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Singapore Maritime Week Public Exhibition (Free Admission)
The SMW Exhibition 2018, a key initiative of SMW 2018, will centre on the theme “Maritime Singapore. Future Ready”. It aims to let the visitors experience and understand the capabilities of Singapore’s port, marine engineering sectors and maritime services via onsite simulators and interactive panels. It will also showcase interlinkages between diverse communities, leveraging capabilities and innovations to create a future-ready ecosystem.

Through interactive exhibits and various innovation projects showcase, visitors will get a change to participate in this discovery journey and hear real-life stories of what excites people in joining the maritime industry and developing a passion for what they are doing. It will also include a host of maritime technologies of the future that the public can interact with or learn about.
Date: 21 – 29 April 2018
Time: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Thu); 11am – 10pm (Fri-Sun)
Venue: Suntec City North Atrium
Organiser: MPA
Contact: SMW Programme Office smw@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: Public
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SMW Opening Ceremony (Free Admission)
Come celebrate the launch of SMW 2018 with us at the SMW Opening Ceremony as we bring together leaders and representatives of the maritime community and members of the public to kick off an exciting week of outreach activities, conferences, dialogues and networking receptions.
Date: 22 April 2018
Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Suntec City North Atrium
Organiser: MPA
Contact: SMW Programme Office smw@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: Public
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Amazing Maritime Challenge 2018 (By Registration)
Organised by MPA and supported by MaritimeOne Partners, the Amazing Maritime Challenge (AMC) is an annual game-based event held in conjunction with SMW. Join 1000 participants for a day of fun and adventure as AMC returns with a refreshed format of maritime-related games and challenges!
Date: 22 April 2018
Time: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: All around Singapore
Organiser: MPA
Contact: SMW Programme Office smw@mpa.gov.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Public
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SMW Industry Panel (By Invitation Only)
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Date: 23 April 2018
Time: Afternoon
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel
Organiser: MPA
Contact: SMW Programme Office smw@mpa.gov.sg
Website: TBC
Target Audience: TBC
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SMW Opening Reception (By Invitation Only)
Back for its 3rd edition, the SMW Opening Reception brings together 300 partners and industry peers for a night of networking and drinks. This exclusive event provides a platform for today’s leading maritime leaders to network and build strong collaborations in an informal setting.
Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Undisclosed
Organiser: MPA
Contact: SMW Programme Office smw@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: CXOs & industry leaders
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GIA-IUMI Asia Forum 2018: Charting Asia’s Changing Tides (By Registration)
Organised by the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA), in association with the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), this conference will be held on 24 - 25 April 2018, and is expected to host up to 200 local and global industry delegates from the insurance and maritime sectors. Focusing on themes pertinent to Asia, the conference will convene subject matter experts, thought-leaders and policymakers to share their expert insights and analysis on the business opportunities and possibilities for the marine insurance and maritime sectors in Singapore, the region and beyond.
Date: 24 - 25 April 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (24th April 2018) & 9.00am - 1.00pm (25th April 2018)
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: International Union of Marine Insurance & General Insurance Association of Singapore
Contact: Winston Lim winston.lim@gia.org.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Marine Insureres/Brokers/Reinsurers, Marine Underwriters, Marine Claims Specialists, Classification Societies, Maritime Lawyers, Regulators and Relevant Stakeholders.
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LNG Forum (By Invitation Only)
A Sea Asia conference organised by Seatrade and the Singapore Maritime Foundation, the LNG Shipping and Clean Energy Forum to be held during SMW 2018 is an exclusive one-day VIP conference comprising two morning high-level panel sessions, followed by a focus on LNG bunkering and small- scale LNG in the afternoon. With the rapid growth of LNG as an energy source, the conference will feature in-depth discussions on the macro outlook of LNG production and demand, shipping and regasification solutions and downstream markets including the development of small-scale LNG and LNG bunkering
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: Seatrade and Singapore Maritime Foundation
Contact: Daphne Yuen Daphne.Yuen@ubm.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: C-suites and Senior Management Executives
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Maritime Cyber Security Seminar (By Registration)
The Maritime Cyber Security Seminar 2018 gathers industry players for a full day conference focusing on the theme of “Shaping the Future of a Cyber-smart Maritime Industry”. A distinguished line-up of speakers from leading maritime companies, classification societies, technology providers and government agencies will discuss key issues and share the latest industry knowledge in the cyber domain including the cyber threat landscape, cyber risk management and shipboard security among other topics.
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Marina Mandarin Hotel
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Zhang Rui ZHANG_rui@mpa.gov.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Maritime CIOS, CTOs, CISOs, Technical/Operations Managers, IT/Cyber Security/Infocomm Security Managers, Maritime Technology Solution Providers
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Singapore Maritime Institute Seminar 2018 (By Invitation Only)
Themed "Next Generation Maritime Energy”, the 5th SMI Seminar convenes key decision-makers from authorities and regulators, ship owners, technology facilitators, oil majors and the research community, sharing perspectives on alternative future maritime energy research and technology solutions towards zero emission from maritime transport.
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: MPA and Singapore Maritime Institute
Contact: Jason Lin jason@maritimeinstitute.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Mid-management representatives from the industry and academia, CTOs, Technical Management, Engineering Personnel
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TOC Asia 2018 (By Registration)
TOC Asia is the event for people who own, move & handle containerised cargo. TOC Asia is part of a global portfolio of events that bring together stakeholders of the container supply chain to learn, debate and network. There are two distinct elements of the event - the exhibition is a showcase for port & terminal technology and operations whilst the conference includes a three track programme; Container Supply Chain, Bulk and Terminal Operations.
Date: 24 - 25 April 2018
Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: TOC Events
Contact: Caroline Hunt Caroline.hunt@toc-events.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: People who own, move & handle containerised cargo
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International Sportsweek for Seafarers (By Invitation only)
Since 1996, the annual International Sportsweek for Seafarers has attracted more than 1,000 seafarers from the shipping community, unions, and seafarers’ missions to participate in various sporting events. It provides a good opportunity for seafarers to take a short break from their usual routine at sea and promotes goodwill and sportsmanship among seafarers of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds.
Date: 23 - 25 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Toa Payoh Stadium
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Mun Wei-Jun mun_wei-jun@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: TBC
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Singapore Maritime Technology Conference & Exhibition (By Registration)
The 3rd Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC) 2018 returns with the theme “Shaping the Future Maritime Industry through Digital Innovation”. The focus will be on digital innovation in the maritime industry, evaluate how the industry has progressed so far and identify the gaps and opportunities in digital innovation and technology adoption.
Date: 25 – 26 April 2018
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Win Min win.min@ibcasia.com.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Shipowners and Managers, Ports and Terminals, Shipbuilders/Repairs, Classification, Technology and Solution Providers, Offshore Technology, Equipment Providers, Marine Services, Government, Communications and ICT Services, Academic Organisations, Research Institutes, Maritime Institutes, Maritime R & D Project Owners, Offshore Marine Research Centers
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2nd Maritime Administrators’ Forum (By Invitation Only)
In support of the International Maritime Organization’s 2018 IMO World Maritime Day’s theme of “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future”, MPA will be organising the 2nd Maritime Administrators’ Forum during SMW 2018. The forum aims to provide the participants with a platform for in-depth discussions on the importance of shipping and how the industry can move towards a more sustainable future.
Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Organiser: MPA Academy
Contact: Chong Lee Fee Chong_Lee_Fee@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: Maritime Administrators and Port Authorities
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Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia (By Registration)
In its 11th edition, Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia returns to Singapore on 25 April at the Marina Bay Sands®. The prestigious event not only brings together leading senior maritime professionals in a gala networking setting but also seeks to recognise and honour achievements from maritime individuals and companies. Introducing four new award categories, a total of 13 competitive awards are open for nominations. In addition, three special awards will be chosen and given to the highest accolades of the shipping industry. Winners for the awards will be unveiled on the night of the event.
Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: Seatrade
Contact: Daphne Yuen Daphne.Yuen@ubm.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Middle and Senior Management Executives
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12th Singapore Maritime Lecture (By Invitation only)
The Singapore Maritime Lecture is the pre-eminent event at SMW that looks at the most critical issues facing the industry today, and how industry players can draw on emerging opportunities and market forces to overcome these challenges. Mr Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk, is this year’s keynote speaker, and Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of BW Group moderates the fireside chat.
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Venue: The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore
Organiser: MPA
Contact: SMW Programme Office smw@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: CXOs & industry leaders
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5th CoC (Special Limit Graduation Ceremony (By Invitation Only)
The Special Limit programmes have provided more than 400 Singaporeans with the opportunity to sail close to home onboard specialised vessels such as tankers, ferries and vessels engaged in reclamation works. This graduation ceremony celebrates the achievements and endeavours of the cadets, and officially marks the end of their training and the beginning of their career at sea.
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Syarifuddin Kadir Syarifuddin_Kadir@mpa.gov.sg
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Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference - Green Shipping. Blue Business. Moving Forward Together (By Registration)
The conference aims to contribute towards implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, by promoting a green shift in all segments of the maritime sector. It will provide a platform for the exchange of relevant experiences and solutions, suggestions for enhancing compliance with existing international agreements and legislation through public-private cooperation, technological and commercial solutions, and government policies that facilitate environmentally-friendly and effective shipping. The conference will feature keynote speeches from high-level individuals, including Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, Mr Ola Elvestuen and Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Health and Transport, Dr Lam Pin Min.
Date: 26 - 27 April 2018
Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm (26 April 2018); 9.00am-2.30pm (27 April 2018)
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: Government of Norway, in cooperation with the Governments of Singapore, Germany and The Philippines
Contact: ASEM Secretariat secretariat@asemgreenshipping.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Management from agencies responsible for the Shipping, Transportation and Maritime Industries, as well as representatives from the private sector, research institutions, and relevant international organisations.
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Lloyd’s List Singapore Business Briefing & Networking Drinks (By Registration)
This briefing will bring industry thought-leaders from across maritime industry to explore the three elements of maritime efficiency in depth, which are Technology, Regulation and the Human element. A drinks reception will follow, offering you a unique networking opportunity with your peers, our Lloyd’s List editorial team, and our exclusive panel.
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 1.30pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: Maritime Intelligence (Informa)
Contact: Katrina Zhang katrina.zhang@informa.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Professionals from the shipping, finance, maritime and public sectors
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IBIA (Asia) Gala Dinner (By Registration)
The IBIA (Asia) Gala Dinner has been a part of SMW’s calendar of social events and attracts 200 local and regional participants involved in maritime bunkering yearly. Industry players look forward to this annual gala dinner for a night of toasts, good cheer and gourmet delights.
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Goodwood Park Hotel
Organiser: International Bunker Industry Association (Asia) Ltd
Contact: Nadiah Binte Zulkifle nadiah@ibia.net
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Key stakeholders in the shipping and bunkering industry
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MPA Charity Golf 2018 (By Invitation Only)
The 3rd MPA Charity Golf is a donation drive to raise funds for the underprivileged during the Singapore Maritime Week, as a part of MPA’s collective efforts to support the needy. All monies collected will be presented to the Community Chest and MPA’s adopted charities, including the Salvation Army Prison Support Services, Kids in Play and Lighthouse School. The golfing event concludes with a dinner reception on the same evening.
Date: 27 April 2018
Time: 12.00pm - 9.00pm
Venue: Tanah Merah Country Club
Organiser: MPA Academy
Contact: Chong Lee Fee Chong_Lee_Fee@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: Maritime related corporations and organisations
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Global Perspectives: The Future of Shipping (By Invitation Only)
In the midst of disruptive innovation and an era of continuous change, what should businesses be looking out for? Join us for a fresh take on emerging developments with experts beyond the maritime sector as well as industry insiders. This inaugural forum will kick off the 13th edition of the Singapore Maritime Week with a conversation on the future of shipping beyond the headlines.
Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 3.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel
Organiser: MPA
Contact: SMW Programme Office smw@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: Senior Management Executives
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Maritime HR Forum 2018 (By Invitation Only)
Organised by MPA and the Singapore Shipping Association, the Maritime HR Forum will feature industry practitioners sharing their insights on HR trends and developments, and emerging skillsets to equip maritime employees to remain relevant in today’s automated and digitalised environment. A panel comprising leading industry experts will share perspectives on how maritime companies can take steps to better equip their employees for industry transformation, as well as how HR practitioners can play a strategic role in attracting, developing and retaining talents. A Memorandum of Understanding on Human Capital Development for the Seafaring Sector will also be signed between MPA, various industry associations and the Labour Movement at this event.
Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 9:30pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Chua Chun Kang CHUA_chun_kang@mpa.gov.sg
Target Audience: Senior Management, HR Practitioners, IHLs, Government Agencies and Unions
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Bunker Mass Flow Metering: More Than Plug-And-Play (By Invitation Only)
These ISO breakfast meetings look into the development of new international standards, including ISO 21562 for ships and marine technology -- bunker fuel mass flow meters -- requirements and ISO 22192 for bunkering of marine fuel using the Coriolis mass flow meter (MFM) system.
Date: 23 April 2018 & 26 April 2018
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Venue: SCIC HQ
Organiser: Singapore Chemical Industry Council
Contact: Elane Ng elane@scic.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Bunkering Standards Partners (Bunker Supplies, Ship Owners, Oil Majors, Bunker Surveyors, Test Labs, Bunkering Industry Associations, Regulators & Meter Vendors)
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Maritime Administrators’ Forum Welcome Dinner (By Invitation Only)
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Undisclosed
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Chong Lee Fee CHONG_lee_fee@mpa.gov.sg
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Baltic Exchange Cocktail Reception(By Invitation Only)
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: British High Commissioner's Residence
Organiser: Baltic Exchange
Contact: Elisabeth Tchoudjinoff etchoudjinoff@balticexchange.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Baltic members and prospective members (trading, shipping)
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SMTC Conference Dinner (By Registration)
Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Win Min win.min@ibcasia.com.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Shipowners and Managers, Ports and Terminals, Shipbuilders/Repairs, Classification, Technology and Solution Providers, Offshore Technology, Equipment Providers, Marine Services, Government, Communications and ICT Services, Academic Organisations, Research Institutes, Maritime Institutes, Maritime R & D Project Owners, Offshore Marine Research Centers
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Moore Stephens – BNP Paribas: Singapore Shipping Forum (By Registration)
The Singapore Shipping Forum 2018, “Economic Update & Technology Trends in Shipping”, is jointly organised by Moore Stephens LLP and BNP Paribas, aims to evaluate the current state of the shipping industry, and review current issues and opportunities for the industry. Discussion topics will include the changing economic scene, analysis of ship valuations now and future, impact of technological developments such as Big Data, Blockchain and drones on shipping, as well as financial topics. Participants will come together to discuss the current opportunities and issues facing the industry.
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Solfitel Singapore
Organiser: Moore Stephens LLP and BNP Paribas
Contact: Wong Koon Min wongkoonmin@moorestephens.com.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Directors, Senior Management, and Executives of shipping corporations, ship financiers, maritime legal and governmental associations
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Opening for SMTC (By Registration)
The 3rd Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC) 2018 returns with the theme “Shaping the Future Maritime Industry through Digital Innovation”. The focus will be on digital innovation in the maritime industry, evaluate how the industry has progressed so far and identify the gaps and opportunities in digital innovation and technology adoption.
Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: MPA
Contact: Win Min win.min@ibcasia.com.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Shipowners and Managers, Ports and Terminals, Shipbuilders/Repairs, Classification, Technology and Solution Providers, Offshore Technology, Equipment Providers, Marine Services, Government, Communications and ICT Services, Academic Organisations, Research Institutes, Maritime Institutes, Maritime R & D Project Owners, Offshore Marine Research Centers
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GIA-IUMI Asia Forum 2018 Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Organiser: International Union of Marine Insurance & General Insurance Association of Singapore
Contact: Winston Lim winston.lim@gia.org.sg
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Marine Insureres/Brokers/Reinsurers, Marine Underwriters, Marine Claims Specialists, Classification Societies, Maritime Lawyers, Regulators and Relevant Stakeholders.
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Connecting at BHP (By Invitation Only)
This networking event aims to align leaders in Singapore and around the globe to propel the Maritime World for a safer, more accountable and sustainable future.
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Marina Bay Financial Centre
Organiser: BHP Billiton
Contact: Ann Koh ann.koh@bhpbilliton.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Maritime Industry Leaders
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Baltic Exchange Freight & Commodities Forum (By Registration)
On the occasion of Singapore Maritime Week 2018, the Baltic Exchange will be hosting its annual Freight and Commodities Forum, focusing on the dry market and bulk commodity outlook as well as announcing Baltic member services and initiatives.
Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 11:30pm - 5:15pm
Venue: SGX Centre
Organiser: Baltic Exchange
Contact: Elisabeth Tchoudjinoff etchoudjinoff@balticexchange.com
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Baltic members and prospective members (trading, shipping)
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ReCAAP ISC-RSIS Maritime Roundtable 2018 (By Invitation Only)
ReCAAP ISC-RSIS Maritime Roundtable 2018 aims to provide a platform for participants to provide their views on a specific topic: “Whether a single reporting centre on piracy and armed robbery against ships is the answer to timely reporting from ships; and timely response from relevant authorities”. Among the points of discussion at the Roundtable: Are the existing systems effective? What are the key limitations of current systems from the perspective of industry and enforcement? What are the main arguments for the need of a single reporting centre?
Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: InterContinental Singapore
Organiser: ReCAAP ISC and co-host by RSIS
Contact: Lee Yin Mui yin_mui_lee@recaap.org
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Industry leaders from international and regional shipping associations, Heads of law enforcement agencies, Representatives of IMO and INTERPOL, and SMEs
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Gard: Charterers & Traders Seminar 2018 (By Invitation Only)
A panel of in-house and industry experts will discuss a range of issues with a practical focus on relevant legal and regulatory frameworks, risk assessment and mitigation, and insurance solutions. The topics and issues also raise focus on the charterer’s perspective, which will be of interest to ship owners and others involved in maritime trade.
Date: 25 April 2018
Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Venue: Maxwell Chambers
Organiser: Gard (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Contact: Candace Zhou Candace.Zhou@gard.no
Target Audience: Existing Gard Clients, and in particular Charterer & Trader Clients, insurance brokers and prospective Gard clients.
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Autonomous Shipping – Putting The Human Back In The Headlines (By Invitation Only)
IMarEST has taken up the gauntlet in considering the skills and training needs of a future workforce in the journey towards increasing automation and the scaling up of cyber physical systems in the shipping industry, to ensure that automation is the tool, and not the goal. A forum for industry leaders to discuss and stimulate a debate for the industry experts at the roundtable for comments, sharing their experience and views; to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from smart shipping and also deals with academic research issues not least social change and the perceived effects in the wider public.
Date: 24 April 2018
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Fusionopolis Kinesis
Organiser: ImarEST
Contact: Jenny Seow jenny.seow@imarest.org
Website: Click here
Target Audience: Shipowners, Operators & Managers, Shipbuilders & Ship repairers, Class Societies, Academia, Navy, P&I Clubs, Maritime Law, Nuclear Industry, Royal Airforce, Tank & Drone Operators, Rail