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Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference, North America

08:00 - 13:00
PST

Powering the drive towards a sustainable green maritime sector

 

To complement our hugely successful webinar week series, Riviera’s conference programme has moved online, allowing our global communities to continue to connect, network and gather knowledge whilst remaining safe until our live conference programme returns. Networking is a key element of our virtual conferences with ample opportunity to arrange your meetings, keep on top of your daily routine, and still have some personal time. And the best part of all, registration is complimentary!

 

Driven by the compelling benefits of reduced fuel consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and maintenance, the application of hybrid, electric, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies is accelerating across the marine sector. These technologies will clearly have a pivotal role in the years ahead as shipping transitions towards decarbonisation.

Through a series of individual presentations and panel discussions, this two-day conference will explore the rapid advances in these technologies, examining the technical, regulatory and operational challenges and benefits. Central to the agenda will be the discussion of real-world applications and operational experiences from US and international vessel owners.

Also addressed on the programme will be the role of government and the availability of ‘green’ financing to support investments in these technologies and shoreside infrastructure at ports, terminals and harbours.

For more than two decades, Riviera Maritime Media has been a leader in producing well-respected marine conferences, exploring key topics, trends and technologies impacting the marine industry. In 2019 in Bergen, Norway, it was the very first media organisation to launch a maritime hybrid-electric conference for deep sea shipping. The popularity and success of this event served to highlight the need for knowledge-sharing in this growing sector. Key to all Riviera events is the sharing of information, expert discussion and analysis and unparalleled networking opportunities. We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be another lively and insightful event.

 

For any event queries please contact Mirella Charter on mirella.charter@rivieramm.com
For any sales queries please contact Indrit Kruja on indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com

 

 

Your complimentary Conference Pass

 

Our Conference Pass includes access to the virtual exhibition, unlimited conference sessions, matchmaking, networking and more.

 

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Conference Programme

Delivering insightful content presented by expert speakers, our Conference Programme offers exclusive access to live and on-demand sessions.

 

FULL PROGRAMME

 

Designed to suit your schedule and overcome current travel restrictions - network, engage and debate from the comfort and safety of your desk.

 

 

Maximise your Conference Pass

Your Conference Pass gives you access to multiple opportunities to expand your delegate experience and bring value back into your business.

  • Join our expert Conference Programme sessions
  • Engage in the Live Debate - ask questions, answer polls
  • Set your Meeting Agenda with peers and key suppliers
  • Experience AI-powered Matchmaking
  • Join Group Discussions

 

 

The virtual event concept is new

 

You may be experiencing a virtual event for the first time this year. Riviera has partnered with industry leader Swapcard to maximise your experience as well as help you transition. Take a few moments to view the Attendee Experience video to guide you and help you to explore the new opportunities our virtual conference offers. You’ll learn to:

 

  • Set Up Your Profile
  • Navigate the Platform
  • View Live Conference Content
  • Network and Build Contact Lists
  • Schedule and Host Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions have never been so interactive

 

Virtual exhibitors benefit from the new offerings technology brings such as rich media profiles, product showcases, enhanced visibility, analytics and contact data. With delegates no longer restricted by travel, discover how a virtual exhibition booth increases your audience, improves your brand awareness and delivers the target KPIs for your business.

 

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The conference platform will be open one week before the Conference Programme gets underway for delegates to arrange meetings online and for exhibitors to respond to enquiries:

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Powering the drive towards a sustainable green maritime sector

This conference will start at 08:00 PST | 16:00 GMT

 

DAY 1: MONDAY 1 MARCH 2021

08:00 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media

 



08:10 Spotlight interview: towards electrification in the maritime sector – today and tomorrow
A leading player in the sector will share their views and experience to date with vessel electrification.

 

08:25 Live Q&A

 


SESSION 1: US MARKET OUTLOOK AND REGULATORY UPDATES

A comprehensive insight into the status of the green fuel vessels’ market in the US, and an assessment of the latest regulatory updates and industry standards.

 

08:35 Status and outlook of green fuels in the US maritime sector

  • How mature is the hybrid and electric vessels’ market?
  • Which power sources are currently favoured and why?
  • What are the preferred green fuel options and why?
  • All-electric developments and which vessel types will adopt the technology over the next few years.

08:45 Maritime battery regulations in the US

  • Defining the regulatory framework.
  • Existing regulatory and industry standards.
  • What are the latest regulatory updates?
  • What future regulation is required?

08:55 Live Q&A session – ask the experts
Your opportunity to question the speakers – submit your questions throughout the session.


09:10 Networking and meet the exhibitors - maximise your networking
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 2: INNOVATIONS IN BATTERY TECHNOLOGY, RISK MITIGATION AND LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

A detailed assessment of the global maritime battery market, innovations in battery and energy storage systems, developments in assuring fire safety on board, and through-life management.

 

09:50 Global maritime battery market outlook

  • Status of the market.
  • Trends, drivers and industry data.
  • Who is using what?
  • What does the future look like?

10:00 Next-generation maritime batteries

  • Innovations in battery technology and energy storage systems.
  • Benefits and applications.
  • Requirements for standardisation.
  • Emerging technologies.

10:10 Managing and mitigating the key risks of onboard batteries

  • Through-life costs and management.
  • Environmental impacts associated with batteries during their entire lifecycle.
  • Options for refurbishment, re-use and recycling.
  • Impact of battery disposal.

10:20 Lifecycle assessment of battery technologies

  • Through-life costs and management.
  • Environmental impacts associated with batteries during their entire lifecycle.
  • Options for refurbishment, re-use and recycling.
  • Impact of battery disposal.

10:30 Live Q&A session – ask the experts
Your opportunity to question the speakers – submit your questions throughout the session.

 

10:50 Networking and meet the exhibitors - maximise your networking
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 3: DEMONSTRATING THE BUSINESS CASE AND ASSESSING FINANCING FOR GREEN VESSELS

Leading experts in the maritime space will deliver concrete arguments demonstrating the benefits of adopting hybrid, electric, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and the challenge of obtaining green financing.

 

11:30 Building the business case for hybrid and electric in North America

  • Realising the benefits of hybrid and electric.
  • What are the technology challenges?
  • Capex and opex assessed.
  • Strategies for reducing development, operational and maintenance costs.

11:40 Presenting the business case for hydrogen and fuel cell-powered vessels in North America

  • Benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells as alternative green fuels.
  • What are the development and technology challenges?
  • Capex and opex assessed.
  • Initiatives to help drive down the costs of development and operation.

11:50 Global green financing

  • Status of the financing scene for green vessels.
  • How big an impact will the Poseidon Principles have on forcing clean shipping?
  • Where will the financing come from – traditional markets or other sectors?
  • What does the next 12-24 months look like?

12:00 Live Q&A session – ask the experts
Your opportunity to question the speakers – submit your questions throughout the session.

 

12:25 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

 

12:30 Networking and meet the exhibitors - maximise your networking
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

 

DAY 2: TUESDAY 2 MARCH 2021

08:00 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media

Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media

 


 

08:05 Spotlight interview: Insight into the use of hydrogen and fuel cells in the maritime sector

A leading player will review the uptake of hydrogen and fuel cells in the maritime sector, advances in the technology, barriers to adoption, and what the future holds.

 

08:20 Live Q&A

 


SESSION 4: HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS AS THE GREEN OPTIONS FOR MARITIME TRANSPORTATION

Introducing the latest in fuel for fuel cell technologies, demonstrating the key benefits of the principal green fuels and fuel cell applications currently being adopted by the maritime industry.

 

08:30 Hydrogen fuel cell technology

  • Advances in hydrogen fuel cell technology.
  • What are the hurdles to application?
  • Advantages over other potential zero-emissions fuels for shipping.
  • Putting fuel cells to work in the maritime industry.
  • Opportunities and benefits.

08:40 Hydrogen availability, infrastructure and storage

  • The availability challenges.
  • Onboard storage capacity requirements.
  • Addressing the challenge of hydrogen bunker infrastructure for refuelling and transportation.
  • Hydrogen options at terminals and in ports.

08:50 Viable alternative future green fuel options for maritime application

  • Advances in methanol and ammonia fuel cell technologies.
  • Methanol versus ammonia – identifying the benefits of each and the challenges to adoption.
  • Cost considerations.
  • Experience to date in maritime applications.

09:00 Live Q&A session – ask the experts

Your opportunity to question the speakers – submit your questions throughout the session.

 

09:20 Networking and meet the exhibitors - maximise your networking
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 5: NEWBUILDS, RETROFITS AND VESSEL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

This session will highlight factors to be considered when designing a newbuild or retrofitting vessels for the installation of hybrid, battery and/or fuel cell power systems, and lifecycle management.

 

10:00 Case Study Is retrofitting the key to realising decarbonisation in the maritime sector?

  • Drivers and considerations for retrofitting vessels.
  • Costs of retrofitting versus newbuilding.
  • Fuel options and selection criteria for retrofits.
  • Retrofitting vessels and fleets to meet zero-emissions requirements.

10:15 Retrofitting versus newbuilds

  • What are the considerations and drivers for retrofitting?
  • Costs of retrofits versus newbuild.
  • Green fuel selection criteria.
  • Improving the safety and efficiency of existing vessels and meeting carbon-free objectives.

10:25 Design considerations for green vessels

  • Vessel layout.
  • Space and location of battery systems on board.
  • Safety considerations.

10:35 Live Q&A session – ask the experts

Your opportunity to question the speakers – submit your questions throughout the session.

 

10:55 Networking and meet the exhibitors - maximise your networking
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 6: LEARNING FROM THE WORLD’S PIONEERS

Green vessel owners and ports share views on their green shipping journey – the business case for hybrid, all-electric, hydrogen and fuel cell-powered vessels, the operational challenges faced and the achievements to acknowledge.

11:30 Live discussion and Q&A with the experts

  • The path to meeting zero-emissions targets across the globe.
  • Benefits of green fuel technologies in the maritime sector.
  • Identifying and overcoming the barriers to entry.
  • The investment conundrum.
  • Which alternative fuels will take the lead?
  • Operational challenges and achievements.
  • Infrastructure and port considerations.
  • Future requirements and opportunities.

12:25 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

 

12:30 Networking and meet the exhibitors - maximise your networking
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

* Programme subject to change/amendments

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Why Attend?

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Why attend?

At a time when networking, knowledge sharing and lead sourcing for companies looking to embrace Hybrid & Electric technology has been severely restricted, Riviera are providing a route to accessing the significant technological developments in the industry and the opportunity to forge meaningful business connections and generate the new business leads key to maintaining commercial operations.

With our industry leading platform, Swapcard, you will experience all the benefits you have come to expect from a live event as well as online benefits you might not have experienced before, including: profiling and AI powered matchmaking, a virtual exhibition, online meeting rooms, live chat, and more.

 

 

Engage in programme sessions

Use the programme dashboard to follow the conference live with

  • Session Countdown
  • Auto-play next live session
  • Live discussion
  • Upvote questions
  • Interactive polls
  • Quick access to next sessions

 

 

Participate live

 

Join the live discussion, ask questions, answer polls

  • Participate in the Q&A
  • Answer polls and review results
  • Access other live discussions
  • See who is online
  • Engage with other attendees
  • Access other sessions

 

 

COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION

 

 

 

Experience the new technical exhibition

 

Discover new solutions and collaborate with key suppliers virtually

  • Live chat with sales staff for swift responses
  • Schedule meetings for more in-depth discussions
  • Watch live product demonstrations with Q&A
  • Download case studies, exhibitor brochures and product information

 

 

AI powered matchmaking

 

Matchmaking enables you to search for and make new connections through our online portal ahead of and throughout the virtual event, allowing you to extract far more from your attendance than just a business card. All you need to do is select your topics of interest and our AI powered matchmaking will suggest connections for you.

 

Our matchmaking feature includes:

  • Recommendations of who to meet
  • Intelligent searches allowing you to see who’s online with matching interests
  • Building contact lists to takeaway
  • Booking virtual meetings, either 1-1 or in groups

 

 

Meet the right people with AI powered matchmaking

  • Explore recommendations
  • See who’s online with matching interests
  • Use advanced filters to find relevant contacts
  • Chat with anyone
  • Build contact lists to takeaway
  • Book virtual meetings

 

 

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Join group discussions

 

Engage a focussed view with group discussions

  • Create as many group discussions as you like
  • Share knowledge and exchange views
  • Seek new solutions and recommendations
  • Join current groups in the chatroom
  • Keep in touch with the live programme

 

 

 

Attendees will include:

  • Battery manufacturers
  • Fuel cell manufacturers
  • Engine manufacturers
  • Systems integrators
  • Naval architects
  • Vessel owners and operators
  • Industry associations
  • Classifications societies
  • Analysts and consultants
  • Technology suppliers

 

 

COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION

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Virtual Exhibition

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The new technical exhibition is more than just virtual

 

The demand for new technologies and innovative solutions is not diminished by the current restrictions we face and the market continues to look for the right products and services to feed its operations. Riviera’s online conference platform enables us to offer attendees an enhanced interactive exhibition experience as well as a flexible and proactive approach for exhibitors with high quality business tools, allowing you to engage with an increased global audience.

 

As an exhibitor, the virtual experience offers all you would expect from a stand at a premium event and more. With Riviera’s virtual platform, industry-leader, Swapcard, has taken those existing expectations to a new level.

 

 

 

 

View the Exhibitor Experience and explore the benefits

  • Review the Exhibitor Portal
  • Set up your Virtual Exhibition Stand
  • Organise and Manage your Meetings
  • Network and Build Contact Lists
  • Showcase Products and Services

 

 

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Customise your Stand

  • Brand your Space
  • Showcase with Product Video
  • Run Live Demonstrations
  • Engage via Live Chat or Video
  • Invite Brochures by Request

 

AI Powered Matchmaking

  • Explore Recommendations
  • See Who’s Online with Matching Interests
  • Use Advanced Filters to Find Contacts
  • Invite Matches to Chat or Meet
  • Improve Lead Generation
  • Build Quality Lists to Takeaway

 

 

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Network and Engage

(New dashboard coming in 2021)

  • Focus your Networking with Matchmaking
  • Respond to Live Chat Enquiries
  • Arrange Video Meetings
  • Send Meeting Reminders
  • Extend your Reach with Riviera’s Global Audience

 

Enhanced Analytics

  • Exhibitor Analytics Dashboard
  • Lead Scoring
  • Lead Source Tracking
  • Tagging Product and Services
  • Live Data on Prospects

 

Lead Generation +++

 

Before: the platform will be open one week before the conference for attendees to review the attendee list, send meeting invitations and plan their schedule.

 

During: the programme schedule includes networking breaks and time to explore exhibitor profiles, send enquiries via live chat or take video meetings all in real time

 

After: content is accessible for up to 90 days after the conference ends extending lead generation opportunities. Riviera’s website at www.rivieramm.com will showcase news items and conference highlights post event further strengthening its lifecycle and opportunities for further engagement via SEO

 

 

Exhibition Opening: (beginning one week prior)

Exhibitors will be online to meet attendees virtually and respond to enquiries:

 

 

COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION

 

 

 

If you are interested in exhibiting at the virtual conference, please contact:

Indrit Kruja - Brand Manager, indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or call +44 7958 263724

 

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