July 25, 2024

Åland Islands to host Interferry2027

Interferry, the association representing the ferry industry worldwide, has announced that Mariehamn, Åland, will be the host city for Interferry2027. The 2027 will be the association’s 51st annual conference.

Key decision-makers and industry leaders from the global ferry sector will gather for three days of strategic discussions and networking in early October 2027.

 “The Åland Islands hold immense strategic significance for the maritime sector in the Baltic Sea,” said Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan.

“We are delighted to partner with Viking Line to host Interferry2027 in Mariehamn, a destination that perfectly embodies the spirit of innovation and collaboration that drives our industry forward,” added Corrigan.

Viking Line, a pillar of the Åland maritime community, will serve as the official host for the 51st annual Interferry conference.

“Viking Line is honoured to welcome Interferry and its members to the beautiful Åland Islands,” said Jan Hanses, CEO of Viking Line.

“Interferry’s work is crucial for the continued success of ferry shipping worldwide, and we are proud to showcase the vital role this industry plays in the Åland economy and way of life,” he continued.

Forthcoming Interferry conferences

 The annual Interferry Conference has a firm place in the maritime industry´s calendar. The Interferry2024 conference will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, hosted by FRS/DFDS, with a focus on safety, security and sustainability. Looking further ahead, Interferry2025 will take place in Sorrento, Italy, hosted by Grimaldi Lines. It will be followed by Interferry2026 in Bangkok, Thailand, hosted by Chao Phraya Express Boats, which will mark Interferry’s 50th annual international conference.

Interferry’s membership exceeds 270 companies in more than 40 countries. Its primary purposes are to represent the ferry industry on regulatory and policy matters including safety and sustainability; to speak on behalf of the worldwide ferry sector which provides transport for over four billion passengers and 370 million vehicles annually; and to facilitate networking and communications among its members.