MARE FORUM presents:

Iron Ore & Coal
World Shipping Summit 2009


Thursday 1 October 2009
Divani Apollon Palace

Athens - Greece


For the programme see below

THE SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELLISTS

The list of speakers and discussion panellist will be updated daily.


Nicky Pappadakis
President, INTERCARGO

Philip Embiricos
Immediate Past President, BIMCO

Panos Kamenos
Vice Minster, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Greece

Professor John Tzoannos
Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Greece

George S. Vlachos
Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Ports & Port Policy

Charles Tang
President, Brazilian Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Representatives:
from the iron ore, steel and coal industry

Capt. P. N. Tsakos
Tsakos Founder


Harris Antoniou
Managing Director
Energy, Commodities & Transportation Fortis Nederland

 

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas Inc.

 

Fotini Karamanlis
CEO, Hellenic Carriers

Eric Sha (t.b.c.)
Chartering Manager, Rizhao Steel

Jason Zhang (t.b.c)
Chartering Manager, Shagang Steel

George Macrymichalos
General Manager, Empros Lines

Giuseppe Bottiglieri
President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping

Chang Dafa
Director, Pacific Bulk

Techie Zhang
General Manager, Worldlink

Mauro Balzarini
President, Siba Ships

Nikos Euthimiou
Former President, Union Greek Shipowners

Jeremy Penn
Baltic Exchange - Chief Executive

Akis Tsirigakis
CEO, Starbulk

 

Angelo D Amato
CEO, Perseveranza SpA

Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime

John A. Xylas
President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp

Stathis Gourdomichalis
President, G Bros

Costas Liadis
President, Karras

Nicholas Varvates
President, NAFTOTRADE Shipping and Commercial SA

George Gourdomichalis
President, G Bros

Geert Dokter
Managing Director, Hanzevast Shipping

 

Tasos Pantelias
Commercial Manager, Hellenic Carriers


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

 

Seb Walhain
Carbon Banking - Global Markets
Fortis Bank Nederland

John C. Paxoulis
President, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

 

Guy Verberne
Head of Economics & Investment Strategy
Fortis Bank Nederland


Bart Veldhuizen
Managing Director, Head of Ship Finance,
Lloyds TSB

Chris Wiernicki
President and Chief Operating Officer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Clay Maitland
Founding Chaiman, Namepa

Daniel Gurreri
General Manager, Practica

Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA

Ralph Leszczynski
Head of Research, Banchero Costa China

John D'Ancona
Managing Director, Howe Robinsons, Dry Cargo research

 

Peter Malpas
Group Research Manager (Asia/Australasia)
Braemar Seascope

Duncan Dunn
Managing Director - FFA's, SSY

 

John Banaszkiewicz
Founder, Freight Investor Services, FIS

John Su
Keen Maritime Services Inc.

 

George Leventis
Director Chartering Department, Brave Maritime Corporation Inc.

 

Fabrizio Vettosi
Independent Ship Finance Advisor
Efilog Private Equity


David Peel
European Manager, Rightship

Roberto Cazzulo
Marine Director RINA

Michael Aasland
Business Director - Bulk Carriers Det Norske Veritas


Bernard Anne
Executive Vice President, Bureau Veritas

Jan Fransen
Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

 

Dean Tseretopoulos
Naval Architect-Marine Engineer, MBA
Tripe Tee Intl Ltd

Bote de Vries
Managing Director, Finamar

Theo Xenakoudis
Managing Director International Registries, Piraeus

 

Janos Koenig
Managing Director Eurofin


Anthony Argyropoulos
Managing Director
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Karen Kokabi
Managing Partner, Orecoal

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

 

and more to confirm....

 



 

The final programme will be published soon
 

    THURSDAY 1st OCTOBER 2009
 
07:30   

Registration and coffee
 

    Opening and welcome
08:30   The Organisers
Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi
Managing Partner, Orecoal

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
    Panos Kamenos
Vice Minster,
Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Greece
    Nicky Pappadakis
President, INTERCARGO
    Philip Embiricos
Immediate Past President, BIMCO
     
    session 1
09:30   Iron Ore, Coal and Steel Market Outlook
World Economic outlook - Depressed economies, disrupted trade flows and perceptions about their recovery.
Iron Ore, Coal and Steel supply and demand - The challenges during the recession and their direct impact on the prices of raw materials today and in the next 3 years.
The global economy, the miners and steel mills dependence on the global industrial production.
Iron ore, stell and coal; supply and demand challenges and strategies
 
    Discussion between speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following themes:
 
    What are the market perceptions and expectations for iron ore, steel and coal?

Have we reached the bottom and seen the signs of recovery; consequently what are the steps and strategies towards it?
 
    Speakers:
Guy Verberne
Head of Economics & Investment Strategy Fortis Bank Nederland
Peter Malpas
Group Research Manager (Asia/Australasia)
Braemar Seascope
John D'Ancona
Managing Director, Howe Robinsons,
Dry Cargo research

Discussion panellists:

Charles Tang
President, Brazilian Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry
John Su
Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Iron ore, steel and coal industry
Representatives
John C. Pachoulis
President, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association
Philip Embiricos
Immediate Past President, BIMCO
George Macrymichalos
General Manager, Empros Lines
Daniel Gurreri
General Manager, Practica
Mauro Balzarini
President, Siba Ships
more panellists to be announced
 
11:20   break
 
    session 2
11:40   The Shipping Markets outlook
Perception and reality about the shipping markets recovery
 
    Dry bulk forecasts, per ship type
    The Derivatives market
    The Shipbuilding Market outlook - Who has the real hard information on the current situation and how should it be valued? The order book: How much has been cancelled and how much will be cancelled next?
    The Ship Recycling Market outlook - Is scrapping enough to rebalance the fleet?
 
    Discussion between speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following themes:
 
    Shall we buy cheap now, sell cheap now or wait?
Where should the smart investments go now? Any fresh ideas?
 
   
Session Chairman:
Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA

Speakers:
Giuseppe Bottiglieri
President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
Ralph Leszczynski
Head of Research, Banchero Costa China
Tasos Spiliopoulos
FFA's, SSY

John Banaszkiewicz
Founder, Freight Investor Services, FIS

Discussion panellists:
Capt. P. N. Tsakos
Tsakos Founder
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Chang Dafa
Director, Pacific Bulk
George Gourdomichalis
President, G Bros
Angelo D Amato
CEO, Perseveranza SpA
Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas Inc.

Fotini Karamanlis
CEO, Hellenic Carriers
Nikos Euthimiou
Former President, Union Greek Shipowners
Jeremy Penn
Baltic Exchange - Chief Executive
Philip Embiricos
Immediate Past President, BIMCO
Mauro Balzarini
President, Siba Ships
George Leventis
Director Chartering Department, Brave Maritime Corporation Inc.
Peter Malpas
Group Research Manager (Asia/Australasia)
Braemar Seascope
John D'Ancona
Managing Director, Howe Robinsons,
Dry Cargo research
 

13:40   Lunch
 
    session 3
14:50   The Shipping innovations imperatives
 
    Sustainable shipping - reduction of carbon - speed limits at sea for ships - optimisation global logistics and trade - efficient port infrastructure/capacity -
reduction marine environmental footprint
(ballastwater etc.) - ships innovation
Carbon trade

 
    Discussion between speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants:
 
    Session Chairman:
Nicky Pappadakis
President, INTERCARGO

Speakers:
Chris Wiernicki
President and Chief Operating Officer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Roberto Cazzulo
Marine Director RINA
Bernard Anne
Managing Director, Bureau Veritas
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager,
Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
Lloyd's Register
Seb Walhain
Carbon Banking - Global Markets
Fortis Bank Nederland
Michael Aasland
Business Director - Bulk Carriers
Det Norske Veritas

Discussion panellists:
David Peel
European Manager, Rightship
Geert Dokter
Managing Director, Hanzevast Shipping
Costas Liadis
President, Karras
Nicholas Varvates
President, NAFTOTRADE Shipping and Commercial SA
Clay Maitland
Founding Chaiman, Namepa
Jan Fransen
Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Dean Tseretopoulos
Naval Architect-Marine Engineer, MBA
Tripe Tee Intl Ltd
 

16:20   Break hosted by Bureau Veritas


 

    session 4
    Sources of financing the recovery of shipping and raw material markets
 
16:40   Will the government stimulus packages and infrastructural projects under government schemes shore up demand enough for the next surge of economic growth on a global basis?
    Commodities finance challenges
    What are the shipowners requirements to capital providers?
    How much will banks lend and who are they lending to at the moment? Towards the end of global shipping banks?
    Is private equity an alternative in shipping and commodities investments today and is public equity interested in shipping in the next two year?
 
    Discussion between speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following themes:
 
    How to mobilize money in the current and future climate?

How will this affect the iron ore and coal trade?

What is the impact on steel production?
 
When will the mines, mills, charterers, traders, ship-owners & banks become healthy again?
 
    Speakers: 
Harris Antoniou
Managing Director
Energy, Commodities & Transportation
Fortis Bank Nederland
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Bote de Vries
Managing Director, Finamar
Fabrizio Vettosi
Independent Ship Finance Advisor
Efilog Private Equity

Discussion panellists:
Akis Tsirigakis
CEO, Starbulk
Fotini Karamanlis
CEO, Hellenic Carriers
Angelo D Amato
CEO, Perseveranza SpA
Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime

John A. Xylas
President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp
Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas Inc.

Professor John Tzoannos
Secretary General,
Ministry of Mercantile Marine, Greece
Janos Koenig
Managing Director Eurofin

Anthony Argyropoulos
Managing Director
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
Stathis Gourdomichalis
Managing Director, G Bros Maritime
Bart Veldhuizen
Managing Director, Head of Ship Finance,
Lloyds TSB
 
     
18:15   Conclusions
 
18:20   Cocktail hosted by International Registries /Marshall Islands Registry

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

   



 


 

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Beurs World Trade Center
P.O. Box 30027
3001 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
T: +31 10 281 0655
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