08:30 BADGE PICK UP AND COFFEE
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09:30 OPENING KEY NOTE SPEECHES:TOP ISSUES FACING THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY
Kees-Jan Mes, Owner, Mes Marine Management (Bio)
Welcome address. Kees-Jan will talk about the drivers for sustainable solutions in the maritime industry. Will adapting first to new rules and regulations give way to new business and provide a way out of the crisis?
09:40 Regulatory update and shipowners response
Alfons Guinier, Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (Bio)
Alfons will talk about shipping and climate change, upcoming IMO and EU regulations and ECSA’s response. ECSA comprises the national shipowner associations of the EU and Norway. ECSA’s aim is to promote the interests of European shipping so that the industry can best serve European and international trade and commerce in a competitive free enterprise environment to the benefit of shippers and consumers.
10:10 Shippers’ environmental sustainability strategies
Susanna Hambeson, Environmental Manager, Volvo Logistics Corporation (Bio)
Volvo is a global shipper with a strict CO2 reduction target. The company is involved in the Clean Shipping Project. Susanna will present Volvo’s environmental sustainability strategy, the motivations for Volvo to engage in the Clean Shipping Project and Volvo’s demands of carriers and shipowners.
10:20 Innovative systems on the way to zero emission shipping
Cees Meijer, Technical Consultant, Imtech Marine (Bio)
Cees will offer an equipment supplier view, going into technical solutions available on the market to lower emissions. He will also touch upon life cycle costs considerations for newbuilding.
10:45 NETWORKING BREAK
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11:15 SHIPOWNERS AND FINANCERS PANEL: FINANCING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
Participants:
Sjoerd Hupkes Wijnstra, operator/manager environmental affairs, Spliethoff (Bio)
Spliethoff recently announced the trial of a new sulphur emission reducing scrubber.
Jankees Metzlar, Quality Department Manager/DPA, Management Facilities Group (Bio)
Management Facilities Group recently started developing recommendations for reducing energy cost and emissions.
Gust Biesbroeck, Head of Transportation, ABN AMRO (Bio)
Robbert-Jan Sougé, Director – Shipping Europe, NIBC Bank N.V. (Bio)
Gust and Robbert-Jan will offer a banker’s perspective on financing sustainable shipping.
12:30 DELEGATES LUNCHEON
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13:30 MARITIME INDUSTRY WORLD CAFÉ – PART 1
SMI again invites all participants to engage in a discussion in informal World Café style on three separate yet connected topics that are introduced by three expert speakers.How will the new sulphur legislation impact shipping?
Simon Brown, Director of International Marine Business, WR Systems (Bio)
Simon will provide options available to tackle fuel based operational challenges.
What will it take to accelerate the transition to LNG-powered shipping?
Matthé Bakker, Head of Solutions Netherlands, Det Norske Veritas (Bio)
Matthé’s presentation will tackle logistical, legal and safety challenges in LNG bunkering.What instruments can port authorities use to promote sustainable shipping?
Fer van de Laar, Managing Director, International Association of Ports and Harbors, Europe Office and Director, World Ports Climate Initiative (Bio)
Fer will present incentives and plans of action that ports can use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while continuing their role as transportation and economic centers.
15:15 NETWORKING BREAK
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15:45 MARITIME INDUSTRY WORLD CAFÉ – PART II
The three introductory speakers will highlight audience key findings on the discussed topics and the conference chair will wrap up.

16:15

STAKEHOLDERS VIEWS ON SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
Maritime operations and the maritime ecosystem
Chris Karman, Manager Business Development, IMARES (Bio), looks at maritime sustainability from a broader perspective and will present IMARES’ ecosystem approach for the maritime industry, offering case studies on deep sea mining activities and Arctic operations.
A marine contractor’s view on compliance and rewards
Jaap Bakker, Manager Newbuilding at Van Oord Shipmanagement (Bio)
Van Oord operates a fleet of some 240 vessels. Jaap will present how Van Oord manages compliance with environmental regulations as well as how environmental performance can offer a competitive advantages in major tender procedures.
17:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION
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18:30 END OF CONFERENCE
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