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10th MARE FORUM SHIPFINANCE 2010


SHIPOWNERS VERSUS CAPITAL PROVIDERS
A lively debate between Shipowners and Capital Providers
 

Wednesday 3 November 2010

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS



 

Wondering where the money is? How to get at the money when you find it? Where the bankers are? What the next big idea in ship finance will be? Or do you just like a stimulating debate and the chance to rub shoulders with leading shipowners, charterers and financiers? Answer yes to any of the above and you need to come to Amsterdam on Wednesday 3rd November. Then you can join the 10th Mare Forum Ship Finance Forum and get some answers, have your say, make some good contacts and enjoy one of shipping’s most lively and successful gatherings of shipowners and bankers.
 
Over ten years of lively engagement, bankers and owners have met at this annual Mare Forum in the lovely city of Amsterdam and debated all the issues which surround ships and money and the relationships which facilitate the flow between the two.

This 10th anniversary year will focus on the shipping markets, the changing face of ship finance and potentially profitable investments in green shipping.

So hone your questions and comments, come ready to learn, ready to debate, ready to build new contacts and cement old ones. All the Dutch banks and more which back the forum will welcome you, and the Mare Forum team looks forward to including you in the free flowing discussion which is what sets this ship finance forum head and shoulders above all others.

 

We look forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam,

MARE FORUM, ING BANK N.V., ABN-AMRO, NIBC, RABOBANK SHIPPING


 


 

    Tuesday 2 November
19:00 Welcome dinner hosted by
ING, NIBC, RABO, ABN AMRO, Mare Forum

Edwin Jager
Global Head Ship Finance, NIBC Bank
 
    Wednesday 3 November
08:00   Registration
 
09:00   session 1
Opening and Welcome

A decade of delusions?
Looking back so we can look forward - what has changed and what has remained the same in ten exciting years in ship finance? Were we fooling ourselves then, and are we going to do that again in the future?

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

John Guy
Partner, Merlin Corporate Communications and
Conference chairman


On behalf of the ING Bank N.V., NIBC, RABO, ABN AMRO
Dr. Marco Albers
Head of Asset Based Finance – Shipping, ING Bank N.V

Tineke Netelenbos
President, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners

 
    session 2

The Shipping Industry in the Global Context:
Geopolitics, the World economy, Commodities and Trade


 
09:30 Geopolitical considerations – Exploring the risks and rewards
Dominique Moisi
Deputy Director Institut Francais des Relations Internationales

Charles Tang
President, Brazilian - Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Slow up or slow down?
Guy Verberne
Head of Investment Strategy, ABN AMRO

The world economy and Shipping
Robert Lorenz-Meyer
President BIMCO, and
President Ernst Russ GmnH & Co.
10:20 Discussion between speakers and audience participants
 
10:50 break
 
session 3  

The Crystal Ball and the Outlook for the Shipping Markets
 
11:10 Speakers:

Commodities forecast

Harris Antoniou
Managing Director
Energy, Commodities & Transportation, ABN AMRO

Shipping markets in focus
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping

Enrico Paglia
Research Manager - Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA

Discussion panellists:

Coco Vroon
Managing Director, Vroon BV

Geert Dokter
Managing Director, Hanzevast Shipping

Christian Garin
Chairman, French Shipowners Association
Vice President, Sea Tankers

Dr. Marco Albers
Head of Asset Based Finance – Shipping, ING Bank N.V

John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.

George Gourdomichalis
President and Managing Director, G.Bros Maritme S.A.

Robert Lorenz-Meyer
President Bimco and President Ernst Russ GmnH & Co.

Paul Aerts
Director Rabobank Shipping, Rabobank

Laurent Bozzoni
Director, SOCATRA

Bote de Vries
Managing Director, Finamar
 

Discussion between discussion panellists and audience participants on the following theme:

Where the markets are warming up and where to invest now?


 
12:40 Lunch
 
session 4  

The costs and profits of investments in clean air
 
13:40 * How much will clean air and fuel regulation add to ship costs?
* Will any of the emissions reduction measures work?
* Is natural gas propulsion the next big thing?
* What will that cost and what will be the return and when will we see it?


Session Chairman:
Ugo Salerno
CEO RINA

Speakers:
Willem de Ruiter
CEO, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency)

Jan Valkier
Managing Director, Anthony Veder Group N.V.

Didier Chaleat
Senior Vice-President, Bureau Veritas

Aksel Skjervheim
Director, GASNOR

Discussion pannelists:

Leonidas Polemis
President, Remi Maritime


Michiel A. Wijsmuller
President, Offshore Ship Designers


George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

John McDonald
VP Northern Europe, ABS


Maurizio d'Amico
Director, Business & Technology Development
D'Amico, Società di Navigazione S.p.A.

Chris Davies
Finance Director, Graig Shipping plc

Thanos Koliopulos
Manager Special Projects Energy, Lloyd’s Register EMEA

Robert Lorenz-Meyer
President Bimco, and
President Ernst Russ GmnH & Co.

 

Discussion between disussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:

Is natural gas propulsion the next big thing?

Are climate change actions a threat or an opportunity for the shipping industries?
 

15:20 break
15:40 session 5

The changing face of ship finance
A round table to set the scene for the next decade
 
* Has the crisis fundamentally changed the future of global ship finance picture or not?
* Which banks are active now and who will be active in the future?
* Where is ship finance available now and will there be sufficient finance for all?
* Who can access the sources of finance?
* Alternative sources of finance - a picture of where else you can get finance today other than traditional banks.
* The re-emergence of subsidies?
* Has the crisis brought back shipyard and other subsidies?
* Who is supporting what?
* Are the Chinese propping up yards?
* Is the new Turkish yard guarantee scheme going to work?
* What about Europe/Korea?
* What’s the current and future situation of the KGs and similar schemes in other countries?


Speakers:
Paul Aerts
Director Rabobank Shipping, Rabobank

John Su
Managing Diretor, Keen Maritime Services Inc.


Discussion panellists:

Edwin Jager
Global Head Ship Finance, NIBC Bank

Coco Vroon
Managing Director, Vroon BV

Bart Otto
Managing Director, Flinter

Laurent Bozzoni
Director, SOCATRA

Gust Biesbroeck
Global Head Transportation
Energy, Commodities & Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank Nederland

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping

George Gourdomichalis
President and Managing Director, G.Bros Maritme S.A.

Dr. Marco Albers
Head of Asset Based Finance – Shipping, ING Bank N.V

Dr. Demos Petropoulos
Head of Shipping, SFS Group Public Company Ltd

Nikos Stratis
Senior Investment Manager, Northern Shipping Funds

Janos Koenig
Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd., UK

Francesco Fuselli
Managing Director, Banchero Costa

Carlos DiMottola
Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., Investment & Advisory

Wilhelm Magelssen
Shipping, Offshore & Energy Group, Pareto Project Finance AS


Tom Leander
The Editor of Lloyd's List

Geert Dokter
Managing Director, Hanzevast Shipping

Charles Tang
President, Brazilian - Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

17:10 Conclusions by the conference chairman
 
17:15 - 18:15 Drinks hosted by
ING, ABN AMRO, NIBC, RABOBANK and MARE FORUM
 

 

 

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