The 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum

Driving Transformation Across The Bunkering Supply Chain

Location: Fujairah,UAE

Venue: Al Diar Siji Hotel (Check The Map)

Starts: 27 Mar 2017

Ends: 29 Mar 2017

Type: Conference

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The Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON) is the pre-eminent & most prestigious bunker forum for the Middle East bunker markets. The anchor event held during the “Fujairah Bunkering Week” – a week of specialized professional training comprising bunker courses and briefings, laboratory visits & an off-shore anchorage site visit to the Port of Fujairah – FUJCON has grown to enjoy international recognition and attendance from over 50 countries covering the full supply chain of the bunkering industry. FUJCON has raised the profile of Fujairah as an internationally recognized service Anchorage, being amongst the world’s top three bunkering locations and as a global hub for both oil/crude storage and product supply.

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi
Ruler of Fujairah & Member of the UAE Supreme Council

Hosts & Organisers


3500 Delegates
285 Speakers
50 Countries
30 Networking Hours

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Official Opening & FUJCON Inauguration

With the Presence of

Opening Remarks & Welcome Address

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

Topic: State of the Oil & Gas Markets

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.

Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Joined the East-West Center in 1979 and was a Senior Fellow leading energy-related research till end 2013.

In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. Received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, appointed as

Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.

Mr. Christopher Bake

Executive Committee & Head of Origination, Vitol Group

Christopher Bake is a member of the Executive Committee and the Head of Business Development for EMEA at Vitol. He is also Chairman of VTTI, a global provider of storage services for crude oil, refined petroleum products and LPG, and Chairman of Vivo Energy, the Shell licensee operating 1800 retail sites in 16 countries in Africa.

From 2006-2012 Mr. Bake established and ran the Vitol office in Dubai. During this time, he established a partnership with the Oman Oil Company to create Oman Trading International (OTI) and oversaw the acquisition of Fujairah Refinery Company Limited, one of Vitol’s key assets in the region.

Since joining Vitol in 1995 Mr. Bake has held several global leadership positions and served in Vitol’s offices in Bahrain, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Houston and London.

Mr. Bake graduated from the University of Texas in 1987 with a BBA in International Business and Marketing.

Mr Michael Cleveland

Global Business Director-Refining, Honeywell UOP, USA

Mike Cleveland serves as the global business director for refining technology in the Process Technology and Equipment business of Honeywell UOP.

UOP is a leading international supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries.

Since joining UOP in 1982, and has held key positions within UOP, spanning research and development, manufacturing, and business management. Mike’s leadership was critical in the commercialization of new family of hydrocracking catalysts, isomerization catalysts, and on-purpose propylene process technology.

Before being named to his current post in 2015, Mike served as the vice president and general manager for Latin America of UOP LLC based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1982 and began his career with UOP upon graduation. Mike is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Michigan and Illinois and is active in the Michigan Tech alumni association. Mike and his wife Marie are members of the Michigan Tech McNair Society and Founders Society.

Distinguished Speakers Include

Capt Mousa Morad

General Manager, Port of Fujairah

Panelist for Session 7: LNG As A Marine Fuel/LNG Bunkering: Opportunities & Challenges (29 March 2017)

Dr Salem Khalil

Technical Advisor, Government of Fujairah

Moderator for Session 4: Marine Fuel – Quality & Operational Exigencies (28 March 2017)

Mr. Cem Saral

Group CEO, Cockett Marine Oil DMCC

Panelist for Session 3: Trading/Risk Management & Oil Storage Developments ( 28 March 2017)

Mr Yusr Sultan

MD-Terminals, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)

Panelist for Session 3: Trading/Risk Management & Oil Storage Developments (28 March 2017)

Capt Gamal Fekry

CEO, Red Sea Marine Management DMCC

Moderator for Session 1: Shipping Outlook, Opportunities & Challenges (28 March 2017)

Eng Rashed Al Hebsi

CEO, Tasneef

Panelist for Session 1: Shipping Outlook, Opportunities & Challenges (28 March 2017)

Mr Grant Hunter

Chief Officer, Legal and Contractual Affairs, BIMCO

Panelist for Session 5: Legal Requirements of the Bunker Industry (29 March 2017)

Ms Jasamin Fichte

Managing Partner, Fichte & Co

Panelist for Session 5: Legal Requirements of the Bunker Industry (29 March 2017)

Forum Agenda Highlights


Roundtable Discussions & Presentations On 

  • Shipping Outlook, Opportunities & Challenges

  • Fujairah Bunker Operators’ Forum

  • Trading/Risk Management & Oil Storage Developments

  • Marine Fuel – Quality & Operational Exigencies

  • Legal Requirements of the Bunker Industry

  • Environmental Regulations & Compliance

  • LNG As a Marine Fuel / LNG Bunkering – Opportunities & Challenges


Benefits of Attending

  • Experience a week of unparalleled knowledge sharing, business development & networking opportunities

  • Listen to over 40 thought leaders & marine experts on the latest analysis of critical developments & key drivers of the industry

  • Understand the impact of oil price volatility on ship owners

  • Review pricing trends for bunker fuel in the short to long term

  • Examine Fujairah’s place in the trading landscape & fuel oil contracts for Fujairah

  • Compare & contrast fuel management challenges of the past, present & future

  • Consider the inpact of OW Bunker court rulings on bunker contracts for shipowners & operators

  • Appraise strategies to prepare & manage the new regulations on global sulphur cap limit

Attracting Global Players From Across The Bunkering Supply Chain

Shipping & Marine Companies

Oil Majors

National Oil Companies

Oil Storage/Terminal Companies

Supply/Service Companies

Banks & Professional Advisors

Port Authorities

Fuel Oil/Bunker Traders

The FUJCON Experience

Fujcon 2017 sponsorship packages offer high level branding & exposure, connecting your company’s brand to a premium audience, as well as access to global markets & key decision makers.

The forum continues to provide outstanding opportunities for showcasing your latest products & services and high quality networking opportunities.

Please contact us for Sponsorship opportunities & Group attendance discounts.


Spotlight on Fujairah's Development

Fujairah has spent the last decade positioning itself as a major bunkering and storage centre, a position the emirate is now building on by expanding along the energy value chain, with new VLCC berths and increased Anchorage positions at the Port of Fujairah, as well as refining and petrochemical facilities.

Onshore storage capacity has increased twenty fold in the past two decades, with an expected increase to 14 million tonnes by 2020. Plans for a 200,000 barrels-per-day refining complex and mooring facilities, will allow ships carrying LNG to transfer cargo from ship to ship.

The $3.3 billion, 380 kilometer Habshan-Fujairah crude pipeline, allowing Abu Dhabi to export crude oil directly from Fujairah, has the capacity to move up to 1.8 million bpd of Abu Dhabi’s daily 3 million bpd output. The pipeline and port was designed to increase UAE’s energy security and access to export markets.

A strategic position with strategic facilities, Fujairah continues to grow its services to meet the industry’s needs for bunkering, oil storage, refining and export of crude and oil product supplies.

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Host Hotel

Nestled between the Hajjar Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Al Diar Siji Hotel offers a mesmerizing panoramic Arabian view from the window of its 89 luxurious rooms and suites. Combining modern facilities at the hotel and Arabic traditional hospitality from our dedicated staff, this hotel is known as the best business and leisure hotels among the five star luxury hotels in Fujairah.

Al Diar Siji Hotel is located at the heart of the city which is within the proximity of the business and commercial hubs. It is just 3-minutes walk to Fujairah International Airport and also just a few minutes walking distance to the major shopping malls, banks, exhibition centre and major tourist spots in Fujairah
The Executive floor is highly equipped to provide services for the discerning corporate traveler who requires special attention. Al Diar Siji Hotel’s exquisite range of dining outlets includes Siji’s signature restaurant, cafe, bar, and 24-hour in-room service. The host of recreational options that heavily pampers the business guests includes gymnasium, sauna cabins, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, bowling alley, women’s beauty salon and men’s hair salon.

‘Experience Fujairah’s dining and stay genuine hospitality at Al Diar Siji Hotel.’

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Press Release


An eminent panel of over 40 speakers will be addressing the 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum, to be held from 27-29 March 2017 in Fujairah, UAE. Through presentations and roundtable discussions, leading oil and bunker producers, traders, oil majors, terminal operators, refiners, banks, shipowners & classification societies will be sharing their views, analysis and insights on the global bunker and fuel oil market developments, and trends and challenges of the industry. Read more…

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