Supporting Organisations:

All about learning the basics and building confidence, these short introductory sessions are aimed at junior buyers and new marine purchasers, and cover a range of important procurement topics and issues. Drop in and out of the sessions you would like to attend.

***Please note that sessions on both days are the same***


Day One, Tuesday, 5th November

09:00 Registration

10:00 Marine Procurement: Introduction to the Maritime Industry and Basic Procurement Processes
If you are new to procurement and/or have recently joined the maritime industry, this session will give you a good introduction to key useful basics to help you function more effectively and more quickly. Kicking off with a useful overview on maritime and ships, the session covers some of the basic procurement processes a purchaser needs to know.
Ryan Dalgado, Procurement & Supply Chain Manager, Thome SM
The Marine Stores Guide: An Introduction to the Marine Procurement Common Language
The Marine Stores Guide helps purchasers and suppliers match and supply goods easily using a six-digit code. The session will give an introduction to the Guide, how it is being used, as well as its benefits and features. The session discusses why the MSG is the second language that a marine purchaser needs to know.
Stephen Alexander, Secretary General & COO, IMPA

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Gases and Chemicals
This is a major category spend and our specialist will guide you through the key fundamentals, introducing what they are, what they are used for, why they are critical and key tips when sourcing and buying them.
Jason Georgiou, Director & Owner, Unimarine

12:30 Lunch Break

14:00 Marine Logistics: Basic Steps, Planning, Avoiding Mistakes, Codes and DG
This session will be an introduction to marine logistics, underlining the important "dos and don'ts", as well as terminology, codes, timing and planning required to avoid costly delays.
Steven Forsberg, Global Sales Director, MarineTrans

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Spare Parts: Sourcing, Quality and Planning
Spare parts for main and auxiliary engines, as well as other technical equipment can be critical when required. In this session, we look at what a purchaser needs to consider when generating the perfect RFQ, and how to avoid generating additional costs and dealing with sourcing and accurate specifying.
Henning Brandt, Head of Marketing & Customer Care, MARES Shipping
Provisions and Frequent Items
In this session, we look at items which are frequently requested, what they are and how to consider quality and cost. There is a wide variety of items in this category that brings the purchaser in contact with the chandler; the session will also look at that relationship and advise how to manage it.
Neo Liu, Customer Center Manager, RMS Group


Day Two, Wednesday, 6th November

09:00 Registration

10:00 Marine Procurement: Introduction to the Maritime Industry and Basic Procurement Processes
If you are new to procurement and/or have recently joined the maritime industry, this session will give you a good introduction to key useful basics to help you function more effectively and more quickly. Kicking off with a useful overview on maritime and ships, the session covers some of the basic procurement processes a purchaser needs to know.
Susan Koefoed, CEO & Chair, IMPA
The Marine Stores Guide: An Introduction to the Marine Procurement Common Language
The Marine Stores Guide helps purchasers and suppliers match and supply goods easily using a six-digit code. The session will give an introduction to the Guide, how it is being used, as well as its benefits and features. The session discusses why the MSG is the second language that a marine purchaser needs to know.
Stephen Alexander, Secretary General & COO, IMPA

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Gases and Chemicals
This is a major category spend and our specialist will guide you through the key fundamentals, introducing what they are, what they are used for, why they are critical and key tips when sourcing and buying them.
Jason Georgiou, Director & Owner, Unimarine

12:30 Lunch Break

14:00 Marine Logistics: Basic Steps, Planning, Avoiding Mistakes, Codes and DG
This session will be an introduction to marine logistics, underlining the important "dos and don'ts", as well as terminology, codes, timing and planning required to avoid costly delays.
Deepak Mahtani, Marine Logistics Manager, Geodis Wilson Singapore Pte Ltd

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Spare Parts: Introduction, Typical & Critical Items, Basic Terminology and Getting Started
Spare parts for main and auxiliary engines, as well as other technical equipment can be critical when required. In this session, we look at what a purchaser needs to consider when generating the perfect RFQ, and how to avoid generating additional costs and dealing with sourcing and accurate specifying.
Henning Brandt, Head of Marketing & Customer Care, MARES Shipping
Provisions and Frequent Items
In this session, we look at items which are frequently requested, what they are and how to consider quality and cost. There is a wide variety of items in this category that brings the purchaser in contact with the chandler; the session will also look at that relationship and advise how to manage it.
Neo Liu, Customer Center Manager, RMS Group

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