Maritime Services Leaders Forum

Thur 7 April

9am - 12.40pm

Marina Bay Sands

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Engage in high-level conversations on key issues such as finance, dispute resolution and risk management to address the challenges and opportunities faced by the maritime services eco-system.


9.00amWelcome Address by Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore

SMW Conversation: Green Finance Trends and Unlocking Capital Flows for the Maritime Industry 

  • Global ship finance landscape – state of play 
  • Shipping’s attractiveness and risk profile as compared to other industries 
  • Green ship finance market review – recent deals, products emerging, and risk appetite 
  • Poseidon principles – what next?  

Moderator: Audra Low, Chief Executive Officer, Clifford Capital Pte Ltd (Singapore)

  • Tan Beng Tee, Senior Advisor, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Foundation (Singapore)
  • Stephen Majeski, Managing Director, Hayfin (USA)
  • Julian Proctor, Chief Executive Officer, Purus Marine (UK)
  • Chu Kheng Sin, Regional Head, Shipping Finance ASEAN and South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)
10.10amMorning Tea Break

SMW Conversation: The Changing Nature of Maritime Risks  

  • How is risk profile changing with digitalisation and decarbonisation 
  • Ransomware and cyber security risks – How to price it?
  • Supply chain risks and claims – what will it look like? Will larger cargo accumulations continue?
  • How are underwriters responding to these changing needs? 
  • Environment regulation and impact on machinery 
  • Outlook for claims and premiums
  • Singapore War Risk Mutual 

Moderator: John Sze, Deputy Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP, Member, Legal and Insurance Committee, Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) (Singapore)

  • Nick Shaw, CEO, IG P&I (UK)
  • Paul Hackett, Joint Head of Marine, Canopius (Singapore)
  • Jonathan Holmes, Head of Hull Asia, AXA XL, a division of AXA (Singapore)
  • Richard Turner, President, International Union of Marine Insurance (UK)

SMW Conversation: Maritime Dispute Resolution in Asia

  • A look at the global maritime dispute resolution landscape, including recent trends and developments in maritime arbitration
  • What are challenges to Asia’s maritime arbitration and what are practitioners’ views and solutions? 
  • Role of mediation
  • Choice of jurisdictions and the Singapore advantage

Moderator: Ms Caroline Yang, President, Singapore Shipping Association and Chief Executive, Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd (Singapore)


  • Nicholas Fell, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and General Counsel, BW Group and Chairperson – Documentary Committee, BIMCO (Singapore)
  • Su Yin Anand, Head of Shipping, South32 (Singapore)
  • Leong Kah Wah, President, Maritime Law Association of Singapore and Head, Dispute Resolution & Partner, Shipping and International Trade, Rajah & Tann LLP (Singapore)
  • Corina Song, Vice-Chair, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), Co-Chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Committee and Partner, Allen & Gledhill (Singapore)
  • Chris Metcalf, Partner, HFW (Singapore)

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