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MARE FORUM and BLUESHIP
present the:

2nd
BLUE  SHIPPING
S U M M I T   2 0 1 2

Why Protecting the Environment
makes Good Business Sense?


Thursday 31 May 2012
Divani Apollon Palace

Athens - Greece



We are within the implementation of the MARPOL regulations. It seems that time is catching up with the industry and perhaps soon it will be too late. These regulations are changing the competitive environment in the maritime industry and it is vital to have as much information as possible, because these changes bring about very important and hard to answer questions.

What will  the costs of implementing environmental technologies be for the shipping industry? Will they be subsidized? Or will shipping companies have to take the strain? How much should the shipping industry pay for their emissions compared to other industries? Who is leading this environmental race to the finish line? What is the best way to finance these new technologies? How to trade carbon credits?


This conference is a challenge and opportunity for all the players in the maritime industry chain to come together and decide the future of one of the biggest changes to the shipping world. They have to give priority to environmental protection and support initiatives that promote environmental responsibility and innovation.

The 2nd Blue Shipping Summit is once again gathering the leading policy makers, politicians, shipowners, shipbuilders, marine equipment manufacturers, financiers, investors, charterers, ship brokers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, journalists, and other members of the international maritime community in order to learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent environmental themes, which are of vital importance to the future of the maritime industry.

This will take place in an open stimulated and free flowing ambiance, with open and informal discussions which are the hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.

 
Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens,


 

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum
 

Karen Kokabi
Managing Director
Blueship

 


 

   

The Speakers and Discussion Panelists
(as of 20 May 2012)

The list of speakers and discussion panelists will be updated daily
 

Nicky Pappadakis
Chairman, INTERCARGO
Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.

George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping

Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides
Chairman Eugenides Group

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c

Philip Embiricos 
Past President, BIMCO
Director, Embiricos Shipbrokers Ltd.

Roxana Lesovici
Policy Officer DG MOVE, European Commission

Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register

Yannis Xylas
ARISTON Navigation Corp.

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage

Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp

Michalis Dalacouras
Dalex Shipping Co, S.A.

George Gourdomichalis
President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime

George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk

Colin Cridland
Director Research Clarksons

Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea / Remi Maritime

Warwick Norman
CEO, RightShip

Eliza Petritsi
Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Christian von Oldershausen
Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Germanischer Lloyd SE

George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.

Stefano Bertilone
General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group

Lars Robert Pedersen
Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret.)
President, North Star Maritime

Anil Sharma
President and CEO, GMS

Emmanuel A.Vordonis

Kirsi Tikka
President Europe, ABS

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, Blueship

Jan Fransen
Managing Director, Green Award

Helena Athoussaki
CEO, Carbon Positive

Peter Boyd
COO, Carbon War Room Shipping Operations

Spyridon Zolotas
Country Manager, Greece RINA Group

Lily Xiaoli Wang
Director, Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Shipyard
Director, Pacific Ocean Shipping

VesselsValue
Representative

Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International

John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.

Sotirios Kaminis
CEO Kaminco

Fedon Tomazos
Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime

Representative
Transportation Energy, Commodities & Transportation,
ABN AMRO Bank

Christian Schack (t.b.c.)
Secretary General, Green Ship of the Future Project

Peter Toombs
Chairman, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada

Dr. Christoph Weber
CEO, Jatro

Tore Longva
Senior Consultant International Affairs, DNV

Claudia Llinas
Senior Sales Manager, Inmarsat

Tom H. Evensen
Sales Director - Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun


Leonardo Sonzio
Director Environmental Services
Wärtsilä Services

George Kyriazis
Carbon Positive

Panos Zachariadis
Technical Director
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.

Carleen Lyden-Kluss
Executive Director NAMEPA

Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems

Mauro Iguera
Managing Director, CAMBIASO RISSO MARINE SpA

John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine

and more to confirm…
 




 

   
Thursday 31 May
08:00   Registration
 
    Opening and welcome
 
    The Organisers
09:00  

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, Blueship
 

09:20   KEYNOTE
George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
 
     Session 1

Analyzing the Progress of the Environmental Regulation

 

     
   
  • What are the developments of IMO and EU regarding the environmental regulations?
  • What are the benefits of IMO and EU working together on the best implementation strategies, rather then separate?
  • What can we take away from other industries’ shift to lowering emissions?
  • How can we harmonize the international shipping community for a more sustainable shipping and operations?
  • How feasible are the goals set by regulators and what are the long-term implications of these regulations for the maritime industry?
  • What are the benefits of a global regulation scheme network to reach an international solution as opposed to the European network alone?
  • What are the pros and cons of emissions trading?
  • What difficulties does the emissions trading present to the shipowner, and what are the hidden costs of doing this?

session chairman:

09:30   Philip Embiricos 
Past President, BIMCO
Director, Embiricos Shipbrokers Ltd.

SPEAKERS:
09:40    The market of sustainable shipping
Colin Cridland
Director Research Clarksons
 
09:50   Roxana Lesovici
Policy Officer DG MOVE, European Commission
 
10:00   Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret.)
President, North Star Maritime
 
10:10   Lars Robert Pedersen
Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO
 
10:20   Helena Athoussaki
CEO, Carbon Positive
     
10:30   Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants
 
   

Conference Discussion Panelists:

Nicky Pappadakis
Chairman, INTERCARGO
Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides
Chairman Eugenides Group
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c
Yannis Xylas
ARISTON Navigation Corp.
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Michalis Dalacouras
Dalex Shipping Co, S.A.

George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Anil Sharma
President and CEO, GMS
Emmanuel A.Vordonis
Spyridon Zolotas
Country Manager, Greece RINA Group
Lily Xiaoli Wang
Director, Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Shipyard
Director, Pacific Ocean Shipping
VesselsValue
Representative
Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International
John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Sotirios Kaminis
CEO Kaminco
Fedon Tomazos
Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Claudia Llinas
Senior Sales Manager, Inmarsat

Panos Zachariadis
Technical Director
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd
.
Carleen Lyden-Kluss
Executive Director NAMEPA
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Mauro Iguera
Managing Director, CAMBIASO RISSO MARINE SpA
John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine

and more to be confirmed
 

11:10   Break
 
     
    Session 2

Investing and financing  blue shipping

Why Protecting the Environment
makes Good Business Sense?


 

     
   
  • Can Bankers, Insurers and others provide substantial incentives to shipowners to build environmental friendly ships?
  • What is the best source of finance for applying new technologies in ships?
  • What are the benefits and the competitive advantage for companies implementing the new environmental regulations?
  • How big role should governments play in financing, subsidizing and sponsoring this shift to blue shipping?
  • What are the leading banks that are interested and have specific departments that deal with the issue of going “blue” and sustainable?

session chairman:

    George Gourdomichalis
President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime

SPEAKERS:

11:30   George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
 
11:40   Eliza Petritsi
Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
 
11:50   Peter Boyd
COO, Carbon War Room Shipping Operations
 
12:00   Jan Fransen
Managing Director, Green Award
 
12:10   Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants
 
   

Conference Discussion Panelists:

Nicky Pappadakis
Chairman, INTERCARGO
Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides
Chairman Eugenides Group
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c
Yannis Xylas
ARISTON Navigation Corp.
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Michalis Dalacouras
Dalex Shipping Co, S.A.

George Gourdomichalis
President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime
George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk
Anil Sharma
President and CEO, GMS
Emmanuel A.Vordonis
Spyridon Zolotas
Country Manager, Greece RINA Group
Lily Xiaoli Wang
Director, Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Shipyard
Director, Pacific Ocean Shipping
VesselsValue
Representative
Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International
John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Sotirios Kaminis
CEO Kaminco
Fedon Tomazos
Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Claudia Llinas
Senior Sales Manager, Inmarsat

Panos Zachariadis
Technical Director
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd
.
Carleen Lyden-Kluss
Executive Director NAMEPA
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Mauro Iguera
Managing Director, CAMBIASO RISSO MARINE SpA
John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine

and more to be confirmed
 

13:10   Lunch hosted by


 
     Session 3

Market Based Approach to Shipping Innovations.
A seascape of inventions, incentives and technologies for sustainable shipping, and ports.
 
     
   
  • Is the environment becoming a commodity?
  • Who are the major stakeholders in the environmental industry and what they are working on today?
  • What are the classification societies, ship-yards and marine equipment efforts and initiatives towards energy efficient ship design?
  • What are the cost savings, commercial advantage and values of environmental standards for new quality ships?
  • What are the tangible benefits of new ship designs?
  • Green measures gaining ground, how to combine the regulations with the market for optimum result?
  • What are ship recycling technologies?
  • What are the pros and cons of Bunker Levy vs. Emissions Trading Credits?
  • Looking back on other industries, what lessons can we learn from them?

session chairman:

    Stefano Bertilone
General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group

SPEAKERS:
14:20   Kirsi Tikka
President Europe, ABS
 
14:30   Warwick Norman
CEO, RightShip
 
14:40   Christian von Oldershausen
Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Germanischer Lloyd SE
 
14:50   Innovations in shipping - what are the incentives for research and implementation in the short and long term
Tore Longva
Senior Consultant International Affairs, DNV
     
15:00   Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants

Conference Discussion Panelists:

Nicky Pappadakis
Chairman, INTERCARGO
Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides
Chairman Eugenides Group
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c
Yannis Xylas
ARISTON Navigation Corp.
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Michalis Dalacouras
Dalex Shipping Co, S.A.

George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Anil Sharma
President and CEO, GMS
Emmanuel A.Vordonis
Spyridon Zolotas
Country Manager, Greece RINA Group
Lily Xiaoli Wang
Director, Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Shipyard
Director, Pacific Ocean Shipping
VesselsValue
Representative
Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International
John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Sotirios Kaminis
CEO Kaminco
Fedon Tomazos
Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Claudia Llinas
Senior Sales Manager, Inmarsat

Panos Zachariadis
Technical Director
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd
.
Carleen Lyden-Kluss
Executive Director NAMEPA
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems

Mauro Iguera
Managing Director, CAMBIASO RISSO MARINE SpA
John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine

and more to be confirmed
 

15:40   Break
     
     
     Session 4

Innovations on Air Emission Solutions technologies
Same goals – different approaches

 
     
   
  • Emissions target for 2020: is it realistic? What will it take to achieve that goal?
  • The Zero emission ship design.
  • What are the tried and tested emissions reducing technologies on the market today?
  • How much do they cost? Can we afford them?
  • What are the benefits of installing them before the regulations take place?
  • LNG Analysis: is it the new era for LNG fueled engines? LNG fuel as an alternative energy source for ships and its impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Lower sulfur fuels vs. use of leaner engine technologies: low sulfur fuel savings, benefits and reduction of your emissions by installing scrubbers on newbuild and existing ships?
  • Examples of ships that already installed scrubbers and their experience
  • How can we avoid achieved lower emissions and not making these credits just another financial instrument or commodity?
  • Is there news from the world of clean indexes?

session chairman:

16:00
 
  Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register

SPEAKERS:
16:10  

Peter Toombs
Chairman, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada
 

16:20   Stian Aakte
Senior Manager New Technology
Wärtsilä Hamworthy
 
16:30   Return on investment in hull performance
Tom H. Evensen
Sales Director - Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun
     
16:40   Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants
 
   

Conference Discussion Panelists:

Nicky Pappadakis
Chairman, INTERCARGO
Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c
Yannis Xylas
ARISTON Navigation Corp.
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Michalis Dalacouras
Dalex Shipping Co, S.A.

George Gourdomichalis
President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime
George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Anil Sharma
President and CEO, GMS
Emmanuel A.Vordonis
Spyridon Zolotas
Country Manager, Greece RINA Group
Lily Xiaoli Wang
Director, Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Shipyard
Director, Pacific Ocean Shipping
VesselsValue
Representative
Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International
John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Sotirios Kaminis
CEO Kaminco
Fedon Tomazos
Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Claudia Llinas
Senior Sales Manager, Inmarsat

Panos Zachariadis
Technical Director
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd
.
Carleen Lyden-Kluss
Executive Director NAMEPA
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Mauro Iguera
Managing Director, CAMBIASO RISSO MARINE SpA
John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine

and more to be confirmed
 

     Session 5

Concluding Session - Agenda for action
 
     
17:40   General Discussion with all speakers, discussion panellists and all participants
     
18:00   Cocktail Reception
 
   

 
     
     

 

 


 

 



 


 

INFORMATION
For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM
P.O. Box 3108
3003 AC Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel
: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:
+31.10.844 99 69
info@mareforum.com