Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore Maritime Week gathers the international maritime community for a week of flagship conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events in celebration of all things maritime. The range of activities and events organised by MPA, industry stakeholders and research and educational institutions, as well as the cosmopolitan profile of participants, reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore as a global hub port and leading international maritime centre.
Is This The Dawn of A New Era?
Often piped as the “last frontier” in technological disruptions and digitalisation, the maritime industry looks set for a year of transformation in 2018.
The new norm has been established with the forging of mega-alliances and restructuring of business models in the face of an increasingly competitive environment. Blockchain technologies and A.I. continue to pave the way for new thinking with the disruption of global supply chains and logistics, shortening delivery times and improving operational efficiencies.
Singapore Maritime Week 2018 has been specially curated to address issues that remain top-of-mind to industry professionals, paying attention to the most critical areas on technology and innovation, sustainability and manpower. Backed by a world-class panel of international keynote speakers, government representatives and renowned industry executives, we are excited to present a week of conferences and networking receptions that will steer the direction of discussions for this year’s foremost issues.
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A.P. Moller - Maersk
Søren Skou has been Group CEO of A.P. Møller Mærsk A/S since June 2016. As of October 2016, CEO of the Transport & Logistics division.
Since 2012, Søren Skou has been CEO of Maersk Line, encompassing Safmarine, MCC and Seago Line, and has been a member of the Management Board since 2007.
Søren Skou joined Maersk in 1983. Over the next decade and a half, he held various positions in Maersk Line, with roles in Copenhagen, New York and Beijing. In 1998 he joined Maersk Tankers, where he was CEO from 2001 to 2011.
Dr Martin Stopford
Martin Stopford is a graduate of Oxford University and has a PhD in International Economics from London University. During his 45 years in the Maritime Industry he has held positions as Director of Business Development at British Shipbuilders; Global Shipping Economist with Chase Manhattan Bank N.A.; Chief Executive of Lloyds Maritime Information Services and an executive director of Clarksons PLC.
Dr Stopford is non-executive President of Clarkson Research Services Limited (CRSL) and Director of MarEcon Ltd, an e-learning business. He is visiting Professor at Cass Business School, Dalian Maritime University and Newcastle University and has an Honorary Doctorate from Solent University. His publications include “Maritime Economics” 3rd Ed, the widely used shipping text book (2009) and many papers on shipping economics and ship finance.
Tan Chong Meng
PSA International Pte Ltd
Tan Chong Meng is the Group Chief Executive Officer of PSA International, a leading global port group with operations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. PSA is headquartered in Singapore and owned by Temasek Holdings. Through its 40 port projects around the world, with flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA handles 1 in 10 global container movements annually, serving all major international shipping lines and other stakeholders in the maritime supply chain.
Chong Meng joined PSA on 1 October 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience in managing the complexity, diversity and breadth of a global business. Together with his management team, he is responsible for the overall performance of the PSA Group and provides strategic direction on growing the company’s value through maximising assets, developing PSA port positions and engaging global business partnerships.
International Maritime Organisation
Mr. Lim was born in Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do, in the Republic of Korea. He majored in nautical science at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Busan, graduating in 1977. Mr. Lim began attending IMO meetings as part of the Republic of Korea’s delegation in 1986 and he engaged in activities to promote maritime safety through effective implementation of IMO conventions in his country and other IMO Member States in the Asian region. He was elected Chair of IMO's Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation (FSI - now III) in 2001 and of the Tokyo Memorandum on Port State Control in 2004.