Time Description of Programme
0830 – 0915 Registration and Welcome Reception
0915 – 0930 Welcome by the Chairman of the SCMA, the Honourable Senior Judge Justice Chao Hick Tin
0930 – 1000 Opening Address by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
1005 – 1030 Networking Break and Morning Refreshment
Industry Keynote Maritime Singapore: Past Economics to Future Economies
1030 – 1050
(20 min)
The speech will trace the development of Singapore as an International Maritime Centre. It explores the key international and regional issues and competition and how these development sets the direction for future. What and how can Singapore stay relevant as the world’s leading maritime centre, recognizing that what had worked in the past may be very different for the future.
Session 1 Global Economic Issues: Tumultuous Times or Opportunities for the International Maritime Industry?
1050 – 1220
(1 hr 30 min)
Panel Discussion

This session will showcase commentaries and discussion amongst industry players on the key issues facing the maritime industry and how would some of these issues impact the future and potentially the dispute resolution market.

1220 – 1330 Networking Lunch
Session 2 Meeting Future Needs in Maritime and International Trade
1330 – 1445
(1 hr 15 min)
Panel Discussion

This session will attempt to examine the rise of dispute work in Asia-Pacific region and how is this helping to grow dispute resolution work here. In the face of strong competition, how can SCMA reinvent its proposition to be the institution of choice amongst users. Cost remains a significant challenge to Asia arbitration and what is practitioners’ views and solutions.

Session 3 Exclusive speaker
1445 – 1505
(20 min)
Presentation Topics to be confirmed.
1505 – 1525 Networking Break and Afternoon Refreshment
Session 4 The Grand Debate: Winning the Race to Relevance
1525 – 1655
(1 hr 30 min)
Panel Discussion

This session will attempt to discuss the impact of shift towards Asia, the growth of Asian maritime dispute resolution institution and options. How would this impact or position Asian ADR options as they relate to London?

1655 – 1700 Closing Remarks by Executive Director
1700 – 1800 Photos and Networking Cocktail

Note: The programme will be updated on a regular basis.