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 GUEST OF HONOUR


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

Vandita Pant, Chief Commercial Officer, BHP

Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International


2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking Break


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

Panellists:

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

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

Panellists:

Ingrid Kylstad, Sustainability Lead, ZeroLab, Klaveness AS

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

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


4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Break


5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

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

Panellists:

Morten Bo Christiansen, Vice President, Head of Decarbonisation, A.P. Moller – Maersk

Nishant Dhyani, Fleet Efficiency Manager, Swire Shipping

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

Paolo Tonon, Technical Director, Berge Bulk


5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Break


6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Sponsor

 

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 Maritime, DNV

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

 

 


This programme is subject to changes.

SEA ASIA TECH & INNOVATION CONFERENCE

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

C-SUITE CONVERSATION: SMART NATION AND SMART PORT


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:

Ruma Balasubramanian, Managing Director, Google Cloud, Southeast Asia

Dhritiman Hui, Managing Director, Techstars

Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO, Synergy Marine Group


2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break


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

Panellists:

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

Antoine Gatinaud, Ship Traffic Control Business Development, APAC, Wartsila Voyage

Angela Noronha, Director for Open Innovation, Rainmaking Transport

Senior Representative, Yusen Logistics Global Management 


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 management
  • Investment outlook

Panellists:

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

Senior Representative, Windward

More panellists to be confirmed


4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Networking Break


4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

APPLICATIONS IN BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS

Exchange data intelligence views with

  • Ocean Network Express 
  • Data analytics to enhance operational efficiencies
  • Hafnia Tankers – 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:

Edwin Ebrahimi, Innovation Engagement Leader, 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

 


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Networking Break


5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsor

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 

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


This programme is subject to changes.

Sea Asia Talent Conference

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

Chris Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO, ABS


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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
  • Managing the legal and liability matters

Moderator:

David Loosley, Secretary General & CEO, BIMCO

Panellists:

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:

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

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

Andrew Wright, Secretary General, 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:

Agnes Enesio, Vice President - Crewing Operations, Odfjell Philippines

Sakura Kuma, Chief Executive Officer, APM Terminals Japan 

Marco Neelsen, CEO, Port of Tanjung Pelepas

 


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

Panellists:

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

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


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK


5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

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

Panellist:

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

More panellists to be confirmed


This programme is subject to changes.