The Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference takes place over two days.
It is split into thematic modules.
DAY 1 (MONDAY OCTOBER 4)
8:00 am Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 am Welcome message and introduction
Bernard Schopfer, founder, Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference
9:05 am Welcome message by Alexandre Epalle
Alexandre Epalle, Directeur général de la Direction générale du développement économique, de la recherche et de l’innovation (DG DERI)
9:15 am Opening keynote presentation by sailing legend Michel Desjoyeaux
Michel Desjoyeaux is one of the world’s greatest offshore sailors of all times and the only person to have won the Vendée Globe race (around the world single-handed non-stop) twice.
Nicknamed « The Professor », he now devotes part of his time to maritime transport efficiency improvements, as part of the WISAMO project, supported by Michelin, where he brings his experience and know-how for the development of an inflatable vessel propulsion system.
9:35 am Opening remarksRichard Watts, Chair
MODULE 1 - FUTURE FUELS
09:40 am Overview of sustainable marine fuels
Charles Haskell, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Lloyd’s Register
10:00 am How a Large Shipowner is Managing the Energy Transition
Bud Darr, Executive VP, Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, MSC Group
10:20 am COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am Solutions for a future-proof shipping.
Amine El Kadiri, Business Development Manager, Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)
11:20 am Biofuels, a viable transition fuel?
Olivier Baiwir, CEO, Aderco International SA
11:40 am Hydrogen: Sustainable ``fashion`` or Realistic Solution?
Andrea Cogliolo, Senior Director Marine Excellence Centres RINA
12:00 am A review of fuel options for newbuilding projects
Michael Jeppesen, Principal Promotion Manager, MAN Energy Solutions
12:20 pm Panel discussion: How to break the ‘chicken and egg’ dilemma of alternative fuels?
Session chaired by Charles Haskell, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Lloyd’s Register
Maikel Arts, General Manager, Market Innovation, Cruise&Ferries, Wärtsilä Netherlands
Madadh MacLaine, Secretary General, ZESTAs
Laurent Allidieres, Hydrogen Technologies Director, Air Liquide
Nikolas Theodorou, Chief Strategy Officer, ABC Maritime AG
1:00 pm Lunch break and networking in the lake view restaurant Glow
MODULE 2: ALTERNATIVE PROPULSION SYSTEMS
2:35 pm Case study: How CGN is contributing to the decarbonisation of transport
Benoît Gaillard, President of the Board, CGN (General Navigation Company on Lake Geneva)
2:55 pm Fuel Cell and Battery solutions to reduce carbon emissions of vessel operation
Frank Beckmann, Senior Sales Manager, Siemens Energy Marine
3:15 pm Panel discussion: Beyond concept: Complete ship electrification as a reality
This panel is a group of marine electrification veterans comprised out of an energy storage leader, a system integrator, an owner and operator as well as a leading Swiss naval architect driving electrification for inland waterborne transport. They will be sharing their varied experiences, as well as offering an insight into their expectations for the future of marine electrification.
Introduction by Anil Srivastava, CEO, Leclanché
Session is moderated by Richard Watts, Director HR Maritime and President, The Propeller Club Geneva
Guillaume Clement, VP Energy Storage Solution, e-Marine, Leclanché SA
Halfdan Abrahamsen, Information Manager, Renewable Energy, Municipality of Ærø
Andreas Kindlimann, Owner, Kindlimann Naval Architecture GmbH
Denis Grynzspan, CEO, DYG Energy SAS
4:00 pm COFFEE BREAK
4:35 pm Advanced Atomic – the promise of 30 knots for 30 years, with Zero Emissions as standard
Mikal Bøe, Founder & CEO, CORE POWER
4:55 pm Advanced aero/hydro coupling and VPP analysis for design & engineering of wind driven ships
Dale Morris, Design Engineer, Southern Spars
5:15 pm Dialogue on Decarbonisation
Melissa Williams, VP Marine Sectors & Decarbonisation, Shell Marine
Bud Darr, Executive VP, Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, MSC Group
7:00 pm Transfer to the evening reception
7:30 pm Evening Reception
Cruise on board CGN’s Savoie, departing 400 metres away from the conference venue, at the Ronde des Pâquis, opposite the Brunswick Monument (near the Pont du Mont Blanc). Access is easy: just walk along the lake towards the city centre until you see the boat. Be sure to carry your accreditation pass to gain entry.
DAY 2 (TUESDAY OCTOBER 5)
8:30 am Registration, networking, exhibition. Welcome coffee.
09:00 am Opening remarks
Richard Watts, Chair
9:05 am Opening keynote presentation: Say hello to the modern world of digitalisation in shipping
Andre Simha, Global Chief Digital & Information Officer, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
MODULE 3: NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR BETTER EFFICIENCY
09:25 am Reducing ship emissions at ports through Automated Mooring and Shore Power
Memed Üzel, Chief Commercial Officer, Cavotec
09:45 am Decarbonization and efficiency: the potential of digital fleet management
Michela Schenone, Digital Solutions Manager, RINA
10:10 am Operational Efficiency. What to do today, tomorrow and thereafter.
Mikael Laurin, Managing Director of Vessel Optimization, Yara Marine Technologies
10:30 am COFFEE BREAK
11:10 am Innovative solutions for fouling prevention
Gregor Koslowski, Manager, Research & Development, HATAG Maritime
11:20 am The evolution of the DynaRig for commercial shipping
Damon Roberts, Director – Dyna Rigs Projects
11:30 am Ships digitisation for better efficiency
Renaud Bañuls, Founder, bañulsdesign
11:50 am Integrated hybrid energy systems: optimizing efficiency, performance and environmental sustainability of merchant ships
Stefan Goranov, Program Portfolio Manager Digital & Hybrid, WinGD
12:10 pm Using a Digital Twin to optimise the energy efficiency of ships
Olivier Taillard, CTO, Syroco
12:30 pm Lunch break and networking in the lake view restaurant Glow
MODULE 4: COMPLIANCE AND LEGISLATION
2:00 pm How Swiss R&D and international cooperation contribute to Sustainable Maritime Transport Solutions
Benoît Revaz, Director, OFEN – Office Fédéral de l’Energie
2:20 pm The impact of EU regulations on shipping companies
Chris Hughes, Global Lead, Shipping Markets, Lloyd’s Register
2:40 pm Panel discussion: Regulatory changes ahead
Session chaired by Chris Hughes, Global Lead, Shipping Markets, Lloyd’s Register
Simon Bennett, Deputy Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping
Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology & Logistics, UNCTAD
Marcio Moura, Global Logistics Director, Bunge
Emma Skov Christiansen, Lead, Shipping Emissions & Ocean Agenda, World Economic Forum
3:25 am COFFEE BREAK
3:55 pm COVID19: Monitoring the crews’ health and well-being to preserve marine business sustainability
Dr. Vladimiro Bonamin, Director of Marine Field Services and Monitoring, SGS
4:15 pm Diving into the sources of funding for technological developments.
Olivier Straub, Secretary General, Swiss Shipowners Association
Patricia More, International Tax Services Director, PwC Switzerland
Dr.Antonios Koumbarakis, Director, Sustainability & Strategic Regulatory Leader, PwC Switzerland.
5:00 pm End of the conference
4 – 5 October, 2021
Includes access to :
– All Conferences
– Speakers Presentation Materials
– Networking and Exhibition area
– Scanned Business Cards
– Gala Evening Reception
Registration fee :
Members of the Propeller Club Geneva, AFBE, IWSA and STSA :
20% discount on registration