Conference Agenda (as at 6 November
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0900 – Registration Opens  

Opening Session 1

China’s Marine Economy: Balancing Industrial Innovation with Sustainable Development

1000 – Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Wei Zhuang, Regional Manager of Asia, BIMCO

1015 – Welcome Address
Sadan Kaptanoglu, Managing Director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, & President Designate, BIMCO

1030 – Opening Address: Navigating Global Disruption: Cybersecurity & Supply Chain 
Peter Fuhrman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, China First Capital  

1055 – Reinventing Container Shipping through Digital
•    With the greater availability of data, improved communications, and new analytics techniques, shipping is going through a period of disruption. But who will win? Can the container lines innovate and use digital technologies to serve smaller customers effectively? Can traditional freight forwarders innovate to survive? Will new entrants shape the market? Will Alibaba and Amazon run away with the prize? And, is all of this good for the shipper and consumer?"
Steve Saxon, Partner, McKinsey & Company

1120 – Investing in Maritime’s Digital Future
Stephan Vetter, Vice President (Maritime Industries), KfW IPEX-Bank

1145 – Tea/Coffee Break 

Session 2

The Maritime Satcom Summit

1210 – Harnessing Maritime Digitalisation to Achieve Operational Efficiency
•    With industry research findings and concrete reference cases
Woosung Chang, VP of Sales and Operation, Intellian

1235 – How to Equip your Fleet with the Latest HTS Technology in a Challenging Shipping Market
Brent Bruun, Chief Operating Officer, KVH Industries

1300 – Lunch

1415 – Panel Discussion: The Maritime Satcom Summit
Moderated by:
Rob O’Dwyer, Editor, Digital Ship
Panellists include:
Shengwei Qian, VP Sales Asia, Inmarsat Maritime 
Wouter Deknopper, Vice President Maritime Sales, Iridium
Matthew Galston, Senior Director, Product Management, Cobham Satcom
Eric Jan Bakker
, Head of Sales Asia Pacific, Marlink
With further panellists to be announced

Session 3

Harnessing Maritime Cyber Resilience

1500 – Hacking and Cyber Risks in Shipping. It Just Got Real.
•    What are the practical and legal risks for shipowners and operators?
•    How to allocate risks under contracts
•    Insurance issues
•    How do you protect yourself and mitigate against cyber risks?
Scott Pilkington, Partner, HFW  

1525 – Real World Maritime Cyber Threats and How to Avoid Them
· Common threats to have on your radar and how to avoid them; 
· Insider threats; and
· What we need to learn from UK cyber-crime cases and intelligence
Lisa Forte, Independent Cyber Security Advisor, Formerly of South West Police Cyber Crime Unit (UK)

1550 – Tea/Coffee Break

Session 4

Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry

1615 – Blockchain - Beyond the Hype
•    What is blockchain
•    Examples from outside shipping
•    Customer case in container shipping
•    Benefits for shipping
Speaker TBA

Session 5

The iShipping Revolution

1640 – Innovation and Practice in the Digital Supply Chain 
•    E- commerce, a new era
•    Collaboration and partnerships in the supply chain
•    Building supply chains through IoT
•    Key drivers and benefits
Speaker TBA 

1705 – Panel Discussion: Redefining Digitalisation in Maritime
Reality check: how can we benefit from digital developments? What do these mean for our shipping industry? How can we harness big data platforms and ecosystems – and how do we turn investment into profit?
Moderated by: TBA
Panellists include: 
Ralph van der Hoeven, General Manager, Klaveness Shipping (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. 
Ranjan Varghese, Director - Naval Architect, Steel Ships Ltd

1750 – Conference Conclusions Followed by Networking Drinks,
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