IMPA London 2015 hailed most successful event to date

From the incredible diversity of the exhibitors, to the array of free events taking place on the exhibition floor and the expert procurement speakers leading the purchasing and supply conference, IMPA says the show was its best so far...
IMPA London 2015 hailed most successful event to date
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The QEII exhibition hall was once again packed with exhibitors from all over the world, and we were also very pleased to welcome 20 new companies to this year's event.

The purchasing and supply conference was also very well-received, with keynote speaker Colin Moon delighting delegates with observations on cultural differences and communication. He was joined by supply chain management expert David Atkinson, Incentra MD Bjørn Bergesen and procurement transformation expert Paul Joesbury.

Some of the other highlights of the two-day show included:

HRH Princess Anne presenting awards to Norden and J. Lauritzen for “Outstanding Effort in the Field of Responsible Supply Chain Management”.

Sevens Seas using IMPA London as the platform to launch its new branding, management team and business structure. The company held a well-attended press conference on day two of the event.

Incentra signed on to the IMPA ACT, an industry initiative that seeks to help shipping move towards responsible supply chain management and CSR practices.

Mrs Susan Koefoed was officially ratified as Chairperson and CEO of the International Marine Purchasing Association.

Jesper Alex Larsen was announced as the new purchasing council member for IMPA during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The IMPA Annual Dinner, which was this year held in the Lancaster Ballroom in The Savoy, was attended by some of the top shipping companies in the industry.

The Henrik Steffensen Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Corporate Social Responsibility was given to J. Lauritzen employee Katrine Geisler Madsen during the IMPA Annual Dinner.

To see all the photos from the two-day show head to our Flickr account at

To find out more, and see some of the tweets that were sent out during the event take a look at our daily recaps, day 1 and day 2, here. 


by Laura Stackhouse Editor

Laura Stackhouse is the Web Editor of, an official publication of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to please get in touch.

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