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Winds of Change- Wind Propulsion’s Role in Decarbonizing Shipping

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 27 March, 1400-1700
Port of Vancouver

Join us for a conversation about the growing trend of wind propulsion in commercial shipping and pathways to decarbonize this global industry.

The line-up will feature talks by:


Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the Award-winning International Windship Association [IWSA] The world’s leading expert on the wind propulsion market development will present the current opportunities, latest developments in the sector and discuss the barriers and hurdles to still be overcome.



Alistair Johnson, CEO of Davisedo Design This local company is developing the ‘Tig Rig’ retrofit sail system is a way of retrofitting square rigged sails mounted on self-contained base units to the hulls of existing flat decked merchant ships.



There will be plenty of time for debate and discussion on these issues, along with refreshments. This event is free to attend but there are limited spaces available – please contact Gavin Allwright to reserve your spot. For admission, we will need your name, organization/position and contact cell phone.

[Please note there will be no ‘on the day’ registration]


Date: Wednesday 27th March     |     Time: 1400-1700     |     Location: Port of Vancouver


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March 27
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Port of Vancouver
British Columbia Canada
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