Conference Focus: Top Picks for Offshore Vessel Owners, Operators and Managers

Throughout the conference agenda at Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME), you’ll be able to join an array of critical conversations and important debates – but if you can’t attend each session, it's important to know which ones will you benefit the most from. 

To help you plan your time at SOMWME, we've put together our top conference picks for offshore vessel owners, operators and managers.

Opening Keynote – The Case for Optimism

Sponsored by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

11:00 – 12:30pm | Monday 23 September

Signs of optimism and increased E&P spending have encouraged the belief that the offshore marine market is on its way back.  Is that optimism justified - or are current conditions the new norm for the industry?

The Case for Optimism will see a panel of leading influencers take to the stage to give their views on the pace of recovery in the offshore marine market...

  • 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?

Expect indispensable insight and exciting debate – this session is the industry assembly of the year that you won't want to miss.

Speakers Announced so Far Include

  • Todd Benjamin International Journalist and Broadcaster, Former CNN Financial Editor
  • Robert Desai Chief Commercial Officer, Topaz Energy and Marine
  • Julian Panter Vice President, Business Development, International Maritime Industries
  • Dr Ferenc Pasztor Senior Offshore Analyst, Maritime Strategies International
  • Matthew Tremblay Senior Vice President of Global Offshore Markets, ABS

Project New Horizon – Part I

14:00 – 15:00 | Monday 23 September 2019

In the first of this exciting two-part session, you’ll be able to hear from oil companies in the Middle East about their plans for exploration and developments across the region, the Caspian and West Africa.

Moderated by Todd Benjamin, we’ll be revealing our full panel of speakers for this session in the coming weeks.

Big Data – Harnessing the Potential for Better Vessel Performance

14:00 - 15:00 | Tuesday 24 September

The use of data analytics can vastly improve a vessel’s performance and efficiency – and has the potential to create value of $20bn annually by 2030.

In this session, we’ll be delving deeper into just how big data can be used in areas such as fuel consumption, equipment management, engine optimisation and vessel profitability.

Speakers Announced so Far Include:

  • Todd Benjamin International Journalist and Broadcaster, Former CNN Financial Editor
  • Christopher Grayson Sales Manager - Europe, Middle East, and Asia, HELM Operations
  • Mike Judd Software Development Manager, Royston Diesel Power
  • Vivek Seth Managing Director, Arga Energy Consulting
  • Erwin Strik Co-Founder and Managing Director, Onboard
  • Kris Vedat Head of Information Technology, Topaz Energy and Marine