What are the prospects for global shipping in a world of growing protectionism? Does the EU maritime policy truly understand the concerns of the maritime industry? What changes are stakeholders in the member states clamouring for? Will Brexit cause a tidal wave or barely a ripple in the maritime world? Are banking regulations, due diligence requirements and demands stifling maritime economic growth? What are the challenges and opportunities of reverse mergers? Does the rallying call for stricter environmental policies invariably put the maritime industry in a bad light? These are some of the salient questions which the Malta Maritime Summit 2018 intends to confront without any quibbling over 4 days of intense debate.