Maritime Week Americas 2014 • Panama

Maritime Week Americas Conference 2014

 

Tuesday 20 May 2014 ~ Evening Welcome Session
Wednesday 21 - Thursday 22 May 2014 ~ 
Full-day Conference 

Open to all conference delegates.
Please note: Programme details shall be added here as the programme develops.

DAY ONE: TUESDAY 20 MAY 2014
14:30 Registration and MWA Exhibition Open for Viewing  
     
WELCOME SESSION
Delegates from MWA Conference and pre-conference courses, seminars and workshops all convene for the important opening session. Keynote Addresses will set the scene for the next two days of discussion and debate on some of the most important issues in shipping, bunkering, port development and security. 
17:00 Chairman: Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited 
17:10

Welcome Address 
Panama is Open and Ready for Business
Javier Ortiz,Vice President, Panama Maritime Chamber (PMC)/ Cámara Marítima de Panamá (CMP)

17:35

Opening Address 
The Canal Expansion Project: Panama’s Preparations for the Big Day
José Ramón Arango, International Trades Specialist, Senior Specialist for the Executive Vice Presidency for Planning and Business Development, Panama Canal Authority / Autoridad del Canal de Panamá (ACP)

17:55

Keynote Address 
Maintaining Panama’s Leading Position in the Global Shipping Industry
Rogelio Barsallo, Ports Director, Panama Maritime Authority / Autoridad Marítima de Panamá (AMP)

18:15

Industry Address 
Running a Major Shipping Line in The Americas: The Benefits and Pitfalls 
Alexei Oduber, Country Manager, Hamburg-Sud – LBU Panama

18:35

Chair’s Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited

19:00 MWA 2014: Official Opening Cocktails and Launch of the MWA Exhibition  
19:45 MWA 2014: Welcome Reception and Dinner ecopetrol
22:45 End of Day One Networking  
DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 21 MAY 2014
08:00 Networking Breakfast
Exhibition Open for Viewing
cepsa
09:00 Chairman:Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited 
SESSION ONE: THE BIG PICTURE
This session will focus on the big picture, covering the issues that are forcing the hands of governments and influencing the decision-making that is impacting world markets. Speakers will offer a global view and look closely at how global trends are affecting regional and local markets.  
09:10

Keynote Address
The Big Picture
David Cuadros, Head of BP Marine, Americas, BP

09:30

Shifting Market Dynamics
Adrian Tolson, Regional Manager - North America (Physical Operation), O.W. Bunker North America, Inc

09:50 Shipping Market Overview
Sharmilpal Kaur, Associate Editorial Director, Platts 
10:10 Panel Discussion / Q&A  
10:30 Morning Coffee Break - Exhibition Area platts
     
SESSION TWO: TECHNICAL ISSUES
As shipowners and operators face continued challenges, operationally, financially and environmentally, pressures on fuel suppliers have increased dramatically. Fuel quality is deteriorating. Is this due to increased blending to meet new environmental regulations, or perhaps something more sinister as suppliers attempt to squeeze more out of the barrel to bolster margins? Fuel deterioration is affecting fuel stability and creating technical problems hitherto unforeseen. What are the solutions? 
11:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited

 
11:05

Fuel quality in the Americas: An overview
Subba Viswanathan, Consultan , Viswa Lab Corporation

11:35 The Modern Day Challenges for a Fuel Supplier
Nigel Draffin, Technical Manager, LQM Petroleeum Services 
11:45

Can Fuel Additives Provide a Solution?
Ian Crutchley, EMEA Business Development Manager, Innospec Fuel Specialities

12:05

Roundtable Discussion / Q&A
All Panellisits

 
12:30 Networking Lunch Break - Exhibition Area  navalmex
SESSION THREE: MEETING REGULATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS
This session will discuss in more detail the North American ECA and the implications this has for bunker supply, ship operations and running costs. Drawing on the expertise of bunker buyers, it will examine the issues of clean air regulations, the availability and use of different fuels and fuel switching versus scrubbers, fuel efficiency, the prospect of alternative fuels such as LNG and the outlook for distillate fuels.
14:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited

 
14:05 Environmental Regulations Are Here to Stay. How Are We Coping with Compliance?
Chris Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles
14:25 Asking the Hard Questions
Nigel Draffin, Technical Manager, LQM Petroleum Services
14:45 Fuels of the Future - Is LNG the Answer?
Anuj Chopra, Vice President Americas, RightShip, Pty Ltd
15:05

What Can Technology Offer?
Eric Cottell, President, Nonox Ltd

15:20 Panel Discussion / Q&A  
15:30 Networking Coffee Break - Exhibition Area endofa
     
SESSION FOUR: MARITIME RISK AND COMMERCIAL ISSUES
Suppliers and buyers are thinking more carefully before doing business, as the risks are becoming ever greater. With trading sanctions also now adding a layer of complication, who can be trusted and how are companies able to address and overcome the risks involved? Ultimately what recourse is available to those unlucky few who get it wrong?
16:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited
16:05

Harnessing Price Mechanisms
Carl-Johan Garsten, Managing Director, Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) AB

16:25

Risk from the Shipowner’s Perspective
Andrea Jansz, Director of Risk Management, Scorpio USA LLC

16:45 Price Risk Management
Chris Thorpe, Managing Partner, Brick Investment Partners, LLC
17:05 Bunker Credit Risk
Daniel Rose, Credit Manager, Integr8 Fuels Europe Limited
17:25 Panel Discussion / Q&A  
17:35

Chair's Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited

17:40 End of Day Two Conference Sessions  
19:30 MWA 2014: Evening Reception and Dinner  ow bunker
22:30 End of Day Two Networking  
DAY THREE: THURSDAY 22 MAY 2014
08:00 Networking Breakfast
Exhibition Open for Viewing
codis
SESSION FIVE: BUNKERING IN THE AMERICAS (PART ONE)
This session will analyse the changing supply and demand patterns in the Americas. It highlights some of the main bunkering centres of the Americas with updates from Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and the Caribbean and closes with a roundup of the bunker barge, tanker and workboat market. 
09:00 Chairman Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited
09:10 Panama: Crewing and Ownership - Legal Obstacles
Paco Carreira-Pitti, Partner, Carreira-Pitti P. C.
09:40 Panama
Nicolas Vukelja Duque, Commercial Manager, Terramar Oil & Services
10:00 Colombia
Eugenia Benavides Buitrago, Marine Fuels Director, Organización Terpel
10:30 Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area  innospec
     
SESSION SIX: BUNKERING IN THE AMERICAS (PART TWO)
11:00 Ecuador
Michael Norton, Bunker Manager, Oceanbat, S.A.
 
 11:20 The Caribbean
Yamil W. Lasten, Managing Director, Curoil Group
11:40 Mexico
Marc Gawthrop, Managing Director, Arbutus Point Marine Ltd 
12:00 

Panel Discussion / Q&A
All Session Speakers

 
12:10 Networking Lunch Break - Exhibition Area  shipping innovation
SESSION SEVEN: PORT & TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT
This session will give delegates an overview into the thought process behind the development and commissioning of ports and terminals. It will examine how the main transhipment hubs of Latin America are evolving in today’s quickly changing market conditions.
14:00

Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited

14:10 Port Development Initiatives in the Port of LA
Chris Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles
14:30 The Ports of Tomorrow
Juan E. Jordán C., Founder Member of the  International Network of Coast and Ports Experts (RIDEPORT) and Legal Unit Head of the General Directorate of Ports and Maritime Ancillary Industries (Panama Maritime Authority) 
15:00 The Outlook for Tank Storage Operators in Panama
Stephen Walling, Project Manager, Walesco Corporation 
15:20

Panel Discussion / Q&A

All Session Speakers

 
15:30 Coffee Break in the Exhibition Area bunkerspot
SESSION EIGHT: MARITIME SECURITY
This session examines the economic, political and security risks in the Americas, and their impact on shipping and trading operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also looks at the increasing threats posed by cyber-crime.
16:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited

16:10 Operational Challenges to the Maritime Industry in Latin America
Gavin Strong, Central America Analyst, Control Risks 
16:40 Cyber-Crime: How to Avoid it or to Respond to it
Marios Monopolis, Senior Associate, Simms Showers, LLP 
17:10 Panel Discussion / Q&A
All Session Speakers
 
17:20 Chair's Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Limited
17:30 End of MWA Conference Sessions  
19:30 MWA 2014: Gala Reception  
20:30 MWA 2014: Gala Buffet Dinner  meyers group
23:30 End of MWA 2014


DIAMOND SPONSORS

 meyers group

PLATINUM SPONSORS

 ecopetrol

 ow bunker

GOLD SPONSOR

 navalmex

SILVER SPONSORS

 endofa

 cepsa

 innospec

 codis

 platts

BRONZE SPONSORS

 quinn oil

 bp marine

 nonox

 vt maritime logistics

 distri candelaria

ct energia

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Please contact:
Elena Melis
Tel: +44 1295 814455
Email: events@petrospot.com

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