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INTERCARGO
 


Royal Association
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Lloyd's List


 


 


 

 

 


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conference committee:

Peter Swift
Managing Director INTERTANKO

Roger Holt
Managing Director INTERCARGO

Paul Markidis
Director Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

Arthur Bowring
Director, Hong Kong Shipowners Association

Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA

Henk Merkus
Deputy Head, Division for MaritimeTransport,
Dutch Ministry of Transport

David Row
Divisional Manager, Shipping Policy, Department for Transport, UK

Rear Admiral Robert C. North,
U. S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
President, North Star Maritime, Inc.

Nathalie Soisson
Transport Safety Group Coordinator, Total

Ioannis Kourmantzis
Senior -Vice -President
Regional Manager for
Maritime South Europe, DNV

Philippe Boisson
Communication Director
Bureau Veritas

Peter van Agtmaal
Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands’ Shipowners

Nicolette van der Jagt
Secretary General
European Shippers' Council |

Alfons Guinier
Secretary General, European Community shipowners Association

Niels Bjørn Mortensen
Senior Manager, BIMCO

Gianfranco Damilano
RINA

Michael Grey
Commentator, Lloyd’s List,
Conference Chairman

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum
 

Mare Forum 2005
Shipping in a Responsible Society
 Quo Vadis?

12 &13 September 2005

Hilton hotel Cavalieri
Rome - italy



12 &13 September 2005
Hilton hotel Cavalieri
Rome - italy



The official language of the conference will be English. Simultaneous translation in Italian will be provided.

    Sunday 11 September 2005
16:00 -
18:00
  Registration
18:00   Welcome Reception hosted by V.Ships


 
    Monday 12 September 2005
 
08:00-08:50   Registration
 
    OPENING
08:50   Michael Grey
Commentator, Lloyd's List
Conference Chairman

 
    WELCOME
09:00   Nicola Coccia
President Confitarma
09:10   Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA
   

Session 1

 Setting the Scene
 What’s been achieved? -
What’s still to do ?
 

09:20   Mario Tassone
Vice Minister, Ministry of Infrastructures and Transports, Italy
 
09:30   Dr Stephen Ladyman
Minister for Transport
, United Kingdom
 
09:40   Karla Peijs
Minister of Transport, The Netherlands
 
09:50   Corrado Antonini
Chairman Fincantieri
10:00   Robert D. Somerville
Chairman and CEO American Bureau of Shipping
Chairman IACS
 
10:10   Giuseppe Bottiglieri
President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri di Navigazione SpA
10:20   Discussion
 
10:50   break hosted by CONFITARMA


 
    Session 2

The erosion of the freedom of the seas:
How can the Stars be Aligned?


 
    session chairman:
Igor Ponomarev
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the IMO
 
11:10   The emergence of Europe as a distinctive element in maritime policy
Fotis Karamitsos
Director, Maritime and Inland Transport; Intermodality
DG Transport and Energy, European Commission
 
11:20   Securing the maritime borders of a continental power
Rear Admiral Thomas Gilmour
Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection US Coast Guard
 
11:30   Open Registries in a changing world
Bill Gallagher
President, International Registries
 
11:40   Global integration of transport, trade and production
Dr. Hans Payer
Germanischer Lloyd
     
11:50-12:30   Discussion between speakers, discussion panelist and audience participants on the following theme:
Can Regionalism co-exist with an international industry?

discussion panelists:

Jorgen Hammer Hansen
Director General, Danish Maritime Authority

Lilianna Fernandez P.
Ambassador of Panama in the UK


Peter Swift
Managing Director INTERTANKO

Henri de Richemont
French Senator

Corien M. Wortmann-Kool
Member of the European Parliament

 

12:30-13:40   Lunch hosted by Germanischer Lloyd AG


 

    Session 3

The search for quality shipping
The challenge of global terrorism
 
    session hosted by LLOYD'S REGISTER

session chairman:
Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG RET)
President, Northstar Maritime
 

13:40   Why do poor performing flag states continue to exist – Solutions
Brian Wadsworth
Director, Logistics and Maritime Transport Department for Transport UK

 
13:50   The search for Quality or the Iceberg Syndrome
Philip Embiricos
Director, Embiricos Shipbrokers Limited
 
14:00   Flag States Competition
Henri de Richemont
French Senator
 
14:10   Class responsibility - the intolerable exposure of class to unlimited liability
Philippe Boisson
Communication Director Bureau Veritas

 
14:20   Benefit of Risk Management for Shipping companies - More than Compliance
Helge Hermundsgård
Director, DNV Maritime Solutions
 
14:30   Be very frightened; a strategic analysis of risk
Matt Dunlop
General Manager Europe, ASP Shipmanagement
 
14:40   Pirates, robbers and other villains – have we forgotten them?
Inneke Dezentje Hamming-Bluemink
Member of the Parliament, The Netherlands
 
14:50-15:20   Discussion between speakers, discussion panelist and audience participants on the following theme:

Where are the “best investments” in the search for quality?
Can shipping ever be made safe against determined terrorists?

discussion panelists

Willem de Ruiter
Executive Director, EMSA

Paul Markides
Director Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

Nathalie Soisson
Transport Safety Group Coordinator, Total

Dimitri Lyras
Managing Director, Lyras Shipping

Captain Warwick Norman
RightShip

Dr. Francesco Siccardi
Senior Partner, Law Firm Siccardi, Breganti & Co.

 

15:20-15:40   Break hosted by BUREAU VERITAS

 
    Session 4

The demand for greener shipping

 
    session chairman:
Mario Dogliani
Head of Corporate Affairs and Communication, RINA
 
15:40   Designing for environmental friendliness
– The responsibility of ship owners and builders
Bob Smart
Head of External Affairs, Lloyd’s Register
 
15:50   Challenges on atmospheric emissions
– Greenhouse Gases next?
Daniel Paro
Senior Vice-President, Technology,
Wartsila Corporation
 
16:00   EMSA perspectives and Greener Shipping
Willem de Ruiter
Executive Director, EMSA
 
15:10   Constructing green ships
Michele Sferrazza
Director R&D Rodriquez Cantieri Navali

 
16:20   Operating Green Ships
Franco Porcellacchia
Technical Director, COSTA Crociere

 
16:30-17:00   Discussion between speakers, discussion panelist and audience participants on the following theme:

Should shipping be proactive on green issues?
 
     
    Session 5

The all-important human element

 
    session chairman:
Rajaish Bajpaee
President of the International Ship Managers' Association and
President, The Eurasia Group of Companies
 
17:00   Manning - is there a crises?  The BIMCO/ISF 2005 manpower analysis summarised
Niels Bjørn Mortensen
Senior Manager, BIMCO
 
17:10   What have the STCW 95 amendments achieved?
Corien M. Wortmann-Kool
Member of the European Parliament
 
17:20   The impact of criminalisation
Roberto Giorgi
President, V.Ships
 
17:30   Industry's leaders: Do we really need university diplomas or do we need real practical people & entrepreneurs?
Umberto d’Amato
CEO, Perseveranza SPA
 
17:40   Discussion between speakers and audience participants on the following theme:

Is shipping a career for intelligent people?
 
18:20   end first day
 
18:30-20:00   Drinks hosted by INTERNATIONAL REGISTRIES

20:00-23:00   Conference Dinner hosted by RINA

  

     
     
    Tuesday 13 September 2005
     
    Session 6

The dash for short sea shipping - the labours of Sisyphus

 
    session chairman:
Dick van den Broek-Humphreij
Chairman European Shippers’ Council
 
09:00   A recent experience of a major order: A comparison: road vs. short sea shipping transport
Filip Beckers
Transport Procurement Manager Masterfoods
 
09:10   Short Sea Shipping: Towards a Great Fiasco?
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens and
Former CEO, Piraeus Port Authority
 
09:20   Short sea port friendliness
Giuliano Gallanti
Chairman, European Sea Ports Organisation
 
09:30-10:10   Discussion between speakers, discussion-panelists and audience participants on the following theme:

Is Short Sea Shipping a pipe dream?

discussion panelists:

Nikos Varvates
Chairman, Naftotrade Shipping and Commercial SA
Chairman of the Union of Short Sea Operators in Greece

Niko Wijnolst
Chairman, Dutch Maritime Network

Henri de Richemont
French Senator

Eugenio de Paolis
Bulk Mare SRL
 

10:10   Break hosted by Lloyd's List

Lloyd's List

 

    Session 7

The Shipping Markets - Quo Vadis?

 

   

session chairman:
Giuseppe Bottiglieri
President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri di Navigazione SpA

 

10:30   Liquid and dry bulk forecasts
Martin Stopford
Board Member Clarksons
 
10:50   The Tanker owners perspective
Antonio Zacchello
Motia Venice

 
11:00   Challenges for Bankers & Investors: The end of Paradise?
Bote de Vries
Head of Investment Management and agent of Navigation Finance Corporation and
Deucalion Aviation Funds
 
11:10   Discussion between speakers, discussion-panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
 
    Can we really forecast the market?

discussion panelists:

Eric Andre
President, Suisse-Atlantique

Patrick Decavele
Managing Director Brostrom
Chairman French Shipowners Association
 

12:10-13:30   Lunch
 
    Session 8

Investments in Liquid and Dry Bulk

 

   
• What Shipping Investors must know about shipping
• What ROCE should you expect from a listed shipping company?
• Has the market changed for ever - will they pay more than NAV for shipping stock?
• Are there shipping companies big enough to be taken seriously on the stock markets?
• If Oslo and Athens have the shipping interests and New York has the money, where should you list a shipping company?
• Is there a growing appetite for listed shipping companies, and what do investors actually hunger for?
• Consolidation vs. diversification
• Is there ever any correlation between opening of equity windows and the shipping cycle?;
• What opens equity windows (further);
• What type of companies qualify for capital market related transactions;
• Advantages and disadvantages of being public
• Attractiveness of debt related capital market products and how they benefit shipowners;
• The role of private equity today and the current increase of private equity funds;
• Is still attractive to invest in LNG?
 
    session chairman:
Giuseppe Bottiglieri
President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri di Navigazione SpA
 
13:30   Paul Leand
CEO and Managing Director, AMA Capital Partners LLC, USA
 
13:40   Tobias Koenig
Managing Partner, König & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG.
 
13:50   Fabrizio Vettosi
Head M&A Advisory Division - Efibanca S.p.A.
 
14:00-14:40   Discussion between speakers, discussion-panelists and audience participants on the following theme:

Buy, sell or hold?
 

    discussion panelists:

Nikos Varvates
Chairman, Naftotrade Shipping and Commercial SA
Chairman of the Union of Short Sea Operators in Greece

Paul Slater
Chairman First International Corp

Francesco Fuselli
Banchero Costa

Paulina McGroarty
Managing Director,NASDAQ International

Gust Biesbroeck
Deputy Director, Global Shipping Fortis Bank

Anthony Zolotas
Managing Director Eurofin

Ingmar Loges
Director
HypoVereinsbank AG

Taco van der Mast
Member of the Managing Board and Managing Director NIB CAPITAL BANK
 

14:40-15:00   break hosted by DNV

 

    Session 9

Who will pay for all this?
What are the real costs of regulation?

The price of qualitative improvement
- role of the Banks and Shippers

 
   
session hosted by ULYSSES SYSTEMS

session chairman:
John Guy
Partner, Merlin Corporate Communications
 

15:00 Would more public finance, from the state or from public markets, make the shipping business more transparent, safer and cleaner? Benefits of Listing in the US and NASDAQ
Paulina McGroarty
Managing Director,NASDAQ International
 
15:10 Banks responsibility and quality shipping:
T
hey
are linked
Gust Biesbroeck
Deputy Director, Global Shipping Fortis Bank
 
15:20 The Role of Shippers vs. Quality Shipping
Dick van den Broek Humphreij
Chairman European Shippers’ Council
 
15:30-16:10   Discussion between speakers, discussion-panelists and audience participants on the following themes:

Shippers & Banks, responsibility and quality shipping – are they really linked?

discussion panelists:

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

Brian Wadsworth
Director, Logistics and Maritime Transport Department for
Transport UK

Filip Beckers
Transport Procurement Manager Matesrfoods

Anthony Zolotas
Managing Director Eurofin

Fotis Karamitsos
Director Maritime transport, European Commission


Ingmar Loges
Director Vereins - und Westbank AG

Rear Admiral Thomas Gilmour
Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection US Coast Guard


Taco van der Mast
Member of the Managing Board and Managing Director NIB CAPITAL BANK
 

16:10   break hosted by FORTIS BANK


 
    Session 10

Interactivity on the industry’s image:

How can we reveal the realities of an essential yet invisible global industry to politicians, press and public?

 
   
…Captains, owners, charterers of floating dustbins, classification companies, insurers of such ships, companies managing flags of convenience must be prosecuted….
                                                                            
Jacques Chirac
 

session chairman:
Julian Bray
Editor in chief, Lloyds List
 

16:30-17:30   A debate on improving perception and reality
Speakers: cynical journalists - sceptical politicians - militant defenders - proud apologists:
Chairman charged with extracting 6 “do-able” image enhancements from the debate.

discussion-panelists:

Fotis Karamitsos
Director Maritime transport, European Commission

Rear Admiral Thomas Gilmour
Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection US Coast Guard

Stefano Rosina
Managing Director Premuda Tankers SPA

Paul Slater
Chairman First International Corp

Ineke Dezentje Hamming
Member of the Parliament, The Netherlands

Clay Maitland
Managing Partner, International Registries,

Bruno Dardani
Journalist Sole 24 ore

Dimitri Lyras
Managing Director, Lyras Shipping

 

   
Synthesis:
Recommendations for industry and governments
 
17:30   Michael Grey
Commentator, Lloyd's List
and Conference Chairman

 
18:00   Farewell reception MARE FORUM 2005 and
Welcome Reception INTERTANKO Seminar
hosted by ULYSSES SYSTEMS

     

We look forward to welcoming you in Rome,

MICHAEL GREY
Commentator, Lloyd's List
Conference Chairman
 
JANNIS KOSTOULAS
Managing Director
MARE FORUM
 

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