AGENDA

 Welcome Address

02/11/2021

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Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

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Unni Einemo

IBIA Director &

IMO Representative

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Henrik Zerdekof

Senior Director Bunker Holding  IBIA Chairman

 DAY ONE - TUESDAY

02/11/2021

IN-DEPTH PRESENTATIONS

The following series of on-demand presentations feature industry experts sharing in-depth knowledge across a wide array of subjects, all of them highly relevant to today's diverse and changing marine business environment.

Complying with EEXI and CII – the Starbulk case’

Presentation by Fotis Belexis- Technical Director, Starbulk Carriers Corp

SESSION ONE: Regulatory Updates  

Gain first-hand insights of the latest updates from the IMO, on how the EU’s Fit for 55 package will affect shipping and bunkering and on the work IBIA is doing towards expanding the use of bunker supplier licensing systems worldwide.

Moderator: Steve Simms - Principal, Simms Shower LLP

Panellists:

Unni Einemo - Director and IMO Representative, IBIA

Robert Harper - Euro Eco Fuels

SESSION TWO: Leadership briefing: Top bunker supplier and trader executives discuss the state of the industry

Key industry players representing bunker suppliers gather to discuss the latest developments within the global bunker supply space and offer insight into what we can expect in the year ahead. Indeed, the last 12 months have witnessed an unusual level of change and disruption, which has included further consolidation on the supply side, the challenges for suppliers due to IMO 2020, and highly challenging Covid-era economic conditions. This is a live stream panel discussion with audience Q&A.

Moderator: Mustafa Muhtaroglu - Founder, Energy Petrol

Panellists:

Cem Saral - CEO, Cockett

SESSION THREE: How Shipping & Freight Markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis

What can we expect from the Shipping & Freight Markets as 2022 is fast approaching, but with many unknowns? We have a clearer picture of the year that just passed, where does that leave us in terms of what to expect for the year ahead?

SESSION FOUR: What is the path for energy transition in the next 20 years
Decarbonisation/ how does it reflect on the bunker industry

The need to reduce emissions of air pollutants like SOx and NOx has already been driving the industry toward new types of cleaner-burning fuels. Going forward, the decarbonisation drive will have an even bigger impact. Which alternative fuels are currently in favour? How long will LNG remain part of the picture? When will we see the first large zero-carbon cargo ships, and how long will it take for these ships to become the majority? Join industry experts introducing what we should expect in the years ahead, how the new fuels will work in engines and what preparation needs to be done for the zero-carbon transition.

Moderator: Constantinos Capetanakis - Bunker Director, Star Bulk Carriers Corp

Panellists:

Chris Chatterton (Methanol)  - COO, Methanol Institute 

Henrik  Zederkof (Fossil Fuels) - Senior Director, Bunker Holding

Mark Smith (Hydrogen) - Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Association Limited

Michael Banning (Amonia) - Associate | Thermal Sciences, Exponent 

Guido Cardullo (Biofuels) - Head of Business Development, Fratelli Cosulich Spa

DAY TWO - WEDNESDAY

03/11/2021

SESSION FIVE: Regional focus on prospects for bunker markets around the world

How do you see the future of bunkering and what are the main challenges?
Representatives from the 5 key regions (Asia / Middle East / Europe / Africa and Americas) review the past 12 months, as well as a look into the future.

SESSION SIX: Price Mechanism 

Why VLSFO is priced basis gasoil (ICE) 

Moderator: Paul Hardy - Nautical Supply 

Panellists:

Stefka Ilieva - Marine fuel and fuel oil price analyst, Argus

Thomas Sosnowski  - Managing Editor ~ Americas Marine Fuels , IHS Markit

SESSION SEVEN: Bunker Quality: How VLSFO quality is changing 

Representatives from the top bunker testing companies provide an update on current trends in VLSFO quality and where any problems are emerging. 

Moderator: Unni Einemo - Director and IMO Representative, IBIA

Panellists:

Chris Turner  - Manager Bunker Quality and Claimsr, Integr8 Fuels

SESSION  EIGHT: Credit & Risk / Management 

Representatives from across bunker credit management address the industry’s finances, how it has recovered from the high-profile bankruptcies in 2020 and how access to credit will change in the coming years. 

Moderator: TBC

Panellists:

Hasan Ozturk  - Dynamar

DAY THREE - THURSDAY

04/11/2021

SESSION NINE: Legal focus: How the 0.50% sulfur limit is being enforced

The bunker industry is still struggling with varied levels of strictness in the enforcement of the 0.50% limit around the world. A panel of experts discuss what progress is being made at the IMO and how the rules are working in practice. 

Moderator: TBC

Panellists:

Steve Simms - Principal, Simms Shower LLP

SESSION TEN: Shipping industry bodies on the future of emissions regulation 

A range of shipping industry bodies set out how they think bunker emissions regulation should be developed from here. The IMRB proposal appears to be on the back-burner at the IMO, the EU is forging ahead with its ETS plans and progress on global carbon taxes at the IMO seems likely to remain slow. Where do we go from here? 

SESSION ELEVEN: Bunkering and Digitalisation

Digital service providers to the bunker and shipping industries discuss how their firms are changing the market, improving efficiency and addressing anti-corruption and compliance issues.

Moderator: Adrian Tolson - Director and Lead, BLUE Insight

Panellists:

Darren Shelton -  CPO, Fuel Trust

SESSION TWELVE: Bunker Licence & MFM 

Moderator: Alexander  Prokopakis - CEO, ProBunkers

Panellists:TBC