5th ASEF


 Invitation to the 5th Asian Shipbuilding Experts’ Forum

October 2011
Asian shipbuilding industries have grown up a lot and supply most merchant ships to the world market. We are now in a position to be responsible for ensuring safety and environment in international shipping transactions.
It is an unfortunate fact that despite accounting for some 90% of all newly-built ships worldwide, Asian shipbuilding industries continue to have little voice for reflecting our ideas to international regulations and standards. 
Stricter regulations are expected to be imposed to ensure safety and environment protection in maritime industry. In order to cope with these trends effectively, entire Asian shipbuilding industries need to quickly identify general trends in international regulations and standards and improve mutual communication in the region.
In other words, shipbuilding experts in Asia need to share information and enhance their mutual understanding through discussions on the matters that could significantly affect shipbuilding industries.
We firmly believe that such efforts are needed to develop reasonable and acceptable international regulations and standards based on shipbuilding technologies; to establish truly effective maritime safety and environment protection; and to contribute to sound growth in the shipbuilding industry.
Experts involved in Asian shipbuilding are cordially invited to attend the 5th ASEF in Busan on 1st and 2nd December 2011 which is the second time to be held in Korea.
The Korea Shipbuilders’ Association (KOSHIPA)
I Date
Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December, 2011
II Venue
Paradise Hotel, Busan, Korea
 1408-5 Joong-Dong, Haeundae-Gu, Busan, Korea (612-846)
Tel : +82-51-742-2121 Fax : +82-51-744-2128

 III Organizer
The Korea Shipbuilders’ Association (KOSHIPA)
IV Co-organizer
China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI)
Shipbuilder’s Association of Japan (SAJ)
Japan Ship Technology Research Association (JSTRA)
V Program
Following expert presentations addressing various controversial points, all participants are invited to exchange views concerning various themes of major international regulations and standards of Shipbuilding industry.
(See Program page for the detailed program)
1st (Thu) December
09:00 ~ 09:30 Registration
09:30 ~ 18:00 Conference
18:30 ~ 20:30 Welcome dinner
2nd (Fri) December
09:30 ~ 12:30 Conference
VI Eligibility of Participants
Experts involved in Asian shipbuilding industries (shipbuilding, ship repairing and machinery manufacturing) and relevant R&D activities, governmental organizations and classification societies may attend the forum as observers.
VII Language
Official language is English
Korean-English simultaneous interpretation would be provided at both plenary and each session
VIII Registration
Please complete Registration Form and return it to the organizer, KOSHIPA by 15th November 2011. (WORD version of Registration form is available from below Downloads)
No participation fee is required.
All participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation expenses.
IX Hotel Information
Paradise Hotel, Busan is available for all participants. Please submit a separate hotel reservation form to the organizer, KOSHIPA by November 15th, 2011.
(WORD version of Hotel Reservation Form is available from below Downloads)
Paradise Hotel, Busan, the venue of the forum, is no longer available for the accommodations as OECD Meeting is scheduled in Haeundae, Busan during the same period.
As alternatives, Novotel Ambassador Busan and Toyoko Inn Busan Haeundae Hotel are recommended. Please download the hotel information and reservation form from the below link, and submit the reservation form to the organizer, KOSHIPA by November 15th, 2011 or ASAP
Please check your VISA. (See Appendix 5 of “Invitation to the 5th Asian Shipbuilding Experts’ Forum” available from the below Downloads)
XI Contact for registration and VISA
Mr. Byoung-min Jeon (KOSHIPA)
Tel : +82-2-2112-8060 Fax : +82-2-2112-8182
e-mail :
For more details, please download the "Invitation to the 5th Asian Shipbuilding Experts' Form" from the below link.
Registration form (WORD version)