An increasing number of shipowners are facing the rising costs of capital in combination with escalating difficulties in financing their investments. Many banks are abandoning the ship finance scene, while the few who have remained are raising their lending and pricing requirements. The capital markets are also almost entirely closed to shipping companies.
Mare Forum, NIB Capital Bank and AON Marine Energy & Construction Insurance Brokers have taken up the initiative to organise a ship finance conference in Amsterdam on October 31st 2001, as a follow-on conference to Mare Forum 2001: Corporate Governance in Shipping: The Human Factor (October 29th & 30th).
This conference will address and debate all these developments and the ensuing consequences in the international ship finance sector.
Marine Investments Financing Forum 2001: What is the Price of Money in Shipping Today? will stand apart from other financing seminars through its format, content and through the level and degree of interactivity between the participants. Like all Mare Forum conferences, the ultimate goal of the conference is to provide a true forum where all participants are invited to take part in the discussion periods after every panel of high profile speakers has spoken directly to the issues.
Van der Giessen-de Noord
Shipbuilding Division BV
For further information on the conference please contact:
Beurs-World Trade Center
P.O. Box 30027
3001 DA Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Tel: +31.10.2057455 Fax: +31.10.2055655