15 - 16 October, 2019 | Hotel Novotel Barcelona City, Barcelona, Spain
Robert Songer, Small-Scale LNG Market Manager, Training Manager, & Senior Market Reporter at ICIS
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Robert Songer


Small-Scale LNG Market Manager, Training Manager, & Senior Market Reporter
ICIS

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Conference Day One

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019


11:00 AM How Can We All Collaborate to Accelerate the Adoption of LNG as a Marine Fuel in the Mediterranean?

Featuring an expert panel of ship-owners, LNG fuel providers, LNG terminal operators and port authorities, this panel session will explore how all of the industry’s different players can collaborate to help get the ball-rolling for LNG in the Mediterranean. Attendees will have the opportunity to quiz the panel on:
·         Where does the LNG supply chain in the Mediterranean start and end?
·         What are the considerations for all parties over the full LNG supply chain including ramifications for shippers (operators and builders), fuel providers, terminal operators and port authorities?
·         How partnerships can minimalise first-mover risks.
·         What barriers are holding back progress and how can the industry overcome them?

4:30 PM A Question of Research - LNG & Alternative Marine Fuels: Who is responsible for the R&D?

In the search for a viable alternative to LNG, the question becomes one of responsibility. Who is to shoulder the inevitably significant financial strain of the R&D?
 
Shipping businesses argue that this responsibility lies with the fuel providers. However, fuel providers cannot be alone in this as any solution they reach will be immediately adopted by their competitors and will therefore fail to provide a positive ROI. 
 
Our expert panel will moot this point, stating their cases and challenging each others argument to identify who the burden for research should sit with, if research partnerships are truly viable and how these can work in practice.