About Conference 2018

The 16th annual onboard ferry conference with its proven successful concept with respected speakers, debates and the best possible networking continues. For 2018, we are enhancing the concept even further with the addition of keynote speakers, also from outside the ferry industry. There will be insights and analyses from experts as well as interesting facts and news that will be presented from our unique statistical database and information sources.

Another novelty is that we will have several moderators with Philippe Holthof, Shippax Senior Advisor and Editor-in-Chief, taking up the role of lead moderator. Philippe, industry expert and Shippax Senior Advisor & Editor-in-Chief is a regular speaker and moderator at events and conferences. A member of the DNV GL Ferry Committee, he will also speak and moderate at this year's Interferry conference in October.

To meet and discuss in combination with having a memorable and enjoyable time together with friends and colleagues in the industry is what the Shippax Ferry Conference is all about, while being onboard a ferry ensures a familiar and close connection between all delegates. Educational and fun!

We are hereby proud to announce that the Shippax Ferry Conference, 2018, will take place onboard:

Color Line’s COLOR MAGIC, sailing between Oslo – Kiel – Oslo, April 18-20, 2018

The 2006-built COLOR MAGIC is a cruise ferry that offers very high levels of comfort and service for its passengers with a perfectly suited auditorium and exhibition area for this type of conference. COLOR MAGIC also has the world’s first installed onboard 4G network, which makes it possible for you to work almost as in your office. Why not take the opportunity and do as some companies do and gather your management team and have your board meeting onboard while attending the conference.

The Shippax Ferry Conference concept

• Some 400 delegates from over 40 ferry companies

• Professional and well-renowned speakers and experts

• Unbeatable networking

• World class organization and service

• Captivating debates and interactions

• Insights and news from Shippax unique statistics and information

• Value for money – all events, meals, cabins and networking are included in price

• Last but not least, a guaranteed entertaining and fun event you will remember for a long time!

The following is all included in the price

• Two days of full participation to all sessions and events

• Two nights in cabin of your choice

• All meals, meal drinks and networking drinks and snacks

• Documentation, brochures and conference magazine

• The Shippax Award price ceremony

• Shippax Online News Service

• Sponsor surprises

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The booking for the Shippax Ferry Conference 2018 is now open!

Conference 2017

Was held on board Grandi Navi Veloci's LA SUPERBA.

Latest reviews

“The annual onboard ferry family meeting. A must to attend”. “As always, superbly organized by Shippax”. “Unbeatable networking that always result in deals”. “Been coming for many years and always look forward to the next. It becomes bigger and better every year”