Tanker Shipping & Trade journal's two-day event firmly established as THE meeting point for key executives in the tanker industry to discuss the operational challenges facing tanker owners, operators and managers
Tanker Safety Conference
15 - 16 October 2012, Singapore
"This was the sharpest, most relevant and best organised conference I have attended for the industry as a whole, not just tankers."
Bob Maxwell, Divisional Technical Director, V.Ships (ex Dobson Fleet Management)
Now in its fourth year, the Tanker Safety Conference is established as the industry event focusing on all aspects of tanker safety and attracts the global stakeholders. This two-day event has quickly earned a reputation as the place where the tanker industry goes to discuss and set the safety agenda. A total of 112 senior representatives from the shipowning/shipmanaging community have attended the conference in the previous three years.
New for 2012
The Tanker Safety Conference comes to Asia for the first time following popular demand. The conference programme has been revised to reflect the current tanker market with the second day enhanced by focusing on commercial safety and business survivability in difficult economic times and an emphasis has been put on delivering presidential style debates to really get to the heart of the issues, to encourage audience participation, and to generate additional opportunities for ongoing discussion and resolution post-event.
DAY ONE: TANKER SAFETY – PROTECTION OF THE SHIP AS AN ASSET
Safety fears are spreading through the tanker markets with oil companies, in particular, increasingly concerned that the pool of owners with high-quality tonnage they can do business with is shrinking as dire earnings see maintenance checks slip.
The day ahead will explore how operators can rise to the challenge of maintaining a vessel that is financially and operationally efficient and, crucially, safe.
Especially suited to technical directors and managers; superintendents; fleet managers; charterers, marine engineers; suppliers; class; insurance
DAY TWO: TANKER SAFETY – PROTECTION OF THE BUSINESS
Cash reserves made during the boom are fast depleting. The days of easy access to capital are over. New interests with new agendas are entering the shipping market and taking over companies. How best can large, medium and small tanker concerns survive the downturn, and emerge stronger when an upturn eventually takes hold?
Day two focuses on ‘commercial safety’ and protecting business flows in difficult economic times.
Especially suitable for money men and women and budget holders including financial directors, accountants, financiers/lenders, lawyers, insurers, charterers, the service side of the industry, fleet directors and managers.
Willem de Ruiter to receive Tanker Shipping & Trade Lifetime Achievement Award
At the end of the first day (October 15) Willem de Ruiter, the former Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency, will be presented with the third Tanker Shipping & Trade Lifetime Achievement Award. Last year's winner was Jan Kopernicki, the former head of shipping at Royal Dutch Shell. Dr Peter Swift, former managing director of Intertanko won the award in its inaugural year.
The conference reflects the quality of Tanker Shipping & Trade journal, published by Riviera Maritime Media. Since its launch in 2007, this journal has established itself as an essential read for the tanker industry. With its detailed technical coverage and insightful market commentary, it provides complete coverage of the oil, chemical and product tanker industries.
With this background at the heart of Tanker Shipping & Trade journal's Tanker Safety Conference attendees will have an unrivalled opportunity to network and debate the issues effecting their industry. Be sure you're in the audience for this event and have your say on the matters that you feel strongly about. Now is the time to engage with the industry stakeholders to discuss the challenges all are facing in protecting your business as well as your fleet.
Click here for the Tanker Safety Conference 2011 review.
Click here for the 2011 conference website and access to past events.