CMF, in partnership with EU Naval Forces (EU NAVFOR) will host the 47th SHADE Conference virtually on 3rd-4th November with representatives from across the maritime industry and regional and international militaries.

The Shared Awareness and De-confliction Conference (SHADE), is a forum which brings together nations, international organizations and members of the shipping industry who share a common interest in combating piracy and broader maritime security issues.

Each year, CMF and EU NAVFOR co-chair the conference, which includes working groups, as well as expert guest speakers discussing issues that affect maritime trade as well as ways to improve cooperation between the interested parties.

This year, due to the global health pandemic, the SHADE Conference will be a hybrid event, hosted physically from the CMF Headquarters in Bahrain, and also virtually, via a video link.

Alongside workshops with members of the maritime trade industry, senior representatives and flag officers from a variety of nations will discuss the continuing importance of the CMF and EU NAVFOR partnership, ensuring the maintenance of security and a commitment to deterring illicit activities in the region.

Find out more about the SHADE Conference where we will be publishing all the latest news and photos from the event.