25 to 26 April 2023

9am - 04.30pm

25 April: In Person
Marina Bay Sands Singapore

26 April: In Person
Marina Bay Sands Singapore

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The MarineTech Conference features global leaders of industry and influencers who will speak on trending and important technology topics concerning the global maritime port and adjacent industries.

Previously referred to as the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC), the rebranded MarineTech Conference will see stakeholders from the maritime innovation ecosystem share their thoughts on key growth areas for investment, emerging technology trends, start-up showcases and demand outlook for maritime technology. Experts also will put forward a roadmap for a cyber-secure maritime sector, the effective use of data and analytics, latest applications for smart port and automation.

8.15amWelcome Coffee

Welcome Message from Informa Markets

  • Andrew Williams, President, Maritime Group, Informa Markets

Address from Guest of Honour

  • Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Transport
    9.20amMarineTech and Sea Asia Launch
    9.25amMOU Signing Ceremony
    9.40amMarineTech Keynote –Maritime Digital Transformation, the Now and the Future
    The keynote address intends to set the scene for the maritime digitalisation ambition; the maritime commercial actors are putting themselves at the forefront of technology, mapping the current and future strategic and progressive digitalisation plans, the roadmap for enablement through investments in cutting-edge technologies, assessing the outcome of current developments, gaps and opportunities in wider maritime community for digitalisation, and what’s next!

    Keynote Speaker:
    Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Power and Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä

    10.00amInauguration and Tour of Exhibition
    Smart Ports and Smart Shipping
    10.45amPanel Discussion: Vision for Smart Ports

    • What is a smart and sustainable port?
    • What does it take to achieve a fully automated port?
    • Key port technologies, i.e. Digital twins, AI, Big Data and automation
    • Role that Ports, ship operators, and port service providers play in addressing gaps in cargo and resource visibility

    Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry & Transformation), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

    Alvin Foo, Head of New Technologies and Sustainability Solutions/Head of PSA UNBOXED
    Leslie Yee, General Manager IT, Pacific International Lines
    Prof. Chew Ek Peng, Centre Director, Centre of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP), National University of Singapore
    Anne-Sophie Zerlang Karlsen, Head of Asia Pacific Ocean Customer Logistics, A.P. Moller-Maersk

    11.30amPanel: Digital & Green Shipping Corridors

    • Resilient supply chain – how to achieve better information sharing to enable end-to-end visibility of the supply chain
    • Digital shipping corridor initiative – enabling greater efficiency for vessels calling at the ports
    • The workstreams on JIT, Port Clearance and eBLs
    • Integrating digital technologies for air, ocean, land and smart warehousing for an agile supply chain
    • Powering supply chain through IoT enabled Internet of Ships

    Thomas Ting, Director (Technology & Innovation) / Chief Technology Officer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

    Andre Simha, Global Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Mediterranean Shipping Company
    Martijn Thijsen, Head of Ecosystem and Platform Play|Digital Strategy and Transformation, Port of Rotterdam
    Pascal Ollivier, Chair of Data collaboration Committee, International Association of Ports and Harbors
    Thomas Bagge, Chief Executive Officer, DSCA

    12.15pmPanel Discussion: Smart Ship Developments, Trends and Priorities

    • The future application of remote survey inspection and audit
    • ROV – Smart applications and autonomy
    • Assessing the AI-powered smart shipping solutions
    • Essential requirements for talent, design, technology and operational framework

    Capt. Rajesh Unni, Founder and CEO, Synergy Marine Group & Co-CEO, Alpha Ori

    Francis Zachariae, Secretary-General , International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)
    Liu Mingfa, Managing Director for Ship Services, IMC Shipping
    Dr. Pierre Sames , Senior Vice President, Strategic Development Director, DNV Maritime
    Hideyuki Ando, Director of Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Group

    1.00pmNetworking Lunch
    Innovation and Startups
    2.00pmThe Ship Supplies Panel: Technology Reshaping Drones, Digital Supply Chain and Advancements in 3D Printed Parts

    • Latest 3D printing market landscape for ship parts
    • Ship supplies market – Prototyping marine parts, tooling, demand and supply
    • Drone delivery and supply chain
    • Drone commercialisation – Where are the gaps and opportunities?

    Peter Schellenberger, Director, Novamaxis Pte Ltd

    Danny Lien, President, Singapore Association of Shipsuppliers & Services
    Dr. Ho Chaw Sing, Chief Executive Officer, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)
    Sanjay Suresh, APAC General Manager, Skyports Drone Services
    Hakon Ellekjaer, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Wilhelmsen

    3.00pmAfternoon Networking Coffee Break
    3.30pmInnovation Get Real

    • Scaling up and growth strategy
    • Cross-border innovation and what it takes to expand internationally?
    • Critical aspects on partnership, risks, compliance and marketing
    • Opportunities and challenges

    Shanker Pillai, Head of Innovation and Change Hafnia & Advisor, Motion Ventures


    Innovation Case Studies – How Different Technologies Converge to Further Digitalisation Outcomes

    Nir Gartzman, Managing Partner, theDOCK

    Gwen Salley, Chief Executive Officer, ZEBOX
    Shaun Hon, General Partner, Motion Ventures
    Tim Reinsch, Managing Partner, TecPier
    Nikolas Pyrgiotis, VP Technology Ventures, The Signal Group
    Mark Huang, Co-Founder & Managing Director, SeaAhead

    5.00pmNetworking cocktails (by invitation only)
    Close of MarineTech Conference Day One


    8.15amWelcome Coffee
    Maritime Cyber Security
    9.00amChairman’s Opening Remarks

    Ong Chin Beng, Chief Information Security Officer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
    9.05amIndustry Address:
    Enhancing Capabilities in Technology, Innovation, and Cyber Resilience

    Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from cyberattacks should be a strategic part of any business continuity plan. Leaders must drive understanding of emerging technologies and influence their teams to evaluate risks and impacts. The session will explore the emerging trends and top cybersecurity concerns for Maritime, innovative ways to address new challenges and strengthen resiliency, what needs attention, what needs to change, and where to start?

    Willi Nelson, CISO for Operational Technology, Fortinet

     Cyber Security for Ships and Ports

    Against the evolving and challenging traditional and new cyber threats, shipping and ports businesses are vulnerable from such as more sophisticated ransomware attack within complex connected technological networks. What are the new challenges, and how we can better prepared through collaboration with like-minded partners? The significance of early sharing of credible and actionable information and building common cyber threat pictures among trusted partners is key to strengthening cyber threat intelligence for timely actions.

    The sessions will highlight key takeaways and practical aspects on ever changing nature of threats for ships and ports, and technologies that are making safe and secure operations onboard and onshore.
    9.25amCybersecurity for Ships

    Capt. Naoki Saito, General Manager and Head of Cyber Security, Maritime Education and Training Certification Department, ClassNK


    Cybersecurity for Ports

    Dr. Quang-Vu Pham, Head of Data Privacy and Information Security, Hamburg Port Authority

    9.55amPanel Discussion: Strengthening the Cyber Talent and Capabilities Development

    • Developing a cyber resilience maritime for a safe and secure port and shipping – A look at current workforce capabilities and gaps
    • Addressing the opportunities and challenges in developing cyber talent
    • How can we continue to raise-train-sustain cyber talents?
    • Industry engagements and collaboration programmes

    Ong Chin Beng, Chief Information Security Officer, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

    Dr. Goh Weihan, Associate Professor, Singapore Institute of Technology
    Capt. Naoki Saito, General Manager and Head of Cyber Security, Maritime Education and Training Certification Department, ClassNK
    Michael Vrettos, Senior Marine Cyber Security Expert, RINA

    10.40amNetworking Morning Coffee Break
    Decarbonisation and Green Technologies
    11.00amPanel Discussion: Harbour Craft and The Roadmap to Net Zero

    • The roadmap to low-carbon energy solutions by 2030 and full electric propulsion and net zero fuels by 2050
    • Harbour craft biofuels compatibility study showcase
    • Assessing the viable options
    • The gaps and opportunities

    Dr Imran Ibrahim, Programme Director, Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Center of Excellence (MESD CoE)

    Dr. Sun Ting, Senior Patent Analyst, IPOS International
    George Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Sea Forrest
    Tommy Phun, Director, Eng Hup Shipping
    Srinivas Tati, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Yinson Green Technologies

    11.45amDigitalise to Decarbonise: Green Technologies Driving Vessel Opimisation and Smart Emissions Management

    • What role does data and digital technologies play to meet IMO 2050 targets?
    • Challenges with the three elements – Vessel energy efficient technologies, operational optimisation and carbon neutral fuels
    • The business case of smart sensors, smart engines, traffic and voyage management
    • How is technology enabling alternative fuels?

    Dr Sanjay Kuttan, Chief Technology Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD)

    Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Chief Executive Officer, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping
    Low Han Yong, Group Head of Technology Solutions, Kuok Singapore Limited Group
    Matt Heider, Chief Executive Officer, Nautilus Labs
    Susana Germino, General Manager, Sustainability and Decarbonisation, Swire Shipping
    Soren Meyer, CEO, ZeroNorth

    12.30pmNetworking Lunch break
    Technologies Empowering Seafarers
    1.30pmKeynote Adress:
    Digital Revolution in Crewing and Welfare Management

    • Transforming crew welfare with digital applications
    • Data and technology components for managing wellbeing and performance management
    • Coordinating crewing operations – Crew changes, scheduling, and expense management
    • Continuous digital education for crews

    Alex Verchez, President and Managing Director, Teekay Shipping

    2.00pmSeafarers & Safety – Predicting Dangers and Unpredictable Circumstances through IoT Capabilities and Predictive AI

    • Operating an AI – IoT enabled vessels – How do we equip crews?
    • Hydrographic features and safety of navigation reinforced with digital capabilities
    • AI and IoT applications for connected fitness, stress management, and workload monitoring
    • Predictive AI for seafarers and how it can be deployed
    • Connected and safe crews – How far along we are now?

    Dr. Su Yi, Executive Director, Institute of High-Performance Computing, A*STAR

    Demetris Chrysostomou, Managing Director, Asia Region, Columbia Ship Management
    Dr. Sewoong Oh, Principal Research Engineer, Maritime Digital Transformation Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean
    Mario Moretti, Managing Director, V.Ships Asia Group
    Ben Palmer OBE, President, Inmarsat Maritime
    Simon Frank, Director, People & Organisation, IMC Industrial Group

    3.00pmSite Tours and Programme

    Depart from MBS to
    1. PSA Site Tour
    2. MPA Drone Estate Demo And Tour Of refreshed Singapore Maritime Gallery
    3. SP Centre Of Excellence For Maritime Safety (CEMS) Site Tour
    6.00pmDrop off at MBS
    End of MarineTech Conference Day 2.


    Updated as at 21 March 2023. Subject to changes.

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