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MARE FORUM ISTANBUL 2010

- The Turkish Expansion II-

Where does Turkey fit in the post-crunch world economy and world shipping?

 Monday 17 May 2010

Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul - Turkey


 

Where does Turkey fit in the post-crunch world economy and world shipping?

Right in the middle, is the answer, poised to take advantage of the new order.

 

The credit crunch has speeded up massive structural changes in the world economy. We are moving quickly from a West-East world to a more complex political and economic landscape. In the pre crunch world, Turkey was neither West nor East, and fell between the centres of economic and political power. In today’s multi-polar asymmetry, Turkey stands out more strongly as a regional power, a gateway to Europe, an energy supply route and a powerhouse of educated labour. Oh, and there is money there. Turkish banks didn’t go broke in the crisis.

Manufacturers are shortening supply lines, which means more things being made in Turkey for sale in Europe. Consumers are waking up to energy security, which means more diverse energy supplies are needed, and Turkey is crucial to Europe’s diversification. So look for more raw material flowing into Turkey, more finished goods flowing out, and more tankers, pipelines and offshore energy development.

 

Shipping everywhere is taking a breather after the boom, and shipbuilding is looking unhappy as owners hold off on new orders. But that is the short term. Turkish shipyards can compete, and will be back building complex ships and high quality yachts. Turkish owners have shown themselves resilient, and they will be back, taking up new trading opportunities. And Turkish innovation is thriving, backed by capital, cost-effective labour and access to massive markets.

 

As Europe emerges from the credit crunch, hungry for goods and services, ships and shipping, Turkey is ready to meet that demand. What are Turkish entrepreneurs, Turkish banks, Turkish political leaders, Turkish yards and Turkish shipowners doing now?

Come to Istanbul and take part in the 2ndMare Forum Istanbul 2010 to find out. In 2009 Mare Forum Istanbul was a massive success, with a room full of owners and yards and entrepreneurs, all joining in an unusually free debate.
(Summary and Conclusions 2009) They went away energised, and this year Mare Forum is back to build on that.

 

This forum brings together the best of Turkish owners, yards, innovators, financiers and mixes them with their counterparts from around the world.  It is a hospitable venue, a lively and fascinating city and a lively and fascinating debate. Every delegate gets a chance to join in, and no-one leaves who has not learned something or made a useful new contact.


Turkey’s time has come. 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 panelists


The list of speakers will be updated regularly

Metin Kalkavan
Chairman
Turkish Chamber of Shipping


Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu 
Managing Director, Kaptanoglu Holding

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

Murat Bener
General Manager
Besiktas Group

Servet Yardimci
President
YARDIMCI SHIPPING

Sualp Urkmez
CEO, Furtrans

 

Recep Duzgit
Board Member
Turkish Chamber of Shipping


Ozgur Cilli
Desan Shipyard


Berke Cicek
CEO, Cicek Shipyards

Seyma Inal
Inal Law office

Representatives
from several Turkish shipowning companies

Ugo Salerno
CEO, RINA

Guy Verberne
Head of Economic Research, Fortis Bank Nederland

Colin Cridland
Director Research, Clarksons

Enrico Paglia
Research Manager, Banchero-Costa & Co.

John D'Ancona
Director Research, Galbraith's

Sergey Burima
Vice President, Novoship

Maurizio d’Amico
Director, d’Amico Societa di Navigatione
               
Rear Admiral Robert C. North (Ret. USCG)
President, North Star Maritime
                              
Geert Dokter
Managing Director, Hanzevast Shipping

Fabrizio Vettosi
Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., Investment & Advisory

Stefano Penco
Vice President, Southern Europe Region, ABS

               
Theo Xenakoudis
Managing Director, International Registries, Piraeus

Stefano Bertilone
General Manager for Europe, RINA

Henk Hoornaert
Shipowner, Lauranne Shipping

Fransesco S. Lauro
Managing Partner Studio Legale Lauro

Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd., UK

Representatives
from several Turkish Shipbuilding companies

Nikos Stratis
Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds

John Guy
Partner, Merlin Corporate Communications

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

 


 


 

Monday 17 May 2010

Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul
Istanbul - Turkey

 

 

08:00   Registration
 
    session 1

Opening and Welcome
 
09:00   Conference Chair:

Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding

John Guy
Partner
Merlin Corporate Communications

 
09:15   The world economic picture and trends and where Turkey stands as an emerging economic power and trading nation in global terms IN THE POST – CRUNCH WORLD ECONOMY & WORLD SHIPPING

Metin Kalkavan
Chairman
Turkish Chamber of Shipping

 
    Session 2

Where does Turkey fit in the post-crunch world economy and world shipping?
 
09:30   World Geopolitics and Turkey - Turkey and its role to the regional and international environment.
World economy and trade forecasts
 
Turkey and the world of Energy - Oil and Gas;
Oil and Gas Pipelines potential from central Asia, Russia, 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

session chairman
Ugo Salerno
CEO, RINA

SPEAKERS
Guy Verberne
Head of Economic Research, Fortis Bank Nederland
Batu Aksoy
Executive Board Member, Petform
Vice Chairman, Turcas Petroleum

Gary Morgan
Research, Clarksons
Enrico Paglia
Research Manager, Banchero-Costa & Co.
John D'Ancona
Research, Galbraith's
 
10:50   break
 
11:20   Discussion and Debate  between speakers , discussion panellists and audience participants  on the following themes:

Is Trust back? What are the market perceptions and expectations?

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

Where should Turkish and foreign investors be putting their shipping money?


DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
Servet Yardimci
President
YARDIMCI SHIPPING

Murat Bener
General Manager
Besiktas Group
Recep Duzgit
Board Member
Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Berke Cicek
CEO, Cicek Shipyards
Ozgur Cilli
Desan Shipyard

Sergey Burima
Vice President, Novoship
Maurizio d’Amico
Director, d’Amico Societa di Navigatione
Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret.)
President, North Star Maritime
Geert Dokter
Managing Director Hanzevast Shipping
Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd., UK

 

12:30   Lunch hosted by



 


 

    session 3

The Turkish maritime Cluster in Motion.
Innovation, shipbuilding, energy, finance and investments

 
13:50   Exciting new ideas in Turkey – innovation in action
Energy developments, Turkey’s role in the energy world
Shipbuilding in Turkey – how will it develop after the crisis?
Offshore energy developments close to Turkey, who will build and operate the platforms, floaters and support vessels?
Where will the cash come from to finance innovative ideas, energy development and Turkey’s shipping?
Is ship recycling an opportunity for Turkey?
 

session chair
Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding

SPEAKERS:
Stefano Bertilone
General Manager for Europe, RINA
Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd., UK
Nikos Stratis
Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
Sualp Urkmez
CEO, Furtrans
Ozgur Cilli
Desan Shipyard

Recep Duzgit
Board Member
Turkish Chamber of Shipping

Seyma Inal
Inal Law office
Murat Bener
General Manager
Besiktas Group

Berke Cicek
CEO, Cicek Shipyards

Sergey Burima
Vice President Novoship
Stefano Penco
Vice President, Southern Europe Region, ABS

Theo Xenakoudis
Managing Director International Registries, Piraeus
Maurizio d’Amico
Director, d’Amico Societa di Navigatione
Henk Hoornaert
Shipowner, Lauranne Shipping
Fransesco S. Lauro
Managing Partner Studio Legale Lauro
Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret.)
President, North Star Maritime
Geert Dokter
Managing Director Hanzevast Shipping
 

14:45   Break
 
15:15   Discussion and Debate  between speakers , discussion panellists and audience participants on the following themes:

What are Turkey’s maritime strengths, and how can we catalyze them to take advantage of the new world order?

Shipbuilding in Turkey – how will it develop after the crisis?

The competitiveness of Turkish yards in the present turmoil of world wide shipbuilding

What obstacles, legal, political, financial or cultural do we need to overcome?

 

    session 4

How can Turkey expand its maritime position in the world?
 
16:15  

General Discussion /Debate between all speakers, all discussion panelists and all the audience participants

     
17:00   Conclusions

Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director
Kaptanoglu Holding

John Guy
Partner
Merlin Corporate Communications

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum
 
     
17:10  

Cocktail hosted by

   
     

 

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