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WISTA Singapore #UnlockingAsia Conference 2018

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Hotel Fort Canning

11 Canning Walk

Singapore, 178881


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2018 will be an exciting year for WISTA Singapore as it marks the 20th year of its establishment in Singapore!

To commemorate the occasion, WISTA Singapore is hosting a one day Conference, followed by a celebratory Dinner, on 10 May 2018.

Delegates will also enjoy a Welcome Cocktail Reception on the day before the Conference, 9 May 2018, held at Flutes located at the National Museum of Singapore.

Held right in the heart of the city, both Flutes and the award-winning Hotel Fort Canning provide fitting settings to the insightful discussions that will take place throughout the event.

Confirmed speakers at the Conference include Guest of Honour Ms Tan Beng Tee, Assistant Chief Executive (Development) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Mr Eugene Khoo, Project Director (Next Generation Port Project 2030) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Ms Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International and CEO of Tototheo Maritime, and Ms Diane Edwards, WISTA International Secretary and General Manager (People, Systems and Technology) of Ports of Auckland.

The programme is as follows:

9 May 2018 Wednesday
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Welcome Cocktail Reception at Flutes

10 May 2018 Thursday
8:15 AM - 11:00 PM
Full day Conference followed by Dinner at Hotel Fort Canning

For a detailed program, please click here.

Ticket prices are as follows:

For Conference delegates, the Welcome Cocktail Reception and the Dinner are already included in the ticket price.

The networking ticket worth S$250 is for you if you would like to join us only for the Welcome Cocktail Reception at Flutes on 9 May and the Dinner at Hotel Fort Canning on 10 May or you wish to bring your partner along for these two evening events.

Join us for an excellent networking opportunity!


What is WISTA Singapore?

Click here to find out more about WISTA Singapore.

What is the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF)?

Introduced by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) facilitates the growth of Singapore's maritime cluster by supporting the industry's manpower and business development efforts as well as its drive for productivity improvements.

For more information, visit www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf

How to apply for MCF?

(i) Please ensure that you meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • You are a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • You are an employee sponsored by business entities or organisations registered or incorporated in Singapore;
  • You must not receive any other form of financial subsidy from another government body for the same course; and
  • You must attain at least 75% attendance at the course. (This refers to the conference on 10 May 2018)

(ii) If you are eligible for the Maritime Cluster Fund, you can enjoy 50% off your ticket price.

(iii) Please download and complete the application form (here) and submit it to wistasg2018@gmail.com after you purchase your ticket. In the application form please use the Course name: WISTA Singapore Asia Conference 2018 and complete the form with Signature/Business Entity’s Stamp before submitting it.

(iv) The conference organiser (WISTA Singapore) will follow up to request for a bank account number to credit the subsidy into at the end of the event.

(v) WISTA Singapore will submit a consolidated MCF claim form on behalf of all sponsoring companies and self-sponsored individuals. MPA will verify these claims before forwarding the grant payable to WISTA. Once grant is received from MPA, WISTA will disburse to the sponsoring business entities of eligible participants or self-sponsored individuals which may take place a few weeks after the event.

How do i get the Invoice for the tickets?

Please send an email to wistasg2018@gmail.com when you have registered. WISTA organisation committee will be able to provide you with the invoice after receving the email.

Who are the supporting organisations of this WISTA event?

They are as follows:

  1. SSA - https://www.ssa.org.sg/
  2. SCMA - https://www.scma.org.sg/
  3. Baltic Exchange - https://www.balticexchange.com
  4. Nautical Institute - https://www.nautinst.org/
  5. BIMCO -https://www.bimco.org/
  6. Intertanko - https://www.intertanko.com/
  7. Asian Shipowners Forum - http://asianshipowners.org/
  8. ICS - http://www.ics-shipping.org/

You are eligible for the members' rate if you are a WISTA member or a member of any of the above supporting organisations.

How can I sponsor this event?

You may download the sponsorship info pack here.

How do I get to Hotel Fort Canning?

Directions can be found here.

How do I get to Flutes?

Directions can be found here.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please send your queries to wistasg2018@gmail.com. We will endeavour to respond within 48 hours during business hours.


  • Zsuzsanna Tungli, Ph.D.

    Zsuzsanna Tungli, Ph.D.

    Developing Global Leaders Asia

    Managing Partner

  • Jim Fitzsimmons

    Jim Fitzsimmons

    Cyber Security Asia Pacific Control Risks


  • Andrew Brooker

    Andrew Brooker

    Latitude Brokers

    Founding Partner

  • Magdalene Chew

    Magdalene Chew

    AsiaLegal LLC


  • Jia Lin Goh

    Goh Jia Lin

    ABS Pacific Division

    Senior Manager, Project Management

  • Lim Sim Keat

    Lim Sim Keat

    Transport Logistics, IMC Industrial Group

    Managing Director

  • Karin Orsel

    Karin Orsel

    MF Shipping Group,


  • Catherine Smith

    Catherine Smith

    Senior Associate

    HFW Hong Kong

  • Dr Shen Yiming

    Dr Shen Yiming


    Senior VP, Head of China Client Services

  • Vivian Ang

    Vivian Ang

    Allen & Gledhill LLP


  • Paul Aston

    Paul Aston

    HFW Singapore


  • Maike Brinckmann

    Maike Brinckmann

    Epic Gas

    Senior Manager (Debt Finance & Risk)

  • Jason Chiang

    Jason Chiang

    Ocean Shipping Consultants


  • Diane Edwards

    Diane Edwards

    Ports of Auckland

    General Manager (People, Systems and Technology)

  • Eugene Khoo

    Eugene Khoo

    Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

    Senior Assistant Director (Tuas Port Development)



    Asia Pacific QBE Asia Pacific Operations

    Regional Head of Financial and Professional Lines

  • Toby Stephens

    Toby Stephens

    HFW Singapore


  • Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

    Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

    Tototheo Maritime


  • Michelle Yong

    Michelle Yong

    Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance


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