Oncourse Geneva

June 22 | 12:00 PM CET

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What’s ONCOURSE Connect?

Learn why we decided to bring ONCOURSE to you, and the benefits of our new roadshow format.

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Our Geneva Venue

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Facing Lake Geneva and minutes away from the most beautiful parks and boutiques along the famous rue du Rhône, our iconic hotel is one of the most contemporary addresses in Geneva, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Mont-Blanc. Ideally located in the heart of Europe, Hotel President Wilson connects nearly 130 destinations by direct flight.

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Schedule & Agenda

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Peer Networking

Enjoy a light lunch and peer networking as event registration opens.

2:00 PM 2:15 PM

Opening Remarks

Hear from Veson’s President and Chief Operating Officer Sean Riley, who will open our event.

2:15 PM 2:45 PM


John Veson, Chief Executive Officer of Veson, will share an exciting vision for the future of maritime commerce and summarize some of our strategic goals.

2:45 PM 3:15 PM

Strides in Sustainability

Hear how Veson is enabling clients to apply a sustainability lens to their freight decisions. The Veson IMOS Platform is evolving to help clients further understand and quantify the cost of carbon in relation to the seaborne aspect of the supply chain. We are excited to share recent product improvements and forward looking plans to help our clients make sustainable freight decisions.  

3:15 PM 3:30 PM


3:30 PM 4:00 PM

A View into Veson’s Data Strategy Through an Oceanbolt Lens

Access to relevant data at the right time and in the right point of your decision making process is critical to driving an optimal outcome. Veson Nautical strives to enable easy access to data that is  accurate and actionable. In this session, we share our vision for mastering key data sets within the commodity and maritime space.

4:00 PM 4:30 PM

Veson Services: Educate, Empower, Evolve Your Team

In this session, we take a look at how clients are using Veson University as an education tool to onboard and upskill their teams, enabling them to establish best practices and get the most out of VIP. We’ll also discuss what Veson Professional Services is doing to empower clients with Strategic Project Engagements, and look at when is the right time to evolve with a Business Process Optimization.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Product Spotlight: What’s New in the Veson IMOS Platform

The Veson IMOS Platform evolves day in and day out. Come hear about recently released and upcoming features that can enhance your workflows and business processes.

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM

Closing Remarks

John Veson will close out our agenda and open the cocktail portion of our event.

5:30 PM

Cocktails & Networking

Geneva Wide

Our Geneva Speakers

Meet the leaders that will be presenting at ONCOURSE Connect Geneva.

Sean Riley

Chief Operating Officer

As Veson’s President and COO, Sean is responsible for driving and managing company operations including Sales, Marketing, Professional Services, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Veson’s regional offices.

John Veson

Chief Executive Officer

John is a co-founder of Veson Nautical. His passion for solving complex problems, continuous innovation, and working closely with clients is a core value for the entire organization. John has been associated with Veson since 1992 and was instrumental in creating the architecture for the company’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS).

Josh Luby

Group Product Manager

At Veson, Josh manages several product-related initiatives that are integral to enhancing value for our client community, including overseeing the development and release of Veson IMOS Platform (VIP) modules like VIP Trading & Risk Management, VIP Financials and VIP Trade Hub.

Eric Christofferson

Chief Product Officer

Eric’s vision and leadership are integral to shaping the ever-evolving Veson IMOS Platform (VIP). As the maritime shipping ecosystem continues to be transformed by a wave of digitalization, Eric works collaboratively with our team to ensure that Veson remains at the forefront by continually delivering new and innovative capabilities that drive real value for our clients.

Bobby Morse

Product Manager

Bobby Morse has been a Product Manager at Veson Nautical since February 2020. Before Veson, he worked for SS&C Eze, where he spent 9 years as the Senior Product Manager of an order management trading system for hedge funds and asset managers. Bobby is well acquainted with mission critical software platforms in complex and regulated industries and is a CFA charterholder.

Niclas Dæhli Priess
Dæhli Priess

Director of Product Management

Niclas joined Veson Nautical in 2021 as part of the Oceanbolt acquisition and oversees product development for Oceanbolt. Prior to joining Veson, Niclas co-founded Oceanbolt where he was responsible for the go-to-market efforts. Niclas has a background in investment banking and private equity investing.

Martin Balestra

Director of Professional Services, EMEA

Martin leads the Professional Services organization in EMEA. He joined Veson Nautical in 2014, where he initially worked as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager gaining in-depth knowledge on the industry and Veson products. In his current position Marti n’s focus is for our clients to achieve the best use of Veson’s products.


Why Geneva?

Located where River Rhone flows into Lake Geneva, Geneva is strategically stationed at the convergence of several major European marine trade routes. Over time, it has become an epicenter of international trade for multiple commodities, including grain, coal, break bulk, and others.

Geneva General Information

Latitude / Longitude: 46.2044° N, 6.1432° E

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