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Asia@Nor-Shipping: Steaming ahead towards a digital future

Date(s) - 05/06/2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm



Steaming ahead towards a digital future
How the maritime industry is making use of technology to improve operations and efficiency.


10:00 REGISTRATION – Coffee served at conference area, Hall B

10:30 SESSION 1 
Maritime Business Environment – Facilitating the transition

10:30-10:35     Welcome by Mr Erik Borgen, Chairman, Singapore Norway Chamber of Commerce (SNCC)

10:35-10:40     Opening remarks by Mr Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

10:40-10:45     Opening remarks by Dr Lam Pin Min, Singapore Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health

10:45-10:50    Setting the stage for today’s discussions, By Conference Chair Mr Julian Bray, Editor in Chief, TradeWinds

10:50-11:05    Technological developments – A view to the future, Mr Magnus Grimeland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Antler

11:05-11:50     Panel debate – How can we best facilitate the transition to a digital future

Moderator: Mr Julian Bray


  1. Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  2. Ms Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, Chief Executive Officer, Golden Ocean Group
  3. Mr Frank J. Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Wallem Group
  4. Mr Rashpal Singh Bhatti, Vice President, BHP Maritime & Supply Chain Excellence, BHP
  5. Mr Bjørn Tore Markussen, Executive Vice President, Director DNV GL Veracity


11:50 TEA BREAK at Coffee Lounge, Hall A – Blue Economy Hall


12:20 SESSION 2

Execution and collaboration in the maritime industry

12:20-12:40     Using technology for efficiency gains, new business models and revenue streams in the maritime industry, By Mr Chakib Abi-Saab, Chief Technology Officer, OSM

12:40-13:25     Panel debate – Experiences and challenges faced by founders, tech companies, and maritime corporates on their digital journey

Moderator: Mr Ronny Waage, Founder & Managing Director, Heron Advisory


  1. Mr Bala Sankaran, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Ori Technology
  2. Mr Andrew Chow, President, Singapore Business and Software Systems Group, ST Engineering Electronics
  3. Mr Lars Erik Luthman, Vice President, Head of IT and Development
    Thorvald Klaveness
  4. Ms Maren Hjort, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Katapult Ocean
  5. Mr John Hahn, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Freight Exchange

13:25-13:30    Summary and conclusions by Conference Chair Mr Julian Bray

13:30 REFRESHMENTS at Coffee Lounge, Hall A – Blue Economy Hall



Organised by: SNCC 
Supporting partners: MPA Singapore and Heron Advisory

Sponsored by: THOME and MPA Singapore


The event is free for SNCC members. For invitation email secretariat@sncc.no

For others, buy entry pass via Nor-Shipping.