Agenda

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Third Party

ADMIRALTY A Future with ECDIS Seminar
11:00 - 13:00 First Floor, Meeting Room C, DWTC
Hosted by ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions
Head of OEM Technical Support & Digital Standards
UK Hydrographic Office

Sponsored by:

Achieve the full benefits of ECDIS with our free technical seminar.

To fully realise the potential of ECDIS a ship manager has to be constantly aware of advances in technology that will enhance safety and bring performance benefits.  This will involve:

> Cyber security – risk assessments, insurance and crew training
> Connected ECDIS – back of bridge developments, S-mode, HD ENCs
> Maritime connectivity - how developments in satellite communications are enabling the transfer of Big Data
> Software and hardware maintenance - predictive equipment maintenance, IHO updates and regulatory compliance

REGISTER HERE for a fully interactive seminar.  If you need guidance on any of the above topics and more, join your peers for this opportunity to share knowledge, concerns and industry insight with experts from the UK Hydrographic Office.  Lunch will be served after the seminar.

HFW Legal Clinic – Collisions / Allisions / Salvage
12:00 - 13:00 Knowledge & Networking Lounge, Hall 6
Hosted by HFW

Sponsored by:

  • How do you respond effectively to marine casualties?
  • What claims arise out of collisions?
  • What rules govern and regulate marine allisions? Are they the same as collisions? Can pilots be liable?
  • Are there any limits of liability for shipowners and operators? What is the international position and is it the same in the Middle East?
  • What is salvage? Do salvors have a right for a reward?
  • Do cargo interests contribute to the award given to salvors?
Navigating Connectivity while at Sea
12:00 - 13:30 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by IEC Telecom and Inmarsat
Vice Chairman
Nautical Institute UAE Branch
Senior Vice President Market Strategy
Inmarsat Maritime
Marine Superintendent
Mercan Group
Secretary
Nautical Institute UAE Branch
Managing Director
IEC Telecom Middle East

Sponsored by:

This panel discussion will cover the importance of connectivity in today’s environment, in order to be able to retain crew and drive overall business productivity.

  • Today, connectivity is about more than just social media and web surfing. More than 50,000 merchant ships cross the oceans every day, signalling the need for fast and efficient communications aboard vessels and between land and sea.
  • To address critical communication needs for businesses at sea, it is important that all segments, including bulk carriers, container ships, cargo, tankers, FPSOs, fishing vessels, cruise ships and yachting and leisure are covered. This includes issues relating to network flexibility, budgets, crew welfare and remote management and support.

The ability to facilitate improved crew communications, online access and seamless operational performance is driving demand for new solutions and accelerating a new era for maritime connectivity.

To learn more about the latest maritime connectivity solutions, register for IEC Telecom and Inmarsat’s session at http://bit.ly/NavigatingConnectivity

Leading the way in Digital Transformation in shipping: Up close and personal with the CIO of Topaz
14:00 - 15:00 Knowledge & Networking Lounge, Hall 6
Hosted by Orange Business Services
Head of IT
Topaz Energy & Marine
Regional Director, Digital Transformation, MEA
Orange Business Services

Sponsored by:

UAE Maritime Future Leaders Seminar
08:30 - 13:30 Keynote Theatre, Hall 8
Organised by Dubai Maritime Cluster Office
Director
Dubai Maritime Cluster Office
Executive Director of Maritime Transport
Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime
Executive Management Officer
Gulf Craft
Deputy Harbour Master, Head of Marine Traffic & Safety
Port of Fujairah
Chief Commercial Officer, UAE Region
DP World
Head of Commercial Operations
Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, Solent University
Managing Director
Intertanko
Senior Research Engineer
DNV GL
General Manager New Technology
Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions
Principal Marine Consultant Engineer, FOBAS
Lloyd’s Register

Sponsored by:

0830 - 0930 UAE Session
H.E. Eng. Hessa Bint Ahmed Al Malek, Executive Director of Maritime Transport, Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime
H.E. Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commecial Officer, DP World
H.E. Abeer Alshaali, Executive Management Officer, Gulf Craft
Captain Taleb Al Yamahi, Deputy Harbour Master, Port of Fujairah
Nawfal Al Jourani, Director, Dubai Maritime Cluster Office

Moderator: Katharina Stanzel, Managing Director, Intertanko

0930 – 1010 Intelligent Shipping: just how smart are we?
There is much more to smart shipping than autonomous ships. What are the tangible benefits and efficiencies offered by intelligent shipping technologies in the short term and how are they likely to affect the traditional ways in which ships are managed and operated?
Jörgen Strandberg, General Manager New Technology, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions

1010 – 1050 The 2020 fuel challenge: are we ready?
With the deadline looming for IMO’s global 0.5% sulphur regime on January 1 2020, the industry has to make up its mind between the alternative options of compliant fuel, scrubber technology and LNG, with massive implications for shipowners, the ports and the fuel supply sectors. This session will consider the alternatives and their consequences, with emphasis on how Dubai and the UAE are responding to the challenge.
Timothy Wilson, Principal Marine Consultant Engineer, FOBAS, Lloyd's Register

1050 – 1110 Coffee Break

1110 – 1150 Security from cyber-attack: how safe are we?
Cyber security is a moving target. What does experience show about the level of risk and the nature of the threat? What systems are available to protect and respond?
Jason Stefanatos, Senior Research Engineer, DNV GL

1150 – 1230 Building an innovation cluster: how well informed are we?
Maritime education, research and development are key ingredients for success as a global maritime hub. Using examples from other regions, and matching them to local circumstances, what are the next steps towards the development of Dubai and the UAE as a centre of excellence, with a high skilled and well-motivated maritime workforce?
Lars Lippuner, Head of Commercial Operations, Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, Solent University

1230 – 1320 Interactive Round Table Discussion
An opportunity for further discussion between the four expert speakers and Q&A from the floor.

1320 – 1330 Closing remarks
Nawfal Al Jourani, Director, Dubai Maritime Cluster Office

For more information please visit www.maritimeleaders.com

Saudi Arabia’s new mega yard – an opportunity for the whole region? (by invitation only)
09:30 - 11:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by International Maritime Industries (IMI)
Chief Financial Officer
International Maritime Industries
International Maritime Industries
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer – Zones A & D (MRO & New Build Rigs),
International Maritime Industries
Editor
Seatrade Maritime Review
Chief Operating Officer - Zones B & C
(New Build Ships & OSV’s) International Maritime Industries

Sponsored by:

  • What is the long-term vision of the largest yard in the Middle East?
  • What are key benefits and opportunities for suppliers, ship operators and shipowners?
  • What support can IMI provide to companies wishing to setup in Saudi Arabia?

In this Q&A breakfast meeting, delegates will get an exclusive opportunity to ask questions directly to a panel of executive directors from IMI.

Speakers:
Fathi K. Al Saleem, Chief Executive Officer, International Maritime Industries
Emad Al Humam, Chief Financial Officer, International Maritime Industries
Yi Seong Kang, Chief Operating Officer – Zones B & C (New Build Ships & OSV’s), International Maritime Industries
George Gourlay, Chief Operating Officer – Zones A & D (MRO & New Build Rigs), International Maritime Industries

Session Moderator:
Bob Jaques, Editor, Seatrade Maritime Review

RSVP: [email protected] 

Ballast Water Management: Knowledge is Compliance
11:00 - 12:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by Ecochlor
Managing Director
Ecochlor

Sponsored by:

ADMIRALTY A Future with ECDIS Seminar
11:00 - 13:00 First Floor, Meeting Room C, DWTC
Hosted by ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions
Head of OEM Technical Support & Digital Standards
UK Hydrographic Office

Sponsored by:

Achieve the full benefits of ECDIS with our free technical seminar.

To fully realise the potential of ECDIS a ship manager has to be constantly aware of advances in technology that will enhance safety and bring performance benefits.  This will involve:

  • Cyber security – risk assessments, insurance and crew training
  • ​Connected ECDIS – back of bridge developments, S-mode, HD ENCs
  • Maritime connectivity - how developments in satellite communications are enabling the transfer of Big Data
  • Software and hardware maintenance - predictive equipment maintenance, IHO updates and regulatory compliance

REGISTER HERE for a fully interactive seminar.  If you need guidance on any of the above topics and more, join your peers for this opportunity to share knowledge, concerns and industry insight with experts from the UK Hydrographic Office.  Lunch will be served after the seminar.

HFW Legal Clinic – Ship Arrest in the Middle East / Liens / Agent and Freight Forwarder’s Liability
12:00 - 13:00 Knowledge & Networking Lounge, Hall 6
Hosted by HFW

Sponsored by:

  • Are owners liable for charterers not paying bunkers suppliers?
  • Can the vessel be arrested for charterers' liability to third parties?
  • What do actions in rem mean? What is the position in the Middle East?
  • Can owners detain the cargo for non-payment of hire or freight? What is a lien?
  • Are ship agents liable with their principals towards pollution / detention charges?
  • Is a booking agent or freight forwarder liable for cargo damage?
Maritime cyber security risk and how to mitigate it
12:30 - 14:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by CSO Alliance
Senior Technical Advisor, Sales and Marketing Maritime Solutions, Communications, Intelligence & Security
AIRBUS Defence and Space
Sales and Marketing Maritime Solutions, Communications, Intelligence & Security
AIRBUS Defence and Space
Managing Director
CSO Alliance

Sponsored by:

We will provide an oversight of the current risks faced by shipowners, their crews, ports and the maritime supply chain and outline the risk management steps required to mitigate these issues with insights to help your colleagues, management, board and shareholders to go forward as one. 

You will leave recognising the benefits of sharing the reporting of maritime criminality and through collaborating garner a better and real time understanding of the issues we collectively face with the outcome of overall improving our ability to protect against maritime criminal activity in all its forms. 

BIMCO SmartCon - The NEW generation of charter party editor
17:00 - 18:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by BIMCO
Product Manager
BIMCO
IT Director
BIMCO

Sponsored by:

SmartCon is the new generation of contract editing tools developed using the latest technology from Microsoft. It is using Word versions of our contracts to provide a seamless integration with the workflows of shipping professionals.

 

The Evolution of Maritime Regulations in the GCC
08:30 - 13:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)
Director of Maritime Transport Affairs
FTA
Secretary General
GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre
Senior Associate
Al Tamimi & Co
Acting Chairman and Secretary General
EMAC
Editor
Seatrade Maritime Review
Case Manager
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)
Managing Director
Emarat Maritime
Legal Director
Clyde & Co
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
Managing Partner
Ince & Co
Director General of Maritime Affairs
Ministry of Transport & Communications, Oman

Sponsored by:

As the region continues to grow, GCC countries align with international best practice across sectors to support the seamless flow of trade through maritime. 

This EMAC sponsored seminar will highlight some of the latest international regulatory changes affecting and adopted by the various nations within the GCC.  
In addition, discussions will include the dispute resolution options available to the maritime sector in the region.

Seminar Programme

0850 – 0930      Opening Address
Majid Obaid Bin Bashir, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of EMAC

                           Keynote Address
Ahmed Najem Abdulla Al Najem, Secretary General, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre

0930 – 1030      Updates on maritime regulations in the GCC
Introductions by Majid Obaid Bin Bashir, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of EMAC

  • UAE’s membership with the IMO - Capt Abdulla Darwish Al Hayyas, Director of Maritime Transport Affairs, FTA
  • Bahrain Updates - Mr Mahmood Alaraibi, Senior Associate, Al Tamimi & Co
  • Oman Updates - Dr Rashid Bin Mohamed Al-Kiyumi, Director General of Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transport & Communications, Sultanate of Oman

1030 – 1050     Refreshment Break

1050 – 1150     Updates on maritime regulations in the GCC

  • KSA Updates - Mr Rizwan Osman, Legal Director, Clyde & Co
  • Kuwait Updates - Mr Ali Shehab Ahmed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
  • Q&A

1150 – 1210     Refreshment Break

1210 – 1300      Updates on maritime arbitration in the GCC region
Moderated by Robert Jaques, Editor in Chief, Seatrade Maritime Review 

  • The value in specialised arbitration – Ms Rania Tadros, Managing Partner, Ince & Co
  • The commercial value of ADR – Capt Jitendra Misra, Managing Director, Emarat Maritime
  • EMAC’s role in arbitration/mediation – Ms Jyothi Mani, Case Manager, EMAC
     
  • 1300-1400     Networking Lunch

To register*, please click here: https://registration.n200.com/survey/1tnr9k9ri3nsc?actioncode=EMAC1 

*Please note: if you have already pre-registered for Seatrade Maritime Middle East as a visitor, your badge will entitle you to enter the above seminar

Japan Day - Japan ship machinery and equipment seminar
10:30 - 16:00 Keynote Theatre, Hall 8
Hosted by Middle East Fuji and Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA)

Sponsored by:

A series of presentations by Japanese ship machinery and equipment suppliers.

For the full seminar details and to register, please visit the UAE-Japan Day website: http://www.jsmea.or.jp/en/seminar/2018/uae/

 

HFW Legal Clinic - Risk management in shipping joint ventures: exploring key concerns for joint venture partners entering the UAE market
12:00 - 13:00 Knowledge & Networking Lounge, Hall 6
Hosted by HFW

Sponsored by:

An interactive session covering some typical risk management issues in establishing joint ventures in the UAE shipping market, including tips on how to plan effectively at the outset to mitigate against common pitfalls arising in the future. Topics for discussion will include:

  • Analysing legal structures which best reflect commercial objectives
  • Exploring the set-up options for new ventures and the regulatory framework applicable in the UAE
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the joint venture structures available; role of financial investors
  • Key legal considerations at the negotiation stage; agreeing material inputs, future funding obligations, business operations, commercial and technical management
  • Management control and decision making; how to deal with disagreements, deadlock and default
  • Exit strategy, termination and other changes; planning for a 'commercial' casualty

SMME

Smart ports and smart carriers
12:00 - 13:30 Keynote Theatre, Hall 8
In association with DP World
Head of Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation
International Maritime Organization
Chief Executive Officer
Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports
Chief Commercial Officer, UAE Region
DP World
Board Member
V-Group and BIMCO
Senior Vice President - Engineering and Technology
ABS
Regional Director, Digital Transformation, MEA
Orange Business Services

Optimizing the digital ecosystem for the supply chain

Prominent players in the region’s maritime and logistics sector will join technology innovators in debating the industry’s pathway towards digitalization, and what the new revolutionary technologies may mean for the future:

  • Has the maritime and supply chain sector been slower to adopt digital technology than other major industries like banking and finance?  Why is this, and what can be done both to accelerate adoption whilst encouraging collaboration?
  • What are the differences in the ways that ports and carriers are approaching digitalization technology?  How can any differences best be managed to ensure maximum supply chain efficiency?
  • As the market leaders embrace full scale digitalization, what are the consequences for smaller players with less appetite for new technology investment?
  • With the industry already technology dependent, the need for an industry wide secure cyber environment becomes ever more acute. Will robust new technologies like Blockchain provide a solution?
  • What new AI enabled applications and devices are emerging, and what are the potential benefits and challenges for the industry they offer?
  • From automation at port side to autonomous vehicles, the range of port operations that can be automated is considerable. How far and how fast is the ports industry responding?
  • What will be the impact of high value technology and automation on employment in the industry?  Is it a case of machines versus men?
The Seatrade Parliamentary Debate - Motion: “This House believes that the shipping industry is not ready to embrace smart shipping”
14:30 - 16:00 Keynote Theatre, Hall 8
Sponsored by ABS
Senior Vice President Market Strategy
Inmarsat Maritime
Managing Partner
Fichte & Co
Managing Director
Precious Shipping
Chief Executive Officer
Topaz Energy and Marine
Senior Vice President Concepts & Innovation
Rolls-Royce Marine
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
Chief Operations Officer
Oman Ship Management Company

Sponsored by:

Smart Shipping has the potential to transform the fundamentals of ship operation, with digital technology and big data driving radical new solutions up to and including autonomous ships.  But what does the industry actually want from these new technologies, how real are the efficiencies they offer and what changes to the regulatory framework would be needed prior to significant implementation?

The debate at Seatrade Maritime Middle East will bring together six leading figures from the industry in the region and around the world to debate these fundamental questions.  Three will speak for the motion and three against it.  This will be followed by a floor debate involving members of the audience and then, following a summary of the arguments on both sides, a vote will be taken on the motion. 

Debate Chairman:
Jasamin Fichte, Managing Partner, Fichte & Co

Speakers for the motion:
Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, Precious Shipping
Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
Captain David Stockley, Chief Operating Officer, Oman Ship Management Company

Speakers against the motion:
Drew Brandy, SVP Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat
René Kofod-Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Topaz Energy and Marine
Oskar Levander, Senior Vice President Concepts & Innovation, Rolls Royce Marine

Original Intelligence: Maritime's human backbone
15:00 - 15:55 Keynote Theatre, Hall 8
In association with Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch
Head of Fleet Division
D&K Holdings LLC
Team Leader, Fleet Personnel
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
Fleet Personnel Manager
Simatech Shipping & Forwarding LLC
Managing Director
Abojeb Company
Honorary Secretary
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch
Director, Crew Management and Training
Hapag Lloyd AG, United Arab Shipping Company Ltd branch

Sponsored by:

In a world of headlines dominated by autonomy, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, “people” can be easily forgotten. This session discusses the importance of the human element in maritime safety, security and environmental protection.

Can going green save the green?
16:05 - 17:00 Keynote Theatre, Hall 8
In association with Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch
Senior Vice President, Ship Management
ADNOC Logistics & Services
Middle East & Africa Area, Marine Director
RINA S.p.A.
Global Application Manager, Marine Fuels and Lubricants
Alfa Laval
Executive Business Development & Innovation Manager
M3 Marine Technology
Honorary Secretary
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch
Technical Manager Middle East
Sigma Paints

Sponsored by:

The IMO has agreed to cut shipping’s total GHG emissions by 50% by 2050 and pursue efforts to phase out these emissions altogether. While some industry bodies praised the strategy, others criticized it for not being ambitious or direct enough in outlining decarbonization measures.

Merchant shipping as the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation is essential for future sustainable economic growth. With the IMO going into a ‘green’ overdrive to regulate merchant shipping, the panel will deliberate whether shipping can continue to provide a dependable, low-cost means of transporting goods globally, facilitating commerce and helping to create prosperity among nations and peoples.

Supporting Organisation

Nautical Institute UAE Branch Seminar
16:00 - 18:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by Nautical Institute UAE Branch
Vice Chairman
Nautical Institute UAE Branch
Senior Vice President Market Strategy
Inmarsat Maritime
Marine Superintendent
Mercan Group
Chairman
Nautical Institute UAE Branch
Managing Director
IEC Telecom Middle East

Sponsored by:

Nautical Institute UAE Branch AGM followed by Navigating Connectivity while at Sea

IEC Telecom gives Seatrade Maritime Middle East attendees and Nautical Institute Members a second chance to discuss the importance of connectivity in today’s environment, in order to be able to retain crew and drive overall business productivity.

  • Today, connectivity is about more than just social media and web surfing. More than 50,000 merchant ships cross the oceans every day, signalling the need for fast and efficient communications aboard vessels and between land and sea.
  • To address critical communication needs for businesses at sea, it is important that all segments, including bulk carriers, container ships, cargo, tankers, FPSOs, fishing vessels, cruise ships and yachting and leisure are covered. This includes issues relating to network flexibility, budgets, crew welfare and remote management and support.

The ability to facilitate improved crew communications, online access and seamless operational performance is driving demand for new solutions and accelerating a new era for maritime connectivity.

Decommissioning of Offshore Platforms
14:30 - 16:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects UAE Branch
Executive Director, Oceanus Offshore Sector
ADNOC's Arzanah Decommissioning Project
Managing Director
Trans Asia Pipe Line Services
Director, Asset Management & Decommissioning
Lloyd's Register
Offshore Installation Manager, Subsea Middle East & India
Technip FMC
Chairman, RINA UAE Branch and Managing Director
Great Waters Maritime LLC

Sponsored by:

The effective decommissioning of aging offshore platforms, subsea wells, and related assets is one of the most important technical and business challenges facing the oil and gas industry today and in the future. More than 600 decommissioning projects are expected to be disposed of during the next five years worldwide.  Decommissioning project opportunities exist in the Middle East, Caspian, Angola, Nigeria, North Sea and GOM.

Increasingly stringent decommissioning regulations are coming into force from governing authorities at the same time as the inventory of structures nearing end-of-life status is getting larger and more complex to decommission.

Decommissioning activities in deeper water and harsh environments, involving complex structures comprising hundreds of wells and miles of risers tied back to large platforms, present enormous challenges when planning the removal of these assets. 

The Power of Gender Diversity
14:00 - 16:00 Breakout Theatre, Hall 6
Hosted by Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), UAE Branch
Head of Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation
International Maritime Organization
Chief Executive Officer
Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports
Executive Director of Maritime Transport
Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime
SVP Group People
DP World
Royal Ambassador
WISTA UAE
Managing Partner
Fichte & Co
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
Founder and Managing Director
E Treanor Media
Executive Director
Emirates Zone

Sponsored by:

This session will be fully interactive with five currently relevant topics from the gender diversity angle to be discussed by the panel, following which the audience can take part in a poll. The outcome of the poll will be discussed with the panel members and next steps will be agreed.  

  1. Is the industry still reluctant to give equal opportunities to women?
  2. Is smart shipping a threat or an opportunity for women?
  3. What are the negative stereotypes against women in maritime and how can they be overcome?
  4. How would your business benefit from gender equality?
  5. How to empower more females in the maritime sector?