"The scope of Singapore-based offshore activities is broad and the offshore markets in Asia, with the island nation as the hub, have generally left the dark days of the 2008 crash behind them”
Excerpt from TradeWinds, Asia-Pacific Offshore Report: Singapore, July 2011
If the dark days are behind, then where are the bright spots in the future?
This is the key question to be addressed at the TradeWinds Offshore Marine conference to be held in Singapore on 24 November at the InterContinental.
Key speakers and panelists from leading offshore vessel owners in the region will come together at this high-level event to tackle pertinent issues currently faced by the industry.
Swire Pacific Offshore’s Managing Director, Neil Glenn, will touch on the difficulty in developing and maintaining a sustainable workforce – undeniably a challenge for all vessel owners, while Sugiman Layanto, President Director of Wintermar Offshore Marine Group in Indonesia will make reference to charterers’ growing demands – attempting to answer yet another difficult question, “do they want everything for nothing?”
It has been argued that offshore marine conferences tend not to include the perspective of the shipyards, and this conference rises to the challenge with not one but two representatives from yards – STX OSV & Nam Cheong Dockyard, both of whom will respectively speak about high-end vessel design as well as the upcoming trends in the OSV market, such as the rise of PSVs and the role of Asian shipyards.
The offshore sector has been variously described as ‘poised’, ‘on the upswing’ and ‘decidedly positive’ by market players, and the conference will help participants take advantage of this situation in an otherwise bleak maritime market. With over 20 distinguished speakers well-known for steering their organisations through high and low periods, the TradeWinds Offshore Marine conference is set to foster debate, provide solutions to current challenges and most importantly, connect market players.
For enquiries and details on how to register, please visit www.tinyurl.com/OM-Sing11 .
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