The 39th Propulsion & Emission Conference will bring together operators and stakeholders to discuss technical advances and in-the-field experiences that will equip the industry to ‘future-proof’ the global merchant fleet. Book now to benefit from special rates for operators.

Building or retrofitting vessels fit for the future, whatever it may hold, is more challenging than ever before. Environmental regulations, economic pressures and technological advances are already reshaping how the global merchant fleet is fuelled, powered and equipped. The P&E Conference will inform participants on a range of efficiency measures to reduce operational costs and to optimise fleet performance.

Shipowner members of BIMCO and VDR are offered discounted rates plus owners, operators and managers who are not members of BIMCO or VDR can obtain a 25% discount for one delegate place and a 50% discount for two delegates, making the event even more cost effective to attend.

Delegate places include an invitation to the Welcome Reception, hosted by Blohm & Voss on 9 May 2017 at the Hafen Klub as well as the two-day technical conference and conference dinner sponsored by GE Marine, being held at BLOCKBRAU, on 10 May 2017.

Join ship owners, operators, ship designers, engine manufacturers and suppliers and classification societies to network, discuss, debate and share information on the pertinent issues facing these key stakeholders at this crucial time for the shipping sector. The following companies have already confirmed their attendance:

Maersk Line, John T Essberger, E R Schiffahrt, Hapag-Lloyd, Wilh Wilhelmsen, Hamburg Sud, NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschalf, Columbus Shipmanagement, Wilh Wilhelmsen, Mitsui OSK Line

View the full programme here.

Ship operator members of BIMCO and VDR will receive a 50% discount.

Contact the events team for details of special rates available for ship owners, operators and managers by email at or call +44 1329 825335.

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