MARE FORUM & THE BRAZIL-CHINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
present the:

MARE FORUM SOUTH AMERICA
THE BRAZILIAN MIRACLE

Opportunities in shipping and offshore energy


Tuesday 13 September 2011
Sofitel Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil



Together with the Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIBC) and supported by the Bazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP), MARE FORUM organizes the first Mare Forum South America 2011 - The Brazilian Miracle – Opportunities in Shipping and Offshore Energy on Tuesday September 13th at the Sofitel Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

The Brazilian Miracle
Opportunities in Shipping and Offshore Energy


Brazil - A land of rich resources and resourceful people, in a region of opportunities. Brazil is blessed with massive natural reserves of minerals and energy, with people who want to work and who are proud of their country and whose government has made tremendous progress in creating stable macroeconomic policy, combining growth and greater equality. The results are clear – a resilient currency, booming exports, and a sustainableprogram for the development of industry and energy. Through these efforts, Brazil is showing its neighbours the right road to take. Brazil is proud to be a regional leader in adopting global practices for a global development to create opportunities, both within Brazil and the wider region. While there is no lack of natural resources or desire to grow, there is room for capital, ideas, entrepreneurs, shipping and shipbuilding expertise and capacity and for offshore developers and suppliers. Those who engage now in the "Brazilian Miracle" are sure to experience growth.

A mix of shipowners, charterers, traders, brokers, shippers, investors, shipbuilders, classification societies, financial institutions, politicians, regulators and the media, will come together to debate where the shipping and maritime industries in South America are going, what challenges and opportunities are to be faced,; where the shipping money is now, and how to get it,; where the smart investments are going next; how innovation will affect ship prices and how the markets will affect all of these factors.

Come to Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday September 13th and engage with the leaders of Brazil’s shipping, shipbuilding, mining, commodities and offshore companies. Share your ideas, understand their needs and make the vital contacts you need to engage with the river of opportunities now flowing through Brazil.

Mare Forum’s free flowing but personal style is ideal for Brazil: Exciting debates, open discussions, close encountersand valuable face time with the industry's decision makers. And all of this in the exciting setting of one of the world’s most happening cities, host of the 2014 world cup and 2016 Olympic games.

Come join us,

 

Jannis Kostoulas                    
Managing Director 
Mare Forum 

Charles Tang

President

Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry
 


 



- For the programme see below -

The Speakers and Discussion Panelists
[ as of 12 September]
- confirmed -

The list of speakers and discussion panelists will be daily udated
 

Charles Tang
President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jannis Kostoulas
President, Mare Forum

João Carlos de Luca
Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute - IBP

Alessandro Teixeira
Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade

José da Costa Carvalho Neto
President, ELETROBRAS

Ms. Chen Xiaoling
General Consul of China in Rio de Janeiro

Eduardo Autran de Almeida Junior
Executive Manager of Supply and Logistics, Petrobras

Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA

Fernando Pimentel Puga
Head of Economic Monitoring and Operations Department, BNDES

José Dirceu
Ex Chief Minister of Civil House

Paulo Rabello de Castro
Chairman SR Ratings

Nicky Papadakis
Chairman INTERCARGO

Fernando Magalhães
Director of Tecnoil

Luis Eduardo Duque Dutra
Chief of Staff, ANP

George Gourdomichalis
President, G Bros Maritime

Sergio Monaro
Head of Project Finance Brazil, HSBC

Caio Magale
Economist, Itau Bank

Marcio Abdenur
Economist and Vice-President CCIBC

Pedro Caldas
Structured Finance Manager
Wilson Sons Shipping Agency

Stefano Socci
International Development Manager (Industry) RINA

Lia Valls Pereira
Economist, FGV

Harris Antoniou
Managing Director, ABN-AMRO Commodities, Transportation and Energy

Antonio Gil Padilha Bernardes Silveira
General Manager, Caixa Econômica Federal

Arjun Batra
Managing Director of Drewry Shipping Consultants

Gary Morgan
Research, Clarksons

Col. Marlan Cardote
Marconsult

Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime

Vasilis Koutroulis
Ship Broker, Cass Technava

Richard Klien
Vice Chairman of the Board of Santos Brasil Participacoes SA.

Colin Cridland
Board Member, Clarksons

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Ariovaldo Rocha
President
SINAVAL (National Syndicate for Naval Construction and Repair Industry and Offshore)

Sérgio Leal
CEO
SINAVAL (National Syndicate for Naval Construction and Repair Industry and Offshore)

Robert Gilman
President and COO of ABS Americas, American Bureau of Shipping, ABS

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

Wilen Manteli
President ABTP – Brazilian Association of Port Terminals

José Leônidas de Menezes Cristino (t.b.c.)
Minister of the Department of Ports

Ricardo Falcão
President CONAPRA

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, NAMEPA, USA and Managing Partner IRI/Marshall Islands Registry

Jan Fransen
Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

José Augusto Valente
consultant in logistics and transport

Massimo Volta
General Manager Marine Americas, RINA

César Prata
President of the Brazilian Offshore & Marine Equipments Chamber, ABIMAQ

Tulio Cintra
Investments Odebrecht Oil and Gas

Mark Slemeck
Managing Director, Kingfish Brazil

José Augusto Valente
Consultant in logistics and transport

Helena Athoussaki
CEO, Carbon Positive

Jorge Bruno
Coordinator of Ship Parts Catalog, ONIP

Mario Froio
Director Pancoast Shipping

Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, OreCoal and Blueship

César Prata
President of the Brazilian Offshore & Marine Equipments Chamber, ABIMAQ

Eduardo Simeone
Lawyer (Maritime Law Expert)
Gaia, Silva, Gaede & Associados

Representative
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China


and more to confirm

 

   

Monday September 12th

19:00   Registration
 
19:30        WELCOME RECEPTION     
 
    Tuesday September 13th
08:00   Registration
 
     Session 1

Brazil and the World -Geopolitical Considerations
 
08:50   Opening and Welcome

Charles Tang
President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

João Carlos de Luca
Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute - IBP

 

09:10   KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

José da Costa Carvalho Neto
President, ELETROBRAS

Ms. Chen Xiaoling
General Consul of China in Rio de Janeiro


Speaker to be announced
     
     Session 2

The World and Brazilian Commodities Trade Forecast
 
     
   
  • The World Economic Outlook
  • Overview of the Brazilian Economic Position Now and in the Future
  • Brazilian Oil and Gas Industry Forecasts
  • Brazilian Iron Ore and Coal Exports and its Strategies
  • Brazil – China: A Samba for Two?
  • Outlook for other Commodities and their Effects on Shipping
09:40   session chairmen:
Charles Tang
President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA

Speakers:
Eduardo Autran de Almeida Junior
Executive Manager of Supply and Logistics, Petrobras

Fernando Pimentel Puga
Head of Economic Monitoring and Operations Department, BNDES

José Dirceu
Ex Chief Minister of Civil House

Paulo Rabello de Castro
Chairman SR Ratings

Discussion panellists:
Nicky Papadakis
Chairman INTERCARGO

Fernando Magalhães
Director of Tecnoil

Luis Eduardo Duque Dutra
Chief of Staff, ANP

Stefano Socci
International Development Manager (Industry) RINA

Lia Valls Pereira
Economist, FGV

Harris Antoniou
Managing Director, ABN-AMRO Commodities, Transportation and Energy

audience participants
 

10:20   Discussion and debate between the speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants
 
11:00   break
 
     Session 3

The Crystal ball - Forecast for Shipping Markets;
Supply and Demand

 
     
   
  • Outlook for Dry bulk per ship type
  • Outlook for Liquid bulk per ship type
  • Other ship types and offshore vessels
  • Where to invest your shipping money today?
  • Is maritime Brazil an opportunity?
11:20   session chairmen:
Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA

Charles Tang
President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Speakers:
Arjun Batra
Managing Director of Drewry Shipping Consultants

Gary Morgan
Research, Clarksons

Speaker to be announced

Discussion panellists:
Col. Marlan Cardote
Marconsult

Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime

Vasilis Koutroulis
Ship Broker, Cass Technava

Richard Klien
Vice Chairman of the Board of Santos Brasil Participacoes SA.

Colin Cridland
Board Member, Clarksons

Nicky Papadakis
Chairman INTERCARGO

audience participants

 

12:00   Discussion and debate between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following themes:

Where to invest your shipping money today?
Is maritime Brazil an opportunity?
 
13:00   Lunch hosted by
 
     
     Session 4

The Big Picture:
The Brazilian Maritime Cluster in motion
 
     
   
  • The energy and offshore business and its effect on shipping
  • The Shipbuilding Industry boom
  • Maritime education and crewing
  • Ports and terminal infrastructure imperatives
  • The entrepreneurial environment
  • What you need to know - How to do maritime business in Brazil
14:20   session chairmen:
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Charles Tang
President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Speakers:
Ariovaldo Rocha, President
Sérgio Leal, CEO
SINAVAL (National Syndicate for Naval Construction and Repair Industry and Offshore)

Robert Gilman
President and COO of ABS Americas, American Bureau of Shipping, ABS

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

Wilen Manteli
President ABTP – Brazilian Association of Port Terminals

José Leônidas de Menezes Cristino (t.b.c.)
Minister of the Department of Ports

Eduardo Simeone
Lawyer (Maritime Law Expert)
Gaia, Silva, Gaede & Associados

Ricardo Falcão
President CONAPRA

Discussion panellists:
Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, NAMEPA, USA and Managing Partner IRI/Marshall Islands Registry

Jan Fransen
Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

José Augusto Valente
consultant in logistics and transport

Massimo Volta
General Manager Marine Americas, RINA

César Prata
President of the Brazilian Offshore & Marine Equipments Chamber, ABIMAQ

Tulio Cintra
Investments Odebrecht Oil and Gas

Mark Slemeck
Managing Director, Kingfish Brazil

José Augusto Valente
Consultant in logistics and transport

Jorge Bruno
Coordinator of Ship Parts Catalog, ONIP

Mario Froio
Director Pancoast Shipping

Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, OreCoal and Blueship

César Prata
President of the Brazilian Offshore & Marine Equipments Chamber, ABIMAQ

Helena Athoussaki
CEO, Carbon Positive

audience participants

     
15:30   Discussion and debate between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants
 
16:10   Break
     
     Session 5
 

Investing and financing Brazil’s ambitions
 

     
   
  • How can capital providers facilitate the Brazilian expansion
  • Where is ship financing for Brazilian owners available now and will there be sufficient financing to invest in ambitious plans?
  • Are there alternative sources of attractive shipfinancing today?
16:30   session chairmen:
George Gourdomichalis
President, G Bros Maritime

Charles Tang
President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Speakers:
Alessandro Teixeira
Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade

Harris Antoniou
Managing Director, ABN-AMRO Commodities, Transportation and Energy

Antonio Gil Padilha Bernardes Silveira
General Manager, Caixa Econômica Federal

Discussion panellists:

Sergio Monaro
Head of Project Finance Brazil, HSBC

Caio Magale
Economist, Itau Bank

Marcio Abdenur
Economist and Vice-President CCIBC

Mark Slemeck
Managing Director, Kingfish Brazil

Pedro Caldas
Structured Finance Manager
Wilson Sons Shipping Agency

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, NAMEPA, USA and Managing Partner IRI/ Marshall Islands Registry

Ariovaldo Rocha 
President
SINAVAL (National Syndicate for Naval Construction and Repair Industry and Offshore)

Sérgio Leal
CEO
SINAVAL (National Syndicate for Naval Construction and Repair Industry and Offshore)

Nicky Papadakis
Chairman INTERCARGO

Representative
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

audience participants
 

17:10   Discussion and debate between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants
on the following theme:

How can capital providers facilitate the Brazilian expansion
     
17:45   Conclusions

 

18:30   Cocktail and Dinner hosted by
Multiterminais


 

 

 


 

 



 


 

INFORMATION
For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM
P.O. Box 3108
3003 AC Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel
: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:
+31.10.844 99 69
info@mareforum.com
 

 

 

 

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