I Exist Too Forum 2023

Welcome to IET 2023

Panama City - InterContinental Miramar Panama - 25th May 2023 

‘I exist too, 2023’ is a project that seeks to improve the visibility and rights of LGBTIQ+ population within the maritime industry. This project has two streams. Firstly, a conference with panels related to the rights of the LGBTIQ+ population within the maritime industry. Secondly, artistic expressions of the LGBTIQ+ population that currently work within the maritime industry, will share narratives and experiences in this industry. 

Newcastle University Press Release on IET 2023.


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Promote the visibility and contribution of LGBTIQ+ professionals within the maritime industry.

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Strengthen the access and career development of LGBTIQ+ people within the maritime industry.

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Promote action frameworks for the establishment of inclusive policies that guarantee the protection of LGBTIQ+ people within the maritime industry.

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Promote innovation, development, and continuous growth of the maritime industry through a diverse, inclusive, and respectful human talent participation.

Social Justice

Promoting the assurance of social justice through the inclusion and visibility of LGBTIQ+ people within a highly masculine and male dominated industry.

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Policy Development

Promoting the elaboration of relevant and inclusive policies within the international maritime industry.

Sustainable Development Goals

Encouraging leaving no one behind by fulfilling the 2030 agenda, through the sustainable development goals: reduction of inequalities (10) and peace, justice, and solid institutions (16).

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Agenda and Speakers

Download a copy of the preliminary agenda and learn more about the speakers at I Exist Too 2023.


Sponsors and Team

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Check out the current sponsors and sponsorship packages for IET 2023.

Including our principal sponsor the ITF Seafarers' Trust.

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Learn more about the team and volunteers who have helped put together IET2023 with the support of our sponsors.


Contact Us

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

WhatsApp - Gustavo Aguilar Miranda: +507 6981-4113


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