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Who Should Attend

The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference has been designed specifically for top executives involved in the tanker shipping market, and those companies which provide services to tanker 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. Register to attend the conference. Register to attend the conference.

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

The event:

The Conference will have Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company as the key note speaker. There will then be three sessions, each targeting a key thematic strand, with high level experts presenting their views and opinions:

Session 1- The Middle East Tanker market – present and future opportunities for growth
Session 2- Investing to serve the market
Session 3- Servicing the needs of the regional tanker market

Why Attend:

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


Register to attend the conference.

Panos MitrouPanos MitrouGlobal Gas Segment Manager, Lloyd's Register
It was nice to gather again after the pandemic and the conference was fruitful in terms of topics discussed. The delegates, number of sponsors and the importance of the participants makes this an important event of regional character.
Capt. Amarjit KauchhurCapt. Amarjit KauchhurVP Middle East & Regional Manager, IRL
The TMS Tanker Conference was very well attended, and the choice of speakers was really fantastic, probably the best I have seen. It was lovely to meet face to face again.
Capt. Saif AlmheiriCapt. Saif AlmheiriManaging Director, Abu Dhabi Maritime
It was a great opportunity to meet industry leaders and to hear the latest insights and trends within the tanker industry. The networking and discussion is of great value to our understanding and knowledge and helps ensure that our strategies are updated.
Navin KumarNavin KumarDirector, Drewry Maritime Research
The range of speakers assembled was fantastic and all of them were very knowledgeable industry leaders, producing an insightful discussion. It was a very well organised event that people needed after the pandemic.
Mrs H.K JoshiMrs H.K JoshiChairperson and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation
The Maritime Standard Tanker conference is an event one looks forward to every year because it is a class apart and one of the best in the industry. It always features an excellent selection of subjects which are highly relevant to the current tanker shipping environment.
Rashid Isa RishiRashid Isa RishiGroup MD
Seamaster Maritime
It is a day for learning and listening to your peers. I found the 2019 TMS Tanker conference highly enjoyable and informative, with good networking opportunities as well.
Chris PetersChris PetersCEO
Emirates Ship Investment Company
The TMS Tanker Conference series is very good as you have a lot of high-profile people that come along to give their support and share their opinions. The fact that it comes the day after the TMS Awards means you get top quality players in attendance.
Pawan SahniPawan SahniBusiness Development Director Middle East & Africa
DNV GL - Maritime
The TMS Tanker Conference always attracts very high quality people, and this time you had the ‘who's who’ of the maritime industry here in the room. I was impressed to listen to some really good speakers.
Nijoe JosephNijoe JosephPartner
Stephenson Harwood
This was an excellent conference where each and every speaker had thoroughly researched their presentations. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable day with lots of information and knowledge to take back home.
Capt. Zarir IraniCapt. Zarir IraniPresident International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS)
It was a lovely conference. Key takeaways included technology advancements and new energy sources and how to utilise them on the ship.
Ali ShehabAli ShehabGlobal Director of Special Projects and Services, DNV
Climate change actions, and the ever-increasing need for regulatory changes, makes this is the time to come together to learn where we are going and the best directions to take.
Anders ØstergaardAnders ØstergaardGroup CEO
I think it’s going to be interesting to meet up again here next year, as the world is changing every single day. We all have our different views as to what tomorrow will bring and reconciling that when we meet again is going to be fascinating.
Lars Juul JorgensonLars Juul JorgensonCEO & CCO
Dubai Navigation Corp
It has been a fantastic event and the range of people coming here was invaluable. I was encouraged especially by the forward-looking approach to IMO 2020 and low sulphur fuel.
Kirsty CattanachKirsty CattanachSenior Associate
Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
The conference was fascinating and the quality was consistent throughout the day. It’s not one been one of those conferences where you have a flurry of interest in presentations at the beginning and then people disappear. I will definitely be back next year.
Capt. Anoop SharmaCapt. Anoop SharmaFormer Chairman & MD
The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI)
What is different about this conference is that it brings together people from different areas of the shipping industry. That is very important in this region.
Haitham Al TaieHaitham Al TaieGeneral Manager-Finance & Corporate Support
Oman Drydock Company
It was a chance to find out what the ship owners really think, what is their perspective and what are their concerns as well. The presentations were good and this was an excellent place to do networking.
Rajiv AgarwalRajiv AgarwalMD & CEO
Essar Ports Ltd
As always I had a very good time at the conference. I enjoyed meeting the usual faces and also some new ones
Jesper KjaedegaardJesper KjaedegaardSenior Advisor- Board Member
Marcura Group
Digitalisation was one of the main themes for me, and there were some interesting questions raised around that. But I also enjoyed the discussion around IMO 2020 and the scrubber versus low sulphur fuel debate
Eng. Waleed Al TamimiEng. Waleed Al TamimiGeneral Manager
Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
The conference attracts a lot of major players, both from government and private companies, and not just from the UAE but also from across the region. The networking opportunities were good, giving us the chance to meet established contacts and newcomers to the market.
Capt. Mohamed AliCapt. Mohamed AliSenior Vice President, Ship Management
ADNOC Logistics & Services
The Maritime Standard has done well to secure such a high quality venue, filling it with a high standard of delegates with a lot of experience from across the industry in this region. I found it very interesting and learnt a lot of ideas.

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