13 Mar 2014
A new concept in bunker industry events - The Business Exchange - will take place in Houston, USA on March 9-11, combining unique networking opportunities with high-quality content seminars and debates.
This effective and time efficient forum brings buyers and suppliers together to forge and strengthen profitable relationships through informative seminar sessions, one-to-one appointments and informal networking events.
Following an opening reception in the evening on Tuesday, March 9, there will be two mornings of seminars followed by networking appointments.
Seminar presentations on Wednesday include analysts looking at future trends, a presentation on the legal aspects of contact disputes, and operational issues.
On Thursday, the event hosts a panel debate and open discussion involving top industry experts on bunker fuel quality, a subject that is particularly relevant at a time when ISO 8217, the international marine fuel standard, is undergoing a major review.
Another hot topic is the subject for the final seminar on Thursday, March 11, namely flow metering technology and its relevance for quantity measurement during bunker deliveries.
In terms of business deals, as a bunker industry player whether on the buying or supply/trading side, which of the following has been the best source of contacts for new delivery contracts or new deals for you?