PROGRAMME

START TIME END TIME Programme
8.30 9.00 Registration and Welcome Reception
9.00 9.15 Welcome by the Chairman of the SCMA
The Honourable Senior Judge Justice Chao Hick Tin
Session 1 Charting the Singapore Maritime Adventure – Are we there yet?
9.15 9.45 Guest of Honour Opening Address
The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
9.45 10.10 Networking Break and Morning Refreshment
Session 2 Maritime Singapore:
Past Economics to Future Economies
10.10 10.30 Industry Keynote
Tan Beng Tee
Assistant Chief Executive
Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
Session 3 Global Economic Issues:
Tumultuous Times or Opportunities for Singapore IMC?
10.30 11.40 Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Arjun Batra – Drewry Group

Panellists:

  • Haridass Ajaib – Haridass Ho & Partners
  • Nicholas Fell – BW Group
  • Capt Rajalingam Subramaniam – AET Tankers Pte Limited
  • Vivek Kumar – Western Bulk
Session 4 “Good Faith Negotiation” in Multi-Tiered Arbitration Clauses
11.40 12.00 Guest Speaker
Vasanti Selvaratnam QC
36 Stone
12.00 13.00 Networking Lunch
Session 5 The Right Rights:
Does Maritime Singapore Really Need The Right Of Appeal?
13.00 13.15 Legal Keynote
SMS Edwin Tong SC
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Law
13.15 14.45 Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Toh Kian Sing SC – Rajah & Tann Singapore

Panellists:

  • SMS Edwin Tong SC – Ministry of Law
  • Justice Anselmo Reyes – Singapore International Commercial Court
  • Bazul Ashhab – Oon & Bazul LLP
  • Elizabeth Leonhardt – Swiss Marine S.A
  • Julien Rabeux – The West of England
  • Sara Masters QC – Twenty Essex
Session 6 Maritime Arbitration Institutions :
The Confluence of Competition, Culture and Costs
14.45 15.55 Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Chong Ik Wei – Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore

Panellists:

  • Arthur Bowring – Hong Kong Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG)
  • Dr Chen Bo – China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC)
  • Corin Ricketts – Watson Farley & Williams LLP
  • David Martin Clark – London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
  • Jason Wee – The Standard Club
15.55 16.15 Networking Break and Afternoon Refreshment
Session 7 Staying Relevant In A Polarised World :
Meeting Future Needs In Maritime and International Trade
16.15 17.25 Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Corina Song – Allen & Gledhill Singapore

Panellists:

  • Craig Johnson – Gard (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Janice Choy – Skuld Singapore
  • Karnan Thirupathy – Kennedys Law LPP
  • Stephen Hofmeyr QC – 7KBW
  • Su Yin Anand – South32 Marketing Pte Ltd
17.25 17.30 Closing Remarks by Executive Director of SCMA
Dennis Chan
17.30 18.00 Photos and Networking Cocktail

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