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Arctic Shipping Summit

Date: 6th November 2024 - 7th November 2024 Location: Montreal - Canada

ACI’s 18th Arctic Shipping Summit will be taking place on the 6th and 7th November 2024 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.

After a very successful comeback event in 2023, we are very excited to bring back new and old faces to the Arctic Shipping Summit. We have stimulating subjects like reducing pollution in the Arctic, implementing more sustainable practices, utilizing cutting edge AI technology in shipping operations and many more.


6th November 2024
7th November 2024
Event Category:


Megan Murray – Content
+44 20 3141 0625
Hayden De Menezes – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0)203 141 0607
Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+1 929 331 6835
Luca Mircoli – Logistics
+44 20 3141 0619


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Montreal, Canada

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  • Focusing on Sustainable Practices and Moving Towards Decarbonisation
  • Updating Current Navigational Routes and Reviewing Alternative Routes
  • Arctic Pollution and the Measures Being Taken to Assist these Difficulties
  • Recapping the 2023/2024 Operational Season and Lessons Learned
  • Policies and Regulations Updates Including the Implementation of the High Seas Convention
  • Training Practices Relating to Unique Arctic Shipping Conditions





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]

  • 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


Our vision is to be the preferred partner in polar and harsh environments, delivering safe, effective, and sustainable operations by combining our expertise with tailored vessels.

Viking Supply Ships (VSS) core business is within the Offshore and Offshore/Icebreaking segment on a Worldwide basis. The fleet now comprises of 6 AHTS vessels (4 with high ice class) and two modern PSV vessels.

VSS holds a unique expertise within the general offshore industry dating back to the start of the company in 1974. Customization and innovation, combined with a leading position in safety and the environment are key success factors. Our history with Arctic operations goes far back in time, we have a proven track record within Arctic offshore operations, both as ship operators of combination offshore-icebreakers, management of governmental icebreakers, arctic research icebreaker and providers of ice-management and logistical solutions of more than 20 years’ with vast range of experience of different icebreaking and offshore work. In addition to a modern AHTS fleet customized for icy operations the company Viking Ice Consultancy was established in 2015 as a part of the Viking Supply group.


Steerprop is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance propulsion systems for the most demanding applications and toughest conditions. Since our founding in Finland in 2000, we have delivered fit-for-purpose propulsion units for vessels working in demanding conditions and operations and we are proud of having Steerprop solutions serving every third icebreaker in operation around the world. These vessels as well as our customers are supported by our strong presence in key markets, as well as a fit for purpose global service network.

We team up with customers that operate in conditions where only the best will do. We bring our experience and expertise to create in collaboration the best propulsion system solution delivering the best value for their needs.

Our unrivaled arctic experience and fit-for-purpose solutions are a testament to our commitment to continuous development, steadfast dedication to meet our customers’ needs and our unwavering resolve to perform. We follow the maritime industry constantly to recognize emerging needs and opportunities and always seek the best propulsion system solution that will perform the operation at hand most efficiently, reliably and sustainably.

All of us at Steerprop are committed to constant improvement to provide ever more reliable, efficient and capable solutions that excel in the most demanding applications and environments. Our core is based on immersing ourselves in understanding our customers’ business and our commitment to deliver precise solutions that fulfill their needs and sustained success.


Founded in 1862, ABS is a global leader in providing classification services for marine and offshore assets. Our mission is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment. ABS’s commitment to safety, reliability and efficiency is ever-present. Today, ABS is working in a rapidly changing business environment where global markets are shaped more frequently by digital technology and data analytics. We are applying advanced technology, digital tools, capabilities and improved core processes to drive safety excellence, greater performance and efficiency – generating greater value for our members and clients. ABS continues to be a trusted advisor and partner, supporting marine and offshore business ventures for both traditional and non-traditional clients.

ABS is a long-term advocate and technology leader for safe polar shipping. From foundational ship / ice interaction and winterization research, Polar environmental characterization and data analytics, through the provision of guidance in Polar Code operational assessments and advise leading to the issuance of Polar Ship Certificates ABS is industry’s polar shipping partner.


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.


At Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, we share a drive to shape a better maritime world for future generations.

Pioneering the safety and performance of new technologies since 1828, we are one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies, with a global network to support clients worldwide. We understand the challenges clients face in designing, building and operating a truly sustainable maritime business. We’re by their side; supporting them with practical advice, tools and technology to run safe, sustainable and high performing businesses.

We’re known for being responsive and building strong and long relationships with our clients; for being flexible without compromise. And because we’re part of Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services with over 82,000 employees in more than 1600 locations, we have a truly global outlook, bringing a broader understanding of the global supply chain and blue economy. So, whether we’re meeting the challenge of decommissioning offshore oil and gas assets safely and sustainably, helping shipowners embrace decarbonisation and digitalisation to transport goods safely and sustainably, or supporting marine renewable energy technologies, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore is shaping a better maritime world.

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. Shaping a better maritime world.



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]



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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  • Phillip A. Buhler, Lawyer, Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones
  • Lon Kishiyama, Director, Office of International Activities, U.S. Department of Transport
  • Keld Qvistgaard, Senior Ice Specialist, Danish Meteorological Institute 



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Arctic Shipping Summit - Delegate Pass (Inc. documentation package)
Inclusive of US$400. Standard rate - US$2,650
$ 2,250.00
Arctic Shipping Summit - Documentation only
$ 650.00