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Networking Cocktail

One of the main reasons professionals attend a conference is to network. The Maritime Standard (TMS) Networking Cocktail aims to promote networking between delegates and can be an opportune time to help both your company and your career.

The TMS Networking Cocktail evening at the end of the Tanker Conference is immensely popular and provides attendees with an opportunity to network with their counterparts in the tanker shipping and trade sectors and a platform for expanding business contacts.

You won’t find a better occasion to make new connections, and develop existing ones, than at The TMS Networking Cocktails. The event has a more casual and relaxed vibe than the office, but still maintains a professional overtone. Business cocktail parties are a great opportunity to break out of your shell, whether you are looking to explore career options, expand your knowledge about a company and its employees, or simply to broaden your network of contacts. Take advantage of the various opportunities provided by TMS Networking Cocktails to maximize your professional goals. Register here!

Richard BriggsRichard BriggsExecutive Partners,
Hadef & Partners
I very much enjoyed listening to the presentations. The panel was excellent. It was a larger turnout than last year and that reflects interest in the market at the moment. I felt the optimism in the room this morning and the positive attitude that everybody seemed to have towards the tanker markets."
Capt. Amarjit KauchhurCapt. Amarjit KauchhurVP Middle East,
International Registries
The morning session was excellent, especially the interaction between the delegates and the people on the panel. The whole event has been wonderfully arranged."
Capt. Zarir IraniCapt. Zarir IraniMD,
Constellation Marine Services
I think the India story we heard was a great one and the numbers are certainly very positive. Generally, we can see the light at the other end of the tunnel now, and the key players that are remaining have ridden out rough seas over the last decade."
Julian PanterJulian PanterVP Business Development,
International Maritime Industries
From my perspective it was very interesting to hear the views of the operators and their confidence in the future, which obviously has an impact on us as shipbuilders. It is nice to see the industry pulling together and talking about optimism, rather than pessimism. Overall there was an extremely interesting set of speakers all of whom were very good.
Vivek SethVivek SethMD,
Midgulf Projects & Services (MPS)
A fundamental benefit was hearing from various industry leaders to get a range of perspectives about the industry, from different stakeholders. It helps you to rethink where the industry is headed. The event is also an opportunity to meet like-minded people and network with some great business leaders.
Waleed AltamimiWaleed AltamimiGM,
Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
"The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference presents an excellent mix of speakers, all of whom have expertise in their particular sector of the tanker industry. This makes it a very valuable occasion and I am excited to be part of it."
Capt. Jitendra MisraCapt. Jitendra MisraMD,
Emarat Maritime LLC
Every year it gets better. It has been a tremendous event for networking, and I have enjoyed meeting up with old friends and new."
Rajiv AgarwalRajiv AgarwalCEO & MD,
Essar Ports Ltd
I greatly enjoy speaking at the Tanker Conference. The audience is so knowledgeable and the programme so relevant. It is always a pleasure to be there."
Tim SmithTim SmithDirector of Oil and Tanker Markets
Maritime Strategies International
Taking part in The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference is an easy choice to make! As a gathering of the entire tanker shipping market, it facilitates interaction with key decision makers, top executives, professionals and policy makers. It’s an opportunity you would not want to miss."
Ali ShehabAli ShehabDeputy CEO,
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
This conference comes at a time where we really need to sit together, voice our views and exchange our thoughts. As always, it is very valuable to be here in Dubai, because as well as tanker operators we have the financial cluster and the legal firms also with us here."
Chris PetersChris PetersCEO,
Emirates Ship Investment Company
This conference has got a very good guest list and excellent speakers. People turn out because they want to listen to what the experts are saying. The information about the potential in the Indian market was in particular something that grabbed a lot of attention in the audience."
Capt. Anoop Kumar SharmaCapt. Anoop Kumar SharmaChairman & MD,
The Shipping Corporation of India Limited
This is a speaking opportunity that I simply could not turn down. The Tanker Conference has a high-quality audience made up of top level executives all of whom are well experienced and experts in their respective fields. I am sure they will ask some challenging questions of all speakers and panellists allowing everyone to share knowledge and gain important insights."
Capt. David StockleyCapt. David StockleyCOO,
Oman Shipping Company
I thought the conference was very good, with a nice, broad range of speakers who were industry specialists. I am an optimist and it confirmed what I have been saying for a good few months now that the market is going to be positive."
Dr. Nikolas TsakosDr. Nikolas TsakosChairman, INTERTANKO & CEO,
Tsakos Energy Navigation
I was very impressed by the high caliber and quality of the speakers. It's one of the very few times where you see so many people that have a real interest in this market, many of whom are senior executives of tanker shipping companies. I was pleasantly surprised with the optimism in this part of the world, where there is also a lot of dynamism."

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