Thought Leadership Conference

​Singapore Maritime Week 2024 -

SMU Maritime Thought Leadership Conference

17th April, Wednesday 2.30PM to 7.00PM


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SMW 2024





The Great Integration – a Digital Perspective on the Future Maritime Ecosystem



The conference aims to delve into the profound transformations awaiting the global maritime ecosystem in the digital age. Two perspectives will be highlighted: The institutional integration between public and private actors driven by digitalisation and the technological integration driven by new software and hardware solutions for the transformational relations between land- and sea-based activities.



2.30 PM

Welcome Address by Professor Marcus Ang, Academic Director and Track Coordinator, International Trading Institute

2.35 PM

Introduction to the session and the framework of "The Great Integration - A Digital Perspective on the Future Maritime Ecosystem" by MPA Professor Martin Jes Iversen

2.45 PM

Maersk Vision for Maritime Ecosystem by 2030 by Ms Jesselynn Lai, Head of Public Affairs, Southeast Asia and Oceania, A.P. Moller - Maersk

3.00 PM

Perspective 1: Institutional Integration - The Future of Maritime Regulation

  • The Danish Perspective by Mr Andreas Nordseth, Director General, Danish Maritime Authority
  • The Singapore Perspective by Mr Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry & Transformation), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

3.40 PM

Panel Debate and Q&A: The Future of Maritime Regulation

Moderator: Martin Jes Iversen

Panelist: Jesselynn Lai, Andreas Nordseth, Kenneth Lim

4.00 PM

Tea Break

4.20 PM

Perspective 2: Technological Integration, Sustainability & Digitalisation - The Future of Sea-Shore Relations

  • The connected systems - Challenges & Opportunities by Mr Sanjeev Namath, Chief Partnership Officer, Zero North
  • Piloting "Pay-As-You-Save" business model to scale maritime decarbonisation by Dr Sanjay Kuttan, Chief Technology Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
  • The connected vessel by Mr Ralph Juhl, Executive Vice President, Technical, Hafnia
  • Sustainable Shipping and Ports: Challenging the Status Quo by Professor Henrik Sornn-Friese, Associate Prof in Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

5.40 PM

Panel Debate and Q&A: What constitutes a sustainable maritime ecosystem of the future?

Moderator: Martin Jes Iversen

Panelist: Sanjeev Namath, Sanjay Kuttan, Ralph Juhl, Henrik Sornn-Friese

6.00 PM

Networking Reception

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