Skip to content

Click on the title links to view the session replay and speaker names to view their presentations

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 addressed 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


October 11


0900: Partner Kiosk Setup

1000: Pre-Conference Seminar

  • Green Shipping Corridors Seminar Innovation Hall 

1300: Registration & Partner Kiosks Open Optimization Hall

1400: Welcome & Opening Remarks Optimization Hall 

  • Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight 

1405: Setting the Stage: The New Face of Shipping 

  • Semiramis Paliou, CEO, Diana Shipping

1420: Opening Keynote – Green Shipping Corridors and Clean Energy Marine Hubs: Pathways to 2050

  • Chris Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

1435: Driving the Decade of Demand

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?

  • Moderator Roy Bleiberg, Vice President, NA Business Development, ABS
  • Regulatory Natasha Brown, Head Public Information Services, IMO
  • Financial/Market Randy Giveans, Executive Vice President, Head of Investor Relations & Business Development, Navigator Gas US 
  • Climate Impacts Sam Davin, Specialist Marine Shipping and Conservation, WWF Canada
  • Solution Provider, David Levy, CMO, OrbitMI
  • Shipowning, Longji Yiljep, Senior Corporate Development Analyst, Dorian LPG 

1530: Break 

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.

  • Host & Moderator Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder & Executive Director, NAMEPA
  • Legislative Measures Jeffrey Lantz, Director Commerical Regulations and Standards, USCG
  • Measurement Strategies Captain Steven Bomgardner, Head of Business Development, SailPlan
  • Industry Approaches David Cummins, President & CEO, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition
  • Regulatory Role Peter Southgate, Regional Director Americas, Cayman Shipping Registry
  • Shipping Realities Jones Alexandre Barros Soares, Transpetro
  • Advanced Technology Brent Perry, CEO, SHIFT Clean Energy

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?

  • Host Ali Riaz, CEO, OrbitMI
  • Moderator David Levy, OrbitMI 
  • Class Stergios Stamopoulos, Sustainability Manager, ABS
  • Charterer Jan Willem van den Dijssel, Cargill
  • Solutions, Michael Greavette, Director, Maritime Transports & Logistics – Americas, DTN
  • Communications Carleen Lyden Walker, CEO, Morgan Marketing & Communications
  • Shipowner, Boriana Farrer, Patriot Contract Service
  • Shipowner, Rich Pruitt, Vice President, Environmental Operations, Carnival Cruise Lines

1745: Closing Remarks

  • Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

1800: Reception

1900: Dinner & Celebrity Karaoke (onsite) Harbor Lights Wardroom – 1st floor


Wednesday, October 12


0730-0845: WISTA Networking Breakfast: An Interview with Lois Zabrocky, CEO, International Seaways 

0900: Opening Remarks Optimization Hall

  • Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

0905: Setting the Stage: Decision Making in a Fluid World

0920: Opening Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Aspiration and Reality

  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV

0935: Demand for Digitalization

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

  • Host & Moderator Simon Mockler, Regional Director for Decarbonization, DNV
  • Tobias Gröger, Director of Sales – Americas, StormGeo
  • Beau Campfield, Enterprise Account Executive, SEDNA
  • Ivonne Auerbach, Client Director, Vessel Insight Customer Success, Kongsberg Digital
  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV
  • Nathalie Sykora, Chief Global Operations Officer at The CSL Group Inc.
  • Torsten Holst Pedersen, COO, Seaspan
  • Jason Kelly, CIO, Moran Shipping Agencies

1015: Break 

1045: Deep Dives

1145: Deep Dives

1245: Lunch on Demand Harbor Lights Wardroom – 1st Floor 

1315: Shipowner Panel

  • Host & Moderator Peter Southgate, Regional Director Americas, Cayman Registry
  • Morten Arntzen, Executive Chairman, Team Tankers
  • Lee Kindberg, Maersk
  • Rob Hughes, COO, Genco 
  • Hugo DeStoop, CEO, Euronav
  • Kelly Baughman, Crowley



1415: Demand for Defense  Optimization Hall

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 Jonathan Chia, MTI Network 
  • Risk Management Joe Hughes, Chairman, American Club 
  • Cyber Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonCyber
  • Crisis Management Campbell Houston, MTI Network
  • Financial Peter Shaerf, Managing Director, AMA Capital Partners LLC

1500: Break 

1530: Deep Dives


1630: Demand for Decisions Optimization Hall

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?

  • Host & Moderator Stacy Louizos, Partner & Co-Chair, Investment Management Group and Co-Leader, ESG Team, Blank Rome LLP
  • Poseidon Principles Michael Parker, Chairman Global Shipping, Logistics and Offshore, Citibank
  • Sanjam Gupta, Sitar Shipping, Founder, Maritime SheEO
  • Captain Anuj Chopra, ESGPlus
  • Len Quist, Senior VP and GM, Vikand
  • Charterers View, Don Frost, Editor, CMA

1730: Closing Remarks Optimization Hall

  • Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

1745: Reception

1900: Dinner & Band Jam (offsite)


Thursday, October 13


0730 – 0845: Speed Dating Breakfast Innovation Hall

0900: Opening Remarks

  • Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

0905: Opening Keynote: Driving Disruption

0930: Demand for Disruption

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?

  • Host & Moderator Simon Whitford, CEO, Green Stream (part of LR’s i4 Insight Group)
  • Captain Raymond Peter, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement 
  • Rob Walker, CEO, Surveys & Forecasts 
  • Captain Steve Bomgardner, Head of Business Development, SailPlan
  • Vivek Barve, Kongsberg Digital

1015: Break

1045: Demand for Innovation: Shipowner Keynote 

  •  John Wobensmith, CEO, Genco Shipping


  • Moderator: Dan Holmes, Business Development Manager – North America, Bureau Veritas
  •  SHARKS:
    • Marina Hadjipateras, Founder & General Partner, TMV
    • John D. “Jack” Noonan, President, Binnacle Maritime LLC
    • Jess Hurwitz, Founder, CEO, & Chief Strategist, dx9 Global
    • Ravi Singh, Managing Director, Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd.
    • James Thomas, Thomas Maritime
  • CHUM:

1200: Presentation of the Innovation Award Dan Holmes, Business Development Manager – North America, Bureau Veritas 

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

1230: Closing Remarks 

  • Carleen L. Walker, Chief Evolution Officer, SHIPPINGInsight

1240: SHIPPINGInsight / Blue Sky Maritime Coalition Lunch

  • Luncheon Keynote Ted Tregurtha, President, Moran Towing

1400-1700: Blue Sky Maritime Coalition Pathway to Decarbonization Workshop Innovation Hall

For Partnership Opportunities, please contact Rebecca Tribelli

Three Days Not to be Missed!

Sign-Up for Updates

We’ll send you periodic updates about the conference.


Give us a call or email us for more information…

Back To Top