Middle East Bunkering Convention 2020 • Dubai

Thriving on change? Regional and global responses to IMO 2020

Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 February ~ One and a half-day convention

MEBC is uniquely placed and timed to offer some of the first insights in 2020 on how shipping and the marine fuels industry are responding to the challenge of the introduction of the 0.50% global sulphur cap. Speakers will offer expert comment on the unfolding operational and commercial impacts of the IMO 2020 regulation and will discuss the outlook for the bunker supply infrastructure in the longer term. Delegates will hear from local players and will also have the opportunity to learn how other global ports are responding to IMO 2020.

Early Bird Pass: £550 (Early Bird ends 6 December 2019)
Standard Pass: £750

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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 5 FEBRUARY 2020
08:00

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

 
09:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
SESSION ONE – The bigger picture – adapting to IMO 2020 in challenging times

This session will provide useful context to the introduction of the 0.50% global cap by looking at shipping trends, commodity flows and geopolitical issues

Panellists will also discuss how refiners and physical suppliers have responded to the challenge of IMO 2020 and will consider the outlook for compliant fuel supply and demand.

  Panel Discussion / Q&A
10:30  coffeeMorning Coffee Break  
SESSION TWO – IMO 2020 compliance choices – what does the supply landscape look like?

This session will assess IMO 2020 compliant fuel availability at regional and global ports. Will owners and operators be able to buy the grades of fuel where they want and in the volumes they want, and  is the logistics infrastructure – terminal storage and barges – now in place? What is the outlook for scrubber uptake and why has this technology polarised industry opinion?

  Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:45  lunchNetworking Lunch  
SESSION THREE – What are the post-2020 commercial realities for the marine fuels sector?

This session will look at the commercial realities of IMO 2020, and will asses the evolving roles of physical suppliers, traders and brokers. Is the marine fuel supply industry set for further contraction and are new players moving into the sector? How will the industry respond to buyer’s requests for extended credit lines as fuel costs rise, and are sellers under increased scrutiny from their lenders?

  Panel Discussion / Q&A
15:30  coffeeNetworking Coffee Break  
SESSION FOUR – New IMO 2020-compliant fuels – the questions buyers should be asking

This session will look at the characteristics and behaviour of the new very low sulphur fuel oils, addressing issues such as compatibility, commingling and stability. What tests and other forms of protection are available to buyers concerned about fuel quality? What steps should owners and operators take to address onboard fuel management. Panellists will discuss the use of mass flow meters and the evolving role of the marine surveyor in the bunker delivery process.

  Panel discussion / Q&A
17:30 End of Conference Sessions - day 1  
18:00-
20:00
 receptionMEBC 2020 Evening Reception
 
THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2020
08:00  coffeeWelcome Coffee Break
Table top exhibition open for viewing
 
SESSION FIVE – IMO 2020 – how will it be enforced and will compliance be plain sailing?

This legal session will focus on compliance with and enforcement of the IMO 2020 regulation. What will be the role of Port State Control and flag States in enforcement and what do we know about the penalties for non-compliance? Legal experts will also offer insights on the use of FONARs, and will also consider how owners and operators and fuel sellers can take steps to protect themselves against fuel quality claims in their terms and conditions and charter party agreements.

  Panel Discussion / Q&A  

10:30

 coffeeNetworking Coffee Break

 
SESSION SIX – What next? Now 2020 has happened, what are the new challenges ahead?

This session will consider what lies ahead for shipping and the bunker sector after they have adapted to the IMO 2020 regulation. Will there be changes in fuel procurement options, and how can the marine fuels sector respond to calls for greater transparency in the way it goes about its business? Panellists will also consider how shipping’s transition to a low/zero carbon future will take place in the Middle East and what will be the role of the region’s existing and emerging ports in facilitating this change. The clock is ticking on 2050, so what lessons has IMO 2020 taught the industry in planning for the next disruptive and irrevocable change?

12:50 Panel Discussion / Q&A

13:00

 lunchNetworking Lunch

 

14:00

End of Middle East Bunkering Convention 2020

Registration Options

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Early Bird: Convention Pass:

£550   (Save £200)

 

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  • EMAC - Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center
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  • Cockett Marine Oil Ltd
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EARLY BIRD ENDS:
6 December 2019

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