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10 August 2011

Shipping ‘thought-leaders’ to address SmartShipping conference on technology and innovation.

Paul Østergaard, founder and CEO of ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore e-marketplace, is among keynote speakers addressing the first SmartShipping conference this October 17-18 in Singapore.

London, July 29, 2011 – SmartShipping 2011 is a strategic conference grounded in the commercial realities of today’s shipping markets. It has been developed on the premise that shipowners can and will engage with innovation when it results in greater efficiencies, simplified compliance and correspondingly lower operational costs.

Mr Cheong Keng Soon, Director – Shipping Division, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), will open the SmartShipping conference, which is supported by the MPA and its Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF). The MCF aims to facilitate the growth of Singapore’s maritime cluster by supporting the industry’s manpower and business development efforts – Singapore and Singapore PR attendees can therefore apply for a subsidy to attend the conference.

Mr Østergaard will make two presentations to SmartShipping 2011. On the first day his theme will be ‘Staying ahead of the game’ considering the tools and processes that companies can adopt to achieve market-beating performance in their day to day operations.

On the second day, Østergaard will speak on ‘Breaking frontiers: the impact of the digital revolution’, placing digital economy trends into a broader shipping industry perspective.

ShipServ founder and CEO Paul Østergaard, said:
“We are hearing more and more often that the shipping industry needs to fundamentally reshape its business priorities and its approach to innovation and the use of technology. SmartShipping is an opportunity to hear from the companies and organisations leading that innovation how those ideas can be put into practice.”

SmartShipping speakers and attendees will be drawn from among naval architects, ship designers and optimisation specialists, sustainability and environmental compliance experts and managers responsible for strategic decisions on innovation and technology.

Already confirmed to participate as speakers are representatives from BW Ventures, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, DNV, AP Møller-Maersk, Grieg Shipping and Anglo-Eastern Maritime Services with more to be announced.

SmartShipping 2011 incorporates Connect11, the ShipServ buyer and supplier community event, which brings shipowners and managers together with major supply side brand owners to hear about how ShipServ is working with its customers and partner network to develop the TradeNet platform and its specialist maritime trade services.

Find out what shipping’s innovation leaders think about SmartShipping on the dedicated YouTube channel:

SmartShipping 2011 will be held October 17-18 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore and is co-organised by ShipServ and Tradewinds. For more information and to register, visit

Sponsors signed up to the event include RightShip, Bernard Schulte, MAN Diesel, Princeton Pharmacy, Eniram, HMS, New Course Shipping, Roodhart Marine Services, Ship Equip, Wilhemsen Ships Services and World Ship Supplies.

For enquiries about the conference, please contact:

Eva Fiorenzoni
Cell +44 7530 187 753


Banu Kannu
TradeWinds/NHST Events
Cell +65 9015 7323 or +86 186 2136 0996

About ShipServ
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About NHST Events
NHST Events AS is part of the Norwegian news organisation NHST Media Group, and operates in London, Oslo, Shanghai and New Delhi. Its aim is to produce critical, independent, lively conferences within the fields of shipping, energy and seafood.  Responding to market appetite for serious debate often lacking in traditional industry conferences, NHST Events has built on the success of Shipping China 2004 and now organises, either independently or as joint ventures, seven world class international events. Recognising that executive time has become a rare commodity NHST’s overriding ambition to offer its delegates exceptional value for their time. NHST Events shares the brand values of our sister companies, TradeWinds, Upstream and Intrafish, each one the market leader in their given field.

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