Programme
8:30  – 9:30 Registration
9:30  – 9:40 Welcome Speech by Mr Goh Joon Seng
Chairman, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
9:40  – 10:25 Sir Bernard Rix
Keynote Speech: Modern Maritime Law, Modern Maritime Arbitration
10:30 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 12:00 Session 1:
Challenges and Solutions for Arbitration and its Practitioners – Practical solutions for streamlining costs and how maritime arbitration can be done more efficiently.
12:00  – 13:00 Session 2:
Offshore Oil & Gas and SCMA Arbitrations – The suitability and advantages of SCMA arbitration.
13:00 14:00 Lunch Reception
14:00 15:30 Session 3:
Arbitration and Insolvency – Solutions for maritime claimants when an owner becomes insolvent and bankruptcy protection for owners
15:30  – 16:30 Session 4:
Arbitration and Mediation – The integration of mediation in the arbitration process such as that provided in SCMA’s Arb-Med-Arb protocol
16:30 17:00 Tea Break
17:00  – 18:00 Session 5:
International Commodities – Focus on Petroleum products, coal, Iron Ore, disputes relating to quality and expert witnesses
18:00 18:10 Closing Speech by Mr Dennis Chan
Executive Director, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
18:10 20:00 Cocktail Reception