Join us this October when Steven Jones will present - Ports of the Future: For the Planet, People, Peace, Prosperity and Partnerships, a session focusing on several vital topics around ports, sustainability, community impact and much more.

Steven Jones

MA, MSc, BSc (Hons), AFNI, FRSA

Steven Jones brings over 30 years of maritime industry expertise to his role as advocate for the shipping sector. A former seafarer, Steven has worked across maritime fraud investigations, insurance, Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), and maritime security. He leveraged this frontline experience in roles with the UK Government Department for International Trade as a specialist in ports and technology.

Motivated by a passion for the sea and desire to bring greater cultural awareness to the shipping world, Steven launched a campaign centred around the concept of “thalassophy” - the study of oceans, seas, and humankind's relationship to them. Through exploring strands of philosophy, international relations, economics, and history, Steven aims to showcase the importance of the maritime industry, seafarers, ships, and ports to society.

Steven provides advisory services and speaks internationally to highlight the vital role that seaborne trade, transport, and infrastructure play in connecting the global economy. He believes in promoting sustainability and innovation to ensure the maritime sector continues enabling prosperity worldwide.