Working group topics


Working group topics


Emerging economies

What will it take for emerging economies realize their potential? How can the maritime industry strengthen its role and positive impact?

Challenges to address:

  • Advancing economic corridors
  • Overcoming supply chain barriers to trade
  • Building a competitive workforce
  • Enhancing good governance
  • Developing maritime growth strategies

Governance

How can the maritime industry create a more collaborative environment between its many public and private stakeholders and be proactive in shaping regulation?

Challenges to address:

  • Overcoming fragmentation and creating a common vision
  • Creating a predictable and sustainable framework
  • Connecting national, regional and global rules
  • Ensuring effective and unified enforcement
  • Establishing an international standard-setting body

Image

How can the maritime industry raise its profile and image in the public eye?

Challenges to address:

  • Raising awareness about the role and importance of the entire maritime value chain
  • Demonstrating the value of the industry
  • Changing minds

Innovation

How can the maritime industry set a new course for growth through technology and innovation?

Challenges to address:

  • Catalyzing technological innovation and removing barriers to change
  • Incentivizing early adoption of new technologies
  • Leveraging data to overcome inefficiencies and focus on common, critical challenges

Human capital

How can the entire maritime industry collaborate to prepare today’s workforce for tomorrow’s jobs?

Challenges to address:

  • Raising the profile and image of the industry to attract and foster new talent
  • Educating the next generation of change-makers
  • Breaking the molds of traditional training
  • Exploring industry disruptions their impact on employment and skills