HONG KONG, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Asia, organisers of Marintec China -- The Largest and Most Authoritative Trade Fair in Asia -- announces today that Dr. Martin Stopford, President of Clarksons Research Services, will deliver the keynote address at the Senior Maritime Forum 2013 taking place 2-5 December at the Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, China. Now in its 17th edition, the Senior Maritime Forum is considered the must-attend platform for major maritime industry professionals discussing the most pressing and future-facing issues within Asia and the global maritime market. The Senior Maritime Forum is held alongside Marintec China 2013 which takes place 3-6 December at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai China.
In his keynote addressed titled, "The Great Shipping Cycle -- Progress to Date and Scenarios for the Next Phase," Dr. Stopford will shed light and retrospect on the previous year industry milestones as well as offer audiences a perspective of areas, trends, and issues for the near and distant horizon. Dr. Stopford is a graduate of Oxford University and has a PhD in International Economics from London University. During his 41 years in the Maritime Industry he has held positions as Director of Business Development at British Shipbuilders; Global Shipping Economist with Chase Manhattan Bank N.A.; Chief Executive of Lloyds Maritime Information Services and executive director of Clarksons PLC. In 2010 he received a lifetime achievement award at the Lloyds List Global Shipping Awards. His publications include "Maritime Economics" 3rd Ed, the widely used shipping text book published in January 2009, and many papers on shipping economics and ship finance.
The theme for the Senior Maritime Forum 2013 is "Green Technology, Transformation, Breakthrough" and includes 40 sessions on Marine Equipment & Technology, Shipbuilding, Shipping and Port, Ocean Engineering, and Marine Finance. Dr. Stopford joins a line-up of maritime experts including Mr Peter Noble, President of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Mr Alf-Kare Adnanes, Vice President, Technology Director of ABB Group Marine & Cranes, Mr Andreas Nordseth, DMA Director-General, Danish Maritime Authority, Mr Masamichi Morooka, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) & International Shipping Federation (ISF), and many more."We are very excited to host Dr. Stopford this year at the Senior Maritime Forum as well as present our entire seminar line-up," said Ms. Stella Fung, Event Director of Marintec China. "We've put together a good mixture of presentations and discussions topics not easily found elsewhere and at timely point given the changing climate, opportunities, and current events witnessed recently by our industry". Marintec China 2013 expects to again set the tone as the largest industry trade fair in Asia and host over 1,700 exhibiting companies showcasing products and technologies ranging from auxiliary machinery to offshore engineering equipment, to propulsion systems to maritime services and education. Online registration for Marintec China ends 8 November 2013. There is no registration deadline for Senior Maritime Forum; however it is recommended to reserve your seat in advance. Learn more about Marintec China 2013 including debut products to be showcased at the trade fair and the most up-to-date seminar listing and information at www.marintecchina.com Notes to Editor: