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08:00 09:00 (60 mins)

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Registration & Coffee

09:00 09:30 (30 mins)

Main agenda

Keynote Address

A range of global megatrends are colliding headlong with a range of breakthrough technologies experiencing exponential growth. The combinatorial effect, together with new generational mind-sets, will be a world that changes more in the next few decades than it has in the past few centuries. The impact on shipping will be profound, and there are as many opportunities as there are threats.

  • K D Adamson - Futurist & CEO, Futurenautics

09:30 09:45 (15 mins)

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Ship Owner Case Study: A Vision for Transformative Technology

A fully digital shipping industry needs a fully digital maritime industry. Ship owners need to facilitate top-down innovation in their business models and vessels. For an understanding of how this is achieved, this presentation provides a case study on the potential and success of transformative technology in action.

09:45 10:00 (15 mins)

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A Sustainable Business Model for Future Shipping

  • Increased earning potential through smart shipping
  • Strategic partnerships for enhanced performance
  • Optimising lifecycle efficiency
  • Pierpaolo Barbone - Vice President, Wartsila Services

10:00 10:35 (35 mins)

Main agenda

Panel: The State of Digital Transformation in Shipping

The Waypoint Digital survey shows that shipping and maritime companies recognise digital transformation is key to the future commercial success of their businesses, but few feel they understand what's necessary to achieve it. As digital transitions from 'initiative' status to a strategic business imperative, this panel examines the global context for the digital shift in shipping, the reality of the new 'seaconomics', what the data tells us about the health of the industry, and how different companies are collaborating to drive the digital transformation of their operations.

  • Moderator K D Adamson - Futurist & CEO, Futurenautics
  • Andre Simha - Global Chief Information Officer, MSC Group
  • Pierpaolo Barbone - Vice President, Wartsila Services
  • Chris Rex - Head of Research, Danish Ship Finance

10:35 11:20 (45 mins)

Main agenda

Coffee and Networking Break

11:10 11:25 (15 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Global Liner Keynote Address

Over the past years, the shipping industry has been shaken by a number of developments on an unprecedented scale: historically low profitability, disruption by new players from outside the industry, accelerated consolidation and even bankruptcy. This has put pressure on carriers and is an obvious threat to supply chain stability. On top of that, trade patterns are changing and customers are increasingly demanding solutions that are instant, 24/7 and easy to use.

The presentation will look at the current state of the shipping industry, key trends and prognosis for the future, and explore Maersk Line’s approach to reducing supply chain complexity and elevating customer experience.

  • Robbert Van Trooijen - Chief Executive , Asia Pacific Region Maersk Line

11:25 12:00 (35 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Shipping Leadership Forum | A critical look at the industry: scale vs agility. What's the next big thing in shipping?

Our panel of industry leaders and experts will come together to discuss:

  • The impact of the transformative changes we have seen in 2016
  • How is the industry performing in today's market conditions?

  • What foreseeable developments can be expected mid and long term
  • What trends can we see and should be monitoring?
  • How are business models likely to change?
  • Have we seen this before? If so, what are the lessons?

Share your thoughts on these talking points or post your questions to our panel. Good strategies start from good questions.

  • Moderator Lars Jensen - Conference Chairman | CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
  • Robbert Van Trooijen - Chief Executive , Asia Pacific Region Maersk Line
  • Nicolas Sartini - Chief Executive Officer, APL
  • Tim Ponath - Managing Director, NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
  • Niklas Holck - Managing Director, Costamare Shipping Company

12:00 12:15 (15 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Were is the money? Global Economic Outlook, Investment and the Container Market

Setting the scene, Chris will synthesize the key points of the Shipping Market Review Report, a comprehensive research project meant to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy and its impact on the shipping industry. The research combines global macroeconomics with technological innovation and the aim is to gain better insights into the dynamics that are shaping the outlook for the shipping industry.

  • Chris Rex - Head of Research, Danish Ship Finance

12:15 12:50 (35 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Shippers Panel | The Self-Service Model: Is this what customers want?

In an attempt to get an informed answer to that all important question "What do customers want?", our panel of shippers will address:

  • How is the shift to digital shipping impacting their business and relationships?
  • Can they see a ROI already, or have any challenges come up?
  • Is the industry going in the right direction for digital adoption, or is it already behind?
  • Will this drive even further reduction in choice of carriers and suppliers? 
  • Balance sheet: how are your expectations met?
  • Moderator Lars Jensen - Conference Chairman | CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
  • Esther Loh - Global Documentation Process Improvement Leader, Dow Chemical
  • Matthew Tillman - CEO & Co-Founder, Haven
  • Bjorn Vang Jensen - VP Global Logistics, Electrolux

11:10 11:25 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Bigger Than Shipping: the digital journey for shipping's customers

Digital disruption affects shipping's customers too, and understanding the challenges they face is a prerequisite for adding value in the future. Learn where shipping is, and isn't, delivering from one of its customers.

11:25 12:00 (35 mins)

Shipping2030

Panel: Leadership at the Digital Edge

From the largest companies in the industry to bright start-ups, how do CEOs craft, hone and implement a digital vision for their organisation and their people, whilst staying abreast of the operational necessities day-to-day. This panel brings together a diverse range of views and experiences of leading at the digital edge.

  • Mark O'Neil - President & CEO, Columbia Ship Management
  • Ian Livingstone - Managing Director, Ankaa Ltd

12:00 12:15 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Panel: Disruptive Connectivity

For many years the cost and complexity of deep sea communications acted as a brake on digital developments, but now the scale and speed of improvements in connectivity is fundamentally changing the landscape. From nanosats and high-throughput networks to cognitive networked high frequency radio, learn from those at the bleeding edge of maritime connectivity.

  • Mark Dembitz - Business Development Executive, Spire Global
  • Toni Linden - CEO, KNL Networks
  • Geir Isene - Co-Founder, a-circle
  • Senior Representative, Intelsat

12:25 12:50 (25 mins)

Shipping2030

Panel: Optimal Connection

With enterprise grade connectivity an affordable reality how are real-time data, analytics and performance monitoring changing the way ships and equipment can be understood, optimised and utilised?


  • Petteri Saares - Area Business Support Director, MEA,, Wärtsilä Services
  • Eric Jan Bakker - Head of Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink

12:50 14:00 (70 mins)

Main agenda

Networking Development Lunch

14:00 14:15 (15 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Trade data - why and how to use it. Application: China Market in Focus

This session is an attempt at bringing home why it is important to use trade data in strategic decision making. Michel will present a specific data set for China and wider Asian market to understand where the growth is and adjust your business model.


  • Michel Looten - Director, Maritime Seabury Group

14:15 14:30 (15 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Checking In: Demand Dynamics and their impact on alliances

Hear Drewry's lastest insight and analysis of:

  • Impact and significance at the trade route / alliance level
  • The link between container trade growth and consumer spending
  • Han Ning - Senior Consultant, Drewry

14:30 14:45 (15 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Global container ship Supply outlook


  • The current orderbook
  • Big picture scrapping trends
  • Possible deployment by the lines
  • Mr Tan Hua Joo - Executive Consultant, Alphaliner

14:45 15:00 (15 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Boost Your Numbers | Revenue growth opportunities through supply chain optimisation

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

From the business, not the spreadsheets: Intra-Asia Trade Update

Along with intra-Asia market updates, this operator will touch on some of the questions that have been put forward in the past months:

  • Is capacity an issue causing freight and bunker rates rise?
  • Is China's dominance on the market a reason for concern?
  • Changes in volumes and their impact on transshipment hubs - are they a threat?
  • Growth in Indian sub-continent 

Join the discussion and ask your questions.

  • Tim Wickmann - CEO, MCC

14:00 14:15 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

New Kids on the Block

Blockchain is becoming a buzz word within the shipping industry, but it's important to have a strategic grasp of what the technology can and cannot enable. BLOC CEO and blockchain expert Deanna MacDonald will explaining the loose concept of blockchain, and contextualise the technology for shipping and maritime stakeholders.


  • Deanna MacDonald - CEO & Co-Founder, BLOC

14:15 14:30 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Digitalising Trade

The recently announced Digital Trade Chain (DTC) in Europe aims to make domestic and cross-border commerce easier. Join this case study to understand how digital is changing the nature of international trade, and explore the feasibility of a similar scheme in Asia.


14:30 14:45 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Digital Utilities - A Maritime Blueprint

In the same way that big and small firms plug into power grids and communication grids, the time is ripe for a Maritime Business Utility. Offering plug-in services which will cover everything from basic units of transactions to data analytics and intelligence, Marcura has a pioneering mission to streamline transactions and help each stakeholder embrace the internal change needed.

  • Jens Poulsen - CEO, The Marcura Group

14:45 15:30 (45 mins)

Shipping2030

Panel: Redefining relationships: how collaboration, transparency, and integration can transform supply chains and internal processes

Consumer demands and customer expectations are evolving rapidly, redefining the relationship between shipping, it's suppliers, the cargo owners and the end-users. How can collaborative business models, facilitated by digital technology, enable faster responses, benefit the shipping supply chain as a whole, and begin to create new value?


  • Peter Schellenberger - Regional Director Ship Supply Chain Asia, V.Ships Asia Group Pte. Ltd.
  • Shen Lee Loh - Regional Manager, Vendor Management, Stolt-Nielsen Limited
  • Tristan Howitt - CEO, X-Press Feeders
  • Jens Poulsen - CEO, The Marcura Group

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

Main agenda

Coffee and Networking Break

16:00 16:40 (40 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Consolidation Panel: How is the business model working?

  • Have business operations inside alliances changed drastically?
  • How are alliances differentiating themselves?
  • What is the impact for shippers - what are the benefits?
  • Are customer expectations better understood and serviced?
  • Moderator James Baker - Editor, Lloyd's Containers
  • Tom Behrens-Sorensen - Professional Board Member, ECCO Sko A/S
  • Tristan Howitt - CEO, X-Press Feeders
  • Bjorn Vang Jensen - VP Global Logistics, Electrolux

16:40 17:00 (20 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Interview | Competition regulation: focus on digital platforms

Policy updates:

  • Competition law and protectionism - what are the measures and potential threats?
  • Are the correct provisions in place for digital shipping?
  • What about enforcement?

Plus: How is Technology Changing Relationships Between Institutions and Clients in the Import - Export Business?

  • Are administrations keeping up with digital and technology adoption?
  • Have any notable changes taken place to reduce administrative burden and streamline trade?
  •  How does Asia-Pacific fare compared to other regions?




  • Gerald Yee - Marine Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis

17:00 17:15 (15 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

A Different Kind of Disruption | US Market and Policy Updates

Policy updates, opportunities and potential threats coming out of America:

  • What can we expect from the new administration mid and long term?
  • What concerns have already emerged and how is the US addressing them?
  • How is the administration supporting and promoting trade?

17:15 17:20 (5 mins)

Global Liner Shipping

Global Liner Shipping Wrap Up Day 1

  • Lars Jensen - Conference Chairman | CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting

16:00 16:15 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Crewing: Getting the Right Skills for Shipping's Future

New technologies require new skills, potentially accelerating the problems of recruitment and retention in shipping. But, will a more technologically advanced industry attract a younger, more digitally skilled workforce? What will be the impact of autonomous vessels on crewing?


  • Marcin Wolasiewicz - Crew Director - Asia-Pacific Region, V.Ships

16:15 16:30 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Ship Owner Case Study: Creating a Digital Culture in Your Business

Widespread organisational change to embrace digital and disruptive technology requires leadership from the top. This presentation provides an overview and case study of the personal motivation, leadership skills and results of implementing a digital vision in maritime.


  • Rajesh Unni - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Marine Pte. Ltd.

16:30 16:45 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

From Crew Welfare, to Crew Wellbeing - The digital dividend

16:45 17:00 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Face Value: Enterprise Social Networks for shipping

17:10 17:55 (45 mins)

Shipping2030

The Digital Fleet - Tracking, Data, Analytics and Optimisation

Technologies are allowing ship operators and wider stakeholders to understand their operations like never before. From enterprise-grade connectivity, to positioning, navigation and integrated on-board systems, plus data collection, cleaning, management and analytics, the digital fleet needs to integrate with the digital enterprise. Understand how vessels and fleets can reduce costs, improve their environmental footprint and add value to charterers and BCOs.

17:10 17:55 (45 mins)

Shipping2030

Blockchain for Shipping and Maritime

Blockchain is making headlines in the shipping and maritime industry. Our workshop, led by BLOC CEO and blockchain expert Deanna MacDonald, will provide an in-depth opportunity for participants to understand the concept of blockchain and identify a set of critical questions to examine, before jumping on the blockchain hype train. The session will examine current, concrete use cases and applications within the shipping and maritime industry.

  • Deanna MacDonald - CEO & Co-Founder, BLOC

17:10 17:55 (45 mins)

Shipping2030

Social IS Business

Social engagement is becoming an integral part of commercial success as marketing stops being about advertising, and becomes about a conversation. Led by one of the most successful social media practitioners in the industry Lena Göthberg, whose Shipping Podcast has over 80,000 downloads, this workshop will explain which social networks the maritime and shipping ecosystem is using, and for what different purposes, give you guidelines for how you can best use these channels, help you to find your authentic voice, and target your resources intelligently to find new customers and positively influence stakeholders.

  • Lena Gothberg, Shipping Podcast

17:30 19:30 (120 mins)

Main agenda

Gala Drinks Reception