CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Provisional)

The Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference takes place over two days.
It is split into thematic modules.

DAY 1 (MONDAY OCTOBER 5)

  • 8:00 am Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • 9:00 am Welcome message and introduction

    Bernard Schopfer, founder, Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference

  • 9:10 am Official welcome by Mr. Pierre Maudet, State Councillor in charge of the Department of Economic Development
  • 9:20 am Conference presentation by Anne-Cécile Turner, Chair
  • 9:25 am Opening keynote presentation by Bertrand Piccard, Explorer, Medical doctor and global influencer
  • MODULE 1 - Alternative Propulsion Systems

  • 09:45 am The promising potential of electric propulsion in the shipping industry

    Anil Srivastava, CEO, Leclanché SA

  • 10:00 am Panel discussion: Are electric vessels the future of shipping?

    Session chaired by Richard Watts, President, Propeller Club Geneva and Director, HR Maritime

    With:

    Xavier de Montgros, President, AFBE (French Association for Electric Boating)

    Anil Srivastava, CEO, Leclanché SA

  • 10:30 am Hybrid Propulsion

    Helmut Behrens, Head of Sales Marine Solutions, Siemens Energy Marine

  • 10:45 am COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:15 am Overview of wind assisted marine projects

    Gavin Allwright, Secretary, International Windship Association (IWSA)

  • 11:30 am Econowind: a concrete and effective solution - assessment following the initial tests

    Frank Nieuwenhuis, co-owner, Econowind 

  • 11:50 am Canopée, the first modern sail cargo ship, specially designed for the transport needs of the Ariane 6 space shuttle launcher.

    Marc van Peteghem, Naval architect & founder, VPLP

    Simon Watin, Naval architect & engineer, VPLP

  • 12:10 pm Applying aerospace expertise to wind assisted propulsion systems.

    Vincent Bernatets, co-founder & CEO, Airseas

  • 12:25 pm Lunch break and networking in the lake view restaurant Glow
  • MODULE 2: Future Fuels

  • 2:00 pm How does one of the world’s leading shipping company decarbonise its fleet. Concrete solutions implemented by MSC

    Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group

  • 2:20 pm Making a steamship company carbon-free: CGN’s unique challenges and opportunities on Lake Geneva

    Benoît Gaillard, President, General Navigation Company (CGN)

  • 2:40 pm A Roadmap for decarbonising the shipping industry: Outlook for alternative fuels and the investment required.

    Dr. Tristan Smith, UCL Energy Institute

  • 3:00 pm Panel discussion: What will be the fuel of the future to achieve decarbonisation?

    Session chaired by Sébastien Haye, Managing Consultant, E4tech

    With:

    Julien Bec, VP, LNG as Fuel Division, GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz)

    Rustin Edwards, Head of Fuel Oil, Euronav

    MSC Group, Bud Darr, Executive VP, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs

    Murali Srinivasan, VP & Head of Ammonia Trade and Shipping, Yara Switzerland

    Alessio La Rosa, Global Head of Freight, COFCO International

  • 3:40 pm COFFEE BREAK
  • 4:10 pm Liquid Hydrogen Marine Integration

    Fraser Bennie, Marine Director, LNG & Hydrogen, Chart Industries

  • 4:30 pm Ammonia - a promising alternative

    Murali Srinivasan, VP & Head of Ammonia Trade and Shipping, Yara Switzerland

  • 4:50 pm Methanol as a marine fuel

    Matthias Classen, Commercial Manager, Proman Shipping

    Jacob Norrby, Newbuilding Project Manager, Stena

  • 5:10 pm Panel discussion wrapping up day 1: What is the true potential of alternative propulsion systems, and which ones should be developed towards IMO 2030 / 2050?

    Session chaired by Richard Watts, President, Propeller Club Geneva and Director, HR Maritime

    With:

    Madadh MacLaine, Secretary General, Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs)

    Hervé Lapierre, Director of Innovation, Newbuilding Department, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA)

    Chris Hughes, Global Lead, Shipping Markets, Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore

    Brian Boserup, Founder, Blue Technology

  • 7:00 pm, Quai du Mont-Blanc 10 Transfer to the evening reception onboard the steamboat ITALIE
  • 7:30 pm Departure of the steamboat ITALIE, Evening Reception, cruising on lake Geneva

DAY 2 (TUESDAY OCTOBER 6)

  • 8:30 am Morning coffee, networking, exhibition
  • 09:00 am Opening remarks

    Anne-Cécile Turner, Chair

  • 9:05 am Keynote presentation - The impact of port efficiency to support new technologies

    Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, DTL at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD

  • MODULE 3: Operational Efficiency, Compliance and Legislation

  • 09:25 am Shipping environmental regulations compliance - The importance and strategic advantages of testing and verification.

    Vladimiro Bonamin, Global Business Development Manager, SGS

  • 09:45 am Update on IMO Regulations: Latest info on the IMO's proposed short and longer term measures for reducing GHG in shipping, and their impacts on the market

    Chris Hughes, Global Lead, Shipping Markets, Lloyd’s Register

  • 10:05 am Panel discussion: Creating a level playing field: is there a mis-match between the UN IMO’s framework on environmental emissions and individual initiatives by governments?

    Session chaired by Mark Bamford, Director Ship Finance at Credit Suisse

    With:

    Chris Hughes, Global Lead, Shipping Markets, Lloyd’s Register

    Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, DTL at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD

    Florence Schurch, Secretary General, Swiss Trading and Shipping Association STSA

  • 10:45 am COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:15 am Shattering the World Sailing Speed Record: a path to innovation toward zero carbon maritime transportation.

    Olivier Taillard, CTO, Syroco

  • 11:30 am The impact of global weather changes on maritime transport

    Christian Dumard, meteorologist and router

  • 11:45 am Protecting marine mammals from the harmful effects of maritime transport

    Renaud Bañuls, Founder, bañulsdesign

  • 11:55 am Improving shipping efficiency thanks to better routing solutions

    Florent Violain, Head of Professional Services, eOdyn

  • 12:10 pm Innovative solutions for design and operation of wind assisted vessels

    Sofien Kerkeni, CEO, D-ICE Engineering

    Maxime Dupuy, Head of route optimization dpt, D-ICE Engineering

  • 12:30 pm Lunch break and networking in the lake view restaurant Glow
  • MODULE 4: Towards a Sustainable Future

  • 2:00 pm Case study: How the world’s largest container ship is also the most energy efficient.

    MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

  • 2:20 pm Concrete solutions to improve aero and hydrodynamics in the shipping industry

    Francis Hueber, Founder of Caponnetto / Hueber, Naval Architect

  • 2:40 pm Advanced composites lightweighting solutions for the marine industry

    Nicolas Siohan, Senior Engineer, Gurit

    Raphael Gerard, Composite Project Engineer, Gurit

  • 3:00 pm The 21st-century shipping container to reduce costs and CO2 emissions

    David Baur, co-founder & CTO, AELER Technologies SA

  • 3:20 pm Marine goes digital with SISHIP EcoMAIN

    Heino Salge, Senior Sales Manager, Siemens Energy Marine

  • 3:40 pm End of the conference

5 – 6 October, 2020

President Wilson Hotel
Geneva, Switzerland

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