IBC 2020

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New dates September 22nd to 24th 2021

IBC 2020 postponed until September 2021

Regrettably the global outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 is still affecting the world with few signs of coming to a complete halt in the near future. As a consequence, many countries have travel restrictions in place and regulations change as the Pandemic changes. It is therefore, not without a lot of soul searching and not least studying of the individual country-wise regulations, that IBC consider it would not be ethically nor practically possible to run the conference in 2020. But even though we see a trend of other conferences “going web-based”, we still truly believe in the face-to-face concept that was born with the original IBC and carried on through the next four plus decades; and for that reason we have taken the decision to postpone the 41st International Bunker Conference IBC until September 22nd to 24th 2021

The good news is that the Venue remains the same, but as the world is changing fast, the program will be adjusted to cover the most relevant topics at the time of the conference.

All bookings will be rolled over without any action from the participants and you will retain your bookings at your original 2020 prices. If for any reason you are unable to attend the conference in September 2021, you may cancel your booking and claim a refund, as per the terms of the booking.

IBC realize that this is not an ideal situation and we are also clear that our solution may, in the months to come, prove to be once again unattainable. However we believe that IBC as the original and best bunker conference needs to at least keep alive the possibility of being able once again to allow the industry to meet, greet and continue to learn in the way only IBC can offer.

22 - 24 September 2021

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The 41st. International Bunker Conference will be onboard the M/V Color Fantasy, a 5 star cruise ferry which takes us for a two days roundtrip voyage between Oslo Norway and Kiel in Germany. The price includes conference pass, cabin (accommodation), full board (all meals),  and much more. see registration for details.  

  • Boarding will be Tuesday October 13th at 12.40 hrs  
  • Disembarkation in Oslo Thursday October 15th 10.00 hrs

IBC in short

The International Bunker Conference (IBC) has become a world renowned forum for the international bunker industry. 

The previous IBCs have focused on the industry milestones and challenges presented by MARPOL Annex VI. Challenges consequences and opportunities approaching new regulations in the bunker industry.

We have passed the doorsteps of a paradigm shift in bunker fuels as we know it. Did we manage and succeed?.

IBC 2020 will summarize 2020, provide market overviews and solutions in the new regulatory regime. and ask whether the real storm is brewing in the horizon.

Don't miss the chance to obtain an update on what’s happening in the bunker industry as well as to meet old and new friends at this great networking arena.


Bob Thornton

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The International Bunker Conference are proud to announce our Guest of Honor at the 41st IBC, 

Mr. Bob Thornton.

Bob, who’s influence in shaping all sides of the bunker industry is undeniable, has been chosen as the first ever IBC Guest of Honor!

Join us to celebrate Bob and his life long contribution to the bunker industry at IBC 2020.

"Bob's first presentation to IBC was in November 1984, "Aluminum, the mythical spec" with overhead foils... Bob was the first speaker of the day and afterward the remainder of the conference was held in Norwegian! That surprised Bob and a lot of European attendees and it took a couple of years before IBC was convinced that shipping was indeed international. (Thankfully this has changed) The paper Bob gave was about the need to switch from a 30 ppm Aluminum spec to both Al+Si because the Al/Si ratio of the FCC catalyst in use at refineries worldwide varied dramatically, and although old news in 2020 , his presentation would still hold up today under close scrutiny."


Companies registered for IBC 2020 

  • AmSpec
  • Bebeka
  • Bergen Bunkers
  • Bunker One
  • Bureau Veritas Verifuel
  • Chevron
  • Color Line Marine AS
  • CYE Petrol
  • DHT Management AS
  • Exhaust Gas Cleaning Assn.
  • ExxonMobil 
  • Felix BNI

  • Glander International Bunkering
  • IBIA
  • InterTank
  • Intertek ShipCare
  • Lloyds Register
  • Mabanaft Deutschland GmbH 
  • Neste
  • Northern Energy & Supply 
  • Norwegian Hull Club   
  • Norwegian Oil Trading
  • Odfjell Tankers
  • OPIS By IHS Markit

  • Odfjell Tankers
  • OPIS By IHS Markit
  • Peninsula Petroleum
  • PGS
  • Saga Shipholding
  • Saga Welco
  • Salén Ship Management AB
  • Shell 
  • Saybolt Netherlands
  • Saybolt Sweden AB
  • SML Consultancy 
  • Solvang ASA

  • Teboil LTD
  • University of Delaware
  • Varo Energy Germany GMBH
  • Veritas Petroleum Services
  • Wärtsila
  • Wilhelm Hoyer
  • World Fuel Services

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