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Outlook for Oil and Gas Transportation
09:00 - 09:45
Session 5
Vice President Commercial & Operations
Bahri Oil
Chief Executive Officer
Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Limited
Managing Director
McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC

The global economic slowdown following the spread of COVID-19 has meant faltering demand for energy and price volatility. How have these two factors affected the tanker market in the short term? As the world economy begins to stabilise, and as the forward orderbook for new vessels continues to shrink, what are the prospects for a healthier balance between supply and demand in the tanker market in the longer term? What lies ahead for the transport of LNG? How will current market conditions affect E&P investment in the KSA’s offshore fields and what will that mean for the offshore marine market going forward?

The Fuel Revolution to 2050
09:45 - 10:30
Session 6
Vice President, Strategic Development
General Manager Research & Technology Programs
Wärtsilä Finland Oy
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? 

Developing and Training the Kingdom’s Workforce
10:30 - 11:15
Session 7
Senior Vice President Corporate Services
IMI - International Maritime Services
Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Marine & Offshore
Lloyd’s Register

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.

Latest Disruptive Technology in the Maritime Sector
11:15 - 11:45
Session 8
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. 

Maximise Asset Performance with Big Data and Analytics
12:15 - 13:00
Session 9
Vice President Maritime
IEC Telecom
Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
Special Advisor, Maritime Advisory - South East Europe & Middle East Region
DNV GL Maritime

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? 

Managing Risk in Shipping
13:00 - 13:30
Session 10
Director of Insurance
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 


Conference Conclusion
13:30 - 13:35
Session 7