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IBIA Africa Bunker and Shipping Conference

Paving the way for sustainable growth in Africa's maritime industry.

September 7, 2023

IBIA Africa Bunker and Shipping Conference in Accra brings together key leaders and delivers government insights, with speakers including Honourable Matthew Opoku Prempeh and Dr Harry T Conway, addressing the theme of shaping a sustainable future for Africa’s maritime industry.

As you read this article, we will be in Accra, Ghana. The IBIA Africa Bunker and Shipping Conference is in full swing, uniting key leaders and stakeholders in Africa’s maritime industry. The conference, being held from 5 – 7 September 2023, is a milestone event that showcases the immense growth potential of Africa’s maritime sector.

We are truly grateful for the unwavering support of our gold sponsors, AMSOL Ghana, Ghana Oil (GOIL), Dan Bunkering, and AI Energy Group, whose commitment to sustainability aligns perfectly with IBIA and our conference’s vision. Their invaluable contribution plays a crucial role in driving growth and promoting sustainable practices in Africa’s bunkering space.

The presence of Honourable Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy of Ghana, as our keynote speaker brings immense honour to the conference.

As we navigate the dynamic landscape of the energy and shipping sectors, the minister’s insights will undoubtedly shape a sustainable future for Africa’s maritime industry.

Joining us as our esteemed guest speaker, Dr Harry T Conway, Chair of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), brings his expertise to the forefront. His recent involvement in chairing the MEPC 80 Committee meeting, where the IMO’s Revised GHG Strategy was adopted, sets a momentous tone for our conference.

With an ambitious goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping by or around 2050, Dr Conway’s insights will be invaluable in addressing sustainability challenges and driving Africa’s bunkering and shipping sectors towards a greener future.

Throughout the conference, participants are delving into a diverse array of discussions, exploring specialised topics such as the physical supply chain, financing the marine industry, future fuels in bunkering, bunker quality and quantity, and regulatory issues. This platform fosters interaction with industry experts, expands professional networks, and offers deeper insights into the latest developments and challenges in the bunker and shipping sectors.

The IBIA Africa Bunker and Shipping Conference embrace the insights and collaboration from government and international maritime organisations. Together, we are paving the way for sustainable growth and development in Africa’s maritime industry. Africa’s pivotal role in the global maritime landscape is a defining factor, and this conference will be instrumental in shaping the future of the bunker and shipping industries on the continent.

As the Regional Manager of Africa, I take immense pride in being part of this transformative event. We extend a warm invitation to all stakeholders in the bunker, energy, and shipping sectors for supporting the IBIA Africa Bunker and Shipping Conference in Accra. Together, we can build a sustainable and prosperous future for Africa’s maritime industry.

Should any of our members wish to engage further regarding the above, you are encouraged to contact me directly. If you would like to engage with the IBIA Africa team, or become a member of IBIA, explore opportunities to be a speaker, sponsor or find out more about our local activities, engagements and events, please contact me.

Tahra Sergeant

Regional Manager: Africa; Global Marketing and Events

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