Denmark arguably leads the world in vessel performance optimisation, where we have one of the world's largest and technically advanced shipping companies in Maersk, a high focus on both technology and people, and a society with high expectations of environmental performance from its businesses.

Danish shipping companies are willing to invest in equipment, technology and systems to improve environmental performance, but only if they are clear on how it can help them.

Optimising vessel performance is ultimately about making better decisions. Technology can provide great assistance here but often there is a gap between what is actually needed to make a good decision and what technology can provide. We'll explore this more in the Copenhagen Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum.

We are keen to hear from shipping company people with stories to tell or opinions to share about how they are going about optimising performance of vessels in their fleet - please contact conference producer Ben Heather to discuss further on ben@vpoglobal.com

 

 

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Sponsorship and Exhibitions Opportunities

Are you looking to increase your market share, launch new products and services, raise brand awareness, meet new and existing clients. Partnering with the VPO Forums offer you an excellent platform to engage with the industries key decision makers. To download the sponsorship pack click here or contact:
Paul Skinner / paul@vpoglobal.com / +44 (0) 7388 187968


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About DNV GL 
Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 15,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
>> DNV-GL


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Ship propellers from MMG have been setting the benchmark for decades in terms of design, size, quality and efficiency. The key to our success are propellers that perfectly match the vessel, its engine and the purpose of the ship.

As fuel prices are increasing, ship owners are revising their requirements. The trend towards slow steaming has made propeller efficiency a top priority. Our new label »Efficiency by MMG« is reserved for propellers of the latest generation that offer not only powerful propulsion but help to conserve valuable raw materials, minimise CO2 emissions and reduce operating costs. With »Efficiency by MMG«, we respond to the ever more stringent environmental and fuel efficiency requirements for maritime vessels.

MMG is setting new standards in the field of high-efficiency propeller drives with the innovative “5D Propulsion” concept. By using five innovative digital technologies we guarantee design quality and production accuracy that are unique worldwide.

Our objective: Making transport by sea as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible – now and in the future. All our activities – from the design department and the production floor to the sales office – are dedicated to this challenge.
>> MMG The Propeller


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VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems. Since 1938, VAF Instruments has gained a worldwide reputation as a specialist in developing and manufacturing measurement and control systems for the maritime and process industry. With more than 70 agents around the globe, VAF Instruments has a worldwide network. Our mission is to develop innovative and accurate measurement systems to maximize efficiency, improve operational excellence and reduce the environmental impact of these operations.

Innovations such as IVY®, VAF Instruments’ software solution for Propulsion Performance Management, will provide you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® enriches big data, for powerful analysis, fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and KPIs. All this information is displayed on an easily-accessible dashboard either on an office desktop, mobile laptop, tablet or any other device. IVY® can be combined with various sensors on board, including TT-Sense® for thrust and torque measurement, ViscoSense®3D for viscosity, density and mass flow measurement and the highly accurate PT2 Flowmeters. VAF Instruments’ Propulsion Performance Management system IVY®, brings Big Data back to the essence.
>> VAF INSTRUMENTS


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KNL Networks connects the maritime industry to the sea of opportunities IoT offers by providing simple, reliable and affordable connectivity through a dedicated network with military-grade security. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland with commercial HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark and sales representation in Helsinki, UK and Norway we’ve set out on a mission to revolutionize what global IoT connectivity means for the maritime industry. Our dedicated connectivity means your connection cannot be used for other communication purposes like GMDSS or crew welfare. Data leaves the KNL radio through our VPN, encrypting all data. Each KNL system is part of a worldwide network of KNL radios, which act as terminals or base stations, depending on their status or location. At sea, or in remote areas, a KNL radio uses the high-frequency band to connect automatically to another KNL radio that has a cellular connection. Nearshore or in port, KNL radios automatically connect directly to cellular. The KNL Global mesh network allows for multiple parties to securely access their equipment onboard a vessel
>> KNL NETWORKS


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MeteoGroup, the global weather authority, combines accurate science with advanced technology and local expertise with global reach. MeteoGroup is trusted by hundreds of government agencies, thousands of companies and millions of consumers.

Our team of expert meteorologists is on hand 24/7/365 to deliver the highest-quality analysis and support. With offices in 12 countries around the world, and 9 weather rooms in 8 of these countries, MeteoGroup is perfectly placed to provide local services to a global audience. We are backed by TBG AG, a Switzerland-based private holding, and are also the company behind the best-selling weather apps WeatherPro and MeteoEarth as well as numerous weather websites.
>> METEOGROUP


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COACH Solutions provides advanced Vessel and Fleet Management Performance solutions.

COACH Solutions have combined Vessel Performance, Voyage Optimization and Noon Reporting to offer a centralized fleet-management tool that bridges the reporting gap between ship and shore.

Having delivered Vessel Performance solutions since 2011, COACH Solutions today offers one of the most advanced systems in the market.
>> COACH SOLUTIONS


Partners

Supporting Organisations

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Networking

The Vessel Performance & Optimisation Forum Copenhagen will provide an opportunity for some of the industry’s leading technology experts and business heads to explore, discuss and debate the on-going role of IT and communications in the shipping industry and help to solve the technology, leadership and business challenges ahead.

In addition to the plenary sessions, open forum Q&A and panel sessions, The Vessel Performance & Optimisation Forum Copenhagen will offer exciting networking opportunities which will allow you to continue your valuable discussions with fellow delegates and speakers, reconnect with peers and meet new players in the industry.

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Interactive Web-App:

Our interactive Web-App will be available to all participants at the conference facilitating direct interaction with speakers and the audience during the course of the event.  The Web-App also features the Agenda, all Speaker and Panellist photographs and biographies, the floorplan for the exhibition, sponsor and exhibitor contact information and the facility to partake in Q&A sessions anonymously, as well as leave feedback for the organisers.  Bring your own device on the day and the log-in instructions will be shared on site.

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Refreshment breaks
(welcome, morning and afternoon):

a chance to share ideas and connect with colleagues and friends over a cup of tea or coffee.

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Lunch:

an opportunity to mingle with our exhibitors and learn more about their technologies, or continue discussions with our speakers

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Drinks reception:

a relaxed gathering at the end of the day, a chance to reflect on the day’s proceedings.

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

BEFORE THE EVENT

How do I register?
Please click here to register online, or contact Paul Skinner on +44 (0) 7388 187968

How do I pay?
You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or credit card upon receipt of your invoice.  Details are provided on the invoice.  Please note that payment will be required before the start of the event.  Invoicing enquiries can be sent to margarita@thedigitalship.com

What is included?
Your delegate ticket entitles you to access to the conference, all refreshment breaks, lunches and the evening reception at the event venue. Accommodation and travel are not included.

Dietary requirements
If you have any special dietary requirements please contact jo@thedigitalship.com and we will happily arrange appropriate food for you.

Cancellation Refund & Substitutions

  • 4 weeks plus = 100%

  • 3 weeks plus = 75%

  • 2 weeks plus = 50%

  • Less than 2 weeks = no refund

Cancellations must be received in writing only. Substitutions are welcome at any time free of charge.

Please contact us in advance to make the change, or inform us upon arrival at the venue.

Event updates
For reasons beyond the control of Digital Ship, it may be necessary to alter the content, the speakers and/or the timing of the sessions.  Please check the website regularly for the latest information.

Any major changes such as change of date or venue will be communicated to all registered delegates.

AT THE EVENT

Venue Information
Please click here for information on how to find the venue.

Badge collection
When you arrive at the venue please collect your badge from the registration desk.  Your badge must be worn at all times.

There will be welcome beverages served in the exhibition area.

Documentation
There will be no printed handouts at this event, please Bring Your Own Device in order to access the agenda and other event information via this website.

The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.

Dress code
Business attire is required at all times.

AFTER THE EVENT

Leaving feedback
We’re always glad to receive feedback about our events.  You can either speak to staff onsite or email lyndell@thedigitalship.com

Accessing presentations
The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.

 

➤ contact us

Sponsors/Exhibitors/Delegates
Paul Skinner
E: paul@vpoglobal.com
T: +44 (0) 7388 187968

Speaker enquiries
Ben Heather
E: ben@vpoglobal.com
T: +44 (0) 7388 187968

Media & Marketing
Lyndell Cooks
E: lyndell@thedigitalship.com
T: +44 20 7017 3409

Event Manager
Jo McGhee
E: jo@thedigitalship.com
T: + 44 207 017 3412