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Key Sessions

Rania Tadros

Global Keynote: One Belt One Road: The Opportunity for Shipping

Ince & Co, UAE

Nov 27
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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
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Registration & Morning Networking
08:45 - 09:00 15 mins
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Welcome Remarks from ShipTech Middle East
  • Fazel Fazelbhoy - Chief Executive Officer, SynOff, UAE
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
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Dubai Maritime City Authority Welcome Address
  • Khamis Ghumail - Director – Maritime Traffic Management, Dubai Maritime City Authority, UAE
09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
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Opening Keynote: ADNOC Logistics & Services, UAE
  • Abdulkareem Al Masabi - CEO, ADNOC Logistics & Services, UAE
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
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Global Keynote: One Belt One Road: The Opportunity for Shipping
  • Rania Tadros - Managing Partner, Ince & Co, UAE

Seizing the opportunities presented by one of the defining economic initiatives of our time.

The One Belt One Road policy will redefine trade patterns between Asia, with repercussions for the maritime industry that will unlock commercial opportunities, but also create new legal challenges for the shipping supply chain.

10:00 - 10:15 15 mins
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Onstage Q&A

This exclusive and interactive session will give attendees the opportunity to interact with the keynote speaker through our dedicated event app and facilitated interview style question and answer session allowing you to engage with the speaker and have all of your questions answered.

10:15 - 10:20 5 mins
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Interactive Voting

Using your smartphone or laptop, attendees will have the chance to take part in an interactive voting session at the start of the day. Polling will take place again at the end of the with results compared to see how opinions have been affected throughout the course of the day.

10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
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Oil Price Forecast: What is the Mid- to Long-Term Outlook on Oil Prices And Should Safeguards Be Put in Place To Protect Your Interests?
  • Yannis Botonakis - Legal & Insurance Manager & Senior Commercial Officer, Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Greece
  • Vivek Srivastava - Business Development, Strategy & Analytics, Heidmar, UK
  • Sanaz Taransari - Commercial Manager, Seaport International Shipping Company, UAE
  • Moderator Fazel Fazelbhoy - Chief Executive Officer, SynOff, UAE
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
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Executive Speed Networking and Morning Coffee Break

Get your business cards ready and join this structured and fast paced networking format where every minute a bell will ring and participants will shift places. It is designed to accelerate business contacts where participants can share their professional background and business goals.

12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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Shifting Tides: The Future Of Ship Building and the Impact the Far East and Political Events are Having on Middle East’s Shipping Businesses

Do you have all the facts and information you need to know to make the most cost-effective decisions over the long-term? Analysing the correlation between price, safety, quality and longevity.

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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Blockchain: Increasing Efficiencies and Committing to a Fundamental Digital Transformation to Ensure Profitability
  • David Galea - Partner, Ince & Co, UAE
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
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14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
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Global Regulations Coming Into Force I Action dates on the upcoming IMO regulations and what you need to plan for
  • Andrew Sillitoe - Lead Specialist, Regulatory Risk Assessment – Regulatory Affairs, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd's Register, UK
  • A summary of key current regulatory changes, confirmed and under development
  • To include notable safety and environmental challenges
  • Understanding Middle East specific challenges in response to the global regulatory landscape
14:40 - 15:15 35 mins
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Global Regulations: Planning and Enforcing Compliance
  • Faig Abbasov - Shipping Officer, Transport & Environment, Belgium
  • Tony Field - Marine & Offshore Manager – Middle East & Africa, Lloyd's Register, UAE
  • Key operational challenges behind compliance
  • Assessing the short, mid and long-term practicalities
  • Understanding the Middle East specific challenges in response to the Global regulatory landscape
  • What is the true cost of compliance?
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
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Afternoon Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Future of Ports: Will Middle Eastern Ports Continue to Succeed?
  • Tamer Masoud - Harbour Master, Port of Fujairah
  • Rakesh Yadav - Assistant Manager - Fleet Management, Bahri, UAE
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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Balancing Cost and Compliance: Challenges in Meeting D-2 Implementation and Beyond
  • Outlining the differences between older vessels and new builds
  • Following policy whilst complying with regulations
  •  Working with the supply chain – port state control, flag states suppliers and third parties
17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
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Interactive Re-Voting

Using your smartphone or laptop, attendees will have the chance to re-vote on the day’s earlier questions to see how the results may have changed based on new learnings from throughout the day.

17:05 - 17:10 5 mins
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Close of Conference & Lloyd’s List Awards