Middle East Bunkering Convention 2021 • FREE

Building resilience in a challenging market

Tuesday 26 - Wednesday 27 January 2021

10 am GMT   |   5 am EST   |   6 pm SGT   |   2 pm UAE

 

MEBC 2021 will focus on how shipping, energy and bunker markets are approaching a recovery in the wake of the disruption wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The Convention will have a strong and informed focus on Middle East markets with a close eye on how this region will sit within a future global shipping and energy supply and demand landscape.

The Convention will offer informed perspectives on the region’s marine fuel supply chain and, one year on from the implementation of the IMO 2020 0.50% sulphur cap, will discuss how markets are faring and what can be expected as more rigorous ship emission reduction targets are introduced in 2030 and 2050.

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Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.

TUESDAY 26 JANUARY 2021
10:00 Introduction / Welcome to the Middle East Bunkering Convention
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot LTD
SESSION ONE: INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: GEARING UP FOR BUSINESS IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
MEBC was one of the last ‘in-person’ bunker conferences to take place before the full impact of the pandemic on global trade become clear. In January 2020, conference speakers looked at how Middle East markets had stepped up to the mark in terms of IMO 2020 fuel availability. In this important first session, the speakers will pick up the story and consider how bunker markets in the Middle East and beyond have changed over the course of 2020 and discuss what recovery strategies are in place. They will also look at the global landscape for bunker supply and consider what changes will have to be made to hit the IMO’s big 2030 and 2050 targets.
  Global bunker supply developments for the 2020’s: post-IMO 2020, mid-pandemic and pre-IMO 2050
Mark Waddington, Director and Senior Consultant, Channoil Consulting Ltd
  Sean Burgin, Team Leader, Glander International Bunkering
SESSION TWO: FUEL FOCUS: SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE AND FUEL QUALITY/QUANTITY CHALLENGES
As bunker markets assess and adapt to a post-pandemic reality, this session will look at the bunker fuel supply chain in Middle East markets – from refineries to terminal storage to the end user. Speakers will deliver informed and timely insights on fuel quality issues and trends, supply chain transparency initiatives and will also offer perspectives on bunker and related legal disputes.
  Introduction
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd
  The UAE bunker market: navigating headwinds and building for the future
Colin Holloway, Global Head - Technical, Cockett Marine Oil
  Bunker Quality Claims Post-Houston / IMO 2020
Mark Lakin, Senior Associate, Stephenson Harwood
  Global fuel quality -vs- Middle East fuel quality
Gunnar Kjeldsen, Global Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas
  All in the mix: A closer look at VLSFO component, compatibility and quality issues
Chris Turner, Global Manager – Bunker Quality and Claims, Integr8 Fuels
  Panel Moderator
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing, Petrospot LTD

Panel Discussion:
Colin Holloway, Global Head - Technical, Cockett Marine Oil
Gunnar Kjeldsen, Global Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas

Mark Lakin, Senior Associate, Stephenson Harwood
Chris Turner, Global Manager – Bunker Quality and Claims, Integr8 Fuels
SESSION THREE: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: PORT STRATEGIES
This session will offer a ‘deep dive’ into what Middle Eastern ports are doing to adapt to a new dynamic in shipping activity, a changing picture in terms of cargo flows, new refinery operations, and supporting a bunker industry that is also undergoing significant change in terms of product offering and regulatory change. Middle Eastern ports have big plans for the future and this session will provide an essential update on progress so far.
  Introduction
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd
  Ton van Den Bosch, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
  Ali Ahmed Muqaibal, General Manager – International Retail, Oman Oil Marketing Company
   End of Day One
WEDNESDAY 27 JANUARY 2021
SESSION FOUR: THE SHOCK OF THE NEW: ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND DIGITALISATION
As shipping sets its course to meet the IMO’s 2030 and 2050 targets, the Middle East will have a pivotal role to play in the industry’s energy transition. This exciting and forward-looking session will focus on the role the region is set to play in energy markets, the provision of alternative fuels, and strategies such as carbon capture, as well as the impact of digitalisation in terms of vessel performance optimisation and streamlining shipping and bunkering processes.
10:00 Introduction
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd
  The Tagging of Hydrocarbons for Fuel Assurance, Environmental Protection & Risk Management
Stuart Hall, Technical Sales Director, Forecast Technology
  Søren Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ZeroNorth
  Panel Moderator
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing, Petrospot LTD

Panel Discussion:
Gary Hubbard, Chief Commercial Officer, Neutral Fuels
Lars Liebig, Managing Director, Uniper Energy

   
SESSION FIVE: 2021: AN INDUSTRY AT THE CROSSROADS
The past year has posed unforeseen and unprecedented challenges for the fuel buyers and fuel sellers. In this session, participants will take stock of the events of 2020 and consider what may be the key challenges as the shipping industry reassesses its position in the short and mid-term and the bunker industry confronts a potential credit squeeze, regulatory pressures and watches for future direction on oil prices.
  Panel Moderator
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot LTD

Panel Discussion:
Jonathan Mcilroy, Head of Trading, Al Ghurair Energy
Robert Braithwaite, Sales Manager, PetroChina International
John Phillips, Director, Awyr Las Ltd
SESSION SIX: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: MEBC’S INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL
In this not-to-missed panel debate, industry thought leaders will address the many discussion points generated by the industry dislocation caused by COVID-19. The future of Middle East bunker markets will be the focus of this discussion, as will how the traditional marine fuels sector will adapt to a future with new energy sources and a new supply infrastructure.
  Panel Moderator
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing, Petrospot LTD

Panel Discussion:
Cem Saral, CEO, Cockett Group
Morten Langthjem, Managing Director, Glander International Bunkering
Søren Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ZeroNorth
  Closing Comments
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd
  END OF THE MIDDLE EAST BUNKERING CONVENTION 2021

 

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  • Forecast Technology
    Silver
  • Oman Oil Marketing Company
    Silver
  • Cockett Marine Oil Ltd
    Bronze
  • Monjasa S.A.
    Bronze

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