EXPOSHIP LONDON 85 International Exhibition MONEY & SHIPS IN THE CITY International Conference
City of London, March 18-22 The City of London will be the focus of attention for the world's shipping industry when the second Expoship London is held March 18- 22 this year at the Barbican Centre. This international exhibition, first staged in 1983, is sponsored by The British Marine Equipment Council, The British Shipbuilders, British Shippers' Council, General Council of British Shipping, Institute of Marine Engineers, and Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and is organized by Seatrade Conferences & Exhibitions Ltd.
Held in conjunction with the wellestablished Seatrade Money & Ships conference, Expoship London is attracting an international attendance of shipowners, charterers, oil company executives, bankers, and shipbuilders.
More than 180 companies providing equipment and services to the shipping industry, ranging from electronics manufacturers to marine insurance brokers, from the U.K. and 22 other countries, will be displaying their products and services. More than 10,000 people are expected to visit the exhibition during the week, and some 500 of these will take part in the conference that will take place on the mornings of March 20-22.
At this writing, eight American companies had made firm bookings for space at the exhibition. They are: Bayley Suit, Inc. of Fortuna, Calif.; Magnavox Overseas, Ltd. of Torrance, Calif.; Maritime Data Network Ltd. of Stamford, Conn.; Panama Canal Commission of Miami, Fla.; Survival International of Seattle; Todd Marine Systems of Stamford, Conn.; Transax Data Corporation of Falls Church, Va.; and Veson Inc. of New York City. Expoship London underscores the City of London's premier position as an international shipping center. It will be opened on the morning of March 18 by The Lord Mayor of London, The Right Honorable Sir Alan Traill.
The official Seatrade reception will be held in the Guildhall on the evening of March 18; many other receptions are being planned for the week.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM Wednesday, March 20 Theme: Is there a future for the European shipowner?
Chairman: Brian P. Shaw, chairman, Furness Withy Group, and vice president, General Council of British Shipping; Introductory speaker: David Mitchell, MP, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Transport Speakers: J. Groenendijk, chairman-elect, Royal Nedlloyd Group Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, partner, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Thursday, March 21 Theme: The complex relationship between Europe and the Far East in terms of both shipbuilding and shipping Chairman: Ove Hoegh, senior partner, Hoegh Group, and vice chairman, Intertanko Introductory speaker: Norman Lamont, MP, Minister of State for Industry, U.K. Department of Trade and Industry Speakers: Choi Hoon, director, Bureau of Maritime Transport, Korea Maritime & Port Administration J. Graham Day, chairman, British Shipbuilders M.H. Liang, chairman, Hong Kong Shipowners Association Luncheon speaker: Rt. Hon. Edward du Cann, MP, chairman, All Party Maritime Group Friday, March 22 Theme: Safety, efficiency, and the new technology Chairman: C.P. Srivastava, Secretary General, International Maritime Organization; Speakers: Leslie Beckwith, senior principal surveyor, International Conventions Department, Lloyd's Register of Shipping Richard Hunt, vice chairman, Baltic Exchange, and joint chairman, Biffex Formation Committee Sylvie Maier, head of the Secretariat— Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control Marshall Meek, managing director, N.M.I. Ltd.