The 2023 ICS Summit and Annual General Meeting

June 23-25, 2023:
Arrival and Pre-conference
June 26-27, 2023:
ICS Summit
Board Meeting and AGM
June 28 2023 (Afternoon onwards):
Departure and Post-conference

Day 1
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25 June 2023
Barrio Fiesta to celebrate the Day of the Seafarer and The 13th Anniversary of The Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code
8:30 - 9:00
Talk by Dr. Ambeth Ocampo
A Filipino public historian, academic, cultural administrator, journalist, author, and independent curator, Dr. Ocampo will provide unique insight into the confluence of cultures that have influenced the Filipino mindset and contributed to the “great diaspora” that finds a population close to 15% migratory workers, among them seafarers.
09:00 - 14:00
Modern Approach to a Traditional Filipino Gathering
(Time and venue to be announced)
18:30 - 22:00
Day of the Seafarer Gala Dinner
(Time and venue to be announced)

Day 2
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26 June 2023
Shaping the Future of Shipping - Seafarer 2050 Conference Forbes Ballroom, Conrad Manila
Shaping the Future of Shipping – Seafarer 2050 will bring together government ministers, regulators, financiers, NGOs, shipowners, industry CEOs, and technology and infrastructure providers to discuss what will be required of seafarers in 2050. The conference will consider the future skills requirements, education, and training to deliver a skilled workforce and the environment in which seafarers of the future will operate.
In addition, Shaping the Future of Shipping – Seafarer 2050 will consider the risks to shipping and global trade inherent in industry transformation and the investments and changes that will need to be made to ensure that sufficient numbers of skilled seafarers are available to fulfill the requirements of shipping in 2050.
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Welcome
09:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:30
Close of Conference

Day 3
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27 June 2023
ICS Board Meeting
10:00 - 11:30
Marisec Board Meeting
Boardroom, Conrad Manila
11:30 - 12:00
International Chamber of Shipping Annual General Meeting
Taft Ballroom, Conrad Manila
13:00 - 17:30
International Chamber of Shipping Board Meeting
Taft Ballroom, Conrad Manila

Day 4
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28 June 2023
Optional Partner Activities
Contact FSA Concierge for programmes

FSA warmly welcomes ICS delegates and their partners to the Philippines.

Please let us know which special events and partner activities you would like to join.
Golf An FSA-sponsored game
Shopping An excursion into an iconic shopping center. A local favorite and tourist must-see, comprised of over 1,000 stalls selling everything from South Sea Pearls and antiques to knickknacks, clothing and native delicacies
Art and Culture Museum visits and curated art experiences
Sight Seeing Experience history through landmarks and memorials
Gastronomic Adventure Culinary experiences and Filipino tasting menus created exclusively for FSA guests
Please let us know if there is anything else you might be interested in doing on your visit:
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Visiting the Islands - Booking Information

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Most famous for its pristine three-mile White Beach, let Boracay’s sugary sands give you the perfect contrast for magical sunsets and blue sailed paraw boats along the horizon. The steady winds on Boracay’s eastern shores give way to the best kiteboarding and windsurfing in Asia.
A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Palawan offers a feast of breathtaking geological formations. From its subterranean river to its limestone cliffs sculpted by nature. Let the island’s unspoiled beaches of Coron and El Nido enchant you with underwater meadows of seagrass and coral reefs where sea turtles, manatee-like dugongs, dolphins, and endangered giant clams dwell.
Cebu, the Queen City of the South, is where Philippine history comes alive with the first discovery of the island by Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. The Spanish continued to send more expeditions across the archipelago and eventually named the country "Las Islas Filipinas" in tribute to their king, Philip II.
Find a sustainable surf scene in Siargao, the island home of Cloud 9, heralded as one of the world’s best surf spots. The eco-minded visitor will enjoy yoga and wellness retreats, bright white beaches, a buzzing good scene, and epic surfing.