We look forward to delivering another world-class speakers program that will explore our conference theme of Innovation. Click on a speaker’s name to go to their bio.

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Session 1

TIME

8:45am to 9:15am

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Opening Ceremonies

Participants Company/Organization
Mike Corrigan Interferry, Canada
Sean Collins Thames Clippers, UK
Katy Ware Director of Maritime Safety and Standards & Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO, UK

Session 2

TIME

9:15am to 10:00am

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Keynote Presentation: David Rowan

Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds

David Rowan, founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition (2008-17), is the author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds (Transworld, 2019), a global quest for bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption. David will share the approaches that could help the ferry industry build new revenue streams, attract talent, and safeguard the industry’s commercial future.

Participant Company/Organization
David Rowan Author, UK

Session 3

TIME

10:00am to 10:30am

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Keynote Presentation: Guy Platten • Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

The Future of Ferries in Shipping

Guy Platten is a qualified master mariner with a long background in the marine industry both at sea and ashore. He was appointed Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in August 2018. He will discuss The Future of Ferries in Shipping.

Participant Company/Organization
Guy Platten International Chamber of Shipping, UK

Coffee Break

TIME

10:30am to 11:00am

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Coffee Break

Coffee sponsored by Bronze Sponsors:

Session 4

TIME

11:00am to 12noon

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Transforming Ferry Companies

Ferry industry experts discuss how they have transformed their organizations.

Participant Company/Organization Presentation
Johan Röstin ForSea Ferries, Sweden A Company in Change
Kjell Ove Hatlem Norled Ferries, Norway The next industry game changers:
Hydrogen Fueled Ferries
Jon Fox Woolwich Ferry / Transport for London A Perspective from an Urban City Transport Authority

Session 5

TIME

12noon to 12:45am

DATE

Monday Oct.7

Shipbuilding Innovation

Shipbuilding leaders discuss advances in technology and techniques.

Participant Company/Organization Presentation
Kim Clifford Incat, Australia What is Innovation?
Håkan Enlund Rauma Marine Constructions, Finland Innovations in Ferry Technology
Max van Someren Austal, UK Is Smart Ship technology a step change innovation for the ferry industry?

Lunch

TIME

12:45pm to 2:00pm

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Lunch

Lunch sponsored by:

Session 6

TIME

2:00pm to 2:30pm

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Domestic Ferry Safety

Participant Company Presentation
Irfan Rahim IMO, UK Domestic Ferry Safety and the Way Forward
Jamie Marshall BC Ferries, Canada / Interferry FERRYSAFE
Neil Baird Baird Maritime, Australia The FERRYSAFE Project

Session 7

TIME

2:30pm to 3:30pm

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

The Drive Toward Zero-emission Ferries

Discover the latest technology, resources and projects related to developing zero-emission ferries.

Participant Company/Organization Presentation
Roger Holm Wärtsilä Smart Marine Ecosystem
Ed Pang Leadship, UK / Interferry HySeas III – Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Ferries(with Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard)
Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard Ballard, Denmark HySeas III – Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Ferries (with Ed Pang)
Vince Jenkins Lloyd’s Register Maritime Nuclear Power

Coffee Break

TIME

3:35pm to 4:00pm

DATE

Monday Oct. 8

Coffee Break

Coffee sponsored by Bronze Sponsors:

Session 8

TIME

4:00pm to 5:00pm

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

CEO Innovation Panel

Participant Company/Organization
Niclas Mårtensson Stena Line, Sweden
Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram Chao Phraya Express Boat, Thailand
Duncan Mackison David MacBrayne Ltd., UK
Bernard Dwyer Spirit of Tasmania, Australia / Interferry
Mark Collins BC Ferries, Canada / Interferry

Happy Hour

TIME

5:00pm to 6:00pm

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Happy Hour

Happy Hour sponsored by:

Reception

TIME

6:15pm to 11:00pm

DATE

Monday Oct. 7

Monday Evening Networking Reception at the Cutty Sark

Reception hosted by:

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