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Conference Programme 2017

Event Overview

Building Strong Partnerships To Generate Investment-led Growth

The 3rd Annual Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade will be held at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort on 8th November this year. The first two Ship Finance and Trade Conferences, held on 2015 and 2016, were both very successful, bringing together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the market in the Middle East and Subcontinent. For 2017, once again a high quality list of keynote speakers is being lined up, including some of the leading and most well-known personalities in the business, as well as senior executives with many years’ experience in their chosen fields.

Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Conference Programme Outline

09:00

Registration and Welcome Refreshments

10:00

Welcome by


Clive Woodbridge
Conference Chairman & Editor, The Maritime Standard
10:05

Inaugural Address by


Trevor Pereira
Managing Director, The Maritime Standard

10:30

Main session 1: Shipping and Ports – How will politico-economic factors shape future opportunities and challenges?

  • World oil prices – what is the outlook and what does that mean for shipping and ports?
  • Will shipping restructuring take the industry back to health
  • Port investment – local strategies to benefit from global trends
  • Global political tensions – the implications for tanker shipping
  • Preventing a future collapse of confidence
  • Restructuring businesses for long term stability
  • Ship finance – is the business fit for purpose?
11:45

Panel Discussion/Question & Answer Session

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Session 2: Developing strategies for the future

  • Mergers and acquisitions – how to ensure a sound future for combined businesses
  • Investing positively in an uncertain market
  • Governmental strategies for securing inward investment
  • Banks – is their view on shipping changing for the better?
  • Fund managers – what role do they have to play?
  • Alternative lending platforms for the maritime industry
15:00

Panel Discussion/Question & Answer Session

15:15

Coffee Break

15:30

Session 3: Case studies: Developing businesses to diversify maritime clusters

  • Putting insurance at the heart of regional growth
  • Infrastructure contracts – multiplier benefits of business wins
  • Creating shipbuilding skills and job opportunities
  • Classification – the importance of local expertise
  • Maritime law – laying the foundations for regional success
17:00

Panel Discussion/Question & Answer Session

17:15

Round-up and Thank You by Clive Woodbridge

17:30

Networking Reception

18:00

End

Endorsed by
Sponsors
Host & Platinum Sponsor
Abu Dhabi Ports- sponsor of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2016
Gold Sponsor
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Silver Sponsor
KOTC- The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Delegate Bags
National Marine Dredging Company- sponsor of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2016
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Islamic P & I Club- The Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
General Sponsor
Dubai Maritime City LLC- sponsor of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2016
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Supporting Associations
UAE Shipping Association- supporter of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2016
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The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Organisation of the Islamic Shipowners Associations- supporter of TMS Tanker Conference 2016
Indian National Shipowner's Association- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
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Pakistan Ship's Agenst Association- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Nautical Institute- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
Women's International Shipping & Trading Association- supporter of The Maritime Standard Awards 2016
Mission to Seafarers UAE- TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
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Robban Assafina- Media Partner of TMS Ship Finance & Trade Conference 2017
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