The 8th annual Marine Money London Forum is set to take place on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at the Dorchester Hotel. With Brexit and protectionist trade policies being a theme for 2017 the shipping world has one more variable to consider in addition to over-tonnage and slowing demand.

The London Ship Finance conference starts the Marine Money year and delegates will be hearing shipping and finance experts discuss challenge, risk, opportunity and investment - how to survive the downturn and prepare for the long awaited improved shipping market.

According to marine finance publisher Marine Money, London is an ideal place to discuss the central issues in shipping. It is central to finance, broking, legal and insurance. It is between the capital of Wall Street and the cargo demand of the Far East. It is the place that shipowners from near and far call a home away from home.

By Jake Frith