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Maritime Week Americas 2019 • Fort Lauderdale

BUNKERING IN THE AMERICAS - A NEW ERA AND A NEW DYNAMIC

Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 May 2018 ~ Two-day conference 

Standard Price: £1,595

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Programme details are updated on a daily basis and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed.

TUESDAY 21 MAY 2019

16:00 Conference Registration Open  
WELCOME SESSION 
This welcome session will set the scene for Maritime Week Americas 2019 by examining the many external economic and geopolitical tsunamis that are reshaping the world order and forcing massive change in the global shipping, energy and bunker markets.
18:00

Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 

18:10 Welcome to Fort Lauderdale
Lori Baer, Executive Director, Port Everglades Association
18:20 A New World Order
Sara Shipman Myers, Managing Director, Bunker One (USA) Inc. 
18:40 Thriving on chaos - making sense of global markets
Beth Brown, Managing Editor, US Fuel Oil, Bunkers & Forward Curves, S&P Global Platts 

19:00 -
22:00

MWA19 Opening Reception

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WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2019
08:00 Conference Registration / Welcome Coffee 
Tabletop exhibition open for viewing 
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SESSION ONE - IMO 2020: MARKET DISRUPTION, FUEL SUPPLY AND OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES
This session will look at the International Maritime Organisation's 0.50% global sulphur capand how it is impacting the industry. It will also examine the production and availablity of compliant fuels, and what can be expected of some of the new low sulphur fuels now coming into the market.  
09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 

09:05 No Way Back - The market disruptors that will change the bunker industry forever
Adrian Tolson, Senior Partner, 2020 | Marine Energy
09:30 Refining - will compliant fuel supply meet regional demand in 2020?
Martin Tallett, President, EnSys Energy & Systems Inc.
09:55 Compatability, stability, storage and handling: what does 0.50% sulphur fuel look like?
Charlotte Røjgaard, Global Technical Manager, Bureau Veritas VeriFuel
10:20 Panel Discussion / Q&A
10:30 coffee-break  Networking Coffee Break hanwa
SESSION TWO - IMO 2020: FUEL QUALITY ISSUES
This session will focus on bunker quality, from blending fuels to meet the new, lower sulpher regulations to looking back at the severe challenges posed last year by contaminated fuels emanating from Houston. It will also look at exhaust gas cleaning systems and ask if 'scrubbers' really offer a long-term solution. 
11:00 Chair's Opening Remarks 
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 
11:05 Bunker blending and stability
Shannon Boudreaux, Fuel Oil Blending Operations, Amspec LLC
11:25 Houston fuel contamination problems- are there lessons to be learned in relation to 2020?
Wajdi Abdmessih, President, Seahawk Services  
11:45 Exhaust gas cleaning systems - are scrubbers really a viable long-term option?
Nick Confuorto, President and COO, CR Ocean Engineering and Chairman of the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA)
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
Panellists Include:
Kimberly Westmoreland, Director, Global Fuel Procurement, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Kevin Cote, Marine Technical Sales Manager, Innospec Inc
Eric Evans, Vice President, ICON International 
12:30 lunch-break Networking Lunch staatsolie
SESSION THREE - THE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN: NORTH AMERICA AND PANAMA
This session will examine developments in the three very different bunker markets of the United States, looking to see how suppliers are preparing for IMO 2020 and what pitfalls they might expect. It will also look at how Panama's bunkering sector has adapted to the massive change resulting from the expansion of the Panama Canal. 
14:00 Chair's Opening Remarks 
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 
14:05 The US East Coast + US West Coast
Ray Bacani, North American West Coast Sales Manager, Minerva Bunkering 
14:25 The Gulf Coast
Zach Stansbury, Senior Trader, GCC Bunkers LLC 
14:45 Panama
Alexis X. Rodríguez, Environmental Protection Specialist, Autoridad del Canal de Panamá
15:05

Panel Discussion / Q&A

15:15  coffee-break  Networking Coffee Break tropic oil
SESSION FOUR - THE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN: CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA 
This session will focus on different bunker markets in the Caribbean and South America, closely examining the political upheaval and sanctions impacting Venezuela and those countries that have come to depend on it. It will also look at the availability of compliant fuels in selected Caribbean and South American markets and ask how individual countries and the companies that operate within them are planning for the sulphur cap.  
15:45 Chair's Opening Remarks 
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 
15:50 Venezuela
Paola Rodriguez Masiu, Analyst, Rystad Energy
16:20 Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
Yamil Lasten, Managing Director, Curoil NV 
16:40 Suriname 
Marc Refos, Marketing Manager, Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V.
17:00 Chile
Milan Abovich, Bunker Manager, Copec Marine Fuels
17:20 Panel Discussion / Q&A
17:30 End of MWA19 Conference Sessions - Day One 

19:00

MWA19 Evening Reception  
20:00 MWA19 Networking Dinner  bunkerone
THURSDAY 23 MAY 2019
08:30-9:30 S&P Global Barrel Talk Breakfast (Invite Only)  
09:30 Welcome Coffee 
Tabletop exhibition open for viewing 
 
SESSION FIVE - COMMERCIAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
This will look at how commercial aspects of bunkering, from the changing roles of traders, brokers and suppliers to counterparty relationships and risk exposure. It will examine bunker pricing and the efficacy of price indices and benchmark pricing. It will also offer a forensic examination of some of the key legal issues that are keeping maritime lawyers busy, from quality claims to international sanctions. 
10:00

Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 

10:05 IMO 2020: Compliance and Enforcement 
Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, US Coast Guard
10:25 Market dynamics - the evolving roles of bunker traders, brokers and physical suppliers
Nigel Draffin, Technical Consultant, Author and Lecturer 
10:45 Counterparty relationships, credit risk and financial management 
Simon Hasslacher, Senior Analyst, Infospectrum
11:05 Benchmarking and buying platforms – paying the right price for bunker fuel 
Carl-Johan Garsten, Managing Director, Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) AB
11:25 T&Cs, contracts, claims, disputes, liability, compliance and sanctions... how to navigate a legal minefield
J. Stephen Simms, Principal, Simms Showers LLP
11:45 Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:00 lunch-break Networking Coffee Break drew marine
SESSION SIX - LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS AND OUTLIERS 
This session will look at the growing acceptance of liquefied natural gas as a viable long-term solution in shipping's quest to adopt cleaner fuels. It will also survey other alternative fuels on offer now or potentially available in the near future and examine new technologies that could soon be turning waste plastics into IMO-compliant bunker fuels. 
12:30

Chair's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 

12:35 LNG on the East Coast of Canada
Guillaume Brossard, Director of Business Development & LNG, Energir
12:55 LNG on the West Coast of Canada
Arvind Ramakrishnan, Senior Manager - LNG, Fortis BC
13:15 New fuel options- backing the winners
Nigel Draffin, Technical Consultant, Author and Lecturer 
13:35 Turning plastic waste into bunker fuel- a genuine contender or real outlier 
Rand Blair, Development Partner, New Hope Energy 
13:55

Panel Discussion / Q&A 

 

Chair's Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd 

14:15 End of MWA19 Conference Sessions - Day Two 
14:30 coffee-break  Networking Lunch west indies petroleum
16:00-19:00 MWA19 NETWORKING BOAT TOUR

MWA19 delegates are invited on board one of Fort Lauderdale's inland water vessels for a relaxing three-hour waterborne tour of inland waterways, magnificent superyacht marinas and Port Everglades, one of the most important ports in the Americas.

The MWA19 Networking Boat Tour is open to all conference delegates, however, please note there is a maximum capacity on board so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In order to secure your place please email kelli@petrospot.com.

 19:00 END MWA19 

 

 

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    Platinum
  • BunkerOne
    Platinum
  • West Indies Petroleum
    Gold
  • Staatsolie
    Gold
  • Arte Bunkering LLC
    Silver
  • Tropic Oil Company
    Silver
  • Hanwa America Corp
    Silver
  • Drew Marine
    Silver
  • Bureau Veritas
    Bronze
  • Innospec Fuel Specialties
    Bronze
  • Palmdale Oil Company
    Bronze
  • SSI Petroleum
    Bronze
  • Petromil Inc.
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    Badges and Lanyards
  • BunkerOne
    Delegate Bags
  • SOL Brands Inc
    Notepads and Pens
  • Curoil N.V.
    Water Bottles
  • Organizacion Terpel S.A.
    Delegate Caps
  • Amspec
    Polo Shirts
  • COPEC S.A.
    SUNGLASSES

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