Middle East Bunkering Convention 2016: Speakers and Topics announced

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Middle East Bunkering Convention 2016 Dubai UAE  .  16-17 March
The two-day conference will combine hard-hitting and absorbing intellectual content covering bunker quality, quantity, regulation and developments in supply, demand and infrastructure, including terminals and storage and the impact of the easing of Iranian sanctions. It is aimed at shipowners and operators, bunker suppliers and traders, surveyors, agents, maritime lawyers and related service industries.Key reasons to attend:

  • Learn about the impact of the lifting of Iranian Sanctions: legal, financial and political outlook and the impact on the market
  • Gain an understanding of how the Middle East will cope with the global sulphur cap
  • Receive regional updates on Fujairah and other key markets
  • Develop a solid understanding of the key legal issues affecting Middle East and global markets
  • Discover how new markets are developing in Oman and India

Speakers and topics include:

  • Eng. Mohammed Al-Bastaki, Director of Maritime Operations, Dubai Maritime City Authority
  • Environmental overview: Global regulations, compliance and enforcement: Robin Meech, Managing Director, Marine & Energy Consulting 
  • Middle East bunker markets: supply and growth trends: Elshan Aliyev, Market Analyst (Middle East), Argus Media
  • Bunker quality: 2020/2025 – How will the Middle East cope with the global sulphur cap? Chris Turner, Cockett Marine Oil
  • Fuel management challenges for the future: Thomas Tampi, Station Manager, Veritas Petroleum Services, United Arab Emirates
  • ISO 8217: What’s new and why it matters: Nigel Draffin, Consultant, Lecturer, Author
  • Fujairah: The dynamics of one of the world’s biggest bunkering ports: Capt. Vikram Mohan, Managing Director, Viking Marine
  • Port developments in the United Arab Emirates: Cliff Brand, Group General Manager, Ras Al Khaimah, (RAK) Ports Group
  • India – How to awaken the Sleeping Giant? Anil Keswani, General Manager of Bunkering, Gulf Petrochem
  • Lifting Iranian Sanctions -US perspective: Steve Simms, Partner, Simms Showers LLP The Middle East perspective: Patrick Murphy, Partner, Clyde & Co,  The European perspective: Daniel Martin, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan 
  • Ship arrest in the Middle East: Rania Tadros, Managing Partner, Ince & Co, Dubai,  Mohamed El Hawawy, Partner, Ince & Co, Dubai

Click here for more information and to register.

Training Courses in Dubai – 13-16 March
The Oxford Bunker Course (Advanced) Sunday 13 – Tuesday 15 March 2016 ~ Three-day CourseThis three-day training programme, preceding the conference, is designed as a progression from the well-established introductory Oxford Bunker Course. It integrates every aspect of bunkering (operations, technical, commercial, environmental and legal) and includes a combination of lectures, exercises and tests. It is intended for those with at least two years’ experience of bunkering. Clickhere to view the programme and to register.
IBIA Basic Bunker Course – Tuesday 15 MarchA one-day course designed for newcomers to bunkering which covers all the basics, including technical, operations, environmental, commercial and legal issues and has been taught at many locations around the world.  Click here for more details and to register.Bunker Dispute Resolution Workshop – Tuesday 15 March 

This highly professional interactive workshop on bunker dispute resolution will address the causes of bunker disputes, the resolution of those disputes when they happen and the avoidance of those disputes so that they don’t happen in the first place. It will look at how changing economic and regulatory conditions may give rise to new disputes – whether about bunker quality, quantity, delivery or payment issues – and examine ways that such disputes may be resolved.

Participants will share examples of contemporary, real-life disputes. The training process will provide enough basic training to help participants make significant financial savings before any actual bunker disputes arise, including avoiding and resolving those disputes economically if and when they do arise. Click here for more details and to register.

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