Tuesday, June 16 & Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - Digital Conference
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Agenda


REGISTRATION IS COMPLIMENTARY
 
 

LONDON TIME
DAY 1 - TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

 

10:55 AM – 11:00 AM  

WELCOME REMARKS

 

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link

 

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM  

KEYNOTE REMARKS

 

Mr. Kitack Lim,
Secretary General 
International Maritime Organization

 

11:25 AM – 12:05 PM  

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES & THE ROADMAP AHEAD
The main industry associations work independently and together providing guidance and support to the shipping industry and mapping its response to the geopolitical, regulatory & market developments that affect shipping today. The panel will highlight what these organizations are working on and how they address the changing needs of the industry.

 

Moderator: Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL - Maritime DNV GL

 

Panelists:

12:10 PM – 12:50 PM  

NAVIGATING THROUGH THE PERFECT STORM
The Implementation of Low Sulfur Regulations and the Advent of COVID-19 Have Created a Perfect Storm Impacting the Industry. Addressing Operational Challenges to Keep Ships Sailing & Trade Moving, Overcoming Travel Restrictions, Supply Shortages, Crew Changes, Port Complications, Shipyard Delays - Managing A Global Operation While in Lockdown".

 

Moderator: Mr. Michalis Pantazopoulos, Managing Director - Liberian Registry (Hellas)

 

Panelists:

12:55 PM – 1:15 PM  

CONNECTIVITY AND DIGITALIZATION AT TIMES OF CRISIS

 

Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer - Tototheo Maritime

 

1:20 PM – 2:00 PM  

MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 ERA & BEYOND
Travel and port restrictions have increased the challenges related to crewing issues. The panel will discuss the management of mental health during this period. Also, addressing crewing issues during regular ship operations and change of control instances taking into account the viewpoints of all stakeholders.

 

Moderator: Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial - InvestHK

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO - Anglo-Eastern Univan Group; Chairman - The Hong Kong Shipowners Association
  • Mr. Salvatore d'Amico, Fleet Director - d'Amico Società di Navigazione S.p.A.; CEO – ISHIMA Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Guy Platten, Secretary General - International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  • Mr. Stephen Cotton, General Secretary - International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF
  • H.E. Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister to the President - Republic of Cyprus 
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM  

NETWORKING BREAK

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM  

DIGITAL - REMOTE SURVEYS
Remote surveying techniques: the new normal – remote surveying techniques have been used in maritime for some time but this capability has taken centre stage due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this session, we look at the opportunities and risks for shipping, and the attractions of offer for stakeholders across the industry.

 

Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Brown, Director, Marine & Offshore - Lloyds Register

 

Panelists:

3:05 PM – 3:25 PM  

RIDING THE DIGITAL WAVE - HOW TO PROFIT DURING THE SMART SHIPPING ERA

 

Mr. Mike Konstantinidis, CEO - METIS Cyberspace Technology S.A.

 

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM  

HOW SHIP TRACKING INTELLIGENCE ENABLES OPERATION VISIBILITY

 

Mr. Dimitris Sousoudis, Territory Manager - MarineTraffic

 

3:55 PM – 4:35 PM  

NAVIGATING TODAY'S LEGAL MAELSTROM
IMO 2020, Sanctions, Tariffs and COVID-19 have created a new set of complexities, translating into myriad insurance and legal issues. The panel will address the main areas legal issues and claims and how to navigate past them.

 

Moderator: Mr. Joseph E. Hughes, Chairman & CEO - American Club

 

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LONDON TIME
DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2020

 

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM  

WELCOME REMARKS

 

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link

 

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM  

LEADING THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY THROUGH THE NEXT PHASE OF INNOVATION, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE & TRANSFORMATION
Classification Societies play a pivotal role in the industry given their mandate to establish and maintain technical standards for construction and operation of marine vessels, to monitor compliance and to provide guidance and support. The panel will discuss various initiatives to help the industry meet the new challenges from environmental compliance, ship safety and security, technological innovation, operational efficiency, human resources management and more!

 

Moderator: Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime - Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited

 

Panelists:

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM  

MEETING THE IMO 2021 CYBERSECURITY MANDATE
Protecting Ships, Seafarers, Cargoes and the Environment
The industry's response to comply with the IMO's requirement for maritime cyber-risk management is gaining momentum as we approach the January 1, 2020 deadline. But there are also distinct commercial benefits. A cyber-security framework is sought by an increasing number of stakeholders and may help in securing vessel employment, insurance and finance. This panel will bring you up to speed with the cyber-security landscape in shipping today.

 

Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Brown, Communications Director - Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Vincent Lagny, Director, Cyber - Bureau Veritas; Chairman - IACS Cyber Panel
  • Mr. David Foo, Senior Director, Operations Technology - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
  • Mrs. Charis Plakantonaki, Chief Strategy Officer - Star Bulk Carriers
  • Mr. Charalambos Kalevrosoglou,Information Security Officer - Tototheo Maritime
  • Captain Rob Compher, Chief, Office of Design & Engineering Standards - US Coast Guard
12:30 PM – 1:10 PM  

THE PATH TO DECARBONIZATION
Options & Strategies - Power, Operational, Speed Reductions, Fuel Alternatives
What is the best way to achieve the decarbonization targets by 2030 or 2050? At present there are several proposals on the table for discussion at the IMO. They hinge on regulatory mandates, industry self-discipline and ultimately on the selection of the proper fuel. The panel will discuss the various options and alternatives and their pros and cons.

 

Moderator: Mr. George Plevrakis, Director, Global Sustainability - ABS

 

Panelists:

1:10 PM – 1:30 PM  

NETWORKING BREAK

1:30 PM – 2:10 PM  

DIGITALIZATION & TECHNOLOGICAL (R)EVOLUTION
Shipping companies as well as stakeholders throughout the logistics chain expedite the use of technology to optimize cost & increase efficiency. The significance of data analytics in decision making.

 

Moderator: Mr. Paolo Moretti, CEO - RINA SERVICES

 

Panelists:

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM  

TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY AS THE FOUNDATION FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

 

Mr. Matt Heider, CEO - Nautilus Labs

 

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM  

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - REMAINING VIGILANT & ALERT - THE SHIPOWNERS PERSPECTIVE
The current global situation is accelerating the transformation throughout the shipping industry. Slower economic growth, low oil prices, a global pandemic, uncertainty regarding fuel types and ship designs, rapid developments in technology, increased regulatory demands, and a changing landscape in ship finance are among the challenges the industry is facing today. Weak markets are tough to endure but they also create opportunities. Shipping is and will remain the artery of global trade. The industry thrives on volatility and change. Leading international shipowners panel will discuss how the industry is coping with all these challenges and what changes and transformations can be expected looking ahead.

 

Moderator: Mr. Henry Curra , Head of Research - Braemar ACM Shipbroking

 

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