The Bunker market through turbulent times



2020 was set to be the most challenging year yet for the world of shipping an bunkering, however when the dates were set, no one anticipated it would take place at the same time as a pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent oil price collapse is set to weigh on the global marine fuel industry for the foreseeable future, which could contract by at least 10% year on year, according to industry experts.
 
At a critical time for our sector, join us for this virtual event to better understand how the bunker players and ship owners are adapting in this time of great uncertainty, how can both sectors weather the storm?

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Virtual Conference Topic Areas:
• The bunker market as it endures the 2020 no one expected
• What next for the oil markets?
• How will shipping evolve, and how achievable are the 2030 & 2050 targets
• Quality and compatibility in a 0.50% sulphur world
• The rise of credit issues – how has 2020 changed the world of credit?
 

    For only $99, gain access to:
    • Valuable insights from 20+ speakers 
    • Our new virtual environment with an enhanced user friendly interface
    • 1 to 1 meetings with the attendees to discuss business and catch up
     
    Who attends?
    • Bunker suppliers
    • Ship owner/operators
    • Refiners
    • Bunker traders, brokers and analysts
    • Regulators and government officials
    • Private banks, investment banks and financial advisors
    • Risk managers, product controllers and finance managers

Agenda

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - The state of play for bunkering
  • 09:30 amWellness sessionTake 20 minutes to join this HIIT Training session with a personal trainer. Start your day off right, boost your metabolism, release endorphins and be energised for the rest of the day.
  • 10:00 amChair's opening remarks Tamara Sleiman, Managing Editor, Residual Fuels, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:10 amThe bunker fuel market – addressing the outlook for the next 6 months The ripple effects of IMO 2020 and seismic shock of COVID-19 have changed the course of the bunker fuel market. Gain exclusive insight into how the market will shape in 2021 and beyond, what is the new norm?
    Chris Midgley, Head of Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • 10:40 amThe state of the shipping industryThe overall state of the industry is dominated by the impact of the pandemic. But below the headlines we have seen a lot of different developments in 2020 – What lies ahead for the shipping sector?
    Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
  • 11:10 amNetworking breakUse the chat function in our virtual environment to network with fellow attendees via video or text
  • 11:30 amInterview - Credit and the new challenges As the globe endures the impact of COVID-19, credit and the availability of it are in an area of doubt. The long term financial impact is yet to be fully understood, but as it is, credit is set to become a much more important factor going forwards
    Anders Boutrup, Group Credit Director, Monjasa
    Moderated by: Paul Hickin, Associate Editorial Director, EMEA Oil, S&P Global Platts
  • 11:55 amQuality and compatibility issues in a low sulfur world In the run up to the transition, concerns over the quality of low sulphur fuel blends were high. Come February more and more reports of sediment-related bunker fuel quality issues were being reported. 11 months in, it’s time to assess the current low sulfur fuel blends out there are the same issues still arising?
    Steve Bee, Group Commercial & New Business Development Director, VPS
  • 12:20 pmMeeting changing regulations on marine fuel quality and the effectiveness of fuel additivesWith new issues appearing with VLSFO in the form of high pour point and problems with waxing, fuel treatment protocol is a worthwhile insurance to adopt to ensure confidence in the fuel.
    Rebecca Farral, Managing Director, Aderco Marine
  • 12:35 pmNetworking breakUse the chat function in our virtual environment to network with fellow attendees via video or text
  • 12:55 pm Leaders discuss – Overcoming the effects of a global pandemicThe pandemic has impacted on every single market, how has the bunker market weathered the storm so far, can we expect consolidation and what are the long term consequences?
    Svend Stenberg Mølholt, Group COO, Monjasa
    Cem Saral, Chief Executive Officer, Cockett Group
    Unni Einemo, Director & IMO Representative, IBIA

    Francisco Diaz Castro, International Sales Manager Marine Fuels, Cepsa Trading
    Moderated by: Paul Hickin, Associate Editorial Director, EMEA Oil, S&P Global Platts
  • 13:40 pmSpecial group networking event and question and answer with our experts (LIVE)With the aim to replicate the communal experience of in-person events we are delighted to announce the addition of video group networking at this event. Much like an in-person event, you will have the opportunity to roam the networking area, have privately video chats or even break off into group discussions whilst our speakers answer your questions.
  • 14:45 pm Workshop via zoom - Marine fuel pricing outlookAs the world remerges out of the pandemic, hear from our expects with our bunker pricing outlook. Understand what's driving regional and global markets, ensure compliance and see what's affecting prices within and beyond your region.
    Britt Russell-Webster, Pricing Specialist, Fuel Oil, S&P Global Platts
  • 15:30 pm Workshop via zoom - Low-sulfur marine fuels’ impact on global freight levelsDiscuss the volatility of the tanker, dry bulk, container, and LNG freight markets and how a tumultuous 2020 has changed the world of shipping. From floating storage to experimental fuels, Platts investigates how global shipping markets are looking for new opportunities under drastically changed economic conditions.
    Sam Eckett, Managing Editor, Freight Markets, S&P Global Platts
  • 16:30 pm Interactive cooking class – Mediterranean FlavoursPrepare and cook a Mediterranean meal with the guidance of a professional Greek chef. Take your laptop to the kitchen for a step by step on how to create 2 famous Mediterranean dishes.

Friday, November 27, 2020 - The first and next steps to decarbonizing the sector
  • 09:45 amMorning networking & wellness sessionA qualified psychotherapist will guide you to switch off and feel the instant impact of mindfulness practices for 30 minutes
  • 10:15 amSpecial update – the IMO’s role in decarbonising ships In 2018 the IMO set out their initial strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. Understand the progress so far as well as the next steps in implementing the strategy, how can the 40% CO2 target be met by 2030?
    Roel Hoenders, Acting Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Subdivision for Protective Measures, International Maritime Organization
  • 10:45 amPanel - Decarbonising shipping For ship owners and operators, reaching decarbonisation targets will require application of technology that is still under development, more planning to allow for slow steaming, and the purchase of large volumes of zero-carbon or carbon-neutral sustainable fuels.
    Kasper Søgaard, Head of Research, Global Maritime Forum
    Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN Energy Solutions
    Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival
    Moderated by: Charlotte Bucchioni, Associate Editor, Tankers, S&P Global Platts
  • 11:15 amNetworking breakUse the chat function in our virtual environment to network with fellow attendees via video or text
  • 11:30 amPanel – 0.50% fuel and its’ enforcement The questions on how to ensure robust enforcement before the 0.50% sulphur’s enforcement where a key talking point for last year’s event, now 12 months on, although the pandemic will have made testing complicated where do we stand on enforcement, what penalties are there, and is testing happening?
    Beth Bradley, Partner, Shipping Team, Hill Dickinson
    Sunil Krishnakumar
    , Senior Technical Adviser, International Chamber of Shipping
    Helen Barden
    , Senior Solicitor (FD&D), North Group, The North of England P&I Association Limited
    Moderated by: John Morley, Associate Editorial Director, EMEA Oil, S&P Global Platts
  • 12:00 pmFuture fuels snapshot The landscape for bunker fuels is expected to change as the industry looks further ahead to more environmentally friendly alternatives. Hear overviews of the leading options for a zero carbon world, developments and scope for scaling up.
    Niels de Vries, Lead Naval Architect, C Job Naval Architects
  • 12:15 pmQuestion and answer with our experts (LIVE)
  • 12:45 pmClose with networking with wind down chair yoga
    A 20 minute session to practice stretches at your desk and chair specifically tailored to alleviate the aches and pains of desk-bound work. Unwind and relax those muscles you have used throughout the day.




Key numbers

20+

Speakers from
around the world

220+

Attendees last year

21%

Suppliers

20%

Traders and brokers

20%

Ship owners and operators

Speakers

• Roel Hoenders, Acting Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Subdivision for Protective Measures, International Maritime Organization
Svend Stenberg Mølholt, Group COO, Monjasa
Cem Saral, Chief Executive Officer, Cockett Group
Unni Einemo, Director & IMO Representative, IBIA
Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival
Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine and Energy Consulting
Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
Anders Boutrup, Group Credit Director, Monjasa
Francisco Diaz Castro, International Sales Manager Marine Fuels, Cepsa Trading
Steve Bee, Group Commercial & New Business Development Director, VPS
Rebecca Farrall, Managing Director, Aderco Ltd
Kasper Søgaard, Head of Research, Global Maritime Forum
Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN Energy Solutions
Beth Bradley, Partner, Shipping Team, Hill Dickinson
Sunil Krishnakumar, Senior Technical Adviser, International Chamber of Shipping
Helen Barden, Senior Solicitor, (FD&D), North Group, The North of England P&I Association Limited
Niels de Vries, Lead Naval Architect, C Job Naval Architects
Tamara Sleiman, Managing Editor, Residual Fuels, S&P Global Platts

Sponsored by

Aderco
IBIA

Please take a look at Aderco's impact report:
Fuel Stability Case Study on VLSFO

Sponsorship

Become a sponsor

Position your business in expert company, distinct from your competitors. At S&P Global Platts Mediterranean Bunker Fuel and Shipping Virtual Conference each sponsor has the opportunity to show-case their product or service to industry-wide professionals. This an environment that encourages an honest and open dialogue among attendees. If you would like to lead the conversation as an event sponsor contact us for more details on packages available: Irina Bondareva on +44 (0) 7976 684 617 or [email protected].



Networking, bonus content, and more

Do more with your registration. You'll receive access to our online event tool in advance of the conference. Use it to:

• Build your network—You can't "work a room" like you used to. Now you can see who else is registered, help people find you, and exchange contact information digitally.
• Connect—Use 1:1 messaging to introduce yourself. Conversations are saved and searchable for your convenience.
• Flexibility – Access networking on both your computer, phone and tablets to ensure you can access when
• Enjoy extra content—Get Platts market news, exclusive content, and more leading up to the event. Find out about event updates as they happen.
• Share—Add your social media profiles to the tool to easily post, share, and connect. Check the real-time activity feed to learn what other attendees are thinking right now.

Additional networking features added

We're pleased to announce a new virtual conference format for this year's Mediterranean Bunker and Shipping Fuel Virtual Conference, with added networking functionality including:

Group networking
Meet, mingle and socialise with delegates in group video chats.

1 to 1 networking
Just like a physical conference you can network in a group, but you can also organise 1 to 1 meetings with the attendees to discuss business and catch up.

Convenient and accessible:
Access the networking tool on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.

Take a look at an example below of the how the conference will look:

Virtual conference

Pricing

S&P Global Platts Mediterranean Bunker Fuel and Shipping Virtual Conference will take place Online on November 26-27, 2020.

STANDARD RATE

Access to:
- Presentations
- Q&A
- On demand
- Networking area
- Exhibition areas
- Workshops
Mediterranean Bunker and Shipping Fuel Virtual Conference
$99



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Yes, we offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this conference:

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Phone: +44 (0) 7976 684 617
Email: [email protected]

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