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3rd
Iron Ore & Coal
World Shipping Summit 2011
Trade – shipping – sustainability – investments and finance


Thursday 6 October 2011
Divani Apollon Palace

Athens - Greece



 

Following the very successful 2nd Iron Ore & Coal World Shipping Summit last year, Mare Forum together with OreCoal is pleased to announce the 3rd conference to be held on Thursday 6th of October 2011. The international iron ore, coal and shipping communities will gather in Athens to discuss, advise and network around the topical issues which affect the world’s largest seagoing commodities.

The conference will focus on the maritime transportation of iron ore and coal, making an attempt to forecast the trends of global economy; iron ore, coal and other commodities, production and distribution; the trading markets, shipping capacities, shipbuilding and shipping requirements; the financing and investment climate, shipping innovation effects on ship-values and the environmental imperatives.

This will be again a unique forum for the leading players of the shipping and mining industry to explore and examine common challenges. This summit will feature many high profile speakers from shipping companies, charterers, traders, mining companies, steel mills, shipbuilders, ports, classification societies, financial institutions, politicians, regulators, brokers and the media. The entire maritime chain will gather at this distinguished conference, where the exchange of information and ideas will make this an unforgettable experience.

Topics to be addressed are:

  • Learn from the iron ore, coal, oil, and other commodities producers and end-users what their market perceptions and expectations are.

  • Discuss who has the real hard information on current trends and how it should be valued.

  • Debate with charterers, traders, brokers, operators and ship-owners on what the freight rates and the market will be, what ships will be needed and how shipping will be affected.

  • Learn about the effects of ship innovation imperatives and how it affects ship asset values

  • Learn about the consequences from the overcapacity of the orderbook

  • Learn how to mobilize money in the current and future climate.

  • Are traditional shipping banks back in office?

  • Learn where the shipping money is now and how to find it

  • Learn where the smart investments should go now?

 

Come to Athens and join the world’s shipping players there to discuss, debate and network in a true Athenian style at Iron Ore & Coal World Shipping Summit 2011.
 

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Speakers and discussion panellists:
(as of 03 October):

 

  • Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
  • Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos Founder, Tsakos Group
  • Ugo Salerno CEO RINA
  • Harris Vafias President & CEO StealthGas Inc
  • Dale Ploughman Chairman and CEO Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
  • Leonidas Polemis President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime
  • John Xylas, President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
  • George Gourdomichalis  President/Managing Director, G. Bros Maritime Capt.
  • Akis Tsirigakis , Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
  • Anil Sharma, President and CEO, GMS
  • Pandelis Zafirakis, Chartering & Operations Manager,
    DIANA Shipping Inc.
  • George Gratsos,President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
  • George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
  • Michalis Dalacouras B.Eng., M.Eng. MISC Dalex Shipping Co. S.A.
  • Mark Williams Head Research Braemar Seascope
  • Colin Cridland Board Member Clarksons
  • John D'Ancona Dry Cargo Research, Galbraith's
  • Jeremy Penn Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange
  • Duncan Dunn SSY Futures Ltd.
  • Derek Langston SSY Senior Director
  • John Su Keen Maritime Services Inc.
  • John C. Pachoulis President Hellenic Shipbrokers Association
  • Fedon Tomazos, Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
  • George Arcadis Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO
  • Clay Maitland Founding Chairman, NAMEPA North American Marine Enviornment Protection Association and
    Managing Partner, International Registries / Marshall Islands Registry
  • George Xiradakis Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
  • Harilaos Psaraftis Professor, National Technical University of Athens
  • Speed Kim Representative & Project Development, SK Shipping Greece
  • Dean Tseretopoulos Director to the board of QACE
  • Kosmas Mazarakis Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A
  • Peter Toombs, President MES Marine Exhaust Solutions Inc.
  • Janos Koenig Managing Director Eurofin
  • Apostolos Poulovassilis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
  • Kirsi Tikka Vice President Global Technology and Business Development, ABS
  • George Mantalos Technical Director, Starbulk
  • Stefano Bertilone General Manager for Europe, RINA
  • Jan Fransen Managing Director – Green Award
  • Costas Liadis President, Carras (Hellas) S.A.(to be confirmed)
  • Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive
  • Alexandros Karamitsos, Program Manager,
    Wärtsilä
    Switzerland
  • Karen Kokabi Managing Director, OreCoal
  • Jannis Kostoulas Managing Director, Mare Forum and Partner, OreCoal
  • more panelists to be announced...

 


 

    WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER 2011
 
19:00   Registration
 
20:00   Welcome Dinner hosted by
The Marshall Islands

  
 
    THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2011
 
08:00   

Registration and coffee
 

    Opening and welcome
09:00   The Conference Organisers

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director,
Mare Forum and Partner, ORECOAL

Karen Kokabi
Managing Director
OreCoal
 
     
   

Session 1
Iron Ore, Coal and other commodities forecast

  • What are the current trends in the Iron Ore and Coal supply and demand chain?
  • What are the consequences and the lessons learned from the “developed markets recession” caused by the financial crisis and their direct effect on the iron ore and coal commodities trading?
  • How do Africa, Brazil, Australia and India affect the dry bulk commodities?
  • What is the future of Coal vs. other energy commodities?
  • What are the emerging alternatives in the supply and demand of coal? What will be the effect on shipping?
  • What is the outlook for Asian demand and supply of raw materials in 2012
  • Is there going to be a firmer outlook from Asian Steel mills on restocking their Iron Ore reserves?
  • Is there going to be a potential drop or rise in Asian demand of raw materials in 2012?
  • Will Vale's belief that Iron Ore prices will be continously due to blooming Asian demand?

Session chairman:

09:10   Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO

Speakers:

09:20   Mark Williams
Head Research Braemar Seascope
 
09:40   Colin Cridland
Board Member, Clarksons
 
09:50   John D'Ancona
Dry Cargo Research, Galbraith's
     
10:00   Discussion between speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following theme:
  • Is there a shifting of balance of trade and what are its effects in different vessels usage and freight rates?
    Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos
Founder, Tsakos Group

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas Inc
Dale Ploughman Chairman and CEO Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
John Xylas,
President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.

Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime

George Gourdomichalis 
President/Managing Director, G. Bros Maritime Capt

Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
Costas Liadis
(to be confirmed)
President, Carras (Hellas) S.A.

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Michalis Dalacouras B.Eng., M.Eng. MISC Dalex Shipping Co. S.A.
Leon Patitsas
Managing Director, Atlas Maritime 

John D'Ancona
Dry Cargo Research, Galbraith's

Jeremy Penn
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange

Duncan Dunn
SSY Futures Ltd.

Derek Langston
SSY Dry Bulk Senior Director

John Su
Keen Maritime Services Inc.

John C. Pachoulis
President Hellenic Shipbrokers Association
Fedon Tomazos, Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime  
George Arcadis
Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, NAMEPA North American Marine Enviornment Protection Association and Managing Partner
, International Registries / Marshall Islands Registry
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Speed Kim
Representative & Project Development, SK Shipping Greece

Dean Tseretopoulos
Director to the board of QACE
Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A

Peter Toombs
President MES Marine Exhaust Solutions Inc.
Janos Koenig
Managing Director Eurofin
Kirsi Tikka
Vice President Global Technology and Business Development, ABS

George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk

Stefano Bertilone
General Manager for Europe, RINA

Jan Fransen
Managing Director – Green Award
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive
Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, ORECOAL
Jannis Kostoulas Managing Director, Mare Forum and Partner, ORECOAL

more panelists to be announced...

 

11:00   break
 
    session 2
   

New Frontier: Next Peak in Shipping Business Cycle -The Dry Bulk Shipping Market Outlook

  • What are the fundamentals behind the recovery of the shipping industry and key players who are responsible for the new opportunities?

  • What is the perception vs reality about the shipping markets recovery?

  • Dry bulk forecasts, per ship type outlook

  • The nuclear disaster in Japan, causes a wave of coal renaissance throughout the world, driving freight rates to a 2011 high

  • The Derivatives vs. the Physical market challenges

  • What is the effect of oversupply of tonnage and port congestion on the market?

  • The order book: How much has been cancelled and how much will be cancelled next?

  • How to deal with the oversupply of new-buildings, what are the solutions to over capacity?

  • The Ship Recycling Market outlook - Is scrapping enough to help rebalancing the fleet?

  • Freight Rates analysis and how to apply it to foresee the future freight rates in the post-crisis world economy?

  • A look at Dry Market fundamentals: what is their relationship to the FFA forward curve, what the option market is priced at, and how the alternatives compare with some physical time charter rates?
     

Session chairman:

    George Gourdomichalis 
President/Managing Director, G. Bros Maritime Capt.

Speakers:

11:20   Jeremy Penn
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange
 
11:30   Duncan Dunn
SSY Futures Ltd.
 
11:40   Derek Langston
SSY Dry Bulk Senior Director
 
11:50   Anil Sharma
President and CEO, GMS
 
12:00   Discussion between speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following theme:
  • Where should we look for the most profitable opportunities in the shipping market?

Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos
Founder, Tsakos Group

John Su
Keen Maritime Services Inc.

John C. Pachoulis
President Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas Inc
Dale Ploughman
Chairman and CEO Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO

John Xylas,
President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.

Colin Cridland
Board Member, Clarksons
Fedon Tomazos, Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime

George Gourdomichalis 
President/Managing Director, G. Bros Maritime Capt.
 
Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
Costas Liadis (to be confirmed)
President, Carras (Hellas) S.A.

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Michalis Dalacouras B.Eng., M.Eng. MISC Dalex Shipping Co. S.A.
Leon Patitsas
Managing Director, Atlas Maritime 

George Arcadis
Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, NAMEPA North American Marine Enviornment Protection Association and Managing Partner
, International Registries / Marshall Islands Registry
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Speed Kim
Representative & Project Development, SK Shipping Greece

Dean Tseretopoulos
Director to the board of QACE
Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A

Peter Toombs
President MES Marine Exhaust Solutions Inc.
Janos Koenig
Managing Director Eurofin
Kirsi Tikka
Vice President Global Technology and Business Development, ABS

George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk

Stefano Bertilone
General Manager for Europe, RINA

Jan Fransen
Managing Director – Green Award
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive
Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, ORECOAL
Jannis Kostoulas Managing Director, Mare Forum and Partner, ORECOAL
more panelists to be announced...

 

13:00   Lunch hosted by Wärtsilä


 
    session 3
    Dry Bulk and Blue shipping environmental innovations - a tango for two
Imperatives for sustainable shipping business
   
  • Who are the major players in the environmental market?
  • Is natural gas propulsion, nuclear, wind or solar the next big thing?
  • What will be the effect on shipping in the future of China’s decision to go green while still using coal and its effects on coal prices?
  • How to shift priorities away from low freight rates and into smart R&D, to not only provide cheapest transportation, but also sustainability and staying power?
14:10  

Alexandros Karamitsos, Program Manager,
Wärtsilä
Switzerland

 

14:25  

Round table discussion
round table chairman:

Kirsi Tikka
Chief Engineer, ABS

Round table members:
George Gratsos,
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas Inc


Clay Maitland Founding Chairman, NAMEPA North American Marine Enviornment Protection Association and Managing Partner, International Registries / Marshall Islands Registry

Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens

George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk

Stefano Bertilone
General Manager for Europe, RINA

Jan Fransen
Managing Director – Green Award

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

Dean Tseretopoulos
Director to the board of QACE

Discussion between round table members and audience participants on the following theme:
 

   
  • How can we create synergy between the shipping profits and shipping sustainability?

Discussion panellists:

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime
Michalis Dalacouras B.Eng., M.Eng. MISC Dalex Shipping Co. S.A.
Leon Patitsas
Managing Director, Atlas Maritime 
Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos
Founder, Tsakos Group

John Xylas,
President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
Dale Ploughman
Chairman and CEO Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO
George Gourdomichalis 
President/Managing Director, G. Bros Maritime Capt.

Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Costas Liadis (to be confirmed)
President, Carras (Hellas) S.A.

John D'Ancona
Dry Cargo Research, Galbraith's
Fedon Tomazos, Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Jeremy Penn
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange

Duncan Dunn
SSY Futures Ltd.

Derek Langston
SSY Dry Bulk Senior Director

John Su
Keen Maritime Services Inc.

John C. Pachoulis
President Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

George Arcadis
Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO

George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Speed Kim
Representative & Project Development, SK Shipping Greece

Dean Tseretopoulos
Director to the board of QACE
Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A

Peter Toombs
President MES Marine Exhaust Solutions Inc.
Janos Koenig
Managing Director Eurofin
 
Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive
Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, ORECOAL
Jannis Kostoulas Managing Director, Mare Forum and Partner, ORECOAL
more panelists to be announced...

 

15:10   Break
 
   

Session 4

    Investments and Finance
   
  • Are traditional shipping financial institutions back to lending?
  • How much capital do banks have at their disposal for ship finance and what is the new criteria for lending?
  • How big is the role of Chinese banks in ship finance ?
  • Is private equity an alternative in shipping and commodities investments today and is public equity again interested in shipping?
     

session chairman:

15:30   George Gourdomichalis 
President/Managing Director, G. Bros Maritime Capt.
 
    Introduction to the themes
15:40   George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd
 
15:50   General discussion between all participants on the following theme:
  • Where is the shipping money now and how to find it

Discussion panellists:
George Arcadis
Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO

Janos Koenig
Managing Director Eurofin
Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos
Founder, Tsakos Group

Dale Ploughman
Chairman and CEO Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas Inc
Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime

Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
Costas Liadis (to be confirmed)
President, Carras (Hellas) S.A.

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Michalis Dalacouras B.Eng., M.Eng. MISC Dalex Shipping Co. S.A.
Leon Patitsas
Managing Director, Atlas Maritime 

Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO
John D'Ancona
Dry Cargo Research, Galbraith's

Jeremy Penn
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange

Duncan Dunn
SSY Futures Ltd.

Derek Langston
SSY Dry Bulk Senior Director

John Su
Keen Maritime Services Inc.

John C. Pachoulis
President Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

George Arcadis
Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, NAMEPA North American Marine Enviornment Protection Association and Managing Partner
, International Registries / Marshall Islands Registry
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Speed Kim
Representative & Project Development, SK Shipping Greece

Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International

Fedon Tomazos, Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A

Peter Toombs
President MES Marine Exhaust Solutions Inc.
Kirsi Tikka Vice President Global Technology and Business Development, ABS
George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk

Stefano Bertilone
General Manager for Europe, RINA

Jan Fransen
Managing Director – Green Award
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register

Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive
Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, ORECOAL
Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum and Partner, ORECOAL

more panelists to be announced...

 

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