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.

Early Bird Price: €795 (Save €300) ending Thursday 15 August 2019
Standard Price: €1,095

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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 Registration and Welcome Coffee 
Upper Lobby Area - Hilton Hotel 
 

SESSION ONE - ARE WE READY FOR THE 2020 CHALLENGE?

• IMO 2020 fuels – will VLSFO, MGO and HSFO be available, where and when shipping needs it?
• Bunker fuel quality – is there trouble ahead?
• Counting the cost of compliance – bank lines, credit lines and hedging in a post-2020 world
• Risk mitigation in counterparty relationships – the legal perspective
• The bunker delivery – is the landside storage and barge supply infrastructure in place?

09:00 Chairman's Introduction / Welcome to ARACON
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
  Q&A / Panel Discussion
All session speakers
10:30 coffee break Morning Coffee Break  
 Upper Lobby 
 

SESSION TWO - THE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO 2020 - NEW FUELS AND TECHNOLOGIES

• LNG – the post-2020 roadmap
• The potential for hydrogen in shipping’s energy transition
• The role of financial institutions in overcoming the 2020 CAPEX challenge

11:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
  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
All session speakers
15:30 coffee-break Networking 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
All session speakers
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 lunch-breakRegistration and Welcome Coffee
Upper Lobby 

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


• Blockchain – delivering visibility to bunker delivery operations and the fuel value chain
• Commercial operations – will trading platforms and other technology solutions change fuel procurement practices?
• Going paperless – how new solutions, such as e-BDNs, can facilitate and streamline bunker deliveries

09:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
  Q&A / Panel Discussion
All session speakers
10:30 lunch-break Networking Coffee Break
Upper Lobby

SESSION SIX - THE BIGGER PICTURE - THE POST-2020 OUTLOOK FOR SHIPPING AND MARINE FUELS

• What will a multi-fuel, low carbon future look like?
• 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.

11:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
13:00 Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
13:05 coffee-break Networking Lunch
Upper Lobby 
14:00 End of ARACON 2019

 

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Thursday 15 August 2019

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