12.15 Reception and networking lunch

13.15 Introduction

By chairman of the day, Jean Louis Vandevoorde

13.30 Welcome

Rotterdam as Maritime Capital of Europe accelerates maritime business opportunities. Adriaan Visser, Vice Mayor for Finance, Organization, Port and Large Projects welcomes you in the beautiful city center of Rotterdam.

13.40 Keynote opening speech: Future proof maritime strategy

The 10th edition of Maritime Industry will be kicked off with a keynote opening speech by Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO, Grimaldi Group (Grimaldi Lines, Atlantic Container Line, Minoan Lines and Finnlines). As CEO of an important European maritime group, what scenarios does Mr. Grimaldi see for the future?

14.00 Leading naval technology

Saab Kockums presents a highly innovative new design for submarines. Damen and Saab made a Walrus-replacement submarine design. The modular design of the boat would allow Dutch companies to implement their products in the submarine and to renew them easily during the life cycle. More innovations will be shared by Gunnar Wieslander, Senior Vice President, Saab Kockums

14.20 Investments decisions: "Eat or be eaten"

The shipping industry has to make major investment decisions to become more efficient and build larger and more sustainable ships. How is the market evolving, what are investments trends and which financing alternatives are interesting? Stephan Vetter, Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (Maritime Industries) shares his insights.

14.40 World’s first autonomous ship operations

Norway is taking the lead in autonomous and remote operations. Customer demand for autonomous shipping is increasing. A newly set up company Massterly (created by Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen) will establish infrastructure and services to design and operate vessels. Tom Eystø, Managing Director, Massterly and Vice President, Kongsberg guides you through the creation of this unique project.

15.00 Coffee break

15.45 Green and sustainable shipping: it's not an option

The growing global demand for sustainable and green business offers huge opportunities for the industry. Poul Woodall, Director Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S shares his vision on how sustainable maritime transport is not only an option for the future – it might be essential.

16.05 Fuel Cell Technology

Developments in different fuels are rapidly evolving. What can we expect of fuel cell technologies? Erik Schumacher, Head of Division Stationary Fuel Cells, Now GmbH, will provide you with an insight what to expect in the nearby future.

16.25 The future of the industry

The maritime industry is characterized by innovations, new business models and strong international collaborations. How can these developments and opportunities lead to a strong maritime chain?

Roundtable conversation:

  • Sibrand Hassing, Director Fleet Operations Europe, Holland America Group
  • Jan van Bekkum, Director Portfolio Management & Innovation, RH Marine

    More speakers to be announced shortly

17.00 Closing keynote speech

Matej Zakonjšek, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Transport, European Commission will close the 10th edition of Maritime Industry with an European perspective on law and regulations.

17:20 Networking drinks

Maritime Industry 2018