The Maritime CEO Forums have been rescheduled for the second half of 2021 and will take place at their regular venues.
This year’s events have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The exclusive by-invite-only shipowner gatherings are organised by Asia Shipping Media (ASM), Splash’s parent company.
“While, of course, we’re disappointed we won’t be able to meet up with our shipping friends around the world this year, it is comforting to have had so many encouraging messages looking for our forums to come back as soon as possible,” commented Sam Chambers, ASM’s editorial director.
In related news, Connecticut Maritime Association’s CMA Shipping 2020 announced yesterday its rescheduled October event will now be hosted digitally alongside another American show, SHIPPINGInsight, organised by Carleen Lyden Walker.
“In the absence of Posidonia and other maritime events, it becomes even more critical that maritime stakeholders have the opportunity to gather, albeit virtually, to discuss strategies for addressing critical industry concerns” Walker said yesterday.
Shipping shows have been cancelled en masse from March onwards this year. The first big shipping exhibition to reappear on the calendar is SMM, the world’s largest maritime gathering. Initially scheduled for September this year, the Hamburg showcase has been moved to February 2 to 5 next year.