Helsinki to Host Conference on Shipping and Maritime Technology

November 27, 2018


The Breaking Waves 2018 conference will take place in Helsinki from December 3-4. The event aims to secure the competitiveness of the European Maritime Cluster in the global markets. Breaking Waves 2018 is part of the world’s leading startup event Slush.


Breaking Waves 2018 is aimed at international maritime professionals, from shipbuilders and technology suppliers to shipowners, ports and decision-makers. The ultimate goal is to make shipping more responsible and cost effective, as well as to improve safety and process efficiency. “We want to stimulate active dialogue within the industry, while also introducing new ideas from outside the industry. Breaking Waves is being organised in connection with the startup event Slush, which we hope will offer ideas for utilising other IT and technology sectors to develop the maritime cluster”, says Tiina Tuurnala, Managing Director of the Finnish Shipowners’ Association.


The two-day conference comprises a Think Tank forum for invited guests on Monday 3 December and a seminar on Tuesday 4 December. During the Think Tank forum, leading industry representatives will formulate a joint statement on the future challenges and targets of the European Maritime Cluster. The forum will include representatives of ports and shipowners, decision-makers from the European Commission, and representatives of pioneering companies such as Wärtsilä, ABB and Rolls Royce.




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