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Singapore Branch - Dealing with Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

15 May 2019
Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

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The Nautical Institute Singapore Branch will be hosting its annual Nautical Institute Singapore Conference on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at the Suntec City Convention Centre. Themed ‘Dealing with Tomorrow’s Challenges Today’, the full-day conference will see a gathering of the maritime industry’s professionals.

Guest of honour: Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA

Keynote speaker: Capt. Nick Nash, President of The Nautical Institute


Conference rates

Early bird rate (until 23 April)

SGD 100

Standard rate

SGD 150


About the conference

With the many challenges facing the maritime industry over the next couple of years, the Conference aims to discuss these issues from various perspectives - the regulatory requirements, practicality, legal implications, and the impact to both shipowners and seafarers.

The Conference also celebrates women in maritime, in line with IMO’s World Maritime Day theme for this year: ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’ where top female industry professionals join our panels to share their views and opinions on current issues facing the industry.

Participants will explore insights on new requirements and legislation, disruptive technology, cargo issues of today, and the upcoming challenges of loss prevention from a top speaker line-up of senior, internationally recognised industry speakers.


Event Agenda

Session 1: New requirements and legislation


Toby Stephens, Partner, HFW


Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping

Maite Bolivar Klarup, General Manager, BIMCO

Wong Kai Cheong, Deputy Director of Shipping, MPA


Session 2: Disruptive technology


Frank Coles, CEO, Wallem Group


Session 3: Cargo issues


Chris Metcalf, Partner, Clyde & Co


Capt. Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention, The Standard Club

Capt. Leo Vincent, Senior Operations Manager, Jurong Port

Anushka Nair, Claims & Demurrage Manager, Ardmore Shipping


Session 4: Loss Prevention – Upcoming challenges


Capt. Hari Subramaniam, Loss Prevention Manager, The Shipowners' Club

Capt. Ian Offland, Safety & Marine Assurance Director, Swire Pacific Offshore

Monica Park, Chaplain of South Korea, Mission to Seafarers

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