2018 Programme

UAE Maritime Future Leaders Seminar 2018

30 October 2018 - Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

08:00 – 08:30      Welcome Coffee & Registration

08:30 – 09:30      UAE Session

09:30 – 10:10      Intelligent Shipping: just how smart are we?

There is much more to smart shipping than autonomous ships. What are the tangible benefits and efficiencies offered by intelligent shipping technologies in the short term and how are they likely to affect the traditional ways in which ships are managed and operated?

10:10 – 10:50      The 2020 fuel challenge: are we ready?

With the deadline looming for IMO’s global 0.5% sulphur regime on January 1 2020, the industry has to make up its mind between the alternative options of compliant fuel, scrubber technology and LNG, with massive implications for shipowners, the ports and the fuel supply sectors. This session will consider the alternatives and their consequences, with emphasis on how Dubai and the UAE are responding to the challenge.

10:50 – 11:10      Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:50      Security from cyber-attack: how safe are we?

Cyber security is a moving target. What does experience show about the level of risk and the nature of the threat? What systems are available to protect and respond?

11:50 – 12:30      Building an innovation cluster: how well informed are we?

Maritime education, research and development are key ingredients for success as a global maritime hub. Using examples from other regions, and matching them to local circumstances, what are the next steps towards the development of Dubai and the UAE as a centre of excellence, with a high skills and well-motivated maritime workforce?

12:30 – 13:20      Interactive Round Table Discussion

13:20 – 13:30      Closing Remarks

13:30 onwards   Lunch and visit of the Seatrade Maritime Middle East