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Maritime SheEO Conference 2023 - Virtual Attendence

Hosted by Maritime SheEO
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About The Conference:

Welcome to the Maritime SheEO Conference 2023, set to make waves on November 21st in Mumbai, India. As the largest global event dedicated to diversity in the maritime industry, we're uniting over 2000 attendees from 80+ countries for an inspiring day of networking and learning.Connect with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and rediscover your motivation while enjoying some well-deserved fun. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a global movement shaping the future of maritime.


  • 09:30 -Lighting of the lamp: Lighting of the lamp (It is a traditional ritual in India to light a lamp before an auspicious event. This will be followed by a welcome speech by founder Sanjam Sahi Gupta to kick off the event.)

  • 09:30 -Opening Ceremony

    • Mr. Saifuddin Hajee - Chairman at SHM

    • Mr. Arne Jan Flølo - Consul General at The Royal Norwegian Consulate General Mumbai

    • Shri Shyam Jagannathan, IAS - Director General of Shipping, Government of India

    • H.E. Folakemi Akinleye - Ambassador of Nigeria To The Philippines And Cambodia.

    • H.E. Cecilie Myrseth - Minister of Trade and Industries, Norway

  • 10:45 - The Power of Media in Elevating Women Role Models:

    • Rica Roy - Consultant Sports Editor of NDTV & Lead Special Projects, Aspire For Her

    • Chris Hall - Managing Director & Lawyer at Shipowners Claims Bureau

  • 11:00 - Tea break

  • 11:15 - Sustainability - «YardScore». Introduction by Pia Meling - Managing Director at Grieg Green

  • 11:25 - Sustainable Shipping Practices: Best Practices and Case Studies from the Industry:

    • Capt. Milind K Patankar - Head, Ship Owning Division, Transworld Group & MD, SSLL

    • Daljit Singh Kohli - India Representative Port of Antwerp-Bruges

    • H.E. Yasiel Burillo - Ambassador and Consul General, Government of Panama

    • Cailey Murphy - Head of Corporate Communications at Atlas Corp. and Seaspan Corporation

    • Moderated by Pia Meling - Managing Director at Grieg Green

  • 12:10 - Bringing Our Diversity Ambitions To Life: Alison MacDougall - HR Director at Subsea7

  • 12:25 - Charting the Course for Maritime Education: Empowering the Future of the Industry

    • Dr. Malini V Shankar, IAS (Retd.) - Hon'ble Vice Chancellor at Indian Maritime University

    • MarEngr. Atiqur Rahman Chowdhury, Business Development Officer at Bangladesh Marine Academy

    • Moderated by Jillian Carson-Jackson - Managing Director at JCJ Consulting

  • 12:45 - Presentation: Imad Al Khudhuri - Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for ASYAD Shipping Company (ASC)

  • 13:00 - Live From IMO: Speech by Arsenio Dominguez, IMO SG elect

  • 13:15 - Lunch Break

  • 14:00 - Entering a male-dominant environment & implementing a change of mindset

    • Introduction by Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria - VP, Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India, Maritime at DNV

    • Anette Holte - Country Manager at Kongsberg Maritime

    • Siv Remøy-Vangen - Managing Director at Norwegian Electric Systems (NES)

    • Moderated by Geetha Sheth - Asst. Vice President, Container Terminals – Sales & Marketing, JM Baxi

  • 14:30 -Diversity and inclusion policies: exploring legal frameworks and best practices

    • Catherine Smith - Senior Legal Counsel at Oldendorff Carriers

    • Magdalene Chew - Director at AsiaLegal LLC.

    • Jacqueline Zalapa - Partner at Campbell Johnston Clark

    • Rania Tadros - Office Managing Partner at Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP

    • Amsha Gengan - Advocate of the High Court of South Africa

    • Moderated by Priya S - Independent Law Practice Professional

  • 15:15 - Speech: Mick Kinley - CEO, AMSA

  • 15:25 - Leveraging Diversity for Maritime Excellence: Strategies, Best Practices, and Impact:

    • Zina Sujith - General Manager - Shipping Lines, UAE/KSA/IRAQ, Gulftainer

    • Huma Qureshi - General Manager at Emirates Shipping Association

    • Zahra Al Lawati - Group Chief Audit Executive at ASYAD group

    • Moderated by Meera Kumar - CEO at Diabos Global Fze

  • 15:50 - Breaking Barriers: Women's Inclusivity & Gender Diversity in Biofouling and Marine Plastic Litter:

    • Reem Hasan Qutaish - Director of Financial and Administrative Directorate at Jordan Maritime Commission

    • Sandra Okoli-Ubong - Marine & Offshore Surveyor at American Bureau of Shipping

    • Paola Acuña-Chacón - Legal Adviser at Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports (INCOP)

    • Moderated by Capt. Arvind Shankar - Culture & Capability Manager Marine People Asia - Maersk Centre of Excellence

  • 16:20 - Tackling tomorrow's key maritime issues: the 3 Ds – Decarbonization, Digitalization and Diversity - Helen Buni - Technical Officer, Subdivision for Implementation, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization

  • 16:30 - Tea /Coffee Break

  • 16:45 - Psychological Security - Transforming Workplace Culture

    • Avishkar Srivastava - Chief Innovation Officer at The PDP Group

    • Mrs. HK Joshi - Former CMD of SCI

    • Gayani De Alwis FCILT - Immediate Past Global Chairperson of Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT)

    • Chris Hall - Managing Director and Lawyer at Shipowners Claims Bureau MCS

    • Moderated by Jillian Carson-Jackson, Managing Director at JCJ Consulting

  • 17:15 - The CEO Commitment

    • Ted Muttiah - Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT)

    • Vinita Venkatesh - Managing Director at Ocean2Door

    • Jayati Chakraborty - Managing Director at QSC India, Hapag-Lloyd

    • Raimah Chowdhury - Managing Director, HR Lines Ltd.

    • Uday Ganivada - Country Manager at DNV

    • Moderated by Capt. Dinesh Jairam - Global Talent Acquisition Manager at Seaspan India

  • 18:00 - Awards Sessions

  • 18:45 - More Winners! Raffle Draw with special prizes for lucky in-person attendees.

  • 19:00 - Closing Note: Sanjam Sahi Gupta, Founder of Maritime SheEO

‼️ Registering for this event does not guarantee entrance into the physical conference happening in Mumbai.