Catch us at Nor-Shipping this June

Daniel Shirley, Product Marketing Manager at MarineTraffic joins a panel of industry experts to discuss how digital and sustainable business clusters can collaborate better.

It’s not enough to just have a bright idea. Business start-ups need nurturing and support and accelerators can be critical in achieving success. MarineTraffic started life as a big ambition and in just over ten years has made shipping more transparent and efficient. Today, our data supports a wide range of businesses that use our information to power their processes. But we haven’t got to where we are today without close collaboration with the industry. Headquartered in Athens, the world’s biggest shipowning cluster, we have benefited from the insights and experience of some of the best brains in shipping.   

Daniel Shirley of MarineTraffic will be joining a fascinating mix of start-up businesses and innovators who will be sharing their thoughts at Nor-Shipping in Oslo.  Taking place at the Blue Economy Stage in Hall A between 15.30 and 16.30, the seminar looks to highlight how the role of the accelerator is growing in importance as a key part of regional, national and city led clusters in the ocean industries.

Commenting on the upcoming session, Daniel Shirley said:

“Collaboration and success feed each other. Through collaboration, we are able to build stronger products that better serve the market.

“In recent years, MarineTraffic has grown to now become the go-to intelligence provider for an increasing range of businesses and professionals. Our broadening user base growth has led to us being a clear choice as a collaborator for startups and established organisations.”

Blue Talks consist of a series of one-hour collaborative sessions. The seminars are dedicated to future markets, and technologies, that will drive, and direct, the development and connection between shipping and ocean industries.

The topic-led conversations are aimed at forward-thinking organisations and individuals engaged in creating and developing sustainable ocean economies.

Joining MarineTraffic on the panel in Oslo will be:

Angelica Kemene, CEO of Optima-X, a maritime innovation hub based in Athens.

Michael Jones, President of the Maritime Alliance, a non-profit industry association for the largest BlueTech cluster in the United States.

Nir Gartzman, Founder and CEO of the Dock Innovation Hub, a startup accelerator based in Israel, which focuses on maritime technology and innovation.

Chris Clott, Founder and Director of the New York Maritime Innovation Center (NYMIC), which serves as the bridge between the technology and startup community and established maritime, logistics and finance firms.

Roberto Coustas, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Deep Sea Technologies, which specialises in bringing innovative and user-friendly deep learning powered solutions to the shipping sector.

Matt Heider, Chief Executive of Nautilus Labs, a technology company focused on advancing the efficiency of maritime commerce.

Blue Talks are an innovative addition to Nor-Shipping in 2019. Free to attend, each talk lasts an hour, starting with a short presentation to set the scene, followed by a debate, or set of interviews.

About Nor-Shipping

Founded in 1961, Nor-Shipping is held biennially in Oslo, Norway, and is widely seen as one of the marquee events in the maritime calendar. This year’s event takes place between 4 and 7 June, with 35,000 maritime professionals from 80 countries descending on the Norway Trade Fairs, where 900 companies from 48 countries will be exhibiting.

Showcasing the world’s leading maritime businesses, while also working to unlock the potential for the industry in developing ocean-based activities, Nor-Shipping invites attendees to ‘explore the future’ in its 21,000 square foot arena for ocean solutions where thought leaders and industry shapers from across shipping meet this summer.

Sebastian Button
Account Manager at London based public relations agency, Navigate PR. Sebastian supports clients across the maritime industry in engaging effectively with their stakeholders and the media.