12.15 Reception and networking lunch
By chairman of the day, Jean Louis Vandevoorde
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
The 10th edition of Maritime Industry will be kicked off with a keynote opening speech by Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director, Grimaldi Group.
14.00 Fuel Cell Technology
Erik Schumacher, Head of Division Stationary Fuel Cellsby, Now GmbH
14.20 Investing in the maritime future
What are the major investment trends in the shipping industry? What are the financing trends and which financing alternatives might become more important? Stephan Vetter, Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (Maritime Industries) shares his experiences, expectations and views on ship financing developments.
14.40 World’s first autonomous ship operations
The world’s first shipping company to operate autonomous ships has been established by Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg. Autonomy and remote operations are important developments for the maritime industry. 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
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 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?
- Sibrand Hassing, Director Fleet Operations Europe, Holland America Group
- Jan van Bekkum, Director Portfolio Management & Innovation, RH Marine
- More speakers to be announced shortly
16.40 Closing keynote speech
Matej Zakonjšek, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Transport, European Commission will close the 10th edition of Maritime Industry