Agenda

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Welcome Coffee
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
The Case for Optimism
11:00 - 12:30
Debate
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Former CNN Financial Editor
Vice President, Strategic Development
ABS
Senior Offshore Analyst
Maritime Strategies International

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Signs of an upturn in the offshore marine market in Q1 of 2019 have meant improving utilisation and firmer rates for offshore vessel owners.  Will oil company E&P spending and rig utilisation continue to edge upwards?  Is the offshore marine market finally on the way back? And if so, what will stronger trading conditions look like for an industry sector which has endured an unprecedented period of overcapacity?

This year, in the Seatrade Offshore Marine Debate, speakers with differing market views will present the arguments for and against a sustained recovery and consider the structural changes which will inevitably follow a long-lasting downturn.  The audience will be invited to join in the debate with their views, and the session will conclude with a vote on the case for optimism.

Moderated by:
Todd Benjamin
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Former CNN Financial Editor

 

Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
Project New Horizon Part I
14:00 - 15:00
Panel Discussion
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Former CNN Financial Editor

Hear from the region’s oil companies about their plans for exploration and development over the next 3 – 5 years, with principal focus on the Middle East but extending to the Caspian and West Africa.   A look at their strategy for growth and sustainability, and the opportunities this will generate. 

Moderated by:
Todd Benjamin
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Former CNN Financial Editor

Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
Collaboration and diversification: getting the best use from your fleet in the current market
15:30 - 16:30
Panel Discussion
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Former CNN Financial Editor
Managing Director MEIS
Smit Lamnalco
Vice President, Business Development
International Maritime Industries

As the offshore upcycle in the Middle East gains traction this session looks at the challenges for fleet owners to stay competitive and adapt to current demand.  Collaboration and diversification are key, with OSV owners looking at other sectors, such as requirements in decommissioning, renewables and the repair and maintenance markets to compete with major operators.

Moderated by:
Todd Benjamin
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Former CNN Financial Editor