Decarbonizing Harder-to-Abate Sectors
What is the global progress in the energy transition, and what can the maritime industry learn from other harder-to-abate sectors?
– Bryan Fisher, Managing Director, Climate Aligned Industries, Rocky Mountain Institute
– Ranjan Sinha, Chief Group Shipping and Director, RM Procurement, Tata Steel
Reaching Net Zero by 2050
What is needed to fully decarbonize international economies by 2050, and what must private and public stakeholders do to put the Paris Agreement targets within reach? How might global commodity markets be impacted by these?
– David Doherty, BNEF Head of Oil and Renewable Fuels Research
– Andrea Olivi, Global Head of Wet Freight, RM Procurement, Trafigura
Global Security and the War in Ukraine
How will the Russian invasion of Ukraine shape the political order in Europe and beyond, and what are its implications for global governance in the 21st century?
– Eugene Rumer, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
– Rolf Thore Roppestad, Chief Executive Officer, Gard
US-China Tensions: A Zero-Sum Game?
How are US-China relations shaping the global order of the 21st century? What are the implications of escalating tensions on the future of trade and the ability to deal with global challenges such as climate change?
– Patricia M. Kim, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
– Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science
Unlocking Africa’s Potential
Socio-economic and demographic trends in Africa are set to make the continent a greater player in global politics and the global economy. This session explores how African stakeholders are seeking to drive the collaborations and partnerships needed to actualize the continent’s potential.
– W. Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
– Peter Stokes, Advisory Board member, Ultranav
Responding to the Food and Energy Crisis
The violence and tragedy of the war in Ukraine has resulted in a humanitarian crisis in Europe, with ripple effects causing a global food, energy, and cost-of-living crisis. This session addresses the factors driving the current global crisis, and the action being taken to alleviate its worst impacts.
– Jan Hoffmann, Head, Trade Logistics Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
– Charis Plakantonaki, Chief Strategy Officer, Star Bulk Carriers
Outlook on Global Economy and Trade
The global economy is experiencing multiple prolonged shocks. This session explores the consequences of these
heightened uncertainties, and the implications for the global economy and trade.
– Martin Humphreys, Global Lead, Transport Connectivity and Regional Integration, World Bank Group
– Juliet Teo, Deputy Head, Portfolio Development Group and Head, Transportation & Logistics, Temasek
Future of Supply Chains
What do the persistent supply chain problems seen over the past few years reveal about the weaknesses in how supply chains are organized today? What are the needs and opportunities present in global logistics operations, and how might these shape the future of supply chains?
– Marc Levinson, Author of The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller
– Tiemen Meester, Group Chief Operating Officer, Ports and Terminals. Dubai Ports World (DP World)
How Customers are Driving Climate Action
What expectations do shipping customers have of the maritime industry in the green transition, and how are they working with their suppliers to drive change?
– Ingrid Irigoyen, Associate Director, Ocean and Climate, Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program
ESG Action in Global Supply Chains
How have ESG objectives been adopted and implemented in transnational business-to-business activities? What shapes the politics and governance of CSR and accountability frameworks along the value chain?
– Virginia Haufler, 2022-23 Fulbright Canada-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellow, Joint Chair in Contemporary Public Policy, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
– Paolo Montrone, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Trades, Kuehne + Nagel
The Power of Public Scrutiny: Lessons from the High Seas
How will increased public scrutiny and transparency impact the maritime industry and its practices?
– Ian Urbina, Director and Founder, The Outlaw Ocean Project
– Kristin H. Holth, Non-executive Director, Gaslog
Prioritizing the Employee Experience to Attract the Talent You Need
There has been a seismic shift in how people view work and what they want from their employer. This session explores the proven methods for creating an authentic culture that prioritizes the experience employees want and need to thrive.
– Michelle Mahony, Managing Partner, Daggerwing Group
– Nicholas Brown, Brand and Communications Director, Marine and Offshore, Bureau Veritas
Aligning Workforce Approaches and Business Strategy
The COVID-19 pandemic, shifting worker preferences, and other factors have heightened the challenges faced by companies in attracting and managing their workforce. This session explores how companies can adapt their management practices to better reach their strategic goals with both full-time staff and external workers.
– David Kiron, Editorial Director, MIT Sloan Management Review
– Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman, BW Group