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The First World Maritime Conference held in SMU
2019-10-23

On October 20, the first World Maritime Conference was held at Shanghai Maritime University. More than 400 experts and scholars from nearly 30 countries and regions attended this conference.

Prof. Huang Youfang, President of SMU said that the conference is the most extensive academic conference in the field of maritime in China. With the change of world trade pattern and the application of artificial intelligence, unmanned driving and other new technologies, the shipping industry faces both opportunities and challenges. The successful holding of the World Maritime Conference in 2019 will surely make greater contributions to the sustainable development of the world maritime and related fields.

Dr. Eric Maskin of Harvard University and Dr. George Smoot of University of California delivered speeches respectively. They first congratulated the inauguration of the first World Maritime Conference. Then they said that the holding of the World Maritime Conference shows the firm determination to build a high-level maritime university with global influence. They believed that SMU will have more bright future.

Approved by China Association for Science and Technology, the conference is jointly sponsored by China Institution of Navigation and SMU. The conference concludes 13 forums and more than 100 keynote speeches, focusing on the topics including World Maritime Economy Forum, Shipping and Management, Intelligent Ship, Maritime Management, Maritime Law, Maritime Energy Management and so on.





































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