The Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai will be the venue for the first The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 25th October, starting at 10am. The event will highlight the key issues and challenges facing the crude, chemical and product tanker sectors.

A high level panel of speakers has been assembled and includes leading executives from the ports and shipping sectors, and several senior executives from major regional owners and operators of tankers. Confirmed speakers to date include:

oSheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, chief executive, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

oH.E. Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, chairman, Arab Ship Building and Repair Yard

oKhamis Juma Buamaim, managing director and group chief executive, Gulf Navigation Holding

oNaser M. Al Abdulkareem, president, Bahri

oPhilip Tinsley, maritime security manager, BIMCO

oSanjay Mehta, chairman, S One Captial

oRashed Al Hebsi, chief executive, Emirates Classification (TASNEEF)

oThomas Kriwat, chief executive, Mercmarine Group of Companies

oPetros Doukas, former deputy minister of finance and foreign affairs, Greece

oAli Shehab, deputy chief executive, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

oCapt. Harihar Prasad, managing director, McQuilling Shipping Services

oRani Tadros, managing partner, Ince & Co

oAmir Mosadeghi, chief executive, Islamic P & I Club

oLakshmi Janathanan, director-commercial, Drydocks World Dubai

Clive Woodbridge, TMS editor and Jasamin Fichte of Fichte & Co will chair the various sessions, which will look at the opportunities for growth in the regional tanker trades, the importance of investing to support this market and the growing capabilities of regional companies and organisations to service the needs of tanker owners and operators.

Trevor Pereira, managing director of TMS, says, "The tanker market is performing relatively well and we believe this will be a valuable niche event directed specifically at those with a special interest in the tanker market. The speakers are all leaders in their fields and this is sure to be a highly informative event, as well as a great chance to network and make contacts."

For more information about the conference programme and how to register please click here. Space at the venue is limited so to ensure you have a place early registration is advisable.

Source: TMS Events