Elevating industry engagement: IBIA’s Eventful 2024 Calendar

Elevating industry engagement: IBIA’s Eventful 2024 Calendar

An exhilarating line-up of events and engagements set to invigorate the bunker industry in 2024.

As I have recently taken on the role of Global Head of Events, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our members for their continued and unwavering support of IBIA’s event initiatives over the years. Together with the Board, Regional Boards, Secretariat and the Events Working Group, we are eager to provide high-level engagements for our members throughout 2024.

Our year starts with a bang at the IBIA Annual Dinner 2024, currently being hosted at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, London. This event epitomises the strength and unity of our community, with over 1,100 members and guests in attendance. We would like to express our gratitude to our generous sponsors, including Gold sponsors Arte Bunkering, Sea Crown, Oilmar, and Sohar Port, Silver sponsors Gulf Petroleum Supplies and Cockett Marine, as well as our Advertising sponsors, Terpel, Drumo Coin, Bridge, Oldendorff, Unerco and Port of Tenerife. We eagerly anticipate showcasing the event highlights in the next edition of World Bunkering.

Looking ahead, we start April with an IBIA Member Meeting. Our Digitalisation Working Group will provide updates and engage members in discussions about their recent work and the opportunities for further involvement. Our commitment is to host these informative and interactive meetings quarterly, if not more frequently, to keep our members connected and informed.

A key event in our calendar is the IBIA Asia Gala Dinner 2024, a significant networking event in Asia, set to take place on Wednesday 17 April at the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore. Following the tremendous success of the previous year, we anticipate around 200 key industry players to grace this gala, a highlight of the Singapore Maritime Week.

The year continues with a Cocktail Evening in Athens at the onset of Posidonia in June and a notable presence at SIBCON in Singapore in October. These events offer unparalleled opportunities for networking and industry engagement. Detailed information will be made available to our members soon.

We are delighted to announce that the IBIA Annual Convention will be hosted in Athens, Greece. Given the city’s status as a global shipping hub, we expect a fully packed convention. Scheduled for 5 – 7 November, this event promises to be a melting pot of ideas, innovations, and networking opportunities.

As part of our ongoing commitment, IBIA supports numerous regional events throughout the year. Members can stay informed about these events through our Calendar pages and the Diary section in our publication, as well as our IBIA website. 

We encourage our members to actively participate in our events. Whether you wish to speak, contribute, or sponsor, IBIA provides a robust platform for engaging with industry peers and leaders. Your involvement is essential in shaping these events into dynamic and meaningful experiences.

As we navigate an exciting year, don’t miss the chance to be an integral part of our conferences and engagements. For those interested in speaking or supporting our initiatives, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Tahra Sergeant
Regional Manager (Africa) & Global Head, Events 

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