Lloyd's Register Maritime Transformation Forum

26 April 2023 - Singapore

On the occasion of Singapore Maritime Week 2023, Lloyd's Register brings together industry leaders sharing their experience of rising to the challenges of energy transition, from evolving their fleet to embracing digital transformation.

Forum details

Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Time: 09.00-13.00 (including networking lunch)
Location: Sands Expo & Convention Centre Singapore - Begonia Main Ballroom 3101AB – 3102

Forum agenda

09.00 -09.30

Arrival - registration

09.30 - 09.40

Welcome & opening address

  Nick Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd's Register
09.40 - 10.40

Session 1:  Maritime Energy Transition – Risks and opportunities for the world’s fleet

  The scale of the impact of maritime’s energy transition on the existing world fleet is becoming increasingly apparent. Inevitably, the future holds some difficult decisions for ship owners with respect to how they maintain fleet compliance as carbon intensity regulations and a price on carbon becomes enforceable. In this discussion, we will look at the options on the path ahead, and what steps ship owners are taking now to build resilience and optionality into their fleets.
  Keynote address: Introduction to the Zero Ready Framework 
Natassa Kouvertari, Project Manager, Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, Lloyd's Register

Panel discussion focusing on the risk and opportunities around the rising retrofit requirements 
Moderator: James Forsdyke, Client Marketing Director, Lloyd’s Register


  • Claus Jensen, Director of Technical Management, Eagle Bulk Shipping
  • Captain John Baptist, Global Director, VLCC, Product Chemical Shipping, AET Tankers (MISC Group) 
  • Chung Hun Goh, General Manager, Fleet, Pacific International Lines
  • Jerry Chen, Technical Director, ContiOcean Group 
  • Natassa Kouvertari, Project Manager, Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, Lloyd’s Register
10.40 - 11.00


11.00 - 12.00

Session 2: Digital transformation and innovation in Maritime


Investment in maritime innovation is at record levels driven by the need to meet sustainability goals.  This session looks at innovation investment in maritime and how ship owners and operators along with ports are using and embracing innovative digital and autonomy solutions to reduce GHG emissions and overcome the challenges associated with digital transformation. 

  Keynote address:  Innovation in Maritime  
Chakib Abi Saab, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Lloyd’s Register 

Panel discussion focusing on innovation in maritime
Moderator: Mark Warner, Strategic Content & Partnership Director, Lloyd’s Register


  • Yi Han Ng, Director Innovation, Technology & Talent Development, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
  • Michael Pomerleau, Co-Founder, Motion Ventures 
  • Ben Palmer, President, Inmarsat Maritime  
  • Dipali Dilip Kuchekar, Autonomous Systems Manager, Lloyd’s Register
  • Dhritiman Hui, EPS Ventures
12.00 - 12.05 Closing remarks
  Richard De Vries, South Asia Middle East & Africa Area Manager,  Lloyd’s Register
12.05-13.00 Networking lunch


For more information, please contact rachel.yeo@lr.org