22 April - 24 April 2020
Panama City, Panama

Argus Panama Bunker Fuels Conference

  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Registration
Registration opens 
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Opening Reception
Join us for our welcoming reception and network with conference attendees before the event officially kicks off. Enjoy delicious canapés and a variety of drinks from the bar on us. 
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and breakfast
Kick start your day with a Panamanian breakfast. Enjoy some local treats like tortilla, hojaldre (frybread) with marmalade and national cheese, empanadas, scrambled eggs with chorizo, as well as a selection of fresh fruits breads, panamainan coffee, juice and tea. *If you have diatary restrictions please let a member of our staff know.
  • 09:00
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  • 09:15
  • Opening remarks
  • 09:15
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote presentation: Four months into IMO 2020
  • Overview of how the market has reacted four months after implementation
  • What has the first quarter of the year taught us?

 

  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Session 1: Congestion and economic concerns impacting the competitiveness of bunkering
  • How is the Panama Canal Authority addressing congestion concerns? Even with expansion, will they be able to keep up with demand?
  • As more ships move through the Canal, will this continue to increase freight costs? How does this impact bunkering alternatives?
  • Will other cost-efficient transit alternatives divert traffic away from Panama?
  • 10:40
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  • 11:15
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Presentation: Global bunker fuel availability and trade flows
  • What factors could contribute to shifting product and bunker fuel trade flows in 2020?
  • What early indicators do we see impacting the market and what does that mean for the months to come?
  • 11:45
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  • 12:45
  • Panel discussion: A suppliers’ perspective on the market
  • How has IMO 2020 impacted bunker fuels supply? Will the US Gulf coast continue to dominate production, or will players in Latin America become a larger supply source?
  • What quality concerns have risen in the past four months, and how are suppliers addressing them?
  • What challenges have bunker fuel suppliers faced in supplying the market with compliant fuel?

  • 12:45
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
Please join us for a delicious buffet lunch with a wide selection of delicious local and international salads, soups, main courses and desserts. *If you have diatary restrictions please let a member of our staff know. 
  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Session 3: Americas’ infrastructure developments to meet new bunker fuel specs
  • Have investments in storage infrastructure been sufficient on either side of the Atlantic or Pacific oceans?
  • Will Cristobal terminals be able to meet fuel supply coming from the US Gulf coast or will fuel transit through the canal for storage in Balboa?
  • What new infrastructure projects, investments and commitments are planned for the region?
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 15:30
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  • 16:15
  • Presentation: Bunker fuels pricing trends
  • 2020 first quarter pricing analysis — has the market reacted as expected?
  • How have prices shifted in the region, and are terms of contracts evolving?
  • What might we expect for the rest of 2020?
  • 16:15
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  • 17:00
  • Session 4: Trends in HSFO – supply availability and demand markets
  • Who is continuing to produce HSFO?
  • What regions and markets are currently demanding HSFO?
  • Who will continue to buy HSFO for power generation?
  • What percentage of ships have installed scrubbers and will it be enough to allow a return to more historical HSFO prices?
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Cocktail reception
Don't rush off and join us at our eveing cocktail reception. Coordinate dinner plans and network with our speakers and key contacts from the conference, all while enjoiyng delicious canapés and refreshments from the bar. 
  • 07:00
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  • 08:45
  • Registration and breakfast
Join us for breakfast and enjoy a delicious selction of hot and cold dishes, juice, tea and freshly brewed panamanian coffee. *If you have any diatary restrictions, please inform a member of our staff.
  • 08:45
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  • 09:45
  • Session 5: How are shipowners navigating IMO 2020 and beyond
  • What major concerns do shipowners have on fuel availability and blending specifications?
  • How have shipping routes impacted fuel choices?
  • Have shipowners begun thinking about CO2 reductions for 2030 and Green Voyage 2050; what considerations are being made?
  • 09:45
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  • 10:30
  • Session 6: Compliance and enforcement in Panama and abroad
  • How have authorities dealt with the implementation of IMO 2020? What issues have they run into? What other requirements besides 0.5pc should players be aware of?
  • Have penalties or extensions been granted, and under what circumstances?
  • Outside of IMO 2020, what other regional requirements should players be aware of?
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:45
  • Session 7: Sailing towards a cleaner fuels future
  • What are the latest developments on alternative bunker fuels and adoption rates?
  • Who has the biggest incentives to make the switch, and how do energy values compare?
  • What infrastructure exists to handle low carbon and fossil free fuels?
  • What investments are being made in the space and by whom?
  • 11:45
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  • 12:45
  • Closing lunch
Thank you for joing us, before heading off, don't forget to grab a takeaway lunch. *If you have any diatary restrictions, please inform a member of our staff. 
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  • 12:45
  • Conference concludes
Thank you for joining us for this edition of the Argus Panama Bunker Fuels Conference, we hope to see you soon at one of our future Argus events. For more information about future Argus events check out our website or contact a member of our staff.