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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 

Early Bird - £1,350 (ending on 8 March 2019)
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.

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 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  
  Welcome to Fort Lauderdale  
  Keynote 1: A New World Order 
  Keynote 2: No way back - the market disruptors that will change the bunker industry forever  
  Keynote 3: Thriving on chaos - making sense of global markets  

19:00 -

22:00

MWA19 Opening Reception & Dinner 

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WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2019
08:00 Conference Registration / Welcome Coffee 
Tabletop exhibition open for viewing 
 
SESSION ONE - THE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN: NORTH AMERICA
This session will examine the distinct markets of North America in terms of refining capacity, fuel availability, storage and delivery infrastructure against the background of the existing North American emission control area and in anticipation of the introduction of the International Maritime Organization's 0.50% sulphur cap. It will also look at fuel quality in these markets, with a sharp focus on lessons learned from last year's fuel contamination problems emanating from the US Gulf Coast.
09:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
  Refining - will compliant fuel supply meet regional demand in 2020?
  The East Coast
  The Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico
  The West Coast 
  Terminals - the changing commercial and ownership dynamics in fuel storage 
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
10:30 coffee-break  Networking Coffee Break  
SESSION TWO - THE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN: SOUTH AMERICA
This session will focus on different bunker markets in South America, ranging from political upheaval and sanctions impacting Venezuela to economic uncertainties affecting markets in Brazil and Argentina. It will also look at the availability of compliant fuels and how individual countries and the companies that operate within them are planning for the sulphur cap. 
 11:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks 

  Venezuela 
  Brazil
  Chile
  Argentina 
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:45 lunch-break Networking Lunch  
SESSION THREE - THE FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN: CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN 
This session will examine how Panama's bunkering sector is adapting to the Expanded Canal and the impact the expansion is having on shipping patterns and neighbouring bunker markets within the region. It will also look at refining, storage and bunkering infrastructure within specific key markets in the Caribbean as they prepare for 2020. 
 14:00  Chair's Opening Remarks
  Panama 
  Colombia 
  Jamaica 
  Trinidad & Tobago
  Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao 
  Fuel quality issues in Central America and the Caribbean 
 

Panel Discussion / Q&A

15:30  coffee-break  Networking Coffee Break  
SESSION FOUR - COMMERCIAL & LEGAL ISSUES 
This session will look at the commercial aspects of bunkering, from the changing roles of traders, brokers and suppliers to counterparty relationships, credit and price risk. 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. 
 16:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks 
  Market dynamics - the evolving roles of bunker traders, brokers and physical suppliers
  Counterparty relationships, credit risk and financial management 
  Benchmarking and buying platforms - paying the right price for bunker fuel 
  T&Cs, contracts, claims, disputes, liability, compliance and sanctions... how to navigate a legal minefield 
  Panel Discussion / Q&A

17:15

Chair’s Closing Remarks
17:30 End of MWA19 Conference Sessions - Day One 

19:00 -

22:00

MWA19 Evening Reception & Dinner   
THURSDAY 23 MAY 2019
09:00 Welcome Coffee 
Tabletop exhibition open for viewing 
 
SESSION FIVE - IMO 2020 - COMPLIANCE OPTIONS
This session will focus on the International Maritime Organization's 0.50% sulphur cap, looking at policing and penalties for non-compliance and at some of the options available to suppliers and users of marine fuels, from the suitability of very low sulphur fuels to the availability of high sulphur fuels and the use of scrubbing technology. It will also look at the various ways the cruise ship sector - of particular relevance in Fort Lauderdale - is facing up to the environmental challenge. 
09:30 Chair's Opening Remarks
  Burning 0.50% sulphur fuels - formulation and potential operational changes 
  Exhaust gas cleaning systems - are scrubbers really a viable long-term option?
  The cruise sector - stepping up to the environmental challenge 
  Compliance and enforcement 
  Panel Discussion / Q&A
11:00 lunch-break Networking Coffee Break
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. 
 11:30 Chair's Opening Remarks
  Developing and financing a new fuels supply infrastructure
  Building LNG supply infrastructure in niche markets 
  New fuel options - backing the winners
  Hydrogen - the new fuel for a post-carbon era?
  Panel Discussion / Q&A 
  End of MWA19 Conference Sessions - Day Two 
13:00 coffee-break  Networking Lunch  
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 of 125 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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