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Forum Overview


Best Industry Practices - A Competitive Advantage


Capital Link is hosting the 11th Annual Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 8 & 9, 2021 as a digital conference.

With a 11-year track record it is the only Forum that showcases Operational Excellence in the Maritime Sector and explores Best Industry Practices across all major areas such as fleet management, technological innovation, crewing, energy efficiency and the environment, safety & security. Special attention will be paid to the continued operational challenges posed from the Covid-19 reality, to sustainability and ESG considerations and new challenges on ship safety, security and human resources.

The forum provides an interactive platform on the topic of Operational Excellence, Best Industry Practices and Sustainability linking shipping companies, charterers, government and non-government industry associations, classification societies, P&I Clubs, Registries, technology & service providers and the financial and investment community.

This year’s forum will once more feature industry leaders from all over the world, connected on-line and addressing a global audience.


Day 1 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Keynote Address delivered by Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General - International Maritime Organization
  • Addressing Industry Challenges – Industry Preparedness For The Road Ahead 
  • Optimizing Fleet Management In The Post Covid-10 Era – Lessons Learned & Experiences Gained   
  • Shipping In The Age Of Technological Transformation – Prioritizing Among So Many Needs & So Many Options
  • Crewing – The Crisis Continues – Is There An End In Sight?  
  • Addressing The Shipping Industry’s Crewing Needs Now & Beyond Covid-19 – Short Term Responses & Longer - Term Pursuits
  • Services Focusing On The Welfare Of Seafarers 
  • Fighting In The Trenches – The Ship Captain’s Perspective 
  • Rallying Around Charities That Support The Welfare Of Seafarers – Addressing The Indian Crisis & Beyond  
  • Chinese Seafarers For International Shipping Companies


Day 2 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Keynote Address – Safety First – Changing The Way The Industry Thinks About Safety - Dr. Grahaeme Henderson OBE, Shell Trading
  • Upholding Safety Standards Across The Globe
  • Operational Excellence – Supporting The Transactional Needs Of Shipping Across The Globe 
  • Supporting The Shipping Industry Through Innovation, Regulatory Compliance & Transformation 
  • Cybersecurity – Ignore It At Your Own Risk 
  • Decarbonization – Adapting Fleet Operations To Meet Regulatory Requirements 
  • Sustainability – Operational Excellence & ESG As A Corporate Strategy

 

 
2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
JUNE 8TH JUNE 9TH
Mr. Kitack Lim
Secretary General
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Dr Grahaeme Henderson OBE
Senior Vice President, Shipping & Maritime
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited
   

 
ADDRESSING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES –
INDUSTRY PREPAREDNES FOR THE ROAD AHEAD

             
Moderator Panelists
             
Mr. Knut Ørbeck Nilssen
CEO -
DNV Maritime
Ms. Sabrina Chao
President -
BIMCO 
Mr. Mark O’Neil
President - INTERMANAGER;
President & CEO -
Columbia Shipmanagement
Mr. Dimitris Fafalios
President - INTERCARGO;
President - Fafalios Shipping
Mr. Esben Poulsson
Chairman - INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF SHIPPING; Executive Chairman - ENESEL PTE LTD
Mr. Paolo d'Amico
Chairman - INTERTANKO;
Executive Chairman & CEO -
d'Amico International
Mr. John Butler
CEO -
World Shipping Council
             

 
LEADING THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY THROUGH
INNOVATION, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE & TRANSFORMATION

             
Moderator Panelists
             
Ms. Ioanna Prokopiou
Chief Executive Officer – Prominence Maritime
Mr. Christopher J. Wiernicki
Chairman, President
& CEO - ABS
Mr. Matthieu de Tugny
President, Marine &
Offshore - Bureau Veritas
Mr. Hiroaki Sakashita
President & CEO -
ClassNK
Mr. Torsten Schramm
President -
DNV Maritime
Mr. Nick Brown
CEO -
Lloyd's Register
Mr. Ugo Salerno
Chairman & CEO -
RINA
             

 

For sponsorship and speaking opportunities, contact Nicolas Bornozis or Anny Zhu at  forum@capitallink.com or call +1 (212) 661-7566.

For further information, contact Olga Bornozi, Managing Director at obornozi@capitallink.com or Eleni Bej, Director of Special Events, at ebej@capitallink.com or +1 (212) 661-7566, or (Greece) at athensoffice@capitallink.com or +30 210 6109 800.









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