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41st UN/CEFACT Forum: Navigating the Digital Wave: Evolution of Digitalisation in the Maritime Industry

05 October 2023 12:45 - 13:45
UNESCAP Bangkok Thailand


In the ever-evolving landscape of the maritime industry, the integration of digitalisation has emerged as a transformative force, reshaping traditional practices and driving unprecedented innovation. The "Navigating the Digital Wave: Evolution of Digitalization in the Maritime Industry" panel session offers a comprehensive overview of the dynamic journey towards digital transformation within this vital sector.

Join us as industry experts, thought leaders, and pioneers converge to delve into the multifaceted aspects of digitalization in maritime. This panel will explore the diverse spectrum of advancements that have redefined how goods are transported across the globe.

Through engaging discussions and insightful case studies, attendees will gain insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities presented by digitalization and regulatory efforts within the maritime domain.

Whether you're a seasoned maritime professional, a technology enthusiast, or a curious observer, this lunch and learn session promises to unravel the intricate of digitalisation's impact on shipping, logistics, and international trade. Discover how the maritime industry is charting a course towards a more connected, efficient, and resilient future through the adoption of cutting-edge digital strategies.

Moderated by Dr. Hanane BECHA

12:45 – 12:55

Presentation of the panel by Dr. Hanane BECHA, UN/CEFACT Vice Chair

12:55 – 13:15

Presentation by Dominique Willems, Head of Public affairs, DCSA

Update on global developments in maritime digitalization

13:15 – 13:45

Round table Participants:

  • Ann Christin Frohmcke SMDG Chair
  • Dominique Willems, Head of Public Affairs, DCSA
  • Sin Yong, Loh, UN/CEFACT Singapore Head of Delegation and TradeTrust Director
  • Sue Probert UN/CEFACT Chair
  1. What are the key digital technologies and innovations that have had and will have the most significant impact on the maritime industry in recent years, and how are they reshaping traditional practices and operations?
  2. In the context of the maritime industry's ongoing digital transformation, what are the major regulatory challenges and opportunities that stakeholders need to consider?
  3. How have evolving standards and regulations influenced or driven changes in traditional practices and operations within the maritime industry as it embraces digitalization?


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