Conference Day Two

8:30 am - 9:15 am Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:15 am - 9:30 am Recap of Day One and Opening Remarks

9:30 am - 10:00 am LNG Bunkering: The Regulatory Landscape

MSC Cruises’ Bud Darr will introduce the audience to the policy and regulatory landscape of LNG as a marine fuel across the world, giving special emphasis on the state of play in the Mediterranean region. With five LNG-powered cruise ships on order to come into service between from 2022 to 2027, and as the leading cruise line in the Med, MSC Cruises is very keen to see that appropriate LNG bunkering infrastructure is developed in the region. This session will focus on some of the forward-looking developments that must occur to ensure that this happens, enabling the adoption of LNG as a fuel by the wider maritime sector.

  • Understanding the policy and regulatory landscape of LNG as a marine fuel
  • How is the Med faring compared to other regions around the world? 
  • Challenges to be faced through operating LNG-powered cruise ships in the Med
  • Will the development of LNG bunkering infrastructure in the Med encourage the wide adoption of LNG fuel by the wider maritime sector?
Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs at MSC Cruises

Bud Darr

Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs
MSC Cruises

10:00 am - 10:30 am The Perspective of LNG Bunkering in the Eastern Mediterranean

Recent developments in oil & gas exploration in the Eastern areas of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the characteristics of the energy markets in Greece and Cyprus, create favourable environment for the development of LNG Bunkering in the area. George from DEPA will be discussing their work on Poseidon Med II and BlueHubs projects and the challenges they've faced. This includes:
·         An exploration of the opportunities and challenges when implementing SSLNG/ bunkering solutions in the Eastern Mediterranean?
·         Recent developments in the creation of necessary infrastructure for LNG Bunkering operations including an update on DEPAs progress with the newly announced LNG Bunkering facilities scheduled for 2022
·         What the creation of new LNG bunkering facilities in this part of the world mean for the local area and shipping routes across the Mediterranean
George Polychroniou, Executive Director at DEPA

George Polychroniou

Executive Director

10:30 am - 11:00 am How the Development of LNG and Alternative Fuels for Shipping will Transform the Activity of LNG Terminals

Giuseppe Spotti, CCO of Elengy (part of the Engie group), will be demonstrating how terminals can evolve into regional hubs to meet the needs of multiple user groups. He’ll be presenting an historic overview of terminal operations over the past twenty years, looking at the gradual growth of LNG and what other ports and terminal operators can learn from the trials and tribulations of the past. Furthermore, this session will also explore what the future has in store for the port/terminal relationship.
Giuseppe Spotti, Chief Commercial Officer at Elengy (Engie)

Giuseppe Spotti

Chief Commercial Officer
Elengy (Engie)

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Edison's Journey to Growing the Availability of LNG as a Marine Fuel in the Italian Seas

Valentina Infante, Head of Small Scale LNG Business at Edison S.p.A.

Valentina Infante

Head of Small Scale LNG Business
Edison S.p.A.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm The Future of LNG Bunkering Vessels

What exactly constitutes a LNG bunkering vessel? Gerben Dijkstra of global-shipping business Anthony Veder ponders this question and discusses what the future bunkering vessel could look like.
·         How can businesses ensure that functional requirements are realistic and achieve the objectives?
·         How can business protect capital investments?
·         Understanding the future supply chains for LNG Bunkering vessels
Gerben Dijkstra, Business Development Manager at Anthony Veder

Gerben Dijkstra

Business Development Manager
Anthony Veder

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Have Your Say (Part 2)

Once again, this is your chance to share ideas and collaboratively explore the topics which most personally interesting or pertinent to your business.
Continuing on from the first day, attendees will again break-out into discussion groups. Each group will focus on one of the following topics:
·         Alternative Marine Fuels
·         Investing in Infrastructure
·         Operating ssLNG and virtual pipelines
·         Technology innovations in ship design
·         Lobbying local authorities to evangelize LNG operations
·         Presenting the strategic purpose of LNG internally to improve stakeholder buy-in
Please note that this day two is a repeat of the interactive session from day one. This is to ensure that attendees have a second chance to discuss a different topic that they would have liked to have also explored from day one.  We hope that this will give attendees the chance to cover two of the six core topics presented here over the duration of the conference. Pre-selection will be made available via the app, with more details to follow.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Converting Fleets to Run on LNG and Alternative Marine Fuels

Ignacio Poblet Gonzalez will discuss how COTENAVAL has been developing solutions for ship owners in recent years to help them prepare and implement solutions for the 2020 Sulphur cap. With an eye to the future, Ignacio will present COTENAVAL’s plans to support the shipping industries operations in respect of the 2030 EU Climate and Energy Framework through new technological shipping innovations.
·         Which solutions can be most easily implemented to make the maritime industry more environmentally friendly?
·         How the IMO Sulphur cap is really impacting the daily operation of the ships?
Ignacio Poblet Gonzalez, LNG Project Manager and Business Development at Cotenaval

Ignacio Poblet Gonzalez

LNG Project Manager and Business Development

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Revithoussa LNG Terminal: Τhe backbone of LNG bunkering supply in the Eastern Mediterranean

Greece is emerging as a prominent location for LNG bunkering in the Eastern Mediterranean Given the increased interest in LNG bunkering and the country’s strategic fit as an LNG bunkering hub, DESFA , being the owner and operator of the only large scale LNG terminal in Greece, is at the final stage of maturing small scale LNG facilities on Revithoussa terminal, which is the key logistical springboard for small scale LNG distribution, such as LNG bunkering services at ports. 

  • Expected demand evolution for LNG Bunkering in Greece
  • The key role of large-scale LNG terminals in securing  small scale LNG infrastructure effectiveness at ports
  • Small scale LNG developments at Revithoussa LNG terminal
Tatiana Eleftheriadou, Business Development Expert at Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) SA

Tatiana Eleftheriadou

Business Development Expert
Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA) SA

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Conference Close and Networking Drinks