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.

The event is positioned at a key point on the global IMO 2020 timeline when many vessels will have just started their transition to 0.50% sulfur bunker fuels, and is therefore one of the first events where delegates can benefit from this real world experience of IMO2020’s impact.

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.

 

Training

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.

 

Ethics Workshop

In addition to our two-day IBIA Conference and Exhibition, delegates will have the opportunity to join our ETHICS workshop, moderated by J. Steve Simms, Principal, Simms Showers LLP and Robert E. O’Connor, Managing Partner, Montgomery McCracken

What would you do? What is the right thing to do? What standards should the bunkering industry follow?

  • Ethical companies make more money.
  • Ethical companies attract and retain the best employees.  They have the most loyal customers.
  • Ethical people in those companies make more money too.  They live longer and enjoy their jobs more.
  • IBIA’s Ethics Workshop  - focuses on how you can enhance the ethical culture of your company, and our industry.
  • The Workshop features case studies to work through with small groups of your fellow participants.  It gives action steps for you and those you lead and work with
  • We’ll focus on how you can implement IBIA’s new Code of Ethics at your company, and encourage others in our industry to embrace IBIA’s Code of Ethics, too.
  • The Workshop also presents a unique time to interact with other IBIA members, get to know them better with frank discussions, and exchange ideas about best practices.

Attendance to the Ethics Workshop is free for delegates but please register your interest early as space is limited.

 

How to Attend

Early Bird Pricing:

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

Click here to register for this event

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

The conference will take place at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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Agenda

Pre Conference







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



Nigel Draffin, Author and Board Member, IBIA







2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Ethics Workshop



Steve Simms, Principal, Simms Showers LLP



Robert E. O’Connor, Managing Partner, Montgomery McCracken







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



Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Peter Brady, Hon. Robert Montague, Minister of Transport







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


Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA







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



Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative


9:50 AM The impact on Shipowners / Operators



Eric Evans, Vice President, ICON International, Inc.


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



Adrian Tolson, Senior Partner, 2020 Marine Energy


10:30 AM The impact on Refiners



Mel Larson, Principal Consultant, KBC


10:50 AM Panel Discussion / Q & A







11:00 AM Coffee & Networking Break







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


Moderator: Martyn Lasek, Editor, Ship & Bunker







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?



Jack Grogan, Account Manager, Houston, VPS


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



Emmanuel Gallegos, Senior Pricing Specialist, Americas Bunkers, SP Global Platts


12:30 PM Panel Discussion / Q & A







1:00 PM Lunch







SESSION 3: REGIONAL FOCUS


Moderator: Nick Vukelza, CEO, Maritime Advisors







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



Charles Chambers, CEO, West Indies Petroleum


2:20 PM Market Outlook: S.Caribbean



Yamil Lasten, Managing Director, Curoil


2:40 PM Market Outlook: Panama



Nick Vukelza, CEO, Maritime Advisors


3:00 PM Market Outlook: USGC







3:20 PM Panel Discussion / Q & A







3:30 AM Coffee & Networking Break







SESSION 4: LEGAL, COMMERCIAL, AND OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS


Moderator: Steve Simms, Simms Showers







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



Georgia Kounalakis, Managing Director, Bunker One Physical (Gulf & Caribs)


4:20 PM A New Legal Landscape



Robert E. O’Connor, Managing Partner, Montgomery McCracken


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


Moderator: Nigel Draffin, Author and Board Member, IBIA







9:30 AM Scrubbers



Sami Sarosh, VP, The Viswa Group, Houston


9:50 AM FONARS and Noncompliance



Steve Simms, Principal, Simms Showers LLP


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



Alexis Rodriguez, Specialist in Environmental Protection, Panama Canal Authority


10:30 AM Panel Discussion / Q & A







11:00 AM Coffee & Networking Break







SESSION 6: FUTURE OUTLOOK


Moderator: Unni Einemo, IBIA







11:30 AM Understanding the Impact of IMO2030 and IMO2050



Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative


11:50 AM Jamaica Emerging as a Leading Force for LNG Bunker Supply



Kevin Frantz, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Distributed Solutions, New Fortress Energy


12:10 PM Future Fuels & Future Proofing the Marine Fuels Supply Chain



Capt. Sukhjit Singh, Deputy Director & Technical Head, UTT University


12:30 PM Panel Discussion / Q & A







12:55 PM Closing Remarks & End of Conference



Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative







1:00 PM Lunch







2:30 PM The New Fortress LNG facility Tour, followed by post conference networking reception hosted by New Fortress Energy