Meet our speakers!

Ambassador Kesavapany

Senior Advisor – World Maritime Heritage Society

Ms Chang Yueh Siang

Asst. Director at the Singapore Bicentennial Office

Mr Andy Chin

Manager of Ascendaz Consultants Pte Ltd

Mr Jeyathurai Ayadurai

Managing Director of Journeys Tours & Travel Services, Director of. Singapore History Consultants Pte Ltd

Mr David Barrow

VP Marine & Offshore, South Asia

Mr Arthur Nwabufo

International Relations and Wellness of World Maritime Heritage Society

Dr. Shelley Wachsmann

Texas A&M University, Meadows Professor of Biblical Archaeology

Dr Janil Puthucheary

Senior Minister of StaSenior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport

Kitack Lim

Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization

Esben Poulsson

Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping
Executive Chairman of ENESEL Pte Ltd

Carleen Lyden Walker

Co-Founder and Executive Director at North American Marine Environment
Protection Association (NAMEPA) Founder Consortium for International Maritime Heritage

Dr Koji Sekimizu

Secretary-General Emeritus of the International Maritime Organization

James P. Delgado

Senior Vice President of Search Inc

Daniel J Basta

Former Director of NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program

Peter Hinchliffe

Former Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

James Honeyborne

Creator and Executive Producer, Blue Planet II

Frederick J Kenny, Jr.

Director Legal Affairs & External Relations, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Captain Frederick James Francis

Hon Professor, Master Mariner, LLM (UK)

Capt Albert Teo

Special Envoy to South East Asia Busega District Council

Kelly Timmins

Senior Manager, Conservation & Education, Resorts World Sentosa

Ole Varmer

Attorney-Advisor International Section Office of the General Counsel National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Department of Commerce

Terry Garcia

CEO of Exploration Ventures

Timothy J. Runyan

Professor of Maritime Studies, Faculty Fellow in the Honors College at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Dr. Kevin Fewster

Director, Royal Museums Greenwich President of the International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM) 1996-99, 2013-15

Paul Holthus

President and CEO of the World Ocean Council

Akifumi Iwabuchi

Professor at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Peter Thomson

UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean

You Zefeng

Director of Ninghai Maritime Museum

Richard Wesley

Director, Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Kevin Sumption

Director & CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum

Dr Sanjay Chittarajan Kuttan

Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Institute

Laura Boon

Public Curator: Contemporary Maritime

Elizabeth Su

Director, Griffin Global Alliance

Elaina Olivia Chong

Chief Executive Officer Real Kaiten Group of Companies

S M Daud Hassan

Director, International Centre for Ocean Governance (ICOG), Western Sydney University

Mr Yap Koon Hong

Senior Researcher, Singapore Bicentennial Office

Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria

Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India Maritime DNV GL

Captain Anuj P Velankar

Senior Loss Prevention Advisor, UK P&I

Captain James K S Lim

Owner and Director of JJAANA Services

Dr John N Miksic

Professor in the Southeast Asian Studies Department, National University of Singapore

Ajay Chitnis

Vice President of the Indian Maritime Foundation

Captain Mohd Salleh A Sarwan

Director, Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)

Lawrence Teh

Administrator Comitè Maritime International

Hans Van Tilburg

Maritime Heritage Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Marine Sanctuaries

Ms Noriko Miyamoto

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (or NYK Line), Managing Corporate Officer responsible for corporate communications, IR, research, and government and industrial affairs.

Mr Clement Onn

Senior Curator, Asian Export Art, Asian Civilisations Museum

Mr Andy Chin

Manager of Ascendaz Consultants Pte Ltd

Ms Caroline Yang

SSA Council Member & Marine Fuels Committee Chairman Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd

Mr Gerardo A. Borromeo

Vice-Chairman and CEO of Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.

Mr Vitalii Chaika

Honorary Secretary of Mission to Seafarers Singapore

Captain Nikolay Zorchenko

First Vice President of Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University, Russia

Piet Mast

Regional Marine Manager South Asia, Middle East and Africa at Lloyd's Register Group Services Limited