Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Search in posts
Search in pages
Search in groups
Search in users
Search in forums
Filter by Categories
Homepage Posts
August 24, 2016


IFB 2014 is the largest global concentration of business events during 2014. The 50-day festival runs across 7 weeks in June and July and will attract business delegates and trade intermediaries from around the world.

IFB 2014 offers the choice of more than 150 business-focused events of all shapes and sizes, spanning seven broad IFB 2014 themes:

  • Cities, Enterprise and Urban Business
  • Creative and Digital Industries
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Higher/Further Education and Research
  • Low Carbon and Renewables
  • Manufacturing, Science and Technology
  • Maritime, Port and Logistics

IFB 2014 is very ambitious. It is a key part of the government’s target of rebalancing the economy and achieving its export and investment objectives.

A festival like this has never been held before. IFB 2014 is a chance for you to develop your business. We are placing an explicit focus on creating new international and domestic business-to-business relationships and commercial openings for small, medium and large UK companies.

This is a once in-a-generation business festival experience, and shipping will be port, starboard and centre.

WISTA-UK will be proudly promoting the maritime industry during IFB2014, and on 16th June we play host to an innovative one day forum. The event will build on the WISTA Annual Grand Debate

August 24, 2016

Liverpool is a city like no other. From world famous architecture, magnificent museums, to music legends revolutionizing popular culture, Liverpool has always been a hub of creativity.

Through spectacular festivals, dramatic sporting attractions, two of the best football teams around (Liverpool and Everton) and unique art it continues to be a gateway for UK culture, attracting millions of visitors every year. There is something for everyone in what is officially the UK

August 24, 2016

We have organised a Photo Competition to illustrate the Came by SHIP campaign. As a part of this year events, we are launching the Came by SHIP campaign to highlight the importance of shipping industry in our lives.
The UK is heavily dependent on the maritime trade; over 90% of the goods and fuel we consume, import and export come (or go) by SHIP.

What better tribute to the shipping sector than to record with photographs the industry we love and enjoy so much.

August 24, 2016

This year is exceptional, as we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of WISTA-UK. As such we such we thought that our Annual Grand Debate has to be special and exceptional.

We are planning a Vox-Pop short film of about 4 minutes, where our WISTA-UK Mentee, Ms Holly Edwards will be asking questions to school leavers, teachers and members of the public three or four questions about shipping. The video to be shown at the debate will highlight the knowledge (or lack thereof) of the p ublic about shipping and will be an introduction to the Debate.

The Vox-Pop editing will be done by Sam Jude from Image Line Communications.

This Session will be the point of reference for our Debate in Liverpool, on 16th June 2014.

The questions will be:

  1. Do you think that the UK has a maritime dependent economy?
  2. What, in your view, is percentage of the goods coming by ship to the UK?
  3. Would say that the shipping industry offers opportunities for young people?
  4. Apart from a sailor, seafarer or port worker, what other professions or opportunities do you think the shipping industry could offer to young people?
  5. Would you like to go to sea to work?
  6. Do you think that working on a ship is interesting?
  7. Do you think that working on a ship is dangerous?

The Debate will be focus on not why but who is at fault for making the shipping industry invisible.

Shipping essay competition
August 24, 2016

WISTA-UK is inviting young people to create a unique article about shipping.

We endeavour to promote the creativity among young people to highlight the importance of shipping industry in our lives.

Most of the journalists writing in our daily newspapers have limited knowledge of how our industry works, how much we contribute to the economy and above all how to report about the shipping industry.

On the stories generally published in the daily newspapers are about ship disasters, or about a mega ship being built, but we do not read about seafarers, their work, or even charities and chaplains attending ports. We see cruise ships on our TV but we have no idea how many people work on board, how much ice cream the passengers eat on each cruise, or how many sheets have to be washed every week.

The reported stories do not tell us that to enter or leave a port ships need a pilot, or that there are tankers working as floating petrol stations supplying fuel to vessels on the high seas. In the past, nearly every family in Britain had someone working in the merchant navy or working in an activity related to shipping.

We need to face the sea and see the opportunities that the sea and the maritime industry offer.

This is thier opportunity to write an article and serve as inspiration to a nation that survives and exists thanks to the shipping industry. Be inspired and inspire others.

Write an essay about shipping, the article must be in English and has to be related to movement of

International Festival for Business 2014 Monday 16th JUNE 2014 WISTA-UK One Day FORUM – LIVERPOOL
August 24, 2016

The WISTA-UK One Day Forum , part of the International Festival for Business will be divided in Four Parts and will also have an exhibition.


Photographic Exhibition

August 24, 2016

PR and Marketing consultancy Jeanius Consulting is proud to announce the launch of WISTA

August 24, 2016

PR and Marketing consultancy Jeanius Consulting is proud to announce the launch of WISTA

Freight News, Sea WISTA launches
August 24, 2016

WISTA-UK, part of the Women

WISTA flies flag for shipping with
August 24, 2016

By LoadstarEditorial

WISTA-UK, part of the Women