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
THE BIGGEST & BEST ATTENDED BUNKERING EVENT IN THE GULF/MIDDLE EAST
Official Opening & FUJCON Inauguration
With the Presence of
HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi
Opening Remarks & Welcome Address
Mr Mohammed Obaid Bin Majid Al Aleeli
Director General, Fujairah Department of Industry & Economy, Government of Fujairah & Board Member, National Bank of Fujairah
Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi
Chairman of the FUJCON Steering Committee
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki
Chairman of FGE
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. Since 2009, a member of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME) Board of Directors. 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.
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
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
National Oil Companies
Oil Storage/Terminal Companies
Banks & Professional Advisors
Fuel Oil/Bunker Traders
The FUJCON Experience
Your arrangements for FUJCON were superb and I am not surprised at all by the success of the event. FUJCON has become the leading bunkering forum in the region and will gain more momentum in the coming years due to the growing role of Fujairah as a regional bunkering hub. But no one doubts that it is the ingenuity, energy and dedication of the Conference Connection Team that is the real drive behind the FUJCON success
- Dr Ali Al Yabhouni
Wish to take this opportunity to thank you all very much for your hard work and valuable outcome.The quality of the subjects, lectures and attendance were very respectful and informative
- Dr Salem Khalil
I found the conference probably the best organised I have ever attended in the UAE, and it was fun to meet so many new people.The clincher for me was the speedy and well-presented availability of conference presentations on the special website, username and password availability in the pre-conference information binder and the esprit de corps of those attending, who made it feel like an annual family reunion!
It was a very well-produced and attended event. I learned a great deal and I thought the evening dinner was particularly well organised too. Many thanks for having me there to speak for Platts. I hope it served its purpose and we would gladly speak at this even again in the future
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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.