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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tokyo Tanker Event 2009 - two days of high level conference and networking

13-15 May 2009, Conrad Hotel, Tokyo, Japan


INTERTANKO is preparing for a full programme with the very latest on the oil & tanker markets and discussions on the most important tanker issues that owners face today.


The event is focused on providing the latest information, sharing experiences and opening discussions on how to deal with rapidly changing economic and shipping markets.


The following speakers have been confirmed:

Steve Christy, Head of Research, E A Gibson Shipbrokers;

Erika Feller, Ass't High Commissioner-Protection, UN High Commission for Refugees;

Terry Luke, Regional Marine Superintendent, Chevron (Singapore Branch);

Capt Mike Watson, President, International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPA);

Dr Kong-Gyun Oh, Chairman, IACS / Chairman & CEO Korean Register;

Geir Olafsen, Head of Research, Inge Steensland;

Denis Petropoulos, Managing Director, Braemar Seascope;

Capt. Graham Westgarth, President, Teekay Marine Services;

Dave Williamson, Vice President Operations, BP Shipping;

Zambrano Rosendo, former General Director, PMI Comercio International


The following Tanker Issues sessions have been confirmed:

  • Tanker Emissions Efficiency – Obligations and Options;
  • Poseidon Challenge – Lessons learned from Quality Improvement;
  • Human Element - The Human Side of Piracy & Recruitment in the Tanker Sector;
  • Bio-fuels and the Blending issue


INTERTANKO has set its conference registration fees to 2005-level for members (USD 1,250) and reserved a block of rooms at the Conrad Tokyo Hotel at a special rate for delegates (available on a first-come, first-served basis).


All Nippon Airlines (ANA) in collaboration with JTB UK Ltd are offering a special discounted fare on their flexible premium economy and business class seats from London Heathrow and Hamburg. Further discounted fares from various destinations to Tokyo can be obtained via JTB's offices worldwide. Full information on fares and bookings will be available from Monday 16 March 2009.


The event is sponsored by:

Teekay Corp. (Cocktail Reception Welcome Dinner);

International Registries Inc. (Cocktail Reception Closing Dinner);

American Bureau of Shipping (Golf Tournament);

ClassNK (co-sponsor Welcome Dinner);

Korean Register of Shipping (Thursday Coffee/Tea Breaks);

Det Norske Veritas (Conference lunches);

Germanischer Lloyd (Conference Lanyard)


Various marketing and sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact for further details.


For the most up-to-date information and registration forms, please visit our website


Contact: Chantal Cheung Tam He (General); or Susan Owen (Event Registrations); or Adele Garnett (Exhibition).