The 2017, 14th Annual Conference will take place Thursday, 6 July to Saturday, 8 July at the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. As in previous years, the weekend event will kick off with a cocktail reception Thursday evening followed by Friday’s program of ship arrest presentations and panel discussions held in one of the ballrooms of the beautiful, 19th century hotel. Closing the day’s agenda is a dinner at the famous Flying Dutchman, which according to UNESCO opens up to one of the best panoramic views in Europe. And for those who stick around on Saturday will be treated to a sightseeing tour of the luminous city during the brief weeks of white nights and warm days in Saint Petersburg.