Our Virtual Visitors get to enjoy

  • Visit the virtual booths and engage with the exhibitors
  • Attend free seminars specially curate for the SMTC communities
  • Access to online networking opportunities and business matchmaking functions
  • View the participant list, and network with speakers, exhibitors and all attendees (including scheduling for voice/video meetings at your own convenient timing)
  • Send a 1 to 1 meeting request directly or with assistance from the SMTC Concierge

List of available SMTC Communities seminars (free for all to attend)

Note: Attendance at the virtual roundtables is free, but this does not give access to the main conference. Please register separately if you wish to attend the main conference.

Maritime Cyber Security for Non-Technical Professionals

10:00 -10:45 SGT
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Cyber Security is an important and critical area that no maritime business should take it lightly. Due to rapid digital transformation, new technology deployment, more automation, and tech assisted intelligent operations are enabling the maritime industry to be more efficient. However, there is an increase in cyber incidents and new threats are challenging both IT and OT.

Maritime cybersecurity for non-technical professionals will give participants an essential knowledge of cybersecurity and how it affects your organisation through prevailing risks, regulations & laws, and commercial impacts. The session will outline the key trends in the current maritime industry’s cybersecurity landscape, including essential foundational knowledge of cybersecurity, and business consequences.

Key discussion points include:

  • The nature of cyber-attacks, risks, defense mechanisms, and impact assessments
  • Technology trends
  • Strategies for early detection and response to potential cyber-attacks on maritime Critical Information Infrastructure (CII)

Hosted by:

Koh Chin Yong, Chief Information Officer, MPA
Kevin Koh, Managing Director, Accenture, Vice-President, Cyber Security Chapter, Singapore Computer Society (SCS)
Lim Thian Chin, CII Division Director, Cyber Security Agency (CSA), Singapore

Smart Ship Tech Trends Market Outlook, ROVs and its Opportunities

11:00 -11:45 SGT
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This expert session to look at the maritime industry’s technology-based economy and to highlight key development areas on smart ships trends, automation technologies, R&D developments on offshore technology & ROVs, AI & ML based intelligent operations, and the analysis of what panellists see the technology outlook for near future.

Key discussions points include:

  • Current maritime economy and accelerated technology adoption rate
  • Smart ship trends and market outlook
  • Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) – Trends, guidelines and innovations
  • ROVs and its opportunities
  • AI capacities for smart ships and their implications
  • Key takeaways from technology expert-panel
3D Printing and Digital Spare Parts

12:00 – 12:45 SGT
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The maritime sector is currently making impressive strides to implement new technologies, one of the technologies standing out is 3D printing or additive manufacturing. Maritime assets are expensive, and supply interruption can have strong financial consequences whilst managing challenges in procuring the parts that include higher transportation and inventory cost, and a longer lead time for delivery.

For successful operations, how is the technology revolutionising to print the right spares to be available, in the right quantity, at the right time? What is the optimal supply chain optimisation strategy, productivity and manufacturing improvement, design concepts, and forecasting digital inventories?

Key discussion points to include:

  • The market outlook and feasibility
  • Assessing the technology and demand
  • Digital inventory
  • Spare parts availability and safety for operation
  • What are the challenges hindering the adoption of additive manufacturing?
  • Prospects for Singapore as a global maritime hub

Hosted by:

Albert Sutiono, Head of Technology Grant and Enterprise Development, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)

Longer Term GHG Implications and Exploring Game Changing Technologies that would Address Emission Targets

18:25 – 19:10 SGT
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  • How would 2050 decarbonisation goals be met?
  • IMO 2050 CO2 target and owners and operators’ readiness
  • Technology options
  • How can regulations align with long-term certainty for financiers, shipyards, ship owners, and charterers to make the required investments in decarb technologies?
  • New business models for ownership of digital and zero-carbon vessels
  • Finance options


Sarah Greenough, Head of Maritime Supply Chain Excellence, BHP, Singapore
Christopher Rex, Head of Innovation, Danish Ship Finance, Denmark
Dr. Tristan Smith, Head – Maritime Workstream, World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), Reader, University College London, Lead Author, IMO’s 3rd and 4th Greenhouse Gas Study, United Kingdom
Jan Dieleman, President, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Switzerland

Harbour Craft – Electrification & Digitalisation

17:45 – 18:30 SGT
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  • Electrification technology in Harbour Craft
  • R&D development, design and deployment
  • Current challenges and outcomes
  • Commercial viability and business models

Dr Sanjay Kuttan, Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), Singapore

Klaus Vänskä, Global Business Development Manager, ABB, Finland
More panellists to be confirmed