News: BBC broadcaster Emily Maitlis to moderate LISW17 flagship conference

London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) has announced that Emily Maitlis, broadcaster, journalist, and presenter of BBC’s Newsnight, will once again moderate the official LISW flagship conference which will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 14th September.

The internationally-acclaimed journalist and broadcaster will bring her forthright and engaging style to the industry-leading conference. With a career spanning almost three decades, Emily began as a documentary maker in Cambodia and China, before developing her career as a journalist with the BBC, NBC Asia, Channel 4 News and Sky.

Announcing Emily’s involvement, LISW17 Steering Group Chairman Jeremy Penn said: “Emily earned her spurs when she moderated the LISW conference in 2015 and I am personally delighted she is back in the moderator’s hot seat again this year. Emily is a professional communicator and quickly grasped the key issues under debate. She will prove to be a quality addition to the top-level line-up of speakers and panellists that are being assembled for this year’s flagship conference.”

Taking place from 11th to 15th September, LISW17 will be the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 140 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. Further information can be found on the dedicated event website: or follow us on Twitter @LISW17.