Speeches by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim



Title Date
2020 Tacitus Lecture, Guildhall, London, United Kingdom (video and transcript) 27/02/2020
Flagship conference European Shipping Week 2020 - Challenges and opportunities affecting the maritime industry and IMO's role 20/02/2020
World Maritime University Graduation 2019 03/11/2019
Torremolinos Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (closing of Ministerial Segment) 20/10/2019
Torremolinos Ministerial Conference on Fishing Vessel Safety and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (opening address) 20/10/2019
Symposium on IMO 2020 and alternative fuels 16/10/2019
London Convention 41 / London Protocol 14 closing remarks 10/10/2019
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Cartagena, Colombia: "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" (opening remarks) 15/09/2019
London International Shipping Week Headline Conference 11/09/2019
London International Shipping Week: ICS - Setting the course for 2050: Powering the global trade 10/09/2019
WISTA/Inmarsat panel during London International Shipping Week on "Digitalization and Diversity" 09/09/2019
London Stock Exchange Market Open Ceremony 08/09/2019
Greenland Roundtable discussion with local authorities and stakeholders Ilulissat 26/08/2019
IMLI 30th anniversary event, IMO Headquarters 24/06/2019
17TH World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) annual international conference 16/06/2019
IMLI Graduation 2019 14/06/2019
Nor-Shipping 2019 - The sustainable development of a ‘blue economy’ 03/06/2019
International seminar on ship recycling - towards the early entry into force of the Hong Kong convention (IMO Headquarters, London) 09/05/2019
Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), China 24/04/2019
Special event on women, ports and facilitation 09/04/2019
European Community Shipowners Association seminar, Brussels, Belgium 07/03/2019
10th IPTA-Navigate Chemical and Product Tanker Conference 05/03/2019
High-Level Symposium on International Maritime Developments in the Caribbean, Montego Bay, Jamaica 27/02/2019
9th Edition of the e-Navigation Underway International Conference - “Paving the Way for a Digital Maritime World” Copenhagen, Denmark 06/02/2019
Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi, Kenya - statement, plenary session 26/11/2018
Sustainable Blue Economy conference - Sub-theme - Smart Shipping, Ports, Transportation and Global Connectivity 26/11/2018
Welcome Address, IMO Side Event at Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 26/11/2018
Sea Traffic Management Conference 13/11/2018
Georgia International Maritime Forum (closing remarks), Georgia 12/09/2018
Georgia International Maritime Forum (opening keynote address), Georgia 12/09/2018
Ceremony of IMO’s 70th Anniversary, Islamic Republic of Iran 07/09/2018
Brazilian Naval War College 19/07/2018
Global Green Maritime Forum, China 10/07/2018
Maritime Day of China Forum 10/07/2018
Dalian University, China 09/07/2018
Seatrade Awards 2018 28/06/2018
International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA) Congress 2018 24/06/2018
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Szczecin, Poland 12/06/2018
Symposium on port security operations 11/06/2018
IMO Special Event on Ports 10/06/2018
IMLI Graduation 2018 08/06/2018
6th Analyst & Investor Capital Link Shipping Forum (part of Posidonia 2018 seminars) 03/06/2018
Posidonia 2018 - opening address 03/06/2018
Cyprus Shipping Chamber Annual General Meeting 30/05/2018
IALA Conference, keynote speech - 'Successful voyages, Sustainable planet – A New Era for Marine Aids to Navigation in a Connected World' 26/05/2018
IMO 70 Forum - better shipping for a better future 14/05/2018
International Workshop on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships and IMO regulations 13/05/2018
WMU Global Ocean Conference 2018 - Inauguration of the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute 07/05/2018
WMU Board of Governors/WMU 35th Anniversary Dinner 06/05/2018
​Singapore, Green Shipping Blue Business Conference - "Green shipping. Blue Business. Moving forward together" 25/04/2018
2nd Maritime Administrators' Forum, Singapore - IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future 24/04/2018
Interspill Conference and Exhibition - opening remarks 13/03/2018
Offshore Arabia 2018 - Keynote address 28/02/2018
Finnish Transport Safety Agency 22/02/2018
International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) Seminar on LRIT 15/02/2018
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASMT) Graduation Ceremony 26/01/2018
IMO Awards Ceremony 27/11/2017
Visit to the Mohammed Bin Naif Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies, Saudi Arabia 22/09/2017
Business Forum, Vladivostock, Russian Federation - main IMO issues 17/09/2017
Tokyo MoU committee meeting, Vladivostok, Russian Federation 17/09/2017
Visit to sail training ship "Nadezhda" and Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, Russian Federation 16/09/2017
London International Shipping Week - “How can the IMO help in the free flow of trade?” 13/09/2017
ICS Annual Shipping Conference 12/09/2017
Safety at Sea Awards 11/09/2017
World Fisheries University (WFU) Pilot Programme Opening Ceremony, Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea 06/09/2017
Bangladesh seminar: “Strategies for Professional Development of Seafarers and Global Shipping" 26/08/2017
National Maritime Authority of Mexico - Seminar on "IMO's current panorama, perspective and global challenges" 21/08/2017
World Maritime Day celebration (Mexico) 20/08/2017
2017 IAMU Student Forum at IMO 10/07/2017
Launch of the GloMEEP Global Industry Alliance to Support Low-Carbon Shipping 28/06/2017
Malaysia Day of the Seafarer and celebration of Hari Raya Aidil-Fitri day 24/06/2017
International Transport Workers' Federation and Seafarers' Rights International - Workshop on the fair treatment of seafarers 22/06/2017
Consular Corps of London, Seminar on the Abandonment of Seafarers 21/06/2017
IMLI Graduation speech, Malta 26/05/2017
Speech to European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) staff 23/05/2017
International maritime conventions and the global shipping industry - International Maritime Forum, Shanghai University 14/05/2017
Launch of MTCC-ASIA, Shanghai Maritime University 14/05/2017
Relevance of IMO's role to the "One Belt One Road" vision, Beijing Summit (Belt and Road Forum) 13/05/2017
Third Joint Ministerial Conference of the Paris and Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding on Port State Control,Vancouver, Canada 02/05/2017
1st session of IHO Assembly, Monaco 23/04/2017
IALA Preparatory Diplomatic Conference, Paris, France 17/04/2017
70th National Assembly, FEDEPILOTI, Rome, Italy 10/04/2017
10th German National Maritime Conference 03/04/2017
High-level Ministerial working lunch, Malta 28/03/2017
Ministerial Stakeholders Conference, Malta 27/03/2017
Panama Maritime XIII - IMO objectives for 2017 12/03/2017
Arctic Council - Senior Arctic Officials Meeting (Juneau, Alaska) - Polar Code developments 08/03/2017
European Shipping Week Event - Safety in the Intermodal Supply Chain 27/02/2017
International Conference on Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017), World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden 24/01/2017
6th IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference 12/01/2017
Eighth City of London Biennial Meeting - "Striving for Stability in a Highly Uncertain World" 18/11/2016
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Istanbul, Turkey - "Shipping: indispensable to the world" (closing remarks) 06/11/2016
World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Istanbul, Turkey - "Shipping: indispensable to the world" (opening remarks) 04/11/2016
Dubai Maritime Summit - "IMO and the regulatory environment" 02/11/2016
European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) AGM, Keynote address, Malta 04/10/2016
Malta Maritime Summit, Keynote address - Legislating for the Maritime Industry 03/10/2016
High Level Meeting to celebrate 40 Years of Cooperation in the Mediterranean to Prevent and Combat Marine Pollution from Ships, Keynote address, Malta 03/10/2016
Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2016, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden 28/09/2016
35th International Standards Organization, Technical Committee on Ships and Marine Technology, Beijing, China 26/09/2016
23rd International Maritime Pilots’ Association Congress, Seoul, Republic of Korea 25/09/2016