The future of shipping

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Date Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time 16:30 - 18:30
Speaker(s) Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO, Klaveness
Thomas Wilhelmsen, CEO, Wilhelmsen
Jens Ismar, CEO, Western Bulk


Keynote 1: Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO Klaveness: The challenges and opportunities of a digital transformation of shipping

The world is being digitized, i.e. everything that can be automated and digitized will be exactly that. The steady advance of information and communication technology, and the ever increasing amounts of data will continue to drive unprecedented changes. In general one can claim that shipping has only started to see the changes and opportunities this entail. Looking at how other industries have been re-shaped, shipping is up for change. Kristoffersen will discuss how these forces will drive change in operations, decision making and business models in the shipping industry”
Lasse Kristoffersen is the CEO of Norwegian ship owner Torvald Klaveness, He has been worked with the company since 2007, when he came from a decade-long career in DNV. Kristoffersen holds a MSc in Naval architecture and marine engineering from NTH, Norway and executive education programs from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Keynote 2: Thomas Wilhelmsen, CEO Wilhelmsen

Thomas Wilhelmsen is the majority owner and Group CEO of Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA. Throughout his career he has held various positions in the family company. Wilhelmsen holds a Master of Arts in Business Organisation from the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, and executive education programs from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Keynote: Jens Ismar, CEO, Western Bulk

Mr. Ismar has a long and diversified background from the shipping industry. Before joining Western Bulk in September 2008, he was with BW Gas as Director for the Chartering and Operations Division. He has also been employed by Inge Steensland AS, Stemoco Shipping AS and Lorentzen & Stemoco AS. At Lorentzen & Stemoco he held the position as Managing Director. Mr Ismar has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lund University in Sweden.


Venue Felix Konferansesenter, Oslo
Bryggetorget 3
Dress Code Business Professional
Registration Deadline Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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