Outline Agenda

*Please note topics/timings may be subject to alteration. Draft only.

0830 – Registration and Coffee


0900 – Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks


0915-0945 – Keynote Address

Session 1

Ship Design and Building for Energy Efficiency

0945-1010 Designing low energy and carbon neutral ships


1010-1035 Integrating the human element into ship design – can we reduce risk and improve safety by considering the operational factors early in the design and building stage?


1035- 1100 – Coffee Break

Session 2

Power and Propulsion

1100-1145 Panel discussion on propulsion strategies. To cover topics such as investment in propulsion for 2020 compliance, the growth of alternative fuels and their safety, and the low-sulphur fuel versus scrubber debate.


1145-1210 Ship propulsion performance


1210-1235 Future fuels and powering sustainable ships


1235-1400 – Lunch

Session 3

Operational and Technical Challenges

1400-1425 An operational approach to obtaining accurate fuel consumption


1425-1450 Maintaining fuel efficient ships


1450-1520 – Coffee Break


Roundtable Discussions

1520-1645 – These roundtables are open to all participants (end users, suppliers, sponsors etc) and will take place simultaneously – all hosted by key partners and sponsors. Each table can host up to 10 participants, and delegates will be invited to sign up throughout the morning to the roundtable they wish to attend, via our interactive WebApp.

The content in these interactive Roundtable sessions will be focused on solutions and business strategy and they will last for 1.15 hours in total, with the discussion itself lasting 40 minutes, followed by 35 minutes, for a short 5-minute summary from each table to the whole room. Between 4 and 6 tables will be hosted.

1. The human element of ship design - how can we design ships to integrate smart technologies and systems that make operation as simple and safe as possible for operators and crew. This roundtable will discuss the role of shipowners, operators, and managers at the design stage and how the human operator and technical elements of ship design and operation can be harmonised.
2. Can we design and build carbon neutral ships? – could the IMO’s 2050 GHG emissions reduction target be met by designing and building carbon neutral ships? This roundtable will look at the challenges of designing and carbon neutral ships and discuss what simulation tools and analytics are available for designing low carbon ships.
3. Alternative fuels and technologies – how is the market of alternative fuels developing? This roundtable will give the opportunity for delegates to discuss the real use of alternative fuels such as methanol and hydrogen in commercial shipping and how the increasing scalability of batteries and fuel cells mean that zero-emissions shipping could be a reality.
4. Challenges of future ship propulsion - what are the major challenges associated with propelling fuel-efficient ships? Do wind and solar power have a place in the future of commercial shipping?
5. Financing ship efficiency – what financial options are available to the Cyprian shipping community to design, build, and retrofit energy saving technologies to new and old ships.

1645-1705 – Conclusions, followed by Networking Drinks