• 8:00 Registration and welcome coffee
  • 09:00 Introduction by MTEC founder Bernard Schopfer

    Bernard Schopfer, Founder, MTE Conference

  • 09:05 Welcome message by State Councillor Fabienne Fischer

    Fabienne Fischer, State Councillor, Department of Economy & Employment, State of Geneva

  • 9:15 Opening keynote presentation by François Gabart

    François Gabart, Sailor, Engineer, Founder of MerConcept

  • 09:35 Foreword by chairman Richard Watts

    Richard Watts, Chair

  • 09:40 Energy transition outlook in the maritime sector

    Dr. Jean-Marc Bonello, Principal Consultant, UMAS International

  • 10:00 Hydrogen and zero emission fuels in Europe – the perspectives of an infrastructure and maritime group owner

    Tomas Tronstad, Head of Shipping & Technology, Wilhelmsen New Energy AS

  • 10:20 CSL Biofuel: B100 Experience and Results

    Yousef El Bagoury, Senior Naval Architect, The CSL Group

  • 10:40 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:10 What is the future of LNG in shipping?

    Antonis Trakakis, Technical Director, Marine Greece, RINA

  • 11:30 Euronav's Road to Decarbonisation

    Rustin Edwards, Head of Fuel Oil Procurement, Euronav NV

  • 11:50 Maritime Energy Transition: Future Fuels & Future Emissions

    Dr. William Ramsay, CTO, Daphne Technology

  • 12:10 The transition of port infrastructures

    Sue Putallaz, Chairwoman, Swiss Zero Emission Boat Association

  • 12:30 The role of port authorities in facilitating clean shipping

    Jan Egbertsen, Manager Innovation, Port of Amsterdam

  • 13:00 LUNCH BREAK and networking in the lake view restaurant Glow
  • 14:30 Panel discussion: How to decide on fuel strategy in times of uncertainty?

    Session is chaired by Richard Watts, Director, HR Maritime


    Rustin Edwards, Head of Fuel Oil Procurement, Euronav NV

    Claudio Abbate, Vice President Maritime Policy & Government Affairs, MSC Group

    Frédéric Meyer, Head Of Strategy & Projects, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels

    Kai Miller, Global Trade Manager – Energy and Emissions, Kühne + Nagel

  • 15:20 Collaborating on a Proof of Concept for MSAR, bioMSAR fuels for decarbonization

    Prabhat Jha, CEO, MSC Shipmanagement Cyprus

    Jason Miles, CEO, Quadrise Fuels International

  • 15:40 Case study: Some ideas about decarbonation of next generation cable laying and cable repair ships considering operational constraints.

    Arthur Barret, Head of Engineering, Projects & Innovation Department, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs 

  • 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
  • 16:30 Maritime Forecast to 2050: exploring the future fuel mix in shipping

    Tore Longva, Senior Principal Consultant, DNV

  • 16:50 Developments in wind propulsion technology

    Gavin Allwright, Secretary General, International Windship Association (IWSA)

  • 17:10 Panel discussion: How can yacht racing contribute to the decarbonisation of the shipping industry?

    Session is chaired by Chris Hughes, Decarbonisation Specialist, Ocean Transportation, Cargill


    Olivier Taillard, Chief Technology Officer, Syroco

    Antoine Carraz, Director Maritime Mobility Department, MerConcept

    David Tyler, Commercial Director, Artemis Technologies

    Dr. Katrina Thompson, Head of Research, Artemis Technologies

    Simon Schofield, Chief Technology Officer, BAR Technologies

  • 18:00 Closing remarks

    Richard Watts, Chair

  • 19:00 Transfer to the evening reception
  • 19:15 - 21:30 Evening Reception

    The reception will take place onboard CGN’s paddle steamboat SIMPLON. The boat will be moored some 500 meters away from the conference venue. Access is easy: walk along the lake towards Pont du Mont Blanc (city center) until you see the boat.


  • 8:30 am Registration, networking, exhibition. Welcome coffee.
  • 09:00 Opening remarks

    Richard Watts, Chair

  • 09:05 The importance of efficiency achieving maritime decarbonization

    Mette Asmussen, Lead, Maritime Sector Initiatives, World Economic Forum

  • 09:25 The energy transition regulatory landscape and its impact on chartering

    Alberto Perez, Head of Maritime Commercial Markets, Lloyd’s Register

  • 09:45 Panel discussion: Navigating regulatory complexity

    Session is chaired by Voytek Chelkowski, Managing Partner, Seamind Blue Ocean


    Thomas Klenum, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Regulatory Affairs, LISCR 

    Alberto Perez, Head of Maritime Commercial Markets, Lloyd’s Register

    Haris Zografakis, Partner, Stephenson Harwood 

    Owen Bethell, Environmental Impact Lead Global Public Affairs, Nestlé

    Eman Abdalla, Global Operations & Supply Chain Director, Cargill

  • 10:40 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:10 Panel discussion: Do carbon credits have a place in shipping’s future?

    The session is moderated by Richard Watts, Director, HR Maritime


    Tyler Baron, CEO, Minerva Bunkering

    Paul Sebastien, Co-Founder, Climate Neutral Commodity

    Alain Savary, Founder & CEO, Project Net Zero 2050

    Natalia Gorina, Global Carbon Commercial Director, Louis Dreyfus Company

  • 12:00 MSC’s approach to efficiency

    Prabhat Jha, CEO, MSC Shipmanagement Cyprus

  • 12:20 Blue Visby: a multilateral dimension to voyage optimisation

    Haris Zografakis, Partner, Stephenson Harwood 

    Pekka Pakkanen, Executive Vice President, NAPA Shipping Solutions

  • 12:40 LUNCH BREAK and networking in the lake view restaurant Glow
  • 14:00 New digital technologies for carbon reduction

    Renaud Banuls, Founder, bañulsdesign, naval architect and a lecturer-researcher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Nantes (ENSA Nantes).

  • 14:20 On-going LNG projects & Future-proof vessels

    Alexandre Tocatlian, Head of Business Development EMEA, Commercial Division, Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)

  • 14:40 Hybrid systems for carbon reduction and overall ship efficiency

    Stefan Goranov, General Manager, Sustainability Solutions, WinGD

  • 15:00 Panel discussion: Options & strategies for the existing fleet

    The session is moderated by Andrea Cogliolo, Senior Director Marine Excellence Centres, RINA


    Martin Viquesnel, Shipping Innovation Lead, Louis Dreyfus Company

    Pablo Garcia Anduiza, New Projects Director, BALEARIA

    Mikael Laurin, Head of Business Line Vessel Optimization, Yara Marine Technologies

    Arthur Barret, Head of Engineering, Projects & Innovation Department, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs


26 – 27 September, 2022

Geneva, Switzerland



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, IWSA and STSA :
20% discount on registration