One of the main reasons professionals attend a conference is to network. The Maritime Standard (TMS) Networking Cocktail aims to promote networking between delegates and can be an opportune time to help both your company and your career.
The TMS Networking Cocktail evening at the end of the Tanker Conference is immensely popular and provides attendees with an opportunity to network with their counterparts in the tanker shipping and trade sectors and a platform for expanding business contacts.
You won’t find a better occasion to make new connections, and develop existing ones, than at The TMS Networking Cocktails. The event has a more casual and relaxed vibe than the office, but still maintains a professional overtone. Business cocktail parties are a great opportunity to break out of your shell, whether you are looking to explore career options, expand your knowledge about a company and its employees, or simply to broaden your network of contacts. Take advantage of the various opportunities provided by TMS Networking Cocktails to maximize your professional goals. Register here!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Rashid 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 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 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 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 IraniPresident International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS)
I enjoyed the last session, with its mix of speakers from technical, legal and regulatory backgrounds. This filled in the gaps which were missing in some way or another during the rest of the day, so it completed the conference very nicely for me.
Ali ShehabActing CEO Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
The whole program had a lot of interesting subjects. I came away with a feeling of more optimism, especially around the preparedness of the industry for IMO 2020.
Anders ØstergaardGroup CEO Monjasa
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Petros DoukasMayor, Sparta & Former Deputy Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs Greece
The conference was excellent. All the speakers had an interesting angle that was very useful to everybody else in the room. I commend The Maritime Standard for arranging it and finding the right people to talk.
Michael JorgensonCFO & Acting CEO Oman Shipping Company
It was a very interesting conference, and one that I would definitely recommend attending. The optimism amongst ship owners was a highlight while it is also clear that digitalisation is going to be more and more important. We need to find ways of using data in a constructive matter to improve our businesses.
Matthieu de TugnyExecutive Vice-President, Marine & Offshore Division Bureau Veritas Group
The conference presented a very positive message and the mindset was very optimistic, not just about the market but also the environmental regulations that are coming soon.