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Middle East Bunkering Convention 2019 • Dubai

No turning back – the post-2020 operational, commercial and legal landscape for marine fuels

Wednesday 23 - Thursday 24 January 2019 ~ One and a half-day convention

Standard Rate: £750

The one and a half-day conference will combine hard-hitting and absorbing intellectual content covering bunker quality, quantity, regulation and developments in supply, demand and infrastructure, always with the commercial deal in mind. It is aimed at shipowners and operators, bunker supplies and traders, surveyors, agents, maritime lawyers and related service industries.  

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Speakers from the following companies so far include:

Al Iraqia Shipping Services & Oil Trading (AISSOT)
Bureau Veritas
Cockett Marine Oil 
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)
Glander International Bunkering
Hafnia Law Firm
HFW
Ince & Co
Intertek Shipcare
Marine & Energy Consulting Ltd 
Nigel Draffin
Red Sea Bunkering
Shipping Strategy
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)
Viking Marine Services

Programme details 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.

 

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY 2019
08:00

Convention Registration / Welcome Coffee Break
Table top exhibition open for viewing

 
09:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting
  Welcome address
Mohammad Al Bastaki, Director - Marine Anchorage Operations, Dubai Maritime City Authority
SESSION ONE - COUNTDOWN TO IMO 2020
This session will look at the current state of the shipping, oil and bunker markets locally, regionally and globally. It will also examine how refiners are meeting the challenge of producing compliant fuels ahead of the introduction of the International Maritime Organization’s 0.50% Global Sulphur Cap
  IMO 2020 - How ready are we?
Nigel Draffin, Lecturer, Author and Technical Consultant, Board Member, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
  Shipping, geopolitics and future commodity trends
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
10:30 coffee-breakMorning Coffee Break  
SESSION TWO – THE REALITIES AND CHALLENGES OF 2020 COMPLIANCE OPTIONS
This session will focus on fuel selection, fuel availability and bunker delivery infrastructure immediately prior to and post IMO 2020.
11:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting
  Market dynamics – the evolving roles of bunker traders, brokers and physical suppliers
Nigel Draffin, Lecturer, Author and Techincal Consultant, Board Member, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
  IMO 2020 enforcement – who takes responsibility?
Harald Søndergaard, Attorney, Hafnia Law Firm
  2020 fuel availability – the questions fuel buyers and suppliers should be asking
Michael Green, Global Technical Manager, Intertek ShipCare
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:45 lunch-breakNetworking Lunch  
SESSION THREE – PREPARING FOR IMO 2020 AND BEYOND – A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
This session will examine development in different bunkering centres and look at how they are preparing for 2020.
14:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Nigel Draffin, Lecturer, Author and Technical Consultant, Board Member, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
  Case study: United Arab Emirates
Colin Holloway, Global Head – Technical, Cockett Marine Oil DMCC
  Case study: Port Development in the United Arab Emirates
Alessandro Tricoli, Partner, Head of Shipping Development, Fichte & Co.
  Case Study: Oman
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
15:30 coffee-breakNetworking Coffee Break  red sea bunkering strap
SESSION FOUR – NEW BUNKER FUELS, QUALITY AND OPERATIONAL ISSUES
This session will look at the new fuels currently being created and tested and how they might impact bunkering operations and use onboard. It will also look at fuel contamination issues and how fuel testing agencies are working on a new way to approach fuel analysis reporting.
16:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting
  Fuel contamination problems – the story so far
Thomas Tampi, Station Manager, Veritas Petroleum Services
  The 0.50% sulphur fuels – formulation and potential operational challenges
Michael Green, Global Technical Manager, Intertek ShipCare
  Fuel testing agencies – is it time for a new approach on fuel specifications and testing?
Gunnar Kjeldsen, Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas
  Panel discussion / Q&A
17:30 End of Conference Sessions - day 1  
18:00-
20:00
MEBC 2019 Evening Reception
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THURSDAY 24 JANUARY 2019
08:00 Welcome Coffee Break
Table top exhibition open for viewing
 
SESSION FIVE  – COMMERCIAL REALITIES AND THE MARINE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN
This session will look at the commercial side of bunkering, from consolidation and increased competition to the evolving roles within the bunker supply chain. It will also examine credit management and financial issues.
09:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting
  Survival of the fittest – how the bunker sector is adapting to industry consolidation and increased competition
Morten Langthjem, Managing Director, Glander International Bunkering
  Transparency and the bunker delivery – fuel measurement and the role of bunker surveyors
Naresh Navaratnam, General Manager - Claims and Technical, Viking Marine Services Pte Ltd
  Keeping afloat – credit lines, bank finance and effective credit management
Carl Kiddell, Group Credit Manager, Cockett Marine Oil DMCC
  Panel Discussion / Q&A  

10:30

coffee-breakNetworking Coffee Break

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SESSION SIX – UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS OF IMO 2020 AND FUTURE REGULATION
This session will look at developing bunkering terms and conditions, fuel quality claims and dispute handling.
11:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting
  The need to reframe T&Cs, bunker clauses, and charter party agreements
Mehtab Kassam, Associate, Clyde & Co
  Fuel contamination – claims management and insurance liability
Natalie Jensen, Managing Associate, Dubai, Ince and Co.
  The role of arbitration in dispute resolution – a post-2020 scenario
Edward Newitt, Board Member, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre
  The impact of sanctions on oil and shipping markets
Richard Strub, Partner, HFW
12:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting

13:00

lunch breakNetworking Lunch

 

14:00

End of Middle East Bunkering Convention 2019

Registration Options

MEBC 2019 Convention:

£750

Bunker Trading & Operations:

£1295

 

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Package Sponsorship

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority
    Platinum
  • EMAC - Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center
    Silver
  • Red Sea Bunkering
    Silver
  • Veritas Petroleum Services
    Bronze

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  • Cockett Marine Oil Ltd
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