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UMANA OKON UMANA
CEO, Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone Authority

DR AMY JADESIMI
Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL)

DR BASHIR JAMOH
Director General/CEO, NIMASA

HON AKAN OKON
Commissioner, Economic Development & Ibom sea port, Akwa Ibom State

FIDELIS MBAH
International Journalist/Media Relations, Al Jazeera Media Network

MARK KLUTSE
Managing Director Marine and Transport Agency Ltd

PIYUSH SRIVASTAVA
Head Partnership and Alliances, AIICO INSURANCE PLC

PROFESSOR K.B BOB-MANUEL
Lecturer, Marine Engineering department Rivers state University

SIYABULELA SKADE
Chairperson -Africa Continent Global Council for the Promotion Of International Trade

PROFESSOR AHMED KHALIL
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport

DENIS ISBILEN
Managing Director, Dese Crew Management

DR. BINAY SINGH
President of Federation of Global Maritime Community (GMC), CEO of Singh Marine Management,

DR. AUSTIN TAM-GEORGE
Former commissioner, Ministry of information, Rivers state

CAPTAIN AKHTAR JAVED
Senior Marine Consultant

OKEY ODU
CEO BSL Insurance Brokers Limited

CAPTAIN ANSAR AHMED KHAN
Managing Director Dredgemasters Ghana Limited

THEOPHILUS EZEONODO
General Manager Marine, Henriettas Limited

BIBOTU-DESTINY MAXWELL
CEO Petromarine Group

CAPTAIN EDDY YINKERE
Chairman Century Ports & Terminal Ltd

OCHUWA GEORGE (Ph.D)
GM, Business Operations, Global Oceon Engineers

DR. NEIL BAIRD
Chairman Baird Maritime

SUNNY UDONSI
Contract Manager C&I Leasing Plc

EFEMENA DOROH
CEO – Platform Engineering Services Limited

CHIJIOKE IGWE
Offshore Oil & Energy Consultant and Contractor

Attendee Benefits

Offshoretrade West Africa’s maritime & Shipping Virtual CONFERENCE is your best opportunity to meet with senior industry peers and suppliers this year. Here’s just a sample of benefits you receive by joining us for the 2021 event:

  • SAVE MONEY – With no food, travel and accommodations costs.
  • SAVE TIME & ENERGY – Say goodbye to hectic travel routines and scrambles to the next room.
  • REACH MORE PEOPLE – Easily meet, chat and exchange contact info with people from anywhere in the world via A.I. Matchmaking.
  • STAY FLEXIBLE – No need to choose between sessions at conflicting or inconvenient times – simply sign up to watch on-demand!

Discover the Power of Digital gathering at West Africa’s Maritime & shipping conference virtual

A Virtual Event Experience, Unlike Any Other ones

At Offshoretrade West Africa Virtual, you can profit from the business benefits of our live events in a safe online environment and network with senior industry leaders, including:

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Tuesday, March 30.

09:00 am

Virtual Environment Opens: Open Your Briefcase, Meet Your Peers & Connect

09:30 am

SESSION 1

What does the Future Hold for Port Operators in Nigeria- Emerging Opportunities Available, New Business & Investment Opportunities?

  • Hiding challenges faced by the operators
  • A new chapter of the logistics operations in Nigeria market
  • Covid-19 and long overdue contract awarding
  • Smart shipping environment and technology required
  • Major Human factors integration in Maritime/shipping sector
  • Government of a thing and policies challenges for port operators

Speakers

Dr Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director Ladol

Captain Eddy Yinkere, Chairman Century Terminal and Ports

Emmanuel Attah, Director Business Development, Shipsidedrydock

 

9:45 am

SESSION 2

Coronavirus and its impact on Contractual Obligations in the Maritime sector -New reality

 An Updates on Maritime Sector & New Policies in Nigeria

  • Demand & supply drivers in maritime markets
  • Policies and environmental guide line in coastal waters
  • Managing the New normal and strategy to rebalance the lost in maritime sector

Speakers

Victor Oyegbado, ESQ, Senior partner Akabogu & Associate

Soalabo w, West, ESQ. Senior Associate Metropolitan Partner

 

10:20 am

SESSION 3

Vessel Outlook in Nigeria –Does Vessel Contractors Over supply more than demand? 

What will the recovery from Covid-19 look like?

  • Key developments required to meet up international market standard in Nigeria ports
  • Port management outlook and security
  • What’s driving prices in Nigeria port operations
  • Technology required to meet up Ports infrastructure Demands

Speakers

Kunle Aerogun, CEO Bourbon interoil Nigeria

Revered for- Simi Marine

 

11:30

SESSION 4

What must be done to effectively and efficiently manage offshore Environmental security Challenges in West Africa water ways?

  • Doing Business in Nigeria –Perception and Risk Mitigations
  • Are local operators actually meeting up the technology demand to manage safety at sea?
  • Technology Vs Innovations demand
  • Maritime current trends-Poor demand in the ships and security issues
  • How is the market trends before and after covid19?
  • Role of the Maritime Agency /Government bodies in maritime infrastructure development.
  • Trade Relationships with Key Partners: Opportunities and challenges

Speakers

Mark Klutse, Managing Director, Marine and Transport Agency

Dr Ochuwa George –General Manager -Business Operation, Global Ocean Engineers

Deniz Isbiten , Managing Director, Dese Crew Management

Siyabule Skade, Chairperson African Business Promotion Council

 

12:30

SESSION 5

Digitalization in shipping and logistics operations in Nigeria –To what extent is this achieved?

  • Challenges faced by operators in offshore logistics
  • A new chapter of the Nigeria’s maritime market
  • Covid-19 and long overdue contract awarding
  • Major and lighter shipping operations
  • Smart shipping environment and technology required
  • Major Human factors integration in Maritime/shipping sector
  • Transparency, Ethics and governance practices in the sector-How has it been?
  • Role of the Maritime Agency /Government bodies in maritime infrastructure development.
  • Are the shipping license owners actually meeting up the operating demand?
  • What technology needed to perfect a better shipping operation in west Africa

Speakers

Captain Benedict Mbanefo, Senior Shipping Consultant

Bibotu Destiny, CEO Petro Marine Group

Captain Akhtar Javed, Senior Shipping Consultant

 

13:15

SESSION 6

Keynotes Presentation- Ibom Deep sea Port Infrastructure and its Development- Opportunities ahead of times

  • What lessons learned from early phase of the approval process from federal government?
  • The project inception planning strategy –Government of a thing
  • Technology Vs Innovations demand to meet up international standard
  • Does the operating policies differ from other ports to attract international investors
  • Digitalizing the Ibom sea Port -Technology required
  • Strategy for accessing capital from international partners –How is the risk factors be considered
  • How has the covid19 challenges and low oil price impacted access to funding the port development
  • What business model do Akwa Ibom state government have to better attract investors in Ibom sea port development
  • Politics, governance and best practices –How has its been in development process in port development
  • What steps must be taken to access Ibom sea port finance for the growth.

Speakers

Hon Akan Okon
Commissioner, Economic Development & Ibom sea Port
Akwa Ibom State

 

14:00

SESSION 7

Recruitment: How can the industry in Nigeria and African regions become more attractive in the recruitment of a younger generation in maritime sector?

  • How to produce young maritime engineers
  • When to produce professional
  • Where to produce
  • Does university /higher institution really producing what the industry required?

Speakers

Professor K B Bob –Manuel Lecturer, Marine Engineering Department Rivers State University

Professor AHMED khalil, Lecturer Arab Academy for science Technology Maritime

Dr T.A Briggs , Offshore Technology Institute , Uniport

Sir Charles Wami, Senior Manager Charkinggroup

 

Closing Remark for Day one

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Wednesday, March 31.

09:00 am

Virtual Environment Opens: Open Your Briefcase, Meet Your Peers & Connect

09:30 am

Opening Remarks /Recognition of Maritime Leaders

Keynote Address:

9:45 am

SESSION 1

Market Outlooks in Nigeria-what does the future holds for indigenous Offshore & Shipping Players 

  • Does vessel contractors supply more than demand ?
  • Technology required  
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Insurance workability in the market   
  •  Innovation and disruption: the insurance perspective
  •  Insurance implications of automated/unmanned vessels
  •  Cyber losses
  • Vessel turnaround time
  • What will be the recovery from Covid-19

Speakers

Ken Etete, Group CEO, Century Group

Chijoke Igwe, Senior Upstream Consultant

Theophilus Ezeonodo, General Manager Henrietta Marine

Sir Aliju Lawan , Assistant Director , Nimasa

 

09:00 – 09:45

SESSION 2

What Does the Future Hold for the Nigeria Marine Insurance Market?

This session will address the Maritime & Port Authority of Nigeria’s developmental plans for the maritime industry in the future.

Speakers

Okey Odu, CEO BSL insurances

Piyush Srivastava, Head Partnership and Alliances, AIICO Insurance PLC

 

10:00- 10:25

SESSION 3

Updates on New Maritime Policies in Nigeria – New Technology Solutions, Protection, Performance and Sustainability from Government.

Speakers

DR. BASHIR JAMOH
Director General/CEO, NIMASAs

 

11:23-12PM

SESSION 4

Present Challenges in Nigeria and West Africa’s Maritime Waterways and Possible Solutions.

This session will bring Key Risk Factors to be considered in West Africa sea ferry region-what is required in mitigating the risk, human factors and life of the ship at sea .

Speakers

Dr Neil Baird .Chairman Baird Maritime

Dr. Binay Singh CEO Singh Marine Management

 

12:30 PM

SESSION 5

Media Perception in Nigeria Shipping, Maritime and Offshore Oil & Gas industry –How do we improve?

Speakers

Dr. Austin Tam-George, Former commissioner, Ministry of information, Rivers state

Jide Akintunde, Managing Director Financial Nigerian Magazine

Isaac Asabor, Senior Business Journalist, Business day Newspapers

 

13:00 – 14:00 PM

SESSION 6

Vision 2021-2030 Case Study: Digitalizing Nigeria Port and Free Trade Zone Infrastructure- Could this be Culture or Habit?

Speakers

Umana Okon Umana

 

14:00 PM

SESSION 7

Recognition of industry leaders and votes of thanks.

End of the Conference

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UMANA OKON UMANA

CEO, Oil and Gas Free Trade Zones Authority

DR AMY JADESIMI

Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base (LADOL)

DR BASHIR JAMOH

Director General/CEO, NIMASA

HON AKAN OKON

Commissioner, Economic Development & Ibom sea port, Akwa Ibom State

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FIDELIS MBAH
International Journalist/Media Relations, Al Jazeera Media Network

MARK KLUTSE
Managing Director Marine and Transport Agency Ltd

PIYUSH SRIVASTAVA
Head Partnership and Alliances, AIICO INSURANCE PLC

PROFESSOR K.B BOB-MANUEL
Lecturer, Marine Engineering department Rivers state University

SIYABULELA SKADE
Chairperson -Africa Continent Global Council for the Promotion Of International Trade

PROFESSOR AHMED KHALIL
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport

DENIS ISBILEN
Managing Director, Dese Crew Management

DR. BINAY SINGH
President of Federation of Global Maritime Community (GMC), CEO of Singh Marine Management,

DR. AUSTIN TAM-GEORGE
Former commissioner, Ministry of information, Rivers state

CAPTAIN AKHTAR JAVED
Senior Marine Consultant

OKEY ODU
CEO BSL Insurance Brokers Limited

CAPTAIN ANSAR AHMED KHAN
Managing Director Dredgemasters Ghana Limited

THEOPHILUS EZEONODO
General Manager Marine, Henriettas Limited

BIBOTU-DESTINY MAXWELL
CEO Petromarine Group

CAPTAIN EDDY YINKERE
Chairman Century Ports & Terminal Ltd

OCHUWA GEORGE (Ph.D)
GM, Business Operations, Global Oceon Engineers

DR. NEIL BAIRD
Chairman Baird Maritime

SUNNY UDONSI
Contract Manager C&I Leasing Plc

EFEMENA DOROH
CEO – Platform Engineering Services Limited

CHIJIOKE IGWE
Offshore Oil & Energy Consultant and Contractor

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Become A Sponsor

Position your business before the expert At Offshoretrade’s west Africa Maritime and shipping conference virtual ,each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their product or service to industry-wide professionals. We provide an environment that encourages an honest and open dialogue among attendees. If you would like to lead the conversation as an event sponsor, contact us for more details on available packages: sales@offshoretm.com

Demonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize the opportunity with the industry players and decision-makers to you. At Offshoretrade’s west Africa Maritime and shipping conference virtual , each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their product or service to industry-wide professionals and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Please Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: sales@offshoretm.com.

Who Should Attend

The west Africa’s Maritime and shipping conference virtual has been designed specifically for top executives involved in the maritime and shipping market, and those companies which provide services to shipping specialists. It will provide a valuable platform for industry leaders and experts to assess market trends and the future outlook, explore commercial opportunities and foster business relations.

The event will be extremely valuable for CEOs and other leading decision makers in the following sectors:

  • Tanker owners and operators
  • Ship managers
  • Ports
  • Terminal operators
  • Shipping finance
  • Classification
  • Shipbuilding
  • Ship repair
  • Education & Training
  • Maritime Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Tank storage

Why Attend:

  • Gather fresh market insights that will assist with the growth of your business, and the expansion of your operations.
  • Establish dialogue with key decision makers from the region and further afield.
  • Forge new connections that could transform your business and have positive impact on your place in the industry.
  • Tap into commercial opportunities by engaging with suppliers of maritime services