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International Exhibition


International Conference

City of London, March 18-22

The City of London will be the focus of attention for the world's shipping industry when the second

Expoship London is held March 18- 22 this year at the Barbican Centre.

This international exhibition, first staged in 1983, is sponsored by The

British Marine Equipment Council,

The British Shipbuilders, British

Shippers' Council, General Council of British Shipping, Institute of Ma- rine Engineers, and Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and is organized by

Seatrade Conferences & Exhibitions


Held in conjunction with the well- established Seatrade Money &

Ships conference, Expoship London is attracting an international atten- dance of shipowners, charterers, oil company executives, bankers, and shipbuilders.

More than 180 companies provid- ing equipment and services to the shipping industry, ranging from electronics manufacturers to marine insurance brokers, from the U.K. and 22 other countries, will be dis- playing their products and services.

More than 10,000 people are ex- pected to visit the exhibition during the week, and some 500 of these will take part in the conference that will take place on the mornings of

March 20-22.

At this writing, eight American companies had made firm bookings for space at the exhibition. They are: Bayley Suit, Inc. of Fortuna,

Calif.; Magnavox Overseas, Ltd. of

Torrance, Calif.; Maritime Data

Network Ltd. of Stamford, Conn.;

Panama Canal Commission of

Miami, Fla.; Survival International of Seattle; Todd Marine Systems of

Stamford, Conn.; Transax Data

Corporation of Falls Church, Va.; and Veson Inc. of New York City.

Expoship London underscores the City of London's premier posi- tion as an international shipping center. It will be opened on the morning of March 18 by The Lord

Mayor of London, The Right Hon- orable Sir Alan Traill.

The official Seatrade reception will be held in the Guildhall on the evening of March 18; many other receptions are being planned for the week.


Wednesday, March 20

Theme: Is there a future for the

European shipowner?

Chairman: Brian P. Shaw, chair- man, Furness Withy Group, and vice president, General Council of

British Shipping; Introductory speaker: David Mitchell, MP,

Parliamentary Undersecretary of

State for Transport


J. Groenendijk, chairman-elect,

Royal Nedlloyd Group

Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, partner,

Wilh. Wilhelmsen

Thursday, March 21

Theme: The complex relationship between Europe and the Far East in terms of both shipbuilding and shipping

Chairman: Ove Hoegh, senior partner, Hoegh Group, and vice chairman, Intertanko

Introductory speaker: Norman

Lamont, MP, Minister of State for

Industry, U.K. Department of

Trade and Industry


Choi Hoon, director, Bureau of

Maritime Transport, Korea Mari- time & Port Administration

J. Graham Day, chairman, Brit- ish Shipbuilders

M.H. Liang, chairman, Hong Kong

Shipowners Association

Luncheon speaker: Rt. Hon. Ed- ward du Cann, MP, chairman, All

Party Maritime Group

Friday, March 22

Theme: Safety, efficiency, and the new technology

Chairman: C.P. Srivastava, Sec- retary General, International Mari- time Organization; Speakers:

Leslie Beckwith, senior principal surveyor, International Conventions

Department, Lloyd's Register of


Richard Hunt, vice chairman,

Baltic Exchange, and joint chair- man, Biffex Formation Committee (continued on page 14) 12 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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