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DMCA Welcome
08:30 - 08:45
DMCA Welcome
Chief Officer
Dubai Maritime Cluster Office
Session One: The global outlook for shipping
08:45 - 09:45
Summit Session 1
Head of Deep Sea Tankers Analysis
Clarksons Platou
Chief Executive Officer, West and Central Asia
Maersk Line
Chief Executive Officer
Topaz Energy and Marine
Managing Director
SCF Management Services
Managing Partner
Affinity Research LLP

A challenging market environment for most sectors of shipping still provides opportunities for shipowners. With its principal focus on the container, energy transport and offshore marine markets, leading players from the industry will discuss the outlook for specific market segments and how market conditions are re-shaping the structure of the industry, such as the accelerated move towards greater consolidation. How will the regulatory agenda, including the upcoming IMO global fuel sulphur content cap and the two year reprieve on the retrofitting of ballast water treatment systems, play out across the industry?

Confirmed Speakers include:

Marc Gijsbrechts, CEO, West and Central Asia, Maersk Line
René Kofod-Olsen, CEO, Topaz Energy and Marine
Sergey Popravko, Managing Director, SCF Management Services
Mark Williams, Managing Partner, Affinity Research LLP

Sesson Two: Safely Sailing the high seas – reducing the legal risks
09:45 - 10:45
Summit Session 2
Senior Vice President, Head of Skuld New York
Skuld North America Inc.
London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA)
Registrar General and co-Chief Executive
DIFC Courts
Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG)
Board of Trustee Member
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)

The role of arbitration in the resolution of maritime disputes and in reducing legal risks for shipowners. The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) has taken its place as a new player on the global arbitration scene. What are the key attributes of a strong arbitration and mediation service, and how are they achieved by the major arbitration jurisdictions around the world, in the delivery of a service which is both informed and trusted? 

Confirmed speakers include:

Clive Aston, London Maritime Arbitration Association
Mark Beer OBE, Chief Executive and Registrar, DIFC Courts, Dubai International Financial Centre
Arthur Bowring, Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG)
Edward Newitt, Executive Committee Member, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)

Session Three: Future of shipping technologies (automated ships, 3D printing, energy, etc)
11:00 - 12:00
Summit Session 3
Senior Vice President Concepts & Innovation
Rolls-Royce Marine
Head of Data, Digital and Software
LR Marine and Offshore
Chief Executive Officer
Vice President, Digital Services
ABB Marine & Port Services
President, Bahri Data
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri)

Changes in information and communications technology applied to the maritime industry in the intelligent shipping revolution will soon have an effect on sea transport as dramatic as that of containerisation in the nineteen seventies. This session will examine the future of digital applications for the shipping industry and what they may mean for operational efficiency and economies of scale. The associated challenges of cyber security for shipping lines, ports and other elements in the supply chain will also be discussed.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Gwynne Lewis, Head of Data, Digital and Software, LR Marine & Offshore
Oskar Levander, SVP Concepts & Innovation, Digital & Systems, Rolls-Royce MArine
Panos Moraitis, CEO, Aspida
Kenneth Nakken, Vice President, Digital Services, ABB Marine & Port Services
Anwar Siddiqui, President of Bahri Data, Bahri

Session Four: Finance for shipping in the next decade and the role of shipping banks
12:00 - 13:00
Summit Session 4
Managing Director
Standard Chartered
Stephenson Harwood
Head of Financial Advisory & Capital
Galbraith’s Financial Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer
Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Ltd.
Senior Vice President – Shipping Finance Asia Pacific & Middle East

How the current market landscape has affected the number and transaction size of ship finance deals so far in 2017. The role of traditional bank ship finance versus alternatives, including the expanded role of Chinese lease finance for international players. Finance for second hand vessels in a period of restructuring. The role of regional banks in ship finance now and for the future.

Confirmed speakers include:

Jacob Berman, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Transportation Corporate & Institutional Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
Nijoe Joseph, Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
Dipak Karki, Head of Financial Advisory & Capital at Galbraith's Limited
Marcus Machin, CEO, Tufton Oceanic Finance Group
Domenik Nizet, Senior Vice President Shipping Asian Pacific and the Middle East, DVB Bank SE, Singapore

Session Five: Maritime Clustering (collaboration or competition)
14:00 - 15:00
Summit Session 5
Executive Director
Vancouver International Maritime Centre
Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG)
Chief Officer
Dubai Maritime Cluster Office
Senior Vice President
Identec Solutions
Chief Executive Officer
Maritime London

The fast track towards globalisation in all aspects of the industry is driving the proliferation of key global and regional maritime centres of excellence.

In this session, representatives of some of the world’s leading international maritime hubs will reflect on the strategies needed for success as an IMC, the benefits generated, and offer their views on what lies ahead for competition and cooperation between the world’s leading maritime capitals. ​

Confirmed speakers include:

Nawfal Al Jourani, Chief Officer, Dubai Maritime Cluster Office
Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein, Executive Director, Vancouver International Maritime Centre​
Arthur Bowring, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA)
Stephen Piworus, Managing Director, Hamburg Maritime Cluster (MCN)
Jos Standerwick, CEO, Maritime London 

Closing Remarks
15:00 - 15:15
Closing Address
Chief Officer
Dubai Maritime Cluster Office