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Key Sessions

Karen Purnell

Closing Keynote: ITOPF Limited

ITOPF Limited, UK

Nov 28
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08:30 - 09:15 45 mins
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Registration & Morning Networking
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
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Opening remarks from the Chair and Day 1 Recap
09:30 - 10:15 45 mins
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Fuels of the Future: Assessing the Options for 2020
  • Pawan Sahni - Senior Principal Surveyor & Manager, Business Development Middle East, DNV GL, UAE
  • Deepti Sewraz - Consultant, Maritime Advisory Middle East, DNV GL, UAE
  • Scrubbers – Are they a viable option?
  • LNG as a marine fuel – what are the implications on infrastructure
  • Other Alternative fuels (Methanol etc.)
10:15 - 10:30 15 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.

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
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Morning Coffee Break
11:20 - 11:50 30 mins
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The Technology of Gas and Other Fuels: Alternative Fuels for Clean Power Sustainability
  • Saleem Alavi - President, Sea Commerce, UAE
  • Assessing the increasing interest in hybrid fuels
  • Understanding the parameters considered when looking at the global bunker situation
  • LNG and Methanol as alternatives and the investment needed for ship owners to fully utilise them
12:00 - 13:00 60 mins
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13:00 - 13:45 45 mins
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Crew Competence, Quality and Technology: Improving Crew Standards and Capabilities in Line with Technological Advancements
  • Claire Pekcan - Director, Safe Marine, UK

With marine technology growing in complexity, the focus will soon be on manpower cost savings. The focus now needs to be on crew competence and technical training to have a fully developed asset.

13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
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Closing Keynote: ITOPF Limited
  • Karen Purnell - Managing Director, ITOPF Limited, UK
14:15 - 14:30 15 mins
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Interactive Re-Voting
14:30 - 14:30 0 mins
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Close of ShipTech Middle East 2018 & Coffee