The Freeport of Riga Authority is delighted to host the 2nd Baltic Ports and Shipping 2018 Exhibition and Conference from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvia, Riga, Latvia. This two-day conference will feature 35 world class conference speakers addressing issues, challenges, solutions and innovations in port operations, shipping, supply chain and logistic strategies which will be attended by a gathering of more than 300 senior government officials, industry principals, academics, senior level executives such as CEOs, General Managers, harbour masters and terminal operators together with the region's leading maritime consultants, shippers, cargo owners, importers, exporters, shipping lines, freight forwarders, logistic companies, technology providers and service suppliers from countries throughout the Baltic region.
ASBA will return to the Eden Roc in Miami Beach, Florida for our 16th Annual Cargo Conference. We have again booked rooms in the newly renovated Ocean Tower. Our meet & greet opening reception hosted on Sept. 26th and our Sept. 27th dinner cruise up the Intercoastal on the luxurious Biscayne Lady yacht are designed to give our delegates the opportunity to get to know each other in casual surroundings. We have gathered an excellent group of speakers who will address the question, “What’s on the Horizon?” They will share their views on market trends in both the tanker and dry cargo trades. Delegates will enjoy presentations on strategic cargoes that include Coal, Soyabean Meal, Scrap and Construction materials. This year’s Tanker discussion panel will highlight the IMO 2020 Sulfur Emissions issue. This panel is comprised of key industry principals. The Ship Master Dilemma discussion panel will explore the challenges and pressures faced by the Master. The Friday morning panel,providing the latest on Ship Finance, P&I, Panama Canal Booking System and Industry Market Trends, should prove timely and informative.