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 - Optimism in the air -

 Monday 10 May 2010

Cavalieri Rome
Rome - Italy


The global economy may still be on a knife edge but Italian shipping is scenting the first hints of optimism in the air. The core strengths of Italian owners have helped them survive volatile markets, and the depths of competence and innovation right across Italy’s shipping cluster position them to take advantage of any opportunity the changing markets present.

No one is cheering, but there is a feeling that good old fashioned values of prudence, long term thinking, family decision making and staying friends with the banks give Italy’s diverse marine industries a firm platform for the future.

In Rome leading Italian and international shipowners will come together with charterers, traders, brokers, shippers, investors, shipbuilders, classification societies, financial institutions, politicians, regulators and the media, to debate how innovation will affect ship values, and how the markets will affect all of them.

The entire production and maritime chain will gather at this prestigious and unique conference where the interaction and exchange of information and ideas will make this an unforgettable experience.

Rome in May is a lovely city, full of history, and full of promise for a vibrant future. Join Italy’s shipping leaders there to discuss, debate and network in true robust Roman style at Mare Forum Italy 2010.


We look forward to welcoming you in Rome,


Giuseppe Bottiglieri
Conference Chairman
,Giuseppe Bottiglieri
Shipping Company SpA
Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director
Mare Forum

The list of speakers will be updated regularly

The speakers and discussion panelists
(as of 07 April 2020)

Giuseppe Bottiglieri
President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
Conference Chairman

Paolo D’Amico
President, Confitarma

Ugo Salerno

Emanuele Grimaldi
Managing Director, Grimaldi Group

Pier Luigi Foschi
Chairman Costa Crociere

Stefano Messina
Managing Director,

Nicola Coccia

Maurizio D’Amico
Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

Charles Tang
Brazilian - Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

Angelo D’ Amato
CEO, Perseveranza SpA

Mauro Balzarini
President, Siba Ships

Antonio Zacchello
Managing Director, Seaarland Shipping Management

Lorenzo Rosato
Bravo Tankers

Admiral Raimondo Pollastrini
Head of the Italian Coast Guard

Philip Embiricos
Immediate Past President, BIMCO

Laurent Bozzoni
Director SOCATRA

George Gourdomichalis
President, G Bros Maritime

Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime

Phrixos Papachristidis
CEO, Hellespont Tankers

Rear Admiral Robert C. North
President, North Star Maritime

Antonio F. Cosulich
Managing Director,
Fratelli Cosulich SpA

Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu
Managing Director, Kaptanoglu Holding

Berke Cicek
CEO, Cicek Shipyards

Mariella Bottiglieri
Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA

Paul Slater
Chairman, First International Corp

George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Guy Verberne
Head of Economic Research, Fortis Bank Nederland

Filippo Gallo
Chairman of the Federagenti

Tony Caldwell

Enel Trade Spa

Martin Stopford
Board Member, Clarksons

Nick Hubbard
Managing Director, Galbraith's

John D'Ancona

William Gibbons
Passenger Shipping Association 

Enrico Paglia
Research Manager, Banchero-Costa & Co.

Gust Biesbroeck
Global Head Transportation
Energy, Commodities & Transportation
FORTIS Bank Nederland

Giorgio Martini
F.F.A.'s Department Director, Ifchor

General Manager for Europe,

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

Stefano Penco
Vice President ABS

Peter Toombs
CEO, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada

Natalie Soisson
Direction Sécurité Industrielle, Sécurité des Transports Groupe. TOTAL

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, NAMEPA

Fabrizio Vettosi
Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., Investment & Advisory

Nikos Stratis
Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds

Massimo Bernazzi,
Chairman of MPS Leasing & Factoring Bank

Antony Zolotas
Managing Director, Eurofin

Francesco S. Lauro
Managing Partner, Studio Legale Lauro

Mauro Iguera
Cambiaso Risso Marine Srl

Geert Dokter
Managing Director, Hanzevast Shipping

Joep Gorgels
Head Transportation Europe, FORTIS Nedeland

and more to confirm...