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 Conference

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.

A technical site visit to the Port of Jebel Ali on Tuesday afternoon is included.  Please email Sophie to book your place.


Delegate registration

Standard Pass: £750

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Organisations speaking at the conference include: 

BLUE Insight
BunkerTrace
Bureau Veritas
Cockett Marine Oil
Dubai Maritime City Authority
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)
Glander International Bunkering
Inchcape Shipping Services
Integr8
LQM Petroleum Services

Marine Energy Consulting Ltd
Marine Money
Masc Co.
Preston Turnbull
RAK Ports
Rystad Energy
Seahawk Services
Sing Fuels
Stephenson Harwood
Uniper

PROGRAMME PDF


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
  Opening Address 
Eng. Mohammad Ali Albastaki, Director, Marine Anchorage Operations Department, Dubai Maritime City Authority
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 sulphur cap by offering an outlook for the shipping and bunkering industries in 2020, covering issues such as marine fuel supply and demand, shipping acquisition and financing trends, refining trends, commodity flows and energy markets, and geopolitical issues.

  Keynote speech
Cem Saral, CEO, Cockett Group
  Adrian Tolson – Senior Partner, BLUE Insight, Blue Communications
Kevin Oates – Managing Director, Marine Money Asia Pte Ltd
Paola Rodriguez-Masiu – Senior Oil Market Analyst, Rystad Energy
Robin Meech – Marine & Energy Consulting Ltd
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
10:30  coffeeMorning Coffee Break  emac
SESSION TWO – IMO 2020 fuel availability – what does the supply landscape look like?

This session will assess IMO 2020 compliant fuel availability at regional and global ports and look at the refining infrastructure that is in place to support the massive global switch to low sulphur marine fuel. Will owners and operators be able to buy the grades of fuel where they want and in the volumes that they want, and what is the future for HSFO? Is the fuel supply chain fully in place, including terminal storage and barging? What is the outlook for scrubber uptake and why has this technology polarised industry opinion?

  Sean Burgin – Team Leader, Glander International Bunkering
Apurva Mali – Sales Manager, Masc Co.
Sonnich Harreby Thomsen – Managing Director, Sing Fuels
Roger Clasquin – Chief Commercial Officer, RAK Ports
Caroline SpinksCommercial Director, Uniper Energy
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:45  lunchNetworking Lunch  glander int bunkering
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 assess the evolving roles of physical suppliers, traders and brokers. Is the marine fuel supply industry set for further contraction and will different fuel procurement processes come to the fore i.e. online platforms? How will the industry respond to buyers’ requests for extended credit lines as fuel costs rise and are sellers under increased scrutiny from their lenders?

  GP Global TBC
Neil Lamerton – CEO, Sales Manager, LQM Petroleum Services
Colin Holloway – Global Head, Technical, Cockett Group
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
15:30  coffeeNetworking Coffee Break  red sea bunkering
SESSION FOUR – 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? Speakers will also discuss fuel sampling, the use of mass flow meters and the evolving role of the marine surveyor in the bunker delivery process.

  Gunnar Kjeldsen – Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas
Wajdi Abdmessih – MD, Seahawk Services
Chris Turner – Manager, Bunker Quality & Claims, Integr8
Peter Valles – General Manager, Marine Survey & Inspection, Inchcape Shipping Services, Dubai
  Panel discussion / Q&A
17:30 End of Conference Sessions - day 1  
18:00-
20:00
 receptionMEBC 2020 Evening Reception
dubai maritime ca horz
THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2020
08:00  coffeeWelcome Coffee Break
Table top exhibition open for viewing
 
SESSION FIVE – What are the potential legal and regulatory issues the marine fuels industry should consider in a post-IMO 2020 world?

This session will focus on compliance with and enforcement of the IMO 2020 regulation. What will be the role of flag States and Port State Control in enforcement and what do we know about the penalties for non-compliance? Experts will also discuss the use of FONARS and will consider how owners/operators and fuel sellers can take steps to protect themselves against fuel quality claims and disputes over scrubber operations in their terms and conditions and charter party agreements.

  Majid Obaid Bin BashirChairman and Secretary General, Emirates Arbitration Centre
James Kennedy – Legal Director, Preston Turnbull LLP
Mark Lakin – Senior Associate, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
Natalie JensenManaging Associate, Ince Dubai
Richard StrubPartner, HFW
  Panel Discussion / Q&A  

10:30

 coffeeNetworking Coffee Break

 monjasa
SESSION SIX – What next? Now 2020 has happened, what are the new challenges and opportunities ahead for the regional and global marine fuels market?

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?

  Panel discussion featuring input from:
BLUE Insight
LQM Petroleum Services
Marine Energy Consulting
Integr8

13:00

 lunchNetworking Lunch

 

14:00

End of Middle East Bunkering Convention 2020

Registration Options

Bunker Trading & Operations:

£1295

MEBC 2020 Convention:

£750

 

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Package Sponsorship

  • Dubai Maritime City Authority
    Platinum
  • Glander International Bunkering
    Gold
  • EMAC - Emirates Maritime Arbitration Center
    Silver
  • Red Sea Bunkering
    Silver
  • Monjasa S.A.
    Silver
  • ENOC
    Bronze

Individual Sponsorship

  • Cockett Marine Oil Ltd
    Badges and Lanyards

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