- Inspirational speakers captivate an audience of 300 delegates from across the industry
The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar was enthusiastically greeted by delegates in a packed theatre at The World Forum in The Hague last week. Nearly 300 managers and executives from across the globe attended the two-day sell-out Seminar with its theme ‘Working together – getting back to business: Oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working’.
The Seminar brought together an impressive line-up of speakers with senior executives from operating companies BP, Equinor, Neptune Energy and Shell; leading contractors in the industry, including Allseas, McDermott, and Subsea 7; and speakers from world-leading management consultants Bain & Company and Boston Consulting Group.
The Seminar was opened by IMCA’s President, Iain Grainger of McDermott. He spoke of current trends and challenges, of the need for collaboration between oil companies and contractors; and the need to be competitive against onshore shale.
Speaking of the transformation within the industry, he highlighted how IMCA has become leaner, fitter, retained its strong membership base and is moving quickly forward towards its ambition to be a high-profile influencer and shaper of the marine energy sector.
This ambition was also central to IMCA’s CEO Allen Leatt’s update on the Association’s activities, and its new strategic themes of digitalisation, environmental sustainability and standardisation.
Allen Leatt said: “The Seminar brought together high-profile speakers, with powerful messages on the performance of the industry and successful strategies going forward. The agenda was packed with fascinating detail and well appreciated by our members.”
Speakers on the first day included:
- Iain Grainger, McDermott
- Allen Leatt, IMCA
- Peter Parry, Bain & Company
- Ian Silk, Shell
- Harke Jan Meek, Seaway 7
- Andrew Dingee, ADEnterprises
- Aico Troeman, Boston Consulting Group
- Atle Reinseth, Equinor
- Mark Richardson, Neptune Energy
- Stephen Carver, Cranfield University