22-24 MayClarion Hotel Post

About the event

Welcome to the Comité Maritime International Colloquium 2024 where maritime expertise converge for a dynamic exchange of knowledge.
Join leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts from the maritime law industry and academia as we delve into cutting-edge discussions, share insights, and chart the course for the future of maritime practices.
Set against the backdrop of collaborative spirit, this colloquium promises a unique platform for networking and learning. Engage with thought leaders, participate in insightful sessions, and explore the latest advancements in maritime legal challenges.

Hosted in a vibrant location, this event offers more than just a conference—it's an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, foster partnerships, and contribute to the collective growth of the maritime law community.
Mark your calendar for the Comite Maritime International Colloquium 2024 in Göteborg on 22 – 24 May 2024 and be part of a truly international gathering with long standing traditions. We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching experience!

If you have any questions send an email to: conference@comitemaritime.org

About the excursion

Älvsborg Fortress stands proudly at the mouth of the Göta River in Göteborg, a testament to centuries of history and defense. Constructed in the 17th century, this formidable stronghold played a pivotal role in safeguarding Göteborg and its environs.

Your adventure begins with a departure from Clarion Hotel Post via comfortable buses, whisking you to the Opera Quay. There, an enchanting boat journey awaits, gliding through the picturesque Göteborg harbor with refreshments to tantalize your taste buds. As you approach the fortress, prepare for a guided tour filled with intriguing insights and a salute to its storied past.

The evening finishes with a delightful dinner, set in a charming venue. Following this experience, a brief boat ride returns you to the nearest quay, where awaiting buses ensure a seamless journey back to the hotel, concluding a memorable evening steeped in history and hospitality.

Welcome to Göteborg

Join us in Göteborg to engage with thought leaders, industry experts, and peers from around the globe. The conference venue, nestled amidst the charming streets and waterways of this coastal city, provides the perfect setting for inspiration and knowledge exchange. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge presentations, forge valuable connections, and explore the dynamic energy of Göteborg.

The city's remarkable sustainability efforts have earned it’s recognition as the leader in the Global Destination Sustainability Index for six consecutive years.
It proudly holds the title of the European Capital of Smart Tourism in 2020 and was named the Best Sustainable City Stay by Lonely Planet in 2021.

In April 2022, Göteborg joined the European Union's elite group of 100 climate-neutral and smart cities, embarking on a mission toward climate neutrality by 2030.
Göteborg is not only a hub for conferences but also a trailblazer in sustainability, having won the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Awards. Join us in this remarkable city, where forward-thinking discussions meet a commitment to a sustainable and inclusive future.

Accommodation

Clarion Hotel Post is a contemporary design hotel in central Göteborg.
The stunning architecture of the old post office building, Posthuset, has been beautifully preserved with modern amenities. The Clarion Hotel Post was voted best hotel at the Grand Travel Awards in 2019!

Secure your stay now!
Hotel rooms have been reserved at a conference rate. To secure your hotel room at Clarion Hotel Post, kindly send an email to reservations.post@strawberry.se and include booking reference 057271 in your request.

Price example for accommodation for three nights
Check-in May 22nd - Check-out May 25th: 5,350 SEK including VAT.
Price per night for spouse: 200 SEK including VAT.

Getting to the hotel from Landvetter Airport
By taxi
We recommend Taxi Göteborg or Taxi Kurir

Programme


09:00

EXCO meeting (closed)

Meetings marked Closed are for IWG and SC Group Members only.

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Vinge Law Firm


09:00

IWG & SC meetings

 IWG and SC Group Members only

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19:00

Welcome reception

Dress code: Smart casual

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Trädgårn, Nya allén 11, 411 38 Göteborg
21:00

yCMI Event


09:00

Welcome speeches

  • Ann Fenech, President of the CMI
  • Paula Bäckdén, President of Swedish MLA
  • Arsenio Dominguez, IMO Secretary General
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Meeting room: Postsorterarsalen, Clarion Post Hotel
09:30

100 YEARS OF UNIFYING CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA

Berlingieri Lecture

  • Professor Michael Sturley, Fannie Coplin Regents Chair, The University of Texas School of Law
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10:00

100 YEARS OF UNIFYING CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY SEA

The Unification of the Law on Carriage of Goods - Currently and in the Future

  • Stuart Hetherington
  • Alexander von Ziegler
  • Miriam Goldby
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    11:00

    Coffee break

    11:30

    The Future of Carriage of Goods by Sea

    To change Regimes: Do the Rotterdam Rules cater for the Needs of the 21st Century?

    • Stuart Hetherington

    Why ratification is necessary for the United States

    • David Farrell

    Africa: A continent ripe for the Rotterdam Rules

    • Andrew Robinson

    How can the Rotterdam Sules contribute to Safe and Sound logistics for the 21st Century?

    • Tomotaka Fujita

    The Benefits in Ratification from the Perspective of a Ratifying State

    • Manuel Alba

    Implementation of the Rotterdam Rules in the Scandinavian countries

    • Erik Rosaeg
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      PARALLEL 1

      Emerging Issues in International Maritime Law

      Piracy, Maritime Violence and Fraudulent Activities

          Attacked in the Red Sea! 
          Responding to an Incident - Current Issues and Complexities

          • Richard Neylon

            Problems and Exporsures arising from Fradulent Vessel 
            Registration and the Dark Fleet 

          • Michelle Wiese Bockmann
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            PARALLEL 2
            12:30

            Emerging Issues in International Maritime Law

            The Effects of Sanctions on World Trade

            • Anders Leissner

            Introduced by Aurelio Fernandez-Concheso

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            Breakout 2
            13:00

            Lunch

            14:00

            PARALLEL 2

            Mobile Offshore Renewable Units: The Case for Unification of Law

            • Frank Nolan
            • Alexander Severance
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            PARALLEL 2

            PARALLEL 1

            Latest Draft of the Lex Maritima

            • Eric Van Hooydonck
            • Jesus Casas
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            PARALLEL 1
            15:30

            Coffee break

            16:00

            PARALLEL 1

            MASS

            • Tom Birch Reynardson

            IMO: Work of MSC and LEG & Future Work on MASS

            • Dorota Lost-Sieminska

            The CMI IMO Paper on Liability

            • Henrik Ringbom

            Product Liability

            • Robert Veal

            Insurance Angles

            • Tim Howse
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            PARALLEL 1

            PARALLEL 2

            Decarbonization

            • Haris Zografakis

            The IWG workstreams

            • Haris Zografakis

            Liability regime for new fuels

            • Jolien Kruit

            Types of readiness for dual-fuel ships

            • Neil Henderson

            Contractual considerations arising from decarbonisation

            • Charles Debattista
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            Breakout 2
            19:30

            Transfer to Gala Dinner Venue

            20:00

            Gala Dinner

            Dresscode: "The Roaring 20s - the Great Gatsby"

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            Kooperativet, Anders Carlssons gata 2, 417 55 Göteborg


            07:30

            Presidents’ Breakfast

            Academics’ Breakfast – An informal Breakfast Gathering for All Academics of the CMI, from PhD Candidates to Full Professors.

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            Meeting room: Postmaster

            Academics’ Breakfast

            An informal Breakfast Gathering for All Academics of the CMI, from PhD Candidates to Full Professors.

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            TBA
            09:00

            General Assembly

            Coffee Facilities Outside the Hall

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            Meeting room: Postsorterarsalen, Clarion Post Hotel
            12:00

            Lunch

            2nd EXCO (closed)

            IWG and SC Group Members only

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            TBA
            13:00

            PARALLEL 1

            European Law Impact on the Maritime Sector

            • Vincent Power
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            Breakout 1

            PARALLEL 2

            Is the LOF Salvage Contract in Crisis?

            • Moderator: Nick Sloane

            Speakers:

            • Jeremy Russel
            • Richard Gunn
            • Alastair Johnston
            • Kiran Khosla
            • Marl Lloyd
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            Breakout 2
            14:00

            Coffee break

            14:15

            PARALLEL 1

            yCMI Session: The implication of the Red Sea Crisis on Shipping and Global Trade

            Moderator

            • Yiannis Timagenis

            Red Sea Crisis: Issues of Force Majeure and Limitation of Liability

            • Morgane Roussel
            Impact of the Red Sea Crisis on Global Supply Chains and Lessons Learned
            • Kierstan Carlson

                  Red Sea Crisis and the Protection of the Right of Transit Passage

                  • Massimiliano Musi

                  Shipping and the Red Sea Crisis - An English law perspective

                  • Johanna Ohlman
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                      PARALLEL 1

                      PARALLEL 2

                      Marine War Insurance - Insights from the Market

                      Geopolitical Instability and its Consequences for the War Insurance Market

                      • Malin Högberg
                      • Christopher Hesselbrandt


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                        PARALLEL 2
                        16:00

                        Optional Excursion to Älvsborg Fortress

                        Experience the Älvsborg Fortress: Depart from Clarion Hotel Post on buses to the Opera Quay. Embark on a scenic boat trip through Gothenburg harbor, accompanied by refreshments. Explore the fortress with a guided tour delving into its rich history. Conclude the evening with a delightful dinner at a charming venue. Return via a short boat ride to the nearest quay, followed by comfortable busses back to the hotel. A memorable excursion blending history and hospitality awaits!

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                        Älvsborgs Fästning