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The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference 2018

The second The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, organised by Flagship Events, took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai, on 24th October, with a full house in attendance. The event attracted a top quality audience of more than 150 people, including delegates from all the leading tanker owners and operators from across the region.The packed Conference hall heard from a host of top speakers from different segments of the tanker business and support sectors. Key themes included optimism about the potential that exists for growth and development within the region’s tanker sector and the need for close collaboration between different stakeholders, to create the foundations for sustainable success.

The date and location of the third annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference have been confirmed. The event, which has gained considerably in popularity since its launch in 2016, will be held on Tuesday, 16th October at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai. The Atlantis as a venue has been selected based on its grandeur and its capacity to host a larger group of delegates expected this year.

The two keynote speeches were given by H.E. Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, chief executive of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) and Abdullah Bin Damithan, commercial director, DP World. Both set the tone for an enlightening day. Headline speakers in the first session, who discussed the key political and economic factors affecting the tanker market, included Chris Peters, chief executive, Emirates Ship Investment Company; Gaurav Moolwaney, executive director, Standard Chartered; Ali Shehab, deputy CEO, KOTC; and Philip Tinsley maritime security manager at BIMCO.The second session focused on the challenges and opportunities facing the market. Highlights included presentations from PetrosDoukas, chairman of Capital Partners and former Greek Finance Minister; Tarik Al Juneidi, chief executive, Oman Shipping Company; Omar Abu Omar, president, maritime and operations, Gulf Navigation; Captain Harihar Prasad, managing director, McQuilling Shipping Services Dubai; and Roger Harfouch, regional director, Marlink Communications.

A final session on the need to build maritime clusters of services and expertise, chaired by Richard Briggs, executive parter, Hadef& Partners, heard about the importance of the new Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre. Other speakers included Dr Ruanthi De Silva, chief executive of SCM Plus; Thomas Kriwat, chief executive, Mercmarine; Lakshmi Janarthanan, commercial director of Drydocks World Dubai; Ralph Becker, regional business development manager, DNV GL; and Katherine Yakunchenkova, general manager, Al Safina Security. The event rounded up with an opportunity for speakers and attendees to network informally at a special reception.Over the past two years The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference has been held the day after the market leading TMS Awards, to maximize attendance and ensure high profile participants, and this will be the case again in 2018.

Testimonials

Clive Woodbridge

Editor, The Maritime Standard

Tarik Al Junaidi

CEO, Oman Shipping Company

Chris Peters

CEO, Emirates Ship Investment Company

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KOTC- The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference
Delegate Lunch
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Conference Registration
Event Catalogue
Main Session
DNV GL- The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference
Session 2
Notepads & Pens
Refreshment Break
Water & Mints
General Sponsor
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Dubai Maritime City- The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference
IMarEST- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
United Arab Emirates Shipping Association-supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
PAKISTAN SHIP’S AGENTS ASSOCIATION- TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Women's International Shipping & Trading Association- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Global Shipping Careers- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
International Bulk Journal- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Middle East Business News & Magazine- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Port News- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Robban Assafina Magazine- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Ship2Shore- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016

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