Our next Annual Summit starts in


Currents of Change


15-17 October 2024


Tokyo, Japan

The Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit 2024 will be held 15-17 October in Tokyo. Roughly 200 leaders from across the maritime value chain and beyond will convene at the Otemachi Mitsui Hall to address the most pressing issues facing global seaborne trade.

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15 October 2024
1 Chome-1-1 Shirokanedai
Minato City, Tokyo 108-8631

16-17 October 2024
Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi
Chiyoda City, 100-0004 Tokyo


Participation in the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit is by invitation only. All working sessions are conducted under the Chatham House Rule.


We encourage you to stay in one of the official hotels. Rooms can be booked when registering for the Annual Summit using the official registration link and your personal code.


A shuttle transfer will be arranged from Hotel Toranomon Hills to the Annual Summit venue. The other official Summit hotel, Palace Hotel Tokyo, is located next to the venue.


Simultaneous translation to and from Japanese will be provided during all plenary sessions and keynote addresses.


Selected sessions of the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit will be open to the press. Press-related inquiries should be directed to the Global Maritime Forum’s Director of Communications, Rasmus Nord Jørgensen, at rnj@globalmaritimeforum.org.


To learn more, please contact us at summit@globalmaritimeforum.org.

At the Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit, participants are at the centre of the agenda. The event is a highly interactive gathering, where participants themselves work together to find collaborative solutions. To get the best experience, participants are encouraged to attend all sessions during the event, as they will complement each other throughout the programme.

The first day of the Summit will start in the afternoon with an opening panel engaging high-level speakers and experts, followed by a welcome reception. This is a unique opportunity to network and reconnect with your peers and get inspired for the following Summit days.

The second and third days of the Annual Summit will consist of a combination of plenary sessions that examine key maritime issues and highlight industry actions, small working group sessions in which participants engage in specific questions across a range of topics, and a limited number of keynote addresses.

Throughout the event, there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange learnings with your peers and work together to find collaborative solutions.

The Global Maritime Forum will provide participants with reading material in both English and Japanese before the Summit to help facilitate the discussions.