YoungShip Helsinki

ShipCon 2023

Power of People, The Finnish Flavour

Helsinki 21 - 22 September 2023

YoungShip Helsinki is looking forward to gathering all young maritime professionals from across the Finnish maritime cluster as well as all YoungShip International’s departments to attend a two-day conference in Helsinki.

This year, focus will be on the future-proofing the maritime sector in terms of environmental impact, leadership, design and technology. The Finnish maritime cluster is a forerunner in sustainability, developing new technologies and green innovations. 

How can we utilize Nordic knowledge to reduce emissions worldwide? How do we foster digital solutions and AI in making shipping smarter and more energy efficient? How do we encourage young people to choose a career in the maritime field and secure knowledgeable workforce in the future? These are just some of the topics that will be discussed during ShipCon 2023. Come and join the conversation! 

Please note, the conference will be in English and is open to everyone, not limited to YoungShip members.

We look forward seeing you all in Helsinki in September 2023!

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Power of People, The Finnish Flavor


Power of People – the Finnish Flavor
Discovering the green transition aspect of the marine and tech cluster in Finland from different perspectives.

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Day program venue, Thursday & Friday

Helsinki Central Library, Oodi

ShipCon 2023 will take place on the first floor of Helsinki Central Library, Oodi, which is located at Kansalaistori square in the heart of Helsinki. Oodi is a vibrant meeting place that complements the city's cultural and media hub, consisting of the Helsinki Music Centre, Finlandia Hall, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The library is an excellent example of Finnish culture, providing visitors with knowledge, new skills, and captivating stories.

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Evening program Venue, Thursday

M/S Finlandia

Eckerö Line's ms Finlandia will serve as the venue for ShipCon 2023's Thursday afternoon and evening events. The ship will provide the perfect setting for putting the morning's theoretical discussions into practice as we continue to explore the transition towards zero emissions in compliance with today's standards. Following the afternoon session on board, attendees will enjoy dinner and enterainmenan whilst taking the round-trip Helsinki-Tallinn.

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Our Sponsors

This conference will not be possible without the support of partners within the Maritime Cluster. Thank You!

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To our guests joining from outside of Helsinki

Are you a delegate joining us from outside Helsinki? Welcome!

We are delighted to announce that we have managed to reserve a limited number of rooms at Hotel Ax in Jätkasaari. The hotel is conveniently located near all the exciting activities taking place during ShipCon in Helsinki from Wednesday afternoon 20th to Friday 22nd of September.

Our partner hotel is Hotel Ax. The hotel opened its doors in 2022 and is located a short tram ride from the city center and within walking distance from the harbor where the ship will leave on Thursday afternoon. We have reserved a limited number of Poem king rooms to ShipCon attendees at a special discount price of 114€/single room/night and 124€/double room/night.

If you would like to avail yourself of the hotel accommodation, kindly reach out to us via email at We will be glad to provide you with further information and a discount code to secure your room for the stay.

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