Due to the current global virus threat, COVID-19, the Annual International Bunker Conference IBC has been postponed from April to October 13th to 15th
This year’s International Bunker Conference (IBC), scheduled to take place aboard M/S Color Fantasy from April the 22nd to 24th, has been postponed and will be held from October the 13th to 15th 2020. The Venue remains the same, the program remains the same, and all bookings will be rolled over without any action from the participants.
We know that the excellent collection of speakers in this year’s program is the main reason many participants have signed up for the conference. Fortunately, the speakers have been very sympathetic to the situation and we are happy to announce that all speakers have been confirmed for the new dates. This means that the program will remain unchanged and we are very grateful to our speakers for their understanding.
Making the decision to postpone IBC 2020 has not been easy as we know many participants and speakers have been looking forward to IBC 2020 in April. The health and safety of our participants and contributors is, however, always our main concern. Even though neither national or international health authorities have restricted this type of events, going ahead with the conference at this time could pose a risk, and that is not a risk we are willing to take. The conference has attendees from all over the world, many of whom have travelling as a major part of their work. By postponing we avoid exposing our participants to a potential risk and inadvertently contributing to the pandemic’s spread.
The decision to postpone is made in cooperation with Color Line, who understand our point of view. Although the Color Fantasy is a very safe vessel and has implemented sanitary measures, the shipping company agree with our decision to postpone and are very much looking forward to seeing us aboard Color Fantasy in October.
The COVID-19 virus has made these difficult times for society, and many companies are unsure of what policy they should implement for their employees regarding travels and conferences. IBC therefore considers that by making the decision to postpone we are easing the burden on our participants and their companies as they don’t have to consider whether they should attend the conference or not.
We are of course very sad that the conference must be postponed but promise to use the time until October to improve the conference as much as possible. We will keep all registered participants informed by sending regular updates in the period leading up to the conference. We hope you agree that postponing the conference is the right thing to do under the current circumstances and hope to see you all for the best IBC yet in October!
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.
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, 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."