Women’s Shipping Conference Coming to Montreal

Aug 6, 2013

MONTREAL, August 6, 2013: Leading women executives and other experts from

the international maritime shipping community will be meeting in Montreal this October to discuss economic, environmental and political challenges facing the industry as part of the 33rd annual Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) conference.

Speakers and presenters from the private sector, governing bodies and academia will provide insight from both the North American and global perspective during the three-day event, expected to attract more than 200 delegates from around the world.

“Shipping is seeing more and more women in management and leadership positions, and the popularity of the conference is a reflection of our growing role,” said Andrea Sterling, President of WISTA Canada. “It’s also a great opportunity to bring some of the best and brightest in the industry together to discuss issues that affect us all, and to offer solutions to the problems that we face.”

Dubbed Navigating the Seas of Change, the conference will include business sessions, workshops and networking events. It will be hosted at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Montreal, October 2-4.

Founded in London, UK, in 1974, WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among 1,875 members in 33 countries. WISTA Canada was first formed in 1998.

For more information, please visit: wistacan.net

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