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Singapore Business Briefing: Overview

Singapore Business Briefing

The Lloyd’s List Business briefing, to be held in Singapore on Thursday April 26th, challenges the view that great strides can be made in shipping efficiency with a single silver bullet. That’s the case whether we think about digitally-connected technology, more deeply engaged seafarers, or operations that comply in every way with forthcoming regulations.

Our experts are immersed in the strengths and the challenges facing each of the elements of efficiency. This Business briefing brings together three of the sharpest minds in shipping and lets them loose on one of the industry’s most elusive goals. This must-attend Lloyd’s List event will be unlike anything else in Singapore Maritime Week.

Thursday 26th April 2018, 1.30PM - 6.00PM SGT

Singapore Maritime Week: Lloyd’s List Business briefing

The Three Elements of Efficiency

Much has been written about maritime efficiency over the past year. The emphasis is on using new technologies not only to reduce emissions by 10% or 20% but also to forge a closer link between shipping and the broader supply chain. While digitalisation will undoubtedly change the game over the next decade, it’s not the only element in the maritime mix.

The regulatory environment is playing an increasingly significant role in the way ships are operated, so much so that the debates in IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee are now followed closely by all sectors of the business. Meanwhile, the shortage of skilled and experienced seafarers has become a headache for crew managers all over the world.

Maritime efficiency in the 2020s won’t just be about the element of digital disruption; the elements of regulation and human resources must not be overlooked.

The Lloyd’s List Business briefing at Singapore’s prestigious Maritime Week focuses on each of these elements in turn, with panel speakers setting the scene, discussing the likely developments, and setting out a more efficient maritime future. A final session addresses how the three elements can work more closely to create a maritime sector that is a vital part of the logistics supply chain, and together promote a much more efficient business than each of the elements could achieve on their own.


Three industry experts from the Asia Pacific region argue that cleaner, greener, and smarter shipping will only emerge when each of the three elements of efficiency work side by side.

Ravi Jeeva, VP Technology and Innovation at Lloyd’s Register in Singapore, has built a career developing innovative transformation strategies and rethinking the architecture of digital platforms across several sectors. As the head of LR’s Global Technology Centre in the city state, Ravi uniquely knows the value of tapping into parallel disciplines in pursuit of greater efficiency.

Reji Joseph, now in the key position of Marine HR Manager at Wallem, has spent more than 20 years building and leading fleet personnel and crew operations teams for some the Asia Pacific region’s largest shipping companies. His dedication to recruiting the right seafarers, providing continuous professional development, and helping them to reaching their potential both at sea and on shore makes him the ideal candidate to argue the case for the human resource element.

Rosita Lau is widely regarded as one of the region’s top maritime lawyers. She acts for the region’s major ship owners, charterers, P&I clubs, and port operators across all types of charter party and bill of lading disputes, taking in shipbuilding, port and terminal, and piracy issues. As a partner at Ince &Co, Rosita leads on the Ports and Maritime Infrastructure practice in the Greater China region.

Our experts are immersed in the strengths and the challenges facing each of the elements of efficiency. This Business briefing brings together three of the sharpest minds in shipping and lets them loose on one of the industry’s most elusive goals. This must-attend Lloyd’s List event will be unlike anything else in Singapore Maritime Week.   

Panel overview

Intro 
What is Efficiency in shipping. Why have we gone for Three Elements, and how will this Business briefing be structured.

Panel 1 – Technology
Ravi Jeeva, VP Technology and Innovation at Lloyd’s Register - Technology as driver of efficiency.

Panel 2 – Regulation
Rosita Lau, Partner at Ince & Co. - Regulation as driver of efficiency. 

Panel 3 – Human element 
Reji Joseph, Marine HR Manager at Wallem - Human element as driver of efficiency.

Panel 4 – Three Elements of Efficiency
Pulling threads together, followed by final Questions from the moderator/audience.

Networking reception

 

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