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5th
Iron Ore & Coal
World Shipping Summit 2013

- Is now finally the time to buy? -
Trade – shipping – sustainability – investments and finance


Tuesday 1 October 2013
Divani Apollon Palace

Athens - Greece




The speakers and discussion panelists

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


George Gratsos
President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping

Kirsi Tikka
President and COO, Europe Division

Harris Vafias
President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.

George D. Gourdomichalis
CEO, Blue Wall Shipping

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA

Michele Francioni
CEO, RINA Services

Colin Cridland
Board Member, Clarksons

John Pachoulis
Megachart Inc.

John Su
Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.

Jerome Reboulleau, PhD
Founder and Owner of Swiss Mar

 

Dimitris Koukas
Managing Director, Optima, Shipbrokers


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

Vagelis Chatzigiannis
GMS (Dubai)

Jeremy Penn 
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange

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

Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin

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

Sean J Foley
Business Development Manager, Port2port

Roberto Cazzulo
Chairman IACS

Dionysios Antonopoulos
Technical Service Manager 2-stroke
Wärtsilä Greece S.A.


Theo Xenakoudis
Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI Hellas Ltd./The Marshall Islands Registry

Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime (invited)

Akis Tsirigakis
Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.

David Peel
European Manager, RightShip

Dimitris Lyras
Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.

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

Ioannis Alexopoulos
Director, Eurofin S.A.

John Tzoannos
Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine

Nikos Stratis
Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds

Spyridon Zolotas
Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA

Alek Tomazos
Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.

Tjitse Lupgens
Project Manager
, Damen Shipyards


Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, OreCoal

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum
Partner, OreCoal
 

 

 

    MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2013
 
19:45   Registration
 
     
20:00   Welcome Dinner hosted by The Marshall Islands

  
 
    TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2013
 
08:00  

Registration and coffee
 

    Opening and welcome
09:00   The Conference Organisers

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum
Partner, OreCoal


Karen Kokabi
Managing Director
OreCoal
 
   

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 behavior?/ 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?
  • Have we reached the bottom and when will we see trends of recovery?
  • When will the shipping markets warm up? What are the signs?  
09:10   session chairman:
Philip Embiricos

 Past President, BIMCO
 

09:20  

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

 

09:30  

George Gratsos
President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
 

09:40  

Kirsi Tikka
President and COO, Europe Division

 

09:50   Roberto Cazzulo
Chairman IACS
 
10:00   Discussion between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants

Conference Discussion panelists:

Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
George D. Gourdomichalis CEO, Blue Wall Shipping
Maurizio D'Amico Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA
Gregg L. McNelis President / Chief Executive Officer, TBS Shipping Limited
Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI Hellas Ltd./The Marshall Islands Registry
Leonidas Polemis President, Remi Maritime (invited)
Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
John Pachoulis, Megachart Inc.
John Su, Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
David Peel European Manager, RightShip
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
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
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin S.A.
John Tzoannos Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine
Nikos Stratis Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds
Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA

Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
more panelists to be announced
 

11:00   Break
 
    session 2
11:20  

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 2014?

  • 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?

  • Is scrapping enough to rebalance the fleet?How much has been scraped and how much will be scrapped next?

  •  What is the effect of orderbook of Chinese shipbuilders strategies?

  • Managing financial margins in the dry-bulk market through the cycle: critical size, diversification effect

11:20   session chairman
Michele Francioni
CEO, RINA Services

 
11:30  

Colin Cridland 

Board Member, Clarksons
 

11:40   Dimitris Koukas
Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
 
11:50   Jerome Reboulleau, PhD
Founder and Owner of Swiss Mar
12:00   Vagelis Chatzigiannis

GMS (Dubai)
 

12:10   Jeremy Penn 
Chief Executive, Baltic Exchange
 
12:10   Discussion between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants

Conference Discussion panelists:

Harris Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
George D. Gourdomichalis CEO, Blue Wall Shipping
Maurizio D'Amico Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA
Gregg L. McNelis President / Chief Executive Officer, TBS Shipping Limited
Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI Hellas Ltd./The Marshall Islands Registry
Leonidas Polemis President, Remi Maritime (invited)
Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
John Pachoulis, Megachart Inc.
John Su, Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V

Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
David Peel European Manager, RightShip
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
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
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin S.A.
John Tzoannos Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine
Nikos Stratis Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds
Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA

Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
more panelists to be announced


 

13:10   Lunch
 
    session 3
    Where to raise capital today?
Investments Opportunities
New ships, New fuels, Innovations
 
    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?
Are the stock, bond and private equity markets still interested in shipping?
Is there sufficient ship finance capacity for new business?
Restructuring issues - what are the ways of minimizing the damage to shipping companies?
How much capital is available to lend to shipping companies and what are the criteria for lending at the moment?
Rising debt to equity rations and more risk for bankruptcies than ever, what can we expect as consequences?
Asia rising as a source of financing and what it means for shipping industry’s borrowing opportunities?
Where should Greek and foreign investors be putting their shipping money?

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?
 
14:30   session co-chairmen
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
 
 
14:40   Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin
 
14:50   Speaker to be announced
 
15:00   Dionysios Antonopoulos
Technical Service Manager 2-stroke
Wärtsilä Greece S.A.

 
15:10   Tjitse Lupgens
Project Manager
, Damen Shipyards

 
15:20   Sean J Foley
Business Development Manager
Port2port

 
15:30   Discussion between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants

Conference Discussion panelists:

Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
George D. Gourdomichalis CEO, Blue Wall Shipping
Maurizio D'Amico Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA
Gregg L. McNelis President / Chief Executive Officer, TBS Shipping Limited
Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI Hellas Ltd./The Marshall Islands Registry
Leonidas Polemis President, Remi Maritime (invited)
Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
John Pachoulis, Megachart Inc.
John Su, Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V

Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
David Peel European Manager, RightShip
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
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
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin S.A.
John Tzoannos Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine
Nikos Stratis Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds
Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA

Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
more panelists to be announced

 

     
16:30   Conclusions
 
17:00   Drinks