Gibraltar to host major bunkering convention

The Bay of Gibraltar.

THIS year’s International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) annual convention will take place in Gibraltar on November 9 and 10 and with bunkering such a useful addition to the economy of Gibraltar it is appropriate that the 2016 convention should be held in Gibraltar and on board the Sunborn Hotel. 

The event will feature a first class two day IBIA Conference and Exhibition preceded by a number of professional training courses supported by the Gibraltar Port Operators’ Association and its members. About 150 delegates will be treated to a session at the cruise terminal where bunkering vessels will be made available by local suppliers, offering delegates the unique opportunity to see these vessels close up. 

The event will bring together global bunker suppliers and traders, ship managers, shipowners, lawyers, maritime services providers, and members of the Gibraltar Port Authority. It will offer a strong panel of bunkering experts who will answer questions from delegates on a wide range of subjects, including legal, technical, operational, environmental and commercial aspects.

Robin Meech, Chairman of IBIA said “Our decision to hold the annual convention in Gibraltar follows our successful event there in 2015, and with the support and partnership of the Gibraltar Port Authority, HM Government of Gibraltar and local participants in the bunker industry, we believe that this will be an even more successful and productive convention than last year.”

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