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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ONLY 2 WEEKS to go until THE Tanker Event of the Year – Register Now!

Please see below a comprehensive list of speakers at the numerous sessions which cover technical, LNG, chemicals/biofuels, vetting and tanker market … as well as the second Poseidon Challenge Day offering an impressive line-up of top decision-makers from many links in the chain of responsibility.


After each day-programme, there will be ample opportunity for further networking during our evening functions at the historical "The Heritage Society" (Monday), the very exclusive "River Oak Country Club" (Tuesday) and the neoclassical "The Corinthian" (Wednesday). Each venue is only a 15 min. bus ride from the Hilton Post Oak hotel.


We would like to urge all who have not yet registered to fill out and fax the Registration Form as soon as possible.


Members of the Maritime Community of Houston are eligible for a special offer enabling them to register per day/per – click HERE for more information.


Please also do not forget our Golf Tournament (at the amazing "Tour 18") and Welcome Reception at the Hotel on Sunday!


Monday 26 March 2007


Tuesday 27 March 2007


Technical Issues in Shipping

Opening & Keynote Speeches

Keith Michel, President, Herbert Engineering


Dr. Rudolph.Kassinger, Senior Technical Consultant, DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS)


Gary Horn, Director, ABS

Adm. T. Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard


T. Kornegay, Executive Director, The Port of Houston Authority


H.E. Liliana Fernandez Puentes, Republic of Panama


Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Administrator, Panama Canal Authority (ACP)



LNG Market

Oil & Tanker Market Session


Debbie Turner, Director LNG and Gas, Braemar Seascope Ltd.


Todd Grove, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, ABS


Peter Noble, Chief Naval Architect, ConocoPhillips


Steve Christy, Research Director, E.A. Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd.


Colin Cridland, Director, Group Head of Research, Braemar Seascope Ltd.


Tina I. Gilje, Analyst, Inge Steensland A/S


David Saginaw, Commercial Director, McQuilling Services Inc.


Nancy Yamaguchi, President & CEO, Trans-Energy Research Associates, Inc.


Barbara Shook, Houston Bureau Chief, Energy Intelligence Group


Chemicals & Biofuels


Tina I. Gilje, Analyst, Inge Steensland


Philip Rynn, Senior Staff Consultant, ABS


John Mahon, Director of Renewable Fuels, Kinder Morgan


Dennis Reiswig, Senior Quality Specialist, The Dow Chemical Company



Vetting Seminar


Capt. Bob Bishop, Chairman, INTERTANKO Vetting Committee / CEO, V.Ships Shipmanagement


Capt. John R. Dudley, Vice-President, Koch Shipping Inc


Doug McCormick, Manager-Marine Assurance, Chevron Shipping




Wednesday 28 March 2007


Thursday 29 March 2007

Poseidon Challenge

Tanker Chartering - A Legal Perspective*

Mitch Tamiya, Advisor to the President, NYK Line


Capt. Hisaya Higuchi, Manager of Risk Management Team, Safety & Environmental Management Group, NYK Line



RADM. Craig Bone, Assistant Commandant for Prevention, U.S. Coast Guard


Bob Somerville, Vice-Chairman, IACS


Alan Gavin, Marine Director, Lloyd's Register


Philip Wood, Immediate past President, The Federation of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA)


Brad Berman, President, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Register (LISCR)


Bengt Hermelin, Managing Director, Samco (Services) Ltd.


Deidre Littlefield, President, International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)


Nigel Carden, Chairman, the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG) Ships' Standards Sub-committee


Bob Johnston, Senior Vice-President, OSG Ship Management Inc


Thomas Tay, General Secretary, Singapore Maritime Officers Union / Board Member of International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Board


Tom Kornegay, President, International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) / Executive Director, The Port of Houston Authority


Don Toenshoff, Executive Vice-President, Marine Spill Response Corp (MSRC)

Prof. Martin Davies, Tulane Law  School


Bill Honan, Holland & Knight, New York


Tean Lim, Rajah & Tann, Singapore


Rajeev Philip, Steamship Insurance Management Services, London



* This event requires separate registration Click here



For more information (including the programme and event registration/hotel reservation forms) click HERE.


Contact: Chantal Cheung Tam He