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Maritime Week Americas 2023 • New Orleans

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 June 2023

 

Standard Rate: £1,550

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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 Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes at LBH@petrospot.com or call +44 1295 814455 to discuss this further.


 MONDAY 12 JUNE 2023 

WELCOME SESSION

18:00-20:00SPGCI Positive

Welcome Evening Reception
Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor

Location: The Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta

  

 TUESDAY 13 JUNE 2023 

08:00

Conference Registration & Exhibition Opensvps

Welcome Coffee
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor

 

 

SESSION ONE

This session will introduce New Orleans and the Mississippi River, one of the busiest shipping areas in North America. It will also examine shipping, oil, and bunker markets in the Americas and further afield.

09:00

Moderator
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd

Welcome to New Orleans
Cameron Gibson, Business Development Manager, Port NOLA

Shipping Industry Outlook
Catherine Kellogg, Editor Americas Freight Markets, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Bunker Industry Outlook
Adrian Tolson, Managing Director, 2050 Marine Energy

Environmental Legislation - A Game Changer
Derek Schmidt, Business Development Manager, ABS

 


10:30

Networking Coffee Breakopis
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor


 

SESSION TWO

This session will look at the challenges with fuel quality and quantity issues in the Americas, followed by a bunker buyers' panel to look at the 'lived experience' of bunkering in the region. 

11:00

Moderator
Ian Taylor, Managing Editor, Bunkerspot

Bunker Quality Trends in the Americas
Hauk Larsen Wahl, Business Development Manager, Intertek Lintec

Bunker Quantity Trends in the Americas
Argyrios Schoinas, Global Operations & Key Account Manager, Bureau Veritas VeriFuel

When Things Go Wrong
Wajdi Abdmessih, Founder & President, Seahawk Services

Buyers' Panel: Fuel Quality Issues
Michael McNamara, Vice President Global Fuel Sourcing, Carnival Corp.
Frank Dahan, Director Transport Services and Global Supply Strategy, CSL Group

 


12:30

Networking Lunchbunkerone
Sponsored by Gold Sponsor


 

SESSION THREE

This session will look at commercial transparency in bunkering, from digitilisation to pricing and from credit to finance. It will also look at international sanctions and compliance issues in respect to transparency in the bunker supply chain. 

13:30

Moderator
Adrian Tolson, Managing Director, 2050 Marine Energy

Digitalisation in the Bunker Sector
Tammi Ingannamorte, VP Sales - Global Bunker, ZeroNorth A/S

Digitalising the Bunker Delivery Process
Jeff Mildner, Maritime Digital Solutions, Vortex Development Group

Bunker Pricing
Tom Sosnowski,
Associate Director, Global Marine Fuels, OPIS

Credit Issues
Felix Yamasato, Senior Analyst, Infospectrum

Transparency in Bunkering: Sanctions, Compliance and Other Legal Issues
Steve Simms
, Principal and Owner, Simms Showers LLP

 


15:00

Networking Coffee Breaktropic oil
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor


 

SESSION FOUR

This session will look at developments in key bunker markets throughout the Americas, assessing fuel availability and supply infrastructure as well as progress towards establishing supply chains for cleaner fuels.

15:30

Moderator
Ian Taylor, Managing Editor, Bunkerspot

New Orleans and the Mississippi
Tony Odak,
Chief Operating Officer, John W. Stone Distributor LLC

The US Gulf and Offshore
Georgia Kounalakis
, Managing Director, Bunker One USA Inc.

Honduras
Kenny McNab, CEO, Bay Islands Petroleum S.A.

Barbados
James Browne
, CEO, Barbados National Oil Co. Ltd

Trinidad & Tobago
Arnold Soogrim, Trading Analyst – Bunkers, Paria Fuel Trading Company

Ecuador
Ramón Espinel FC, General Manager, Transfuel Group/Agnamar

17:00

End of Conference Day One


bunkeroneCocktails and snacks
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Kindly RSVP before Friday 9th June to riha@bunkerone.com


 

 WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE 2023 

08:00north atlantic 400px

Welcome Coffee
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor

 

 

S&P Global Commodity Insights Seminar

As the shipping markets recoil from the ripple effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions against Russia, it can be difficult to understand where the market is headed. We have assembled a team of experts to provide the insights you need to navigate the shifting markets.  See the full S& P Gloabal programme.

Moderator :
Elizabeth Brown, Associate Editorial Director, Americas Crude, Fuel Oil and Bunkers, S&P Global Commodity Insights

09:00SPGCI Positive

Registration

09:15

Welcome Remarks

Elizabeth Brown, Associate Editorial Director, Americas Crude, Fuel Oil and Bunkers, S&P Global Commodity Insights

 

09:20

Changing Global Trade Flows – Impact on Oil and Tanker Markets
Mark Esposito, Principal Research Analyst, Fuels, Chemicals, and Resource Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

09:35

Riding Out the Storm: A 2023 US Bunker Market
Phillipe Craig, Senior Pricing Specialist - US Bunkers, S&P Global Commodity Insights

09:50

Maritime Decarbonisation: Alternative Bunker Demand Outlook & Carbon-Accounted Freight
Barbara Troner, Senior Managing Editor, Americas Freight Markets, S&P Global Commodity Insights

10:10

Q&A

10:20

S&P Global Commodity Insights Seminar Closing Remarks

 


 10:30

Networking Coffee Breakarte bunkering
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor


 

SESSION FIVE

This session will focus on the green revolution, looking at the development and take up of new fuels and technologies in the journey towards shipping's energy transition, with a special focus on biofuels 

11:00

Moderator
Adrian Tolson, Managing Director, 2050 Marine Energy

Alternative Fuels: Global Update
Nigel Draffin
, Consultant, Author and IBIA Board Member

The Rise of Marine Biofuels in North America 
Dirk Kronemeijer, Founder & Board Member, GoodFuels

Testing Biofuels in the Americas
Jack Grogan, Senior Account Manager, VPS

Panel Discussion

Frank Dahan, Director Transport Services and Global Supply Strategy, CSL Group
Ananth Srinivasan, Vice President, V-TIC services Inc.
Dirk Vaughn, Head of Market Development, Americas, Neste US

 


12:30colonial oil

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Gold Sponsor


 

SESSION SIX

This session will focus on the evolution of LNG bunkering throughout the supply chain, from ports and terminals to supplier, trader, barge operator, distributor and shipping company end-user.

13:30

Moderator
Nigel Draffin, Consultant, Author and IBIA Board Member

LNG and the Path to 2050
Margaret Kaigh Doyle, Alternative Fuels Program Manager, Transparency Fuels LLC

LNG: Decarbonisation Pathway
Adi Aggarwal
, General Manager, SEA-LNG

LNG Bunkering in Singapore
Guido Cardullo, Head of Business Development, Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers (S) Pte Ltd

Michael McNamara, Vice President Global Fuel Sourcing, Carnival Corp

 


 15:00

Networking Coffee Break
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor


 

SESSION SEVEN - Women in Maritime Panel Discussion

This session will examine some of the key issues of the day, from the perspective of women representing different sectors of the maritime industry, in the Americas and beyond.

15:30

Moderator
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Petrospot Ltd

Leonor Mondragon, CEO, Navalmex Combustibles

Barbara Troner, Senior Managing Editor, Americas Freight Markets

Georgia Kounalakis, Managing Director, Bunker One USA Inc.

Sue Appleyard, Director, Intertek Lintec

Lauren Bridges, Shareholder & Attorney, Liskow & Lewis and WISTA USA

End of Maritime Week Americas Conference


18:45 - Depart at 19:00

Carnival Parade down Bourbon Street
Meet in the hotel lobby at 18:45


19:30-22:00City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Steamboat Dinner Cruise 
Please register your interest as places may be limited

 

 

MWA23 Package Sponsorship

  • S&P Global Platts
    Platinum
  • BunkerOne
    Gold
  • Colonial Oil Industries
    Gold
  • Navalmex Combustibles SA de Cv
    Steamboat Cruise
  • Bay Island Petroleum S.A.
    Steamboat Cruise
  • Arte Bunkering
    Silver
  • VPS
    Silver
  • Tropic Oil Company
    Silver
  • OPIS
    Silver
  • North Atlantic
    Silver
  • Monjasa S.A.
    Bronze
  • Intertek Lintec
    Bronze
  • Simms Showers LLP
    Bronze
  • Drumo Coin
    Bronze
  • Transpetrol
    Bronze

MWA23 Individual Sponsorship

  • Curoil N.V.
    Notepads and Pencils
  • Organizacion Terpel S.A.
    Delegate Caps
  • COPEC S.A.
    Sunglasses
  • KPI OceanConnect
    Badges and Lanyards
  • V-TIC Services
    Polo-Shirts


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