Conference
The Agenda
Wednesday 26th February 2020

08:30 - 09:30
Registration

09:30 - 10:00
Welcome to day one

Setting the agenda

Speakers

Paul Gunton, Technical Editor, ShipInsight


10:00 - 11:15
2020 sulphur cap & fuel choices

With an opportunity to review how the first few months of low-sulphur fuelling is working out, is it too early to say whether it is a success or an unfolding horror story?


11:15 - 11:45
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


11:45 - 13:00
Smoothing the way to hull efficiency

Where the hull meets the water is the prime interface that every efficiency initiative has to cross. What is the best approach to balancing cost and benefit of these crucial technologies?


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

Lunch and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


14:00 - 15:15
Building the ballast treatment experience

Are the teething troubles over and what will ‘experience-building' show?


15:15 - 15:45
Keynote speaker

TBC


15:45 - 16:15
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


16:15 - 17:30
Cutting carbon in shipping

The IMO has set ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions but with shipping a long-term business, are new technologies arriving quickly enough to meet them?


17:30 - 17:45
Closing remarks

17:45 - 19:30
Drinks reception

Thursday 27th February 2020

08:30 - 09:30
Registration

09:30 - 10:00
Welcome to day two

Setting the agenda

Speakers

Paul Gunton, Technical Editor, ShipInsight


10:00 - 11:15
Communications and the data revolution

Communications will be at the heart of future shipping technology and regulation: remote monitoring for management and enforcement; linked equipment through an Internet of Things; broadband communications for crew welfare: what new technologies are needed and what will be the implications for the industry?


11:15 - 11:45
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


11:45 - 13:00
Navigating towards the future

Is shipping too dependent on GPS? Is the EU’s Galileo an alternative and what will the UK’s post-Brexit withdrawal from that project mean? Are navigation systems vulnerable to cyber threats? Will autonomy mean the end of the seafarer?


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

Lunch and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


14:00 - 15:15
Digitalisation and artificial intelligence

What will new tools such as AI and Blockchain bring to shipping? And where will we find the skills to develop and apply these new concepts?


15:15 - 15:45
Keynote speaker

TBC


15:45 - 16:15
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


16:15 - 17:30
Evaluating the technology of the future

Drones, 3D printing and more: are these new technologies becoming essential survival tools? And what is the report card looking like for wind-assistance devices such as rotor sails and kites?


17:30 - 17:40
Closing remarks
Speakers

Paul Gunton, Technical Editor, ShipInsight


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