Building resilience in a challenging market
The Middle East Bunkering Convention (MEBC) has built a robust reputation for the quality and scope of debate it provides on the key issues and challenges facing the marine fuels sector and wider shipping industry. Now in its sixth year, MEBC 2021 will expand on that reputation by providing an even more compelling programme while opening the event to a worldwide audience by ‘going virtual’.
The virtual MEBC 2021 will focus on how shipping energy and bunker markets are attempting a recovery in the wake of the disruption wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, both in the Middle East and worldwide. But it will also offer informed perspectives on the marine fuel supply chain and discuss, one year on from IMO 2020, how markets are faring now and what can be expected as far more rigorous emission reduction targets are introduced in 2030 and 2050.
The virtual MEBC 2021 will showcase the Middle East energy and shipping sectors to a far larger and more diverse audience than any physical event is able to do. The online audience will hear expert views and opinions from bunker suppliers and buyers, traders and brokers, fuel testing agencies, maritime lawyers and shipping analysts, in a hard-hitting series of live interviews and discussions. Audience participation, though lively Q&A sessions, networking with chat messages, video calls and 1-2-1 meetings, will ensure that MEBC 2021 will be the most interactive and well-attended to date.
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Middle East Bunkering Convention - Virtual offers exhibition stands where companies can display their products and services, via video presentations, one-to-one 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 Middle East Bunkering Convention 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.
A major benefit of Middle East Bunkering Convention - Virtual 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.