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Smart Tug Operations, Asia

01 December 2020
14:00 - 19:00
SGT

Optimising operations and enhancing safety and efficiency in port

 

To complement the launch of our hugely successful Webinar Week series, Riviera’s 2020 conference programme has moved online, allowing our global communities to continue to connect, network and gather knowledge whilst remaining safe. We are delighted to bring you Smart Tug Operations, Asia for 2020 using Swapcard, one of the world’s leading virtual event platform, providing you with the premium conference experience you expect from Rivera.

 

Following the success of the inaugural Smart Tug Operations, Asia conference in 2019, this year’s conference will take place on 13 October 2020, the day prior to our Offshore Support Journal, Asia conference, also delivered virtually this year. Smart Tug Operations, Asia is a global event bringing together all the key players in the tug arena, whether new to the sector or those already active in driving smart tugs and remote operations.

 

Smart tug technology is seen as the gateway to gaining competitive edge whilst improving safety, efficiency and environmental performance in ports and harbours across the globe. This year’s agenda provides detailed insight into smart tug technology from a technical, operational, commercial, regulatory and environmental perspective.

 

Succinct presentations will be brought to our virtual audience in concise clear segments affording you the opportunity to connect, engage and debate with your fellow attendees, expert speakers and industry partners.


The Smart Tug Operations, Asia conference will bring together, in a virtual setting, tug owners, port/harbour authorities, shipowners, engine manufacturers, suppliers and technology experts to network and make new connections. It will provide a digital platform to discuss the challenges that port operators and tug owners are facing and how innovation in smart technology can enable improved operations, optimised efficiencies and performance.

 

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

 

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Conference Programme

 

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

 

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

 

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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 during the following hours:

07:00 - 12:00 BST

London, UK

14:00 - 19:00 SGT
Singapore

01:00 - 06:00 CDT

New Orleans, USA

 

Kym Tan - Head of Sales, Asia
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Why Attend?

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At a time when networking, knowledge sharing and lead sourcing for members of the Tug community 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 to other sessions

 

 

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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 that 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

  • 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

 

 

Who should attend:

Our programme is specifically tailored to meet the demands of a committed Tug Community across a key spectrum of specialist areas, including

  • Harbour/port operators
  • Tug owners
  • Shipyards
  • Designers
  • Equipment, technology and service providers
  • Communications and satellite developers
  • Class societies

 

 

 

Smart Tug Operations, Asia 2019 attendees:

We are proud to thank the following Tug Community members for their contributions and support at Riviera’s inaugural Smart Tug Operations, Asia conference held Singapore in 2019:

 

A.T. Kearney

ABB

ABB Marine

ABS

Amsbach Marine

ASL Marine Holdings

Bureau Veritas Marine (Singapore)

Caterpillar Asset Intelligence

Damen Shipyards Singapore

DNV GL

DNV GL Singapore

Fortescue Metals Group

Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc

IHI Power Systems

Indonesia Port Corp II

Innovez-One

International Maritime Services

JonRie InterTech

Keppel Smit Towage

Kongsberg Marine Singapore

Kongsberg Maritime

Lloyd’s Register Asia

Lloyd’s Register EMEA

Marina Offshore

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

MMA Offshore Asia

MTU Asia Nam Cheong Dockyard

Nam Cheong Offshore

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Novatug

POSH Semco

PSA Marine

Robert Allan

Sanmar

Schottel Far East

Sea-Good

Sinor Marine Technologies

ST Engineering Electronics

Svitzer

Svitzer Australia

Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine

Twin Disc (Far East)

UniSea

Wartsila Singapore

Yanmar Asia (Singapore)

Zicom

 

 

 

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Programme

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Optimising operations and enhancing safety and efficiency in port

 

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER 2020

The conference will commence at 14:00 SGT | 07:00 BST | 08:00 CET

14:00 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor and Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media

 



14:10 Spotlight interview: The path to becoming the smart port of the future

A unique opportunity to hear from a leading port operator on its view of smart port development, current requirements and future opportunities

  • What are the trends and drivers for the emergence of smart ports?
  • Are smart ports driving the development of smart tugs, or are smart tugs driving the need for port transformation?
  • Upgrading to smart ports to support safe and efficient operation of smart tugs.


14:25
Live Q&A moderated by Edwin Lampert



VIRTUAL SESSION 1: MARKET OUTLOOK AND BUSINESS CASE FOR SMART TUGS


This session will provide a detailed review of the tug market, both locally and internationally, share the latest developments in the region and analyse the business case for smart tugs and remote operations.

 

14:35 Market outlook for tugs

  • Market trends and drivers.
  • How buoyant is the harbour tug sector?
  • What does the near, short and long term look like for the tug market?
  • Regional opportunities for tugs.

14:45 Understanding the business case for smart tugs and remote operations

  • How ready is the sector to adopt smart technologies?
  • Obtaining management buy-in.
  • Do the benefits warrant the investment?
  • Understanding the true benefits of smart tugs – commercial, operational efficiencies and safety.

14:55 Online Q&A session - ask the experts

Your opportunity to question the speakers and get answers to those vital issues which will help drive your business forward. You can also post questions throughout the session for the moderator to ask on your behalf.

 

15:15 Virtual networking and meet the exhibitors: maximise your networking time between sessions
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.

 

VIRTUAL SESSION 2: ADVANCES IN SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND POTENTIAL IMPACT ON CREWS OF THE FUTURE


A comprehensive insight into how smart technologies are changing the dynamics of the maritime sector, an update on the ground-breaking smart tug projects and review of what impact these new technologies will have on crews and future training requirements.

 

16:00 How smart technologies are transforming the industry

  • Technologies that are changing the dynamics of shipping and tugs.
  • Assessing the various technologies and their role in smart tug/port operations.
  • Understanding the benefits of digital technologies on safety, security, efficiency, and environmental protection.
  • Long-term business and strategic impact of digitalisation.

Elisio Dourado, Commercial Director,Towage, Wilson, Sons

 

16:10 Case study An update on IntelliTug – pushing the boundaries

  • Overcoming challenges towards adoption of autonomous harbour tugs.
  • Takeaways from test-bedding experience.
  • Ensuring key stakeholder acceptance.
  • Determining the next steps for the IntelliTug.

Bernard Wong, Head of Fleet Management, PSA Marine
Chris Chung, Director of Digital Innovation & Strategic Projects, Wärtsilä

 

16:25 Case study Smart maritime autonomous vessel (SMAV) project update

  • Assessment of the project to date.
  • The role of artificial intelligence algorithms in collision prevention and autonomous navigation.
  • Results of the latest trials of autonomous navigation, remote control and other technologies on the vessel.

16:40 How will crews be impacted by the emergence of smart tugs – a challenge or an opportunity?

  • Reducing onboard crew requirements.
  • Training requirements for smart tug operators.
  • Retraining existing crews in maintenance and operations roles.
  • Opportunity to provide a safer working environment – empowering tug masters by actively assisting the crew in different situations allowing more focus on critical tug operations.

16:50 Online Q&A session - ask the experts

Your opportunity to question the speakers and get answers to those vital issues which will help drive your business forward. You can also post questions throughout the session for the moderator to ask on your behalf.

 

17:10 Virtual networking and meet the exhibitors: maximise your networking time between sessions
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a bite to eat 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.

VIRTUAL SESSION 3: SMART TUG DEVELOPMENTS


This session will showcase the latest in smart navigation systems and assess the benefits of flexible power options. Expert speakers will also consider the design considerations for remote monitoring on newbuilds and how data can significantly improve operations and efficiencies.

17:50 Developments in e-navigation technology on tugs

  • Integration of surveillance systems and artificial intelligence to guide the tug movement.
  • Enhancing situational awareness and improving visibility in challenging conditions.
  • Benefits to the tug master of smart navigation.

18:00 Flexible power for smart tugs

  • Review of the alternative power options to meet zero-emissions objectives.
  • The move towards hybrid and all-electric tugs.
  • What does a ‘smart’ propulsion system look like?

18:10 Remote monitoring on newbuild tugs

  • Designing for remote operations and smart technology deployed on newbuild tugs.
  • Improving operations and maximising the performance of tugs.
  • Experiences to date of newbuild connected tugs.

18:20 Using data to understand tug performance

  • How data can improve operations, environmental performance and capabilities.
  • Operational data collation.
  • Moving towards predictive maintenance, and managing fuel and power consumption more effectively.

18:30 Online Q&A session - ask the experts

Your opportunity to question the speakers and get answers to those vital issues which will help drive your business forward. You can also post questions throughout the session for the moderator to ask on your behalf.

 

18:55 Chairman’s closing remarks

 

 

*Programme subject to change/amendments

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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

  • 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

  • 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 Hours: (beginning one week prior)

Exhibitors will be online to meet attendees virtually and respond to enquiries during the following hours:

 

 

07:00 - 12:00 BST

London, United Kingdom

 

14:00 - 19:00 SGT
Singapore

01:00 - 06:00 CDT

New Orleans, USA

 

 

 

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

Kym Tan - Head of Sales, Asia on kym.tan@rivieramm.com or call +65 9456 3165.

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Whether you’re an invited VIP keen on getting ahead of industry trends and meet new suppliers or you are a supplier of products and services and are keen to understand the challenges your customers face, network and meet potential buyers of your services, choose your conference pass

 

VIP Pass Conference Pass (Singapore registered businesses) Conference Pass (non-Singapore registered businesses)
PRICE: Complimentary PRICE: SGD400 +GST PRICE: SGD400
  • Unlimited access to all live streamed conference sessions
  • Access to virtual exhibition
  • Access to the presentation materials after the event
  • Unlimited access to the on-demand library of conference recordings
  • Full use of virtual matchmaking and contacts download: Unlimited meeting requests with exhibitors and attendees
  • Membership to the International Tug & Workboat Community (launching this year)
  • Virtual networking breaks

 

A limited number of VIP Tickets are available to Owners and Operators of Tug vessels and Terminal Operators. You may apply for a VIP Pass by registering below and you will be contacted directly.

  • Unlimited access to all live streamed conference sessions
  • Access to virtual exhibition
  • Access to the presentation materials after the event
  • Unlimited access to the on-demand library of conference recordings
  • Full use of virtual matchmaking and contacts download: Unlimited meeting requests with exhibitors and attendees
  • Membership to the International Tug & Workboat Community (launching this year)
  • Virtual networking breaks

 

 

  • Unlimited access to all live streamed conference sessions
  • Access to virtual exhibition
  • Access to the presentation materials after the event
  • Unlimited access to the on-demand library of conference recordings
  • Full use of virtual matchmaking and contacts download: Unlimited meeting requests with exhibitors and attendees
  • Membership to the International Tug & Workboat Community (launching this year)
  • Virtual networking breaks
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