Join leading industry figures at one of the most important events in the marine calendar.
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The IMarEST Annual Dinner is the Institute’s flagship event, bringing together over 400 industry leaders and marine professionals from across the sector.
As a learned society at the forefront of new research, the Institute is at the centre of marine knowledge creation and exchange around the world. Our members are experts and prominent leaders within the fields of marine engineering, marine science and marine technology. This dinner is a highly anticipated occasion for members and guests to see old friends and colleagues and to make new connections.
Having been an Institute tradition for over a century, this dinner is a hugely prestigious event within the marine community. You will enjoy good food and wine, hear a captivating after-dinner speaker and more importantly, you will have the opportunity to socialise with some of the most fascinating people in the industry.
Your host for the evening will be the 118th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.
Principal Guest & Speaker
Blueprint: Shipping in the Exponential Age
Driven by global megatrends, emerging technologies and new mind-sets, shipping is on the brink of a new era in which Globalisation 4.0 will reframe the operating environment. Growth depends on revisiting fundamental assumptions and orthodoxies, while identifying the key paradigm shifts underway.
Digital, decarbonised, circular and hyper-connected: this is the blueprint for future growth and value creation for those willing to step back and reassess the role shipping plays in people's lives, and represents an existential threat to those who don't.
Keynote: K D Adamson, Futurist and CEO, Futurenautics
Futurist K D Adamson tells the story of the future. An inspirational keynote speaker, writer and presenter she offers a visionary perspective on the impact of global megatrends, breakthrough technologies and new generational mindsets and how they will radically transform our lives in the years ahead. K D advises a huge range of industries, coaching their leaders towards new digital visions and transformations and also works with start-ups and investors shaping the exponential organisations and ecosystems of the future.
K D Adamson began her career in advertising on the Coca-Cola account at London agency McCann Erickson before moving into strategic global branding and marketing. Working with high-tech and new technology accounts, including the emerging e-reader market in the mid-2000s led her to focus on foresight and future trends.
She has advised a diverse range of major companies and organisations from FMCG, pharma, and high-tech manufacturing, to consumer electronics, feature film, publishing, advertising, big brands, TV and media companies and the EU, and is the world’s foremost ‘blue’ futurist in shipping & maritime, where she literally wrote the book on digital transformation.
The CEO of Futurenautics and a member of The Futures Agency, K D Adamson has appeared worldwide on stages and in print, online, on radio and television. She is also the author of fraud thriller Payload, and the non-fiction book Shipping and the 800-lb Gorilla.