21 JULY 2014 – The International Bunkering Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed Stephen Hoare as its new events & membership manager at its Southampton office. The role involves developing the association’s conferences, seminars and dinner as well as growing its global membership base.
The association currently has over 650 organisations within its membership representing companies across the marine fuel supply chain including bunker suppliers, buyers, traders and other service providers. It represents the industry in discussions and negotiations with international and national policy makers, legislators and other stakeholders. IBIA also helps develop and endorses industry methods, practices and documentation. It holds regular events including the IBIA Dinner in London during International Petroleum Week, an annual conference and numerous seminars and workshops.
Welcoming Stephen Hoare’s appointment, IBIA Chief Executive Peter Hall said:
“Stephen has a strong professional background in developing events and membership. He has great international experience and will help build our portfolio of professional events and membership around the world. Our next big conference takes place in Hamburg during the shipping industry’s gathering for Eisbeinessen this November and I greatly look forward to working with Stephen.”
Stephen Hoare previously ran his own professional event management company and worked in events related roles for AIG – First Advice, MGM Assurance and HL Partnership.
He replaces Anna Trant who resigned in June to take up a role as function manager for Paignton Zoo in Devon (UK).
The International Bunker Industry Association exists to provide an international forum to address the concerns of all sectors of the international bunker industry.
The Association currently has over 650 organisations within its membership representing all within the marine fuel supply chain – “from the wellhead to the engine”.
IBIA exists to represent the industry in discussions and negotiations with international and national policy makers, legislators and other stakeholders.
We review, clarify, improve, develop and endorse where appropriate, industry methods, practices and documentation.
Our objective is to increase the professional understanding and competence of all who work in the industry.
We represent the Marine fuels supply industry at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
IBIA actively seeks to involve its members through its technical work groups, regional forums and annual convention to conclude on major issues and topics of the time, creating the “IBIA Position” to present to IMO and to industry.
IBIA champions the continued development of professionals within the bunker industry through its training programme and publications