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September 1 @ 10:00 am
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September 2 @ 5:00 pm

BUNKERING & SHIPPING IN TRANSITION – IBIA Conference Series 2021

Join the International Bunker Industry Association ONLINE for the second session of a two-part conference series in 2021 – Americas,  to gain first-hand insights and understanding of the challenges and successes in the bunkering and shipping sectors. The Conference will bring together the global bunkering and shipping industry for networking, create a platform for engagement with industry and government, and shared learning.

If you wish to become a speaker or sponsor this event, please contact Sofia Konstantopoulou Sofia.Konstantopoulou@ibia.net

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Day 1 1st September, 2021

Please note: the time is CST Houston USA
09:55

Welcome Address

Unni Einemo – Director and IMO Representative, IBIA 

10:00

SESSION ONE: The IMO and Energy Transition – Focus on the Americas

Gain first-hand insights of how the regulatory landscape is changing.

Moderator: J. Stephen Simms – Simms Showers Llp

Panelists:

  • Unni Einemo – Director and IMO Representative, IBIA 
  • Alexis X. Rodriguez  – Environmental Protection Specialist Panama Canal Authority
  • Andrew Rakestraw – Senior Adviser,  Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, USA
11:15

SESSION TWO: Regional Suppliers - Recovering COVID-19

Is COVID-19 still preventing the world from returning to normal. What is the post-covid impact on the bunkering & shipping industry? Are business models changing in 2021 and should do things differently? Our expert panel will discuss any specific trends for 2021 due to the effects of COVID-19.

Moderator: Jack Jordan – Managing Editor, Ship & Bunker

Panelists:

  • Milan Abovich – Bunker Manager, Copec Marine Fuels
  • Zack Stansbury – Commercial Director, GCC Supply and Trading
  • Georgia Kounalakis – Managing Director, Bunker One USA
  • Alberto Marti Biurrarena – Director, Triton Energy
12:05

SESSION THREE: Updating on VLSFO

2020 saw the induction of VLSFO blends, which are very different from the HSFOs that dominated the market previously. Our expert panel will discuss the impact on fuel quality and operational issues, and whether the ISO:8217 specification is still sufficient.

Moderator: Unni Einemo, Director and IMO Representative, IBIA

Panelists:

  • Wajdi Abdmessih – President, Seahawk Services
  • Hauk Wahl – Business Development Manager, Intertek Lintec
  • Jack Grogan – Senior Account Manager, VPS
13:05

SESSION FOUR: Alternative fuels for Shipping

The need to reduce emissions of air pollutants like SOx and NOx has already been driving the industry toward new types of cleaner-burning fuels. Going forward, the decarbonization drive will have an even bigger impact.

The IMO has set 2030 and 2050 targets for reducing the carbon intensity of international shipping, and a minimum 50% reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions by 2050. Shipowners need future fuel options. What are the alternatives in the near to medium term, and how can the bunker industry adapt and be part of the transition toward low and zero-carbon fuels?

Join industry experts introducing what we should expect in the years ahead.

Moderator: Nigel Draffin – Consultant

Panelists:

  • Frédéric Meyer  – Strategy Director, TOTAL Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS)
  • Stephen H. Crolius – President, Carbon Neutral Consulting/The Ammonia Energy Association
  • Helle Graesdal – Head of Bunkers/Alliance Executive, Frontline and Golden Ocean 
  • Peter Keller – Chairman, Sea LNG
  • Anita Gajadhar  – Managing Director, Proman Marketing, Logistics and Shipping
  • Chris Chatterton – COO, Methanol Institute
  • Rhiannah Carver – Director, EPMO and Sustainability, CSL Group

 

 

14:10

How a Large Diversified Shipowner is Managing the Energy Transition

IBIA’s Unni Einemo talks to our guest speaker Budd Darr, Executive Vice President,
Maritime Policy and Government Affairs for the MSC Group in an exclusive 1:1 Dialogue.

  • Unni Einemo – Director and IMO Representative, IBIA 
  • Bud Darr – Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group
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Day Two 2nd September, 2021

Please note: the time is CST Houston USA
10:00

SESSION FIVE: Bunkering and Digitalisation

Before the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped global commerce, there was an increase in digital activity within the bunkering space. New ways of working have been developed. In this panel discussion, join new and established players in the online bunker procurement space to discuss what digital bunkering has to offer the industry.

Moderator: J. Stephen Simms – Simms Showers Llp

Panelists: 

  • Gerry Van Geyzel – Founder and CEO, ClearLynx Llc
  • Alok Sharma – Senior Vice President, Master Marine, INATECH ETRM Bunkering & Shipping Solution
  • Soren Meyer – CEO,  Zero North 
  • Jeff Mildner – Founder, Vortex Development Group
  • Christian Plum – Co-founder, Bunkermetric 
  • Nikolas Gkikas – CEO, Nereus Digital Bunkers
11:05

SESSION SIX: Credit Risk

As banks pull their financing against a backdrop of bankruptcies and fraudulent activity, understanding and dealing with credit and risk management has never been more critical. Get the insights you need by joining industry heavyweights for this panel discussion.

Moderator: Jason Silber – Managing Director, Seacred

Panelists:

  • Felix Yamasato – Senior Analyst, Infospectrum
  • Roger Dekkers -Group Trade Finance Director, Monjasa
  • Kostas Ladis – Sales & Purchase Manager, B&L Transoil (Holdings) 
  • John Phillips – Director/Consultant, Awyr Las Ltd

 

 

12:05

SESSION SEVEN: The return of the Cruise industry

The return of the Cruise Industry:  COVID 19 led caused authorities around the world to ban cruises.  The news brought stories of the virus spreading among cruise passengers stranded aboard vessels, where ports would not admit them for treatment.  Although losing hundreds of millions of dollars as cruise ships were out of operation, with the availability of vaccination and more known about the virus, the cruise industry is pressing for a return to operation.  This session focuses on the cruise industry’s preparation for that return and lessons learned which may increase future industry efficiencies and attractiveness to customers and bunker providers.

Moderator: Eric Evans, Consultant

Panelists: 

  • Michael Mcnamara – Vise President, Carnival
  • Bud Darr – Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group

 

13:00

SESSION EIGHT: Buyers Panel

The Challenges of Buying Bunkers During 2 Years of Historic Disruption – Hear the Americas leading bunker buyers talk about the issues they faced with price, quality, availability and operations.

Moderator: Sandi Ennor – President, Transparensea Fuels, LLC

Panelists: 

  • Ángel Canessa – General Manager, Head of Bunker Procurement & Fleet Management, Ultranav
  • Frank Dahan – Director, Transportation Services and Global Fuel Strategy, CSL Group
  • Matias Engel – Bunkers, Hafnia

 

Speakers

  • Milan Abovich – Bunker Manager, Copec Marine Fuels View full bio
  • Wajdi Abdmessih - President, Seahawk Services View full bio
  • Ángel Canessa - General Manager, Head of Bunker Procurement & Fleet Management, Ultranav View full bio
  • Rhiannah Carver - Director, EPMO and Sustainability, CSL Group View full bio
  • Chris Chatterton - COO, Methanol Institute  View full bio
  • Stephen H. Crolius, President and Co-Founder, Carbon-Neutral Consulting, View full bio
  • Frank Dahan - Director, Transportation Services and Global Fuel Strategy, CSL Group View full bio
  • Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group View full bio
  • Roger Dekkers, Group Trade Finance Director, Monjasa Group View full bio
  • Nigel Draffin, Consultant View full bio
  • Unni Einemo, Director, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) View full bio
  • Matias Engel - Bunkers, Hafnia View full bio
  • Sandi Ennor - President, Transparensea Fuels, LLC View full bio
  • Eric Evans, Energy and Fuel Consultant View full bio
  • Anita Gajadhar  - Managing Director, Proman Marketing, Logistics and Shipping View full bio
  • Nikolas Gkikas - CEO, Nereus Digital Bunkers View full bio
  • Jack Grogan - Senior Account Manager, VPS View full bio
  • Helle Graesdal - Head of Bunkers/Alliance Executive, Frontline and Golden Ocean  View full bio
  • Jack Jordan - Managing Editor, Ship & Bunker View full bio
  • Peter I. Keller, Principal, Peter I. Keller and Associates, LLC View full bio
  • Georgia Kounalakis - Managing Director, Bunker One USA Inc. View full bio
  • Kostas Ladis - Sales & Purchase Manager, B&L TRANSOIL (HOLDINGS) LTD View full bio
  • Alberto Marti Biurrarena - Director, Triton Energy View full bio
  • Michael Mcnamara - Vise President, Carnival View full bio
  • Soren Meyer - CEO,  Zero North  View full bio
  • Frédéric Meyer, Head of Strategy & Projects, Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) View full bio
  • Jeff Mildner - Founder, Vortex Development Group View full bio
  • John Phillips - Director/Consultant, Awyr Las Ltd View full bio
  • Christian Plum - Co-Founder of BunkerMetric View full bio
  • Andrew Rakestraw - Senior Adviser,  Special Presidential Envoy for Climate View full bio
  • Alexis X. Rodriguez  - Environmental Protection Specialist Panama Canal Authority View full bio
  • Alok Sharma, Senior Vice President, Inatech View full bio
  • Jason Silber - Managing Director, Seacred View full bio
  • J. Stephen Simms - Simms Showers Llp View full bio
  • Zack Stansbury - Commercial Director, GCC Supply and Trading View full bio
  • Gerry Van Geyzel - Founder and CEO, Clearlynx Llc View full bio
  • Hauk Wahl - Business Development Manager, Intertek Lintec View full bio
  • Felix Yamasato - Senior Analyst, Infospectrum View full bio