National WISTA Association Events

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.


WISTA International and the Maritime SheEO officially announce an MoU in India

17 November, Mumbai India   WISTA International and the Maritime SheEO officially announced the start of the formal partnership between the two organizations at the Maritime SheEO […]

Many WISTA Members have participated in the Maritime SheEO Conference

  The Maritime Sheeo Conference 2022 was held for the third time under the theme of ‘Changing Leadership Paradigms’. This year’s conference was hybrid and with a […]

Elpi Petraki has been appointed the new president of WISTA International

WISTA International (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) elected their new President, Elpi Petraki, from WISTA Hellas,, at its Annual General Meeting yesterday evening, on 26 October, […]

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