Maritime Forum 2024 - A Resilient Future

15 May, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LF

In an era where sustainability is no longer an option but a necessity, the maritime industry stands at a critical crossroad. With the vast expanse of commercial operations on our planet's oceans, it's evident that the maritime sector holds both immense responsibility and unparalleled potential for change.

This is Maritime Forum

Guided by our Master of Ceremonies, Camilla Carlbom Flinn, the Maritime Forum will commence with a keynote speech from Dr Iain Percy OBE, a double Olympic and multiple world champion in competitive sailing, whose insights will illuminate the path forward. This will be followed by a high-level gathering of industry leaders and experts in various panels.  

Throughout the forum, we will dissect the realities of shipping in a world marked by geopolitical uncertainties and economic complexities. More importantly, we will explore innovative strategies and cutting-edge technologies aimed at achieving NetZero emissions, from wind propulsion to foiling and beyond.

With a focus on collaboration and actionable solutions, the Maritime Forum aims to foster dialogue, drive innovation, and chart a course towards a more resilient maritime future. Join us as we navigate these uncharted waters and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

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Registration and Welcome

Camilla Carlbom-Flinn, Pentagon Marine

Keynote - Commercialisation of Americas Cup

Dr Iain Percy OBE, Artemis Technologies

Panel 1 - The Reality of Shipping

Tord Nilsson, The Swedish Club

Philip Roche, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel 2 - Innovative Techniques Towards NetZero

Ron Gerlach, Stena Teknik

Dr Iain Percy OBE, Artemis Technologies

Per Tunell, Wallenius

Q&A Female and Youth team member from Artemis Americas Cup Racing Team

Closing Remarks

Camilla Carlbom-Flinn, Pentagon Marine

Confirmed Speakers

Camilla Carlbom-Flinn

Camilla Carlbom-Flinn


Pentagon Marine

With a BA in International Business Management, and an MA in Broadcast Journalism, Camilla worked in London and New York, before returning to the Humber and the Shipping sector in 2008.

Camilla is the 4th generation of the family to work in the family shipping business, which was established in 1897 by her great-grandfather, John Carlbom, who was also a founder member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in 1906.  Carlbom Shipping was sold in 2022 and Camilla continues as a Director of the newly re-branded Pentagon Marine, which remains a firm supporter of the Chamber as it has done for the past 118 years.
Continuing another family tradition, Camilla became the Hon. Consul for Sweden and the Hon. Consul for Finland in the Humber region, as well as Chairman of the Humber Chapter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, actively promoting business and cultural connections across the North Sea, and within business in the Humber - particularly in the Maritime and Offshore Wind sector.

Camilla is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Lincolnshire, and is equally passionate about the English Speaking Union, the International Bomber Command Centre, the Danish Church in Hull and Lincoln Cathedral; as well as her additional business commitments as a Director of Humber Marine & Renewables; a Non-Exec Director of Portico Shipping in Portsmouth; as an Ex-Officio Council Member of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, and as the first woman elected onto the Federation Council of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in London.  She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from University of Lincoln in 2017.

Ron Gerlach

Ron Gerlach

Technical Director

Stena Teknik

Tord Nilsson

Tord Nilsson

Area Manager & Head of Reinsurance

The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club is one of the leading international marine mutuals providing shipowners with a wide range of insurance solutions for over 150 years.
Tord has been working in the marine insurance and reinsurance field in various positions for over 30 years in many different parts of the world.

Dr Iain Percy OBE

Dr Iain Percy OBE


Artemis Technologies

Iain is a four time Olympian, three time Olympic medallist and double Olympic champion. He is also a veteran of four America’s Cup challenges beginning in 2005 as a helmsman for the +39 Challenge, before joining Great Britain’s America’s Cup challenge, Team Origin.

After retiring from Olympic competition in 2012, he joined Artemis Racing as a tactician, and was appointed Team Manager in October 2013. Iain then went on to lead the team’s successful 35th America’s Cup campaign in Bermuda, reaching the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series final in 2017.

Passionate about protecting the oceans, the economics graduate founded Artemis Technologies in 2017, with a mission to see how America’s Cup technology could play a part in the decarbonization of the maritime industry.

He has overseen the company’s transition from a sailing services provider, to an applied technologies company focusing on green innovations for marine transportation.

Philip Roche

Philip Roche


Norton Rose Fulbright

Philip is a marine disputes, legal, regulatory and environmental risk management lawyer. He has wide experience of the shipping and offshore energy sectors together with marine insurance and general commercial disputes. Philip has been advising on the challenge of decarbonisation facing the industry including the inclusion of shipping in the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). Philip was part of a consortium led by CE Delft that advised EU Commission through a study entitled Technical support for European action to reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from international maritime transport (2009) and has been involved in abatement discussions since then. Currently Philip is advising ship owners, banks and energy companies on all aspects of the push for global decarbonisation including the consequences of EEXI and CII to trading and contractual arrangements, the introduction of shipping to the EU ETS and future impact of Fuel EU Maritime, assisting startup technology companies wanting to introduce their ideas to the shipping industry, and assisting companies where new-technology does not work as intended. He has also been working on various ammonia shipping projects for energy companies and with the Carbon Capture and Storage Association assisting them in developing a charterparty for an LCO2 vessel for non-pipeline transport solutions for carbon capture hubs which has led to involvement with two projects, one in the Mediterranean and one in the North Sea.

Per Tunell

Per Tunell

Vice President, Sustainability & Business Development


Per Tunell is a Naval Architect with more than 25 years in the shipping industry. He has been working as a ship surveyor, project manager of several newbuildings, Head of Environmental Management and Chief Operating Officer at Wallenius Marine and is now Vice President, Sustainability & Business Development at Soya Group (the Wallenius Group)

Per Tunell has been speaking about the Wallenius Marine vision: “Leading the way towards truly sustainable shipping” all over the world, and how that vision has led to concrete results. Today, Wallenius Marine is using big data and lean processes to ensure energy efficiency, have a highly skilled crew with a strong environmental engagement and has now also developed a new vessel concept with wind as main propulsion.

Fredrik Warneryd

Fredrik Warneryd

Chief Executive

Swedish Chamber of Commerce

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