The Marine Energy Transition Forum 2023 agenda
Tuesday 17 - Wednesday 18 October 2023
Port House, Antwerp
Delegate Rate: £495 (Є564)
Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.
If you feel you could make a significant contribution to the programme, please email Lesley Bankes-Hughes at email@example.com or call +44 1295 814455 to discuss this further.
TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER
Conference Registration & Exhibition Opens
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH
Opening Keynote Speech
Nelson Mojarro, Head of Innovation and Partnerships, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
SESSION ONE – REGULATORY HEADWINDS: NAVIGATING GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RULES
In the final run-up to 2024, this session will offer an informed reading of the EU’s Fit for 55 regulations, including the inclusion of shipping in the EU emissions trading system (ETS) and how owners and charterers should be best prepared for this.
Panellists will also consider progress on regulation at IMO level, including the impact of CII and EEXI rules and the outcomes of this year’s meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80). Are discussions on the use of market-based measures, new fuel standards and life cycle assessments coalescing into meaningful action within necessary timescales?
The impact of ESG reporting requirements on shipping’s value chain will also be a topic for debate.
Building momentum on the path to decarbonisation
Dr James Corbett, Environmental Director, Europe – World Shipping Council
Implications of recent maritime decarbonisation policy developments
Tim Scarbrough, Director, Maritime, Ricardo
Short and mid-term challenges to overcome in the shipping industry.
Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader of Gas Carriers and Tankers, Bureau Veritas
Navigating through the EU ETS challenges
Youenn Guillerm, ETS Specialist and Business Development - Shipping, Vertis Environmental Finance
Mark Williams, Managing Director, Shipping Strategy Limited
Networking Coffee Break
SESSION TWO – A SHARED EXPERIENCE: IS A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO SHIPPING’S DECARBONISATION DELIVERING RESULTS?
This session will bring together representatives of industry associations, joint ventures, and cross-sector/national partnerships to discuss the benefits and challenges of taking a collaborative route to decarbonisation, such as green shipping corridors or joint development projects. Does a collaborative strategy avoid duplication of effort and achieve cost benefits and how easy is it to move projects from the innovation phase to commercialisation when taking such an approach?
Partnerships in Shipping, RLCF Alliance…
Alexander Feindt, Business Development Manager, MAN ES
SASHA Coalition: Addressing shipping’s “green hydrogen gap”
Aoife O'Leary, CEO, Opportunity Green/Director, The SASHA Coalition
Perspectives of a trade association; Connecting the Value-chain
Matthias Ólafsson, Chief EU Representative, Methanol Institute
Wouter Breel, Commercial Account Manager, Marine Masters
The energy transition; low hanging fruit
Claudia Beumer, Global Account Manager, VT Group (Verenigde Tankrederij BV)
The Future of Maritime Fuels
Charlie McKinlay, Decarbonisation Analyst, Lloyd’s Register’s Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
SESSION THREE – ENERGISING SHIPPING’S FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN
Topics for discussion in this session include timelines for the evolution of fossil-based bunker fuels to synthetic/e-fuels. What does the supply-demand equation look like for the ‘green’ variants of biofuel LNG, methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen and what are the pricing structures/mechanisms for these new fuels beginning to look like. Panellists will also discuss the strategies of energy producers, the regional availability of new fuels, the development of bunkering infrastructure and the impact of these fuels on vessels’ trading patterns and bunkering schedules. Is a 2050 target for net zero shipping still feasible in terms of the fuel supply chain?
LNG now and LBM/E-LNG going forward, what are the considerations to make that happen in terms of production and supply chain
Michael Schaap, Commercial Director Marine, Titan
Stolt Tankers’ Carbon Insetting Program
Giorgio Guadagna, Business Partner – Sustainability & Decarbonisation, Stolt Tankers
Collaboration for change: Green methanol’s role in maritime decarbonization
Barend van Schalkwyk, Business Development Director – Marine, OCI Global
Christian Jones, Marine LNG Business Development Manager, Shell
Building the world’s first ammonia bunkering network
Håkon Skjerstad Chief Executive Officer, Azane Fuel Solutions
How to Cut an Elephant into Pieces – bunker suppliers’ role in the transition
Maria Skipper Schwenn, Director of Environmental Regulatory and Public Affairs Group Commercial, Bunker Holding
SESSION FOUR – GETTING SHIPSHAPE: OPTIMISING VESSEL PERFORMANCE AND EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGY
Session participants will consider how new vessel designs and technology solutions are also driving shipping’s decarbonisation. With a particular focus on stakeholder collaboration, speakers will discuss engine developments, vessel and performance optimisation, wind assist technologies, fuel cell and battery propulsion and the role of retrofitting in enabling the current fleet to be ‘fit for purpose’ in the near and longer term. The availability of finance for such efficiency ‘upgrades’ will also be considered.
Shaping the decarbonisation of the maritime industry
Toni Stojcevski, General Manager, Project Sales & Development, Wärtsilä
Meeting the CII Challenge: A Case Study
John Buckingham, Chief Mechanical Engineer, BMT
AMOGY – Introducing an emission-free ammonia-to-power solution
Jeremy Mazzilli, VP – Commercial, Amogy
Guido Garufi, Benelux & France Marine Area Business Development Manager, RINA
Networking Coffee Break
SESSION FIVE: TAKING A PORT-CENTRIC VIEW OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION
The pivotal role of global ports in the delivery of shipping’s energy transition is becoming ever more important. This session will look at the growing role of ports as import and export energy hubs and the changing role and responsibilities of terminal operators. Panellists will consider how the footprint of ports can be challenging for fuel supply, particularly from safety and logistics perspectives, and will also focus on how the provision of shore power at European ports is working out in practice. How ports are collaborating in joining the dots of energy supply chains will also be on this session’s agenda.
Fuel Shift in The Maritime Industry: Port Perspective
Arne Strybos, Program Manager Fuel Transition, Port of Antwerp Bruges
Leaving no one behind: A port’s role in making sure shipping’s energy transition is done right
Dana Rodriguez, Senior Analyst, Global Shipping Team, Environmental Defense Fund
Energy Transition: of strategic importance for ports... and vice versa
Michiel Nijboer, Senior Investment Consultant, Royal Haskoning DHV
Port of Roenne, transforming a port and a society
Maja Felicia Bendtsen, Chief Business Officer – Bulk, Port of Roenne
17:30 – 19:00
Post Conference Drinks Reception - 6th Floor, The Port House, Port of Antwerp-Bruges