Events & Conferences


6th Annual Conference on Outlook for Bunkering & Marine Lubricants

December 2016

Josephine Goh, Senior Sales Manager, AMEA at VPS will explain why there is a need for proper handling of fuels

Singapore International Bunkering Conference (SIBCON 2016)

4-7 October 2016

At the 19th SIBCON, Capt Rahul Choudhuri will address fuel quality issues and impact at the marine fuel conference

Posidonia 2016, Athens, Greece

6 - 10 June 2016

Besides welcoming visitors to its distinctive stand during the Posidonia exhibition, VPS also held a successful seminar with a presentation on "Managing Fuel Quality Issues & Challenges" by Malcolm Cooper, Group Technical & Business Development Director on 7 June 2016.

Maritime Week Americas, Miami-Fort Lauderdale

25 May 2016

VPS, as the market leader in fuel testing and inspection, hosted the delegates of MWA to a networking lunch on 25 May.

7th European Bunker Fuels Conference, Rotterdam

24-25 May 2016

At the conference, Dr Malcolm Cooper, Group Technical & Business Director, VPS, will explain bunker fuel contamination and its consequences, and why it is so important to be proactive in tracking fuel contamination

Vietnam Shipowner's Association Seminar

14 April 2016

VPS' Senior Sales Manager, AMEA Abdul Ghani and Technical Manager, AMEA, Harun Rashid will explain the key role proper handling of fuel quality plays in managing a vessel's operational cost.

Shipping 2016 by the Connecticut Maritime Association

21-23 March 2016

On 23 March, together with DNV GL, Michael McNamara, MD Americas, VPS, highlighted the current capabilities of fleet performance management and how incorporating actual fuel quality trends and benchmarking can help drive better business decisions.

IBIA Bunkering Forum, Asia Pacific Maritime 2016

17 March 2016

At the IBIA Bunkering Forum held as part of the Asia Pacific Maritime conference, Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, MD, AMEA at Veritas Petroleum Services, touched on the fuel challenges that lie ahead for the shipping industry.

Middle East Bunkering Convention, Dubai

16-17 March 2016

On 16 March, Thomas Tampi, Station Manager, UAE, VPS, drew on his vast technical experience and knowledge to help the conference delegates understand the fuel management challenges for the future


5th Annual Conference on Outlook for Bunkering & Marine Lubricants in India, Mumbai

5 December 2015

Josephine Goh, Senior Sales Manager, AMEA, at VPS, addressed the "Key Challenges in Fuel Quality Management".

Mediterranean Bunker Fuel, Barcelona

25-26 November 2015

On 25 November, Ferry van Eykel, Customer Service Manager, Europe, VPS, shared challenges of the 2015 Emission Control Area (ECA) experience from a fuel testing provider's perspective.

CrewConnect Global 2015: Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference & Exhibition

12-13 November 2015

Abdul Ghani Bin Mohamad, Senior Sales Manager AMEA, VPS, provided useful tips on how to detect "Tricks of the Trade" for bunkering and expert advice on how to enhance fuel management practices for better quality and quantity control of bunker fuel

World Shipping Summit 2015, Guangzhou, China

5-6 November 2015

Harun Rashid, Technical Manager at VPS offered solutions for "Post ECA Fuel Management Challenges" and an overview of China fuel quality at this important shipping conference.

IBIA Convention 2015, Cancun, Mexico

3-5 November 2015

On 4 November, Capt. Rahul Choudhuri, MD, Asia, Middle East & Africa at VPS looked quality issues related to the bunkering industry and present his views on how to overcome these "Key Challenges in Fuel Quality Management".

Aracon 2015, Rotterdam

15-16 October 2015

Ferry van Eykel, Customer Service Manager, Europe, VPS, provided an update on the quality of ECA compliant fuels at the conference.

Asian Marine Engineering Conference, Singapore

14-15 October 2015

On day one of this key conference for marine engineers, VPS Technical Manager Md Harun Ar Rashid shared his industry experience and insights into fuels, their future trends and the implications for ship operators.

IBIA Regional Forum - Mauritius: A Bunker Hub: Driving the Ocean Economy

12-15 October 2015

Abdul Ghani bin Mohd, Senior Sales Manager, AMEA, at VPS, explained bunkering operations and advise on how to handle technical issues at this important forum supported by the Mauritius government,.

4th Annual Offshore Vessels Middle East, Dubai, UAE

14-15 September 2015

Thomas Tampi, Station Manager at VPS explained "The Changing Face of Distillates" on Day 2 of the conference.

Bunkering with New Fuels - Building on strong foundations, IBIA Forum for London International Shipping Week

09 September 2015

VPS Customer Service Manager Bjorn Olav shared the latest information and our market leading knowledge and experience with hybrid (ECA compliant) fuels at IBIA's forum entitled: 'Bunkering with new fuels - Building on strong foundations' as part of London International Shipping Week.

Maritime Week Americas, Cartagena, Colombia

1-5 June 2015

Michael McNamara, Managing Director, Americas, VPS, gave a keynote address about "the big picture" during the opening session of Maritime Week Americas 2015, one of the biggest bunkering event in the Americas.

The 36th International Bunker Conference, Oslo

22-24 April 2015

On 23 April, Bjorn Olav Odland, Customer Service Manager at VPS, shared the trends and feedback on the 0.10% sulphur implementation in the ECAs.


Singapore International Bunkering Conference & Exhibition 2014 (SIBCON)

14-17 October 2014

On 15 October, VPS Group Technical Director Charlotte Rojgaard moderated a panel discussion on the "Future Trends in Fuel Quality" in addition to providing insights into the quality of bunker fuel in the near term.

RESCON 2014, Dubai, UAE

28 September to 1 October 2014

On 30 Sep, Thomas Tampi, Station Manager Fujairah, Veritas Petroleum Services, explained the ''Challenges in the Use of Distillate Fuel'' at the Conference. Participants learned about international standards of fuel specification, how to create fuel parameters and accurate testing of fuels and sample testing strategies.

The 35th International Bunker Conference (IBC) in Copenhagen, Denmark

2-4 April 2014

Charlotte Rojgaard, our Group Technical Director, made a successful presentation on ''Potential gas oil challenges'' during the IBC Conference in April 2014. She evaluated the impact of an increased demand on quality and provided a technical focus on the related issues.


Greener Shipping Summit

12 November 2013

Bill Stamatopoulos, Regional Manager Europe, DNV Petroleum Services, shared his views on emerging quality issues with distillate fuels at the prestigious Greener Shipping Summit 2013 held in November.

Future Marine Fuels & Lubes Conference

30 to 31 October 2013

At the Future Marine Fuels & Lubes Conference, Bill Stamatopoulos, Regional Manager Europe, DNV Petroleum Services, was among the distinguished panelists discussing whether European refineries would meet demand for 0.1 per cent fuel; whether distillates are 'problem free'; and whether the economic switch to distillates was well understood.

Fuel Testing Masterclass on how to "Mitigate Risk in the Bunker Market" in the Red Sea and Gulf Conference

23 to 25 September 2013

Thomas Tampi, our Technical Manager, VPS Fujairah, conducted a Fuel Testing Masterclass on how to "Mitigate Risk in the Bunker Market" in the upcoming recent Red Sea and Gulf Conference.