A really strong panel of speakers is being lined up for this year’s TMS Tanker Conference which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Tuesday November 23rd with the topical theme of ‘Charting a course back to market stability.’
It has been confirmed that the first keynote speaker will be Dr Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, CEO of the leading regional player, ASYAD Shipping & Drydock of Oman, who will give a valuable and unique perspective as one of the area’s leading tanker operators and one of the biggest yards in the region for tanker repair and maintenance.
Session 1 will set out the short and long term prospects for the tanker trades and features a series of the industry’s leading lights. Already confirmed are Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Mrs. H.K. Joshi, Chairperson and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India; Capt. Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer and Acting Head, Maritime Cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports; Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO & MD, DP World – Maritime Services Division; Andy Mc Keran, Business Director, Maritime Performance Services, Lloyds Register; and Navin Kumar, Director, Drewry Maritime Research.
This will be followed by Session 2, chaired by Andrew Baird of WFW, that will look at the importance of support businesses and services for tanker trade growth and development. Also lined up for this important part of the conference are Ian Edwards, Area Manager, Middle East & Africa DNV Maritime; Saleem Kadernani, Vice President, Commercial for the Middle East, South Asia & Africa Region; and Chris Peters CEO, Emirates Ship Investment Company.
The final session in the afternoon will put the spotlight on harnessing new technology and fresh ideas to shape the tanker shipping business of the future. Under the expert chairmanship of Jesper Kjaedegaard, Senior Advisor, Board Member, Marcura Group, speakers will include June Manoharan, Regional Director, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants; Morten Langthjem Managing Director, Dubai Glander International Bunkering; Vanessa Welch, Senior Manager, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre and Ramee Rashid, Director, Seamaster Maritime.
Conference chair, Clive Woodbridge, says, “The event is a must-attend, not only for tanker owners and operators, but all companies that provide products and services to this vitally important sector of the shipping industry. The intention is that attendees will leave the Conference with a much clearer idea about what the future holds and be better placed to take decisions that will facilitate longer term business recovery and growth.”