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With a collective 120-plus years of maritime industry experience in trade association management, publishing, conference organization and corporate communications, Maritime AMC’s executive team is your go-to group.

The Maritime AMC leadership team:

Ian Adams

Ian Adams CDir FIod IEng FIMarEST

Chief Executive

Ian is an experienced association executive with more than 35 years of experience in the maritime industry, as well as 18 years of running associations. 

He is experienced in all aspects of association management, including budgets, strategies and acting as a spokesperson on associations' behalf, and is adept at managing multi-cultural staff in multiple locations. An accomplished public speaker, he represents associations at European Commission and International Maritime Organization level.

Patrik Wheater

 

Patrik Wheater

Communications Director

A technical shipping journalist, editor and PR director with more than 20 years of experience, Patrik has edited a number of industry publications, including Marine Engineers ReviewShipping World and Shipbuilder, and has contributed to a significant number of broadcast and print publications, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales, Channel News AsiaThe Independent, Tradewinds, The Straits Times, Lloyd's List and The New Scientist.

Patrik carries out all marketing and communications activities on behalf of our clients.

Simon Gutteridge

Simon Gutteridge FIMarEST

Events Director

Simon is a maritime media and events specialist, with 35 years of experience. He has excellent maritime, trade, energy, legal, political and associations’ subject knowledge. He is experienced in developing relationships with key industry, regulatory and political personnel and is adept at representing principals in areas where experience and credibility are essential.

His event production experience is reinforced by a strong commercial background in advertising, sponsorship and revenue stream optimisation. Simon is responsible for producing our clients’ events and is also Chief Executive of ABTO.

William (Bill) Robinson

Bill Robinson

Publisher

Bill’s maritime publishing experience spans more than 40 years. The trade association magazines he has produced and published include The Baltic, on behalf of the Baltic Exchange, and World Bunkering, on behalf of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). Other titles include World Shipping, Green Shipping and Maritime Security

Bill is responsible for initiating, setting up and publishing all our clients’ magazines and periodicals. Currently, these are Bulk Terminals International for the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) and Clean Shipping International for Clean Shipping Alliance 2020.