Shaping the Future of Shipping: Delivering a Net Zero World

Date Sunday, 10th December

Time 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Place Museum of the Future

Shaping the Future of Shipping: Delivering a Net Zero World will convene leaders across the maritime and energy value chain with government representatives, regulators and policymakers for the flagship maritime event during COP28 in Dubai.

Organised by a coalition of leading maritime industry bodies and coordinated by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in partnership with the Emirates Shipping Association, the annual Shaping the Future of Shipping Summit will be hosted under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates Ministry for Energy and Infrastructure on 10 December at the Museum of the Future.

The Summit will provide a platform for governments and leaders in energy, maritime, and all parts of the value chain, to discuss practical solutions for infrastructure, fuel availability, and financing, and how to prepare the maritime workforce to accelerate the transition to a low and zero carbon emission economy, to deliver a sustainable and equitable future for all.

The 2023 UNFCCC Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai is a key milestone on the pathway to global decarbonisation, being the halfway point between the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement and 2030 and represents a significant opportunity to assess progress and plan future actions. This event will build on the new revised strategy agreed by the United Nations shipping regulator and the discussions at COP28, to set a course for the industry.

The Museum of the Future is a fitting venue for such an important event. The vision encapsulated in this stunning building dedicated to showcasing a positive future for the world will ensure that leaders will be focused on delivering solutions and opportunity.

The Shaping the Future Summit presents a key opportunity for industry leaders to meet and discuss with government representatives, regulators and policymakers at the negotiations, and to seek the high-level political support needed to ensure progress of the industry’s decarbonisation activities. The Summit is organised in partnership with the Emirates Shipping Association.

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Event Details

DateSunday, 10th December

Time8:00 am - 10:00 pm

PlaceMuseum of the Future


8:00 am Registration and Networking
9:00 am Opening and Welcome Statements
9:10 am Opening Keynotes
9:50 am Global Context for 2050 – Energy Transition in an Uncertain World
10:30 am Fireside Chat – Collaboration is the Fuel of the Future
10:45 am Networking Break
11:15 am Accelerating and Scaling Global Energy Transition
12:00 am Fireside Chat – Delivering Net-Zero Fuels for the World
12:15 am Short-term Steps to a Net-Zero Future
1:00 pm Lunch and Networking Break
2:15 pm Keynote – Refresh & Recharge
2:30 pm People are the Fuel of the Future
3:15 pm Fireside Chat – Collaboration is the fuel of the future
3:30 pm Building blocks to a net-zero world
4:15 pm Conclusions, Outcomes & Commitments
4:30 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Close of Conference
7:00 pm Reception & Gala Dinner