Shipping and bunkering are true ‘contact sports’, where personal interaction and shared experience are every bit as important as the information gathered from industry events – or given the current restraints caused by the coronavirus – online seminars. But while travelling to attend overseas conferences is impossible at present, the need and desire to communicate with the outside world has never been stronger.
That is why Petrospot has launched the Global Bunkering Summit 2020 (GBS), the world’s first global online bunker conference that offers so much more than a webinar or online meeting, by including:
- live debate and Q&A sessions
- 1-to-1 meetings with fellow attendees
- private access to speakers, sponsors and exhibitors
- a virtual exhibition.
Unlike standard bunker conferences which tend to be regionally focussed and limited in size, GBS will be truly global, both in terms of content and in the large number of delegates expected to take part.
GBS will consist of ten carefully curated sessions, each designed to offer exciting, sharply focussed and rigorous discussion and featuring the industry’s leading experts.
The conference programme will include:
- insightful keynotes
- detailed market analysis
- ‘live’ interviews with key market players
- analysis of global fuel characteristics and behaviour
- examination of bunker supply chain developments
- discussion on risk mitigation
- focus on digitalisation
- debate on the changing dynamics of bunkering hubs.
Each subject will be examined through a global rather than regional prism, offering a unique view of the direction the international bunker industry is taking.
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Every physical conference has its side shows and GBS is no different. It offers exhibition stands where companies can display their products and services, via video presentations, 1-to-1 meetings, and poster displays. Exhibitors can gather visitor data for later follow up and attendees can plan their visits and gather the information they require from each of the exhibitors.
All attendees will be able to book virtual meetings with each other, even with people they do not yet know, assisted by the GBS artificial intelligence tool that will use your personalised profile to recommend who you should meet. Everyone will be able to manage their own agendas and will have access to a resource centre, including virtual ‘shops’ where they may order books, equipment and other items. But best of all, everyone attending will be able to see who else is online and connect with them directly.
REGISTRATION - FREE
A major benefit of GBS is that it is entirely free of charge to attend and open to everyone. You just have to register and complete your personalised profile so that you can connect with others and others can connect with you.
The biggest upside for sponsors and exhibitors is that visitor data is automatically captured for future follow-ups, providing a fast and efficient way to reach a large number of potential clients.