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In the realm of maritime and trade, innovation is not just a buzzword; it’s the compass that guides us toward a more efficient, sustainable, and resilient future. Technological advancements and innovative practices are pivotal in reshaping the maritime industry, enhancing operational efficiency, reducing environmental footprints, and ensuring the safety and security of maritime and trade operations. From the integration of AI and automation for optimized vessel navigation to the development of green technologies for eco-friendly shipping, innovation holds the key to unlocking unprecedented levels of maritime excellence.

Diversity and inclusion stand at the heart of innovation. By embracing a wide array of perspectives, experiences, and expertise, the maritime industry fosters a rich breeding ground for creative solutions and groundbreaking ideas. The WISTA International Conference 2024 is a testament to the power of diversity, bringing together voices from various backgrounds to collaborate, challenge the status quo, and drive meaningful change in the maritime trade and logistics sector.



Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is an integrated maritime solutions provider and top-ranking ship manager.

BSM manages a fleet of over 650 vessels. The company operates a network of 11 ship management centres, 28 crew service and five wholly owned maritime training centres with 20,000 seafarers and 2,000 shore-based employees across the globe.

BSM has implemented comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programmes for both sea and shore staff. This includes taking part in the Diversity@Sea initiative by the Global Maritime Forum’s All Aboard Alliance, a collaborative effort by the maritime industry to accelerate DEI efforts at sea and ashore, as well as the Diversity Study Group to develop DEI benchmarks and exchange latest practices.

As a member of the family-owned Schulte Group, BSM places a strong emphasis on long-lasting relationships with both its people and customers, a commitment that has been the key to the group’s success for 140+ years.

Gulf Marine is an established marine lubricant supplier to the global shipping industry. Since 2008, we have been providing the shipping industry with high quality OEM-approved marine lubricants, along with a large range of complementary technical services.

Over the years, we rapidly developed their port coverage; in fact, we continue to expand their network. We are now able to supply marine lubricants and services in more than 1000 ports across 80 countries.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Oil International within the Hinduja Group of companies, Gulf Marine has key regional offices around the world to fully engage and support our customers. Indeed, we are proud to have grown to become our customers’ trusted and valued partner.

Tototheo Global is a leading provider of advanced connectivity and technology solutions, dedicated to optimizing performance across various sectors, including maritime, land and air enterprises. The company’s services include satellite communications, navigation systems, digital transformation services, AI, IoT, and comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. Leveraging decades of experience, Tototheo Global delivers innovative, efficient, and tailored solutions for a diverse clientele.

Sustainability and reliability are at the forefront of Tototheo Global’s mission. The company advances digital transformation through state-of-the-art technology and robust connectivity. By integrating AI and IoT, it enhances operational efficiency, offering intelligent insights for smarter decision-making.

Anchored in its core values, Tototheo Global supports customers in achieving operational excellence and sustainable growth.