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April 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference – Genoa, Italy

IBIA will be in Genoa, Italy on Thursday 20th April 2023, presenting our second one day seminar, the IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference.

We are honoured to have Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa, as well as Paolo Signorini, Chairman of the Genoa Port Authority as our Keynote Speakers. Our agenda is almost complete and the conference will focus on Regional Dynamics, Emission Regulations / Clean Shipping & Decarbonisation, Financing Bunker operations in current market conditions while a panel will explore the importance of Leadership in the bunker industry. We already have several key industry players confirmed as speakers and sponsors and look forward to information rich programme. This is definitely one not to be missed! The conference will end with a special gala dinner at the beautiful Villa Lo Zerbino.

Should you wish to sponsor, speak or find out more please email: tahra.sergeant@ibia.net

We have arranged special rates for our attendees at the Grand Hotel Savoia, Via Arsenale di Terra, 5, 16126 Genova GE, Italy

1. Enter the website www.grandhotelsavoiagenova.it
2. Input check in and check out dates
3. Input the number of people per room
4. Input the code IBIAITALY in the right field (code)
5. Click on BOOK and go ahead with filling in of requested data to finalize the reservation



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Registration and Welcome Coffees


Welcome Addresses

Timothy Cosulich, CEO Fratelli Cosulich & IBIA Chair
Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative


Keynote speeches


Session One: Regional Dynamics: Regional Focus / Suppliers panel

The bunker markets of the Mediterranean are facing their own unique challenges amid the past year’s global geopolitical turmoil. Tight competition, the prospects of improved tanker tonne-mile demand as Russian oil finds new customers away from the West, the shift of container traffic and the slow return of the cruise industry are all playing into an upended bunker market with highly uncertain prospects over the next six months. This panel brings together six senior executives from a range of markets across the Mediterranean to discuss the key themes affecting their businesses.
Live Q&A


Networking Coffee Break


Session Two: Emission Regulations / 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

Live Q&A


Networking Lunch Break




Session Three: Financing Bunker operations in current market conditions

The last few years have been turbulent for global markets and bunkering industry in particular. COVID, bankruptcies, geopolitical turmoil, surging commodity prices have reshaped financing landscape for the bunker industry. Our experts will analyze all the above crucial matters.

Live Q&A


Networking Coffee Break


Session Four: Leadership panel

How do you see the future of shipping and bunkering and what are the main challenges? Join our panel of industry leaders who will discuss the opportunities and challenges the shipping industry currently faces.

Live Q&A


End Conferencing


Gala Dinner Welcome drinks & Gala Dinner

Venue: Villa Lo Zerbino