Agenda

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DMCA Welcome
08:30 - 08:45
DMCA Welcome
Director
Dubai Maritime Cluster Office
Keynote Address
08:45 - 08:55
Keynote Address
Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone
Chairman of Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)

 

 

Ministerial Address
08:55 - 09:05
Ministerial Address
Minister of Infrastructure Development & Chairman
Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime
Keynote Session: An industry fit for the 2020’s
09:15 - 10:15
Keynote Session
Vice President, European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA)
and Director Public Affairs & Sustainability, Stena AB
News Anchor and Presenter
BBC World News TV
President
Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and Hellenic Maritime Cluster
Chairman
International Chamber of Shipping

A series of three speeches by key industry leaders, followed by a roundtable discussion.

Session moderator: Aaron Heslehurst, News Anchor and Presenter, BBC World News TV

Session Two: Container transport and logistics
10:15 - 11:00
Summit Session 2
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, UAE Region
DP World
Program Director, Blockchains & Innovations
IBM Middle East & Africa
Senior Managing Director, Region Middle East
Hapag Lloyd Middle East
News Anchor and Presenter
BBC World News TV

With stronger global trade volumes, a diminishing overhang of capacity on order, and a consolidation sequence that has nearly halved the number of players, is the container sector finally in sight of better times? And how will its investment in IT, including blockchain technology, impact upon the way in which the logistics industry transacts its business?

Session moderator: Aaron Heslehurst, News Anchor and Presenter, BBC World News TV

Session Three: Preparing for a future in the major markets: a case for optimism?
11:30 - 12:15
Summit Session 3
News Anchor and Presenter
BBC World News TV
Global Head of Research
Banchero Costa Group
Founding Partner
Braemar Shipping Services PLC
Managing Director
McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC
Head of Dry Bulk Analysis
Clarksons Platou

The global newbuild orderbook as a percentage of world fleet capacity is at a 20 year low. With rates and asset values rising, is the dry bulk market in line for a sustained resurgence? Will accelerated scrapping and market consolidation contribute to better returns for tanker owners?  Is now the time to prepare for an upturn in the offshore marine market? A panel of industry experts and analysts will discuss the outlook for the major shipping markets.

Session moderator: Aaron Heslehurst, News Anchor and Presenter, BBC World News TV

Session Four: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: what does it mean for the Middle East?
12:15 - 13:00
Summit Session 4
Managing Director
Precious Shipping
News Anchor and Presenter
BBC World News TV
Managing Director
Drewry
Chief Executive Officer
King Abdullah Port
Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer
Abu Dhabi Ports

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), it is widely agreed, will be a game changer for global transport. As the massive investment in infrastructure develops what are the likely implications for the bulk and liner shipping sectors, for the pattern of trade, and for the ports and maritime infrastructure of the Middle East?

Session moderator: Aaron Heslehurst, News Anchor and Presenter, BBC World News TV

Session Five: Finance for Shipping
14:00 - 14:45
Summit Session 5
Head of Energy & Marine, Corporate and Institutional Banking
National Bank of Fujairah
Managing Director, Infrastructure and Transportation
Standard Chartered Bank
Chief Operating Officer
VesselsValue
News Anchor and Presenter
BBC World News TV
Senior Vice President Shipping Finance, Asia Pacific & Middle East
DVB Bank SE

With global economic growth in prospect and a more balanced outlook for supply and demand, how will the traditional shipping banks manage their relationships with the industry?  The options provided by Chinese leasing companies.  The current and likely future role of regional banks in ship finance. Financing options for medium and small sized owners.

Session moderator: Aaron Heslehurst, News Anchor and Presenter, BBC World News TV

Closing Remarks
14:45 - 15:00
Closing Remarks
Director
Dubai Maritime Cluster Office