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20th April 2023

IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference – Genoa, Italy

The bunker industry faces an uncertain outlook in 2023 after last year’s record profits, with significant economic turmoil around the world likely to deliver declining demand but further volatility keeping margins strong. Container markets have been in decline since late last year, dry bulk faces an uncertain outlook as China comes out of its COVID-19 restrictions, and restrictions on the carriage of Russian oil cargoes have yet to result in a significant uplift for the tanker segment. New regulations are also continuing apace for the bunker industry, with the IMO’s CII regulation now in effect and the EU’s emissions trading system for shipping and a new sulphur emissions limit for the Mediterranean around the corner.

Join us at the IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference in Genoa in April for an in-depth discussion of the state of the bunker industry, the regional outlook in the Mediterranean and the prospects for shipping’s decarbonisation.

We have arranged special rates for attendees (until 31 March) at the Grand Hotel Savoia, Via Arsenale di Terra, 5, 16126 Genova GE, Italy

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5. Click on BOOK and go ahead with filling in of requested data to finalize the reservation

IBIA members are entitled to discounted rates at all our events, to join as a member contact tara.morjaria@ibia.net


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Day 1 20th April, 2023


Registration and Welcome Coffees


Welcome Addresses


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


Keynote speeches

Marco Bucci, Mayor, Genoa
Paolo Emilio Signorini, Chairman, Port Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea


Session One: Leadership discussion

Our first panel with Soren Toft, CEO of the Mediterranean Shipping Company will discuss the issues facing shipping and bunkering this year at a time of profound uncertainty. A wide-ranging discussion will include prospects for bunker demand, market conditions and the decarbonisation of the shipping industry.
Moderator: Timothy Cosulich, CEO Fratelli Cosulich & IBIA Chair
Guest speaker: Soren Toft, CEO, Mediterranean Shipping Company
Live Q&A


Regional Associations

Stefano Messina, Executive Vice President, Ignazio Messina & C. and Chairman, Assarmatori

Mario Mattioli, Chairman, Confitarma


Networking Coffee Break


Session Two: Regional Dynamics: Regional Focus / Suppliers panel.

The Mediterranean bunker markets saw a significant impact from the conflict in Ukraine last year, with Russian oil no longer welcome in most countries and a global shortage of middle distillate blending components. These markets face further disruption over the coming years after the IMO adopted its plan for a 0.1% sulphur limit in the region at its MEPC meeting late last year. This panel features a range of bunker supplier, producer, trader and consumer executives discussing how the region’s markets are responding to the current disruption.
Moderator: Angelo Scorza, Editor in Chief, Main Shareholder, Ship2Shore (confirmed)
Pietro Seghezza, Bunker Operator, Fratelli Cosulich
Anghinoni, Senior Trader, Saras Trading
Lorenzo Buffoni, Bunker Manager, Alpha Trading Spa

Nicolas Golovtchan, Bunker Trader, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels Pte Ltd

Live Q&A


Networking Lunch Break


Session Three: Emission Regulations / Clean Shipping & Decarbonisation – The Proposed Mediterranean Emission Control Area (ECA) and Shipping’s Decarbonization Goals

The regulatory agenda for the bunker industry is as busy as it has ever been at the start of 2023 as the market grapples with the CII regulation, the upcoming EU ETS expansion to shipping, the new Mediterranean SECA and the IMO setting its revised GHG strategy later this year. This panel will take on how these regulations will affect the bunker industry, both at the global and regional level, and discuss what might come next.
Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative
Neil Lamerton, Bunker Country Sales Manager, Alpha Trading Spa
Cem Saral, Group CEO, Cockett Marine
Jessica Hofmann, Lead Consultant – Alternative Marine Fuels, Green Fuel Hub
Giosuè Vezzuto, Executive Vice President Marine, RINA Services S.p.A.

Live Q&A


Networking Coffee Break


Session Four: Financing Bunker operations in current market conditions

The bunker industry’s finances faced unprecedented turbulence last year as prices jumped to record highs over the summer and remained volatile throughout the year. The industry’s credit conditions largely remained stable despite the record prices, but credit lines may now need to be revised as the global economy heads into a likely recession in 2023. This panel features a range of credit and insurance experts examining the state of the bunker industry’s finances and how it can continue to protect itself in what looks set to be another volatile year.
Moderator: Jack Jordan, Managing Editor, Ship & Bunker
Fabrizio Vettosi, President, ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations) Ship Finance Working Group
Kieran Michael C Brown, Group Risk Credit Manager, Island Oil (Holdings) Limited
Panos Panousis, Managing Director, Infospectrum
Live Q&A


End Conferencing


Welcome drinks at Villa Lo Zerbino


Dinner at Villa Lo Zerbino