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Thursday, March 30, 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.



Tanker Summit 25 May 2017, Thursday, Grande Ballroom


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

Susan Dio, Chief Executive, BP Shipping
David Ball, General Manager, Marine Assurance, Chevron
Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice-President, Shipping & Maritime, Shell
Emilio Tsocalis, VP, Global Marine Services, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.




Tanker Summit 25 May 2017, Thursday, Grande Ballroom


Afternoon session sponsor: Korean Register

1230 – 1400hrs




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?
  • What is the broker’s added value today?
  • Brokers – forecasters or fixers?

Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright

Stefanos Kazantzis, Senior Shipping and Finance Advisor, McQuilling Services, LLC
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

RADM Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, US Coast Guard
Joseph A. Poux, Jr., Deputy Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division, United States Department of Justice
Kathy Metcalf, President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Ole Christian Schroder, Director, Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group and Vice-Chairman, INTERTANKO Environmental Committee




Social Dinner at The Manor House, The Houstonian

Sponsors Anglo-Eastern Ship Management | DNV GL