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Maritime London Annual Dinner a great success

Posted on: 8 December 2021

Maritime London has held its Annual Dinner on December 7th, for the first time since 2019. The evening proved a resounding success, drawing a full house of nearly 200 to the hallowed premises of the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) on London’s Pall Mall.

The Dinner was supported by NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc), showing that – for shipping clusters at least – the US-UK ‘special relationship’ is still very much alive, but the New York delegation was unable to join due to recently introduced travel restrictions caused by the new ‘variant of concern’.

In his opening speech, Maritime London Chairman Lord Mountevans expressed his thanks to Clay Maitland and the NYMAR team for their support, and also paid special tribute to the late Jim Davis, asking the assembled diners to be upstanding in his memory.

“One thing is for sure, none of would be at this dinner this evening, it wasn’t for Jim Davis, who amongst many other things the founder and lifetime chair of the IMIF, and of course genial and comedic host of the IMIF dinner,” Jeffrey Mountevans said. “As you will all remember, in 2018, IMIF was incorporated into Maritime London, a merger that Jim was instrumental in instigating, and we then of course inherited this wonderful dinner. After a life exceptionally well lived, Jim passed in the March of this year.”

Earlier in the day Maritime London had organised a seminar at the same venue entitled ‘2022 Market Outlook’. A 20-minute overview was provided by Stephen Gordon, Managing Director of Clarksons Research, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Maritime London’s Chief Executive Jos Standerwick with the participation of Beth Bradley, Partner at Hill Dickinson LLP, Ian Gooch, CEO of The London P&I Club, Andrew Hampson, CEO of Tufton and Rob Lomas, Marine Business Development Manager at International Registries (UK) Ltd.

What is Maritime London?

Maritime London – the promotional body for UK based companies providing professional services to the international shipping industry

Funded by over 100 companies and organisations from a wide range of disciplines, Maritime London ensures that the UK remains a world beating location to base a maritime related business. Maritime London’s mission is to promote the UK as the world’s premier maritime business centre.

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The UK is home to a world beating array of professional maritime service providers. Maritime sectors include:

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