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About ICBC 2019

Set to be one of industry’s landmark events of 2019, The IBIA Caribbean Bunker Conference (ICBC) – The Caribbean Journey to 2020 Compliance – is hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and presented in partnership with Ship & Bunker.

ICBC takes place from September 10-12, 2019 at the Iberostar Grande / Suites Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Positioned at a key point on the global IMO 2020 timeline when the majority of vessels will have just begun their transition to 0.50% bunker fuels, ICBC will be one of the first events where delegates can benefit from real world experience of the reality of IMO 2020.

ICBC features an ambitious programme focusing on the Caribbean and related bunkers markets including USGC, Panama, and beyond. It will provide critical insight, training, and networking opportunities for all stakeholders including shippers, carriers, suppliers, traders, Port Authorities, regulators, NGOs, brokers, lawyers, surveyors and academics.

Key among the discussion points will be an exploration of what the impact of the IMO 2020 sulphur regulation will be for bunker buyers, suppliers, and operators in the region, particularly with respect to compliance solutions, enforcement, and the availability of new fuels. In addition to proving an understanding into the cost of IMO 2020 from shippers to suppliers, ICBC will also showcase the current regional bunkering infrastructure and look at what the future holds for the Caribbean and the Americas bunker markets.

On September 10, IBIA is also offering its Bunkering Training Course with renowned Course Director, Nigel Draffin – Author of 12 books on Bunkering and IBIA board member.

 

Confirmed Speakers 

  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica
  • Hon. Robert Montague, Minister of Transport, Jamaica
  • Unni Einemo, Director, IBIA
  • Charles Chambers, Director, West Indies Petroleum
  • Kevin Frantz, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Distributed LNG Solutions, New Fortress Energy
  • Eric Evans, Vice President at ICON International and former Vice President at Carnival Corporation
  • Robert E. O’Connor, Managing Partner (New York Office), Montgomery McCracken
  • J. Stephen Simms, Simms Showers LLP
  • Adrian Tolson, Senior Partner, 20|20 Marine Energy
  • Michael McNamara, Managing Director & President, Americas, VPS
  • Nigel Draffin, Author of 12 books on Bunkering and IBIA board member
  • Emmanuel Gallegos, Senior Pricing Specialist, Oil Markets, S&P Global Platts
  • Nicolas Vukelja, Co-Owner & CEO, Terramar Oil & Services

 

Speaking and Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information and speaking opportunities at ICBC please contact: Sofia Konstantopoulou at sofia.konstantopoulou@ibia.net

For all sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Paul Davis at pd@shipandbunker.com

For the Sponsorship Packages Click Here

For the Media Sponsorship Proposal Click Here

 

How to Attend

Early Bird Pricing (Until June 30)

IBIA Members

  • Conference (2 days): $775
  • Conference (2 days) Group of 5+: $750 each
  • IBIA Bunker Training Course: $300
  • IBIA Bunker Training Course + 2 days Conference: $975

Non-IBIA Members

  • Conference (2 days): $1,000
  • Conference (2 days) Group of 5+: $950 each
  • IBIA Bunker Training Course: $400
  • IBIA Bunker Training Course + 2 days Conference: $1,250

All prices in USD

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Agenda

Pre Conference




9:00 AM to 5:00 PM IBIA Bunker Training Course

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ETHICS Workshop

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Welcome Reception / Drinks



Day 1 8:00 AM Registration




9:00 AM National Anthem & Welcome Address

9:15 AM Key Note Address





SESSION 1: IMO 2020 – A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE FOR SHIPPING, BUNKERING, AND STAKEHOLDERS




9:30 AM IMO 2020 Overview: What's happening and why is it such a big deal?

9:50 AM The impact on Shipowners / Operators

10:10 AM The impact on Suppliers / Traders / Bunker Supply Chain

10:30 AM The impact on Refiners

10:50 AM Panel Discussion / Q & A




11:00 AM COFFEE & NETWORKING





SESSION 2: VLSFO - THE NEW FUEL FOR A NEW ERA




11:30 AM What are the new 0.50%S VLSFO fuels, how will we make them, and why are they different to what we burn today?

11:50 AM VLSFO Bunker Quality – what do we know so far?

12:10 PM New Fuel, New Prices – how much is it going to cost?

12:30 PM Panel Discussion / Q & A




1:00 PM LUNCH





SESSION 3: REGIONAL FOCUS




2:00 PM Market Outlook: Jamaica and N.Caribbean

2:20 PM Market Outlook: S.Caribbean

2:40 PM Market Outlook: Panama

3:00 PM Market Outlook: Houston & UCGC

3:20 PM Panel Discussion / Q & A




3:30 AM COFFEE & NETWORKING





SESSION 4: LEGAL, COMMERCIAL, AND OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS




4:00 PM Understanding the Shift in Credit and Counterparty Risk

4:20 PM A new legal landscape

4:40 PM Switching from HSFO to 0.50% Fuels

5:00 PM Panel Discussion / Q & A




5:30 PM End of Day 1




7:00 PM Conference Formal Dinner



Day 2






SESSION 5: COMPLIANCE & ENFORCEMENT




9:30 AM Scrubbers

9:50 AM Jamaica Emerging as a Leading Force for LNG Bunker Supply

10:10 AM FONARS and the different shades of noncompliance

10:30 AM Who Can Enforce the New Rules and How Will They Do It?

10:50 AM Panel Discussion / Q & A




11:00 AM COFFEE & NETWORKING





SESSION 6: FUTURE OUTLOOK




11:30 AM IMO2030 and IMO2050

11:50 AM Blockchain

12:10 PM Future fuels & Future proofing marine fuels

12:30 PM Panel Discussion / Q & A




12:55 PM CLOSING REMARKS - END OF CONFERENCE




1:00 PM LUNCH




2:30 PM LNG Facility Tour