Transport Commissioner to speak at European Shipping Week

European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility Violeta Bulc

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016— Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility, will be among the dignitaries slated to speak European Shipping Week 2017 conference, which will be held at the Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel in Brussels on March 1, 2017

The conference, which is the flagship event of European Shipping Week 2017, will focus on the key issues of the Business Climate; Maritime Careers; Digitization; Emissions; and Safety under the overarching theme of “European Shipping Policy: Delivering Global Competitiveness, Quality and Sustainability.”

European Shipping Week 2017 (ESW 17) will be held in Brussels from February 27 to March 3 and provide a forum for the maritime industry and regulators to discuss and address the critical issues impacting the industry.

ESW 17 will fall under the Maltese Presidency of the European Union and Valletta has already announced that it will focus its maritime agenda on migration and the Mediterranean. De-carbonization of shipping will also come under discussion during the week, either in the context of the flagship conference or through a dedicated event.

Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), said, “We are delighted to support the second edition of European Shipping Week. It will come at a crucial moment, with the future EU policy framework for our industry taking shape.”

The week‐long series of high-level events will bring together the major players in the shipping industry. More information about European Shipping Week 2017 is available at


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