This February, the Schulte Group hosted an event called ‘Bernhard Schulte Shipping Day’ at the Kerry Hotel in Shanghai.
The successful half-day seminar was comprised of presentations on relevant industry topics for owners. The event attracted 170 participants, including customers and business partners of the Schulte Group, such as COSCO Shipping, SUMEC, Sinosure Liaoning, Changhang International, Xin Yuan Enterprises Group, IMC Group, Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard as well as the Vice President of China Merchant Shipping and financial institutions.
Further, the event was attended by Ian Beveridge, Schulte Group CEO, Tobias Pinker, Bernhard Schulte (BS) CFO, Sebastian von Hardenberg, BSM CFO, David Furnival, BSM COO, as well as senior members of BS, BS Offshore, the Cruise Division, BSM India, BSM China and Schulte Marine Concept.
The event was addressed by Ian who welcomed all participants on behalf of the Schulte Group. A speech followed by guest speakers from the Shanghai Regional Ports Management Committee, Export-Import Bank of China, China State Shipbuilding Corporation and Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre – Asia.
Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director of BSM India, held an informative presentation on shipbuilding and operational challenges; Sankar Ragavan, Schulte Group CDO, presented new digitalisation trends in shipping; David Furnival, introduced current BS projects in LNG Bunkering; and Martin Springer, Deputy Managing Director of Bernhard Schulte Cruise Services, gave an overview on cruise ship operations and opportunities.
The presentations concluded with a panel discussion, where key representatives from financial institutions, such as the Bank of China and the Shipping Finance Centre, discussed about the role of the financial owner in the shipping industry.
At the end of the seminar all participants had the opportunity to network over a cocktail and dinner session.