About The Event

Autonomous Ship Expo and Conference 2023, to be held at RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 20, 21, 22, 2023, is dedicated solely to showcasing the latest and next-generation solutions and technologies to enable varying degrees of automation – from anti-collision assistance to fully autonomous operation – across the ship and cargo handling sectors.

A truly global event, with exhibitors and visitors participating from all over the world, Autonomous Ship Expo conveniently brings together the latest autonomous navigation technology and automated onboard systems developers; sensor technology; e-navigation systems; automation software and maritime remote-control technology providers. Plus, leading companies that produce simulation, testing and validation solutions; cybersecurity and remote satellite communications that will help ship designers, fleet owners, naval architects, classification societies, port authorities, shipyards, terminal managers, equipment manufacturers and maritime research organizations prepare for the introduction of autonomous ships and operational challenges.

The world's leading conference will run alongside the expo and feature leading experts from around the world, who will present the latest technological innovations, case studies and research programs, providing a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with this pioneering community of maritime engineers.

Speakers Announced

Ørnulf Jan Rødseth

Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships

Andre Burgess

National Physical Laboratory

Makoto Ito


Jake Rigby


Masanori Muto

Mitsubishi Research Institute

Ole Andreas Alsos

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Mark Casey

UK Hydrographic Office

Bora Choe

Samsung Heavy Industries

Tom Barr


Chris Balls

Cayman Maritime

Jerome Leudet


Salvatore Mauro

CNR-INM (Italian National Research Council - Institute of Marine Engineering)

Mark Johnson

Haynes and Boone CDG LLP

Zachary George


Paul Margat

German Aerospace Center

Vidar Helgaas

Kongsberg Maritime

Takeru Suzuki

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Hans-Christoph Burmeister

Fraunhofer CML

Thibaut Van Zwijnsvoorde

Flanders Hydraulics

Antoon van Coillie

Zulu Associates/Anglo Belgian Shipping Company

Carlos Barrera

Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN)

Jason McFarlane


James Fanshawe CBE FNI

Sea-Kit International

Richard Robertson

SMIT Salvage

David Russell

Hexagon Autonomy and Positioning

Jason Halog

German Aerospace Center

Emin Nakilcioglu

Fraunhofer CML

Alexander Klein

German Aerospace Center

Donald Roussel

Conseil International CMI-IMC International Council

Howard Tripp


David Brandt

DLR Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures

Mariam Mgeladze

Ankara University, Law Faculty, The National Center for the Sea and Maritime Law

Colin Field

Ocean Infinity

Renée Schulz

JRCS Co. Ltd.

Patrick Potgraven

Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement

Nick Swift

Forum Technologies Ltd

John Cross

Marine Institute of Memorial University

Henrik Jacobsen


Surinder Tara


Meriam Chaal

Aalto University

Frank Stevens

Erasmus School of Law (ESL)

Carl Johansson


Sean Pribyl

Holland & Knight LLP

Jakob Weibrecht

Sternula A/S

Joowan Kim

Samsung Heavy Industries

Frank Kraemer


Phil Thompson


Jonathan Goulding


Speaker Registration

Interested in speaking at the event?

The conference program for June 2023 is already full. Use the form below if you would like to join the list of standby presentations for 2023 and be put on a priority list for consideration for the conference in June 2024.

please click below to submit your proposal.

For further details, please contact:

Conference Director
Samuel Gee
Phone Number

+44 1306 871209

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Oliver Taylor
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RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands

RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands