Aracon 2019 - Rotterdam

The new normal?

Bunkering after 2020 - the commercial, operational and technology disruptors

Thursday 17 - Friday 18 October 2019 ~ One and a half-day conference

A strong line-up of expert local and international speakers will address the key challenges facing the bunker industry in the run up to 2020 and the uncertainties beyond.

Standard Price: €1,095

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Companies who will be speaking at ARACON 2019 include:

  • Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC)
  • BunkerConnect
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Compagnie Maritime Belge 
  • ExxonMobil
  • Forecast Technology
  • G2 Ocean
  • Gasum
  • GP Global
  • Heidmar
  • Hill Dickinson
  • Inatech
  • Insights Global
  • Intertek ShipCare
  • KPI Bridge Oil
  • North P&I Club
  • Port of Antwerp
  • Port of Rotterdam
  • Ports of Lisbon & Aveiro
  • Spliethoff
  • UK Chamber of Shipping
  • Veritas Petroleum Services
  • Vroon
  • Wärtsilä

ARACON 2019 conference topics will include:

  • IMO 2020-compliant fuel availability and quality
  • The scrubber + HSFO debate
  • Alternative fuels and propulsion technologies
  • Credit lines & credit reporting
  • Terms & Conditions and counterparty agreements
  • IMO 2020 regulation – enforcement, penalties and compliant fuel non-availability
  • Port perspectives – how ARA and other northern European ports view IMO 2020, the evolution of the bunker supply sector, and the provision of an alternative fuel delivery infrastructure
  • Q&A with fuel buyers
  • New technologies – from trading platforms to e-BDNs, blockchain to fuel measurement and contamination
  • The new order – post-2020 dynamics for physical suppliers, traders and brokers
  • The LNG bunkering debate

If you believe you can make a strong contribution to the conference programme as a speaker, please contact Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, ARACON Chairman: LBH@petrospot.com

Programme details are updated on a daily basis and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed.

 

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER 2019
08:00 coffee breakRegistration and Welcome Coffee 
Upper Lobby Area - Hilton Hotel 
 
SESSION ONE - ARE WE READY FOR THE 2020 CHALLENGE?
09:00 Chairman's Introduction / Welcome to ARACON
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
 

IMO 2020 fuels – will VLSFO, MGO and HSFO be available, where and when shipping needs it?
Gunnar Kjeldsen, Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas VeriFuel

 

Bunker fuel quality – is there trouble ahead?
Steve Bee, Group Commercial & Business Development Director, Veritas Petroleum Services

 

Counting the cost of compliance – bank lines, credit lines and hedging in a post-2020 world
John Phillips, Head of Bunker Credit Management, Global, GP Global Group

 

Risk mitigation in counterparty relationships – the legal perspective
Bethan Bradley, Partner, Hill Dickinson

 

The bunker delivery – is the landside storage and barge supply infrastructure in place? 

 

Q&A / Panel Discussion
All session speakers

Q&A Panellist Tracy Wardell, Business Development Manager, Intertek ShipCare

10:30 coffee break Morning Coffee Break  
 Upper Lobby 
 
SESSION TWO - THE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO 2020 - NEW FUELS AND TECHNOLOGIES
11:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
 

LNG – the post-2020 roadmap
Claudia Beumer, Sales and Marketing Manager, Wärtsila Marine Solutions, Gas Solutions
Gunnar Helman, Sales Manager Marine, Gasum

 

The potential for hydrogen in shipping’s energy transition
Roy Campe, R&D Manager, Compagnie Maritime Belge

 

The role of financial institutions in overcoming the 2020 CAPEX challenge

  Q&A / Panel Discussion
All session speakers
12:30 lunch-breakNetworking Lunch
Upper Lobby
 
SESSION THREE

PANEL DISCUSSION: HOW DO PORTS VIEW THE POST-2020 ERA FOR SHIPPING AND BUNKER COMPANIES?

In this session, representatives from key ARA and European ports will discuss their respective approaches to the 2020 challenge, the future of the marine fuels sector and its regulation through initiatives such as licensing schemes, the provision of infrastructure for the supply of alternative fuels, the use of open loop scrubbers and the enforcement of the IMO 2020 regulation.

14:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing,  Petrospot Ltd, Editor - Bunkerspot
  Q&A / Panel Discussion

Port of Antwerp
Ronald Backers, Business Analysis & Intelligence Advisor, Port of Rotterdam

15:30 coffee-breakNetworking Coffee Break
Upper Lobby
 
SESSION FOUR

PANEL DISCUSSION: IMO 2020: FUEL BUYERS HAVE THEIR SAY ON THE MARINE FUEL 'REVOLUTION'

In this session, bunker buyers will explain their respective IMO 2020 compliance strategies and ship implementation plans, will give their views on how the supplier/buyer relationship may evolve in the future, and will look at how IMO 2020 compliant fuel availability at global ports will impact on their fuel procurement plans.

16:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing,  Petrospot Ltd, Editor - Bunkerspot
  Q&A / Panel Discussion

Leon van Duivendijk Director Shared Resources, Vroon B.V.

Sjaak Klap, VP, Business Development, Spliethoff

Mike Ball, Senior Manager Bunkers, G2 Ocean

17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing,  Petrospot Ltd, Editor - Bunkerspot
17:30 End of Day One Conference Sessions  
19:00 Drinks Reception − Royal Maas Yacht Club 
20:00 - 22:00 ARACON Dinner − Royal Maas Yacht Club  VT
FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 2019
08:00 coffee breakRegistration and Welcome Coffee 
Upper Lobby Area
SESSION FIVE - GETTING TO KNOW THE TECHNOLOGY 'DISRUPTORS'

While shipping and the marine fuels sectors are working to meet the IMO 2020 deadline, industry stakeholders are also calling for greater transparency in the fuel supply chain. This session will look at how new technology is being harnessed to change the way that the bunker industry transacts its business.

09:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
 

Blockchain – delivering visibility to bunker delivery operations and the fuel value chain
Stuart Hall, Technical Sales Director, Forecast Technology Ltd
Marc Johnson, Chief Sustainability Officer & Director of MBL, Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration

 

Commercial operations – will trading platforms and other technology solutions change fuel procurement practices?
Alok Sharma, Head of Commercial, Inatech
Mounir Bendouch, CEO, BunkerConnect

  Going paperless – how new solutions, such as e-BDNs, can facilitate and streamline bunker deliveries
  Q&A / Panel Discussion
All session speakers
10:30 coffee-breakNetworking Coffee Break
Upper Lobby
SESSION SIX - THE BIGGER PICTURE - THE POST-2020 OUTLOOK FOR SHIPPING AND MARINE FUELS
11:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
 

What will a multi-fuel, low carbon future look like?
Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, ExxonMobil

 

Adapting to change: redefining the trader’s role in the post-2020 marketplace
Kasper Nielsen, Managing Director, KPI Bridge Oil Rotterdam

  Consolidation and recalibration – the changing dynamics of the bunker sector
  IMO 2020 enforcement – how will be the regulation be applied and what will be the penalties for non-compliance?
  The sustainability challenge – beyond regulation. Shipping is coming under growing pressure from other players in the global supply chain to reduce its environmental footprint
13:00 Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
13:05 lunch-breakNetworking Lunch
Upper Lobby
14:00 End of ARACON 2019

 

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  • VPS
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  • Oilchart International
    Silver
  • BunkerTrace
    Silver
  • Logic Vision
    Bronze
  • Wartsila Netherlands B.V.
    Bronze
  • Inatech Europe
    Bronze
  • Caland Advocaten
    Bronze

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