Vessel performance & optimisation drivers discussed in Copenhagen on 15 November #vpocopenhagen

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From the producers of Digital Ship comes an exciting new platform for ship operators, owners and managers to meet and discuss how the industry can improve operational efficiency.
The VPO Copenhagen Forum will focus on a tactical approach to vessel performance – with practical discussion, and an overall holistic approach to ship operations. We will look at the future of integrated whole ship operations, and consider the impact of ship efficiency on ship shore operations.

Confirmed speakers include:
Ben van Scherpenzeel, Director Nautical Developments, Policy and Plans, Port of Rotterdam, project leader International Harbour Masters’ Association, European Harbour Masters’ Committee.
Dmitriy Ivanov, Managing Director, Marine Systems & Solutions
Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Line
Dr. Lilach Goren, Research Associate, Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design, ZHAW, Zurich University of

Applied Sciences
Erik van Ballegooijen, Technical Consultant Hydrodynamics, R&D Team Coordinator, VAF Instruments
Helge Bartels, Managing Director, E.R. Schiffahrt
Jacob H. Thygesen, CEO, OSK Group
Jakob Buus Petersen, Co-Founder and Director, Vessel Performance Solutions
Jenny Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime
Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO
Jesper S. Jensen, Head of Technical Division, TORM
Jörn Springer, Senior Director Fleet Support Center, Hapag-Lloyd
Kjartan Ross, Head of Retrofit & Upgrade, Propeller & Aft Ship, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Chairman Steering
Committee, BlueINNOship, Chairman Steering Committee Green Ship of the Future
Mogens Schrøder Bech, Director, Maritime R&D, Danish Maritime Authority
Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Master Mariner & Naval Architect, StormGeo
Søren Hattel, Team Leader Hydro and Aerodynamics, FORCE Technology
Søren Vinther Hansen, Assistant Director, Vessels Performance, Operational & Environmental Performance, ABS
Sverre Patursson Vange, Head of Performance Management, J. Lauritzen A/S
Tom Erling Hansen, VP Sales North Europe, Marlink – Maritime
Through 2 clearly defined plenary sessions, interactive roundtable discussion groups, and informative question and answer panel sessions, we will focus on practical methods and will bring together representatives to discuss the barriers in the industry that are hindering operational excellence.

Session 1: Ship Planning and Design for Optimal Efficiency
Session 2: Fleet Performance Management

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