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Marintec Innovation Conference 2024 to explore renewable energy and low-carbon shipping

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Building on the success of its inaugural edition during Marintec China 2017, the Marintec Innovation Conference is back and better than ever!

The conference has previously explored a number of fascinating themes, including 'Cruise Shipbuilding, 2017', 'Smart Energy Efficiency Technologies for International Maritime, 2018', 'The Fourth Maritime Industrial Revolution, 2020' and 'Defining the Path to Decarbonisation, 2022', with inspiring speakers from diverse backgrounds, including ABB Marine & Ports, ABS, CATL, Clarksons Research, COSCO, Shipping, CMA CMG, CSSC Huangpu Wenchong, Danish Maritime Authority, e5 Lab, European Union Chamber of Commerce, Inmarsat Maritime, Kongsberg, Maersk, Methanol Research Institute, Shanghai Waigaoqiao, UNCTAD, Wärtsilä Accelerate and many more.

Marintec Innovation Conference is a dynamic platform for fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and advancements in the maritime industry. In the pursuit of a low-carbon future, the adoption of new energy and fuels is crucial and will be a game-changer. The involvement of stakeholders, the support of regulators, and the innovation of technology will all play a pivotal role in driving this transition.

We are excited to see what the future holds, and the theme of the 2024 event is ‘New Energy and Fuels Contribute to Low-carbon Maritime’. The two-day conference will be a stimulating event, bringing together experts from the maritime and energy industries to discuss the future of renewable energy and its impact on lowcarbon shipping.

The conference will address this topic through three sessions:

Session I Review and Outlook: reflecting on past progress and prospects

Session II Sailing Efficiency (Shipowner’s Perspective): examining practical strategies for enhancing efficiency

Session III Industry-Chain Support: highlighting collaborative efforts across the maritime value chain 

In 2024, we are thrilled to announce that the Norwegian Business Association China, NBA China, will be participating in this year's conference as a supporter for the first time. NBA China will join forces with leading Norwegian companies to showcase the country's pioneering efforts in the green maritime sector. This exemplifies Norway's commitment to environmental stewardship, and we look forward to seeing the results.

Mr. Martin Wernli Chair of NBA China, President and Country Manager, Greater China Kongsberg Maritime, expressed enthusiasm, “Norway has long been a leader in promoting sustainable maritime practices. The participation of NBA and our member companies in the Marintec Innovation Conference underscores our dedication of the Norwegian Maritime Industry to fostering international collaboration and advancing green maritime technologies.”

The Marintec Innovation Conference will take place on 12–13 December at the Shanghai Renaissance Zhongshan Park Hotel. Please mark your calendars for this valuable event, which will provide insights and networking opportunities. Further details will be released in due course, please check back for updates. We encourage you to explore the conference sessions and engage with industry experts.