The first European Shipping Week took place over the course of the week of 2-6 of March 2015 and featured a long list of key industry events. The second took place in Brussels from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March 2017 and was an even greater success.
European Shipping Week is intended to be a platform where policy-makers from the main EU institutions meet and engage with European shipowners and other stakeholders from the shipping sector. The focus is on shipping, in all its different aspects.
The week-long series of high level events centred on a major Conference discussing the key issues currently facing European and Global shipping as well as a Gala Dinner, both of which took place on Wednesday 1 March 2017. It brought together the major players in the shipping industry with the primary aim of promoting the strengths and the importance of European and global shipping to legislators in Brussels, such as the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.
It is a unique opportunity to meet the heads of leading shipping companies in Europe.
European Shipping Week is the brainchild of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and is run by a Steering Group made up of Europe’s main shipping organisations as well as the European Commission and Shipping Innovation. The shipping organisations involved on the Steering Group include: ECSA; Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe; European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA); Interferry; the European Dredging Association (EuDA); the World Shipping Council (WSC); the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF); the European Tugowners’ Association (ETA); as well as the European Maritime Pilots Association (EMPA).