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Decarbonisation and digitalisation: Where we’re at and what’s coming next

Join Lloyd’s List during Hong Kong Maritime Week on November 20 to discuss the dynamic digital trends shaping shipping from AI and autonomy to decarbonisation. Register for free

Opportunity is as much about disruption as it is about regulatory and technological uncertainties

FRONTLINE experts from maritime, technology and energy sectors will share perspectives on the main concerns over shipping’s path to decarbonisation and digitalisation.

As 2020 approaches, shipping companies are keeping a close eye on how the implementation of the sulphur cap mandate will impact the market and their assets. On the other hand, increasing attention has been given to the 2050 decarbonisation target, which creates even greater regulatory uncertainty for the industry.

Meanwhile, investments have been made in digitalising seaborne trade activities, in a bid to gain efficiency and fend off risks from the shifting business environment. Data is being used by shipping firms to guard against exogenous shocks and to establish connectivity with their partners and increase productivity that can be passed on in the supply chain.

Ultimately, it will be innovators that lead the change towards a more environmentally friendly and efficient shipping industry.

Lloyd’s List’s Hong Kong Innovation Forum, sponsored by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board during HK Maritime Week, will bring together leading experts on these topics to give regional business leaders an insightful look at the following issues:

• How far shipping is away from its digital transformation tipping point?
• How fast will AI and blockchain solutions mature in shipping?
• How to have the right innovation teams in place?
• How reasonable and defendable is it to use LNG as a transition fuel ahead of the IMO’s 2050 decarbonisation targets?
• How to create an infrastructure where dependable future fuel production can be relied upon?
• How will the new fuels affect the future asset values and how will that play into market conditions going forward?

HK Forum signup

Attendees will also get the opportunity to interact with our expert panellists on the kind of practical conversations required as they review their own plans for the coming years, making this forum one of the must-attend events on the 2019 maritime business calendar.


Panel 1: Innovators & Outsiders


Luis Benito, Director of Innovation and Co-creation, Marine and Offshore, Lloyd's Register
Shah Irani, Chief Technology Officer, Fleet Management
Lionel Louie, Chief Commercial Officer, CargoSmart
Christophe Letelier, Head of Business Development, International Supply Chain, Asia Pacific, Kuehne+Nagel


Panel 2: The Decarbonisers


Arthur Bowring, former MD of HKSOA
Bjorn Hojgaard, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo Eastern
Joseph Law, Senior Director, LNG bunkering, CLP Group
Guy Platten, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

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