Aracon 2018 • Rotterdam

25-26 October 2018 - The Hilton Rotterdam

ARACON is the longest-running and biggest bunkering conference in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region. Its no-nonsense conference programme attracts all the main bunker suppliers and barging companies in the ARA and Northwest Europe as well as dozens of European shipowners and managers.

The 1.5-day conference includes two networking lunches and a spectacular evening reception and dinner at Rotterdam’s historic Royal Maas Yacht Club.

Bunker Trading and Operations 2018 • Piraeus

20-21 November 2018 - Capital Ship Management Corp., Piraeus

This course is IMarEST CPD Accredited

This two-day intensive commercially-oriented bunker course, new to Greece, is very well suited to those with a working knowledge of bunkering who require more detailed knowledge of the key elements of the commercial deal. It examines bunker trading and sales, price risk management, fuel supply and bunkering operations. It covers the essentials of oil trading, cargo purchase and terminal storage, it also covers fuel quality and availability, the use of alternative fuels, and the far-reaching impact on global bunker markets of new emissions regulations. The course includes practical exercises and tests and provides very helpful ‘real-life’ examples to illustrate the key areas covered.

The Maritime Symposium: Chile

28-30 November 2018 - Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile

The Maritime Symposium: Chile offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for international delegates to meet and network with key Chilean shipowners, ship brokers, bunker suppliers, storage and port operators, agents and other maritime organisations during the highly colourful and exciting national celebrations of the Chilean Navy’s 200th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of Chilean-British naval cooperation.

The two-day Symposium consists of a one-day high-level conference focused on shipping and trade, with a focus on the West Coast of South America, and the impact (and preparedness of Chile and the rest of Latin America) of the imminent introduction of the IMO’s 2020 0.50% global sulphur cap. Day Two of the Symposium features a unique technical field trip to the country’s primary Port of Valparaíso during the naval celebrations.

Middle East Bunkering Convention 2019 • Dubai

21- 24 January 2019 - Dubai

The fourth annual Middle East Bunkering Convention provides a major forum for informed, independent discussion about the key challenges facing the marine fuels sector in the region. It also promotes rugged debate on global bunkering, shipping and trade issues among regional and international experts. The strong contingent of maritime lawyers taking part always ensures that extensive and ‘free’ legal advice is available to all participants on bunker claims and dispute resolution, regional sanctions and other pressing issues.

Bunker Sales & Trading 2019 • Malta

28-30 January 2019 - Malta

This course is IMarEST CPD Accredited

This highly successful three-day training course covering all aspects of bunker sales and supply, operations, trading and risk management. The international bunker markets will be covered, together with quality issues, pricing and the effect of emission controls. As part of the programme, it is planned to organise a visit to a local oil storage terminal. Offered jointly by Petrospot and the Malta Petroleum Training Academy.

Panama Maritime XIV

17-21 March 2019 - Panama City, Panama

Panama Maritime XIV, a major biennial conference and exhibition designed to showcase shipping and maritime services in the Americas, provides a stunning opportunity to visit the giant locks on the Expanded Panama Canal. The high-level speakers are drawn from across the Americas and beyond and include senior Government, Commercial and NGO representatives with a deep understanding and interest in the maritime sector, particularly in relation to Panama and Latin America.

Petrospot has been appointed the Official International Promoter of Panama Maritime XIV. For more information please contact Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot -

BunkerExperience 2019 • Netherlands

6-9 May 2019 - Delta Hotel, in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

A three-day inclusive, intensive bunker course, with a perfect mix of theory in the morning and real practice in the afternoon. Starting with a welcome dinner on Monday, followed by a Barge Day, a Lab Day and a Port Day. The course includes a great evening programme for superb networking opportunities. This is a very successful course designed for newcomers, as well as those having been in the industry for many years, but have not yet had a chance to experience real-life, hands-on bunkering.

The Oxford Bunker Course 2019 • MAY

13 - 17 May 2019 - The Cotswold Lodge Hotel

This course is IMarEST CPD Accredited

This five-day intensive residential bunker course covers technical, operational, commercial, financial and legal aspects of bunkering, including case studies, discussion groups and practical demonstrations. This course is also celebrated for its networking.

Maritime Week Americas 2019 • Fort Lauderdale

20-24 May 2019 - Fort Lauderdale, USA

Maritime Week Americas 2019 returns to North America with a full week of key maritime events, including the MWA Conference plus top-level training with the two-day Bunker Trading and Operations course and other specialist training. With over 200 delegates expected from over 30 counties, MWA remains the largest and most popular bunkering conference in the Americas.

MWA 2019 includes a guided tour of Port Everglades, one of the biggest and most important cruise, petroleum and container ports in the Americas. MWA is famous throughout the Americas for its flamboyant social activities, which this year include three major evening receptions with live music and dancing.

London International Shipping Week 2019

9-13 September 2019 - London

LISW19 will be the ‘must attend’ event of 2019, offering up to 200 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, shipowners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more. LISW17 attracted as many as 18,000 maritime professionals to London.

The one-day LISW19 Conference and Gala Dinner, to be held on Thursday 12 September, will attract the very highest-level Government and shipping industry leaders from the UK and around the world to crown what promises to be another amazing week.

The Oxford Bunker Course 2019 • September

16-20 September 2019 - The Cotswold Lodge Hotel

This course is IMarEST CPD Accredited

This five-day intensive residential bunker course covers technical, operational, commercial, financial and legal aspects of bunkering, including case studies, discussion groups and practical demonstrations.. This course is also celebrated for its networking.