ANNUAL SUMMIT

Breaking new ground

The Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit took place in Hong Kong on 3-4 October 2018. This high-level meeting convened leaders to discuss industry-wide, long-term challenges and opportunities.

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Tuesday 2 October 2018

17:00 PM - 19:00 PM

Harbour Grand Hong Kong
23 Oil Street
North Point
Hong Kong

Welcome reception

Hosted by Hutchison Ports.

Welcome remarks by

Mr Joseph Lai
Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing, Hong Kong SAR Government

Mr Eric S.C. Ip
Group Managing Director, Hutchison Ports

Wednesday 3 October 2018

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
33 Shing Fung Road
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Networking

Registration and networking

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Knowledge space

Broadening our horizons
What will the world look like in 2050?

10:45 AM - 12:15 AM

Opening plenary

Looking into the future
What trends will shape seaborne trade in the years to come? Experts and leaders set the scene for the Annual Summit 2018 by outlining key issues and choices ahead for the global maritime industry.

Welcome remarks by

Peter Stokes
Senior Adviser and Head of Shipping, Lazard, United Kingdom; Chairman, Global Maritime Forum

The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor GBM GBS
Chief Executive, Hong Kong SAR

Panellists

Dr Victor K. Fung
Group Chairman of Fung Group and Honorary Chairman of Li & Fung Limited

Meredith Sumpter
Head of Research Strategy and Operations, Eurasia Group, USA

Alicia Garcia-Herrero
Chief Economist, NATIXIS, Hong Kong SAR

Moderated by

Gillian R. Tett
Managing Editor, US and Columnist, The Financial Times, USA

12:30 AM - 13:15 PM

Working session

Developing a shared maritime vision
What is our vision for the future of the global maritime industry?

13:15 PM - 14:15 PM

Lunch

Networking lunch

14:15 PM - 15:00 PM

Plenary session

Embarking on a joint mission
What are the burning issues we want to tackle together to move the global maritime industry forward?

Moderated by

Gillian R. Tett
Managing Editor, US and columnist, The Financial Times, USA

15:20 PM - 16:00 PM

Working session

Defining our objectives
What are we setting out to achieve, and what will it take to get there? Working together in groups, participants define the scope of the topic of their choice. Topics will include:

Decarbonizing shipping – what can the maritime industry do to proactively tackle the climate challenge and meet environmental demands of the future?

Digitalization – how can digital technologies be leveraged to address the burning issues of the maritime industry?

Emerging economies and future trade opportunities – how can the maritime industry strengthen its role and positive impact in emerging economies?

Safety – what can the maritime industry do to improve its performance in providing a safe working environment?

Ship recycling – what can the industry do to make ship recycling more sustainable?

Talent and diversity – how can the maritime industry attract the talent of the future, and what can be done to bridge the gender gap?

16:00 PM - 17:15 PM

Breakout session

Learning from experts
Exploring new research, technologies, ideas, concepts and practices and how they will impact the future of the global maritime industry.

Where all Silk Roads lead – How China’s One Belt, One Road initiative will reshape global trade.
By Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist, NATIXIS, Hong Kong SAR

Navigating geo-economic tensions – In a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape with shifting political and economic allegiances and strategies, what is the future of global trade and economic integration?
By Meredith Sumpter, Head of Research Strategy and Operations, Eurasia Group, USA
Moderated by Øivind Lorentzen III, Director, SEACOR Holdings, United States of America

Putting a price on pollution – What are the options for carbon pricing in the maritime sector?
By Ian Parry, Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF, USA
Moderated by Jan Dieleman, President, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Switzerland

The digital transition – Digital technologies are transforming all sectors of the economy. How does this digital transition impact the maritime industry and what does it mean for maritime business models?
By Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation, Danish Ship Finance, Denmark
Moderated by Lasse Kristoffersen, President and CEO, Torvald Klaveness, Norway

Improving safety performance – What can the maritime industry learn from the airline industry on safety?
By Ruben Morales, General Manager, Corporate Safety, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong SAR
Moderated by Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping and Maritime, Shell, United Kingdom

The potential and limits of AI – AI-enabled technologies stand to deliver substantial benefits across all sectors. What will be the impact on the maritime industry? Will the benefits outweigh the risks?
By Andy Chun, Regional Director – Technology Innovation, Prudential Corporation Asia
Moderated by Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International, Singapore

The talent challenge – There is a global war for talent as a skills gap challenges employers to build teams for the jobs of the future. How can the maritime sector compete for the best and the brightest?
By Nia Joynson-Romanzina, Director and Founder, iCubed, Switzerland

Northern exposure – As sea-ice retreats, new shipping routes could transform the Arctic. What possibilities and challenges lie ahead for the Arctic shipping?
By Nalân Koç, Research Director, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway
Moderated by Kristin Holth, Global Head of Ocean Industries, DNB, Norway

Africa’s development dynamics – What potential and challenges lie ahead for growth and development in Africa, and what are the implications for the maritime industry?
By Arthur Minsat, Head of Unit – Africa, Europe & Middle-East, OECD Development Centre, France
Moderated by Dr Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director, LADOL, Nigeria

The future of responsible ship recycling – How can stakeholders across the maritime industry work together to make ship recycling more sustainable?
By Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative, United Kingdom

The next 50 years in global trade – Lessons from half a century of the Review of Maritime Transport.
By Dr Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTA

Getting to zero – Assessing the technology options to achieve Zero Emission Vessels by 2030 and the drivers that need to be in place to make them competitive.
By Katharine Palmer, Global Sustainability Manager, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register, United Kingdom

17:30 PM - 18:00 PM

Keynote

The maritime industry in 2050
The Secretary-General of the IMO presents his vision for the global maritime industry in 2050.

Keynote by

Kitack Lim
Secretary-General, IMO

19:30 PM - 22:30 PM

Sky 100, Observation Deck
International Commerce Centre (ICC)
1 Austin Road W
West Kowloon
Hong Kong

Gala evening

Thursday 4 October 2018

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
33 Shing Fung Road
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Networking

Arrival and networking

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Plenary session

The day ahead
Recap of the first day and setting objectives for the work ahead.

Moderated by

Gillian R. Tett
Managing Editor, US and columnist, The Financial Times, USA

09:15 AM - 09:45 AM

Keynote

Ignite talk
A bestselling author on the decisions that matter.

Keynote by

Stephen Johnson
Author, USA

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Working session

Mapping the way forward
Participants reconvene in their working groups to detail their work and define specific building blocks that will allow the industry to reach its visions for the future. What solutions can we imagine, and how will we get there?

11:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Working session

Provide as much as you can
Participants present and discuss the different action opportunities being developed by each working group in order to evaluate and contribute to each other’s work.

12:30 AM - 13:30 PM

Networking lunch

13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

Working session

Getting ready to act
Finalizing our work in groups including commitments and collaborations.

14:15 PM - 15:30 PM

Plenary session

Moving the world
Working groups share their outcomes, reflections and suggested ways forward.

Moderated by

Gillian R. Tett
Managing Editor, US and columnist, The Financial Times, USA

Closing remarks by

Peter Stokes
Senior Adviser and Head of Shipping, Lazard, United Kingdom; Chairman, Global Maritime Forum