Agenda

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10:00 - 11:00 Operational Excellence Theatre
Panel Discussion
Founder Director
CS Offshore DMCC
Chief Executive Officer
Synergy Offshore FZ LLE
Managing Partner
Fichte & Co Legal
Chairman
Makamin Offshore Saudi Ltd

As the industry braces itself during uncertain and unpredictable times, a panel of experts looks at other regions for alternative opportunities in the industry.

  • Iran
  • Saudi Arabia
  • West Africa

MODERATOR: ​Fazel Fazelbhoy, Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Offshore

*Please note that programme is subject to change.

Technical Forum Panel 1: Optimising operations using existing technology - READ MORE HERE ->
11:15 - 12:15 Knowledge Theatre
In association with IMarEST
Marine Advisor, Offshore Projects
ZADCO
Engineer Marine Maintenance
Marine Operations Group
Honorary Secretary
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch
General Manager
Zamil Offshore Services
Managing Director
Albwardy Damen
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, International Division
SEACOR Offshore Dubai LLC

Held in association with

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) UAE branch, in conjunction with Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workkoats Middle East, will be hosting two panel discussions to examine the viability of harnessing overall savings in offshore operations. Doyens of the industry will be on the panel and share their insights in action-packed interactive sessions with the audience. As with previous IMarEST events, this forum will attract numerous leading thought leaders and experts from the maritime sector who will pull out all the stops on this unbiased technical platform creating awareness for the attendees on what the maritime industry needs to do to respond to future trends. 

Panel 1: Optimising operations using existing technology 

Discussions during this highly stimulating opening session held under the theme of ‘Optimizing operations using existing technology’, will focus on maintenance strategies, OSV designs, optimizing use of assets, disruption to safe operations when cold stacking vessels and other ad hoc topics raised by the audience.  The experienced diverse panel will contribute with knowledge transfer and exchange of pragmatic visions giving participants an opportunity to understand more fully, current technology trends commensurate with operational efficiency opportunities. Those lateral thinkers have been invited as panellists who are known to up the ante of discussions. Come witness first-hand the esteemed speakers who promise to inform, advise and educate, in a relaxed yet professional environment – specifically created to enable delegates leverage the experience of peers about the best ideas and innovations in the industry.  

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

Technical Forum Panel 2: Future-proofing the offshore industry - READ MORE HERE >
12:30 - 13:30 Knowledge Theatre
In association with IMarEST
Segment Director, Special Ships
DNV GL
Chief Executive Officer
Synergy Offshore FZ LLE
Managing Director
Ulstein Asia Pte Ltd
Honorary Secretary
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch
SVP Concepts & Innovation, Digital & Systems
Rolls-Royce Marine
Fleet Manager, MEBU
Miclyn Express Offshore

Held in association with

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) UAE branch, in conjunction with Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workkoats Middle East, will be hosting two panel discussions to examine the viability of harnessing overall savings in offshore operations. Doyens of the industry will be on the panel and share their insights in action-packed interactive sessions with the audience. As with previous IMarEST events, this forum will attract numerous leading thought leaders and experts from the maritime sector who will pull out all the stops on this unbiased technical platform creating awareness for the attendees on what the maritime industry needs to do to respond to future trends. 

Panel 2: Future-proofing the offshore industry

This session will look at how the maritime landscape is changing tack to adjust to an altering business environment. With fierce competition, only vessels which are commercially viable will be absorbed in the market. Relevant stakeholders need to understand how ship designs must adapt by being fit for purpose and safe. Concurrently, technology is deemed to play a bigger part in shipping. The panel will discuss how the maritime industry needs to evolve from being traditionally data-poor to harnessing the power of Big Data enabling better decision-making. Will digitization inevitably drive the industry in a new direction? If so, when can we expect tangible changes? Will regulations be adapted quick enough in the face of disruptive change? The panellists who are recognized industry leaders representing progressive ship owners, contemporary yards, innovative classification societies, world-class energy field operators and cutting-edge equipment manufacturers will forecast the acceptance of new technologies. In this not-to-be-missed opportunity, the audience will keep abreast of the most pressing industry matters and ask pertinent questions about how an efficient and innovative approach will solve tomorrow’s known and unknown maritime challenges. 

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

New technologies - opportunities for tomorrow - READ MORE HERE ->
14:15 - 16:05 Operational Excellence Theatre
Power 30's: Innovative, safe and efficient vessels for the future
Marine & Offshore Manager - Middle East & Africa
Lloyd's Register
Managing Director
Ulstein Asia Pte Ltd
Business Development Manager, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Solutions Oy
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Genoil

The following Power 30’s look at ways in which companies can improve their efficiency by managing their green agenda / ship design and the implementation of these practices into the current business strategy to optimise their performance.

MODERATOR: Captain Tony Field, Marine & Offshore Manager - Middle East & Africa, Lloyd's Register
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14:15- 14:45: Alternative Shipping Fuels

Speaker: Johnny Kackur, Business Development Manager, Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä Solutions Oy

Synopsis: The emission legislations coming into force are a game changer and alternative fuels beyond heavy fuel oil are being reviewed. Alternative fuels in combination with further advanced propulsion machinery technologies offer more sustainable, efficient and cheaper through-life options for ship owners and operators:

  • Alternative fuels
  • Further advanced propulsion machineries
  • Hybrid and battery powered vessels

Wärtsilä, a leading marine engineering innovator in propulsion technologies, will reveal the fascinating operational and cost-saving benefits today and into the future for operators and ship owners in the Middle East. 
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12:20 - 12:50: Disruption is good for design creativity

Speaker: Gunnar Haug, Managing Director, Ulstein Asia Pte Ltd

Synopsis: The aim of this session is to look forward to the time when OSV operators will be able to start ordering new vessels again, and what options they may have at that time as a result of design and technological developments.

The session will look at the following:

  • Long-term competitiveness is created in times of turbulence
  • Offshore Support Vessel experience is an asset for entering new market arenas
  • Experience with sophisticated vessels taught us how to simplify future designs
  • Design simplicity while maintaining capability
  • New design methodologies and philosophies cutting overall project time and cost

Growth in the wind energy sector, installation and support vessel opportunities
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13:00 - 13:30: MARPOL 2020 Bunker Fuel Sulphur Compliance

Speaker: J.R. Owens, Vice President & COO, Genoil

Synopsis: Genoil has developed a proprietary technology, the Genoil Hydroconversion Upgrader. The technology greatly enhances the performance of a fixed bed reactor, increasing the rates of desulphurization by up to 95%, thereby increasing performance and lowering costs.

This session will look at why this technology could be a key development for the workboat sector in the Gulf, and the far reaching benefits for both operators and bunkering ports.
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What are Power 30's
These are targeted sessions aimed at solution finding for the offshore marine and workboat industry.

This series of sessions will give you an opportunity to listen to experts in their respective fields. Each session is followed by an opportunity to 'Ask the Expert' for their industry advice - make sure you register today to take advantage of this unique opportunity!