Opening Plenary: The Future of the Global Maritime Industry

Opening Plenary: The Future of the Global Maritime Industry

In the next 10-15 years world trade is projected to grow significantly. It is estimated that this growth will result in a doubling of seaborne trade volumes from 10 billion tons of cargo annually today to 20 billion tons of cargo around 2030. What drivers and obstacles, risks and opportunities could affect this outlook for growth? What are the implications for the maritime industry?

Opening remarks by
– Su Bo, Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology, China
– Hiroshi Muto, Vice-Minister for Transport, Tourism and International Affairs, Japan
– Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport, Russia
– Lui Tuck Yew , Minister of Transport, Singapore

Panelists
– Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS, USA
– Gideon Rachman, Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times, United Kingdom

Moderated by – Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation, Arup, USA