TMS TANKER CONFERENCE 2018 – PROGRAMME UNVEILED
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TMS TANKER CONFERENCE 2018 – PROGRAMME UNVEILED

The third annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference 2018 will take as its theme “Getting the most out of more positive markets.” There are some cautiously optimistic signs that the tanker trades are in recovery mode, and delegates will hear from a host of top quality speakers and panelists, with expertise in different aspects of the tanker shipping market, to help signpost the way forward and ensure that no opportunities are missed.

In order to accommodate increased demand for delegate places, The Maritime Standard has decided to move this year’s TMS Tanker Conference to The Atlantis, Dubai. The one-day event will take place on Tuesday 16th October, the day after the hugely popular TMS Awards gala dinner, at this iconic, high quality venue on The Palm, Jumeirah.

Trevor Pereira, managing director, explains, “We have decided to move to a bigger venue that has around twice the capacity, to make sure we can meet growing demand from the market. What started out as a niche regional event now covers a much wider portfolio of tanker trades, and companies supporting those trades, taking it to a new level. There is more reason for delegates to attend and the new venue better matches the Tanker Conference’s enhanced profile.”

Benefitting from the fact that it is held in the same location and in close proximity to TMS Awards, The TMS Tanker Conference is sure to attract many senior executives from all of the region’s leading tanker owners and operators, as well as global players. The TMS Tanker Conference is now firmly established as a key event for the trade, combining top quality speakers and senior executive participants from different segments, to create unrivalled learning and networking opportunities.

For more information about how to attend the TMS Tanker Conference, and the sponsorship opportunities that are available, please go to www.tmstankerconference.com

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 
09:30
Registration and Welcome Refreshments
10:30
Welcome by Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard
10:35
Inaugural address by Trevor Pereira, Managing Director, The Maritime Standard
10:40
Keynote addresses and Session 1: Tanker trades - building a strong case for greater optimism?
  • Getting a global tanker operating perspective on regional trade prospects.
  • Major investments in the downstream petrochemicals sector in Gulf and Subcontinent are set to open up opportunities for tanker owners.
  • Can Big Data and digitalisation drive improved market performance?
  • Is the demand-supply balance shifting in favour of deep sea tanker specialists?
  • Regional operators benefit from in-house tanker management.
  • Indian economic growth - creating investment opportunities in deep sea and coastal tanker trades.
  • As banks withdraw from ship finance market, who will fund new generation tankers?
12:30
Panel Discussion/Q&A Session
12:45
Lunch
13:45
Session 2: Support infrastructure and services - providing a regional platform for tanker shipping growth.
  • Investing to provide high quality services for tanker repair and maintenance.
  • Assessing the benefits of integrating maritime logistics services.
  • Is the new IMI yard in Saudi Arabia a ‘game changer’ for the region?
  • Can blockchain and new technologies enhance oil terminal operating efficiencies?
  • Making sure tank storage capacity keeps pace with demand.
  • Human capital - should the tanker industry be investing more in training and onboard support programmes?
  • How can the ship supplies sector better meet the tanker industry’s requirements in future?
14:45
Panel Discussion/Q&A Session
15:00
Refreshment break
15:15
Session 3 - Addressing the environmental and regulatory agenda: charting a safe, secure and sustainable path to tanker shipping growth.
  • Regional tanker players take the lead in going green.
  • Is the tanker industry ready for 2020 sulphur cap, and are low sulphur fuels or scrubber systems the answer?
  • Shipyards and technology suppliers - making the Middle East a global centre for ballast water treatment convention compliance.
  • Developing solutions for greater maritime security.
  • Is LNG a viable fuel for the tankers of the future?
  • Keeping digitalisation and advanced technology at the heart of ship safety.
16:30
Panel Discussion/Q&A Session
17:00
Networking Reception
17:30
End
 
 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR TMS TANKER CONFERENCE

For a limited time only, attendees can benefit from a 20%, ‘early bird’ reduction against the standard delegate booking fee. This represents a significant saving of US$ 150 per delegate. Register now to take advantage of the early bird offer!
 
 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 
 
"This was a very good conference, with excellent networking and a lot of ideas to take away."

Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

 
"Listening to other peoples’ perspectives was very useful. One of the particular messages that I will take away is the need for the industry to become more eco-friendly."

Chris Peters, CEO, Emirates Ship Investment Company

 
"The TMS Tanker Conference offers good networking and informative subjects covering a range of areas including crewing, finance and the IT side of things. In fact, the event provided a good 360 degree view of the issues facing tanker shipping today."

Tarik Al Junadi, CEO, Oman Shipping Company

 
 

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