40. WISTA International AGM & Conference

Shipping 2025: Today's actions for tomorrow's business

16 -18 September 2020 | Hamburg

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 Claudia Ohlmeier

Chairwomen of the board of WISTA Germany 

Dear WISTA Members, dear Friends!

We are excited to host the 40th WISTA International AGM and Conference. This is the fourth time that WISTA Germany has had the pleasure of welcoming you in Hamburg, including the very first WISTA International AGM and Conference, which took place here all the way back in 1981.
Since then, not only has the shipping industry changed enormously, but the pace of change and pressure to adjust is accelerating. Therefore, we are tailoring the conference to highlight new trends in the maritime industry and where these might take us in the near future.
Our theme, Shipping 2025 – Today’s actions for tomorrow’s business, includes topics like sustainability, digitization, and infrastructure, which are more relevant than ever. We will also draw inspiration from SMM 2020 in Hamburg, which takes place the week before our WISTA International AGM & Conference, and the IMO World Maritime theme for 2020: “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet”.

We are sure you will find something to interest, involve, and even inspire you!

Welcome to Hamburg!

Programme Overview

  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

09:00 - 12:00   President Meeting, NWA

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch

13:00 - 17:00   WISTA International Annual Meeting

09:00 - 09:45   Welcoming Remarks
09:45 - 10:45   Keynote Speech

10:45 - 11:15   Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:45   Theme I: Digitalisation
11:45 - 12:30   Theme I: Panel Discussion on Digitalisation

12:30 - 14:00   Lunch

14:00 - 17:00   Workshop Sessions

14:00 - 15:45   Theme II: Climate Change/ Sustainability 

15:45 - 16:15   Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00   Theme III: Infrastructure

09:00 - 09:30   Welcoming Conference Day 2
09:30 - 10:30   Presentation of Workshop Results

10:30 - 11:00   Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45   Presentation from the winning start-ups of chainPORT Hackathon - European Chapter
11:45 - 12:00   Closing Remark

12:00 - 14:00   Lunch

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg


  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Marseiller Str. 2
  • 20355 Hamburg, Germany

HoteL information

Have a look at your accommodation opportunities at the congress venue, the Raddison Blu Hotel Hamburg.

Participate in one of our Networking Events

Once the congress is done, let the party begin. Network, chat, party with colleagues and learn new friends. Nice dinner locations, good food and much more.

With its flair and maritime charm, Hamburg impresses every visitor anew! Start your Hamburg excursion and explore the city’s top sights.

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