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On 2 December 1974, a handful of women brokers involved in the tanker market from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK met for a Christmas lunch at the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London UK.
In 1981, the first conference of “Ladies in Shipping” took place in Hamburg.
In 1984, when the conference was held in Stockholm, it was decided to change the name to Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, WISTA.

WISTA AGM & Conference Hamburg 1981

WISTA AGM & Conference Rotterdam 1982

 

 

PREVIOUS MEMBERS OF THE WISTA INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Committee 2018 – 2019

From left to right: Connie Roozen, WISTA The Netherlands; Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA; Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA Cyprus; Sanjam Gupta WISTA India; Diane Edwards, WISTA New Zealand; Naa Densua Aryeetey, WISTA Ghana; Angie Hartmann, WISTA Hellas.

Executive Committee 2017 – 2018

 

 

 

From left to right: Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA Cyprus, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Sanjam Gupta WISTA India, Diane Edwards, WISTA New Zealand and Naa Densua Aryeetey, WISTA Ghana. (Not in the picture Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas).

Executive Committee 2015 – 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA Cyprus, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas, Sanjam Gupta, WISTA India and Naa Densua Aryeetey, WISTA Ghana.

 

Executive Committee 2014 – 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Sanjam Gupta, WISTA India, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas, Tosan Edodo-Emore, WISTA Nigeria, Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands and Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain.

 

Executive Committee 2013 – 2014

 

 

 

From left to right: Jasamin Fichte, WISTA UAE, Tosan Edodo-Emore, WISTA Nigeria, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA and Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain.

 

Executive Committee 2012 – 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Jasamin Fichte, WISTA UAE, Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas and Tosan Edodo-Emore, WISTA Nigeria.

Executive Committee 2011 – 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Irene Rosberg, WISTA Denmark, Kathy Haines, WISTA USA,  Nuvara Uslu Erdonmez, WISTA Turkey, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Tosan Edodo Emore, WISTA Nigeria, Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain and Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore.

Executive Committee 2010 – 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Anna Hammargren, WISTA Sweden, Vera Chalkidis, WISTA Hellas,  Dime Agboire, WISTA Nigeria, Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain, Irene Rosberg, WISTA Denmark, Kathy Haines, WISTA USA and Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore.

 

Executive Committee 2009 – 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Dime Agboire, WISTA Nigeria, Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain, Anna Hammargren, WISTA Sweden, Vera Chaldikis, WISTA Hellas, Kathy Haines, WISTA USA, Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore and Irene Rosberg, WISTA Denmark.

 

WISTA International AGM & Conference has been held annually since 1981, organised by the following National WISTA Associations:

2020 Online

2019 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

2018 Tromso, Norway

2017 Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2016 KONINGSDAM, Holland/America Line, USA

2015 Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Limassol, Cyprus

2013 Montreal, Canada

2012 Paris, France

2011 Stockholm, Sweden

2010 Athens, Greece

2009 London, UK

2008 New Orleans, USA

2007 Copenhagen, Denmark

2006 Singapore

2005 Hamburg, Germany

2004 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2003 Durban, South Africa

2002 Oslo, Norway

2001 Cagliari, Italy

2000 Gothenburg, Sweden

1999 London, UK 25th Anniversary

1998 New York, USA

1997 Helsinki, Finland

1996 Athens, Greece

1995 Genoa, Italy

1994 Hamburg, Germany

1993 Liverpool, UK

1992 Copenhagen, Denmark

1991 Marseilles, France

1990 Athens, Greece

1989 Antwerp, Belgium

1988 Lisbon, Portugal

1987 Oslo, Norway

1986 Madrid, Spain

1985 London, UK

1984 Stockholm, Sweden

1983 Le Havre/Paris, France

1982 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1981, Hamburg, Germany

 

 

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