The SHIPPINGInsight producers announced that the agenda for the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference has been finalized.
Now in its second year, the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Conference addresses the challenges, solutions, technologies and best practices for improving efficiency in ship and fleet operations. It will take place Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Connecticut.
Keynote speakers will be Anthony Chiarello, CEO of Tote, Inc., and Yasushi Nakamura, executive vice president of ClassNK. Confirmed panel moderators and speakers include senior executives from major shipowners and ship management companies, including APL, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Gemini Tankers, Heidmar, Maersk Lines, M.T. Maritime Management, Nordic Tankers, NYK Line, OSG, Royal Caribbean, TBS/Roymar and V Ships.
Panel sessions include Meeting the Environmental Challenge, Efficient Ship Design, Fuel and Propulsion Management, System Performance Monitoring and Maintenance, Fleet Intelligence and Voyage Optimization, Ship Performance Optimization and Managing Organizational Change. A key focus area this year will be LNG as fuel, which is receiving a heightened global interest. The full agenda and speakers can be viewed at www.shippinginsight.com/conf-agenda.
Sponsors confirmed to date are ABS, ClassNK, DnV and Transas. Maritime Reporter and Maritime Professional are the exclusive media sponsors. There are still a limited number of sponsorships and exhibiting packages available, according to the conference producers. For more information on marketing opportunities, call 434.295.6642 or visit www.shippinginsight.com/sponsorships-and-tabletop-exhibit-info.
Registration is now open, and delegates can take advantage of earlybird discounts by registering online at www.shippinginsight.com/event-registration.
Participants are also encouraged to secure the special group rate of $165/night at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. To reserve your room, call 203.358.8400 and mention group code SHIPPINGInsight or book online at www.shippinginsight.com/location.