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IBIA Annual Convention 2019 – Istanbul Turkey

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IBIA Annual Convention 2019 – Istanbul Turkey

The IBIA Annual Convention 2019 is finally here!

In less than 3 weeks, IBIA’s biggest and most anticipated bunker conference will take place on 22th-24th October 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey.

The IBIA Annual Convention 2019 is almost sold out with well over 200 attendees so far including Ship Owners, Bunker Suppliers, Traders, Regulators, NGOs, Brokers, Lawyers, Surveyors and others.

Read on to learn about the Sessions and our international speakers. You will not want to miss this chance to get the information you need about the historic challenges facing the bunker and shipping industry and how to deal with them.

October 2019
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– Mr. Ahmet Selcuk SERT( Directorate-General of Maritime and Inland Waters Regulation, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure)

– Tamer Kiran, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Turkish Chamber of Shipping

– Sadan Kaptanoglu, BIMCO President

Session One: IMO 2020 UPDATE, Compliance and Enforcement
This session will look at the latest developments in the IMO’s regulatory framework under MARPOL Annex VI and what’s next. It will also explore the pitfalls and concerns surrounding compliance with the regulation, and expectations regarding enforcement.Presenters:- Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative
– Patrick Holloway, Partner, Webber Wentzel
– Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency at International Maritime Organization
Session Two: 2020 Fuel Challenges – Are we Ready?
This session will look at the anticipated quality of fuels complying with the 0.50% sulphur limit. What will be the most common blend stocks, where will they be produced and how can we manage the potential quality and compatibility issues? Will there be enough supply and are scrubbers a viable option? Presenters:
– Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020
– Erdem Coker, Deputy General Manager, Unerco
– Tracy Wardell, Business Development Manager, Intertek
– Matt Wright, Crude and Refined products Manager, Argus Media
Session Three: Technology & Fuels Beyond 2020
IMO 2020 is just the beginning of fundamental changes to the bunker market: we need to decarbonise shipping and we need it to happen fast. This session will explore some of the options available to put shipping on the course toward zero emissions. We live in an age where technology is developing rapidly and we will hear about the opportunities this offers for bringing transparency and traceability to the fuel supply chain. Presenters:
– Tomas Aminoff, Senior Consultant, Marine Consultancy, Elomatic
– Chris Chatterton, COO, Methanol Institute
– Deanna MacDonald, Founder and CEO (BLOC), BunkerTrace
– Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, ProbunkersPanellists:
– Stuart Hall, Technical Sales Director, (Forecast), BunkerTrace
– Marc Johnson, Chief Sustainability Officer (BLOC), BunkerTrace
 Session four: Leadership Panel
Industry leaders share their views on the overall IMO 2020 readiness in the shipping and bunkering markets. What are the opportunities and challenges? Are they worried or optimistic? Do they expect IMO 2020 to cause ongoing big disruption or will we soon be back to business as usual? And how do they see the future beyond 2020? Presenters:
– Can Besev, Global Business Origination Manager, Peninsula Petroleum
– Charis Plakantonaki, Chief Strategy Officer, Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
– Lars H. Nielsen, Executive Group Director, BMS United
– Cem Saral, CEO, Cockett
– Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, Exxon Mobil
Session five: Commercial & Legal Aspects
This session will discuss the repercussions of IMO 2020 on the legal and commercial landscape in the bunkering industry. Will new legal issues arise? Do we need to change T&Cs of contracts? How are prices and product movements developing in the middle distillate market, and what will be the impact on credit and counterparty risk?Presenters:
– Danny Chua, Senior Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny Llp
– Grant Hunter, Head of Contracts & Clauses, BIMCO
– Eleni Pittalis, Managing Editor, EMEA Middle Distillates, S&P Global Platts
– Shared Presentation
Can Ertem, Commercial Manager, OceanConnect
Kumar Balian, Global Sales and Technical Director, OceanConnect
Session six: Shipowners Panel
This panel will hear from shipowners about their preparedness for IMO 2020 and their expectations, hopes and fears for the year ahead. It will also discuss the longer term challenge of decarbonisation.Panellists:
– Aydin Aydin, Energy Manager, GedenLine
-Cihan Eegenç, Chairman of ER Denizcilik AS, Vice president of Turkish Ship Owner Association, Chairman of NK class committee of Turkey, Chamber of Shipping councillor member, Er Group Holding BOD.
– Peter Martin Grünwaldt,  Vice President, Bunker Procurement, Hafnia
-Capt. Ulunay Terzi, Global Head Of Freight Operations, COFCO International Freight
Session seven: Turkey–an example of 2020 Readiness Panel
This final session will hear how the Turkish market has prepared for the new low-sulphur era. What lessons have been learned along the way and is Turkey truly ready for IMO 2020?
Panellists:- Ufuk Erinc, General Manager, Unerco
– Celal Ersan, Marine Manager, POAS/Vitol
– Ilker Dibekoglu – General Manager, Cockett Marine Oil Turkey
– Taha Karakan, Cargo Supply Manager, BMS United Bunkers Ltd.
– Zeki Tarakci, Marine Manager, Socar Energy
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