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9 - 10 October 2018
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah,
Dubai, UAE

Digitalize. Consolidate. Innovate.

Shipping2030 co-located with Global Liner Shipping will gather together 100+ industry leaders and innovators to discuss new trends in digitalization and what this means for the long-term profitability of the shipping sector.

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2018 DATES

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

Key Themes at Shipping2030 ME 2018

Optimal Connectivity

The conference will look at how effective disruptive connectivity really is by assessing new technologies and harnessing real-time data analytics for predictive performance monitoring & maintenance.

Collaboration & Integration

Discussions will bring together key members of the supply chain to discuss what the new maritime ecosystem looks like for the Middle East shipping hub. Hear how the buyer/seller market can work and collaborate better.

Harnessing Blockchain

Separate the trends from the realities as the conference identifies proper blockchain technologies within the industry and how these can be applied affectively for optimal connections and business transactions.

Smart Shipping & Autonomous Vessels

Hear the new developments in smarter and unmanned vessel technology. Discuss the integration of new operational processes that are driving fleet efficiencies and how these new trends will disrupt the market for the next generation.

Cyber Security

Learn about the risks, regulations and new trends coming up to tackle cyber security threats, both cyber and physical. Create efficient risk management strategies and implementation of new solutions designed to protect vessels.

Digital Transformation

The conference will provide a complete focus on strategy and how to integrate this into business operations to totally transform the shipping market. Hear about what the benefits of developments in digital really mean for your business.

What's new for 2018?


With digital transformation the key to long term vessel profitability, listen to the international experts and those leading the way with topics on:

  • Disruptive connectivity
  • Decoding the new maritime ecosystem
  • The impact of blockchain technology
  • What IoT means for the Middle East region
Global Liner Shipping

Discussions will give you the tools to respond to challenges of consolidation & disruption in the era of digital shipping with a focus on:

  • The Regional Outlook
  • The ROI of digital Innovation
  • Digital supply chain management
  • Market forecasts, finance & investments
Better Together

As operational priorities become increasingly crossed over hear how business functions can collaborate better together through discussions on:

  • Realistic outlooks on digitalization
  • Business strategies for market consolidation
  • Data analytics, tracking and revenue optimisation 
  • Cargo, container and port technologies


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 Shipping2030 & Global Liner Middle East

Free shipowner tickets

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

Shipping2030 Associate Sponsors