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Conference Overviews

We are delighted to announce that Offshoretrade West Africa’s Maritime & Shipping conference Virtual  will be taking place virtually  from 30-31 ,March ,2021 which will brings together senior industry leaders in offshore logistics ,vessel owners , Oil tanker operators to discuss the critical issues facing the maritime industry sector in West Africa.

The Essential Online Meeting Place for Maritime Leaders in West Africa Region

Offshoretrade west Africa is the west Africa’s largest maritime gathering event designed to bring all the maritime leaders together to discuss key issues facing the industry and the opportunity , we welcome the Africa’s largest gathering of ship owners and operator in the region.

Here, you’ll have the opportunity to join a world-class line-up maritime of experts, analysts and thought leaders for an unmissable day of learning about the opportunities in the market

The Virtual Experience

Delve into our online platform and its impressive capabilities, all designed to create a personalized and engaging experience. Achieve your objectives, optimise your profile and manage your schedule to support your business goals.

What to Expect At Offshoretrade West Africa Maritime & Shipping Virtual CONFERENCE

The live part of the event may be over, but you can still connect with the global community on our digital event platform. Enjoy an attendee experience like no other. Manage your event around your work schedule and view from the comfort of your office, workspace or home!

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

DR AMY JADESIMI
Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Limited (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

Aliyu Lawan (MNIM)
Deputy Director human Capacity Building, NIMASA

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

DR. T.A. BRIGGS
Director, Offshore Technology Institute

EFEMENA DOROH
CEO – Platform Engineering Services Limited

DR BENSON ONYEBUEKE
CEO/Managing Director, STRUCMARINE ENG LTD

ANDREW NTIA
Regional Manager, Sub Saharan Africa
Drafinsub Nigeria

SIR EJIKE NWUBA
Managing Director  Ashlink Energy Ltd

YOMI ONIFADE
Senior Consultant Marine Insurance

ENG. VINCENT ADEGBOTOLU
Managing Director- Deep water consultancy & Engineering services

AKINTUNDE AKINSOLA
Head, Oil & Energy AIICO INSURANCE PLC

HEART IGBEDION
Operations Manager – West Africa, Viridian Maritime

ISAAC ASABOR ISAAC
Senior Business Correspondent Independent Newspapers

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:

DAY ONE

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

Panel Chair

Dr Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director Ladol

Speakers

Captain Eddy Yinkere, Chairman Century Terminal and Ports

09:45 am

SESSION 2

Keynotes Presentation: Doing Business in Oil & Gas Free Trade Zones in Nigeria –Opportunities, Prospects and Challenges

  • Digitalizing Oil & Gas Free Trade Zone Infrastructure- Could this is Culture or Habit?
  • Updates on liberty OGFTZ –Opportunity and Future Prospects.
  • Addressing overall opportunities in free trade zones for investor’s interest
  • Avoiding pitfalls with investors –Does the license fees attractive for operators?
  • How to get full investor attention-Are your free Zone less political with low risk mitigation?
  • What’s to be done to continually promoting the interest of the investors in Nigeria oil free zones?
  • Licensing the free zones according the operational requirements-Are the international investors finding business balance in the policies?
  • Regional Risk Hotspot and how OGFTZ’s Collaborates with other Maritime agencies to safeguard the Infrastructure

Panel Chair

Umana Okon Umana, CEO , Oil & Gas free Trade zone authority

10:20 am

SESSION 3

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

  • 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
  • What will the recovery from Covid-19 look like?

Panel Chair

Ibrahim Jibril, Former Director, Maritime Labour Services NIMASA

11:30 am

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
  • Do local operators actually meet up the technology demand to manage safety at sea?
  • Coastal water challenges and international perceptions
  • West African Maritime waterways trends – Poor demand in the ships and security issues
  • Role of the Maritime Agency /Government bodies in maritime security.
  • Trade Relationships with Key Partners: Opportunities and challenges
  • Market before and after the covid-19 Era

Panel Chair: Dr Ochuwa George –Chief Operating Officer, Quest EPC

Panelist:

Mark Klutse, Managing Director, Marine and Transport Agency
Deniz Isbiten , Managing Director, Dese Crew Management
Siyabule Skade, Chairperson African Business Promotion Council

12:30 pm

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

Panel Chair: 

Captain Benedict Mbanefo, Senior Shipping Consultant 

Panelist:

Bibotu Destiny, CEO Petro Marine Group
Captain Akhtar Javed, Senior Shipping Consultant
Heart Igbedion, Operations Manager – West Africa, Viridian Maritime

13:15 pm

SESSION 6

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

  • What are the lessons learned from early phase of the approval process from federal government?
  • The project inception planning strategy –Government of a thing
  • Technology Vs Innovations- demands to meet up international standards
  • Will the operating strategy differ from other ports to attract international investors?
  • Digitalizing the Ibom sea Port -Technology
  • Strategy for accessing capital from international partners –How is the risk factors considered
  • How has the covid19 challenges and low oil prices impacted access to funding the port development?
  • What business model does 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 Seaport finance for growth.

Panel Chair

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

14:00 pm

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?

Panel Chair:

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

Panelist:

Professor AHMED khalil, Lecturer Arab Academy for science Technology Maritime
Dr T.A Briggs , Offshore Technology Institute , Uniport
Prof. Dr. M. M. El-Gammal, Ex-Head of Marine Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alexandria

Closing Remark for Day one

DAY TWO

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:

09:45 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

Panel Chair:

Andrew Ntia, Regional Manager,Sub Sharan Africa –Drainsub Nigeria

Panelist: 

Sir Aliyu Lawan , Assistant Director , Nimasa
Theophilus Ezeonodo, General Manager Henrietta Marine

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.

Panel Chair:

Okey Odu, CEO BSL insurances

Panelist:

Piyush Srivastava, Head Partnership and Alliances, AIICO Insurance PLC
Akintunde Akinsola , Oil & Energy AIICO INSURANCE PLC
Emmanuel Akinmolu Jegede ,CEO, Bethel Insurance Brokers Ltd

10:00- 10:25

SESSION 3

Local Content-A driving Force for indigenous participation in Maritime, Oil and Gas Sector.

  • Quest Success Story-Assessing the Maritime, Oil and gas –does the investors meeting up the Financial depend?
  • Policy frameworks and the impact on the Nigerian economic diversification and growth
  • Demand for local players in oil and gas downstream
  • How to balance the investors and stakeholders interest in the energy sector
  • QuestGroup Case study-addressing overall sector challenges and future plans
  • What is the collaborative business model and how can it benefit developing investor in Nigeria?
  • Local content implementation and strategies help the local investor in Nigeria oil and gas sector
  • Implementation of local content policies in the oil and gas industry
  • Benchmarking Local Content Development strategies and outcomes and benefits

Panel Chair:

Benjamin Goke Dele Group Chief Executive Officer, Quest Oil Group

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 .

Panel Chair:  Dr Neil Baird .Chairman Baird Maritime

Co-Chair:  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?

Panelist:

Dr. Austin Tam-George, Former commissioner, Ministry of information, Rivers state
Jide Akintunde, Managing Director Financial Nigerian Magazine
Isaac Asabor, Senior Business Correspondent Independent Newspapers

13:00 – 14:00 PM

SESSION 6

SESSION 7

Presentation: Building Economic Capacity and Sustainability for investors interest in Oil & Gas Free Trade Zones in Nigeria –How Can we achieved this?

  • Understanding the needs that are specific for investors in oil and Gas Free trade zones
  • · A look at industry specific investors that concerned Economic building
  • · Is there a room for Economics innovation at oil free trade zones in Nigeria?
  • · Building Tailored made policy for Economic development-what’s to be done ?
  • · Economic Updates on liberty OGFTZ
  • · Geopolitics vs Economic Development –How to rebalance the Game

Session Chair:

Mr Ini Jackson ,Senior technical Adviser to MD-Oil &Gas Free trade Zone Authority

14:00 PM

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 Limited (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

Aliyu Lawan (MNIM)
Deputy Director human Capacity Building, NIMASA

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

DR. NEIL BAIRD
Chairman Baird Maritime

DR. T.A. BRIGGS
Director, Offshore Technology Institute

EFEMENA DOROH
CEO – Platform Engineering Services Limited

CHIJIOKE IGWE
Offshore Oil & Energy Consultant and Contractor

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

ANDREW NTIA
Regional Manager, Sub Saharan Africa
Drafinsub Nigeria

SIR EJIKE NWUBA
Managing Director  Ashlink Energy Ltd

YOMI ONIFADE
Senior Consultant Marine Insurance

VICTOR UDOH
Senior Manager Shipping Management, Grimaldi Agency Nigeria Limited

AKINTUNDE AKINSOLA
Head, Oil & Energy AIICO INSURANCE PLC

HEART IGBEDION
Operations Manager – West Africa, Viridian Maritime

ISAAC ASABOR ISAAC
Senior Business Correspondent Independent Newspapers

ENG. VINCENT ADEGBOTOLU
Managing Director- Deep water consultancy & Engineering services

DR BENSON ONYEBUEKE
CEO/Managing Director, STRUCMARINE ENG LTD

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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 industries, will provide a valuable platform for industry leaders and experts to assess market trends and the future outlook, explore commercial opportunities and foster business relationships.

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