The 1st Annual World Maritime Conference 2019 (WMC-2019)
Introduction to WMC-2019

With the guidance of China Association for Science and Technology and Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China, hosted by China Institute of Navigation and Shanghai Maritime University, World Maritime Conference (WMC-2019) will be held during Oct. 20-22, 2019 in Shanghai, China. WMC-2019 is an international event focusing on the current hot topics and major advances in the Maritime field by attracting experts on a global scale. The aim of the conference is to bring together leading scientists, well-known scholars, engineers, practitioners, business elites, lawers and policy makers from multidisciplinary research and application areas to exchange information on their latest research progress and innovation. With the participation of outstanding international experts, we hope productive discussions would stimulate new creative ideas to translate new discoveries into better practice and application. We hope your participation would contribute to your professional development and relationships. Wish you enjoy the conference.


● 500+ Attendees Coming from All over the World to Exchange Ideas, Build New Networks, and Foster Friendships
● 120+ Oral Presentations & 50+ Posters Covering the Hot Topics and Cutting-Edge Technology in the Maritime Field
● Creating a Harmonious Environment for Panel Discussion, Project Matchmaking, Investment and Career Development
● Social Activities and Networking, Field Trip and Build Partnerships in China, Find Huge Opportunities and Markets for Your Business over the World
● Opportunities to Visit Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in China

Renowned Speakers

Mr. Zhendong Huang,
Former Minister, Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China
Mr. Zuyuan Xu,
Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China
Mr.Youfang Huang,
President, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Prof. Danielle Shechtma,
2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Israel
Mrs. Katarina Noren,
Director General, Swedish Maritime Administration, Sweden
Mr. Mohamed Zaitoun,
Founder & CEO, Zaitoun Green Shipping, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Shuo Ma,
Vice President, World Maritime University, Sweden
Dr. Ruri Shoji,
President, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan
Mr. Jan van der Borght,
Representative for China, Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Mr. Tom Strang,
Senior Vice President Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc, UK
Mr. Paul Bingham,
Sr. Economic Consultant, Economic Development Research Group, USA
Dr. Bojan Hlača,
President of Executive Board, Port of Rijeka Authority, Croatia
Mr. Arild Sæle,
Chief Commercial Officer, ScanReach , Norway
Mr. David Wignall,
Chairman, Seaport Consultants Asia, Singapore
Mr. Mike Konstantinidis,
Co-Founder and CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology SA, Greece
Mr. Martyn Thomas,
Global Head of Maritime Training, RelyOn Nutec, Denmark
Mr.George Pitaoulis,
Crewing Manager, ABC Maritime AG, Switzerland
Mr.Harry Hirst,
Partner & Master Mariner, Ince & Co, Singapore LLP, Singapore
Mr. Swaran Singh, Professor,
Jawaharlal Nehr u University, New Delhi, India
Mr.Dimitrios Tsalapatis,
Dr. Guiyun Tian,
Professor, Newcastle University, UK
Mr.Roger Johnston,
Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority, Australia
Dr. Wei Chen,
Future Program Development Manage, Wartsila Water Systems Ltd., UK
Mr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee,
Director, Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Island Research Center, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China
Program Layout
Stream 1: Plenary Conferences
Part 1: Opening Ceremony Part 2:  Keynote Forum
Part 3: High-end Dialog Part 4:   Decision Makers Forum
Stream 2: Parallel Forums
Forum 1: World Maritime Economy Forum Forum 2: Maritime University President Forum
Forum 3: Green & Sustainable Shipping and Management Forum 4: Port, Transportation and Logistics
Forum 5: Ship Design, Construction and Repair and Recycling Forum 6: Maritime Law, Finance and Insurance
Forum 7: Maritime Energy Management Forum 8: Maritime Safety and Security
Forum 9: Maritime Education Forum 10: International Maritime Management
Forum 11: Cruises, Yachts and Leisure Tourism Forum 12: Marine Culture and Arts Forum
Stream 3: Marine High-end Talents and Project Matchmaking Fair
Stream 4: Posters and Exhibition
Stream 5: Social and Cultural Activities
Exhibition and Poster

WMC-2019 provides an ideal platform to showcase your novel technologies and products. It is developed to offer comfort to delegates while maximizing exhibitor exposure, the coffee breaks and poster sessions will all take place in the exhibition area promoting frequent repeated opportunities for delegates to visit the exhibits.

Why Reserve a Booth at WMC-2019
• To Meet Face-to-Face with the International Movers and Shakers
• To Meet with Key Decision Marker
• To Explore Business Opportunities
• To Spotlight Advanced Technologies and Their Scientific and Commercial Applications
• To Take Advantage of the Conference's Captive Audience and Networking Opportunities within the Exhibition Hall


Exhibition Date:
Set-up date: October 19, 2019
Show dates: October 20-22, 2019, 09:00-18:00
Place: Shanghai, China


WMC-2019 is one of the most effective international marketing platforms in the maritime field.
Expand Your Business - A Cost Effective Sponsorship
● Get Cost and Time Effective Marketing Exposure and Boost Your Brand Recognition
● Set Up Stronger Alliances, New Partnerships
● Showcase Products and Services to a Targeted Prospects of Decision-makers
● Opportunity to Speak and Announce Recent Company Development
● Network from 200+ Professionals Offering Opportunities, before, during and after the Conference

Introduction to Shanghai

Shanghai, the trade and financial center of China, is an ideal port located in the central-eastern part of the country. With over 700 hundred years of history, the city comprises both Eastern and Western architecture and culture. In the last two decades Shanghai has been one of the fastest developing cities in the world. Shanghai is one of the main industrial centers of China, playing a key role in China's heavy industries. 
Shanghai, China's largest city, offers many exciting sightseeing opportunities for travelers. Despite having a population of more than 24 million, this always busy city offers quieter historic districts and attractions alongside its many newer tourist sites. One of the world's busiest container ports thanks to its position at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the city also provides opportunities for exploration by water along the Chinese coast and its inland waterways.

News Release

• The scientific program is releasing soon.
• Call for speakers, exhibitors and sponsors worldwide.
• Call for media partners and advertiser worldwide.
• Register now to enjoy favorable discount.

Hosting Organization

Co-Hosting Organizations

International Shipping Federation, ISF

The Royal Institute of Navigation

China Shipowners' Association

Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China

China Classification Society
China Port Association
China Rescue & Salvage of Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China
China Waterborne Transport Research Institute
China Transport Telecommunications & Information Center
Tianjin Research Institute for Water Transport Engineering
China Marine Fire Protection Association
China Highway and Transportation Society

Operating Organization
Official Travel Agency
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