0800 - 0915 Registration & welcome coffee

Greensteam0830 - 0900 - Lower emissions, save fuel and operate more efficiently using machine learning - Breakfast Briefing
Hosted by Greensteam (optional attendance)

0915 – Opening Address from Chairman
Arvind Sharma, Chairman of Joint Branch of RINA & IMarEST

0930 – Utilising Performance data to owner/operators advantage

Rajat Saxena, Manager - Performance and Efficiency, Epic Gas

1000 – Operational and techncial efficiencies in Container Shipping

Krishna Menon, Voyage Execution Team Manager, Maersk

1030 – Topic to be confirmed

Kapil Berry, Head of Regulations and Compliance, BW-Group

1100 – Networking break

1130 – Propulsion Performance using propeller thrust and virtual speedlog

Daniëlle Tap, Area Sales Manager, VAF instruments

1200 – Sustainable shipping- Operating towards 2020 and beyond

Elfian Harun, Environmental Manager and Assistant Regional Manager, Intertanko


1230 – What is the best way we can improve vessel performance with digital technology

Panellist from C-MAP to be confirmed

1300 – Lunch

1400 – Digitalisation in Shipping – Industry Best Practice

Mohd Sharin Bin Osman, Regional Head of Maritime Advisory, DNV GL

1430 – Topic to be confirmed

Rajiv Malhotra, Technical Manager, Thome

1500 – Topic to be confirmed

Speaker to be confirmed from MMG


1530 – What technologies will help us move forward with vessel optimisation

Panellists to be confirmed

1600 – Closing Remarks & Networking Drinks Reception


Gold Sponsors

VAF Instruments

Bronze Sponsor and Breakfast Briefing Host

Bronze Sponsors


Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
392 Havelock Road
Singapore, 169663

>> website

Overlooking the historic Singapore River, the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is a premier conference located near Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay. It is also close to the Central Business District and the Marina Bay Financial Centre

Nearest Bus Stop



  • Walking 2 mins from bus stop B06129

  • Buses available: 75, 970, NR5, 195B, 5, 16, 175 and 195

Nearest MRT Station

  • Outram Park MRT (EW16 / NE3)




The room rate will be:

S$220.00++ per room per night (with single breakfast and internet).
Additional person breakfast is chargeable at $25++ per person per day.

Please see below the link to book the guest rooms: https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/campaigns/asia/grand-copthorne-waterfront/digital-ship-events/

Do note that cut off date for booking is on 23rd September. Any room booked after this date is subject to availability and rate may differ.

Contact at hotel:
Wynn Ong
, Events Services Executive
D +65 6233 1312 | M +65 9006 2347



Alternative Accomodation

We look forward to seeing you at Vessel Performance Optimisation on 9th October in Singapore.. We have put together a unique HotelMap that shows our hotel deals at nearby hotels.


Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Jessica Heili, our dedicated concierge. If you email Jessica with your requirements, phone number and quoting Special Reference Code M62KK to Jessica_Heili@HotelMap.com she will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.


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Sponsorship and Exhibitions Opportunities

Are you looking to increase your market share, launch new products and services, raise brand awareness, meet new and existing clients. Partnering with the VPO Forums offer you an excellent platform to engage with the industries key decision makers. To download the sponsorship pack click here or contact:
Paul Skinner / paul@vpoglobal.com / +44 (0) 7388 187968



Gold sponsor

 VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems. Since 1938, VAF Instruments has gained a worldwide reputation as a specialist in developing and manufacturing measurement and control systems for the maritime and process industry. With more than 70 agents around the globe, VAF Instruments has a worldwide network.  Our mission is to develop innovative and accurate measurement systems to maximize efficiency, improve operational excellence and reduce the environmental impact of these operations.

Innovations such asIVY®, VAF Instruments' software solution for Propulsion Performance Management, will provide you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® enriches big data, for powerful analysis, fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and KPIs. All this information is displayed on an easily-accessible dashboard either on an office desktop, mobile laptop, tablet or any other device. IVY® can be combined with various sensors on board, including TT-Sense® for thrust and torquemeasurement, ViscoSense®3D for viscosity, density and mass flow measurement and the highly accurate PT2 Flowmeters. VAF Instruments' Propulsion Performance Management system IVY®, brings Big Data back to the essence.

Gold sponsor

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 15,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Gold sponsor

Ship propellers from MMG have been setting the benchmark for decades in terms of design, size, quality and efficiency. The key to our success are propellers that perfectly match the vessel, its engine and the purpose of the ship.

As fuel prices are increasing, ship owners are revising their requirements. The trend towards slow steaming has made propeller efficiency a top priority. Our new label »Efficiency by MMG« is reserved for propellers of the latest generation that offer not only powerful propulsion but help to conserve valuable raw materials, minimise CO2 emissions and reduce operating costs. With »Efficiency by MMG«, we respond to the ever more stringent environmental and fuel efficiency requirements for maritime vessels.

MMG is setting new standards in the field of high-efficiency propeller drives with the innovative “5D Propulsion” concept. By using five innovative digital technologies we guarantee design quality and production accuracy that are unique worldwide.

Our objective: Making transport by sea as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible – now and in the future. All our activities – from the design department and the production floor to the sales office – are dedicated to this challenge.
>> MMG The Propeller

Bronze Sponsor

C-MAP is a world-leading provider of commercial marine charting solutions, onboard and cloud-based software solutions for shore-side and ship side fleet management and route optimization. C-MAP offers the world’s largest marine navigation digital chart database and recently made significant investments in new products to power a new smart shipping era and empower our customers to make smarter ‘back-of-bridge’ and operational decisions.

C-MAP Integrated Maritime Suite is a unified tool for combining powerful yet simple one-click route optimization and weather that now includes C-MAP NauticalManager - so you can order and update electronic charts automatically and export them to your Simrad ECDIS system - all seamlessly integrated with C-MAP’s shoreside fleet management tools.
>> C-MAP

Bronze Sponsor and Breakfast Briefing Host

GreenSteam is a marine data intelligence company specializing in improving vessel efficiency through machine learning. GreenSteam implements solutions on vessels of all types.

Founded in 2007, GreenSteam is located in Denmark, United Kingdom and Poland, and currently employs more than 35 people.

GreenSteam is majority owned by BP/Castrol.


Supporting Organisations

Media Partners


VPO Forum Singapore will provide an opportunity for some of the industry’s leading technology experts and business heads to explore, discuss and debate the on-going role of IT and communications in the shipping industry and help to solve the technology, leadership and business challenges ahead.

In addition to the plenary sessions, open forum Q&A and panel sessions, VPO Forum Singapore will offer exciting networking opportunities which will allow you to continue your valuable discussions with fellow delegates and speakers, reconnect with peers and meet new players in the industry.


Interactive Web-App:

Our interactive Web-App will be available to all participants at the conference facilitating direct interaction with speakers and the audience during the course of the event.  The Web-App also features the Agenda, all Speaker and Panellist photographs and biographies, the floorplan for the exhibition, sponsor and exhibitor contact information and the facility to partake in Q&A sessions anonymously, as well as leave feedback for the organisers.  Bring your own device on the day and the log-in instructions will be shared on site.

Refreshment Breaks

Refreshment breaks
(welcome, morning and afternoon):

a chance to share ideas and connect with colleagues and friends over a cup of tea or coffee.



an opportunity to mingle with our exhibitors and learn more about their technologies, or continue discussions with our speakers

Drinks Reception

Drinks reception:

a relaxed gathering at the end of the day, a chance to reflect on the day’s proceedings.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register?
Please click here to register online, or contact Paul Skinner on +44 (0) 7388 187968

How do I pay?
You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or credit card upon receipt of your invoice.  Details are provided on the invoice.  Please note that payment will be required before the start of the event.  Invoicing enquiries can be sent to margarita@thedigitalship.com

What is included?
Your delegate ticket entitles you to access to the conference, all refreshment breaks, lunches and the evening reception at the event venue. Accommodation and travel are not included.

Dietary requirements
If you have any special dietary requirements please contact jo@thedigitalship.com and we will happily arrange appropriate food for you.

Cancellation Refund & Substitutions

  • 4 weeks plus = 100%

  • 3 weeks plus = 75%

  • 2 weeks plus = 50%

  • Less than 2 weeks = no refund

Cancellations must be received in writing only. Substitutions are welcome at any time free of charge.

Please contact us in advance to make the change, or inform us upon arrival at the venue.

Event updates
For reasons beyond the control of Digital Ship, it may be necessary to alter the content, the speakers and/or the timing of the sessions.  Please check the website regularly for the latest information.

Any major changes such as change of date or venue will be communicated to all registered delegates.


Venue Information
Please click here for information on how to find the venue.

Badge collection
When you arrive at the venue please collect your badge from the registration desk.  Your badge must be worn at all times.

There will be welcome beverages served in the exhibition area.

There will be no printed handouts at this event, please Bring Your Own Device in order to access the agenda and other event information via this website.

The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.

Dress code
Business attire is required at all times.


Leaving feedback
We’re always glad to receive feedback about our events.  You can either speak to staff onsite or email lyndell@thedigitalship.com

Accessing presentations
The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.


Conference Producer
Ben Heather

E: ben@thedigitalship.com
T: +44 208 207 017 3413

Sponsorship Manager
Paul Skinner
E: paul@vpoglobal.com
T: +44 (0) 7388 187968

Media & Marketing
Lyndell Cooks
E: lyndell@thedigitalship.com
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 3409