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Middle East Bunker Fuel Conference in partnership with IBIA

March 11 -12, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Queen Elizabeth II (QE2)

A new moment for the Bunker Fuel markets in the Middle East

S&P Global Platts and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) are pleased to announce the new Middle East Bunker Fuel Conference 2020. This is a must attend calendar event for industry participants in the region.
  • Co-hosted with:
  • IBIA logo

Coming at a time of significant change in the industry, this participatory event builds upon our shared bunker event portfolio success. This timely S&P Global Platts and IBIA's conference will provide:

- Insight on the early impact of the sulfur cap
- Analysis of current bunker market dynamics
- Supply chain challenges, through freight and across commodities
- The latest information on bunker quality and regulatory restrictions
- Updates on fuel supply and demand fundamentals and credit markets
- Assessment of the opportunities and challenges in shipping and fuel industries

Join regional bunker suppliers, refiners, ship operators, bunker traders, leading analysts, solution providers and local infrastructure players for 3 days of news, networking and training this coming March 2020.
Pre-Register today to ensure your slot gets secured.

Get your key questions answered

How has IMO2020 changed the bunker landscape?
Assessing the Middle East supply chain in a 0.5% sulfur world
Hear the opinion and experience of regional leaders as they discuss their experiences of the sulfur cap so far. How is the transition going? What challenges remain? Can we expect further development in supply of 0.5% sulfur fuels? And what is the future of Fuel Oil?

What challenges does the sector face in the coming decade?
Look beyond the cap
With margins, credit, compatibility and quality becoming even more of an issue? How will the industry evolve over the coming years? Will we see consolidation, or even bankruptcies? How long will compatibility issues remain, and what is being done to avoid them?

How is shipping adapting?
Exploring drivers of short- and long-term change
Freight rates and routes are driven by a range of factors from weather to trade disputes. How are these influencing supply chains and creating opportunity and challenges for market participants in bunker fuel?

What is the outlook for alternative fuels and on-board abatement in the region?

Looking ahead to future regulatory constraints
With the cap in place, when will the market need to prepare for the IMO's plan to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG0 emissions by 2030 and 2050? How prepared is the Middle East to deliver? What needs to be accomplished in order to meet the targets?

  • An exciting venue, site visit and workshops to be announced soon. Sign up today to receive updates

  • Who should attend?

    • Bunker suppliers
    • Traders
    • Oil Majors
    • Refiners
    • Ship owner/operators
    • Storage companies
    • Consultancies
    • Ports
    • Scrubber and engine manufacturers

As we approach the final month for the supply chain to prepare for the IMO 2020 switch, join us for as we assemble the world's leading bunker suppliers, refiners, traders, brokers, ship owners/operators and other marine fuel industry organizations to provide a detailed outlook into the market post IMO 2020.

What to expect for 2019:

  • Assess how well prepared the supply chain is for the switch
    As the conference commences with just 33 days until the cap, hear from the supply chain to how preparations are going, and how smooth the transition will be come January 1st.
  • Look beyond the cap – what are the ramifications?
    Who are the winners and who are the losers? With margins, credit, compatibility and quality becoming even more important the industry will quickly need to adapt to these new circumstances. Hear from leading industry figures as they make their predictions for the shape the market will take beyond 2020
  • Explore the outlook for alternative fuels and on board abatement
    With the recent negative press on open loop scrubbers is the public's perception creating a short future for scrubbers? Looking beyond this into the plan to reduce IMO's plan to reduce GHG emissions by 2030 and 2050. Is LNG the future proof answer, or are their other avenues to peruse? Gain a greater overview of developments in the region and hear from end users of their experiences so far.

    Who should attend?

    • Bunker suppliers
    • Traders
    • Oil Majors
    • Refiners
    • Ship owner/operators
    • Storage companies
    • Consultancies
    • Ports
    • Scrubber and engine manufacturers

Uncharted waters

> Uncharted waters


Unni Einemeo, Director and IMO Representative, IBIA
Chris Turner, Manager Bunker Quality and Claims, Integr8
Robert Braithwaite, Marine Sales Manager, PetroChina
Cem Saral, Group CEO, Cockett Marine
Shailesh Bildikar, Commercial Director, Tristar
Bora Bariman, Managing Partner, Hormuz Straits Partnership
Jasmin Fichte, Managing Partner, Fichte Legal
Paul Hickin, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Platts
Steve Scalet, Head of Economics and Research, ENOC
Daniel Colover, Market Engagement Manager, S&P Global Platts
Sarah Al-Awadhi, Market Research Specialist, KPC
Simon Millar, Credit Manager, GAC Bunker Fuels
Roger Dekkers, Head of Trade Finance, Monjasa
Sean Burgin, Team Leader, Glander International Bunkering
Malek Azizeh, Commercial Director, Fujairah Oil Terminal
Claire Goddard, Platts Analytics Director, S&P Global Platts
Anas Bennani, Executive Director, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Martijn Heijboer, Business Development Manager, Port of Fujairah
William List, Terminal Manager, Port of Fujairah

We are busy confirming some of the leading figures in the sector. Let us know if you wish to contribute to the discussion and share your insights.

Jacob Peters
Conference Producer
S&P Global Platts  


S&P Global Platts and IBIA Middle East Bunker Fuel Conference will be held on March 11 -12, 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    • Registration Fee
    • Early Bird Rate (Expires Jan 30, 2020)
    • Middle East Bunker Fuel Conference
    • $1,000 +VAT / delegate
    • $800 +VAT / delegate
    • IBIA Members
    • $900 +VAT / delegate
    • $700 +VAT / delegate

Group Rate: Register 2 at any given rate and get 3rd pass free

All prices above do not include VAT, which will be charged at 5%. All prices are stated in USD – United States Dollars.

Registration closes 72 hours before the start of the conference. We will not be able to register any delegates within this time.

Substitutions & Cancellations - Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 72 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellations must be received in writing via email to on or before December 21, 2019 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts’ liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.


S&P Global Platts Middle East Bunker Fuel Conference will be held on March 11-12, 2020 on board the Queen Elizabeth 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the QE2 at a discounted group rate. Please check back soon for more details.

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Divani Caravel Hotel at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of November 28-29.

More details will be added shortly.

  • Queen Elizabeth 2

    Mina Rashid

    P.O. Box 6769



    Main Hotel Number:+971 4 526 8888

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