Innovation is at the forefront of the conference

We have gathered the top industry leaders to help address the key issues that you may face today. It will explore marketing trends, analysis and insights. Hosting industry thought-leaders from Vopak, Stolthaven Singapore & Sembcorp, Oiltanking Asia Pacific and more, it is the strongest line up yet!

We encourage you to book your delegate place imminently to receive your 'early bird' discount

Day one: 25 September

10.00 Welcome remarks from the Chair

Keynote session

10.15 Leadership in a digital age - learn how leaders can adapt to a fast-changing world

  • Why organisations need to evolve in a world of change and disruption
  • What leading companies are doing to prepare for the future of work
  • The 4-step leadership in a digital age framework for becoming a future-ready leader

Mark Stuart, Speaker and Trainer, Anagram Group


11.00 Global supply and demand balances

  • OPEC and US shale and changes in oil
  • Market dynamics and market structures

Paul Hickin, Associate Director, Platts

11.30 Networking break in in the exhibition hall

12.00 Vopak's digital transformation journey: making smart terminals

  • Recent developments in digital asset management
  • Use of drones for tank and jetty inspections
  • Smart sensors for condition marketing

Edwin Ebrahimi, Innovation Engagement Leader, Vopak

12.30 Stolthaven's Solar Sustainability

Chok Vui Shung, General Manager, Stolthaven Singapore & Sembcorp Solar

1.00 Lunch in the exhibition hall

2.20 Welcome from the Chair

2.30 Oiltanking's experiences of building up a safety case for submission

Lai Siang Yeong, Asset & Operations Manager, Oiltanking Asia Pacific

3.00 Global overview of tank markets

  • Overview of global tank storage capacity and players
  • Regional hubs
  • Tank storage business drivers
  • Outlook for global tank storage demand

Patrick Kulsen, Managing Director, Insights Global

3.30 Networking break in the exhibition hall

4.00 Emerging inspection and integrity technologies for tank asset management

Ian Coker, Market Leader, Oil & Gas, Bureau Veritas

4.30 Storage tank desludging methods - site experiences

  • Manual removal and drumming
  • Crude oil washing
  • Sludge removal via auxiliary equipment and sludge separation
  • Steam separation

Alzakri Ekhwan, Custodian Engineer, Petronas

5.00 Networking reception

Day two: 26 September

10.10 Welcome remarks from the Chair

10.15 IMO2020: looking ahead - assessing the demand for high sulphur fuel oil versus low demand for low sulphur fuel oil

Sushant Gupta, Director – Asia-Pacific Refining, Wood Mackenzie

10.45 Networking break in the exhibition hall

11.45  What role will hydrogen play in a decarbonised future?

Harshit Sharma, Oil & Gas Expert, Lux Research

12.15 Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to reduce tanker waiting times and enhance terminal utilisation

Mark Lim, Commercial Manager, Stolthaven 

Chye Poh Chua, CEO, ShipsFocus 

12.45 Lunch in the exhibition hall

1.55 Welcome from the Chair

2.00 Challenges and opportunities: setting up petroleum products storage terminals in India

Sridhar Ramamurthy, Downstream Advisor

2.30 Focusing on risk and vulnerability in high hazard industries

  • Process safety management systems
  • Managing risk of a catastrophic incident - where failure of containment is most likely to occur
  • Find the most critical and vulnerable to failure aspects is preventative and mitigation measure

Ian Travers, Director, Process Safety Consultancy

3.00 Networking break in the exhibition hall

3.30 Fire safety: how to protect your terminal

Andras T. Peller, Director, Swiss Fire Protection

4.00 Close of conference