Tuesday, 22nd October 2019


The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) will host its Industry-leading training course with the renowned experts in the bunkering industry Nigel Draffin (Author of 12 books on Bunkering) and Patrick Holloway (Partner, WEBBER WENTZEL).


The course will consist of a morning and an afternoon session. 

8:30 - 13:00 First Session 



 08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Light Breakfast

 09:00 - 09:20 Current Bunker Market

 09:20 - 09:35 Current Standards

 09:35 - 10:05 Current procedures and regulations

 10:05 - 10:25 The Buyers and Sellers

 10:25 - 10:35 Traders, brokers and the contract

 10:35 - 10:50 Break

 10:50 - 11:05 Sales terms, review and analysis

 11:05 - 11:30 Legal Issues

 11:30 - 12:00 Claim types

 12:00 - 12:20 Claim Exercise

 12:20 - 12:40 Arbitration, Mediation

 12:40 - 13:00 2020 Basic Issues


13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 17:00  Second Session

14:00 - 14:25 2020 Understanding the fuels

14:25 - 14:50 2020 Suppliers issues

14:50 - 15:10 2020 Buyers issues

15:10 - 15:35 2020 Blend Compatibility

15:35 - 15:40 Break

15:40 - 16:10 2020 Compliance including exercise

16:10 - 16:35 LNG bunkering basics

16:35 - 16:50 LNG bunkering procedure

16:50 - 17:05 LNG bunkering commercial


Training Room: Ottoman Room




Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

In addition to our two-day IBIA Convention and Exhibition, delegates will have the opportunity to join our workshop.


14:00 -17:00 Workshop

Moderator: J. Steve Simms, Principal, Simms Showers LLP

Co-Moderator: Irene Notias, Managing Director, Prime's BunkersPlus Services





What would you do?  What is the right thing to do?  What standards should the bunkering industry follow?


  • Ethical companies make more money. 

  • Ethical companies attract and retain the best employees.  They have the most loyal customers. 

  • Ethical people in those companies make more money too.  They live longer and enjoy their jobs more.

  • IBIA’s Ethics Workshop focuses on how you can enhance the ethical culture of your company, and our industry.

  • The Workshop features case studies to work through with small groups of your fellow participants.  It gives action steps for you and those you lead and work with

  • We’ll focus on how you can implement IBIA’s new Code of Ethics at your company, and encourage others in our industry to embrace IBIA’s Code of Ethics, too.

  • The Workshop also presents a unique time to interact with other IBIA members, get to know them better with frank discussions, and exchange ideas about best practices.


Workshop Room: Bosphorus Room

Welcome Reception

Hosted By:

The Turkish Chamber of Shipping



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Convention Programme Day 1

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019


08:00- 9:00 Registration, Welcome coffee



09:05-09:30 Welcome Addresses



- Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative

- Michael Green, Global Technical Manager, Intertek & IBIA Chairman

- Mustafa Muhtaroğlu, Assembly Member, Reserve Board Member and Bunker Committee Chairman of Turkish Chamber     of Shipping

- Deniz Eraydın, Chairman, Turkish Bunker Association





09:30-10:00 Keynote speaches 



- Sadan Kaptanoglu, BIMCO President

- Tamer Kiran, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Turkish Chamber of Shipping

- Mr Selim Dursun,Vice Minister, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure




Session One: IMO 2020 UPDATE, Compliance and Enforcement




10:15-11:45  Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative



- Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency at International Maritime Organization

- Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative

Patrick Holloway, Partner, Webber Wentzel





11:45-12:15 Networking Coffee Break


Session Two: 2020 Fuel Challenges – Are we Ready?



12:15-13:45  Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative



- Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020

- Erdem Coker, Managing Partner, Unerco

- Tracy Wardell, Business Development Manager Intertek ShipCare

-Matt Wright, Crude and Refined products Manager, Argus Consulting



13:45-14:45 LUNCH



Session Three: Technology & Fuels Beyond 2020




14:45-16:15  Moderator: Nigel Draffin, Author and Board Member, IBIA 



- Tomas Aminoff, Senior Consultant, Marine Consultancy, Elomatic

- Chris Chatterton, COO, Methanol Institute

- Deanna MacDonald, Founder and CEO (BLOC), BunkerTrace

- Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, Probunkers



- Stuart Hall, Technical Sales Director, (Forecast), BunkerTrace

- Marc Johnson, Chief Sustainability Officer (BLOC), BunkerTrace





16:15-16:35 Networking Coffee Break



Session four: Leadership Panel




16:35-18:05  Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative 



- Can Besev, Global Business Origination Manager, Peninsula Petroleum

- Lars H. Nielsen, Executive Group Director, BMS United

- Cem Saral, CEO, Cockett

- Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, Exxon Mobil

- Charis Plakatonakis, Chief Strategy Officer, Star Bulk Corp

- Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine and Energy Consulting Limited

- Mikhail Shapiro, Global Head of Marine Fuels and IMO 2020 Implementation, Glencore





Gala Cocktail Reception 

19:00 - 20:00






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Convention Programme Day 2

Thursday, 24th October 2019

Session five: Commercial & Legal Aspects



9:30-11:00   Moderator: J. Steve Simms, Principal, Simms Showers LLP



- Danny Chua, Senior Partner,  Joseph Tan Jude Benny Llp

- Grant Hunter, Head of Contracts & Clauses, BIMCO

- Eleni Pittalis, Managing Editor, EMEA Middle Distillates, S&P Global Platts

- Shared Presentation

Can Ertem, Commercial Manager, OceanConnect

Kumar Balian, Global Sales and Technical Director, OceanConnect






11:00-11:30 Networking Coffee Break



Session six: Shipowners Panel




11:30-12:30  Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative 




- Aydin Aydin, Energy Manager, GedenLine

-Cihan Eegenç, Chairman of ER Denizcilik AS, Vice president of Turkish Ship Owner Association, Chairman of NK class committee of Turkey, Chamber of Shipping councilor member, Er Group Holding BOD.

- Peter Martin Grünwaldt,  Vice President, Bunker Procurement, Hafnia

-Capt. Ulunay Terzi, Global Head Of Freight Operations, COFCO International Freight

-Lars Malmbratt, general Manager, Stena Bulk Bunker Procurement

-Vishnu Prakash, Principal Data scientist, Stena Bulk Bunker Procurement



13:00-14:00 LUNCH



Session seven: Turkey–an example of 2020 Readiness Panel




14:00-15:30  Moderator: Mustafa Muhtaroğlu, Founder, Energy Petrol 



- Ufuk Erinc, General Manager, Unerco

- Celal Ersan, Marine Manager, POAS/Vitol

- Taha Karakan, Cargo Supply Manager, BMS United Bunkers Ltd.

- Zeki Tarakci, Marine Manager, Socar Energy

- Mustafa Aslan, CEO, Asmira Bunker




Closing Remarks



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Hagia Sophia Private Visit


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Hagia Sophia Closing Dinner

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