Making our mark at SIBCON
IBIA Asia is now planning future activities following October’s busy schedule
After a four-year hiatus, the Singapore International Bunkering Conference (SIBCON) returned to an in-person format with a crowd of more than 1,700 delegates. Needless to say, the conference was a resounding success! Discussions at the pre-conference symposium and the two-day conference centred mostly around future fuels and digitalisation. IBIA was pleased to be part of it with our Director, Unni Einemo, moderating a panel on ‘Managing Structural and Market Complexities of an Evolving Marine Fuel Industry’.
IBIA was proud to once again be a supporting organisation for SIBCON. Our stall in the SIBCON Exhibition area was very well visited, especially on the final day when we held a happy hour session for all the delegates, generously sponsored by the Methanol Institute. The happy hour provided a great opportunity for the delegates to mingle and catch up with each other.
In conjunction with SIBCON, IBIA also hosted the IBIA Golf Tournament 2022 – the first since 2016! The IBIA Golf Tournament is traditionally held as part of IBIA’s fundraising efforts towards the IBIA Bursary Fund which has benefitted about 20 students since its inception in 2011.
Held at the lush Island Course of the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), our guest-of-honour, MPA Assistant Chief Executive, Capt. Segar, joined more than 35 golfers on the greens, and more joined us for lunch afterwards. We would like to thank all of them for their support and participation in the IBIA Golf Tournament, and in particular Hafnia and Airserve Group, for their kind sponsorships.
IBIA Asia is currently planning activities for 2023 and will keep Members updated.
IBIA was recently re-appointed to the Technical Committees for Bunkering (Ambient Liquid Fuels) and (Cryogenic and Gaseous Fuels) under the Singapore Chemical Standards Committee, where I will be representing our Association. The aims of the Technical Committees are generally to develop, review and facilitate the use of the Singapore national standards. I look forward to be part of these committees and contribute where IBIA’s expertise is required.
Siti Noraini Zaini
Regional Manager, IBIA Asia
The above is the IBIA Asia report for the Q4, 2022 issue of World Bunkering, IBIA’s official magazine