From October 19 untill November 5 Youngship Rotterdam will host Shipcon 2021, a maritime event shaped by young professionals, for young professionals. This edition of the annual international conference will be delivered in a hybrid format for the first time ever in the events history.
Shipcon 2021 is shaped by young maritime professionals, for young maritime professionals. Conceived by YoungShip International in 2015, it has grown year-on-year. Each year, a different chapter of YoungShip is awarded the privilege of hosting Shipcon with Rotterdam receiving the privilege in 2020.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled for 2020 and shifted to 2021 and given the uncertainty of the ongoing, and varied pandemic recoveries, YoungShip has taken the decision to offer the event in a hybrid form for the first time ever.
While the event has been shaped to appeal to young maritime professionals, the learning and engagement elements are equally interesting for those looking to understand the mindsets of the future of the maritime industry and where it is headed and older individuals as well as those who are young at heart are encouraged to participate.
Shipcon 2021 will be held with both digital elements as well as in-person elements where possible given local Covid-19 related restrictions at the time of the event.