Held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel this May, the event is set to focus on bringing face-to-face discussion and knowledge sharing back to the trade show fore.
Commenting on the event, which is new this year, Thome Ship Management procurement and supply chain manager and IMPA council VP, Ryan Dalgado said: “This is very much an opportunity for suppliers to share their knowledge with purchasers and add real value to their day-to-day business activity.
“The concept of this event is very much about making new connections and sharing knowledge to best serve the procurement function.”
In addition to the already named sponsors and exhibition, three internationally known suppliers are already on board for this year. Helge Jensen from DB Schenker, Idris Shahpurwalla from Saifee Ship Spare Parts and Chandlers, and Michael Gore from European Diesel Services.
Will Bixby, event director for IMPA Singapore said that the latest sign ups demonstrate the incredible level of technical expertise that will be available during the show.
“IMPA Singapore is different to other trade shows. The display spaces are very much for suppliers to engage and educate purchasers. It’s a great opportunity to share knowledge.”
“Helge Jensen (DB Schenker) has vast experience in the logistics of spare parts, and one topic which he will cover is the identification and processes required for the shipment of hazardous goods something that can be confusing for purchasers.
"Idris Shahpurwalla is an experienced marine engineer and now manager at Saifee Ship Chandlers. He is well placed to give guidance on the often complex nature of moving chemicals within the UAE and will be working on a guide for new purchasers.
“Michael Gore has over 25 years’ experience serving the maritime industry as European Diesel Services, and he’ll be on hand to give guidance and insight in to the procurement of technical equipment and how to translate what your superintendent wants”
IMPA Singapore takes place on the 26th and 27th of May 2015.