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08:55 09:00 (5 mins)

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Welcome from ShipTech Middle East Team

09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

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Dubai Maritime City Authority Keynote Address

  • Khamis Ghumail - Director – Maritime Traffic Management, Dubai Maritime City Authority

09:10 09:30 (20 mins)

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Saudi Aramco Keynote

  • Senior representative, Saudi Aramco

09:30 09:50 (20 mins)

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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

09:50 10:05 (15 mins)

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The Infonomic Mindset - Data as an asset for shipping

Traditionally an asset-based business, shipping has new opportunities in the digital economy to create value from the data flows it has access to. Monetising data as a real asset requires the development of an infonomic mindset within the organisation, the right talent, and the appropriate digital infrastructure necessary to realise economic value from information.

10:05 10:20 (15 mins)

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From Hype to Hyperloop: building the future of mobility

Following the signing of a partnership with Hyperloop One, DP World is collaborating on a technical and economic feasibility study to see how Hyperloop technology can improve the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of DP World's flagship Jebel Ali port. 

10:20 10:50 (30 mins)

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Panel: Shipping's Innovation Capital - Is the Middle East the cradle for shipping's digital future?

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)

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Coffee Break & Exhibition

11:20 11:40 (20 mins)

ShipTech Middle East

Assessing market conditions in Dubai's Maritime Industry

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

Infrastructure investment

Learn about investment trends in future projects and what new projects are set to come online. 

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

ShipTech Middle East

Q&A Where to invest next?

Industry leaders will discuss investment opportunities and strategies for growth in the region for the next 5-10 years. 

11:20 11:35 (15 mins)

Shipping2030

Intelligent Mobility for Shipping - Autonomy and Unmanned Operation

11:35 12:00 (25 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 how enterprise grade services are now a gateway to truly smart operations.

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

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Panel: The Emerging Maritime Ecosystem

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?

12:30 13:30 (60 mins)

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Networking Lunch

13:30 13:50 (20 mins)

ShipTech Middle East

Regulatory and Guidelines Roundup

A review of key environmental regulations and safety guidelines  impacting the shipping industry, including:

  • IMO Ballast Water Convention 
  • Global Sulphur CAP 2020
  • MEG4 guidelines 
  • Mohamed Al Ali - Chief Operating Officer - Maritime, ADNATCO

13:50 14:10 (20 mins)

ShipTech Middle East

Air Emissions – alternative fuels and cleaner engines

Experts will consider and share the latest insight on alternative fuels, abatement technologies and hybrid propulsion systems. 

14:10 14:40 (30 mins)

ShipTech Middle East

Panel: What is the Shippers’ Role in Ensuring Sustainable Transport?

Stakeholders will come together to discuss environmental factors and intermodal freight transportation. 

13:30 13:50 (20 mins)

Shipping2030

Case Study: Internet of Things

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.

13:50 14:10 (20 mins)

Shipping2030

Blockchain for Shipping and Maritime

Blockchain is making headlines in the shipping and maritime industry, so this workshop, led by BLOC CEO and blockchain expert Deanna MacDonald, 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.

 

14:15 14:40 (25 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. 

14:40 15:05 (25 mins)

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Coffee Break & Exhibition

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

ShipTech Middle East

Panel: Update on the Offshore Sector

A study on the local and international offshore market and trends analysis, as well as key updates impacting OSV utilisation including BIMCO Supplytime 2017. 

  • Fazel Fazelbhoy - Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Offshore

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

ShipTech Middle East

Panel: Surviving the Market Downturn

Latest information on terminations of contracts, business opportunities in other sectors and guidance on doing business in tough times. 

  • Florent Kirchoff - General Manager, Swire Pacific Offshore

15:00 15:35 (35 mins)

Shipping2030

Panel: Maritime Cyberwatch

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. 

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

Shipping2030

Panel: Connectivity & Fleet Optimisation

Hear how enterprise grade services are now a reality pushing-up value, reliability and transparency of SatComms. Discuss what technologies like advanced data analytics; real-time performance monitoring; and enhanced communication mean for the connected ship. 

16:00 16:00 (0 mins)

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Conference Close & Lloyd’s List Awards