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Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Welcome To WISTA Germany

WISTA Germany e.V. is one of the founding members, with the Netherlands and UK.  On 2 December 1974, a handful of women involved in the tanker market met for a Christmas lunch at the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London UK. This evolved to become the worldwide network of  women in the shipping industry that we know today. In 1981, the first conference of “Ladies in Shipping” took place in Hamburg. Further conferences took place in 1994 and 2005 in Hamburg, and the latest one took place despite covid- restrictions in October 2021 (recordings can be watched below).

With over 150 members spread across Germany, WISTA Germany is growing steadily. Our members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including shipowners, shipyards, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, classification societies, ship supplier, port authorities,  analysts, researcher and government officials.

WISTA Germany’s main goals are providing networking and educational opportunities for our members.

In pursuit of these objectives, we have periodic meetings, seminars, and social gatherings throughout the year. In addition, the WISTA Germany e.V. Annual General Member Meeting takes place each summer, and the International Conference, open to all WISTA members worldwide, takes place each autumn. All of these events – whether local, regional, national, or international – provide tremendous networking and educational opportunities for our members and thereby enhance the benefits of membership in the organization.

WISTA Germany e.V. works toward:

  • Minimizing the existing gender leadership gap in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.
  • Building a community among its members, facilitating the exchange of contacts, information, and experiences
  • Promoting the creation of business relationships among its members
  • Facilitating the professional development of its members
  • Providing liaison with other related institutions and organizations worldwide

If this is a network that interests and inspires you then please contact us via the membership enquiry. We will then inform you about the possibilities offered by membership with us.

As we are currently experiencing problems with our software tools please send us an email addressed to: contact@wista-germany.net should you not get a reply within 2 weeks of submitting your enquiry form.

If you would like to get a taste of our multi-faceted events then you can find the event planner at the following link: Calender

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WISTA Germany Mentoring Program


WHY?

FOR WHOM?
– Empower Women    – Someone that likes a Challenge
– Build Confidence    – Someone ambitious
– Enhance Career    – Someone that dares to make a difference

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?

WHAT WILL YOU GET?
– Develop personal & professional competences    – 1-year Personal Mentor
– Build (more) confidence in yourself as a professional    – 4 Intervisions with the program participants
– Exchange on professional/self improvement    – 4 Intervisions with the program participants
– Build life long empowering relationships    Price: € 800,- (Excl. VAT)

 

Mentors: Dr. Hilde Mohren (Dr. Hilde Mohren | LinkedIn), Gudrun Pfeil (Gudrun Feil | LinkedIn) , Anne Schönewald (Anne Schönewald | LinkedIn), Ulla Nielsen (Ulla Eithz Nielsen | LinkedIn), Lan Wu Lan Wu | LinkedIn, Silke Muschitz Silke Muschitz | LinkedIn

You are interested in joining as mentor or mentee – get in contact with the program leaders Marit Brunklaus (Marit Brunklaus | LinkedIn) & Katharina Renken (Katharina Renken | LinkedIn) via mentoring@wista-germany.net

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What opportunities do we offer for active participation?

If you want to get actively involved in the network, you can do this by applying for a board position or participating in one of the many project groups. After all, the network lives from further development, new ideas and their active members. If you are interested, please contact us here.

Following project groups are active working at WISTA Germany:

  • PG Personality of the Year (PotY)
  • PG Technology & Future (in cooperation with the PG of WISTA International)
  • PG Network
  • PG Equal Pay (im set-up)

In addition, we have an annual Mentoring Program and a Press Team. More information about the individual working areas will follow.

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Recordings of the WISTA Conference 2021

 

Topic Details This session will discuss… Date/ time Moderation & Speaker
Opening and Welcoming Remarks.

“The current challenges of the shipping industry” 2021-10-14, 9:00-9:45; (45 minutes) Claudia Ohlmeier,President WISTA Germany +++ Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou,President WISTA International +++ Kitack Lim, Secretary General of International Maritime Organization (IMO)
-Remote-
Keynote speech

“The Future of Shipping” 2021-10-14, 9:45-10:30; (45 minutes) Matthew Griffin, 311 Institute and World Futures Forum, Founder
Session 1: “New economy 2025 for the maritime industry”

Trading and shipping are renowned as some of the most traditional and the most international business areas. The sectors have undergone many industrial revolutions and have always managed to redefine themselves. We are now in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution – the most challenging one in the recent past. The exponential speed of the technological advancement and digital megatrends are the driving forces for the maritime industries to reconsider their business models with emerging players, even from other industries.
  • What is and could be “New Economy for the Maritime Industry”?
  • What would this New Economy look like in the eyes of the industry leaders?
  • How will we be shaping this New Economy and transforming the industry in the new era?
2021-10-14, 11:00-12:30; (90 minutes) Dr. Pierre C. Sames, DNV,Director Group Research and Development +++ Dr. Ralf Belusa, Hapag Lloyd AG,Managing Director Digital Business & Transformation +++ Kai Miller, Kuehne+Nagel, Trade Management +++ Dr. Phanthian Zuesongdham, Hamburg Port Authority, Head of Division Port Process Solution +++ Monique Giese, KPMG, Partner Global Lead Shipping (Moderator)
Interactive Panel 1: People

The prosperity of the maritime business seems to be endless. Many small and medium-sized companies have to be innovative about how to finance their new business. In this panel, the innovative financing sources will be discussed, and best practices can be shared in the network.
  • Value of Diversity in organization: Diversity is one of the critical factors to succeed in the digital transformation. Many organizations are working intensively to bind the skilled personnel. We would like to discuss how organization could do best to grow diversity and meet expectation on new social value shift of the mixed generations in the organization.
  • Future of Work: The second topic people will deal with how the future working environment should look like for the personnel ashore and onboard to attract talented and skilled workforce for the maritime industry.
2021-10-14, 14:00-15:30; (90 minutes) Yvette de Klerk, Wallem Group, Head of Training Ship Management +++ Yuri Sakurada, DNV Maritime, People Director +++ Ulla Eithz Nielsen, V.Ships (Germany) GmbH, Managing Director +++ Monique Giese, KPMG, Partner Global Lead Shipping (Moderator)
Interactive Panel 2: Finance

The prosperity of the maritime business seems to be endless. Many small and medium-sized companies have to be innovative about how to finance their new business. In this panel, the innovative financing sources will be discussed, and best practices can be shared in the network.
  • Incentives by Governments e.g. EU Green Deal
  • Support by financial bodies/ banks
  • Practical examples

 

2021-10-14, 16:00-17:00; (60 minutes) Magda Kopczynska, European Commission, Director for Waterborne Transport in Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport – Remote – +++ Halvor Sveen, CEO Maritime & Merchant Bank ASA +++ Barbara Behrends-Troost, KFW IPEX – Bank, Director Portfolio Management Maritime Industries +++ Keno Eden, Nordic Hamburg Projects & Finance GmbH, Managing Director +++ Sieke Kremer-Tiedchen, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein +++ Attorney-at-Law (Moderator)
Session 2: Climate change and its impact on maritime business models”

 

Increasing sea levels, unusual seasons and extreme weather conditions, melting arctic – just to name some phenomena of climate change. These already have impacts today on the operation of the maritime business. How and to what extent does it trigger changes of business models and what will it take for players in the maritime sector to survive climate change. And we all know, only collective force will help us overcome this challenge. This session will discuss
  • What is real impact of the climate change to the maritime business, already today?
  • How does the industry prepare and react pro-actively to these circumstances? – Any best practices to learn from each other?
  • Which new emerging business models are caused by these factors?
  • How can we cooperate and collaborate more efficiently to cope with this challenge?

 

2021-10-15, 09:15-10:45; (90 minutes) André Wiersig, Open Ocean Swimmer and Ocean, Ambassador +++ Peter Björkborg, Stena Bulk, Manager Sustainability & Transformation +++ Andrea Debbane, Kuehne+Nagel, Global Head of Sustainability +++ Lan Wu, Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co KG, Lübeck/Hamburg, Director – Chartering +++ Matthias Wiese, Siemens Energy, Director Strategy & Innovation Marine +++ Anne Moschner, DNV Maritime, Communications Director (Moderator)
Session 3: “Intelligent infrastructure & Asset service of 2025 enhancing supply chain efficiency”

Uncertainty of the pandemic aftermath, changing customer demand and behaviors on product and service deliveries in the supply chain and logistics require more visibility, sustainability and trustful environment. With technological advancement, infrastructure and assets which form the main components of the products and services will become more intelligent and service-oriented.

 

  • How would the infrastructure and business assets of the future look like?
  • To which extent will infrastructure and business assets play a role in leveraging the service deliveries in the supply chain of 2025? Will they stay unchanged?
  • What are the requirements of the maritime business for the infrastructure and asset providers to move on in the transformation?
2021-10-15, 11:15-12:45; (90 minutes) Benjamin Weinacht, CMB Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Managing Director +++ Lisa Radke, Hapag Lloyd AG, Senior Director and Head of Global Terminal Procurement +++ Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Tototheo Maritime, CEO +++ Danilo Flores, Mimotype Technologies GmbH, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer +++ Ines Nastali, IHS Markit, Senior Custom Publishing Editor | Maritime Publications
(Moderator)
Thank you very much again to all our great sponsors, media partner and WISTA Germany members. A big thank you to the continuous support from the WISTA International board (ExCo) , the speakers and all participants. Each of your made this 41. WISTA International AGM & Conference extra ordinary!

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Exclusive media partner Germany

Board Of Directors

Name
Franziska Eckhoff
Board Position
WISTA Germany President
National WISTA Association
WISTA Germany
Email
board@wista-germany.net
Title
Sales Director
Company
V.Group
Name
Captain Nicole Langosch
Board Position
WISTA Germany Vice President
National WISTA Association
WISTA Germany
Email
board@wista-germany.net
Title
Marine Superintendent
Company
Hurtigruten Expedition Technical Services GmbH
Name
Judith Musau
Board Position
WISTA Germany Press Manager
National WISTA Association
WISTA Germany
Email
press@wista-germany.net
Title
MBA Shipping
Company
HSBA Maritime Business School
Name
Sieke Kremer-Tiedchen
Board Position
WISTA Germany Compliance Manager
National WISTA Association
WISTA Germany
Email
compliance@wista-germany.net
Title
Rechtsanwältin / Salary Partner
Company
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein PArtnerschaftsgesellschaft
Name
Marina Roehl
Board Position
WISTA Germany Treasurer
National WISTA Association
WISTA Germany
Email
treasury@wista-germany.net
Title
Pool Coordinator
Company
UPT United Product Tankers GmbH & Co. KG
Name
Nadine Kornblum
Board Position
WISTA Germany Contact Person/Membership
National WISTA Association
WISTA Germany
Email
contact@wista-germany.net
Title
Surveyor
Company
NK Consulting

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