By teaming up with Nor Shipping 2007 exhibition and organising an intensive one-day conference
TradeWinds  -  Mare Forum
in association with
SEB Enskilda
are aiming to produce an event for shipowners - regulators and the investment community entitled

- Plotting the Course -

 during the most important maritime week of 2007 on

, 13 June
The Grand Hotel 0slo

The Oslo Shipping Forum 2007 conference centres around two key areas of vital interest to ship owners and operators and those who fund them. It will examine openly, and in many cases provocatively, the following hot topics for our industry.

A critical examination of the ever-shifting background of incentives to attract shipowners to relocate their headquarters

The investment climate for marine transportation
Predicting the unpredictable

The forum is designed and produced for shipping CEO's from listed and private shipping companies, brokers, key investors in shipping, bankers and entrepreneurs. As with all our events, the mix of commercial, political and business hot topics and hot operators will come together to create a free-flowing debate and give access for all delegates to actively participate, contribute and learn.

The Oslo Shipping Forum 2007 will be exceptional in its format, content and through the level and degree of interactivity between the participants. The ultimate goal of the conference is to provide a true forum where all participants are invited to take part in the debate periods after every session in which high profile speakers from the industry have directly addressed the issues.


We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo,


Trond Lillestolen




Per Olav Bucher-Johannessen



TradeWinds A.S.

Managing Director
Mare Forum

Head of Nordic Shipping Finance
SEB Merchant Banking



(as of 07 June)
 - the list of speakers will be updated daily -

Morits Skaugen
Oslo Maritime Network

Morten Arntzen
President & CEO

Kenneth Hvid
Teekay Shuttle Tankers and Offshore

George Economou

Chairman and CEO
DryShips Inc.

Jan Håkon Pettersen
Managing Director and CEO
BW Gas

Felix Tschudi
Tschudi Shipping Company AS

Herman Billung
Golden Ocean Management AS


Sergey Burima


Emmanuel Vordonis
Executive Director, Thenamaris


Marianne Lie
Managing Director
Norwegian Shipowners' Association


Gilbert Brunner
Managing Director


Peter Anker
Managing Partner
RS Platou Shipbrokers AS

Erik W. Jakobsen
Author of the paper
“The competitiveness of five European maritime industries


Per Olav Bucher-Johannessen
Head of Nordic Shipping Finance
SEB Merchant Banking


John Tzoannos
Secretary General
Ministry of Mercantile Marine


Per Sanderud
Secretary General
Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry

Jørgen Hammer Hansen
Director General
Danish Maritime Authority


John Astbury CBE
Former Acting Chief Executive, MCA, UK
International Maritime Policy Adviser

Dato' Jude Philomen Benny
Board member
SMF -Singapore Maritime Foundation-

Basil Mavroleon
Managing Director, Charles R. Weber Co., Inc.
Managing Director, WeberCompass (Hellas) S.A.

Aasulv Tveitereid
Offshore Analyst
SEB Enskilda

Klas Eklund
Chief Economist SEB

Arnstein Wigestrand
Chief Oil Analyst
SEB Enskilda ASA


Torger Reve
Maritime studies, BI Norwegian School of Management

Dimitrios V. Lyridis
Assistant professor
National Technical University Athens and
Executive Consultant
Ocean Finance


John Ramage
Managing Director
International Registries (UK) Ltd.

Bote de Vries
Managing Director
NFC Shipping Funds

Paul Leand
CEO and Managing Director
AMA Capital Partners LLC, USA

Dagfinn Lunde
Member of the Board
DVB Bank and CEO Shipping Division


Sverre Bjørn Svenning
Fearnley Consultants A/S

Ole Stenhagen
Chief Analyst
SEB Enskilsa

Hans Petter Henschien
Henschien insurance

Gilbert Brunner
Managing Director, FairEnergy


Halvor H. Kielland
Charles R. Weber

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum

Trond Lillestolen

and many more  to confirm...



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