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Following the successful Oslo Shipping Forum 2007,

TradeWinds and Mare Forum
present the fourth edition of this event:

 The Oslo Shipping Forum 2008

Climate change for shipping?
Rates, returns and going offshore

10 June

The Grand Hotel 0slo

World Economic Outlook for Shipping – what factors are currently making shipping so volatile and vulnerable? Will blind faith in China and India be enough? Which strategies are now being employed by shipowners and will they work? What outside influences will impact on tomorrow’s investment decisions and how is the appetite for shipping company stocks changing?

Shipping Investments Forum
The shipping and offshore markets - in focus

Investment dilemmas and the investment climate for marine transportation

The capital markets - where to list and where to invest.
Is Oslo still attractive?

What is the competitiveness of the major maritime and financial hubs in the world?

The Capital Providers in turbulent waters?

Where to invest your money today?
Any fresh ideas?


All of these contemporary issues will be covered in this exciting forum which is designed and produced for shipping CEO's from listed and private shipping companies, brokers, key investors in shipping, bankers and entrepreneurs looking for expansion in their business.

As with all our events, the mix of commercial, technical and business hot topics and hot operators will be organised into a free-flowing debate, with room for everyone to participate, and to network.

The Oslo Shipping Forum 2008 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





TradeWinds A.S.

Managing Director
Mare Forum B.V.

The Speakers and Discussion panellists
The list of speakers and discussion panellists will be daily updated
(as of 09 June)

Morits Skaugen
Oslo Maritime Network
I. M. Skaugen SE
Conference Chairman


Elisabeth Grieg
Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Grieg International AS

Per Olav Karlsen
Managing Partner
Glitnir Marine Finance AS

Herman Billung
Golden Ocean Management AS

Kim Ullman
Executive Vice President & COO
Stena Bulk AB


Thomas Preben Hansen
Chief Executive Officer
Rickmers Trust Management Pte. Ltd.


Eric H. Namtvedt


Peter Shaerf
Managing Director
AMA Capital Partners


John Ewing
Chief Commercial Officer
Dubai Maritime City


Anthony Zolotas
Managing Director

Sverre Bjørn Svenning
Fearnley Consultants A/S

Geir Sjurseth
Managing Director and
Global Head
DVB’s Offshore Support Group

Tor Svensen
DNV Maritime

Nicolai  Heidenreich
Pareto Private Equity AS

David Roberts
Head of Syndications

Arild Nodland
Bergen Risk Solutions

Ragnhild Wiborg
Portfolio Manager, Partner
Consepio, Wiborg Kapital Mgt.

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum

Trond Lillestolen


and many more to confirm..


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