available for liner shipping.

Shipper Focus

We bring shippers centre stage to talk about their business, the impact of technology, about their customers and changing markets, to shine a light on their needs now and how they are likely to change in the medium and long term.

Digital Supply Chain Management

The digital supply chain: how has the market changed with the emergence of digital freight forwarders, the increase in complexity of services offered by traditional forwarders, and the interjection of carriers?

Market Forecasts, Finance & Investments

Analysts and experts will look at overall as well as segment-level supply and demand dynamics, and investments and finance options to determine what the economic climate will look like for the upcoming 2 years, to help you make better business decisions.

Why Attend?

Vital answers to key questions

Influential speakers and industry leaders will walk you through a content packed with carrier case studies, shipper panel discussions, broader keynotes & outsider's view sessions.  

Respond to digital disruption

This year we are co-located with Shipping2030 where we dig deep into everything digital: IoT, data analytics, blockchain, smart operations, cyber risks and much more.

Networking: 2 conferences under 1 roof!

Make new connections and expand your network over the 2 days in Dubai, where over 100 decision makers from all sectors in maritime gathered under one roof.


We asked for honest confessions from those already booked for Shipping2030 & Global Liner Shipping conferences, including representatives from CMA CGM, BTS Tankers, NileDutch Singapore, and many more, on why they decided to come to our events.

Read the top 7 reasons why they chose to come, and decide for yourself whether you can afford to miss out on these events!

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities at Global Liner Middle East & Shipping2030

Free shipowner tickets

Select shipowners and shippers can attend our events for free as VIP guests!