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Mare Forum
EuroMed Marseille,
Ecole de Management



Global Maritime Industries
Quo Vadis?

 Wednesday 14 November 2007

Sofitel Palm Beach  Hotel
Marseille - France

Mare Forum and Euromed Marseille, Ecole de Management  are organising an intensive one-day conference entitled

Global Maritime Industries
Quo Vadis?

on Wednesday, 14 November
at the Sofitel Palm Beach Hotel
Marseille - France


The Marseille Maritime 2007 forum centres around four key areas of vital interest to ship owners from listed and private shipping companies, ship brokers, key investors in shipping, regulators, port authorities, charterers, shippers, traders, bankers and shipping entrepreneurs. It will examine openly, and in many cases provocatively, the following hot topics for our industry.


Setting the course for the future of the maritime industries
Sustainability and maritime industries
The investment climate for marine transportation, the shipping markets - Buy, Sell or Hold?
The changing Face of Capital providers in Shipping


This Forum is a joint initiative of
Euromed Marseille, Ecole de Management and Mare Forum,
in the framework of the “Maritime MBA” (www.MaritimeMBA.com)
which will start next year in Marseille


A mix of commercial, political, technical and business hot topics and a mix of all maritime professions will come together to create a free-flowing debate and give access for all delegates to actively participate, contribute and learn.

Come to Marseille and join the leading French shipowners and representatives of the French maritime cluster together with the leading international representatives of the maritime industry, in a very personal rolling discussion of where the maritime industries are going, what challenges and opportunities are must face up to and where the smart investments are going next.


If you are interested in ships, ports, money, environment, global trade, and how they match up today and tomorrow, be there.


We look forward to welcoming you to Marseille,


Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum
Jean-Paul Leonardi
Vice President and CEO Euromed Marseille

Ecole de Management
Professor Niko Wijnolst
Chairman European Network of Maritime Clusters

The Speakers and Discussion panelists:
(as of 7 November)

The list of speakers and discussion panelists will be updated regularly

Philippe Louis Dreyfus
President Louis Dreyfus Armateurs

Jacques de Chateauvieux
CEO Bourbon

Christian Garin
CEO Fouquet Sacop
Chairman of the Board, Port of Marseille

Francis Vallat
Chairman, French Maritime Cluster

Raymond Vidil
CEO, Marfret

Laurent Bozzoni
Director, SOCATRA

Nicolas Sartini
Directeur central groupe des lignes ASIE EUROPE


Bertrand Thouilin
Director Maritime Transport Groupe Total


Jacques Michaux
Deputy Head of Unit - DG TREN
European Commission

Jean-Marie d’Aspe
Managing Director of SNCM

Paul Kyprianou
 Managing Director, Grimaldi & Louis Dreyfus Lines
External Relations Manager of the Grimaldi Group

Jean-Louis Cambon
Head, Michelin Ocean Management Committee

Jean-Bernard Raoust
CEO Barry Rogiano Salles (BRS)

Jean-Yves Gueritaud
Global Head of Ship Finance, Calyon

Didier Salomon
Head of ship finance, BNP Paribas

Geert Dokter
Mamaging Director, Hanzevast Shipping

Corrado Antonini
Chairman, Fincantieri

Taco van der Mast
Managing Director, NIBC Bank

Tobias König
Managing Partner, König & Cie. GmbH & Co KG.

Jacques Hardelay
General Manager, Aker Yards

Bernard Anne
Managing Director, Bureau Veritas

Xavier Guilhou
CEO, XAG Conseil

Georges Tourret
Président, de l’Institut maritime de prévention

Chantal Helman
Strategy and Finance Director,
Port Autonome de Marseille

Roberto Giorgi
President, V.Ships

Guy Verberne
Head of Economic Research,
Fortis Merchant Banking / Global Markets FORTIS GROUP

Clay Maitland
Managing Partner
International Registries, Inc./ Marshall Islands

Gilbert Brunner
Managing Director, FairEnergy

Gerald Verweij
Executive Director
Fortis Equity Capital Markets Group, FORTIS

Julian Bray
Editor in Chief, Lloyd’s List

Per Marius Berrefjord
Senior Vice President, strategy and business development, maritime

Niko Wijnolst
Chairman European Network of Maritime Clusters
and Professor in Shipping

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

Jean-Paul Leonardi
Vice President and CEO
Euromed Marseille, Ecole de Management

The list of speakers and discussion panelists will be updated regularly


For sponsoring opportunities and information for this conference,
please contact

Mare Forum
Beurs – World Trade Center
P.O. Box 30027
3001 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
T: +31 10 281 0655
F: +31 10 270 9870