Informa Maritime is part of the Knowledge and Networking Division of Informa PLC
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.
Dr Theofanis Karayannis
Key developments at MEPC71
Shipping2030: Digital Culture & Collaboration
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.
According to the experts digital disruption is never driven by incumbent industry players, who are too focussed on protecting legacy models and revenues. But can we break that cycle in shipping and maritime? From skunkworks and acquisitions to collaborative partnerships can we leverage disruptive technology for a collective approach to transforming the industry?
GST: Air Emissions & Alternative Fuels (Morning)
GST Stream: Ballast Water Management (Morning)
Take the opportunity to ask the key regulators questions regarding ballast water treatment and discharge compliance.
Shipping2030: Connectivity - The Gateway Drug
For Digital Natives the Internet is as essential as oxygen and the digital transformation of any industry depends upon it. As a result of often misaligned objectives within industry stakeholder groups, getting connectivity onto ships has historically been problematic, but with the advent of connectivity-as-a-service, the landscape has changed.
With enterprise-grade connectivity now an affordable reality the doors are opening to real-time data analytics, performance monitoring and fundamental change in the way ships and equipment can be understood, optimised and utilised. How can connectivity suppliers help operators to get maximum value from their connectivity investments and smart ships?
Blockchain is making headlines in the shipping and maritime industry. This workshop will provide an in-depth opportunity for participants to understand the concept of blockchain, identify a set of critical questions to examine before jumping on the blockchain hype train, and learn about some current concrete use cases and applications within the shipping and maritime industry.
Shipping2030: Digital Supply Chain, Increasing Transparency & DX (Digital) Economy
Differentiating between shipping and maritime generates a more nuanced understanding of digital need across the two intertwined industries. Discuss how a more digitalised maritime industry would benefit the shipping supply chain as a whole, and link up the ‘first and last mile’ of shipping to the rest of the digitalised supply chain, for greater transparency and more accurate delivery schedules.
Join “Mr IoT” – Deloitte Digital’s Chief IoT Technologist Robert Schmid as he shows how IoT can bring business value to the shipping industry—making shipping smarter. Success comes from thinking big, starting small and scaling fast. Learn how capturing value through innovation is a key to thinking big, get tips for how to start small and scale up, and discover how the intersection of people, data and intelligent machines help drive future capabilities of IoT.
During 2017 Gartner predicts that the marketing department will become the largest purchaser of technology in the enterprise, but whilst marketing, PR and media engagement is going social, driven by data, analytics and automation in other sectors, the shipping and maritime industry seems stuck in the past. To what extent is shipping invisible and misunderstood because marketing and PR practitioners and the maritime media are following outdated practices, and what is the opportunity for the industry to use new technology to cut costs and collectively engage better in the digital age?
GST Stream: Air Emissions & Alternative Fuels (Afternoon)
Hear from some key players on the realities, costs and timelines associated with bringing a steady LNG fuel supply to the market.
In this new session, representatives will present the options, costs, benefits and challenges of utilising their fuels as an alternative to HFOs in a quick fire format with time for Q&A and discussions between presenters and audience.
GST Stream: Ballast Water Management (Afternoon)
Take the opportunity to listen to top manufacturers as they present on latest BWMS designs and concepts where they present need to know information and move so that delegates get a round up from the whole industry.
In this unique session, work against the clock to retrofit and operate a ballast water management system. Take pointers from the experts and come back together for takeaways following the conference.
Shipping2030: Workshop & Digital Culture
What technologies are coming? When are they coming? How will they change your business and what are the motivations for investing in them? Instead of looking into the crystal ball of Industry 4.0, help us create a data-driven prognosis for shipping 2030. This workshop includes a live and anonymous audience survey with real time results and facilitated discussion.
Finish the day with a glass of fizz and discuss top priorities for greener and more sustainable shipping with key feedback at the end of the session.