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Bill founded Navigate in 2004 and is involved with all aspects of the company from generating new conference ideas to event management. He is also a director of Navigate PR, a provider of corporate communications services to the maritime industry.

Bill was educated at London’s Dulwich College before completing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in German & European Studies at Manchester University. He then became a successful maritime journalist covering the international liquid bulk transportation and container markets. Bill was then appointed communications manager at the Baltic Exchange responsible for its events and raising and maintaining its external profile. Bill is a fluent German and French speaker.

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Mike Elsom is involved with all aspects of Navigate Events including idea generation, agenda creation and managing the events themselves. He has a particular interest in, and takes specific responsbility for, the shortsea conferences. 

Mike is also a director of Navigate PR, the Navigate company that provides specialist corporate communications services to the maritime sector.

Mike began his career as a submarine officer in the Royal Navy where he served for eight years. He then gained a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and was appointed business development and marketing director at the Baltic Exchange responsible for growing all areas of the organisation. After eight years, Mike was asked to head-up a government sponsored organisation responsible for encouraging freight off the road and onto the sea, a role he performed for three years. He also served as chairman of the European Shortsea Network.

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Will Bixby has over 20 years experience in the maritime industry and heads up Navigate's commercial team which is responsible for generating sponsorship and marketing opportunities.

Prior to working with Navigate, Will Bixby was commercial sales director with Lloyd's List Events and exhibition sales manager with Seatrade.

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