International Conference on the Hong Kong Maritime Law Forum
7-8 November 2014 (Friday - Saturday)
In order to (1) expand and promote the literature in both the regional and international areas on the issue of sustainable maritime transportation system and its accomplishments in HK, (2) construct a platform for face-to-face communication between academia and the industry, (3) equip the HK maritime authorities with strong support and foundation for policy-and rule-making with regard to shipping economy and (4) provide a valuable opportunity for our law students to be involved in research activities, the Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law (HKCMT) will organize an International Conference on the Hong Kong Maritime Law Forum on 7-8 November 2014.
Fifteen world-renowned guest speakers consisting of 10 overseas and 5 local speakers have accepted invitation in presenting their paper at the conference. The presentation addresses topics including, but not limited to the followings:
  • Prof. Michael F. STURLEY, School of Law , University of Texas (Austin), US
    "Unit Limitation under the Rotterdam Rules and Prior Transport Law Conventions: The Tail That Wags The Dog"
  • Prof. Baris SOYER, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, School of Law, Swansea University, UK
    "Claims for Passenger Injury and Damage to Luggage: Should Asian countries follow the EU?"
  • Prof. Michael N.TSIMPLIS, Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton, UK
    "The implementation of the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention 2007"
  • Prof. ZHAO Jinsong, International Shipping Law School, East China University of Political Science and Law , China
    "The Role of Hong Kong in Shanghai International Shipping Development"
  • Prof Anselmo REYES, Chairman of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association; Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, HK
    "Recent Decisions of the Hong Kong Admiralty Court"
The conference will be conducted in English. Please do reserve a seat with us if you are interested.

Event Details
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Venue: Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, 4/F Cheng Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong
Format: Conference
Organiser: Hong Kong Centre for Maritime and Transportation Law, School of Law,
City University of Hong Kong
Target Audiences: Law professors, students, researchers, policy-and rule-makers, shipping companies, governmental authorities, and all other stake-holders that work, study, or are interested in the area of maritime law are expected to participate in the conference.
Admission for ALMC Delegates: By Invitation Only
Contact: Ms Alice Kwok
Email: htkwok4@cityu.edu.hk
Tel: +852 3442 7674
Website: http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/slw/HKCMT/index.html