Without shipping, half the world would freeze
and the other half would be hungry. We all know that. But being the catalyst of the world economy is a two-edged sword. It makes shipping vulnerable
to swings in the world economy. When the boom comes, shipowners serving that
sector get rich, quickly. When the crash comes, they crash too.
Swings in demand drive shipping fortunes, but shipping itself cannot control
demand. So any investment in shipping is at the mercy of factors no shipowner
can control. Get the timing right, and a global crisis can make you rich, as
it did for so many big names in the tanker industry.
At this unique ship finance conference, specifically for shipowners and those
who fund them, major international figures will put shipping into context.
They will map out where global tensions are building to a conflict, and where
crises are likely and what are the effects in shipping. They will measure the shipping markets against that
background, and then ask where to invest their money with a better and safer return.
This is not a display case for bankers with clever tricks. It is a serious
forum where serious investors and owners can face up to the fundamental forces which
affect their wealth.
The Mare Forum Tango Shipfinance conference has become an annual major
discussion forum for leading shipowners. This year the discussion will
challenge their world views, and shake the perceptions of lenders.
Come and ask where the clever money will go
next, and where the sensible money will stay.
We look forward to
welcoming you in Amsterdam,
FORUM - ING - FORTIS - DVB BANK -
AMRO BANK - NIBC BANK
as of 17 October
Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners
Institut Francais des Relations Internationales
Texas A&M University
Center for Energy, Environment and Transportation Innovation
Member of the Board
Anthony Veder Group N.V.
Senior Credit Officer
MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Steamship BV
Global Shipping Group FORTIS
König & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG
Head of Shipping Group Rotterdam
ABN AMRO BANK
Chairman Marine Global Practice
TACO VAN DER MAST
Managing Director NIBC Bank
Manager Energy Transities
Shell Nederland BV
Ralph K. Leszczynski
Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development Utrecht University
Poten Capital Services, LLC
Head of Continental European Shipping Department,
Managing Director, Mare Forum
Merlin Corporate Communications
Area Manager Benelux - North West Europe
For further information on the conference please contact:
Beurs - World Trade Center
P.O. Box 30027
3001 DA Rotterdam
T: +31.10.281 06 55 - F: +31.10.270 98 70