Conference Agenda

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!

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Day one: 25 September

10.00 Welcome remarks from the Chair

Tony Quinn, TankBank

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 Morning networking break in the Delegate & VIP lounge

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 monitoring

Edwin Ebrahimi, Innovation Engagement Leader, Vopak

12.30 Stolthaven's Solar Sustainability

  • Why Singapore is an ideal and optimal location to embrace solar energy 
  • What are the engineering considerations needed for installation of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) on the roof
  • How would the physical setup pre and post installation of the roof solar panel

Chok Vui Shung, General Manager, Stolthaven Singapore 

1.00 Exclusive delegate lunch in the Delegate & VIP lounge

2.20 Welcome from the Chair

Tony Quinn, TankBank

2.30 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

3.00 Emerging inspection and integrity technologies for tank asset management

  • An overview of new and emerging technologies and methodologies to measure and manage risk effectively and maintain your assets throughout the asset lifecycle

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

3.30 Afternoon networking break in the Delegate & VIP lounge

4.00 Design and Construction Considerations for Floating Suction Lines

  • The selection of materials from which to construct floating suction systems is critical and should be a primary consideration
  • Small design elements can make a big difference in the successful operation of a floating suction system, and should not be overlooked

Jeff Heath, General Manager, Matrix Applied Technologies 

4.30 API Standards and Certifications Programme

  • Overview of the API standards program
  • Company and individual certifications
  • API program in the region

Eric Ho, Regional Representative, SE Asia, API

5.00 Evening networking reception in the Delegate & VIP lounge

Day two: 26 September

10.10 Welcome remarks from the Chair

Rudi Stalmans, ener8

10.15 Changes to trade flows post-IMO2020

  • Assessing the demand for high sulphur fuel oil versus low demand for low sulphur fuel oil
  • Storage opportunities in Asia
  • Analysing trade flows for refined products and crude oil

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

10.45 Morning networking break in the Delegate & VIP lounge

11.45  What role will hydrogen play in a decarbonised future?

  • How the industrial sector will breathe new life into hyrdogen
  • The decarbonization challenges that faces the industry and the key role that green hydrogen will play in coupling the industrial sector with renewable power generation 
  • The importance of developing a global hydrogen distribution network 

Harshit Sharma, Oil & Gas Expert, Lux Research

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

  • Big Data & AI to help optimise terminals & ships’ wait time & ShipsFocus R&D with A*Star
  • Key barriers on use of these technologies and applications
  • How terminals can unlock the power of Big Data & AI – a case-studies with Stolthaven

Mark Lim, Commercial Manager, Stolthaven 

Chye Poh Chua, CEO, ShipsFocus 

12.45 Exclusive delegate lunch in the Delegate & VIP lounge

1.55 Welcome from the Chair

Rudi Stalmans, ener8

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

  •      Brief introduction about Oiltanking & its Safety Case submission requirements
  •       Organisation structure & involvement
  •        Changing the mindset of its employees
  •       Consultant & owners roles & responsibilities
  •      Engagement & Challenges faced (internal & external stakeholders)
  •     What Oiltanking will do after the acceptance of the Safety Case.


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

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

  • India’s strong need for coastal terminals
  • Oil companies in India’s keen interest to hire rather than invest
  • Challenges facing independent terminal operators and limitations of port facilities

Sridhar Ramamurthy, Downstream Advisor

3.00 Afternoon networking break in the Delegate & VIP lounge

3.30 Fire safety: how to protect your terminal

  • How to keep your industrial facilities safe
  • Which firefighting method gives the best solution and why?
  • How do we prepare for increasingly dangerous scenarios? 

Andras T. Peller, Director, Swiss Fire Protection

4.00 Close of conference