2010 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (2010 IAME)
|Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2010||End Date/Time: Jul 09, 2010|
|Registration Date: Jun 11, 2010|
Given the international character of the business, IAME Conferences are organized every year in a different country in order to allow the interaction of knowledge at a regional and international level. For the last nine years, the Conferences were hosted in Italy (2000), Hong Kong (2001), Panama (2002), Korea (2003), Turkey (2004), Cyprus (2005), Australia (2006), Greece (2007), and China (2008). In 2009 the Conference to take place in Denmark.
These Conferences cover the numerous areas related to the shipping and port industries such as shipping and port economics, shipping and port finance, maritime and port policies, and last but not the least logistics. The outcome of this work is published in the Conference Proceedings and some of it in the well-known international journals related to the subjects under study: the Maritime Policy and Management and Maritime Economics and Logistics.
The climate changes that have been taking place for the last couple of years make us wonder about the future role that the shipping industry will play. In this regard, the development of sustainable shipping is of utmost importance to the planet. This environmental background and the economic changes that led to the globalization of the world economy has fostered the theme of the 2010 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) to be â€œThe quest for sustainable shipping and port industriesâ€.
While the word â€˜sustainableâ€™ is part of todayâ€™s vocabulary, the way it is to be applied to the shipping, ports and logistics industries is not easy as it requires a multi-disciplinary approach. In this regard, numerous topics and sub-topics have been identified to meet this objective and any gap left is more than welcomed to be addressed in the 2010 IAME Annual Conference. Progress in this field, requires the exchange of ideas and concepts at the most fundamental level.