CMA Shipping Conference & Exhibition 2021

Event Date:
Start at 12:00 AM
October 13, 2021 - October 15, 2021

After a year like no other, we can’t wait to welcome you in person to our 36th annual event taking place this October 13-15, 2021 and, also part of North American Shipping Week for the second year running – October 11 – 15, 2021.


Call for Papers

We are currently in the process of developing the 2021 conference program. Further details will be released soon bringing you the very latest insights from the maritime experts.

If you would like to get involved we welcome your content ideas and speaking applications.

Deadline to apply – Friday, March 19 2020.

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Your Leading Industry Event Returns

Last year we moved CMA Shipping online to ensure each attendee still had the chance to collaborate and network with as many people and businesses as possible while hearing from the CMA’s global network of speakers, and of course to celebrate Lois Zabrocky as the 2020 Commodore.

For 2021 we will continue to use digital technology to enhance the overall event experience, and we can’t wait to bring the community back together again, in-person, safely and securely.

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Part of North American Shipping Week

We are once again joining forces with SHIPPINGInsight to bring to you the second North American Shipping Week taking place October 11 – 15, 2021.

With SHIPPINGInsight’s focus on technology and innovation, and CMA Shipping’s emphasis on the commercial aspects of shipping, this is an winning combination to give value to all attendees.

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The Commodore Award

Passing the hat and enjoying an evening of entertainment and good humor at the annual Commodore Award Gala Dinner is the pinnacle of the CMA event.

More information on our 2021 Commodore will be announced soon!

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Business is all about people. CMA Shipping brings together the full spectrum of the industry.

Demonstrate your thought leadership and align your brand with innovative content.

We have a wide range of sponsorship, exhibition and branding opportunities for the event – all complemented by pre-event digital opportunities. Contact us today to reserve your package.

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CMA Membership

CMA Shipping is brought to you by the Connecticut Maritime Association (The CMA). The CMA are a non-for-profit organisation with a long history of supporting shipping professionals through all stages of their careers.

All CMA members are entitled to a discount to attend the conference. If you would like to find out more about CMA membership and how it can benefit you, please click the link below.

CMA membership