Nautical Institute of Singapore Branch Unveils List of Speakers for First Ever Carbon Neutral Annual Conference

The Singapore Nautical Institute Branch has announced the confirmed speakers for its annual conference to be held on September 1, 2022 at the Suntec City Convention Centre. For the first time, Swire Shipping has joined us as a sustainability sponsor and has agreed to offset the carbon footprint to ensure the event is carbon neutral.

Guest of honour, Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive Officer of the Sea Ports Authority of Singapore (MPA), will deliver a keynote address at the conference. Capt André L. LeGoubin MNM MA FNI, President of the Nautical Institute and Mark Cameron, Chief Operating Officer, Ardmore Shipping Corporation will deliver keynote addresses respectively.

Under the theme “Sailing in the Digital Age: Towards a Green Future”, delegates will be immersed in presentations and panel discussions that address the navigation practices used on board modern ships and the challenges that will be faced in the future. as technology develops.

The one-day conference is expected to host nearly 200 shipping professionals from various sectors of the maritime industry. Attendees will be able to take part in four panel discussions with internationally renowned guests and industry leaders. Topics for the sessions are Modern Deck Navigation, The Seafarer and the Law, Shaping the Future Navigator (Gen Alpha), and Green Navigation (How Green is Our Navigation).

Confirmed guest speakers (more to follow soon) and moderators include:

Session 1: Navigation on the modern bridge

[Moderator] Capt Vibhas Garg, Director, Global Head of Safety and Quality Wallem Group
Jochen Rudolph, Managing Director, ChartWorld
Jimmy Wong, Digital Transformation and Steering Manager, PSA Marine
Capt Ross Millar, Loss Prevention Associate, Steamship Mutual
Capt Nanjappa Moodera, Managing Director, Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd
Session 2: The sailor and the law
[Moderator] Toby Stephens, Partner, HFW Consulting
Capt Ian MacLean, Deputy Head of Singapore Office (Partner and Navy Captain), Hill Dickinson
Session 3: Shaping the future browser
[Moderator] Captain Kunal Nakra, Deputy Director, MOT Singapore Transport Safety Investigation Bureau
Capt Vikrant Malhotra, Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern Group
Andrew Ward, Regional Sales Manager, Ocean Technologies Group
Bhaskar Nigam, Loss Prevention Manager, Singapore, The Shipowners’ Club
Session 4: How eco-friendly are our expeditions?
[Moderator] Capt Hari Subramaniam, Regional Manager, Shipowners Club
Susana Germino, Head of Decarbonization and Environmental Compliance, Swire Shipping
Captain Saunak Rai, Managing Director, FueLNG
Ben Chng, Managing Director APAC, Wärtsilä Voyage
Captain Yves Vandenborn FNI, Honorary Chairman of the Nautical Institute (Singapore) said, “We are honored to have an established array of industry experts on board as speakers and moderators at our conference this year. We hope that our delegates will leave the conference well informed and more aware of the future of shipping. The aim is for the Nautical Institute of Singapore conference to act as a platform to represent professional views on maintaining safe and efficient shipping operations globally”.
Source: The Nautical Institute

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