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Tank Storage Asia 2016 unveils speaker line-up

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Tank Storage Asia 2016, the leading event for the Asian tank storage industry, has unveiled its speaker line-up for 2016. The educational conference, which takes place on 27 - 28 September at The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, will see experts from companies such as Nexant, Tri-Zen, Aurecon and Peaker Energy share insight into the sector’s critical issues at both a local level and on a global scale.

Clive Gibson, Vice President, Asia Energy & Chemicals at Nexant, will take a regional outlook, focusing on the key drivers for storage demand in Asia crude oil, and looking at the petrochemical trends in the region.

Maintaining the regional emphasis will be Danial Mah, CEO of Labuan International Business and Financial Centre, who will present ‘Malaysia as Asia’s Trading Hub’. He will examine why Malaysia is perfectly suited for oil and gas trading, whilst also looking at the incentives for oil commodities traders in the area.

Continuing with this theme will be Moe Merican, Lead Consultant at Tri-Zen, who will talk about Asia’s oil and gas storage. He will explore the market’s outlook and its investment prospects. Matthew Goita, CEO of Peaker Energy will analyse the region’s shale industry and the impact of supply and demand.

China is set to be a key focus at the 2016 conference, with Ms Lili, Head of Research Team at ICIS China, taking to the stage on day one to discuss ‘China: Good or bad timing for the crude oil storage business in the world’s top crude importing country?’ Ms Lili will examine China’s trading, renting and contango; looking into its crude oil importing and storage prospects, and speaking about China’s State Petroleum Reserve Plan.

With China in mind, Xiabo Liu, General Manager at InFull Services will look at China’s storage market, explaining that what you see is not always what you get.

Many of the speakers will be taking a more industry specific focus, for example, Ignatius Hwang, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs Singapore, will look at mitigating development risks for storage terminals. Eric Ho, Representative SE Asia & Australia at API, will give a policy update, focusing specifically on standards and certifications.

Bob Gill, General Manager, Southeast Asia at Arc Advisory Group, will discuss ‘Asset Management’, whilst Trinath Sahoo, Chief Manager at Indian Oil, will be using the conference to explore the advances in storage tank sealing systems and environmental control.

Many may be wondering about the short-mid and long term effects of the current oil price environment on investment in storage. Jack van Lint, Managing Director at Nomar Investment, will analyse the impact from both a strategic and investor point of view.

As always, tank integrity continues to play an important role within the bulk liquid sector. Alan Munn, Senior Engineer at MMI Engineering will outline ten ways that tank integrity is compromised, and explain how to prevent these turning into major incidents. Following the same theme, Jonas Berge, Director, Applied Technology, at Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific, will detail how to modernise old tank farms, so that they meet all the new requirements and regulations.

Looking towards the future will be Antonio Della Pelle, Managing Director at Enerdata, who will be taking a look at the next 25 years of primary energy demand. He will forecast the energy demand, perform a deep-down analysis of the key new energy and storage requirements – gas/LNG and renewables – and explore the availability of LNG storage for spot trading purposes.

Powell concluded: “Each year we strive to improve the show, keeping it at the forefront of the latest tank storage trends and movements. With this in mind, we put particular focus into providing educational content, that is relevant on a regional, international and industry level. We really feel that this year’s conference has something for everybody. If you are involved in the bulk liquid sector, then the Tank Storage Asia conference has something for you. It is without doubt our most comprehensive programme yet.”

The Tank Storage Asia 2016 conference runs alongside a packed exhibition hall, with over 65 suppliers from across the region using the show to launch products & services into the market.

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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