Organised by Mauritius Ports Authority
In collaboration with IBIA and CELERO

NOVEMBER 18, 2021


Join this exciting Bunker Conference to get an insight on upcoming trends in Bunkering, MPA Vision 2040 and opportunities for growth in that sector.


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Unni Einemo, IBIA Director & IMO Representative

Unni Einemo was named as one of the “Ten women Influential in shipping” by Llyod’s in 2019, and is currently the Director of IBIA and IMO Representative. She was previously the Managing Director of Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping news specialist at Petromedia.

Paul Maclons, IBIA Africa Chairman, IBIA Board Member & CEO

Paul Maclons is the CEO and regional specialist marine solutions at AMSOL. Paul has 17 years of experience in the maritime industry and is also the chairman of IBIA Africa as well as on the IBIA board of directors. AMSOL is the largest specialist marine services company in the region.

Robin Meech, Past IBIA Chairman & MD Marine and Energy Consulting

Robin Meech is the MD of Marine and Energy Consulting, a consultancy practice, focused on transport and energy in the bunker sector. Robin comes with years of experience in Impact Assessment, having assisted the Canadian Government to introduce Emission Control Area. Robin is also past Chairman of IBIA.

Captain Dave Main, Marine Consultant, AMSOL

Captain Dave Main has over 40 years experience in marine emergency response and salvage. He is currently a marine consultant with AMSOL. Dave is well respected in both government and private industry, ensuring efficient teamwork and constructive outcomes during marine emergencies.

Goro Yamashita, MD MOL(Mauritius) Ltd

Goro Yamashita joined MOL in 1993 and started his career in Tanker, Car Carrier and Port Terminal & Logistics. He has worked in Kobe, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, London and São Paulo as Global Expat. He is in Mauritius since September 2020 to develop MOL Group’s activities in this region.

Sanjeev Ghurburrun, Chairman MPA

Sanjeev Ghurburrun is the Chairperson of the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) and a Senior Advisor to the Hon. Prime Minister of Mauritius. He is a director of Geroudis Law Firm and a seasoned corporate lawyer by profession with more than 25 years call.

Ken Poonoosamy, CEO EDB

Mr. Ken Poonoosamy is the CEO of the Economic Development Board, the government agency tasked with providing institutional support for strategic economic planning and promoting Mauritius as an attractive investment & business centre, with a competitive export platform and an international financial centre.

Conference Programme


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome address by Sanjeev Ghurburrun, MPA Chairman
  • Speech by Paul Maclons IBIA Africa Chairman and member of IBIA Board of Directors.
  • Opening address by Guest of Honour

Coffee Break, Interviews, Group Photos



  • Vision 2040 – Opportunities for Growth in Bunkering Sector (MPA)
  • Addressing the challenges in positioning Mauritius as a Reliable and Sustainable Regional Bunkering Hub Regional Bunkering Hub (Ken Poonoosamy, CEO – EDB)
  • Power Solutions for Mauritius ~ LNG Power Ship/Ocean renewable energy (MOL)
Goro Yamashita, Managing Director of MOL (Mauritius) Ltd
Azusa Nakajima, Commercial Manager, LNG & Offshore

Networking Lunch


IMO Regulatory Updates

Unni Einemo, IBIA Director and IMO Representative
Gain first-hand insights of the latest updates from the IMO and how the EU’s “Fit for 55” package will affect shipping and bunkering.


Decarbonisation in the Bunkering Industry

Robin Meech, Past IBIA Chairman & MD Marine Energy Consulting


Port Maritime Emergency Preparedness

Paul Maclons, CEO AMSOL, IBIA Africa Chairman and IBIA Board Member


Coffee Break


Capabilities for Emergencies and Bunkering Operations

Athanasios Polychrnopoulous Founder & CEO Polygreen


Port Maritime Emergency Preparedness (cont.)

Dave Main, Consultant African Marine Solutions (AMSOL)


Guided Tour – Port and Bunkering Area


Networking Cocktail

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Conference Pricing

Platinum Sponsor                    (USD 10,000)

  • 5 x Free Attendees to the Conference
  • 5 x Free Attendees to the Networking Cocktail
  • Sponsor Exhibition Area
  • Logo visibility on Website and Digital Signage
  • Logo visibility on Backdrop
  • Logo visibility on Banners
  • Logo visibility on Conference Packs

Gold Sponsor                          (USD 5,000)

  • 3 x Free Attendees to the Conference
  • 3 x Free Attendees to the Networking Cocktail
  • Sponsor Exhibition Area
  • Logo Visibility on Website, Conference Packs, Digital Signage

Conference Fees

  • IBIA Member Pricing: $800 or MUR 34,000 per delegate
  • Non-IBIA Member Pricing: $950 or MUR 40,000 per delegate

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    Disclaimer: In circumstances of any COVID19 restrictions at the time of the event, where the event has to be rescheduled, IBIA and Celero cannot accept any liability.IBIA and Celero continue to monitor the international and national COVID regulations. We reserve the right to require proof of vaccination status and/or a recent negative Covid-19 test on arrival at the event, in line with any local official guidelines. We will also follow all local Government guidelines with regards to social distancing, participant numbers and sanitisation standards.