Traditional annual event Riga Shipping Dinner was held on the 11th April 2019 for the fourth time.
We are pleased that Riga Shipping Dinner has taken a permanent position on the agenda of the regional industry leaders — the Gala dinner at the Blackheads House hosted almost 250 participants from 19 countries: shipowners and top-level executives of companies operating in the shipping sector of the Baltic, the North and the Black Sea regions.
Riga Shipping Dinner has become an important communication platform for shipping business and the premier place with opportunity to meet shipowners and top-level executives all at once in Riga. It allows informal communication with colleagues, making new business contacts and just relaxing in the welcoming atmosphere made up by good music, elegant interior and gourmet food and beverages — great combination of business with pleasure.
The events started with a specialised conference “Shipping Industry: Needs & Solutions” dedicated to the transit business, digitalization of maritime trade, marine cyber risks, dealing with mass media in crisis situation, freight market and other interesting topics.
The evening was continued by the Gala dinner at House of the Blackheads with the special menu selected for our guests by Raimonds Zommers — chef of restaurant OZO. During the evening as always our guests relaxed at cigar terrace, participated in the lottery and enjoyed musical performances of two musical groups: the saxophone quartet “n[ex]t move” – first ladies’ saxophone quartet in the Baltics and Jazz group “Big Al &The Jokers” – nine attractive musicians with charming soloist Algirdas Shuminskas.
On the following day guests of Riga Shipping Dinner had an opportunity to participate in the Golf Event at the Ozo Golf Club. Green card holders were able to join Golf Tournament, but others enjoyed golf training lead by professional staff of the Club.
The annual Riga Shipping Dinner event is organised and curated by Marine Services Group — a group of companies offering Insurance, Legal, Shipsale, Survey services to maritime and transport industry as a one stop shop.
The general sponsor of event was Alandia — a niche marine insurance provider and one of the leading marine insurers in Scandinavia focusing on the Nordic and Baltic markets.
Thank you very much also to others event supporters:
- Alpha Shipping Company SIA – Shipping golf day sponsor;
- GTS Shipping, Vara Shipping and Vilnis Marine — Welcome drink sponsors;
- SOLAR Shipping — Cigar bar sponsor;
- RINA — Dessert table sponsor.
On behalf of the event organiser — Marine Services Group, we thank our guest for taking part at Riga Shipping Dinner. We hope to see you again, next year, at the event where the shipping industry meets — Riga Shipping Dinner 2020 on 23rd of April 2020.
Photos from the event available at this site in Photo Gallery and on Marine Services Group Facebook account.