IBIA Bunkering Conferences & Events  2022

IBIA Bunkering Conferences & Events 2022

Have you registered yet for the upcoming IBIA Conferences & Events? Become part of IBIA’s vision for a stronger shipping, for a stronger bunker industry, for a greener world!

A few words about the physical events we have hosted since June, starting with the welcome reception IBIA hosted preceding Posidonia. IBIA was delighted to welcome our local and international IBIA members and non-members to our first in person IBIA Members Day during Posidonia, one of the greatest celebrations of shipping at the prestigious Marine Piraeus Club. This event brought us together after so long and it was a great opportunity to share with our members our current membership status, our activities, our new board structure and our vision for the future, which is to maintain a stronger, shipping and bunker industry. We would like to warmly thank our sponsor of this event, Island Oil.

To continue with our physical events, some of the most important local and international bunkering/energy and shipping companies presented their insights to almost 200 industry stakeholders from Turkey and around the world at the IBIA ‘New Regional Dynamics & the Move to a Green Shipping Future’ Conference. This physical event was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on 22 June at the luxurious Raffles Hotel.

IBIA’s presence and large numbers of local and international exhibitors and visitors underlined Istanbul’s position as one of the most important global bunkering hubs.

The conference was organised by the Turkish Chamber of Shipping. IBIA would like to thank our platinum sponsor Petrol Ofisi, our gold Sponsor Alkagesta, silver sponsor Socar, bronze and registrations sponsor Castrol, bronze sponsor Unerco, lanyards and badges sponsor Methanol Institute, pens and notepads SeaWorld, presentation folders Tufekci law firm, bags sponsor Asmira Bunker, our supporting associations: Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR), Turkish Chambers of Marine Engineers and the Turkish Shipowners Association, Kosder, young Shipping professionals Turkey as well as our media sponsors for their support and contribution.

IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping

Malta, 13-15 September

IBIA’s next conference is the IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference in Malta in September, 2022, which we would like to invite you to join us for an in-depth look at how the geopolitical events in recent months have created a massive disruption in global oil, shipping, and bunker markets.  We will discuss these short- and long-term impacts and how they have been particularly destabilizing to Malta and the Mediterranean region. The agenda will also include the below sessions:

New regional Dynamics – Russian invasion in Ukraine – impact on Mediterranean bunkering market

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

Alternative Fuels

Financing the Marine Industry and price mechanism for current and future fuels

Regional Focus: bunker business in Malta

Bunker Quality – What is changing?

The IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference will attract shipowners, bunker buyers, leading bunker suppliers, bunker traders bunker brokers, and other industry stakeholders, plus members from local and international Shipping Associations. Prominent speakers will explore the benefits of green alternatives and environmental technologies which will carry the bunkering industry into the future and beyond.

The conference, as well as the IBIA Bunker Training Course that will take place the first day of the event, will be held in person at the Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa, St. Julian’s, Malta. The event will include an exhibition hall, in-depth presentations, a series of panel discussions with live Q&A audience participation, a gala dinner and a terminal tour.

The conference is organised by the Ministry of Energy. IBIA would like to thank our gold sponsor Alkagesta, silver sponsor EVOS Terminal,our bronze sponsors Transport of Malta, SGS and Macquarie, as well as our supporter Enemed and our media sponsors. A conference not to be missed. For more information: https://ibiamaltabunkerconference.com/

IBIA Annual Convention 2022

Houston, 15-17 November

The bunker industry was looking forward to a year of recovery in 2022 as the Western economies started to put COVID-19 behind them and Asia-Pacific looked set to follow before long. But the war in Ukraine has now upended any sense of calm, with the industry now scrambling to move on from using products of Russian origin and cope with the knock-on impacts of the war and ensuing sanctions on various shipping segments. Bunker prices around the world are now trading at or near record highs, and the long-discussed issue of the bunker industry’s access to credit is starting to become more acute. Beyond these immediate concerns, decarbonisation and digitalisation remain the dominant themes for the industry, with both shipping and bunker companies looking to invest in both areas to modernise their operations, cut bills and reduce emissions. 

Join us at the IBIA Annual Convention 2022 in Houston in November for an in-depth look at all of these issues and more. The event will be held in person at the JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria Hotel in Houston on November 15-17. 

IBIA would like to thank silver sponsor Bunker One, bronze sponsor StarBulk, presentation folder Seahawk, delegates’ bags sponsor Terpel, 1st day coffee breaks sponsor GT Global Group and our media partner Ship & Bunker for their support and contribution.

To view the agenda, click https://www.ibiaconvention.com/

Should you want to participate as sponsor and/or speaker at any of the above Conferences, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. 

IBIA Annual Dinner

London, 27 February 2023

Last but not least, we invite you to celebrate with us IBIA’s 30 years anniversary as an association at the much-anticipated IBIA Annual Dinner on 27 February 2023. IBIA finds a new home for 2023, at the elegant and modern Park Plaza Westminster Bridge for an unforgettable celebration and black-tie evening shared with our members and their guests. As a well-established fixture in the bunker industry’s calendar, we are looking forward to welcoming you for an evening of networking and sharing our very special anniversary with our valued members and their guests.

Take advantage of the Early Bird offering. Members who purchase tickets by 30 September 2022 will pay only £240 per ticket rather than the full price of £290. To book your table, secure your sponsorship and for more information about the Dinner you can contact Tahra on tahra.sergeant@ibia.net 

Any queries you might have with regards to membership or membership validations you may contact Tara at tara.morjaria@ibia.net

By joining IBIA you will become part of a global network of bunker industry experts who collectively form the world’s leading authority on bunkers. Not only will you have access to a wealth of information and insight (we publish newsletters and industry updates on current issues) which offer pragmatic advice for managing the industry’s challenges; members also have the potential to shape and influence both international and local legislation. Who is attending our activities: Shipowners Ship Managers, Refiners, Shipping Agents, Independent Suppliers, Bunker Traders, Storage & Blending, Law Firms, Credit and Finance Firms, Testing Agencies, Brokers, Major Oil Companies, Barge Operators, Oil Companies, Shipping Agents, Lubricant Suppliers, Charterers, Fuel Distributors, Bunkering Services.

Make sure you are part of this voice! If you and your company wish to join the IBIA community, participate in the members meetings, actively contribute to our working groups, attend conferences and training courses, you can become an individual or corporate member now! You can access all information on our website www.ibia.net.  

Sofia Konstantopoulou

Global Head, Marketing & Events


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