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Frequently Asked Questions

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General attendee information

CMA Shipping is the premier expo and conference in North America.

Over the last 39 years, CMA Shipping has been bringing the global maritime industry together for three days of learning, networking and getting business done.

Brought to you by Connecticut Maritime Association and organized by Informa Markets, CMA Shipping is the ultimate opportunity for maritime professionals to stay at the forefront of industry progression

The next edition of CMA Shipping will take place from April 1 -3 2025, at the Hilton Hotel Stamford, Connecticut.

CMA Shipping is suitable for all maritime and shipping professionals - whatever your level.

Whether your objective is to learn the latest industry insights or discover the newest market innovations, CMA Shipping provides opportunity for all involved.

Yes! In fact, we have an exclusive 'Student Maritime Task Force', which is dedicated to showcasing our leaders of tomorrow.

If you are a student and would be interested in attending, please contact the event team.

We are pleased to offer a range of booking options for you to attend CMA Shipping.

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You can download the Event App via your device's App Store. 

For more information on the Event App, please visit this page.

Prices vary, depending on your pass type.

  • An expo pass is completely free-of-charge. 
  • The cost to attend the Conference and/or the Gala Dinner is not currently listed.

Please note that bookings are not currently open.

Complimentary VIP passes are available for vessel owners and are subject to eligibility*. Please contact [email protected] to enquire about complementary VIP passes and to check availability/eligibility.

*Complimentary VIP Passes are limited and available only to C-Suite Executives who work for a ship owner, ship operator or ship manager, who own and/or operate a fleet of trade-going vessels (container shipping, roll-on/roll off, tanker and bulk carriers), operational service vessels (OSVs and PSVs) and cruise lines/passenger vessel operators. Pleasure/leisure vessels do not qualify.

2 free of charge VIP passes will be extended to each executive working for the same qualifying organisation. A 10% discount will be offered to any additional attendees and to employees outside of the scope of C-Suite level.

The 10% discount is applicable on current live rates at time of booking but cannot be used in addition to any Supporting Organisation or Media Partner discounted rates.

Travel and hotel

The location of CMA Shipping 2024 will be:

Hilton Hotel
1 First Stamford Place
Stamford, Connecticut

Whether your travel by road, rail or air - all options provide easy access to the venue. Discover more about travelling to CMA Shipping here.

We are delighted to announce that, in connection with the Hilton Stamford, we have a selection of discounted hotel rooms available from March 12-14, 2024.

To book your room, please follow this link.

The Connecticut Maritime Assoication

The Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organization which was built by its members, for its members, and as such is one of kind.

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