4th
Iron Ore & Coal
World Shipping Summit 2012
Trade – shipping – sustainability – investments and finance


Monday 1 October 2012
Divani Apollon Palace

Athens - Greece



 

Having established Iron Ore and Coal World Shipping Summit as one of the most important and informative shipping events of the year, we are happy to welcome you to our 4th annual conference, which will take place on October 1st in Athens, Greece.

This is not an easy time for shipping industry, which has entered it's full on shipping recession that has not been seen for decades. Pressures of orderbooks, low freight rates, plunging commodities, and no easy financing in sight all amount to very turbulent times.

The international iron ore, coal and shipping communities will gather in Athens to discuss, advise and network around thetopical 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 atthis distinguished conference, where the exchange of information and ideas will make this an unforgettable experience.

 

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 2012.
 

 



For the programme see below

THE SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELLISTS
(as of 28 September)

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

 

Nicky Pappadakis
President/Chairman,Intercargo/A.G. Pappadakis & Co.

Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO

 

George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
 
George D. Gourdomichalis
President/Managing Director, G.Bros Maritime S.A.

Ugo Salerno
CEO, RINA SpA

Harris Vafias
President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.

 

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping Inc.

 

Kirsi Tikka
President, Europe Division, ABS

 

George Tsavliris 
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group, Chairman, INTERMEPA 

John Xylas
President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp.

Michalis Dalacouras
Director, Dalex Shipping Co.

Maurizio D'Amico
Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

 

Akis Tsirigakis
CEO,
NAUTILUS


Jeremy Penn
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange

Duncan Dunn
Senior Director, SSY Futures Ltd.

Ralph Leszczynski
Research Manager, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA

Colin Cridland
Managing Director, Market Analysis, Clarksons

Leon S. Patitsas
CEO, Atlas Maritime Ltd.

Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime

Anil Sharma
President, GMS Inc. USA

Apostolos Rizakos
Managing Director, Aegean Marine Petroleum S.A.

 

Professor John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General,

Ministry of Mercantile Marine

John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.

Dean Tseretopoulos
Director QACE- Europe

Fabrizio Vettosi
Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA., Investment & Advisory

David Peel
European Manager, Rightship

Marco Albers
Head of Transport & Export Finance
Managing Director, DekaBank,
Germany

John Xylas
President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp.
 

George Arcadis
Chief Representative, ABN AMRO Bank NV


Dimitris Lyras

Director,Lyras Shipping Ltd.
 

Knut Helge Drivenes
Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat


Clay Maitland

Founding Chairman NAMEPA, and

Managing Partner,International Registries, Inc. - Marshall Islands

John C. Pachoulis

President,Hellenic Shipbrokers Association


Jan Fransen

Managing Director, Green Award Foundation


Helena Athoussaki

CEO, Carbon Positive Services Ltd.


Stefano Bertilone
General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, RINA Services SpA


Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd.


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


Lisarain Yu Jiang
Senior Consultant,
Drewry Maritime Advisors

 

Nikos Stratis
 Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds

 

Spyridon Zolotas
Country Manager Greece, RINA


John D. Markianos - Daniolos
Attorney in Law, KGDI law firm

 

Alek Tomazos
Managing Director,
Wärtsilä Greece S.A.

 

Mike Powell
Open Ocean


more panelists to be announced

 


(as of 28 September)

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

 

    SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2012
 
18:30   Registration
 
18:30   Welcome Reception  hosted by RIGHTSHIP


 
20:00   Welcome Dinner hosted by The Marshall Islands

  
 
    MONDAY 1 OCTOBER 2012
 
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
 
   

Nicky Pappadakis
President/Chairman,Intercargo/A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
 

George Gratsos
President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

 
09:40  

Session 1
The Big Picture - Shipping in context
The world economy, the global trade outlook, the financial crisis and its effect on shipping.

  • Global economy, global trade and commodities outlook
  • Towards a global downturn or global economic growth?
  • How dependent is this shipping recession on the outside factors of world economic and political problems?
  • How dependent is the shipping recession of the industries' own behaviour?/ fault?
  • How long will the shipping recession continue and what can be done to prevent it in the future?
  • What needs to be done to rebalance the industry and return it to profitability?
  • What are the main indicators of prolonged slump that ship owners should be on a look out for?
  • How do the effects of a shrinking orderbook and record demolition limit fleet growth this year? How much has been scraped and how much will be scrapped next?
  • Is scrapping enough to rebalance the fleet?
    What is the effect of orderbook of Chinese shipbuilders strategies?
  • Have we reached the bottom and when will we see trends of recovery?
  • When will the shipping markets warm up? What are the signs? 
09:40   session chairman:
Ugo Salerno
CEO, RINA SpA
 
09:50  

Colin Cridland 

Board Member, Clarksons
 

10:00  

Ralph Leszczynski

Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co SpA
 

10:10  

Anil Sharma

President and CEO, GMS

 

10:20   Discussion between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants

Conference Discussion panelists:

Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping Inc.
John Xylas, President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp.
Michalis Dalacouras, Director, Dalex Shipping Co.
Maurizio D'Amico, Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group, Chairman, INTERMEPA 
Leon S. Patitsas, CEO, Atlas Maritime Ltd.
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, NAUTILUS
John Su, Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Dean Tseretopoulos, Director QACE- Europe  
Fabrizio Vettosi, Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA., Investment & Advisory
Kirsi Tikka President, Europe Division, ABS
David Peel,European Manager, Rightship
Marco Albers, Head of Transport & Export Finance / Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany
George Arcadis, Chief Representative, ABN AMRO Bank

Dimitris Lyras, Director,Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Knut Helge Drivenes, Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat

John C. Pachoulis, President,Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive Services Ltd.

Stefano Bertilone, General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, RINA Services SpA

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

John D. Markianos - Daniolos, Attorney in Law, KGDI law firm
Mike Powell Open Ocean

more panelists to be announced
 

11:10   Break hosted by


 
    session 2
11:30  

The Iron Ore, Coal and Steel supply and demand and its effect on maritime transport
Is there a shifting of balance of trade and what are its effects in different vessels usage and freight rates?

  • What are the current trends in the Iron Ore and Coal supply and demand chain?

  • What are the market expectations for iron ore, steel and coal production and consumption?

  • What are the changes seen in the iron ore trade?
    What is the future of Coal vs other energy commodities?

  • Where and when will demand come from next?
    What is the outlook for Asian demand and supply of raw materials in 2013?

  • What type of ships is needed to fulfill current demands?

  • Bunker prices and how it affects the dry bulk market;will charterers be able to sustain these prices and how much strain can they take?

  • Is there a need for more transparency in the iron ore trade?

  • Where should Greek and foreign investors be putting their shipping money?

  • Is drybulk maritime transportation an investment opportunity?

11:30   session chairman
Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO
 
11:40   Lisarain Yu Jiang
Senior Consultant,
Senior Consultant, Drewry Maritime Advisors

 

11:50   Jeremy Penn
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange
 
12:00   Duncan Dunn
Senior Director, SSY Futures Ltd.
 
12:10   Apostolos Rizakos
Managing Director, Aegean Marine Petroleum S.A.
 
12:20   Discussion between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants

Conference Discussion panelists:

Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping Inc.
John Xylas, President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp.
Michalis Dalacouras, Director, Dalex Shipping Co.
Maurizio D'Amico, Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group, Chairman, INTERMEPA 
Leon S. Patitsas, CEO, Atlas Maritime Ltd.
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, NAUTILUS
John Su, Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Dean Tseretopoulos, Director QACE- Europe  
Fabrizio Vettosi, Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA., Investment & Advisory
David Peel,European Manager, Rightship
Marco Albers, Head of Transport & Export Finance / Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany
George Arcadis, Chief Representative, ABN AMRO Bank NV

Dimitris Lyras, Director,Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Knut Helge Drivenes, Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat

John C. Pachoulis, President,Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive Services Ltd.

Stefano Bertilone, General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, RINA Services SpA

Janos Koenig, Managing Director, Eurofin International

Kirsi Tikka President, Europe Division, ABS
Professor John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General,
Ministry of Mercantile Marine
John D. Markianos - Daniolos, Attorney in Law, KGDI law firm
Mike Powell Open Ocean

 

13:20   Lunch hosted by


 
    session 3
14:30   Where to raise capital today?
   
  • How much will banks lend and who are they lending to at the moment?
  • Which international banks are active now and who will be active in the future?
  • Is private equity still interested in shipping?
  • Is there sufficient ship finance capacity for newbusiness?
  • Where should new investments go now and how to finance them?
  • Restructuring issues - what are the ways of minimizing the damage to the companies?
14:30   session chairman
George D. Gourdomichalis
President/Managing Director, G.Bros Maritime S.A.
 
14:40  

George Xiradakis

Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd
 

14:50   Marco Albers
Head of Transport & Export Finance
Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany

 
15:00   Nikos Stratis
 Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds
 
15:10   Discussion between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants

Conference Discussion panelists:

Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping Inc.
John Xylas, President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp.
Michalis Dalacouras, Director, Dalex Shipping Co.
Maurizio D'Amico, Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group, Chairman, INTERMEPA 
Leon S. Patitsas, CEO, Atlas Maritime Ltd.
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, NAUTILUS
John Su, Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Dean Tseretopoulos, Director QACE- Europe
Fabrizio Vettosi, Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA., Investment & Advisory
David Peel,European Manager, Rightship

Dimitris Lyras, Director,Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Knut Helge Drivenes, Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat

John C. Pachoulis, President,Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive Services Ltd.

Stefano Bertilone, General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, RINA Services SpA

Sotirios Kaminis, President & CEO, Kaminco
Yannis Alexopoulos, Director, Eurofin
Professor John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General,
Ministry of Mercantile Marine
John D. Markianos - Daniolos, Attorney in Law, KGDI law firm
Mike Powell Open Ocean
 

15:40   Break hosted by
 

 
   

Session 4

16:00   Imperatives for sustainable investments in Shipping
   
  • How to create a more efficient shipping industry and to develop profitable long-term operations and investments?
  • What are the most current updates on environmental regulations and what do they mean?
  • What are the major incentives for going green?
    Which tested technologies are available on the market today?
  • How to achieve the combination of maximum gain and minimum expenditure to the ship owners?
  • Is dry bulk maritime transportation an opportunity?
16:00   session chairman:

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

16:10   Round table:
   

George Gratsos President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Kirsi Tikka President, Europe Division, ABS

Nicky Pappadakis, President, Intercargo and Chairman,A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
Philip Embiricos, Past President, BIMCO

Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.

David Peel,European Manager, Rightship

Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman NAMEPA, and Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc. - Marshall Islands

Spyridon Zolotas, Country Manager Greece, RINA

Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

Dean Tseretopoulos, Director QACE- Europe

Emmanuel Vordonis, Past Executive Director Thenamaris (to be confirmed)

Dimitris Lyras, Director,Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.

more round table panelists to be announced

 

16:30   Discussion between Round table members, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
   

Conference Discussion panelists:

Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping Inc.
John Xylas, President & CEO, Ariston Navigation Corp.
Michalis Dalacouras, Director, Dalex Shipping Co.
Maurizio D'Amico, Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group, Chairman, INTERMEPA 
Leon S. Patitsas, CEO, Atlas Maritime Ltd.
Leonidas Polemis, President, Remi Maritime
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, NAUTILUS
John Su, Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
Dean Tseretopoulos, Director QACE- Europe
Fabrizio Vettosi, Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA., Investment & Advisory
David Peel,European Manager, Rightship

Dimitris Lyras, Director,Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Knut Helge Drivenes, Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat

John C. Pachoulis, President,Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive Services Ltd.

Stefano Bertilone, General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, RINA Services SpA

Janos Koenig, Managing Director, Eurofin International
Professor John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General,
Ministry of Mercantile Marine
John D. Markianos - Daniolos, Attorney in Law, KGDI law firm
Mike Powell Open Ocean
 

16:50   Conclusions
 
17:15   Drinks
     
     
     

 


 

 

 
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