Agenda

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SMME

Seatrade Tanker Middle East (session sponsored by Akzo Nobel)
14:00 - 16:30 Show floor forum area
Session
Chief Executive Officer
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) PJSC
Head of Tanker Research
Howe Robinson Partners
Head of Data, Digital and Software, LR Marine & Offshore
Lloyd's Register
Chief Executive Officer
Hellespont Ship Management
Deputy Chief Executive
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
Managing Director
INTERTANKO
Chief Operating Officer
Oman Shipping Company

Sponsored by:

Seatrade Tanker Middle East

 

Session supported by INTERTANKO

Crude oil tanker market: A comprehensive discussion on the fundamentals of the market, looking at the pattern of supply growth, the factors influencing demand, and what this may mean for earnings. Factors to be considered to include the impact of oil price movements and geo-politics on the pattern of trade and ton-mile demand, the size of the order book and the likely scale of new contracting, slow steaming with a strong emphasis on the Middle East region, and the outlook for its principal players.

Product tanker trading: An analysis of the factors influencing the shape of product tanker demand and those driving it, including refining, and the composition of the order book. How will these fundamentals affect rates across all vessel sizes? A focus on how the market is shaping up in respect of Middle East interests.

MODERATOR: Katharina STANZEL, Managing Director, INTERTANKO 

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Technical Forum - Shipping and environmental challenges: Critical issues in an ever-changing seascape (session sponsored by Jotun)
17:00 - 19:00 Show floor forum area
In association with IMarEST
Senior Vice President Operations
ADNATCO & NGSCO
Manager, Fleet New Building Projects Group
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
Chief Executive Officer
Synergy Offshore FZ LLE
Marine & Offshore Manager - Middle East & Africa
Lloyd's Register
Honorary Secretary
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch
Chief Operating Officer
Oman Shipping Company

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Held in Association with

IMarEST Technical Forum

Serving more than 90% of global trade, shipping has traditionally been viewed as an environmentally friendly and highly efficient sector when measured against a ton-mile transported. However with huge growth in the industry in recent decades that has averaged over 4.5% annually, commentators are successfully arguing that the environmental pressures maritime transport is creating (particularly in emissions) is far exceeding the much maligned aviation industry.

The industry has not been idle however, and has responded with a high level of research and development culminating in ‘green’ ship technologies that are more fuel efficient and produce less carbon emissions. In addition new fuels such as LNG are also gaining momentum. Equally such expansion of trade and marine traffic has resulted in a greater proliferation of marine pollution that has had disastrous consequences for marine eco-systems as well as posing wider problems to nations’ economies and health. With land polluters already heavily regulated, there is increasing pressure on the shipping industry to introduce ever more stringent and binding measures to decrease its environmental impact particularly as new climate change agreements come into effect.

This interactive session will assess and examine the Middle East and its role in a now greatly connected international maritime community. The legal and technical challenges and developments will be examined as well as the likely changes that the industry will be compelled to introduce over the short, medium and long-term.

This session will evaluate the critical issues related to:

  • The Middle East and its role within the international maritime community
  • Technical challenges, legalities and developments within the industry
  • Ballast water management and the prevention of marine pollution
  • Atmospheric pollution and marine fuel management.

MODERATOR: Nikeel IDNANI, Honorary Secretary, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch

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Technical Forum - Crewing: The vital interface
19:30 - 21:30 Show floor forum area
In association with IMarEST
ANZSPAC Division
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
Senior Principal Consultant, Head of Section, Maritime Advisory, Region South East Europe & Middle East
DNV GL
General Manager
International Tanker Management Ltd
Vice President - Network Operations
United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G.)
Chief Executive Officer
Red Sea Marine Management DMCC
Honorary Secretary
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch

Held in Association with

IMarEST Technical Forum

The recruitment, training and retention of high quality seafarers have become a severe problem over the last decade. The dilemma has now been identified as a global issue that is more likely to worsen in future.

Industry commentators generally agree that greater attention needs to be paid to both identifying the problems and finding adequate solutions to the issues that hinder the effective recruitment and retention of marine professionals. These issues if properly addressed would help stabilise the flow of qualified marine professionals to the global shipping industry. The Middle East with its growing and dynamic maritime industry is not exempt from this problem.

Human behaviour lies at the centre of both the profits and the losses of the maritime industry. The loss of life, the impact on company profits and credibility, and the vast environmental damage that can result from the loss of even a single vessel remain clear. It is therefore crucial that everyone involved in shipping has an insight, explanation and advice to help manage the human element more effectively, more safely and more profitably.

As demand for technically competent crew continues to exceed supply, this interactive session will seek to address the most salient issues, challenges and advantages facing the maritime industry in the Middle East region including:  

  • The role of human behaviour in safety at sea and the introduction and impact of unmanned ships
  • Contract ‘sweeteners’ through the offering of long-term job security and a more favourable balance for leave entitlement and incentives
  • Offering schemes to encourage more young people from the region to choose a career in the industry and the creation of cultural diversity
  • NOC mandating local workforce involvement
  • Higher funding for industry relevant university, and diploma courses as well as increasing the number of apprenticeships
  • Improving and developing more effective communication
  • Identifying both new and investing in, international crew supply markets
  • The training and education of seafarers

MODERATOR: Nikeel IDNANI, Honorary Secretary, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch

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ISSA

International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) 61st Convention
14:00 - 21:00 Al Multaqua Ballroom
Session

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The annual International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) Convention, along with its local National Association, the UAE National Ship Suppliers Association (U.N.S.S.A), is staging its 61st Convention in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME) 2016, the maritime meeting place in the Middle East.

The Convention will run from 31 October – 2 November 2016 and is a must-attend for maritime industry professionals to connect with leading shipowners, managers and suppliers; learn the latest market trends and innovative solutions; and explore new business opportunities.

For full details about the event and to register as a delegate please visit event's website www.issa2016dubai.com