National WISTA Association Events


WISTA Cyprus takes part in the OPAP Limassol Marathon, 5km Corporate Race on the 13th April

The OPAP Limassol Marathon is the largest sports event in Cyprus (held annually) featuring six races and four parallel events. WISTA Cyprus in a joint team with the Shipping Deputy Ministry, Cyprus Shipping Chamber, ICS Cyprus Branch and YoungShip Cyprus will be participating in the OPAP Limassol Marathon 5KM Corporate Race which will be held on Saturday, 13th of April 2024 at 9 am across Limassol seafront road. WISTA Members and friends are welcome to register participation by 04th April 2024 through this link https://forms.gle/ehqKcVD4mPqUjrXw9.

We are running for a cause and will be fundraising for Europa Donna Cyprus. Any contribution – regardless if you participate in the race or not – is deeply appreciated and your donation can be made via https://www.givengain.com/project/teamwork-raising-funds-for-europa-donna-cyprus-75910



WISTA Cyprus hosts workshop for WISTA Members

05 April 2024 – “Mastering a Strong Executive PresenceHow Not to Give Your Power Away and Nurture It by Building Strong Systems of Support”

Trainer: Eleni Demosthenous, Executive & Team Coach and Mentor – Organizational Development Advisor

 A 2hrs interactive workshop to support you reflect on your presence and how you show up in your working relationships.

Explore how to Master a Strong Executive Presence to expand your influence and impact. Identify situations when you give your power away, and how you can ensure we set up a strong support system to maintain and sustain our power regardless of external forces. 

 Registration by 02 April 2024 here Mastering a Strong Executive Presence Tickets, Fri, Apr 5, 2024 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite


WISTA Spain to host its 2023 AGM and Conference in Algeciras

The event will take place under the theme “Strait of Gibraltar, Bridge of Cooperation”.

On May 12th and 13th, Algeciras will host the “Annual General Assembly (AGM) and Conference” of WISTA Spain, an association with over 130 members that is part of WISTA International (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) since 2007 and which brings together professional women working in all areas of the maritime business, promoting its objectives and activities, and encouraging interest, support, and membership.

The Conference will be inaugurated on Friday, May 12th, under the theme “Strait of Gibraltar, Bridge of Cooperation” by the Chairman of the Port Authority of the Algeciras Bay, Mr. Gerardo Landaluce, the President of WISTA Spain, Ms. Rosana Velasco, and the Mayor of the City of Algeciras, Mr. José Ignacio Landaluce. The closing ceremony will feature Mr. Víctor Jiménez, Chairman of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Mr. Benito Núñez Quintanilla, Director-General of the Spain Merchant Marine.

The event program will include roundtables addressing various aspects of cooperation between Spain and Morocco in the maritime-port and foreign trade sectors:

·        Building Bridges: An Insightful Analysis of Bilateral Relations and Cooperation between Spain and Morocco.

·        A Case of Success: The Extraordinary Accomplishments of Operation Crossing the Strait.”

·        The Gateway to Global Trade: Exploring the Growth and Transformation of Traffic in the Strait of Gibraltar.

This Conference will feature the participation of the Port of Algeciras Bay, Tanger Med Port, and the Port of Ceuta. In addition, speakers from companies and organizations operating in the Strait of Gibraltar area or closely linked to it will be present, such as Algeciras Maritime Border Post, Aragón Logistics Platform, Calsina Carré, FRS Iberia Group, Rail&Truck Strait Union, Spain’s Chamber of Commerce in Morocco, Spanish Economic and Trade Office in Morocco and Renault.

The event, supported by numerous sponsors and collaborators, will provide a unique opportunity to foster dialogue among industry professionals who can continue exchanging experiences during the cocktail reception offered at the end of the Conferences. Following lunch, a boat visit to the Port of Algeciras Bay is planned.WISTA Spain is grateful to all speakers, sponsors, members and collaborators for their participation in the “WISTA Spain 2023 AGM and Conference” and encourages other sector stakeholders to join in.Please, click the below link for more details. https://wistainternational.com/event/wista-spain-agm-2023-algeciras/

WISTA Nor-Shipping

Nor-Shipping has announced that will be its “biggest ever” event week, taking place in Oslo, 6-9 June 2023.

Nor-Shipping has partnered with WISTA for over a decade, highlighting campaigns and hosting the Waves of Change conference every two years. On the occasion of Nor-Shipping, WISTA Norway is organising a WISTA reception & Leadership Award Ceremony, as well as celebrating its 35 anniversary on 6 June.

For registrations: https://tinyurl.com/zravd3kn

For more information: https://tinyurl.com/4t4cv2s7

WISTA USA AGM and Conference & Celebrating 25 years of WISTA USA

Join WISTA USA for their 2023 AGM & Conference celebrating 25 years, at the

Intercontinental Washington D.C from 10th May until 12th May. Learn about regulatory changes, how the industry is addressing those changes, what happens when the industry outpaces the regulatory process and where we go next!

WISTA USA is organising for their 25th anniversary a Gala Dinner where they will recognize some of the individuals, companies, and leaders that have helped to shape their organization.

For more information on the conference, please visit https://tinyurl.com/3b6jdyzt

WISTA Malaysia – Official launch and networking event

On 18 May 2022, WISTA’s Malaysian chapter will be officially launched in conjunction with the International Day for Women in Maritime. It will be officiated by YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr Wee Ka Siong, Minister of Transport, Malaysia and supported by MYWiMA (Women in Maritime, Malaysia).
The event will bring together women with experience in the maritime industry as well as school leavers and students alike. With sharings from different aspects of the maritime industry, the event hopes to open the eyes of young women to opportunities within the industry as well as bring about valuable business networking.
For details & registrations, see here: https://bit.ly/3kPNdjH


One Ocean Summit 2022 – WISTA France

The first international #OneOceanSummit 2022″ is organized by the Republic of France and will be taking place in the city of Brest in a live and hybrid format on 9 – 11 February 2022. “One Ocean Summit” will bring together scientists, lawyers, economic and regional players representatives of States. The objective of the Summit is to supplement international maritime law to better protect the biodiversity of the high seas, which represents more than 60% of the surface of the oceans.

In this context, we are glad and proud that WISTA will be represented by Mrs. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA International President, Mrs. Marie-Noëlle Tiné-Dyèvre, WISTA France President, and Mrs. Sabine Roux de Bezieu, WISTA Personality of the year 2021 on the forum “Women, Voices of the Ocean” where they will promote the role of women in protecting the ocean.

More details here: https://oneoceansummit.fr/en/

Registrations here: https://oneoceansummit2022.site.calypso-event.net/en/


On the occasion of the Posidonia 2022 exhibition, WISTA Hellas will host a Cocktail Reception, on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. In addition, WISTA Hellas is organizing a Panel Discussion Event on “Women at Sea” that will take place on Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at the Posidonia Seminar Room 1A (Metropolitan Expo Center). Further details will follow in due course.

WISTA USA’s 2022 AGM & Conference

Welcome WISTA members, partners, sponsors and friends to the April 27-30, 2022 Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association’s Annual General Meeting and conference in the vibrant and beautiful city on the shores of Lake Michigan:  Chicago, Illinois.  We are delighted to host this in-person event and celebrate “Charting a Course to Vitality: Partnerships ~ Progress ~ Prosperity” with all of you while discovering ways to optimize your business through the vital transportation arteries of the Great Lakes and connecting major inland waterways.  We sincerely hope you can join us and cannot wait to welcome you to the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois!

WISTA USA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM, our annual business meeting), will be held in-person on Friday, April 29th at the Sheraton Grand in Chicago, IL.  For more information about how to reserve your WISTA-only highly discounted Early Bird registration as well as specially priced lodging, please click here.


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