P51535 Marine Digitalisation Summit China
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Marine Digitalisation Summit China

26 – 27 June 2019, Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong, China

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The transformative impact of digitalisation in marine has been swift. Having demonstrated their benefits with a range of applications in ports, shipping and freight logistics, solutions for marine in AI, Blockchain, IoT, and Big Data have arrived with a bang.

Investment decisions still remain tricky though, as varying technologies compete with each other. With a focus on use cases and global industry examples, the Maritime Technology and Digitalisation Summit will bring together an international conclave of ship owners, managers, ports, and technology vendors to allow for information exchange and partnering opportunities.

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Discussion themes

  • Global trade politics, and implications for shipping
  • Belt and Road updates and a forecast on shipping trade implications
  • Global trends in marine digitalisation investment and technologies
  • AI and IoT use case and implementation in ports and shipping
  • A roadmap for Blockchain implementation
  • Smart ship solutions dominating the landscape
  • Big data applications in ship efficiency, condition monitoring and safety
  • Digital ship management
  • IoT and smart sensor deployment for connected ports
  • Digitalising cargo handling
  • Port operators perspective on investment and digital solutions being considered
  • Kick starting your digital transformation strategy
  • Investment and ROI considerations
  • Cyber security strategies

Part of China Shipping Week

Trade wars, Digitalisation, Sulphur 2020 and longer term GHG regulations are combining to create a varied mix of disruptive market forces in Shipping. The China Shipping Week will bring together the most pressing issues to market, for industry to debate, and capitalise on.

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8:00 am

Main Conference Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


9:10 am

Paving the Digital Silk Road: Convergence of the Digital Economy and China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative

Winston Wenyan Ma, CEO, China Silkroad Investment & Development, China

10:20 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break



11:10 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Chakib Abi Saab, Chief Technology Officer, OSM Maritime Group, Norway

  • Belt and Road updates, and forecast on shipping trade implication
  • Investments in technology and innovation initiatives
  • Technologies implemented in China’s shipbuilding sector
  • Drivers for the uptake of technology in China’s maritime sector
  • Factors to consider when managing the transition to smart shipping, and digital disruption

11:40 am

  • Dry bulk industry trends in digitalization and tech in demand
  • Outlook for Klaveness’ bulk carrier business in China
  • Klaveness’ partnership opportunities with China shipbuilders to leverage on technologies and innovation in shipping:Case study of HN 676 in CABU Carrier Series

12:10 pm

Networking Lunch


1:10 pm

  • Updates on U-Ming-Ericsson partnership on implementation of satellite-based ship safety system
  • Challenges and opportunities digitalizing the bulk carrier business
  • Building a design-driven digital culture within U-Ming

1:40 pm

  • Updates on NYK’s smart ship project series
  • Optimizing operational efficiency with Big Data analytics and IoT
  • Trend of horizontal collaboration in the maritime industry; collaborating with industry partners for the safety and efficiently operation of ships

2:10 pm

  • Outlook for the global marine digitalization landscape: Smart Port, Smart Shipping
  • Challenges and opportunities in digitalization for the maritime industry
  • Four key characteristics of digital transformation that could create impactful results
  • What does digitalization mean for maritime SMEs?

2:40 pm

  • Updates on KN’s strategic expansion in its China-Europe services
  • How has digitalization helped KN to streamline its integrated logistic activities?
  • Smart solutions utilized in KN’s operations: KN SwiftLog, Single track-and-trace system, active tag for temperature-measuring, etc.

3:10 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:40 pm

  • Overview of IMO’s cyber risk management in the maritime transportation system
  • How is Shanghai Costamare involved in the development and implementation of the aforementioned guidelines and standards?

4:10 pm

  • Shipmanagers challenge ahead: How to do more for less and better
  • Columbia Shipmanagement driving innovation and optimisation operations: Control Room case study

4:40 pm

  • Updates on Maersk-IBM partnership on distributed ledger technology platform, TradeLens
  • Outlook for the adoption of blockchain tech in the maritime sector, and Maersk’s strategy moving ahead on the TradeLens’ project
  • Blockchain tech in shipping: Is it here to stay?

5:10 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Main Conference Day 1

9:00 am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Erik Lind Olsen, PMO Lead – Digital Transformation, Swire Shipping, China Navigation Company Pte Ltd., Singapore


  • How MSC monitors trends in technology and dealing with technology suppliers
  • Achieving customer-centricity through digital transformation: Smart containers case study
  • DCSA on a roll: update on the growing Digital Container Shipping Association where carriers from Europe and Asia are pioneering new digital standards in the quest for interoperability

9:30 am

  • Opportunities in IoT and AI that OSM is looking at to improve operational efficiency
  • Overview of robotic process automation (RPA) and its role in the maritime industry
  • OSM’s NEXT methodology moving forward: How to ensure organizational transformation readiness in the digital age that’s constantly evolving?


10:00 am

  • Overview of Singapore’s maritime sector roadmap: Where is Singapore currently at in its 2025 growth targets?
  • Considerations to note when implementing a smart port technology strategy
  • Living Lab’s R&D project, Next Generation Vessel Traffic Management System
  • Collaborating opportunities in marine digitalization

10:30 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00 am

  • Opportunities for China-Norway maritime cooperation in the era of digitalization and sustainability
  • Updates on IMO’s e-navigation Strategy Implementation Plan led by Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA)
  • Regulatory developments and outlook for autonomous ships
  • Progress of R&D and implementation of green shipping technologies

11:30 am

  • The Why, How, and What on the Port’s Digital Transformation Journey
  • Updates on utilising digital solutions for port performance and predictability
  • Overview of cyber security issues facing a continuously changing marine industry
  • Promoting marine digitalization through the Port’s startups’ incubator

12:00 pm

  • Innovation projects in the Port of Antwerp
  • Port of Antwerp’s vision to building a port for the future

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

  • Does digitalization enhance collaboration in the maritime sector? Why collaborate, and not compete in respective efforts to digitalize?
  • What other considerations are there to achieve successful digitalization of the global maritime supply chain?
  • How can port authorities can promote and support technological innovation among maritime players?


2:00 pm

  • Experience sharing on bringing shipping documentation into the electronic age
  • Digital operations in remote areas and unpredictable environments
  • Mastering the digital advantage in transforming customer experience

3:00 pm

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break


3:30 pm

  • Current state of digital transformation for the global OSV sector
  • Smart solutions utilized in Topaz’s ships
  • Overcoming connectivity challenges in OSV digitalization
  • Plans moving forward to accelerate Topaz’s digital strategy

4:00 pm

  • Smart shipping solutions utilized in Innovation Way
  • Chinese Energy Shipper’s perspectives on digitalization for OSV vessels in China’s oil and gas industry

4:30 pm

Chairperson’s Summary and End of Main Conference Day 2


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceUS $1099Early Bird
2 Day Conference - Shipowners - Ocean-going cargo vesselsUS $0Early Bird

Free Entry for Shipowners – Ocean-going cargo vessels.
Limited seats available. Shipowners must be the owners of ocean going cargo vessels. Maximum two passes per organization. The Organiser reserved the rights to review, accept and reject registration. Email register@ibcasia.com.sg to find out more!

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 19 April 2019

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASSES
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASSES
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations:
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477


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Contact us today to find out how you can position your company as a market leader at this event, and to explore the range of branding and marketing opportunities available.

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Winston Wenyan Ma

CEO, China Silkroad Investment & Development, China

Capt. Li Guanghong

Managing Director, Aoxing Ship Management (Shanghai) Ltd

Zhu Xuefeng

Senior Director of Bunker Procurement VLCC Department, COSOC Shipping Energy and Transformation

Xia Wenzhong

Deputy Director, China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone

Jeff Hsu

Executive Vice-President of Special Operations, Board Director, U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation

Chakib Abi Saab

Chief Technology Officer, OSM Maritime Group, Norway

Pan Liang

Head of IT, Shanghai Costamare Ship Management Co., Ltd, China

Leon Jia

Deputy General Manager, CCCC International Shipping Corp., China

Yolanda Yao

Chief Naval Architect, Shanghai Shitian Cruise Shipping, China

Wei Zhuang

Regional Manager of Asia, BIMCO, China

Ralph Van Der Hoeven

General Manager, Klaveness Shipping (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., China

Jungo Shibata

Maritime IT Team Manager of Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Line, Japan

Goh Kwong Heng

Practice Director of Maritime, NCS Digital, NCS Pte Ltd., Singapore

Joerg Bull

Managing Director in Hong Kong, Macau & South China, Kuehne + Nagel, Hong Kong

Mark O’Neil

President, Columbia Ship Management, United Kingdom 

Nicolas Buhmann

Commercial Manager (Global Trade Digitization), TradeLens, Maersk Line, Denmark

Erik Lind Olsen

PMO Lead – Digital Transformation, Swire Shipping, China Navigation Company Pte Ltd., Singapore

Andre Simha

Global Chief Information Officer, MSC Group, Switzerland

Kenneth Lim

Chief Technology Officer, Maritime and Port Authority, Singapore

Lasse Karlsen

Technical Director, Norwegian Maritime Authority, Norway

Arjan Kampman

Head of Digital and IT, Port of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jan Van der Borght

Port Representative, Port of Antwerp, China

Morten Lind-Olsen

CEO, Dualog, Norway

Kris Vedat

Head of IT, Topaz Energy and Marine, UAE 

when & where

26 - 27 Jun 2019

Intercontinental Shanghai Pudong
777 Zhangyang Road | Pudong New Area | 200120 Shanghai | P.R. China
Mobile: +86 1881 6611 180 Tel: +86 21 5835 6666*3855 | Fax: + 86 5835 7777

Michelle Zhao | Assistant Director of Business Development – MICE
Email: michelle.zhao@icpudong.com | Website: www.ihg.com | www.icpudong.com


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