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Arctic Shipping Summit

Date: 29th November 2023 - 30th November 2023 Location: Montreal - Canada

ACI’s 17th Arctic Shipping Summit will be taking place on the 29th – 30th November 2023 in Montreal, Canada. The two-day event will consist of a number of informative presentations followed by interactive Q&A sessions and panel discussions, bringing together key industry stakeholders including ship-owners, ship-managers & associated solution providers, coastguards and governmental transport authorities, meteorologists, consultants & technology providers.

As three years has passed with our last addition we look forward to discussing the effects of the pandemic on arctic shipping and how we can move forward considering the uncertainty with Russia and the Northeast Passage.


29th November 2023
30th November 2023
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Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 037
Hayden De Menezes – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0)203 141 0607
Kristina Gyulavari – Commercial Partnership
+1 929 331 6835
Megan Murray – Content
+44 20 3141 0625
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal
1255 Jeanne-Mance St
Montreal, Quebec H5B 1E5 Canada

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+1 514 285 1450
  • Updates on Arctic shipping since COVID-19 and its impact
  • Reviewing the Polar Code and other policies & regulations
  • Exploring new Arctic shipping routes
  • Long term effects of global warming on the Arctic
  • Research and development into green technology within maritime
  • Gaining better insight into relationships with Indigenous communities
  • Discussing the impact of the lack of infrastructure in the Arctic
  • Increase of tourism and research expeditions in the Arctic


  • Michael Emerson, Director, US Coast Guard 
  • Jay Collins, Deputy Superintendent, Canadian Coast Guard 
  • Keld Quistgaard, Senior Ice Specialist, DMI Greenland Ice Service 
  • Aldo Chircop, Professor, Dalhousie University 
  • Jason Edmunds, Director, Adventure Canada
  • Phillip A. Buhler, Lawyer, Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones
  • Jack Gallagher, Consultant, Hammurabi Consulting 
  • Anita L. Parlow, Consultant, A.L. Parlow & Associates, LLC 
  • Frederic Lasserre, Professor, Laval University 
  • Catherine Huneault, Head of Commercial Operations, Desgagnes
  • Morten Mejlænder-Larsen, Director of Arctic Operations and Technology, DNV
  • Kelsey Frazier, Research Analyst, Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies
  • James Bond, Director, American Bureau of Shipping 
  • Leslie Canavera, CEO, PolArctic LLC
  • Udlu Hanson, VP, Community & Strategic Development, Baffinland 
  • Lon Kishiyama, Director, Office of International Activities, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Jason Hicks, Partner, Barnard LLP
  • Mark Keneford, Managing Director Canada, Wärtsilä
  • Erik Almkvist, Head of Ice Operations, Viking Ice Consultancy
  • Shipping operators & ship owners
  • Coastguard & Transport Authorities
  • Shipbuilders & Shipyards
  • Ship designers & repair companies
  • Energy & mining companies
  • Naval Architects & Engineers
  • Ice Forecasters & Meteorologists
  • Ice Management Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Academic researchers


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to: 


Megan Murray

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0625

Email: [email protected]



Hammurabi Consulting is about to enter our twenty-fifth year as Halifax-based international consultancy.  It is our pleasure to help you achieve your goals in a safe and expeditions manner.   We operate at all levels, comfortable with high level policy or legislation development and on-board training; from the board room table to the deckplates we deliver.

Clients have included national governments, the International Maritime Organization, classification societies, shipping companies, port authorities and nautical schools.  We can assist with your whole system or any component.

Recent projects include:

  • Maximum Expected Time to Rescue Project – Canadian Arctic
  • Expert witness for a case on dangerous operation of a vessel causing death
  • Development of Training Videos on the Collision Regulations
  • Pandemic and quarantine plans for the arrival of cruise ships
  • Risk Assessment including simulations for LNG ship movements
  • Development and delivery of training for marine casualty investigators
  • Management of complex offshore emergencies – models and considerations
  • Report on the implications of remote control and autonomous vessels on marine pilotage
  • Shipboard navigation assessments

We regularly collaborate with other companies and individuals to assemble the right team for your project.


DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. The company enhances safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. DNV invests heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Wärtsilä Marine Power’s broad portfolio of engines, digital technologies, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers.


Bernard LLP is Canada’s leading law firm focused on the marine industry, advising on a broad spectrum of contract, commercial, regulatory and litigation matters for clients on Canada’s Pacific Coast, western Canadian Arctic and the Great Lakes basin.  Our office is located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Our clients span the spectrum from small local start-ups to large national and international companies operating in many maritime sectors such as tug and workboat operators, marine-tech ventures, cargo terminal operators, boatyards, cargo and passenger carriers, naval architects, and marine construction companies, as well as governments and other public-sector entities. Bernard is also the Vancouver correspondent for most of the world’s major P&I clubs.

Bernard’s solicitor team advises on everything from business structuring and transactions to contracts for cargo transport, terminal services, tug and tow services, charterparties, vessel construction, naval architecture and engineering services, and marine construction, as well as joint ventures and other business arrangements with local Indigenous organizations.

Similarly, our litigation team acts for clients on a wide range of matters, such as ship-source oil pollution and other environmental events, marine transport incidents, cargo transportation and claims, marine infrastructure damage, and fisheries regulations.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:


Kristina Vari

Tel: +1 929 331 6835

Email[email protected]




Inside Marine is recognised as one of the leading digital business-to-business media companies across all sectors of the worldwide maritime industry. We have a global presence gained through our digital magazine readership, a faithful social media following and website visitors, plus partnerships with major shows and events.

From ship building to ship management, ports and terminals to towage and environmental awareness, Inside Marine is on hand to report on the latest news, including product launches, technological developments, acquisitions, mergers and appointments. We also provide in-depth profiles and marketing campaigns to give companies the information they need to chart a course to sail towards fresh opportunities.

Inside Marine: seven seas, five oceans and one voice.

Weblink: www.insidemarine.com

The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Our aim is to promote professionalism, best practice and safety throughout the maritime industry and to represent the interests of our members.

Weblink: www.nautinst.org







Project Cargo Network(PCN) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top project cargo specialists. Our Members handle the transportation of oversized and heavy items or shipments that consist of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled. They offer project cargo management for engineering, procurement and construction companies servicing energy, mining, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, infrastructure and other sectors. Our fast-growing organisation comprises of 220+ specialists in 105+ countries.

Visit projectcargonetwork.com




Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.



Are you looking to post daily job offers for the maritime, port and logistics sectors? Get in touch with us and we will publish it for FREE in a professional and specialized media.

Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria” digital journal aims to cover a leading space for News related to maritime, port and logistic activities. It reach has extended to Spain and all Latin American countries, where it has already established itself as one of the leading profesional and specialized media in the port and maritime sector.

Weblink: https://actualidadmp.com/


Robban Assafina, the regional maritime media platform has been sailing in the maritime reporting and networking since 2009, with direct connections to regional and international decision makers, who ensured a high level of participation, and still, in all accomplished activities and events.

Robban Assafina is keen to provide an effective yard for access, exchange of maritime knowledge and networking. With our progressive and synergistic maritime approach, we are able to offer distinguished themes and new directions for you to navigate your course safely and seek the best opportunities for your business development.

Robban Assafina, the unique maritime MENA publication, website, and smart phones’ application, is a regional intensive maritime media services developed side by side with training courses/workshops in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa Region, with a specialized crew of maritime experts, masters & engineers, who focus directly on shipping, shipbuilding, ships, ports, offshore, and everything related to the world of marine navigation, communication and machineries.

Weblink: https://www.assafinaonline.com

TradeMaker magazine covers various areas of global trade. The monthly international publication encompasses: The maritime world, Environment, Infrastructure, Aviation, Logistics, Railways, Road, and Pipeline transportation. A versatile periodical, TradeMaker also incorporates Luxe lifestyle experiences, Articles and case studies related to the financial world, and Export import information.

If you want to showcase and talk about your brand, product, or service; publish your story; have a message to convey; want to be recognised as a writer/compiler — TradeMaker is the appropriate medium for you.

For details, please contact Nishit Doshi

[email protected] or [email protected] +91-9702023276 and +91-9773823276




ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.





Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portalwww.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.



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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

  • A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
  • A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
  • A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
  • The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
  • ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.




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