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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Annual Events

The 2016 Annual Tanker Event took place in Singapore from 26-27 May this year. Across two days a full range of commercial, operational and technical issues were covered.

The first day focused on the ‘big picture’ with scene setting remarks from Andrew Tan, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Michael Syn, Executive VP and Head of Derivatives, SGX. From here Asian Markets and Geopolitics were assessed and moderated by international news journalist, Sharanjit Leyl. Commercial considerations were to the fore in a session chaired by Braemar Managing Director Denis Petropoulos, which united a mix of owners and charterers on the stage.

The second day was all about getting into the detail of operations. Two parallel streams, one for liquid bulk the other for gas carriers (see separate articles) meant that a more forensic approach to the issues could be taken, whether it was on ballast water, fuel quality, learning from incidents, vetting requirements or the IGC Code.

2017 Annual Tanker Event in Houston
Following on from 2016’s hugely successful event, INTERTANKO is pleased to announce that the 2017 event will be held during the week commencing 22 May 2017 at
the Houstonian Hotel, Houston, TX.

The line-up will follow previous formats with the Association’s spring meetings, (Executive Committee Meeting, Council Meeting, Annual General Meeting) Tanker Summit and interactive workshops taking place throughout the week.

Our Friday workshops have become an invaluable part of the INTERTANKO Annual Event experience and we’re keen to keep it that way. With that in mind, in an effort to provide our Members with the most pertinent issues affecting tankers, please provide us with your input on what subjects YOU would like to have addressed during the workshops.

Sponsorship opportunities
While specific details are yet to be confirmed, there will be a host of first-come, first-served advertising and sponsorship opportunities available to Members and Associate Members. Information will be made available in the coming weeks.

Our ever-popular Tanker Exhibition will again be taking place and details will be released in the coming weeks through the usual channels.

Register your interest in attending
We look forward to welcoming our industry colleagues to join us in Houston. Please register your interest or provide feedback on workshop topics
here. Costs and participation details will be sent to you once available.

You can view a selection of images from our Singapore event here – will you be featured in the next year’s library?

Are you a golfer? Maybe a keen tennis player? We are considering running both golf and tennis days as part of this year’s event – again, please register your interest in these events if they appeal to you so we can get an idea of numbers.

Contact: Joe Angelo or Joyce Teng