SIBCON Communities

We understand that the sheer scale of SIBCON can be overwhelming. To circumvent this, we are delighted to offer SIBCON Communities, which are free to be part of. Smaller groups of people will convene for discussion-oriented roundtables to initiate focused networking in a more intimate setting.

Participants will have access to the full SIBCON attendee list, can source meetings and visit the virtual booths.

Attendance at the roundtables is free, but this does not give access to the main conference. Please register separately if you wish to attend the main conference.

1500 – 1545
Legal Potpourri for Bunkering
Managing legal risks effectively is not an easy task but it is one of the critical factors to master in order to succeed bunker business. This Live Discussion is a suitable remedy for creditors, shipowners, traders, suppliers and the wider industry. Attendees will learn key legal and commercial matters on conducting due diligence, managing risks in bunker contracts, and handling ship arrests. Besides, examine the types of claims that can lead to arrest and assess the admiralty jurisdictions in different parts of the world.

Key discussion points:

  • IMO 2020 and MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14.1
  • Enforcement of the IMO 2020
  • Managing Risks and Due Diligence
  • Commencing an admiralty action – ship arrest

Hosted by

V Bala
Partner, Shipping and International Trade
Rajah & Tann, Singapore


1600 – 1645
Burning Issues in Bunker Operations and Trade Risk Management
This expert session will address on pinpointing prevailing issues of risk in supply chain and bunker operations with the support of operational, technical and legal guidelines in bunker operations.

Discussion points include but not limited to:

  • Bunker operation risk assessment
  • Working with bunker supply chain stakeholders and ensuring optimising your operations
  • Debunkering operations
  • Standards, specifications and quality assurances

Hosted by

Keith Forget
Marine Fuels and Lubricants Consultant, UK



1700 – 1745
Decarbonisation Technologies for Shipping
Maritime’s decarbonisation challenge can be regarded as a complex riddle with three elements: vessel energy efficient technologies, operational optimisation and low and zero carbon or carbon neutral fuels. This Live Discussion will focus on the gap between the industry’s present course, and its stated ambition with emphasis on technology, operational strategies to meet the regulatory targets for the reduction in carbon intensity by 2050, and most importantly practical steps in implementation.

Discussion points include but not limited to:

  • Emerging regulatory framework
  • Fuel pathways of the future
  • Decarbonisation solutions
  • Technological improvements

Co-hosted by

Panos Koutsourakis
Director, Sustainability Strategy
ABS, Singapore


Sotirios Mamalis
Manager, Sustainability, Fuels & Technology, ABS, USA


7 October 2020 | 5pm – 6pm Singapore Standard Time (SST)
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A more in-depth and extensive discussion on the main conference session “Setting the Benchmark – Strategic Role of Singapore Bunkering Standards and its Global Impact”, meant for the interest of every stakeholder group involved in international shipping and bunkering.

1700 – 1715
Case study sharing on the economic benefits of TR 48 Technical Reference for Bunker Mass Flow Metering 

Presented by

Lee Wai Pong
Chairman, Working Committee for TR 48 Case Study


1715 – 1800
Panel discussion led by 

Seah Khen Hee
Chairman, Technical Committee for Bunkering, Singapore


Peter William Beekhuis
Head of Trading, Asia, Middle East, Oceania, Maersk Oil Trading, Singapore


Timothy Cosulich
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Fratelli Cosulich, Singapore


Kevin Peng
Managing Director, Brightree, Singapore


Dr Jasmine Lam
Centre Director, Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Nick Potter
General Manager, Shipping & Maritime, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Shell, Singapore

Hosted by Shell

7 October 2020 | 5.10pm – 6.10pm Singapore Standard Time (SST)
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The urge to de-carbonise the shipping sector is clear, but its pathway is not. Shell is working on multiple solutions towards a lower carbon future through work on net zero fuels. Yet we can’t wait until those fuels are ready to be commercialised, we need to act now! LNG offers a quick route towards decarbonisation with its safe and proven technology.

LNG is Acceptable, Affordable and Available. Your journey towards decarbonisation starts with Shell LNG. Join us to hear what Shell is doing to become a net zero emission energy business and  how we can work collaboratively towards a net zero industry.

1710 – 1715
Welcome and Introduction

Presented by

Tahir Faruqui
General Manager, Global Downstream LNG Commercial,


1715 – 1725
Future Fuels – Towards zero carbon emissions

Presented by

Krishna Achuthanandam
Team Lead, Business Development, Specialized Segments,


1725 – 1750
LNG technology is affordable

Presented by

Bill Hutchins
Senior Business Development Manager,


1750 – 1810
Q & A

Moderated by

Andrea Van Der Togt
Downstream LNG Marketing Manager

Hosted by Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)

8 October 2020 | 4:45pm – 6pm Singapore Standard Time (SST)
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The intention of this roundtable is to engage the audience in an in-depth discussion on Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) and Oil Condition Monitoring (OCM) trends and implications with industry experts from VPS.

1700 – 1720
VLSFO Trends & Implications

Presented by

Steve Bee
Group Commercial & Business Development Director,


1720 – 1740
OCM Trends & Implications

Paul Parkinson
OCM Global Business Development Leader


1740 – 1800