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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
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Registration
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Main agenda
Chair's Welcome
  • Christoper Pålsson - Managing Director, Lloyd's List Intelligence
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09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Dubai Maritime City Authority Keynote Address
  • Khamis Ghumail - Director – Maritime Traffic Management, Dubai Maritime City Authority
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09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
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Saudi Aramco Keynote
  • Salem Enizi - Superintendent Marine Operations – WR, Saudi Aramco
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09:50 - 10:15 25 mins
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Keynote Address: Digital transformation at Abu Dhabi Ports
  • Noura Al Dhaheri - Maqta Gateway General Manager, Abu Dhabi Ports
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10:15 - 10:50 35 mins
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Panel: Shipping's Innovation Capital - Is the Middle East the Cradle for Shipping's Digital Future?
  • Peter Erceg - SVP, Global Cyber & Technology, Lockton
  • Abbas Sabuwala - Head of Information Security & Support Systems, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)
  • Waleed Altamimi - COO, TASNEEF
  • Tony Field - Marine & Offshore Manager – Middle East & Africa, Lloyd's Register
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From the hyperloop to smart blockchain initiatives Dubai and its neighbours are on the leading edge of emerging technology evaluation and deployment across all sectors. How can the shipping and maritime industries leverage the growing digital expertise and infrastructure in the region, and learn from its innovation agenda?

10:50 - 11:20 30 mins
Main agenda
Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:20 - 11:35 15 mins
Shipping2030
Internet of Things
  • Justine John - Local Business Unit Manager Marine & Ports – Middle East, ABB
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Understand the intersection of people, data and intelligent machines and what the future capabilities of IoT are. Breaking down the sometimes complex concepts of IoT, appreciate the bottom-line advantages of sensors, Big Data, machine learning, M2M communication, and automation for productivity, efficiency, operations and costs.

11:35 - 12:00 25 mins
Shipping2030
Disruptive Connectivity
  • Barbara Bersani - Head of Sales Europe South and MEA, Marlink
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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 how enterprise grade services are now a gateway to truly smart operations.

12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
Shipping2030
Panel: The Emerging Maritime Ecosystem
  • Richard Clayton - Chief correspondent, Lloyd's List
  • Jesper Kjaedegaard - Partner, Mercator International
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The new Digital (DX) economy has platforms at its core and the ecosystems that will shape business in the future are forming around them. What are the platforms emerging in maritime, why are they important and what might the ecosystems in shipping in the future look like?

11:20 - 11:40 20 mins
ShipTech Middle East
Assessing Market Conditions in Dubai's Maritime Industry
  • Christoper Pålsson - Managing Director, Lloyd's List Intelligence
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This session will analyse Dubai’s shipping volumes, examine growth opportunities and challenges in the region.

11:40 - 12:00 20 mins
ShipTech Middle East
Q&A Where to Invest Next?
  • Marcus Machin - CEO, Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Limited
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Industry leaders will discuss investment opportunities and strategies for growth in the region for the next 5-10 years. 

12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
ShipTech Middle East
Regulatory and Guidelines Roundup
  • Hani Al Ghoul - Dept. Head - Shipping & Maintenance, Asset Integrity, ADNOC
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A review of key environmental regulations and safety guidelines  impacting the shipping industry, including:

  • IMO Ballast Water Convention 
  • Global Sulphur CAP 2020
  • MEG4 guidelines 
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Main agenda
Networking Lunch
13:30 - 13:55 25 mins
Shipping2030
Data Analytics
  • Argyris Stasinakis - Partner, Marine Traffic
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A run through of using data analytics to your advantage. 

14:00 - 14:25 25 mins
Shipping2030
Cyber Security On Board Ships
  • Philip Tinsley - Manager, Maritime Security, BIMCO
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13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
ShipTech Middle East
Air Emissions – Alternative Fuels and Cleaner Engines
  • Saleem Alavi - Consultant / Advisor, Former Maritime Advisor and Director of the UAE Ship Registry & Adviser to the National Transport Authority
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Experts will consider and share the latest insight on alternative fuels, abatement technologies and hybrid propulsion systems. 

13:50 - 14:15 25 mins
ShipTech Middle East
Maritime casualties: Effective loss prevention methods infrequently used
  • Andre Persad, P&O Maritime
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  • What is the cost to vessel owners when serious accidents occur?
  • Is reducing human error a myth or a possibility in the maritime sector 
  • Prevent insurance claims based on promoting best practice safety culture 
  • Why safety leadership from the top down is the key driver
14:15 - 14:40 25 mins
ShipTech Middle East
Panel: Update on the Offshore Sector
  • Fazel Fazelbhoy - Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Offshore
  • Mark Kachouh - Director of Business Development, MENA, Seacor Marine
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A study on the local and international offshore market and trends analysis, as well as key updates impacting OSV utilisation including BIMCO Supplytime 2017. 

14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
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Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Shipping2030
Panel: Maritime Cyberwatch
  • Philip Tinsley - Manager, Maritime Security, BIMCO
  • Simone Vernacchia - Senior Director - Digital, CyberSecurity, Resilience and Infrastructure, PWC
  • Benjamin Dineshkar - Senior Consultant Maritime Advisory, DNV GL
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With the very latest intelligence and data around cyber security and resilience in shipping and maritime, this panel will discuss where our challenges lie today, and answer pressing questions from the Shipping2030 audience. 

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
ShipTech Middle East
Panel: Surviving the Market Downturn
  • Florent Kirchoff - General Manager, Swire Pacific Offshore
  • Ian Chung - Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
  • Sanaz Taransari - Commercial Manager, Seaport International Shipping
  • Omar Omar - Partner, UAE Head of Transport & Insurance, Al Tamimi & Company
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Latest information on terminations of contracts, business opportunities in other sectors and guidance on doing business in tough times. 

15:30 - 15:30 0 mins
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Conference Close and Lloyd’s List Awards