Date: Tuesday 12 March 2013 - Wednesday 13 March 2013

Location: Montreal, Canada

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LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE OF THE POLAR SHIPPING 

PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING OF THE RECENT POLAR SHIPPING ACTIVITIES IN NORTH AMERICA, RUSSIA AND EUROPE

PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL INTERACTION IN POLAR CIRCLES

The State of Canada taking over the Chair of the Arctic Council in 2013 opens a new era in the economical developments in the Canadian Polar region.

Set to take place in Montreal, the home to more than 270 shipping and transporting companies, the Summit will look at the current operational challenges the Arctic shipping companies are facing as well as the strategy and the recent design and technology innovations in the North American region.

The Forum will, once again, create the platform for the international interaction in the Polar circles, uniting the Arctic shipping experts from Canada, Russia, Europe and USA.

With the target audience being the ship managers, ship owners, ship builders, marine superintendents of the mining and oil and gas companies, project managers, naval architects, marine engineers, marine equipment manufacturers, ice management specialists, ice forecasters and meteorologists from Canada, Russia, Europe and USA, the Summit’s goal is to create awareness and interest of the international commercial shipping companies to the North American region and promote understanding of the international Polar shipping activities.

Our Esteemed Advisory Board Members and Speakers Include:

Brad Spence, Marine Policy&Standards Officer, Arctic and Large Vessels,Transport Canada

Luc Tremblay, Manager, National Marine Safety Program, Arctic and Large Vessels, Transport Canada

Debbie Murray, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Shipowners Association of Canada

Jody Thomas, Deputy Commissioner Operations, Canadian Coast Guard

Anton Vasiliev, Senior Arctic Official, Russia

Andrey Smirnov, Head of Fleet Operations, Deputy General Director, Rosatomflot

Mikhail Belkin, Head of Office, Rosatomflot

V.M. Santos Pedro, Former Director, Transport Canada

Patrick Toomey, Owner, Isbjorn International

Christopher King, Head of Operations, Petronav

Andrew Kendrick, Vice President Operations, STX Marine

Kent Grass, Regional Manager, Partner, All Sea Underwater Solutions

Halldor Johannsson, Project Manager, Arctic Portal

Professor Oleg Timofeev, Head of Design and Research, Krylov Shipbuilding Research Institute

Joe Spears, Principal, Horseshoe Bay Marine Group

Peter Cairns, Vice Admiral, President, Shipbuilding Association of Canada

Michael Zotov, Council, Trade Representation of Russia in Canada

Anders Backman, Head of Polar Operations, Ice Council Chairman, Viking Supply Shipowners

Simon Bennet,Director, International Chamber of Shipping

David Jackson, Director, Canadian Ice Service

 Greg Smith, Research Scientist, Environment Canada

Nikolai Kliem, Head of Ice Service, Danish Meteorological Institutute

David Vanderzwaag,  Canada Research Chair In Ocean Law And Governance, Marine And Environmental Law Instutute

and many others 

KEY TOPICS INCLUDE

Policy and Regulatory Challenges and Considerations of Canadian Short Sea Shipping in the Arctic - Canadian Shipowners Association's Perspective

Arctic Nothern Sea Route - Russia's Major Push forward over the Next 10 Years

Current and Future Needs of Effective Polar Operations in North America, Russia and Europe

Effective Voyage Planning and Execution. Challenges to Arctic Winter Cargo Shipping Shedule

Recent Shipping Success in the Russian Arctic – Creating the World’s Third Largest Shipping Company

Rules of Successful Winterisation - Crew and Ship Protection in Harsh Conditions

Challenges of Shipping Operations with Non-existent to Limited Infrastructure in the Canadian Arctic

Ice Information, Required for Safe and Effective Operations. Operational Iceberg Monitoring, Forecasting Sea Information and Sea Ice Retreat

Emergency Preparedness in Polar Shipping - Russian and Canadian Rescue and Response Practices

Design Criteria for Ice-going Vessels, OSVs and Icebreakers

New Ships for the Arctic. The Next Generation of the Polar Icebreakers

Updates on International Cooperation on Sustainable Environment in the Arctic. Oil&Gas Transportation at the Arctic Shelf

Effective Communication in the Arctic – Aerospace Equipment for Safe Navigations in Russia and Canada

WHY ATTEND

Hear from an outstanding line-up of the international Polar shipping experts, discussing and analysing the latest policy, operational and technical developments in the industry

Network informally with a relatively small, targeted group of senior-level executives and decision makers from the Polar shipping industry

Receive comprehensive  information on how to effectively meet the challenges of operating ships in the Arctic and ice-covered waters

Get an update on the latest legislation and policy developments from the national and regional Arctic officials

Discuss the latest design, technology and operational breakthroughs of the Arctic Shipping

Participate in panel discussions and roundtable sessions and learn more about your peers’ challenges and developments

Together with your peers develop efficient execution strategies for the future Polar Shipping activities

FOR SPEAKING OPPORTUNITES PLEASE CONTACT

Ekaterina Brekhova

 Tel: +44(0)20 7981 2508

Email: ebrekhova@acieu.net

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE PLEASE CONTACT

Sherine Whittle

Tel: +44(0)20) 7981 9800

Email: swhittle@acieu.net

COMMERCIAL & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Mark Thomas

  Email: mthomas@acieu.net

 Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2505

 

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Confirmed Venue

Delta Centre-Ville
777 rue University street
Montreal, QC   H3C 3Z7