CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Steering a New Course for the Blue Economy

Along side the exhibition, 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. 

SEA ASIA STRATEGIC CONFERENCE

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER

Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations 

Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman, Singapore Maritime Foundation, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation & BW Group


1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Sponsor

SEA ASIA GLOBAL FORUM

Changing Trade Flows and What They Tell Us About the Future Global Economy

  • Key market drivers taking shape and expected growth
  • Industry response – Consolidation and order book restraint?
  • Building Supply chain resiliency 
  • Global trade financing scenarios and indicators for the maritime sector 

Moderator:

Professor Ilian Lubomirov Mihov, Dean, INSEAD

Panellists:

Thomas Knudsen, Managing Director, Toll Group

Patrick Lee, Chief Executive Officer Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank

Vandita Pant, Chief Commercial Officer, BHP

Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International


2:45 PM - 2:55 PM

Networking Break


Chairman

Dr Edmund Hughes, Director, Green Marine Associates


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

SEA ASIA WORKING GROUP: DRIVING DECARBONISATION COLLABORATION ACROSS INDUSTRIES

  • Financing mechanisms for carbon pricing
  • Effectiveness and future availability of Carbon offsets
  • Zero emission fuels –production and consumption outlook
  • Harmonising carbon accounting

Moderator:

Prof Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer, The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD)

Panellists:

Mads Bøndergaard, Head of Operations, Airbus Asia Pacific 

Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Chief Executive Officer, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller for Zero Carbon Shipping

Johannah Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, The Global Maritime Forum

Dr Michael Travers, Global Lead, Commercial Transport Research, Aramco Services Company; Chair – Transport Workstream, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) 

 

 


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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DECARBONISING SHIPPING - A UNIFIED APPROACH FOR REGULATION AND R&D

  • Short term emission measures to target operational and technical efficiency
  • Agreeing on market-based measures and the distribution of revenue
  • Bridging the R&D gap
  • Incentives at global, regional and local levels

Moderator:

Nick Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s Register

Panellists:

Roel Hoenders, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Ingrid Kylstad, Sustainability Lead, ZeroLab, Klaveness AS

Elisabeth Munck af RosenschöldGlobal Head of Sustainability, IKEA Global Transport and Logistics Services

Farid Trad, Vice President Bunkering and Energy Transition, CMA CGM Group  

Dr Wang Jinbao, Researcher, Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC); Deputy Director, SSNAME


4.00 PM - 4.45 PM

Sponsor

SPECIAL FOCUS: FREE-TO-ATTEND SESSION

IMO 2020 – A RETROSPECT AND LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE

The IMO’s 2020 global Sulphur Cap was a hot button conference topic in 2019. However, little has been heard about the Sulphur Cap since its implementation in 2020. Now the maritime industry is now facing the next regulatory game changer with the 2030 and 2050 decarbonization targets on the horizon.

This session will focus on the actual impact of the Sulphur Cap on the industry and what the different players in the shipping industry can derive from the experience for the future. Key discussion points include:

  • Was the Sulphur Cap transition relatively smooth or were there issues on the ground?
  • What has been the actual industry experience?
  • What lessons can be derived from IMO 2020?
  • How can these lessons be applied towards achieving the next decarbonization targets?
  • What are the commercial, legal and operational risks faced and what are the different strategies that can be implemented to meet these targets?

Moderator:

K. Murali Pany, Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny (JTJB) LLP

Panellists:

Captain Siva Mani Raaj, Fleet Director, Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd

Elizabeth Leonhardt, General Counsel, Swissmarine

David Roberts, Managing Director, The Standard Club Asia Ltd

Christian Bækmark Schiolborg, Manager, Marine Environment, BIMCO


4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Break


5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN SHIP DESIGN AND PROPULSION TECH FOR CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPS

  • Upcoming design and technology scenarios forgreen ship design
  • Trends to expect in propulsion systems, and why
  • Latest technologies to improve energy efficiency
  • Pathways to a zero-emission ship
  • Carbon neutral ship – what can we learn

Moderator:

Dominik Schneiter, Vice President, R&D, Winterthur Gas & Diesel  (WinGD)

Panellists:

Ole Graa Jakobsen, Vice President, Head of Fleet Technology, Maersk Line

Nishant Dhyani, Fleet Efficiency Manager, Swire Shipping

Peng Guisheng, Section Chief of Merchant Ship Development Section, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC)

Paolo Tonon, Technical Director, Berge Bulk

Sanjay Verma, Director Decarbonisation Solutions, Asia, Wartsila


5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Break


6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Sponsors

TRANSITIONING TO ZERO EMISSION FUELS

  • Fuel policy and derisking for investors
  • Shipowners’ fuel strategy
  • Expected fuel mix in the medium term
  • Fuel availability and infrastructure readiness
  • Recent R&D gains – methanol, ammonia and Hydrogen in focus-
  • Realistic projections and business case for emerging alternatives

Moderator:

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, Chief Executive Officer DNV - Maritime

Panellists:

Takeo Akamatsu, Project Leader, Integrated Project for Development of NH3 Fuel Ship with Fuel Supply Chain,
Marine Department, ITOCHU Corporation 

Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, MSC Group

Jerome Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels, TotalEnergies 

Peter Lye, Global Head of Shipping, Anglo American

 

 


6:00 PM - 6: 45 PM

Sponsor

SPECIAL FOCUS: FREE-TO-ATTEND SESSION

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS FOR DECARBONISATION

  • Assessing decarbonisation technology options to further innovate and invest in
  • Achieving emission transparency and net-zero target – Pros and cons of digitalising the decarbonisation process
  • CO2 reduction options – AI and data-enabled intelligence, energy efficiency, carbon offsetting and tracking
  • On board technologies for operational efficiency
  • Key takeaways on innovating the business model 

Moderator:

Angela Noronha, Director for Open Innovation, Rainmaking Transport

Panellists:

Peter Björkborg, Manager, Sustainability & Transformation, Stena Bulk 

Sindre Stemshaug Bornstein, Chief Commercial Officer, Yxney Maritime

Lora Jakobsen, Chief Purpose Activist, ZeroNorth 


This programme is subject to changes.

SEA ASIA TECH & INNOVATION CONFERENCE

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

C-SUITE CONVERSATION: THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION IN SHIPPING

Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Stephane Courquin, Chief Executive Officer, CMA CGM Asia Pacific

Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, IMDA


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

SEA ASIA BRAINS TRUST: A BLUEPRINT TO ACCELERATE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION

  • Developing an innovation ecosystem
  • Partnership models for a whole of industry approach
  • Project selection and scale up
  • Comparisons with advanced technology adoption in other industries
  • Solutions for the Maritime sector

Moderator:

Michael Sønderby, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures

Panellists:

Ampy Aswin, APAC Industry Solutions Director for Supply Chain and Logistics, Google Cloud

Mads Bøndergaard, Head of Operations, Airbus Asia Pacific 

Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO, Synergy Marine Group


2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

Networking Break


Chairman

Shanker Pillai, Head - Innovation & Change, Hafnia


2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Sponsor

INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAINS

  • Digitalisation touchpoints impacting the maritime supply chain 
  • Requirements for common data platforms
  • Digital data exchange
  • Use case scenarios:
    • End to end digital intelligence for Ship-Port-Customer
    • Connected fleets for digital logistics
    • Sensor networks in transportation fleets for real-time global track and trace
    • Blockchain use and longer-term viability for intelligent supply chain
    • The use case of challenges, costs and managing disruption

Moderator:

Andrew Hoad, Chief Network Officer, Supply Chain & Logistics, DP World

Panellists:

Casper Ellerbaek, Senior Vice President, Seafreight Asia Pacific, Kuehne+Nagel Asia Pacific

Antoine Gatinaud, Smart Port Business Development APAC, Wartsila Voyage

Tetsuya Haraoka, Head of Research Team, Process Innovation Group GHQ, Yusen Logistics Global Management 

Angela Noronha, Director for Open Innovation, Rainmaking Transport

 


3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Break


3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

AI USE CASES AND INVESTMENT TRENDS IN MARITIME

  • AI smart containers tracking and autonomous vehicle system
  • The AI driven case of fuel saving, route planning and prediction 
  • Improving shipping services and terminal operations
  • AI’s innovation in crew planning, AI-based prediction, assignment and contingency management
  • Investment outlook

Moderator:

Angelica Kemene, CEO, Optima X Maritime Innovation Hub; Head of Market Analysis & Intelligence, Optima Shipping Services

Panellists:

Dr Ralf Belusa, Managing Director, Digital Business & Transformation, Hapag-Lloyd AG  

Nick Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Greywing

Gordon Meadow, CEO and Co-founder, SeaBot XR

Dr Satya Murthy, AVP (Insights & Analytics), PSA

 


3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Part of

Session Partner

SPECIAL FOCUS: FREE-TO-ATTEND SESSION

WHAT'S MY PITCH WORTH? STARTUP INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Five startups put their best pitch forward to a panel of VCs for a slice of their virtual investment pie. Hear their compelling propositions for addressing challenges in the maritime industry and find out which two startups will walk away with real prizes.

JUDGES

Joel Ang, Vice President, Investments, Wavemaker

Yi Chao Lim, Associate, Qualgro

Tim Reinsch, Managing Director, TecPier

STARTUPS

  • Arpan Chatterjee, Co-Founder, Aliciabots
  • Edwin Lau, CEO, LEDR Technologies Inc
  • Jonathan Charles, Managing Director & Co-founder, Mizzen
  • Abhinav Sahai, Co-Founder, SG Smart Tech
  • Léon Gommans, Co-Founder and CEO, Teqplay

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking Break


4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Sponsor

APPLICATIONS IN BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

Exchange data intelligence views with

  • Ocean Network Express - Data analytics to enhance operational efficiencies
  • Hafnia – Case study of data analytics role in reducing impact on the environment
  • Data intelligence – driven tank storage case study
  • Enabling big data with the right investments

Moderator:

Sankarasubramanian Subramanian, Head of Solution Architecture, Data & Integration, Eastern Pacific Shipping

Panellists:

Jasmine Ang, Innovation Manager - Digital Operations, Vopak

Ken Loke, Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, KVH Industries, Inc. 

Jan Simon, Vice-President, Digital & IT, Hafnia 

Kosuke Wada, Senior Vice President, BPIT Strategy and Innovation, ONE

 


4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Part of

SPECIAL FOCUS: FREE-TO-ATTEND SESSION

TECHX: POWERING INNOVATION AND STARTUPS  

  • When and how to raise funds
  • Why and how to establish partnership with corporate(s)
  • Tips for managing partner relations
  • IP risk management 

Moderator:

Kris Kosmala, Business Transformer, Digital, Technology and Innovation Strategist, BunkerMetric, Holo Sail, and Connected-Ports 

Panellists:

Matthieu Somekh, Chief Executive Officer, ZEBOX

Shaun Hon, General Partner, Motion Ventures

Evie Ham, Director Finance & International PortXL, PortXL 


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Networking Break


5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

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CASE STUDY Q&A: DIGITAL STANDARDISATION AND TOUCHPOINTS NEEDED FOR MARITIME

  • Next steps for interoperability across the marine logistics value chain
  • Harmonisation with the myriad of technology devices and connectivity solutions
  • What challenges remain, and next steps

Moderator:

Mikael Renz, Senior Advisor, IT Strategy & Architecture, Swedish Maritime Administration, Chairman, the IMO Expert Group on Data Harmonisation, EGDH 

Panellists:

Julian Abril, Head of Facilitation, International Maritime Organisation

Martijn Thijsen, Ecosystem & Platform Play Lead, Digital Strategy & Transformation – Business & Accounts, Port of Rotterdam 

Toh Keng Hoe, Business Development Director, Digital, Inmarsat Maritime

Gavin Yeo, Assistant Director (Sectoral Sys Development), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)


6:40 PM - 7:25 PM

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SPECIAL FOCUS: FREE-TO-ATTEND SESSION

DIGITAL PORTS – CONNECTIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN EQUAL MEASURE
Ports are critical nodes in supply chains. At the heart of global port networks lie transhipment hubs, where connectivity is especially key to orchestrating trade flows for optimized transportation logistics.

In today’s context where disruptions are becoming the “new normal”, the idea of connectivity needs to transcend the physical vessels or shipping networks that hub at a port. To enable and empower supply chain flows, it is crucial that the concept of connectivity embraces the digital harmonization of data, processes and systems. A more streamlined supply chain through the constructive exchange of information using Big Data and smart technologies, coupled with the interoperability of systems, will allow for greater visibility and more expedited resolutions of exceptions. With transparency comes sustainability, as we look to minimizing wastages along supply chains.

Presented by:

Karen Teh, AVP (Cargo Solutions Commercial), PSA Southeast Asia


This programme is subject to changes.

SEA ASIA TALENT CONFERENCE

Chairman

Nitin Mathur, Managing Director, Commercial, Wallem Group; Council Member, SSA; Chair, Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience Fund Taskforce (SFTF)


1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

C-SUITE CONVERSATION - MEETING THE DIGITAL TALENT NEEDS FOR MARITIME

Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS); Executive Chairman, Enesel Pte Ltd

Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO, ABS


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Sponsors

INDUSTRY DIALOGUE: PROACTIVE AND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE CREWING CRISIS

  • The response to the crew crisis
  • Where are we at now?
  • Working around the current challenges
  • Wellbeing and mental health solutions
  • Collaboration possibilities for enabling crew transfers
  • How aviation as a stakeholder aided an important role in crew movements
  • Managing the legal and liability matters

Moderator:

David Loosley, Secretary General & CEO, BIMCO

Panellists:

Rafael Cigarruista, General Director of Merchant Marine, Panama Maritime Authority (AMP)

Jared Lee, Vice President Sales, Qatar Airways South East Asia (SEA) and South Asia Subcontinent (SASC) 

John Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Gard

Captain Raymond Peter, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) 

Kishore Rajvanshy, Managing Director, Fleet Management (a Caravel Group Company)

 


2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break


2:45 PM - 3: 30PM

REBUILDING TRUST, RELATIONSHIPS AND REPUTATION

  • Employer–Employee relationships
  • Reputation Management post COVID
  • The future of talent management in shipping

Moderator:

Paddy Rodgers, Director, National Maritime Museum 

Panellists:

Hor Weng Yew, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Carriers Limited  

Mark O’Neil, President, InterManager; President, Columbia Shipmanagement 

Bjoern Sprotte, Chief Executive Officer, Ship Management, V Group

Andrew Wright, Secretary General, The Mission to Seafarers


3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Break


3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

WOMEN IN SHIPPING - PUTTING D&I IN THE FAST LANE

  • Addressing the challenges
  • Pathways to achieving gender balance
  • Women in leadership vis a vis women seafarers
  • Mapping progress - where do we want to be in the medium to long term

Moderator:

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President, Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) 

Panellists:

Hisham Al-Khaldi, Chief Support Officer, Bahri  

Agnes Enesio, Vice President, Head of Crewing, Odfjell Philippines

Sakura Kuma, Chief Executive Officer, APM Terminals Japan 

Marco Neelsen, CEO, Port of Tanjung Pelepas


3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Session Partner

SPECIAL FOCUS: FREE-TO-ATTEND SESSION

ENVISIONING THE IMPACT OF DECARBONISATION ON TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF SHIP OPERATORS

  • Likely zero emission pathways and implications for new builds / retrofits
  • Short term emission control needs and market opportunities
  • Technology and automation market beneficiaries of decarbonisation
  • Shipyards as partners to achieving GHG targets
  • The role of SMEs in achieving decarbonisation  

Moderator:

Koh Shu Yong, Director, ICARE (Innovation, Centre of Alternative Renewables Energy), Bureau Veritas Marine (Singapore)

Panellists:

Simon Kuik, President, Association of Singapore Marine Industries

Nick Potter, Head of Shipping & Maritime, Asia Pacific Middle East, Shell

James Tham, Managing Director, Penguin International Limited

Tomas Tronstad, Head of Shipping and Technology - New Energy, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding 


4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking Break


4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

STAYING AHEAD IN THE RACE FOR NEW TALENT

  • Where are the fresh grads going - a market review
  • Reaching out to Gen Z and Millennials
  • Feeling the pulse of young professionals in maritime

Moderator:

Lee Keng Mun, Board Member, Singapore Maritime Foundation; Director, MPartners

Panellists:

Mark Charman, CEO & Founder, Faststream Recruitment Group

Adonis Garefalakis, Director of People and Culture, The Signal Group

Linda Murray, Global Director, Human Resources & Facilities, AET

Lakhbir Singh, CEO, Orient Maritime Agencies

Yi Jun Mock, Co-founder & President, Advisory Singapore


4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Sponsor

SPECIAL FOCUS: FREE-TO-ATTEND SESSION

FUEL MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES – THE YEAR OF 2021 & BEYOND ON THE TOPIC OF VLSFO & OCM TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS

Hosted by VPS

The intention of this Roundtable is to engage our valued customers in particular & the wider audience in general, in an in-depth discussion on the known trends and required management of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) and Oil Condition Monitoring (OCM) with industry experts from VPS.

Moderator:

Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, MD, Asia, ME & Africa, VPS

VLSFO Trends & Implications

  • VLSFO quality trends
  • VLSFO damage case study
  • Biofuel use in shipping - gaining pace
  • Tips for good fuel management

Md Harun Ar Rashid, Technical Manager, VPS

OCM Trends & Implications 

  • Casualties’ incident statistics
  • Various monitoring techniques
  • Oil Condition Monitoring
  • Routine tests
  • Interpretation of results
  • VLSFO and cylinder oil performance

Stanley George, Group Technical & Science Manager, VPS 


5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsor

MARITIME INDUSTRY REVIEW – JOBS OUTLOOK, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS TRENDS

  • Reviewing current supply and demand of maritime workforce
  • Innovative compensation strategy and practices 
  • Redesigning compensation and benefits based on changing talent and business challenges
  • Prioritising health and wellbeing benefits as recruitment strategy

Moderator:

Rupali Gupta, Talent Solutions Leader, Mercer
 
Panellists:

Perlin Chan, Deputy CEO, Berlitz Marine

Purnima Singh, SG & MY Associate HR Director, Global HR Solutions, Cargill

Simon Frank, Chief Human Resources Officer, Thome Ship Management


This programme is subject to changes.