- 26 September, 2017

Correct as of 29 May 2017.

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0830: Registration and Welcome

0900: Forum Opening Notes and Introduction by Conference Chair

0915: Welcome Address

0935: Keynote Address 1: Revolutionising the Maritime Industry Through Hyperloop
           - An overview of Hyperloop and its application across other transport sectors
           - Towards reduced emissions, traffic and handling time: a viable solution?
           - Practicalities of adopting Hyperloop – opportunities and challenges


The Maritime Satcom Summit
For the maritime sector, broadband connectivity is becoming an increasing priority as routes diversify and technology advances. End to end connectivity is a requirement from an operational, regulatory and crew perspective to ensure continued efficiency and performance consistency. This session will focus on investigating the evolution of maritime mobility and connectivity.

This opening session of the day will look at how Innovation & Evolution in Maritime Connectivity is changing the landscape by improving operational agility, creating enhanced efficiency and above all reducing costs for the ship owner and manager.

0955: Keynote Address 2

1015: Keynote Address 3

1035: Tea/Coffee Break

1100: Panel Session 1 - The Maritime Satcom Summit – Approaches to Improving Mobility and Connectivity
           - The future of Satcom: prospects for maritime satellite communications
           - Ensuring regulatory adherence while meeting requirements for improved mobility
             and connectivity
           - Case study examples


1145: Special Focus Session - Blockchain and its Impact on the Maritime Industry
It is widely anticipated that blockchain is the key to transforming the maritime industry by reducing the complexity of maritime transactions and maintaining security. Whilst the benefits are widely realised, the sector is some way from adopting the technology: there is a continued lack of understanding how to fully deploy it, how to overcome potential liabilities and how to navigate the regulatory landscape. This session will address:

  • Beyond the hype – the long-term advantages and opportunities
  • Calculating the cost savings afforded by blockchain and IoT
  • Applying blockchain applications to accurately track assets and achieve frictionless trade

1245: Lunch and Marlink WorkshopBy invitation only


The Big Data Revolution: Redefining Digitisation in Maritime
This session will focus on the top Big Data trends shaping the maritime industry. It will assess the supply chain as a whole and assess where the adoption of Big Data will have the greatest impact. Although Big Data applications have distinct operational advantages, some fundamental data issues need to be overcome if a Big Data revolution is to be achieved.

1415: Achieving Digital Reinvention in Maritime

1440: Digital Disruption and its Impact on the Supply Chain

1505: Panel Discussion 3: Steps Towards Achieving a Digital Supply Chain       
           - Identifying key priorities       
           - Building the digital business case and legacy

1550: Tea/Coffee Break


1615: Roundtable Discussion Groups
Attend and have the opportunity to discuss your top challenges. These roundtables are open to all participants (end users, suppliers, sponsors, partners) and will take place simultaneously – all hosted by key partners. Each table can host up to 10 participants, and delegates will be invited to sign up on the morning of the conference (26 September) to the roundtable they wish to attend, via our interactive WebApp.

The content in these interactive Round Table sessions will be focused on solutions and business strategy and they will last for 1hour15minutues in total, with the discussion itself lasting 45 minutes, followed by 30 minutes for a short summary from each table to the whole room.

Sessions to be covered in these interactive discussion groups include:

  • Big Data Platforms and Collaborations
  • Cyber Resilience and Protection
  • Legal Implications of Big Data Ecosystems
  • Advances in Remote and Autonomous Ship Technology
  • Vessel Efficiency and Performance Management
  • Blockchain and Maritime Trade
  • Autonomous Shipping - Assessing the Future Legacy

1730: Forum Conclusions by Conference Chair followed by Networking Party,
Kindly Hosted by Marlink