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Currents of Change

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15-17 October 2024

Place

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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Programme

The programme for the Annual Summit is tentative and subject to change. The timings of sessions will be updated, and speakers will be announced in due

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15 October 2024

Main event

Arrival and registration

Happo-en,
1 Chome-1-1 Shirokanedai,
Minato City, Tokyo
Main event

Opening event with a high-level panel

Happo-en,
1 Chome-1-1 Shirokanedai,
Minato City, Tokyo
Main event

Welcome reception

The programme ends at 20:00 JST.

Happo-en,
1 Chome-1-1 Shirokanedai,
Minato City, Tokyo
Main event

Arrival and registration

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Welcome and introduction to way of working

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Trade fair

Participants visit hosted topics to get a presentation of what has been done and achieved in the maritime industry; what we're building towards the next achievement; what is needed or remains to scale.

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Keynote speech/Fire side chat

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Leadership circles I

Leadership circles take place in a breakout session whereby participants get to know each other, and are introduced to exploring philosophy, culture and policy through carefully written assignments. Conversations are framed around the ”Currents of Change" metaphor for the Summit.

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Lunch

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Chatrooms

A chatroom is a breakout session where the objective is to allow participants to learn about new ideas, concepts or research that could impact the maritime industry, stemming from likely and unlikely places. As such, the content of the chatroom will inform the work of subsequent working sessions at the Summit. The breakout format caters to engaging discussions between the presenter and the participants.

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Leadership circles II

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Scoping sessions

Four parallel sessions frame the high-level opportunities/challenges/unsolved issues within a certain theme and the need to make further progress on specific topics related to the theme. These topics will define working group topics for day 2. Each session identifies and scopes the concrete work that participants should aim at getting done one of the pre-defined working group topics.

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Keynote speaker and closing of the day

The programme ends at 17:30 JST.

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Summit dinner

The Summit dinner finishes at 21:00 JST.

TBA
Main event

Arrival, networking, and the day ahead

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Recap of Summit day 1

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Ignite talk

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Working groups I

The purpose of a working group is to provide participants with the opportunity to work in smaller parallel groups who concentrate effort on a part of the main topic. There will be around 16 to 18 self-selected groups on pre-defined working group topics for which the work/deliverables were scoped on day 1 of the Summit. When participants arrive in the morning of the second day, they will be invited to sign up to work on a topic that they have a passion for, good knowledge of, or where they want to add value. Working groups will take place in a breakout/interactive session and run for two rounds. Participants will stay together in their designated group for both rounds of work. 

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Leadership circles III

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Lunch

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Working groups II

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo
Main event

Final report out and closing plenary

The programme ends at 15:00 JST.

Otemachi Mitsui Hall & Conference,
1 Chome−2−1 Otemachi One, Ōtemachi,
Chiyoda City, Tokyo