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.

9:15 - 10:00 SGT | Digital Transformation: A Strategy for Optimised Port Operations

Digital Transformation: A Strategy for Optimised Port Operations

9:15 -10:00 SGT
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Take a behind the scenes look at the digital transformation of Europe’s largest port and discover the strategies and systems making it faster, smarter, and more sustainable. In this TechTalk will highlight a case study of when physical expansion was not an option for the Port of Rotterdam, the alternative was to enhance efficiency by optimising workflows and systems. A global industry consultant, Matt Gipson, as he showcases the ground-breaking solutions and technologies supporting the expansion of the Port of Rotterdam’s capacity from 400 million tons in 2013 to a target of 750 million tons of cargo per year by 2030.

Hosted by:
Matt Gipson , Ports Senior Account Executive, Esri, Charlotte NC

9:15 - 10:00 SGT | Digital Transformation: A Strategy for Optimised Port Operations

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

11:00 -11:45 SGT | Smart Ship Tech Trends Market Outlook, ROVs and its Opportunities

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

Hosted by:

Jon Loken, General Manager, Chord X, Singapore
Kie Hian Chua, Scientist, Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS)
Grace Chia, Co-Founder, BeeX Autonomous Systems, Singapore

12:00 – 12:45 SGT | 3D Printing and Digital Spare Parts

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

Hakon Ellekjaer, Head of Venture, 3D Printing, Wilhelmsen, Singapore

Albert Sutiono, Head of Technology Grant and Enterprise Development, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)
Paolo Tonon, Technical Director, Berge Bulk, Singapore
Atsushi Ogura, Leader of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Project, Marine Machinery, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan
Ong Ken Lip, Head of Additive Manufacturing APAC, ThyssenKrupp, Singapore

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

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President,The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International), Chief Executive Officer, Tototheo Maritime

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
Madadh MacLaine, Secretary-General, Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association, United Kingdom

Harbour Craft – Electrification & Digitalisation

18:25 – 19:10 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

Dr. Sze Jia Yin, Research Lead, Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD CoE), Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Yogesh Umbarkar, Vice President – Asia, Ricardo, India
Eirik Barclay, Group Executive Vice President, New Ventures and Technology, Yinson, Singapore