Strong support for Copenhagen Shipping Summit

Denmark's new major international maritime event Copenhagen Shipping Summit can already by now present 3 strong partners, who all support the event and present each of their conference programs.

It concerns the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), which will present a so-called Power Panel, with experts who will discuss the new 2020 sulphur rules and present their forecast for the market.

Michael Lund, Deputy General Secretary, BIMCO states: “BIMCO is very much looking forward to be part of the first Copenhagen Shipping Summit. BIMCO will contribute with a Power Panel Discussion addressing key developments impacting shipping business today, with the focus on challenges and future prospects for the dry-bulk and oil tanker shipping markets, including the 2020 global sulfur cap experiment.”

About the co-operation with BIMCO, Jakob le Fevre, Managing Director, Shipping Summit states: "We are extremely pleased with the cooperation. BIMCO is the world's largest shipowner association. With over 2,000 members in 120 countries, including over 1,000 shipping companies, I cannot imagine any other organization that better matches the ambitions we have with the summit "

The Engineers' Association is planning a conference the first day, focusing on Sustainable Shipping.

Jan Rose Hansen, Chairman of Danish Engineer´s Association says “Danish Engineer´s Association welcomes and supports the new initiative Copenhagen Shipping Summit. In 2017 several Danish organizations, companies and research institutions joined forces within a partnership labelled the Ocean Plastic Forum. Partners are a present five industry associations, six companies, three universities and two NGO´s operating within one legal frame. Danish Engineer´s Association act as secretariat for the partnership and we are planning a conference about this topic at the Summit. “

MDC (Maritime Development Center) will conduct an event focusing on HR & Management.

Mikkel Navarro Hansen, MD of MDC, said in this regard: "MDC contributes to MARPROS new initiative with an event that emerges from the work of MDC's HR & Crew Management Forum. MDC continuously supports the work of developing the maritime workplace of the future across the maritime value chain. Recently, MDC has kicked off the debate on More Women at Sea. MDC is pleased to meet the business on the Copenhagen Shipping Summit platform - about this and other relevant topics that can support our business's positive development."

The venue for Copenhagen Shipping Summit is The Øksne Hall and it takes place 10-11th April. The target audience is the maritime business in broad terms, but with keen focus on the Summit themes which are: The future for Shipping, Maritime Recruitment Trends - ashore and at sea, Empowering Women in the Maritime Community and Sustainable Shipping. A large Executive Dinner in the H C Andersen Castle in Tivoli will take place the first day after the conferences.



Copenhagen Shipping Summit open for applications

Copenhagen, 27. August 2018

According to Danish Shipping, the Danish fleet is growing in leaps and bounds.

Between April 2017 and April 2018, the Danish flagged merchant fleet has grown by 25 pct. in size. This corresponds to a growth in gross tonnage by 3.8 million GT in just one year – the largest leap ever for the Danish fleet. By April 2018, 703 ships fly the Danish flag.

More than half of these are offshore vessels and specialized vessels - but measured in gross tonnage, the container segment by far accounts for the largest part of the fleet.

In just one year, Denmark has advanced from number eight to number six on the global list of operator
nations. Denmark is now ahead of both Germany and South Korea – and only 1.5 million GT away from the global top five.

With this in mind, it only seems natural that Denmark position itself with a recurring event that facilities networking and business between the Danish maritime cluster and the global maritime business.

Top 10 operator nations (GT)

  1. Greece
    2. Japan
    3. China
    4. Singapore
    5. USA
    6. Denmark
    7. Germany
    8. South Korea
    9. Hong Kong
    10. UK


The vision of CPH Shipping Summit, is to introduce a new innovative approach to the traditional trade fair concept, with strong focus on the conferences and the networking opportunities and with less cost for participating companies, both in terms of money and resources.


The Summit will be hosted in the historic venue The Øksne Hall in down town Copenhagen, in 2 full days
10-11th April, 2019.  The conferences and the exhibition both takes place in the 5.000 m2 hall that the Øksne hall contains, resulting in close interaction between the delegates and the exhibitors. There are 3 big conference rooms, which during the Summit will be full of activities for the benefit of everyone involved. The first day will be followed by an Executive Dinner for 350 delegates in the H C Andersen
castle in Tivoli. The official summit hotel is the brand new Scandic Hotel in the meat packing district – just 5 mins walk from the venue.

Target audience is the maritime business in broad terms, but both exhibitors and conference organisers
will focus on the themes for the summit.

The Shipping Summit is relevant for:
Authorities, Bank & Finance, Bunker Suppliers, Educational institutions, Equipment Suppliers, Insurance and P&I, Service Suppliers, Media, Organisations, Ports & Terminals, PR & Communication, Recruitment Companies, Ship Designers, Shipowners, Shipping Companies, Shipyards and Start-Ups.

For more information about this event - visit 

Jakob le Fevre, Managing Director, Shipping Summit
Telephone: +45 6160 6062

Know-how behind the new Shipping Summit in Copenhagen

From the 10th to the 11th April 2019, the doors open for the first time at the Øksne Hall for the new Copenhagen Shipping Summit, a new conference and fair concept launched by the companies MARPRO and Copenhagen Exhibition Group.

The concept has been designed with the purpose of creating a new dynamic meeting platform for the international shipping business.

The choice of venue is the historic and atmospheric Øksne Hall, partly because the 5,000 m2 venue is in down-town Copenhagen, and partly because the Danish capital has the perfect profile for an international event in this class.

The background for the event is according to CEO, Jakob le Fevre from MARPRO: "Denmark is a shipping nation. The maritime sector is responsible for 25% of Denmark’s exports and contributes with more than 100,000 jobs. Most business these days are performed in front of a PC and the need for events where people can meet and exchange ideas and grow relations are bigger than ever. “

Jakob le Fevre has an educated as master mariner with 5 years of sailing experience in the Danish merchant navy and the Royal Danish Navy. In 2001 he went ashore, and until 2010 he had several executive jobs in the maritime industry. In 2010 he became co-owner of the job portal JOB2SEA. In 2013 he established the company MARPRO, a professional consultancy house with 100 % focus on the maritime industry.

CEO, Jesper Åndahl from the Copenhagen Exhibition Group says: "I am looking forward to the exciting new event, and I feel that Jakob and I complement each other very well. Jakob has a thorough knowledge of the maritime industry; and I think I can contribute positively with my many years of trade fair experience. For more than 20 years I worked in Bella Center, (Denmark’s biggest exhibition center); and for the last 11 years I was Director for all the trade fairs and conference activities in the company.

Jesper Åndahl has an MBA in sales and marketing, and he established the Copenhagen Exhibition Group in 2012. Since then, there have been many successful events, including: a trade fair for the Nordic laboratory industry called LabDays. A concept that started in Copenhagen, but now also takes place in both Aarhus and Stockholm, Sweden.