Aracon 2020 - Virtual - FREE

ARACON 2020: What lies ahead?

Wednesday 2 Dec 2020, 09:00 – Thursday 3 Dec 2020, 17:00 GMT

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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.

 

WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2020
  Chairman's Introduction / Welcome to ARACON
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd 
SESSION ONE: INDUSTRY OUTLOOK: THE VIEW FROM THE CLOSE OF A TUMULTUOUS YEAR
IMO 2020 was set to be the headline focus for shipping and the marine fuels sectors this year but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unforeseen, deep and lasting changes for global trade, national economies and all industries which, in turn, have severely impacted shipping’s day-to-day business. This session looks at what the future may hold for the shipping and refining sectors in the short to medium term, and how long the downturn in bunker demand may continue – with a sharp focus on the ARA region.
  Shipping Outlook
Mark Williams, Managing Director, Shipping Strategy / ship.energy
  Refining Outlook
Damien Valdenaire, Science Executive, Refinery Technology, Concawe (European Petroleum Refiners Association)
SESSION TWO: THE COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE: NAVIGATING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND FINDING OPPORTUNITIES
This session looks at whether the industry is set for a period of consolidation after the seismic commercial and operational shocks of 2020. Looking ahead, do bunker contracts need to be revisited and have the year’s events changed bunker purchasing patterns? 
  Panel Moderator 
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
  Bunker Price Predictions
Alexander Raguz, CEO, 4 seee GmbH
Industry Consolidation/ Sector Trends
Daniel Rose, CEO, LQM Petroleum Services LLC
  Bunker buying platforms
Christian Plum, Co-Founder, Bunker Metric
  Contractual Issues
Bethan Bradley, Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP
  Buying Patterns
Leon van Duivendijk, Director Shared Resources, Vroon B.V.
SESSION THREE: FUEL QUALITY – IMO 2020, BUNKER DISPUTES – AND IS ISO 8217 FIT FOR PURPOSE?
The industry has now had almost a year to assess the IMO 2020-compliant very low sulphur fuel oils (VLSFO). There have been quality problems with these fuels, and we may still be on a learning curve over issues such as stability and shelf life. This session assesses what 2020 has taught us in relation to VLSFOs – not forgetting marine gasoil and high sulphur fuel oil. It also considers whether IMO 2020 has resulted in an anticipated spike in bunker disputes and if the pressure is growing for a revision of ISO 8217.
  Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
An Overview of Global Fuel Quality Trends and Regional Variations
Muhammad Usman, Product Manager, Lloyd’s Register FOBAS
  Fuel Quality and Trends in the ARA Market (VLSFO, MGO and HSFO)
Gunnar Kjeldsen, Global Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas VeriFuels
  2020 Review 
Steve Bee, Group Commercial Director, Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)
  Bunker Disputes
Cherry Almeida, Partner, Caland Advocaten
SESSION FOUR: THE SUPPLIERS’ DISCUSSION PANEL
In this session, suppliers reflect on 2020 but the focus will be on how the supply side moves forward after a tough year. Will there be a shift in supply dynamics and how will physical suppliers, traders and brokers adjust to market changes?
 

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

Glander International Bunkering Opening Presentation
Carsten Ladekjær, CEO, Glander International Bunkering
  Panel Discussion
Christian Kint, CEO, OilChart International
Michael Schaap, Commercial Director Marine, Titan LNG
  End of Day One Conference Sessions  
THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER 2020
  Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
SESSION FIVE: FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY – WHAT ARE THE CLEAR CHOICES?
 There have been repeated calls for fuel supply chain transparency in shipping, but what does this ‘transparency’ mean in practice. This session looks at how the ARA market measures up in terms of transparency and asks whether industry stakeholders are willing to make any changes or adapt to new ways of conducting bunker deals and deliveries.
  Panel Moderator 
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing,  Petrospot Ltd, Editor - Bunkerspot
Bunker Licences
Ron van Gelder, Harbour Master Division, Port of Rotterdam
  Fuel Quantity Issues/Mass Flow Meters
Eddie Fish, Field Marketing Advisor, Global - Marine Fuels + Lubes, ExxonMobil Marine Ltd
  Fuel Measurement 
Stephan Natter, Head of Solutions Development, Endress+Hauser
  Fuel Buyer
Isabela Tatu, Bunkers/Commercial Projects Manager, TMA Bulk Pool
  A Surveyor's Perspective 
Argyrios Schoinas, Global Operations Manager, Verifuel, Bureau Veritas
SESSION SIX: RISK MITIGATION – CHOOSING THE RIGHT STRATEGIES
Forewarned is forearmed is a well-known phrase, but in these challenging times in terms of bunker prices and supply/demand concerns, what steps should the marine fuels sector be taking to best protect itself in the months ahead?
  Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
2020: Annus Horribilis - a Q&A on the effects of Covid-19 and IMO2020 on the oil market from a hedging perspective and the outlook for cleaner fuels ahead. 

Kevin O’Reilly, CCO, Global Risk Management
Dennis Lysemose Andersen, Head of Sales, Europe, Global Risk Management 
Morten Gr
ønbech Terp, Sales Development Manager, Global Risk Management 

  Credit Management
Paul Millar, Head of Global Credit, Bomin Group
  Compliance/Sanctions
Masooma Kazmi, Group Compliance Senior Manager, Monjasa
SESSION SEVEN: THE DECARBONISATION CHALLENGE – THERE’S NO TURNING BACK
As shipping and the bunker sector draw on reserves to adapt and survive in the current very difficult commercial climate, the IMO’s 2030 and 2050 emissions targets are also on the industry’s future agenda. This session asks how the ARA region is preparing itself for the decarbonisation challenge and looks at the difficult questions which have to be addressed if progress is to be made.
  Panel Moderator 
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director – Publishing,  Petrospot Ltd, Editor - Bunkerspot
Charles Haskell, Programme Manager, Lloyd’s Register
Marie Cabbia Hubatova, Manager, International Climate, Environmental Defence Fund Europe
Sjaak Klap, Principal Environmental Advisor, The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel

Tim Verhoeven, Projects and Policy Manager Sustainable Shipping CA/ST, The Port of Antwerp
SESSION EIGHT: THE SHIPOWNERS’ DISCUSSION PANEL
Fuel buyers and suppliers have worked well together to deliver on the IMO 2020 mandate, but how are shipowners coping with the current massive market challenges. Are there any certainties on the path to recovery and how are owners addressing their fuel strategies for the future?
  Panel Moderator
Mark Williams, Managing Director, Shipping Strategy / ship.energy 
Mark Cameron, COO, Ardmore Shipping
Brian Nixon, Managing Director, Lavinia Bulk
  Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director, Bunker Events Ltd / Petrospot Ltd
  End of ARACON 2020

 

 

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