Conference Programme

Please find below details of the conference programmes for the 8th Gas Fuelled Ships Conference and the 39th Propulsion & Emissions Conference 2017.

The conference programme for Propulsion & Future Fuels 2018 will be released in Spring 2018.

GFS 2017 was entitled 'Fuelling the Future of the Shipping Industry'

This year’s GFS Conference took place onboard the Viking Mariella, featuring the world’s largest methanol fuel cell project. Addressing the use of low flash point fuels as a maritime fuel, the programme included take up and feedback from operators across different sectors, development, and the use of alternative fuels.  Innovative ship designs, with the aim of informing delegates of the viability and likely take-up of ‘future’ fuel options were also explored.  Pricing predictions and infrastructure updates together with bunkering, safety and technology updates were all covered, along with operator and technical panel discussion.  While onboard, technical visits to the engine room, bridge and fuel cell were also enjoyed.

Click here to view the 2017 programme.

P&E 2017 was entitled 'Future Proofing your Fleet'

Jointly chaired by Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO and Martin Kroeger, Managing Director, VDR, this year's P&E Conference brought together owners/operators and equipment manufacturers to discuss technical advances and in-the-field experiences. Stefan Micallef, Director, MEPC, IMO and Ole Graa Jakobsen, vice president, head of fleet technology, Maersk Line gave addresses on ‘Future proofing your fleet to comply with forthcoming regulations’ confirming the importance of this long-running event to the shipping world. The keynotes were followed by an operator panel discussion involving operators from different sectors who had chosen different solutions to the forthcoming regulations, including the use of scrubbers and LNG. This gave participants not only the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the pros and cons of all options available but also to ask questions of the operators first hand.

View the 2017 programme here.

Ship owners and operators are eligible for preferential rates to attend this annual conference; contact the Events team for verification and further information by email or call +44 1329 825335.