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Saturday, June 24, 2017


The INTERTANKO 2017 Annual Tanker Event will be held during the week commencing 22 May 2017 at the Houstonian Hotel, Houston, TX.

Online registrations are now closed, however you can still register at the event itself, click here for details of the event pricing.

The preliminary schedule for the week is:

Monday evening, 22 May – Executive Committee dinner (Executive Committee members only)

Tuesday, 23 May – Executive Committee meeting followed by Council dinner (Council members only)

Wednesday, 24 May 
Morning - Council meeting (Council members only)
Afternoon - Annual General Meeting (open to all Members and Associate Members, click here for prices).

Click here for the AGM Notice and Agenda.


The day concludes with the Annual Gala Dinner, with pre-dinner cocktails sponsored by Caribe Tankers. Dinner sponsors are Bureau Veritas, International Registries, Inc. and Valles Steamship. (Gala Dinner open to all, click here for prices)


Thursday, 25 May 
Full day - Tanker Summit
The day concludes with a Social Dinner, sponsored by Anglo-Eastern Univan Group, DNV GL and Panama Maritime Authority (both events open to all, click here for prices)

The day will run along the following schedule (subject to amendments); for a more in-depth rundown of the programme, click here or on the link to the right.

Tanker Summit

          Morning session sponsor: ABS


0800 – 0930hrs      Breakfast and Registration


0930 – 1000hrs      Keynote Address


1000 – 1045hrs      The Future: Megatrends and the Future of Energy Markets


1045 – 1115hrs      Coffee Break


1115 – 1230hrs      Oil Companies Panel Discussion

                              Theme: Meeting Customers’ Expectations

                             What will future oil/gas demands look like ?

                             What will energy companies need to meet those demands ?

                             How can independent tanker owners meet their requirements ?


          Afternoon session sponsor: Korean Register


1230 – 1400hrs      Lunch


1400 – 1500hrs      Panel Discussion: Role of the Broker

·         Is the role of the broker evolving in step with the changing face of the chartering and s&p sector and the changing roles of the individual players?

·         Impact of technology on the interaction between industry participants

·         Broker projects desks add strategic evaluation of s&p projects to broking services, with increased involvement and responsibility, advising on financing, employment options and optimizing project returns. How are broking houses handling this?


1500 – 1530hrs      Coffee Break


1530 – 1700hrs      Panel Discussion: Environmental Compliance

                             Increasing pressures of environmental compliance

                             Are magic pipes still being used?

                             Will BWMS really work?

                             Will there be a level playing field on air emissions?


1830hrs       Social Dinner at The Manor House, The Houstonian

          Sponsors Anglo-Eastern Ship Management | DNV GL




Friday, 26 May – Tanker Forum (open to all, click here for prices)

The day will run along the following schedule (subject to amendments); for a more in-depth rundown of the programme, click here or on the link to the right.


          Morning session sponsor: Thome Ship Management 


0800 – 0930hrs      Breakfast and Registration


0930 – 1100hrs         Chemical Tanker Forum

·         Efficiency in Chemical Tanker Operations – Focus on Houston

·         Port Scheduling/Tank cleaning/Reception Facilities

·         Safety of Navigation and Traffic Management/ Admin Issues – Inspections/ COC exams


1100 – 1130hrs         Coffee Break


1130 – 1300hrs         Vetting Forum

·         Vetting – The Importance of Getting It Right

·         Joint Safety Initiative with OCIMF

·         Terminal Vetting Issues


1300 – 1400hrs         Lunch


1400 – 1530hrs         Ballast Water Management Forum

Update on IMO Developments

Update on US Developments

Review of USCG Type Approved Ballast Systems



1530 – 1600hrs         Coffee Break


1600 - 1730hrs          Air Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Forum

Planning for Compliance with 0.50% Sulphur Content Fuel Oil

Bunkering in Houston in 2020: Availability and Quality

Update on IMO Data Collection System and EU MRV Regulation


Click here for prices.


Separate agendas will be made available on these pages in due course.

Contact: Joe Angelo or Joyce Teng

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