Oytun Karakaş, Seçkin Gül
The IBIA 2019 convention, organized by IBIA, the International Bunker Industry Association, was completed in Istanbul. The activity took place in Ciragan Palace Kempinski, which had Arkas Petrol, a prominent player in the sector, as its gold sponsor.
IBIA is held in a different country every year and this year’s IBIA convention was organized in Istanbul. The event took place between 22-24 October and had over 260 industry representatives from different countries. Highlights from IMO 2020: Compliance and Sanctions, Possible Fuel Problems in 2020, Fuel Technologies Post-2020, Leadership Panel and Preparations in Turkey for IMO 2020 Applications. Representatives had the chances to participate in the IBIA Bunker Training Course and Workshop too.