IBIA Annual Convention 2015 • Cancun

The Americas: A Continent of Opportunities

Wednesday 4 - Thursday 5 November 2015

Open to all conference delegates.

The conference programme covers a wide variety of key subjects – from financial and economic overviews to the environment, from bunker quality and quantity to new fuels and new technologies, from regional and global markets to important legal issues, and from LNG bunkering to the dangers of cybercrime. The speakers are truly international. The issues are truly global.  

Programme details are updated on a daily basis and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed. If you feel you could make a significant contribution to the programme and wish to present on any of the subjects listed, please email Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes at LBH@petrospot.com in order to be considered.

 

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CONFERENCE DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER
08:00 Registration Open
Networking Breakfast - Exhibition Open for Viewing
SESSION ONE: SETTING THE SCENE
This session will welcome delegates to Cancun and to the IBIA Annual Convention 2015. It will also look at the current state of the shipping, oil and bunker markets locally, regionally and globally and attempt to shed some light on future trends and developments
09:00 IBIA Chairman’s Welcome to the IBIA Annual Convention 2015
Jens Maul Jørgensen, Chairman, IBIA & Director of the Bunker Department, Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG
09:15

Keynote Presentation:
Oil Prices Below $60 a Barrel Until 2030: What This Means For Shipping and Bunkering
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited

09:40

World Bunkering Overview
John Demopoulos, New York Bureau Chief, Argus Media Ltd
10:00 Global Shipping Outlook and the Implications for Bunkering
Jens Maul Jørgensen, Chairman, IBIA & Director of the Bunker Department, Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG
10:20 Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
All Panellists
 
10:30 Networking Coffee Break – Exhibition Area  
 
SESSION TWO: REGIONAL BUNKERING OVERVIEW

This session will look at developments in individual bunker markets, both within Latin America and further afield.

  Chair’s Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited
11:00 Mexico
Leonor Mondragón López, Director General, Navalmex Combustibles S.A. de C.V.
11:20

Panama
Nick Vukelja, Vice Chair, Panama Maritime Chamber & CEO, Maritime Advisors and Developers Inc.

11.40 The Caribbean
Anne Ghent, CEO, Ventrin Petroleum Co. Ltd
12.00 Northwest Europe
Nigel Draffin, Consultant, Lecturer and Author 
12:20

Singapore
Muchamed Elfian Harun, Assistant Director (Bunker Services), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

12:40

Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
All Panellists plus
Capt Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director – Asia, ME & Africa, VPS Singapore

13:00 Networking Lunch Break  exxonmobil
SESSION THREE: BUNKER QUALITY & QUANTITY (I)

This double session will focus on fuel quality and quantity, looking at the fuels that are being produced and supplied and at the quantities being delivered to ships.

  Chair’s Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited
14:00

Delivering What is Ordered – Getting What You Pay For
Jens Maul Jørgensen, Chairman, IBIA & Director of the Bunker Department, Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG

14:20 Residual Fuel Oil – Is this the end of the road?
Michael Green, IBIA Board Member & Technical Manager, Intertek ShipCare
14:40

The Challenges of Heavy Fuel and Distillates: What is Off-Spec Fuel?
John Stirling, IBIA Board Member & Quality Manager, World Fuel Services

15:00 Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
All Panellists
15:30 Networking Coffee Break - Exhibition Area  vps
     
SESSION FOUR: BUNKER QUALITY AND QUANTITY (II)

This double session will focus on fuel quality and quantity, looking at the fuels that are being produced and supplied and at the quantities being delivered to ships. 

  Chair’s Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited
16:00

Key Challenges in Fuel Quality Management
Capt Rahul Choudhuri, Managing Director - Asia, ME & Africa, VPS Singapore

16:20

Hybrid and Ultra Low Sulphur Fuels
John R. LaRese, Technical Liaison Manager, ExxonMobil

16:40

The Mechanics and Justification for Bunker Metering
Steve Jones, Director Business Development, Emerson Process Management

17:00

Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
All Panellists

17:30 End of Day One Conference Sessions  
19:30 IBIA Annual Convention 2015 Evening Reception & Dinner navalmex
22:30 End of Day One Networking 
CONFERENCE DAY TWO: THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER
08.30 Networking Breakfast
Exhibition Open for Viewing
 
SESSION FIVE: BUNKER SURGERY
 

During two focused sessions delegates are invited to direct detailed questions on legal, technical, operational, commercial, environment or general issues to a select panel of some of the industry's leading experts. There will be an opportunity for delegates to promote their own views and ideas. 

Moderator:
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited

10:00

Panel 1 - Technical & Operations
Nigel Draffin, IBIA Board Member & Technical Consultant, Lecturer and Author
Michael Green, IBIA Board Member & Technical Manager, Intertek ShipCare
John Stirling, IBIA Board Member & Quality Manager, World Fuel Services
Capt Rahul Choudhuri, Vice Chair, IBIA Asia & Managing Director - Asia, ME & Africa, VPS Singapore

11:00 Networking Coffee Break - Exhibition Area 
11:30 Panel 2 - Commercial & Legal
Capt Peter Hall, Chief Executive, IBIA
Unni Einemo, IBIA Board Member & Senior Editor, Petromedia Limited
Eugenia Benavides, IBIA Board Member & Marine Director, Terpel S.A
Mustafa Muhtaroglu, IBIA Board Member & Director, Energy Petrol
J.Stephen Simms, Partner, Simms Showers LLP
 12:30  Networking Lunch Break
SESSION SIX: LEGAL ISSUES IN BUNKERING

This session will provide useful - and free - legal advice to those buying and selling marine fuels, writing and signing contracts, solving and avoiding disputes and arresting ships.

 

Chair’s Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited

14:00

The Launch of IBIA's Dispute Resolution Package
Capt Peter Hall, CEO, IBIA

14:20

Ship Arrest: A Guide to Best Practice 
Flor Torrijos, Partner, Panama Maritime Lawyers

14:40

BIMCO Fuel Contract Revisions
J.Stephen Simms, Partner, Simms Showers LLP

15:00

The International Maritime Organization: Looking Ahead
Unni Einemo, IBIA Board Member & Senior Editor, Petromedia

15:20 Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
All Panellists
 
15:30 Networking Coffee Break – Exhibition Area  
     
SESSION SEVEN: THE FUTURE
This session will take a look into the future to try to assess the viability and prospects for new fuels such as liquefied natural gas, to examine progress in information gathering and electronic gadgetry designed especially for the bunker industry, and to highlight the lurking dangers of cybercrime in the bunker industry
  Chair’s Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited
16:00

Case Study: Creating a Viable LNG Bunkering Operation
Capt Bob Sanguinetti, CEO and Captain of the Port, Gibraltar Port Authority

16:20

Electronic Gadgetry: Developing New Tools for the Bunker Industry
Nigel Draffin, IBIA Board Member & Technical Consultant, Lecturer and Author

16:40 Cybercrime: The Legal Issues
J. Stephen Simms, Partner, Simms Showers LLP
17:10

Roundtable Discussion/Q&A
All session speakers plus
Muchamed Elfian Harun, Assistant Director (Bunker Services), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 

Chair’s Closing Remarks
Robin Meech, Vice Chairman, IBIA & Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting Limited

17:20

End of Conference Sessions

19:00-23:30 IBIA Annual Convention 2015 Reception and Dinner  

Registration Options

IBIA Conference only:

£2100

Conference & IBIA Basic Bunker Course (English):

£2400

Conference & IBIA Bunker course (Spanish):

£2400

Conference & An Introduction to Shipping:

£2400

Conference & Bunker Dispute Resolution Workshop:

£2400

 

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Individual Sponsorship

  • Organizacion Terpel S.A.
    Delegate Bags
  • KPI Bridge Oil
    Delegate Badges and Lanyards
  • Canden Marine Fuel Services Ltd
    Note Pads & Pens

Packages

  • Navalmex Combustibles SA de Cv
    Platinum
  • KAMCA Trading
    Platinum
  • ExxonMobil
    Gold
  • Veritas Petroleum Services
    Silver
  • Emerson Process Management
    Bronze

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