First Cayman Maritime Week launches in May

From left, John-Kaare Aune, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry; Hilary McKenzie-Cahill, vice president of marketing for Cayman Maritime Services Park; Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City; Joel Walton, CEO of the Cayman Islands Maritime Authority; Sherice Arman, Maples and Calder attorney and president of the Cayman Islands chapter of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association; and Frank Coles, CEO of Transas, the gold sponsor of Cayman Maritime Week.

A new conference in early May will bring the global maritime industry to the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and local maritime industry partners including Maples and Calder, and Cayman Maritime Services Park, part of the Cayman Enterprise City Special Economic Zone, have joined forces to create the inaugural Cayman Maritime Week, May 2-4 at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort.

The event is designed to attract international maritime industry leaders, ship owners, yacht managers and brokers and professionals from all areas of the maritime industry. The event will showcase Cayman as a growing maritime cluster.

Cayman Maritime Week includes the Mare Forum fourth Cayman Islands Shipping Summit, an event for the Cayman Islands Ship Owners’ Advisory Council, and a full-day conference hosted by Digital Ship, a shipping IT news publisher and maritime event hosting company.

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association will host a business luncheon and co-host an event with the North American Marine Environment Protection Association.

The event will feature maritime technologies, innovations, trends and topics affecting the industry today including developments in maritime communications; smart strategies for energy efficiency in vessel operations; maritime environmental innovation and regulations; developments in navigation; and crew efficiency, safety and training.