Maritime Services Leaders Forum

Thursday 18 Apr 2024

9.00am - 12.00pm

Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 406

The rapid evolution of Maritime Services in Singapore has necessitated increased adaptability and a demand for timely information. Gain valuable insights from industry experts, including finance, insurance, legal services and dispute resolution, regarding the outlook of shipping against the backdrop of global trade dynamics and geopolitical shifts.

This exploration will encompass crucial themes, including the ongoing transformation of maritime services, effective risk management strategies for emerging asset classes, and the pervasive impact of digitalisation on various facets of the maritime sector, including dry bulk. Delve into these key areas to stay abreast of the transformative forces shaping the maritime industry landscape.


Opening Remarks

Eng Dih Teo
Chief Executive
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


Expert Insights - Market Outlook

    Dr. Roar Adland
    Global Head of Research

    9.25amPanel Discussion: Opportunities for Maritime Services
    • How can maritime services players in the legal, financing, broking and insurance support the enhanced decarbonisation targets post-MEPC80?
    • What can we learn from success stories?
    • What are the potential pitfalls and impediments?


    Andrew Hoare
    Board Member


    Dr. Wu Chao
    Special Advisor
    China P&I Club

    Roger Charles
    Executive Director, Institutional Banking Group, Sustainability
    DBS Bank

    Demetris Chrysostomou
    Managing Director Asia Region
    Columbia Shipmanagement

    Wayne Zhuang
    Head of Asia Pacific

    10.10amExpert Insights – Managing Risks of Future Marine Propulsion Fuels

    Diego Cosulich
    Regional Director, Chemist Consultant
    CMC Marine Pte Ltd

    10.25AMTea Break
    10.40amIn Conversation With: Risk Management for New Asset Classes


    Lesley Tan
    Specialist Counsel
    Wikborg Rein Singapore Pte. Ltd.


    Christian Barnabe
    Managing Director
    Filhet-Allard Maritime

    Diego Cosulich
    Regional Director, Chemist Consultant
    CMC Marine Pte Ltd

    Nick Shaw
    Chief Executive Officer
    International Group of P&I Clubs

    11.15amPanel Discussion: A tale of Digitalisation: Dry Bulk X Maritime Services
    • The dry bulk and shipbroking sectors have been transforming through digital initiatives to build value-driven solutions for shipowners and industrial participants to make better commercial decisions by combining in-house experience in portfolio management and dry bulk domain knowledge.
    • How digitalisation factors in the daily operations in a dry bulk company, and how the functions of other sectors leverage digitalisation to support the commercial and operational functions of a dry bulk company.


    Gan Sue Ann
    Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP


    Colin Ho Zhihan
    APAC Sales Manager

    Philip Burchard Paulsen
    Market Manager
    Klaveness Dry Bulk

    Elaine Yu
    Chairperson, ICS Singapore
    Senior Charterer, South32

    Celine Aw
    Ocean Freight Charterer
    Graincorp Operations Asia Pte. Ltd.

    12.00PMEnd of programme


    Updated as of 1st April 2024.