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ME bunkering convention to focus on post-Covid recovery

DUBAI, 9 days ago

Petrospot will be launching the international bunkering sector’s conference calendar for 2021 with the Virtual Middle East Bunkering Convention (MEBC21) on January 26-27.
 
Now into its sixth rendition, the Middle East Bunkering Convention has built a robust reputation for the quality and scope of debate it provides on the key issues and challenges facing the marine fuels sector and the wider shipping industry.
 
MEBC21 will be the first of 2021’s international conferences to practically consider the bunker sector’s journey towards the close of the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Exploring the theme of “building resilience in a challenging market”, discussion will centre on how shipping, energy, and bunker markets navigate their post-pandemic recovery, both in the Middle East and worldwide.
 
The conference will also offer informed perspectives on the marine fuel supply chain a year on from the implementation of the International Maritime Organisation’s 0.50 per cent sulphur limit; how markets are faring, what we can expect from future emissions reductions targets as we approach 2030 and 2050, and what we as an industry can do to prepare.
 
As a virtual convention, MEBC21 will be the most globally accessible of all Middle East Bunkering Conventions to date, welcoming delegates from across the globe without the limitations of travel or budget restrictions. The convention platform is free to access for delegates and is accessible worldwide, with a host of networking functionalities to accrue the highest value connections for their business.
 
Speaking on the convention, Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director of Petrospot Ltd, commented: “The rise of virtual conferencing was an unexpected positive among the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are pleased to continue delivering these platforms for effective, socially-distanced collaboration into 2021.
 
“Newly accessible to a larger global audience across the marine fuels supply chain, MEBC21 offers its delegates, sponsors, and speakers unrivalled business opportunity for all those with an interest in the thriving Middle East bunkering market.”
 
MEBC21 presents a programme of presentations, interviews, and panel discussions from the industry’s leaders. The convention counts representatives from Oman Oil Company, Glander International Bunkering, Forecast Technology, and Cockett Marine among its sponsors and speakers, alongside key expertise from bunker suppliers and buyers, traders and brokers, fuel testing agencies, maritime lawyers, and shipping analysts.  - TradeArabia News Service



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