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Friday, May 26, 2017

Tanker Summit, 25 May

Details have now been firmed up for the Tanker Summit day at this year's Annual Tanker even in Houston. The schedule is as follows - keep an eye on the INTERTANKO website for updates. You can also download a copy of the schedule here.

          Morning session sponsor: ABS


0800 – 0930hrs      Breakfast and Registration


0930 – 1000hrs      Keynote Address

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the US Coast Guard


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

Prof Ian Goldin, Oxford University, Professor of Globalisation and Development, Director Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change


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?



Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Chairman, INTERTANKO



Prof Ian Goldin, Oxford University

Jeff Johnson, President, BP Shipping USA

David Ball, General Manager, Marine Assurance, Chevron

Emilio Tsocalis, VP, Global Marine Services, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.


          Afternoon session sponsor: Korean Register


1230 – 1400hrs      Lunch


1400 – 1500hrs      Panel Discussion: Role of the Broker

  • Brokers forecasters or fixers?
  • 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 optimising project returns. How are broking houses handling this?


Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright



          Scott Birtle, Managing Director, Clarksons Platou Shipping Services USA

          Chris Young, ASBA President and Tanker Broker, Dietze & Associates

          Stefanos Kazantzis, Senior Shipping and Finance Advisor, McQuilling Services

          Patrick Brennan, Global Manager, Tanker Spot Brokerage, Poten & Partners


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?



Jeanne Grasso, Partner, BlankRome LLP



          Joseph A. Poux, Jr., Deputy Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 
          United States Department of Justice

          CAPT Jennifer Williams, Director of Inspections and Compliance, US Coast Guard

          Kathy Metcalf, President, Chamber of Shipping of America

          Ole Christian Schroder, Director, Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group and Vice-Chairman, INTERTANKO 
          Environmental Committee


1830hrs       Social Dinner at The Manor House, The Houstonian


Sponsors Anglo-Eastern Ship Management | DNV GL | Panama Maritime Authority


This programme is subject to amendments.