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MARE FORUM ISTANBUL 2009

- The Turkish Expansion -

seeking competitive advantages in a global shipping market


 Tuesday 10 March

Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Istanbul - Turkey


 

TURKEY.  How can it make the most of the credit crunch?

It is Europe’s new powerhouse. The credit crunch will slow everything down, but the direction is clear. Turkey is where European shipbuilding will grow, where demand for manpower, for consumer goods, for energy and for raw materials will grow, where shipowners will go global and where Europe can look for strong growth and strong people close to home. Energy costs and environmental pressures mean supply lines for everything must shorten, which will make Turkey even better positioned. It is one of the gatekeepers to Europe’s energy, it can be the new centre of Europe’s manufacturing, and it will certainly be Europe’s shipbuilding centre in the near future.

When Europe emerges from the credit crunch, hungry for goods and services, ships and shipping, will Turkey be ready to meet that demand? What do Turkish entrepreneurs, Turkish banks, Turkish political leaders have to do now to be ready?

Turkey is a fascinating country, full of potential, yet full of paradoxes. Full of hospitable people, full of ideas, full of energy. Now Turkey is again becoming a key piece of the global economic jigsaw. Now is the time to engage with Turkey and its shipowners, its shipbuilders, its port developers, its financiers and its movers and shakers. Credit crunches create opportunities, and Turkey is well placed to take those up.

Welcome to a new type of forum, one which Turkish people understand well, of free, open and often heated debate. This is not a conference with long papers and companies pushing products. It is a day of short, punchy presentations, the chance to talk to and meet the key people, the chance to listen and the chance to speak. Mare Forum is coming to Turkey to harness the energy of Turkish shipping and show how it fits into tomorrow’s world. This forum brings together Turkish and international CEO's from shipping, trading, brokerage and shipbuilding companies, politicians and regulators, charterers, key investors in shipping, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs.

Join in, have fun, get a competitive advantage in a country that matters a lot now and soon will matter a lot more.

 


for the programme see below

The Speakers and discussion panellists




Metin Kalkavan
Chairman
Turkish Chamber of Shipping
 

Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director, Kaptanoglu Holding
Conference co-chair

 

Yavuz Kalkavan
General Manager
Besiktas Group

 
Batu Aksoy
Executive Board Member, Petform
Vice Chairman, Turcas Petroleum

 

Servet Yardimci
President
YARDIMCI SHIPPING

 
Esref Cerrahoglu

Cerrahgil Group of Companies

Asaf Guneri
Chairman, Zihni Holding A.S.
 

Prof. Dr Bayram Öztürk
TUDAV
President


Prof. dr. Oral Erdogan
Bilgi University
 

Prof.dr Yucel Odabasi
Istanbul Techinacl Univertsity, Naval Architecture


Turgut Guneri
Executive Board Member
Zihni Holding A.S.

Ozgur Cilli
Desan Shipyard


Maurizio Nigito
Regional Manager Europe
RINA

 

Representatives
Turkish Shipowning Companies

Ralph Leszczynski
Head of Research
Banchero Costa – China

 

Sergey Burima
Vice President, Executine Board member
Sovcomflot


Geert Dokter
Managing Director
Hanzevast Shipping

Didier Chaléat
SVP Bureau Veritas
Managing Director Marine Division

Roberto Giorgi
CEO
V.Ships

Theo Xenakoudis
Managing Director
International Registries, Piraeus

Henk Hoornaert
Shipowner
Lauranne Shipping

Bote de Vries
Managing Director
Finamar

Janos Koenig
Managing Director
Eurofin International Ltd., UK

 

Fransesco S. Lauro
Managing Partner
Studio Legale Lauro

Maurizio D’Amico
Director
D'Amico Societŕ di Navigazione SpA
 

Representatives
Turkish Shipbuilding Companies

 

John Guy
Partner, Merlin Corporate Communications
Conference co-chair

 

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum
 

and more to confirm



 

 


Tuesday
10 March 2009

Summary and Conclusions
 

08:00   Registration
 
    session

OPENING AND WELCOME

 
09:00  
Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding

John Guy
Partner
Merlin Corporate Communications

Turgut Guneri
Executive Board Member
Zihni Holding A.S.
 

09:30   The world economic picture and trends and where Turkey stands as an emerging economic power and trading nation in global terms

Metin Kalkavan
Chairman
Turkish Chamber of Shipping

 
    session 2 

TURKEY & THE WORLD
TURKEY & THE (INTERNATIONAL) SHIPPING MARKETS
SHIPS DEMAND AND SUPPLY FORECASTS

 
     
09:50  
  • World Geopolitics and Turkey - Turkey between east and west
  • Europe, USA and Turkey - Common challenges, goals and interests
  • Turkey and the world of Energy - Oil and Gas;
  • Realities of Today and Future Developments
  • Oil and Gas Pipelines potential from central Asia, Middle East and North Africa to Turkey and Europe
  • The Offshore plans/strategies for exploring oil and gas
  • Wet bulk trades and Dry bulk trade forecasts
  • China, India and World Economy variables
   
  • Discussion and Debate  between speakers , discussion panellists and audience participants on the following theme:

    The Turkish shipping picture:
    what does it consist of today and what can it be tomorrow?

    Is Turkish shipping ready to take on the energy supply challenge?

    Where should Turkish and foreign investors be putting their shipping money?
    SPEAKERS:
Batu Aksoy
Executive Board Member, Petform
Vice Chairman, Turcas Petroleum

Ralph Leszczynski
Head of Research
Banchero Costa – China
DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
Yavuz Kalkavan
General Manager of Besiktas Group
Servet Yardimci
President YARDIMCI SHIPPING

Esref Cerrahoglu
Cerrahgil Group of Companies
Asaf Guneri
Chairman, Zihni Holding A.S.

Prof. dr. Oral Erdogan
Bilgi University
Ozgur Cilli
Desan Shipyard

Sergey Burima
Member of the Board, Sovcomflot
Henk Hoornaert
Shipowner, Lauranne Shipping
Maurizio d’Amico
d’Amico Societa di Navigatione
John Guy
Partner
Merlin Corporate Communications
Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding
Fransesco S. Lauro
Managing Partner
Studio Legale Lauro

Representative
Energy Industries
Audience participants
 
11:00   Break
 
12:00   Lunch hosted by Bureau Veritas


 

 


Lunch speaker:  
Ms. Sharon Wiener
USA Consul General

 

    session 3 

THE TURKISH MARITIME CLUSTER IN MOTION
Ship building – crewing - flag, tax, legal environment, ports and terminals debate
 
     
14:00  
  • Shipbuilding in Turkey – how will it cope with the credit crunch?
  • The competitiveness of Turkish yards in the present turmoil of world wide shipbuilding
  • Crewing – where will Turkish shipping companies source their manpower?
  • The Turkish Flag – improvements made and improvements needed
  • Tickling up Turkish Tax
  • Foreign flags facilitating the Turkish expansion
   
  • Discussion and Debate  between speakers , discussion panellists and audience participants on the following theme:

What should be done to develop further competitive advantages?

SPEAKERS:
Didier Chaléat
SVP Bureau Veritas
Managing Director Marine Division
Session Chairman
Maurizio Nigito
Regional Manager Europe
RINA
Prof.dr Yucel Odabasi
Istanbul Techinacal Univertsity,
Naval Architecture

Roberto Giorgi
CEO, V.Ships
Theo Xenakoudis
Managing Director International Registries, Piraeus
DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding
Ozgur Cilli
Desan Shipyard

Henk Hoornaert
Shipowner, Lauranne Shipping
Sergey Burima
Member of the Board, Sovcomflot
Bote de Vries
Managing Director, Finamar
Fransesco S. Lauro
Managing Partner
Studio Legale Lauro

Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd., UK
Ralph Leszczynski
Head of Research
Banchero Costa – China
Maurizio d’Amico
d’Amico Societa di Navigatione
Prof Dr Oral Erdogan
Bilgi University
Turgut Guneri
Executive Board Member, Zihni Holding A.S.
Audience participants
 

15:30   Break
 
    session 4

HOW CAN THE CAPITAL PROVIDERS FACILITATE THE TURKISH EXPANSION?
THE CATALYSTS DEBATE - FINANCE & INVESTMENTS
Shipowners vs. Capital Providers
 
     
16:00  
  • What are the Turkish-owners requirements from the capital providers?
  • What are the capital providers doing to facilitate expansion?
  • Will capital providers see opportunities in Turkey in a credit crunch, or will they turn their backs and look to more traditional markets?
  • Turkish banks or Foreign banks?
  • Private Equity – Opportunities in Turkey?
   
  • Discussion and Debate  between speakers , discussion panellists and audience participants on the following theme:

What is provided - What is really needed?

SPEAKERS:
Prof. dr. Oral Erdogan
Bilgi University
Bote de Vries
Managing Director, Finamar
DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd., UK

Turgut Guneri
Executive Board Member, Zihni Holding A.S.
Francesco S. Lauro
Managing Partner
Studio Legale Lauro

Roberto Giorgi
CEO, V.Ships
Didier Chaléat
SVP Bureau Veritas
Managing Director Marine Division
Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding
John Guy
Partner
Merlin Corporate Communications
Representatives Turkish Banks
Audience participants
 

17:15   General Discussion and Debate  between all speakers , all discussion panellists and audience participants on the following theme:

How can Turkey expand its maritime position in the world?

 

17:45   Conclusions by the conference moderators

Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding

John Guy
Partner
Merlin Corporate Communications

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum
 
     
18:00   Cocktail Reception hosted by
   
     
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