IBIA Bunkering Conferences & Events for 2022

IBIA Bunkering Conferences & Events for 2022

Have you registered yet for the upcoming IBIA Conferences & Events? Become part of the voice of the industry.

IBIA was very proud to support a panel discussion I participated on the 18th of May, 2022 to celebrate the very first International Women in Maritime Day, launched by the International Maritime Organization. An inspiring keynote and stellar panellists came together to discuss why we still see the maritime sector employing approximately only 34% of women, 2% of which in Director roles and when it comes to seafarers only 2% of the more then 1.5 million seafarers globally and share an actionable target list on what needs to be done going forward.

It was hosted by  Gina Panayiotou , Founder & CEO, Oceans Arena | Concept Founder, Ocean Arena Stage, with a keynote speaker H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure UAE. The Panel was consisted of Sofia Konstantopoulou, Global Head, Marketing & Events at IBIA, Founder, GIWA, Guy Platten, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Sanjam Sahi Gupta, Maritime SheEO, Director, Sitara Shipping Ltd., Capt Radhika Menon, Sailing Captain with Synergy Marine Group and the Co founder of International Women seafarers Foundation and Sue Terpilowski OBE, Diversity & Inclusion Expert and speaker I Managing Director of Image Line Communications

I stated: ‘We are privileged being part of the Shipping industry, this amazing industry and TOGETHER we can make it even greater by supporting gender quality, inclusion and diversity’ . Men need to trust women more, and women need to ask for the business’.

Our conferences and events continue to be a platform bringing the global bunkering and shipping industry together for sharing experience, knowledge and networking.

IBIA Networking Reception

Piraeus, Greece, 3 June

The IBIA Secretariat and Board of Directors, hosted and IBIA members only networking event at the unique Marine Piraeus Club with the opportunity for all of us to meet again, in view of Posidonia, this great celebration of shipping that begins a week later.

It was an honour to welcome our local and international IBIA members to our first in person IBIA Members Day preceding Posidonia, the great celebration of shipping the following week.

New Regional Dynamics & the Move to a Green Shipping future

Turkey, Istanbul, 22 June

In this one-day conference we will gain first-hand insights and focus on understanding the regional challenges and successes faced in the bunkering and shipping sectors, as well as envisioning/ predicting/ covering future aspects of the industry. The event will be held in person at the Raffles Istanbul.

The local and international delegates will have the opportunity to hear from a stellar list of panellists who will give their insights about the geopolitical events in the recent months. They will consider how the shipping and bunker industries can cope with the massive disruption that has occurred in global oil, shipping and bunker markets. 

This conference is an opportunity to discuss the short and long term impacts that have been particularly destabilising to Turkey, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. In addition a panel will discuss the Mediterranean ECA proposal that is currently being considered by IMO and its obvious impact on the regional bunker industry. Progress towards IMO’s 2030 and 2050 goals and likely further regulation will also be evaluated.

Alternative Fuels will be one of the main topics. Delegates will hear 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. Topics covered will include Carbon Regulation and the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

The conference is hosted by the Turkish Chamber of Shipping. We would like to thank our Platinum sponsor Petrol Ofisi, Gold Sponsor Alkagesta, Silver Sponsor Socar, Bronze Sponsors Castrol and Unerco, Lanyards and Badges Sponsor Methanol Institute, Pens & Notepads Sponsor Reseaworld, Presentation Folders Sponsor Tufekci Law, and Bags Sponsor Asmira Bunker. We would also like to thank all our Supporting Organisations and media sponsors.

IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping

Malta, 13-15 September

The bunker industry was looking forward to a year of recovery in 2022 as the Western economies had 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. The industry is now scrambling to move on from using products of Russian origin and to cope with the knock-on impacts of the war and ensuing sanctions on various shipping segments. Prominent speakers will explore the benefits of green alternatives and environmental technologies that will carry the bunkering industry into the future and beyond.

Join us at the IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference in Malta in September, 2022 for an in-depth look at all of these issues and more. The Conference as well as the IBIA Bunker Training Course, which 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 Conference is powered by the Ministry of Energy. We would like to thank our Silver Sponsor, EVOS Terminal and our Bronze sponsor Ministry Transport Malta and Terminal.

To view the agenda, click https://ibiamaltabunkerconference.com/

(early bird applied until 3rdJune)

IBIA Annual Convention 2022

Houston, 15-17 November

To be held some 11 months after the start of the war in Ukraine, the Convention will be an opportunity to take stock of the massive changes that will have taken place in the shipping and bunker markets.

Bunker prices will be a particular area for discussion. Around the world marine fuel is 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 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. 

We would like to thank our Media Partner Ship & Bunker and our Delegates Bags Sponsor Terpel.

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. 

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. You will have access to a wealth of information and insight. We publish newsletters and industry updates on current issues that offer pragmatic advice on 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. 

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Sofia Konstantopoulou
Global Head of Marketing & Events

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