08:00 – 08:30 am
08:30 – 08:45 am
08:45 – 09:45 am
09:45 –10:45 am
10:45 –11:00 am
11:00 –12:00 pm
12:00 –1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 3:15 pm
Welcome Coffee and Registration
Session One: The global outlook for shipping
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?
Session Two: Safely Sailing the high seas – reducing the legal risks
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?
Session Three: Future of shipping technologies (automated ships, 3D printing, energy, etc)
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.
Session Four: Finance for shipping in the next decade and the role of shipping banks
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.
Session Five: Maritime Clustering (collaboration or competition)
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.