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12th November 2019
14th November 2019

IBIA Supports BuBWCE’19


Are you ready for 2019/2020? One Conference, Two Tracks

12 – 14 November 2019, Sands Expo & Convention Centre

Encompassing the most pressing regulatory and environmental compliance regimes and obligations imposed on shipowners, operators, fuel oil and wider commodity markets,  Conference Connection is launching the inaugural Bunker Fuel and Ballast Water Compliance Conference and Exhibition (BuBWCE’19), from November 12-14 2019 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bays Sands Singapore. The workshop, conference & exhibition will address and show case practical impacts, best practices and contingency measures following adoption of IMO’s 0.5 sulphur cap regulations by 1 January 2020, and the Ballast Water Management Convention already ratified by eighty-one (81) countries and 80% of the global merchant fleet, with the requirement for installing a Ballast Water Management System on ships after 8 September 2019.

Join more than 300 Delegates from 30 countries expected to attend the three-day event, inclusive of a half-day pre-conference Ballast Water Management Systems course, with representatives from the marine, legal and commodity eco-system industries, addressing and participating at the conference to prepare for the readiness and challenges of these compliances. The conference will have a convenient and flexible two-track format, with an accompanying exhibition profiling technology and retrofitting solutions.

The Bunker Fuel Track will address:-

·      Availability of low sulphur fuels

·      Cost of compliance options

·      Prospects for cost recovery and freight rates

·      Impact of widening spreads between HSFO and LSFO

·      Matching operational risks with financing and credit risk management strategies

·      Fuel blend compatibility issues and additive perspectives for marine lubricants

·      Prospects of substitution with LNG and LPG

·      Impact of a ban on open-loop scrubbers by some Port States and environmental assessment requirements of residue from scrubbers

The Ballast Water Track will emphasize:-

·      Shipowners’ perspectives & operational considerations for best practices

·      Choosing the right strategy for fleets-treatment systems & trading patterns/retrofitting trends

·      Compliance strategies & contingency measures

·      Navigating BWM regulations, legal enforcement and arbitration

·      Role of P&I Clubs for the risks and challenges of BWM

·      Financial perspectives-securing finance, impact on bottom line and financial risks of non-compliance

·      Choosing your system supplier and understanding testing and monitoring technologies

·      Challenges of system design limitations

Incorporate BuBWCE 2019 as part of your organisation’s marketing strategy for new product launches and leverage on this platform to promote your best-selling solutions for retrofitting , ballast water management systems, scrubbing technologies, ship building and design, marine data services, and marine laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. The exhibition is allocated for two days, exclusively open for conference participants on 13 November 2019 and to the public on 14 November 2019.



  • Bunker fuel producers & traders
  • Ballast water management system providers
  • Financial institutions
  • Classification societies
  • Financial institutions
  • Flag state registries
  • Lawyers
  • Marine scrubber technology manufacturers
  • Marine data services
  • Port authorities / Regulators
  • Port state control authorities
  • P & I clubs
  • Refiners
  • Retrofitting providers
  • Ship builders & designers
  • Ship equipment – manufacturers and suppliers
  • Ship owners & managers
  • Ship repairers & retrofits
  • Storage & terminal operators
  • Testing laboratories
  • Inspection and certification services providers



Please visit www.BuBWCE19.com for regular updates.

For speaking, sponsorship, exhibition and registration, please contact BuBWCE’19 Secretariat at Tel: +65 6338 0064 or Email: info@bubwce19.com