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As we move deeper into the decade, we are seeing massive changes affecting the maritime industry.  With global communications now instantaneous, shipping has come out of the shadows and is taking center stage in conversations surrounding global trade, climate impacts, digital tools, automation, innovation and more! 

Join your industry peers to learn from our colleagues and partners how best to navigate the demand for answers and solutions! 

SHIPPINGInsight 2022 will address the most pressing demands of our decade

Drivers of Change

  • Societal
  • Regulatory
  • Financial/Market
  • Climate Impacts
  • Innovation

Plenary Sessions

  • Decarbonization
  • Technology
  • Digitalization
  • Defense
  • Decisions
  • Disruption
  • Innovation: SHIPPINGInsight’s SHARK TANK

Deep Dives

  • Fleet Management Optimization Strategies
  • Lubrication, Fuel & Bunkering
  • Energy Alternatives
  • Regulatory Compliance Challenges & Opportunities
  • Digitalization & Cyber Security – Risks & Rewards
  • Safety on the High Seas


Tuesday, October 11



1400: Welcome & Opening Remarks Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

1405: Setting the Stage: The New Face of Shipping Semiramis Paliou, CEO, Diana Shipping

1420: Opening Keynote: Driving the Decade of Demand Chris Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

1435: Driving the Decade of Demand – Hosted by ABS

Global society is getting closer to the marine transportation system, especially with its demands for performance.  What they are looking for is accountability and transparency.  This is augmented by social justice organizations raising awareness through global communications, prompting companies such as Patagonia, Ikea, Cargill and others to demand performance indicators.  Investors, too, are scrutinizing these metrics, begging the question:  How does your company measure up?  How will our industry be judged on the world’s stage?  How will our industry meet these demands?

Moderated by Roy Bleiberg, Vice President, NA Business Development ABS

  • Societal
  • Regulatory Natasha Brown, IMO
  • Financial/Market Randy Giveans, Vice President, Head of Investor Relations & Business Development, Navigator Gas US 
  • Climate Impacts
  • Innovation
  • Shipowning

1530: Break Demand

1600: Demand for Decarbonization

The shipping industry needs to find solutions to meet impending global requirements for reducing CO2 emissions and more.  Learn what industry experts believe is the pathway forward and associated challenges.

  • Legislative measures Jeffrey Lantz, USCG
  • Industry approaches David Cummins, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition
  • Regulatory role
  • Shipping realities Jones Alexandre Barros Soares, Transpetro

1700: Delivering on the Demand for Transparency

As the public ‘s demand for transparency increases, and digital tools are better able to provide data, what is the best mechanism for delivering transparency to ensure shipping’s social license to operate?

  • Class Stergios Stamopoulos, Sustainability Manager, ABS
  • Charterer Jan Willem van den Dijssel, Cargill
  • Flag
  • Shipowner

1745: Closing Remarks Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

1800: Reception



Wednesday, October 12



0900: Opening Remarks Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

0905: Setting the Stage: Decision Making in a Fluid World Lois Zabrocky, CEO, International Seaways 

0920: Opening Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV

0935: Demand for Digitalization – Hosted by DNV

This decade will illuminate the winners and losers through the “digital divide”.  Those who are nimble and operating their companies with a heretofore efficiency created by digitalization will thrive.  The laggards will be punished with higher costs and lower profitability.

Host and Moderator: Simon Mockler, Regional Director for Decarbonization, DNV

  • Accountability
  • Efficiency SEDNA
  • Performance
  • Safety Maniti Chander, CEO, HiLo Maritime Risk Management
  • Shipowner Nathalie Sykora, Chief Global Operations Officer at The CSL Group Inc.
  • Shipowner Torsten Pederson, COO, Seaspan

1015: Break Demand

1045: Deep Dives

  • Fleet Management Optimization Strategies – OPex, Capex, Routing Efficiency and more
    • Industry Bridge Captain Mohan Muppidi, Fleet Management
    • Sahil Chand, ShipSafe

  • Fuel & Bunkering
    • Industry Bridge Ramesh Bhat, Mangrove Partners
    • Veritas Petroleum Services B.V.

  • Energy Alternatives hosted by DNV
  • Host & Moderator:  Jan Hagen Andersen, Business Development Director, DNV
    • Industry Bridge
    • LNG
    • Hydrogen
    • Battery
    • Nuclear
    • Wind

  • Regulatory Compliance Challenges… and Solutions – Hosted by ABS 
    • Host & Moderator Keegan Plaskon, Director of Business Development, ABS
    • Industry Bridge Captain Tom Hudson, MOL Group
    • Giorgos Kyriazis – P Ship Systems
    • CII and EEXI RDML John Nadeau, USCG (Ret.)

1245: Lunch on Demand

1315: Shipowner Panel Hosted by Cayman Shipping Registry

  • Host & Moderator: Peter Southgate, Regional Director Americas, Cayman Registry
  • Morten Arntzen, Executive Chairman, Team Tankers
  • Boriana Farrer, Patriot Contract Services



1415: Demand for Defense – Hosted by MTI Network

Keynote Address: Professor James Henry Bergeron, Political Advisor to the Commander, Allied Maritime Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

This past year has seen the world get more dangerous.  Shipping is faced with multiple threats:  geo-political forces, cyber, piracy, and economic security.  How is a company to navigate choppy waters?

  • Host & Moderator: MTI Network 
  • Risk management Joe Hughes, Chairman, American Club 
  • Cyber Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonCyber
  • Crisis management MTI Network
  • Shipowner’s view

1500: Break Demand

1530: Deep Dives

  • Digitalization & Cyber – Risks and Rewards – Hosted by HudsonAnalytix
    • Industry Bridge
    • Digital Management SEDNA
    • Cyber Risk HudsonCyber

  • Safety on the High Seas 
    • Jason Zuidema – Executive Director, North American Maritime Ministry Association
    • Evan Lianne Veldkamp – COPE


1630: Demand for Decisions

There is a “new normal” facing shipping today which needs to be addressed in order to be successful moving forward.  Public demands for ESG are accelerating, warnings about climate change are being heard, lending practices are changing, technology is advancing, and other impacts.  Are these threats for shipping or opportunity?

  • Poseidon Principles Michael Parker, Chairman Global Shipping, Logistics and Offshore, Citibank
  • Market Measures
  • Sanjam Gupta, Sitar Shipping, Founder, MaritimeSHEeo
  • Captain Anuj Chopra, ESGPlus

1730: Closing Remarks Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

1745: Reception

1900: Dinner & Band Jam (offsite)


Thursday, October 13



0900: Opening Remarks Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

0905: Setting the Stage

0920: Opening Keynote – Demand for Disruption – Kevin Humphreys, President Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register Americas 

0930: Demand for Disruption Hosted by Lloyd’s Register

Today’s shipping industry is presented with an array of new technologies, operational practices, challenges and opportunities- and societal demand for immediate implementation. How do maritime executives discern what will work for them, and how they can optimize the opportunity?  What will shipping look like?

  • Rob Walker, CEO, Surveys & Forecasts 

1015: Break Demand

1045: Demand for Innovation – Shipowner Keynote


    • Marina Hadjipateras, Founder & General Partner, Trail Mix Ventures
    • John D. “Jack” Noonan, President, Binnacle Maritime LLC
    • Rich Pruitt, Vice President, Environmental Operations, Carnival Cruise Lines 
    • Jack Noonan, Binnacle LLC
    • Ravi Singh, Managing Director, Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
    • James Thomas, Thomas Maritime
  • CHUM:
    • David Dolan, Attender
    • Sahil Chand, ShipSafe

1200: Presentation of the Innovation Award

1215: Closing Keynote: Demands for the Future – Where do we go from here?

1230: Closing Remarks Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

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