15 November 2018 | Thursday

Opening Inauguration Address: (Speech) Current State of Maritime Industry in Myanmar – Policy, Regulations and Economic Development  H.E U Kyaw Myo Deputy Minister for Ministry of Transport and Communications 


Keynote Address: (Speech) Speaker: H.E Ms. Tone Tinnes Norwegian Ambassador

Ms. Tone Tinnes

International Regulatory Framework on Marine Pollution Speaker: Professor (Dr.) Proshanto K. Mukherjee Professor of Law, Dalian Maritime University; Professor Emeritus and Former Vice Chairman (Research), World Maritime University.

Mr. Mukherjee

Administrator’s Address: DMA’s Update on Legislation, Safety, Security and Environment Protection Speaker:  Ye Myint Deputy Director General Department of Marine Administration

Mr. Ye Myint

Myanmar as an Asian Maritime Hub – Where is Myanmar Heading to? Trade Outlook, Ships Arrivals, Port Handling and Infrastructure Developments Speaker:  Dr. Myo Nyein Aye Deputy General Manager Myanmar Port Authority 

Dr Myo Nyein Aye

The IMO – IPIECA Global Initiative for South East Asia (GISEA) on Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Speaker: Amanda Chee Project Manager – Global Initiative for Southeast Asia (GISEA), IMO-IPIECA

Ms. Amanda Chee

Afternoon Session: Opening remarks by Class NK (Speech) Speaker:  Kenji Takami General Manager of Class NK, Bangkok/Yangon Office

Mr. Kenji Takami

Marine Spill Strategy in Practice – Oil Spill Response Centre to be Evolved in Myanmar  Speaker: Darren Waterman Regional Director (Asia Pacific), OSRL

Darren Waterman

Oil Spill Lessons Learnt – The Importance of Tier-1 and Tier-2 Oil Spill Combat Preparedness Speaker: Yodi Satya OSCT Operations Director


Requirements of the Myanmar seafarers for the international shipping market Speaker: Martin Hernqvist Managing Director, ALL Academy, Sweden

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Conceptualizing Health & Wellbeing: A fusion of health, risk and profitability Speaker:   Adrian Stray, President Marine Benefits, Inc., Norway

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Marine Insurance Regime in Myanmar – Recent development and practices   Speaker : Dr Maung Maung Thein Ex. Dy Minister for Ministry of Finance and Planning Executive Chairman, ZICO Law Myanmar

Dr Maung Maung Thein


Workshop hosted by Myanmar Nautical Association (MNA)


There was a workshop organized by the MNA under the auspicious of the DMA with the theme of “What if Major Oil Spill occurs from Very Large Crude Oil Carrier”.

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This workshop attempted to draw attention to the urgent need that is to establish a strong and valid legislative framework, meanwhile, to scrutinize the current legal system and examine loopholes in effective mechanism for the implementation of marine pollution prevention which might lead to failure to protect the marine environment. It has also identified the weakness in legal structure in respect of marine pollution and underlines to resolve the absence of remedying to the environmental damages as well as compensation against liabilities. At the end of the day, this workshop advocated expeditious national legislation process that needs to be established in order for prevention of marine pollution in Myanmar.

Maritime Conference Myanmar

Hosted by Myanmar Nautical Association

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Myanmar Nautical Association (MNA) is organising the Maritime Conference Myanmar which will be held from 15-16 November 2018 at ROSE GARDEN Hotel in Yangon. Powered by the regional association, governments, shipowners, and major stakeholders to set the benchmark with unrivalled information, peer to peer networking and an accompanying exhibition of new and upcoming market potentials for Myanmar maritime sectors.


The conference will focus on major insurance, regulation, environment and job opportunities for Myanmar seafarers, with a focus how the industry has progressed in its technology adoption strategy, and what more needs to be done.