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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Annual Events

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

Registrations are now open, click here for details.

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 and to register).

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 and to register)

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

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?

                              What is the broker’s added value today?

                              Brokers – forecasters or fixers?


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 and to register)

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.


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 and to register.


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

Photography Competition
INTERTANKO is again running its photography competition, kindly sponsored by Wallem. Winners will be announced at the Annual Gala Dinner on 24 May.

Open to all seagoing and shore-based staff, we are inviting pictures that cover any aspect of carrying the world’s oil, gas and chemicals safely, cleanly and efficiently. See separate article for more details.

There are still some sponsorship and advertising opportunities available.
Please click here for more details.

Exhibition - SOLD OUT!
Table-top exhibition space is now fully booked but there are still a  number of superb sponsorship opportunities which will enable you to promote your brand.

Register Your Interest
We look forward to welcoming all industry colleagues to join us in Houston.
Please register your interest to participate as a delegate or provide feedback on workshop topics here.

Contact: Joe Angelo or Joyce Teng

INTERTANKO thanks its sponsors

INTERTANKO also extends thanks to its exhibitors

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