Gas shipping – Shaping the future today

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Date 11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016
Country Greece
City Piraeus
Venue Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation - 2as Merarchias 34

LR is hosting a one-day forum in Piraeus featuring presentations and panel discussions related to LPG technologies and gas market opportunities. The forum will provide an overview of LPG containment, supply, engine, LPG as fuel and gas handling technologies; it will provide an overview of broader gas shipping opportunities involving operators, market analysts, OEMs and shipyards. Full agenda below.


10.00-10.30          Coffee & registration

                              Anthi Miliou | Lloyd’s Register Business Development Manager for                               Greece & Cyprus, Welcome address

10.45-12.00          Gas containment, storage and handling technology

                              Jose Navarro | Lloyd’s Register Principal Specialist for Gas                               Technology, Overview - Legislation driving design

                              Knut Erik Heggem | Wartsila Gas Solutions Business Development                               Manager, Business Unit LPG, Overview of “Wartsila Gas Solutions”                               LPG/LEG improvements from new-build and in service experience 

                              Andrew Scott | Babcock International - LGE General Manager, Energy                               & Marine Technology, Innovation in a conservative industry?

                              Giorgio La Valle | Marine Engineering Services (M.E.S.) Chairman
                              David Colson | GTT Commercial Vice President
                              Application of GTT membrane technology for the Transport of                               Liquefied Gases other than LNG

12.00-12.30          Coffee Break

12.30-12.45          WIN GD representative (tbc.)  

12.45-13.00          Giorgos Plevrakis | MAN Diesel & Turbo Head of Power Plants &                               Turbomachinery, LPG, the new low Sulphur Marine fuel for 2-stroke                               engines

13.00-14.00          Shipyard and shipowner Technical Panel Discussion 

                              Moderator: Leonidas Karistios, Lloyd’s Register Global Gas                               Technology Market Manager

                              Li Xiaoling, JiangNan Shipyard Deputy Director
                              Antonis Georgantzis, Consolidated Marine Management (CMM)
                              George Paul Perantzakis, Naftomar Shipping & Trading
                              Diamantis Andriotis, StealthGas
                              Lazaros Skoularikos, Eletson
14.00-15.00          Lunch Break

15.00-15.15          Leonidas Karistios | Lloyd’s Register Global Gas Technology Market                              Manager, Gas Technology Overview - Essential LPG technologies                              overview

15.15-15.45          Challenges/ experience by owners

                              Diamantis Andriotis, StealthGas     
                              Antonis Georgantzis, CMM
15.45-16.30           Gas Shipping Market Outlook
                              Panayiotis Mitrou | Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore Technology &                               Innovation Manager, Shipping market overview - Current Gas Market                               trends and outlook

                              Dr. Jonathan Gaylor | Affinity, Gas markets today and tomorrow

16.30-17.30          Market Outlook Panel discussion 

                              Moderator: Nick Brown, LR Brand and External Relations Manager

                              Jonathan Gaylor, Affinity
                              Apostolos Poulovassilis, Eletson
                              Costas Vlachos, CMM
                              Harry Vafias, StealthGas
                              Alexander Hadjipateras, Dorian LPG

                            -    Demand outlook to 2020 & beyond
                            -    Future fleet development and future asset values
                            -    Choosing a sector

17.30-17.45          Closing remarks

17.45-19.00          Networking - Cocktail reception