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June 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm



New Regional Dynamics & the Move to a Green Shipping Future

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08:00 Registration

09:00 Welcome Addresses


Mustafa Muhtaroglu, CEO Energy Petrol, IBIA Board Member, Conference Chairman

Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative

09:30 Keynote Speeches

10:00 Session One:

New regional Dynamics

Geopolitical events in recent months have created a massive disruption in global oil, shipping and bunker markets.  The panel will discuss these short and long term impacts and how they have been particularly destabilizing to Turkey, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

Moderator: Mustafa Muhtaroglu, CEO Energy Petrol, IBIA Board Member


Enes Tunagur, Oil Products Reporter, Argus Media

Sinan Utlu, Head of Credit, Maersk oil trading

Taha Karakan, Physical Manager, PSTV Energy DMCC | Bunker One

Cihan Ergenc, President, Turkish Ship-owners Association

Çağatay Azaklı, CFO, Unerco

Live Q&A

11:00 Networking Coffee Break

11:30 Session Two:

Clean Shipping & Decarbonisation – The Proposed Mediterranean Emission Control Area (ECA) and Shipping’s Decarbonization Goals.

The panel will discuss the Mediterranean ECA proposal that is currently being considered by IMO and its obvious impact on the regional bunker industry. In addition, progress towards IMO’s 2030 and 2050 goals and likely further regulation will be evaluated.

Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative


Nazan Özyürek, Head of Deparment, Department of Marine and Coastal Management, Directorate General of Environmental Management, Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change

Yaşar Canca, Chairman, Turkish Ship Engineers Association

Nick Walker, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Hakan Tufekçi, Founding Partner, Tufekci Law Firm

Live Q&A

14:00 Session Three:

Alternative Fuels

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 decarbonisation drive will have an even bigger impact. Which alternative fuels are currently in favour? How long will LNG remain part of the picture? When will we see the first large zero-carbon cargo ships, and how long will it take for these ships to become the majority? Join industry experts introducing what we should expect in the years ahead, how the new fuels will work in engines and what preparation needs to be done for the zero-carbon transition.

Moderator: Alexander Prokopakis , CEO ProBunkers


Methanol: Chris Chatterton, COO, Methanol Institute

Çağatay Ölken, Strategy and Sustainability Director, Tüpras

Prof. Mustafa Insel, Business Development Manager, Hidroteknik Nautical Design Ltd


15:30 Networking Coffee Break

16:00 Session Four:

Carbon Regulation: EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and Future Carbon Regulations

The EU ETS is a cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 2023 will see the ETS introduced for Carbon emissions from shipping. What will happen and when? How will this impact shipping? How will it impact Bunkering? What future carbon credits, levies and taxes will we see? What is the role of Carbon Offsets in this environment?

Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative


Cem Saral, Group CEO, Cockett

Valentina Keys, Senior Associate,Environment and Sustainability at Watson Farley & Williams

Farid Mammadli, Chief Finance Officer, AlkaGesta


20:00 Gala Dinner

Sponsored by: Petrol Ofisi


Çağatay Azaklı is Chief Financial Officer of Unerco Petrol, responsible for financing, accounting, credit/market risk management, and market research. He joined the company in 2019 on its inception year. Prior to joining Unerco, Çağatay worked at Arkas Bunkering as Risk and Finance Manager. Previously he was a Fund Manager specializing on alternative investments at İşBank and an Internal Auditor specializing on Treasury & Risk Management at Akbank.
Çağatay has a BSc degree in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University and a MSc degree in Financial Engineering from Boğaziçi University. Also he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Chatterton has worked at the executive level across the energy, shipping, transportation, renewables and chemical sectors, where he has been responsible for creating strategy, fundraising, restructuring, crisis management and operations for both startups and multinationals.

Prior to joining MI in 2015 as COO, Mr. Chatterton was Director of Oil & Gas for a vertically integrated, leading Eastern European family office with an annual turnover of USD 5 bln and core interests in fertilizer & chemical production. In this capacity, he was chiefly responsible for strategy and management of an integrated upstream production, gas-to-power, and downstream platform to include a 550 outlet, retail petrol station network.

After launching a successful business incubator in Kazakhstan, circa 1992, Chris discovered a passion for connecting and guiding like-minded entrepreneurs. Since then, he has led several energy and agricultural organizations to successful IPOs in addition to numerous cross-border private placements in the EU, Asia, Middle East and CIS and is active in the start-up space as a mentor and founder.

Mr. Chatterton is fluent in Russian and holds an EMBA from HEC Paris.

Unni Einemo joined the IBIA secretariat in April 2016 as its IMO Representative, Media and Communications Manager after two years as a non-Executive board director. She was promoted to Director in order to serve as the global head of the Association in September 2018 following a unanimous decision by the board of IBIA.
Prior to joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a journalist and analyst in the marine fuel and shipping industries in her capacity as Managing Editor for the highly regarded Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping specialist news services at Petromedia, and later Platts, which acquired Petromedia in July 2015. She has gained expert knowledge through engaging with industry, attending numerous maritime and energy conferences, and regularly attending IMO meetings, and has herself become a sought-after speaker at industry events.
Lloyd’s List named her as one of ‘Ten women influencing shipping in 2019’ ahead of the publication’s annual Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, and among the “Top 10 in regulation” in 2018.
Unni is a Masters Graduate from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, with a major in Contemporary Politics of the Middle East.

Mustafa Insel has graduated from Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University in 1984. He was awarded PhD degree by Department of Ship Science, University of Southampton in 1990.
He has worked in Istanbul Technical University as a lecturer from 1991 to 2014, during this period has participated over 8 EU FP5 and FP6 projects focusing on shipboard energy efficiency. He has chaired Turkish Loyd ship classification society between 2005 and 2011. Prof. Insel has acted as IMO auditor to classification societies for IMO Goal based standards.
He established Hidroteknik Nautical Design Technologies Ltd. as a consultancy firm specialized in maritime energy efficiency in 2011.
Prof. Insel is an advisor to Turkish Chamber of Shipping, Turkish Ship and Yacht Exporters Association, Turkish Port Operators Association and Technical and R&D Committee chairmen of Turkish Shipbuilders Association. He is part time lecturer in Maritime Energy Management Postgraduate Programme of World Maritime University.
He has over 100 journal publications and conference papers on maritime technology.

Taha Karakan joined BMS United in June 2015. He is the Cargo Supply Manager, and the head of BMS group’s exclusive Physical Banker Sales arm for the area of the Dardanelles Straits and Canakkale. In BMS, Taha wears many hats: he is handling in-system cargo sourcing and 3rd party cargo trading processes, he is responsible of hedging strategies, and he holds a leading role in the team responsible for the company’s Turkish client portfolio.
Prior to joining BMS, he worked in various positions in finance and trade, with the last one being his role in OPET Trade Singapore as a Trading Analyst; during his time in OPET, Taha was in charge of the P&L analysis of up to 400KT physical and 100KT paper book along with trade finance activities. He is a graduate of the Jonkoping International Business School of Sweden (International Management and Finance). 

Valentina is a Senior Associate in the Environment, Health & Safety team at Watson Farley & Williams, the London office. She regularly advises clients on various aspects of Net Zero, EU Green Deal, Fit for 55, EU ETS, Circular Economy and wider sustainability/climate change/decarbonisation agenda applicable to different sectors.

Valentina also has broad experience of providing stand-alone regulatory advice to international companies on environmental risk management (i.e in the fields of carbon, emissions trading, waste, chemicals, energy, water, plastics and recycling laws) and in particular on the maritime environmental compliance and ESG. On the transactional side, she has extensive experience of drafting and negotiating environmental sections of the due diligence reports. Her experience includes defending environment prosecutions and some health and safety actions.

Valentina has been named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 and an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Chambers in 2022

Farid Mammadli is the Chief Finance and Investment Officer of Alkagesta, sitting in the headquarters in Malta. He overviews the performance and strategical direction of the company. Farid has 12 years of experience in finance, investment, and risk management areas mainly focusing in energy sector. He has a Master Degree in Finance from the University of Glasgow, the UK, and is currently a CFA level 3 candidate. He is also a member of the ESG and Compliance Committee of Alkagesta, leading the development of sustainability and carbon neutrality areas in the company.

Regional Panel (EMEA): Bunker Suppliers and Buyers
In bunker industry since 1986, act always as physical bunker supplier involving every aspect of bunkering like sales, operations, cargoes, finance, terminal management, barge owning etc.. founding chairman of Turkish Bunker Association (2001) 6 times chairman for Istanbul Bunker Conference and speaker at many industry events including Sibcon, IBIA Conventions and Platts Conferences. Currently serving Turkish Chamber of Shipping as bunker committee chairman, reserve board member and assembly member. Served IBIA many times as council and board member.

After receiving BsC in Mathematics and BA in Finance, Çağatay spent more than 15 years in various positions in project financing, investment banking and Strategic Planning, most recently as Strategy and Sustainability Director at Tupras. He is responsible from long term strategic transition and business development in new investment areas including but not limited to green hydrogen and biofuels. Sustainability and carbon neutrality remains the key areas of focus during this transition period.

Nazan ÖZYÜREK works as the Head of Department at the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, General Directorate of Environmental Management, Department of Marine and Coastal Management. Nazan ÖZYÜREK completed her undergraduate and graduate education at the Middle East Technical University. Nazan ÖZYÜREK has also worked as an Expert at the General Directorate of Environmental Impact Assessment, Permits and Inspections and Head of Air Management Department in the Ministry where she has been working since 2007.
Nazan ÖZYÜREK works on Emission Control Areas, marine protected areas, marine spatial planning, good environmental status in the marine environment, deep sea discharges, management of aquaculture activities, marine litter, emergency response and waste collection from ships.
Nazan ÖZYÜREK speaks English at an advanced level. She is married and has a daughter.

Alexander Prokopakis is the CEO of LNG PRO Bunkers Holdings and the architect of the probunkers project. Prior to founding probunkers, he served Mamidakis Brothers Group as a senior executive, leading all of the Group’s Shipping, Bunkering and Aviation activities, through its respective companies: JetOil, JetTank and STYGA Compania Naviera. Mr. Prokopakis has over 20 years of professional experience in commercial leadership positions, over which he has attained deep knowledge and expertise mainly in the industry of shipping and bunkering. He is a Graduate of St. John’s University with an MBA in Executive Management and holds a BSc Degree in Business Management from the State University of New York.

Cem Saral is the CEO of the Cockett Group (www.cockettgroup.com), one of the world’s leading resellers of marine and petroleum products and services and has over 20 years of industry experience on marine fuels and fuel oil trading.  

During his career Cem has been employed at various key trading and management roles by leading oil trading and marine fuel oil companies. He has a wide geographical coverage and direct working experience in Europe, Asia, US, Far East and the Middle East.  

Having worked extensively at both marine fuels and fuel oil trading industries, Cem has a sound understanding of the entire fuel oil supply chain and physical trading on a global basis. As a further value-add, he has had the opportunity to employ these direct trading experiences into areas of business development, management and strategic M&A activities. 

Prior to joining to Cockett, Cem was last employed as a fuel oil trader by Vitol, one of the world’s leading energy and commodity trading companies (www.vitol.com) and 50% shareholder of the Cockett Group.   

Cem holds a BSc degree in Operations Research from Turkish Naval Academy and throughout his career he has attended a wide range of programs on trading, risk, finance and management. 

M.Hakan Tufekci is a founding partner in Tufekci Law Firm. with a specific focus on Maritime Law, Maritine Insurance and Arbitration. He has his LL.B from University of Marmara in Istanbul, LL.M from University of Wales Swansea,UK. He is a PhD candidate at Galatasaray University in Istanbul. Hakan also lectured at Maritime College of RTE University between 2013-2015.

A Turkish qualified lawyer, Hakan has over 17 years experience in all maritime and commercial related matters working for bunker companies, shipowners, charterers, brokers, insurers, agricultural traders and banks.
Hakan is a specialist in bunkering advises bunker traders/suppliers on their day-to-day operations as well as he is very active in ship arrest in Turkish jurisdiction. He has extensive experience in settlement of bunker disputes. Hakan also advises shipowners and charterers for disputes especially arising from charterparties, bills of lading.
Hakan regularly speaks at international commercial law and international maritime law events as well as providing in-house seminars to the law office’s clients. He has had numerous articles published in law journals in Turkey as well as worldwide.
Hakan is a Member of Ethics Committee at Turkish Football Federation.

Enes Tunagur joined Argus Media in 2016 and he has been Senior Marine Fuels Reporter since 2018, having previously covered electricity and natural gas markets. Enes produces daily commentaries and spot price assessments for fuel oil and marine gasoil markets as well as wider analysis pieces on supply and demand fundamentals. Prior to joining Argus Media, Enes worked at Turkey’s only financial news channel Bloomberg HT for two years.

Sinan Utlu is currently Head of Credit at Maersk Oil Trading, responsible for third party marine fuel activities, establishing credit framework, credit checks, credit analysis, credit exposure solutions and credit reporting in relation to MOT´s trading counterparts and marine fuel customers.
Prior joining Maersk Oil Trading Sinan worked six year at Monjasa Group, supporting the groups third party business in Europe, Singapore and Middle-East. He was responsible for maintaining the groups credit policy, performing credit reviews and developing the internal credit model.
Sinan Utlu joined from Euler Hermes (Allianze Group), where he conducted sector analysis and adjusted portfolios for sensitive sectors and sensitive buyers.
In 2014 Sinan Utlu was awarded by the Danish steel organization as the Steel Price Forecaster of the year. 
Sinan has an MSc in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School. Alongside his academic and professional credentials, Sinan Utlu is also an avid and dedicated writer in shipping related articles and enjoys sharing his perspectives and industry know-how.

Nick is a Partner in the Planning and Regulatory Group at Watson Farley & Williams.

Nick provides contentious and non-contentious environmental and health and safety (EHS) law advice across a broad range of sectors and jurisdictions, including transport, energy and pharmaceuticals.

He has particular expertise in WFW’s core sectors of energy and transport, where he advises on the EHS aspects of renewables, oil and gas and conventional power projects. In the transport sector, he focusses on identifying and mitigating risks in international compliance regimes, including ship recycling and emissions trading. He also assists clients with incident investigations and regulatory actions for a variety of EHS incidents, including fatalities.


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