This interdisciplinary conference brings together expert speakers from the China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association, City, University of London, Middlesex University, Southampton Solent University, World Maritime University, and the Chinese Shipping Association of London to discuss several major legal, economic and political issues of maritime governance in evidence around the world today. Topics covered at the 2017 Annual Conference will explore a range of contemporary issues related to enforcement of maritime claims and the use of regulation of the world’s seaborne trade and ports. Issues addressed include: conflict of laws, arrest of ships, limitation of liability for maritime claims, charter-parties, the expansion of China’s trade and shipping; the global regulation of cargo haulage and the changing role of international ports.
Organized by Middlesex University London Co-organized by China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association
9:15 Coffee and Registration, Venue: W142, Williams Building
9:45 INTRODUCTION Opening Welcome Speech by Professor Joshua Castellino (Dean School of Law & Business School, Middlesex University): 10 minutes Welcome by Professor Laurent Pech (Head of Department, School of Law, Middlesex University) (10 minutes) Welcome by Dr Lijun Zhao: 5 minutes
10:10 Keynote speech by Emeritus Professor Proshanto Mukherjee, Topic: Principles of Conflict of Laws with Respect to Maritime Claims, (35 minutes talk followed by 5 minutes Q& A, collect audience’s questions beforehand)
10:50 China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association (CECCA): Welcome and Launch Ceremony of the CECCA, Chaired by Miss Shengnan Jia, (City, University of London; Barrister admitted to PRC Bar)
11:00 Tea break
11:15 Keynote speech by Dr Mahin Faghfouri, Vice-President, International Ocean Institute, Topic: Maritime claims under the 1952 and 1999 International Conventions on Arrest of Ships (35 minutes talk followed by 5 minutes Q& A, collect audience’s questions beforehand)
11:55 ISSUES OF ENFORCEMENT OF MARITIME CLAIMS (40 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q& A) Chair: Professor Peter Hough, Middlesex University Dr Rui Zheng, Shanghai Maritime University, Topic: Recent Developments of Maritime Limitation of Liability in China, Mr Andrew Purssell, Kennedys Law LLP, Topic: Limitation of Maritime Claims From English Case Perspective Commentator: Emeritus Professor Proshanto Mukherjee, World Maritime University & Lund University& Dalian Maritime University
12:50 Group Photo
13:00-13:55 Lunch (Buffet) & Poster Presentations, Venue: Hendon Town Hall, Committee Room 3(Posters are to be displayed in the lunch venue)
14:00 Afternoon Sessions, Venue: College Building, C219-20 (Board Meeting Room) Keynote speech addressed by Professor Jason Chuah, City, University of London, Topic: Risks in Renegotiating Charter-parties in Times of Economic Hardship (35 minutes talk followed by 5 minutes Q& A, collect audience’s questions beforehand)
14:40 CHINA’S SEABORNE TRADE: ONE BELT, ONE ROAD (40 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q& A) Chair: Dr Lijun Zhao, Middlesex University Captain Dr Pengfei Zhang, Southampton Solent University, Topic: China's Belt and Road Initiative: Will it reshape Global Trade? Mr Richard Scott, Bulk Shipping Analysis/Senior Consultant of CECCA, Topic: China’s Seaborne Trade and Shipping: an Overview of Recent Trends and Where We Are Today Commentator: Professor Minghua Zhao, Director, China Maritime Centre of Southampton Solent University
15:35 Tea Break (15 minutes) 15:50 CONTEMPORARY SHIPPING PRACTICE (40 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q& A) Chair: Miss Shengnan Jia, CECCA and City, University of London Mr Wei Hu, Advisor of the Chinese Shipping Association, Topic: Dry Bulk Ship Chartering Dr. Tobias Eckardt, Partner of Law Firm Ahlers & Vogel in Germany, Topic: Multimodal Transport in German Case Law—The Beginning and The End of The Sea Carriage and Some Implications of The Incoterms Commentator: Professor Jason Chuah, Head of Department, City, University of London
16:45 Closing Remarks from Prof Alan Durant, on Behalf of Middlesex University, School of Law
17:00 Social Evening: Drinks Reception followed by an optional dinner in a local restaurant – The Claddagh Ring (The dinner will be at extra but discounted cost of £12.99) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Day 2 information.