22-26 MAY 2017 • SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA

Maritime Week Americas 2017 • Miami

Maritime Week Americas Conference

Wednesday 24 - Thursday 25 May 2017 ~ Two-day conference 

£1,550

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The conference is aimed at shipowners and operators; bunker supplies and traders, surveyors, agents, maritime lawyers and related service industries. It will again focus on the most pressing issues in bunkering such as:

  • planning for the global sulphur cap in 2020
  • interpreting political and economic uncertainties
  • examining fuel strategies within the cruise industry
  • looking at the progress of LNG bunkering
  • monitoring the changing patterns in fuel quality and specifications
  • finding new bunkering opportunities within the region
  • changing requirements for lube oils and additives
  • legal and bunker surgery

 

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Programme details are updated on a daily basis and 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.

 

TUESDAY 23 MAY 2017
18:00 MWA Opening Reception
Delegates are encouraged to attend the Opening Reception until 20:00 before leaving to enjoy private dinners for the rest of the evening 
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WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2017
08:00 Convention Registration / Networking Breakfast
Table top exhibition open for viewing 
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SESSION ONE – THE GLOBAL PICTURE: NEW REALITY?
This session will introduce MWA 2017 and examine the changing face of world politics and finance with reference to global shipping, oil and bunker markets. 
09:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 
09:10 Welcome to Miami 
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09:20 A new world order: Deciphering fake news and alternative facts
Randall Mikkelsen, North America Managing Director, Thomson Reuters 
09:40 Post truth: The impact on shipping and bunkering
Steve Simms, Partner, Simms Showers LLP 
10:00 Keynote: The State of the Industry
Mikhail Shapiro, Marine Fuels Marketing Manager, Glencore Ltd
10:20 Panel Discussion / Q&A
10:30 coffee-break  Networking Coffee Break  enermar
SESSION TWO – 2020: PREPARING FOR CHANGE
This session will focus on MARPOL Annex VI and the global availability of compliant fuels by 1 January 2020 when the IMO’s 0.50% global sulphur cap will come into force.​
11:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Editor, Bunkerspot & Director of Publishing, Petrospot Ltd
11:10 2020: Maritime Industry Perspective - Demand, Compliance and Enforcement
David St Amand, President, Navigistics Consulting
11:40 2020: Refining Industry Perspective - Ability to Meet Demand & Quality  
Martin Tallett, President, EnSys Energy
:11:50 2020: Fuel Quality in a changing environment  
Michael Green, Global Technical Manager – Bunker Fuel Testing, Intertek ShipCare Services
12:10 Panel Discussion / Q&A 
12:30 lunch-break Networking Lunch curoil
SESSION THREE – PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
This session will look at the range of new and alternative fuels coming into the market in the run-up to 2020 and at how shipping companies are preparing to meet the fuel challenges which are now just around the corner. It will also look at bunker measurement as buyers increasingly struggle to get what they pay for.
14:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 
14:10 New and Alternative Fuels: What Options are Available Now and What Can we Expect in the Near Future?
Nigel Draffin, Board Member, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)  
14:30 Staying Ahead of the Game: How a Major Cruise Company has been Preparing for 2020
Eric Evans, Vice President, Carnival Corporation
14:50 Are Mass Flow Meters Destined to Become the Industry ‘Norm’ and Where do Traditional Surveyors Now fit?
Michael McNamara, Managing Director & President, Americas, Veritas Petroleum Services 
15:10

Panel Discussion / Q&A

Panellists include:

  • Kimberly Westmoreland, Senior Manager, Global Fuel Sourcing & Derivatives, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
15:30  coffee-break  Networking Coffee Break vps
SESSION FOUR – LNG - THE FUEL OF THE FUTURE 
This session will examine the rapid rise in popularity of LNG as a potential mainstream marine fuel, outlining the case for its take-up and the challenges and opportunities involved in bringing it to a wider market, locally, regionally and globally.
16:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks 
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Editor, Bunkerspot & Director of Publishing, Petrospot Ltd
16:10 The Compelling Case for LNG
Stephen Cadden, COO, SEA\LNG 
 16:30 Developing a Viable LNG Bunkering Infrastructure for the Future
Margaret Doyle, Senior Manager, Business Development Marine, Eagle LNG Partners
16:50 Transitioning From a Regional to a Global LNG Infrastructure
John Grubic, Downstream LNG Business Development Manager - Americas
17:10

Panel Discussion / Q&A

17:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Editor, Bunkerspot & Director of Publishing, Petrospot Ltd
  End of day one 
19:00 MWA 2017 Evening Reception & Dinner arte vert
THURSDAY 25 MAY 2017
09:00 Welcome Coffee Break
Table top exhibition open for viewing 
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SESSION FIVE – BUNKERING IN THE AMERICAS
This session will look at developments in various key markets in the Americas
10:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd  
 10:10 Bunkering in the Americas - Overview
Matt Cook, Associate Editorial Director, Americas Crude & Fuel Oil, S&P Global Platts 
 10:30 The US Gulf / Gulf of Mexico
Lana Piterova, Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader, Arte Bunkering LLC
 10:50 The Caribbean
Yamil W. Lasten, Managing Director, Curoil
 11:10 Panama
José Digeronimo, General Manager, VT Shipping
 11:30 Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:00 lunch-break Networking Lunch sp platts
SESSION SIX – LUBE OILS AND ADDITIVES
This session will look at the growing complexity in the lube oil and additives sectors in respect to the increasingly diverse marine fuels mix.   
13:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd  
13:10 Fuel Additives: Essential Ingredients for the Smooth Running of Ships’ Engines?
Michael Green, Global Technical Manager – Bunker Fuel Testing, Intertek ShipCare Services
13:30 Marine Lubricants: Risks and Complexity
Michael Kane, Logistics and Administration Manager Americas, TOTAL Lubmarine
13:50 Changing Requirements of Marine Lubricants
Nigel Draffin, Author and Lecturer, Board Member, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)  
14:10 Panel Discussion / Q&A 
14:30 coffee-break  Networking Coffee Break  
SESSION SEVEN – PETROSPOT LEGAL & BUNKER SURGERY
This session will provide a very useful insight into some of the more pressing legal issues of the day and allow delegates unique access to some of the leading experts in bunkering and maritime law, offering free commercial and legal advice on any subjects discussed during the session.
15:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd  
15:10 OW Bunker and Hanjin: They think it’s all over…
Steve Simms, Partner, Simms Showers LLP  
15:30 Cyber-crime: Its unique risks and impact on shipping and bunkering
Joe Walsh, Partner, Clyde & Co 
15:50

The Panel

  • Margaret Doyle, Senior Manager, Business Development, Marine, Eagle LNG Partners 
  • Michael Kane, Logistics and Administration Manager Americas, TOTAL Lubmarine
  • Nigel Draffin, Author and Lecturer, Board Member, IBIA
  • Mikhail Shapiro, Marine Fuels Marketing Manager, Glencore Ltd
  • Michael McNamara, Managing Director & President, Americas at Veritas Petroleum Services
  • Peter Keller, Executive Vice President, TOTE Inc. & Chairman SEA\LNG  
16:50 Chair's Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd  
17:00 End of Conference Session
19:00 MWA 2017 Gala Reception glencore
20:00 MWA 2017 Gala Dinner   ci international centre

Registration Options

The Oxford Bunker Course (Advanced Commercial):

£1295

Bunker Price Risk Management:

£495

Bunker Dispute Resolution Workshop:

£250

MWA 2017 Conference:

£1550

 

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