The bunker industry was looking forward to a year of recovery in 2022 as the Western economies started to put COVID-19 behind them and Asia-Pacific looked set to follow before long. But the war in Ukraine has now upended any sense of calm, with the industry now scrambling to move on from using products of Russian origin and cope with the knock-on impacts of the war and ensuing sanctions on various shipping segments.
Join us at the IBIA Mediterranean Energy and Shipping Conference in Malta in September, 2022 for an in-depth look at all of these issues and more. The event will be held in person at the Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa, St. Julian’s, Malta from the 13th to 15th September, 2022.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects
Hon. Aaron Farrugia is Malta’s Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects.
He previously served as Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning after serving as Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue at the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality.
Farrugia was elected to the House of Representatives of Malta in June, 2017. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Head of the Maltese Delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly for the Mediterranean.
As an economist, Farrugia worked as an Advisor to the Maltese Delegation in the Committee of the Regions and later on as the Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Freeport Corporation. He graduated with an Honours Degree in Finance at the University of Malta in 2002, read a Master of Arts degree in European Politics, Economics and Law in 2005. He graduated as Bachelor of Laws L.L.B. in 2011 and obtained a Doctor of Laws in 2013.
Prominent speakers will explore the benefits of green alternatives and environmental technologies which will carry the bunkering industry into the future and beyond.
Malta’s Maritime history stretches back over 7000 years. Its strategic location has meant that it always played a central role in shipping and trade in the region. The arrival of the Navy of the Knights of St. John in 1530 saw that Malta’s role as a shipping hub was forever established and this has gone from strength to strength right up to the present day.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Malta!