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11 September 2017

London International Shipping Week 2017 begins with the opening of the London Stock Exchange

The UK Government together with industry launched what will be the biggest London International Shipping Week yet, by opening trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

London International Shipping Week 2017 begins with the opening of the London Stock ExchangeFlanked by Government Ministers, dignitaries as well as leaders from global shipping, Nikos Gazelidis, Global Head of Shipping Sales for ATPI Griffinstone and The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE, MP, Minister of State for Transport, performed the market opening ceremony.

Jeremy Penn, Chairman of the London International Shipping Week 2017 Steering Group, said the opening of the LSE was a fitting way to launch this year’s LISW:

“London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) has exceeded all our expectations in terms of size and international reach, so much so that we are looking forward this week to welcoming thousands of leaders from the global shipping industry into what is widely acknowledged as the number one maritime financial services capital of the world.”


Taking place from September 11 to 15, LISW17 is the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. The events have been organised either by the industry at large through the various LISW17 Supporting Organisations or by Sponsoring Companies of LISW17. w:

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