Sea Asia
Conference Programme

 

The Asian Voice in a Global Industry

The highly acclaimed Sea Asia conference has always been one of the defining features of Sea Asia with exceptional content delivered by some of the industry's most influential speakers from Asia and around the world. Each edition of Sea Asia conference includes thought leadership content with unique delivery intended to stimulate interest and engagement. Featuring the highly successful Sea Asia Global Forum keynote session and the popular Parliamentary Debate session where leading shipping executives engage in an intense discussion on the motion, be part of the conference and participate as a delegate today.  


Day 1  |   Day 2   |   Day 3

 


Conference Programme - Day 1
TUESDAY, 9 APRIL 2019

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9:00 - 10:00            Opening Ceremony

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10:00 - 11:00          Welcome Coffee & VIP Tour of the Exhibition

                                    
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Session Sponsor

11:00 - 12:30

SEA ASIA GLOBAL FORUM


The Sea Asia Global Forum brings together industry leaders, representing both shipowners and cargo interests, to discuss the key issues facing the industry. In a complex business environment influenced by geopolitics, technological disruption and regulatory pressures, this opening panel will draw on the perspectives of seasoned veterans to reflect on where the industry is headed.

Session Moderator:
Teymoor Nabili, Journalist and Broadcaster and Managing Editor, TheSignal.asia

Panellists:
Erck Rickmers, Chairman, E.R. Capital
Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman, BW Group and Chairman, Singapore Maritime Foundation
Tan Chong Meng
, Group Chief Executive Officer, PSA International
Søren Toft, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer, A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S
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14:00 - 15:00

FUTURE OF THE MARITIME WORKFORCE

Attracting future talent to the maritime industries, both onshore and offshore, is a key concern. How will the shipping and maritime industries attract the best young talent given the allure of the technology sector and others that have acted quickly to modernise. Today's speakers will discuss what skills will be required by future maritime executives onshore, as well as seafarers, as the Industrial Revolution 4.0 reshapes the industry.

Session Moderator:
Guy Platten, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

Panellists:
Capt. Nicholas Hall, General Manager, Marine Manning, Swire Pacific Offshore
Elsie Ng, Head of Talent Solutions - Singapore, LinkedIn
Oyvind Stordal, Vice President Digital, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

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15:00 - 15:30          Delegate Coffee 
                                     
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15:30 - 16:30

WILL ECONOMIC CONCERNS TRUMP IMPROVING FUNDAMENTALS?


Just when the market fundamentals were showing real signs of improvement, the outlook for global trade appears to be deteriorating, with concern about a potential slowdown in China and other worries. Consolidation is being seen across all market segments – is this set to continue and is bigger always better? Will worsening trading conditions trump the effects of better looking fundamentals? Will shifting trade patterns be positive or negative for shipping? A panel of industry experts will discuss the outlook for the major shipping markets.

Session Moderator:
Marcus Hand, Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

Panellists:
Keith Denholm, Ceo, Caledonia Maritime Services; Director, J&J Denholm Ltd
Ralph Leszczynski, Head of Research, Banchero Costa

Jorge Luis Quijano, Administrator – CEO, Panama Canal Authority
 

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16:30 - 17:00          Delegate Coffee 

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This programme is subject to changes.