Conference Programme

The programme for the Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference 2017, in association with DNV GL, can be found below.

This year’s GFS Conference took place onboard the Viking Mariella, featuring the world’s largest methanol fuel cell project. Addressing the use of low flash point fuels as a maritime fuel, the programme included take up and feedback from operators across different sectors, development, and the use of alternative fuels.  Innovative ship designs, with the aim of informing delegates of the viability and likely take-up of ‘future’ fuel options were also explored.  Pricing predictions and infrastructure updates together with bunkering, safety and technology updates were all covered, along with operator and technical panel discussion.  While onboard, technical visits to the engine room, bridge and fuel cell were also enjoyed. 

Highlights of the programme included:

Welcome from Chairman

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General BIMCO

Welcome from our Gold Sponsor

Tuva Kristine Flagstad-Andersen, Area Manager Finland, Russia & Baltics, DNV GL

Keynote Address from

Ulf Hagström,Technical Director, Viking Line

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, CEO, Containerships

View the 2017 programme online here.

For further information about the Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference 2017, contact the Events team on +44 1329 825 335 or email

GFS provisional Programme

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