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Session 5: Outlook for oil and gas transportation
09:00 - 09:45
Vice President Commercial & Operations
Bahri Oil
Chief Executive Officer
Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Limited

The international Energy Agency has revised down its forecast for oil demand in the short term, due to a predicted slowdown in the global economy.  How will this and a range of other geo-political issues impact upon the tanker market in the medium term, as the forward orderbook for new vessels continues to shrink?  What is the outlook for LNG transportation, as world demand increases, and Asian imports exceed expectation? With strong E & P investment in the KSA’s offshore fields, what is the likely impact on the regional offshore marine market? 

Moderated by:
Marcus Machin, Chief Executive Officer, Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Limited

Session 6: The fuel revolution to 2050
09:45 - 10:30
Vice President, Strategic Development
General Manager, Fuel & Operational Flexibility
Bahri Ship Management

As environmental concerns drive a push for alternatives fuels, what has been learnt since the implementation of the Sulphur 2020 cap? Leading industry executives discuss what this will mean for shipping and the impact on the alternative fuel landscape. What alternatives, including battery power, will be available in the near future?  Are shipowners and fuel suppliers prepared for a changing energy landscape? 

Session 7: Developing and training the Kingdom’s workforce
10:30 - 11:15
Senior Vice President Corporate Services
IMI - International Maritime Services
Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Marine & Offshore
Lloyd’s Register
Vice President of Operations
BAE Systems SDT

One year on, hear about progress in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 nationalisation plans and the variety of maritime educational options, from apprenticeship programs at the National Maritime Academy (NMA) to University degree courses, all of which offer a wide range of opportunities to fill the workforce gap.

Moderated by:
Tony Field, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register

Session 8: Latest disruptive technology in the maritime sector
11:15 - 11:45
Vice President, Offshore Energy
Vice President, Head of Marine & Ports Services AMEA

Sponsored by:

A presentation-based session where three leading technology providers in the maritime sector discuss the latest technological instruments for the industry and how ship owners and suppliers alike can harness the benefit. 

Session 9: Maximise asset performance with big data and analytics
12:15 - 13:00
Commercial Director
Maqta Gateway Co
Vice President Maritime
IEC Telecom
Area Manager – Middle East & Africa
Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.

Sponsored by:

With so much data available, and the ability to store and analyse that data growing exponentially, how can ports, owners, operators and suppliers maximise the benefits of trend analysis, data depth and scenario forecasting? 

Session 10: Managing risk in shipping
13:00 - 13:30
Director - Insurance & Claims
Bahri Ship Management
Head of Claims (Eastern Team)
West of England Insurance Services (Luxembourg) S.A.

• Supply chain risk management
• Innovation and disruption: the insurance perspective
• Insurance implications of automated/unmanned vessels
• Cyber losses
• Vessel turnaround time 

Moderated by:
Yaman Al Hawamdeh, Partner, HFW

Conference Conclusion
13:30 - 13:35