September 18 - 20, 2018
Hamburg, Germany
Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events, Maritime & Trade
IHS Markit

Chris Brooks is executive editor of The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit. He oversees editorial content in The Journal of Commerce magazine and programming for the JOC's six annual conferences and multiple webinars. He also works closely with the online team focusing on A 30-year company veteran, Chris's career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting and managing numerous websites. He also oversees the magazine's 100-plus special reports a year, including the Annual Review and Outlook and Top 100 Importers and Exporters issues. He holds a bachelor's in journalism from Lock Haven University.

Professor of Maritime Economicsand Logistics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Royal Haskoning DHV

Mr. Jolke Helbing has over 25 years of experience in the Maritime sector including 21 years in various functions and countries for the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group. Since 2010 he has worked as an independent consultant and as Consulting Director with ICF International. He joined RHDHV in 2015 as a Director within the Port Economics and Operations team. His experience with international trade and shipping covers many markets and locations, including postings in Denmark, Italy, The Netherlands and the USA.

Mr. Helbing's responsibilities ranged from daily operational logistics, to global strategic contracts and port investment strategy development. In these roles and others he has demonstrated accomplished networking with government stakeholders and key stakeholders at both management and board levels. His consultancy focus has mainly been on strategic business plans for ports, related commercial market due diligence and M & A preparations within the port industry, including extensive work on commercial agreements and concessions.

Operations Director
Combi Terminak Twente
Sales Manager, Container Terminal
Port of Luka Koper
Equity Analyst
CEO, Europe
Maersk Line
Europe Senior Editor
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Greg Knowler is a highly experienced editor and publisher with more than 20 years on mainstream titles and business-to-business magazines. His journalism career began in 1989 as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Durban, South Africa, covering the news during the turbulent end of apartheid. In 2000, he moved to Hong Kong and spent two years at the South China Morning Post sports desk before joining Cargonews Asia, and then IHS Markit Maritime & Trade in 2013 to cover Asia. After 17 years in Hong Kong, Greg relocated to London in mid-2017 as Europe Editor for IHS Markit Maritime & Trade. His reporting and analysis appears on, in The Journal of Commerce and often in sister publication Fairplay and its associated website. He regularly speaks to industry groups and chairs the JOC's annual TPM Asia Conference.

Honorary Chairman and Majority Owner
Kuehne + Nagel
Senior Editor, Global Ports
IHS Maritime & Trade

Turloch Mooney is a well-known Asia-based supply chain journalist. He was co-founder and managing director for Supply Chain Asia Publication based in Shanghai. He previously held posts at the International Air Transport Association as chief editor and secretary for the Global Compliance User Group. He holds a master’s in international studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland, with specialization in international law and international trade. Turloch’s coverage of global ports, including port congestion, the impact of mega-ships, productivity, hinterland access and relevant supply chain issues appears on, in The Journal of Commerce magazine and sister publications Fairplay and, He also co-chairs the programming committee for the JOC’s annual TPM Asia Conference.

Chief Shipping Analyst

Peter Sand joined BIMCO in 2009 and holds the position of Chief Shipping Analyst. In this position, he is responsible for analyzing the commercial markets for dry bulkers, tankers and container ships. Taking the offset in global economics as the analytical starting point for all seaborne trade, he assists managements, members and clients with insight into many different aspects of the global shipping industry.

Peter's regular reports, focused analytical articles and insightful comments on the shipping market are widely read and have often been referenced in global mainstream media.
Teacher of Maritime Economics at the Danish Shipping Academy as well as guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School - Blue MBA and Shipping bachelor.
During the rise and fall of the shipping markets Peter gained experience in the fields of shipping analysis, executive assistance, care taking of investors and the art of transforming data and statistics into overviews and forecasts. Prior to his career in BIMCO, he worked for the dry bulk and product tanker company D/S NORDEN. Peter holds a Master's Degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Director, Risk Management
TT Club
Executive Editor, and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade
IHS Markit

Mark Szakonyi leads the JOC editorial team, consisting of a global team of journalists and researchers covering the container shipping industry. His analysis and work have been quoted in general news media including the BBC, The Economist, PBS Nightly Business Report, NPR, Al Jazeera International, South China Morning Post and USA Today. He is a sought-after speaker who helps plan and moderate JOC events, leads JOC's shipper round tables, and chairs JOC's Canada Trade Forum.

Senior Director, Content
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Peter Tirschwell is senior director of content at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit, publisher of The Journal of Commerce,, IHS Fairplay, Dredging & Port Construction, Safety at Sea, PIERS maritime trade data and JOC events such as TPM. In his expanded role within IHS, he is responsible for all editorial content appearing in IHS Maritime & Trade media and events. A career transportation journalist, Peter was a reporter, West Coast bureau chief, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 20-plus-year career with the company, which began in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California, one of the world's largest shipping events, and led the development of the JOC Port Productivity project, the first global database of port performance. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerce.

Head of Transport
MGB Metro Group Buying HK Ltd.
Assistant Professor, Department of Transport and Regional Economics
University of Antwerp