12th MARE FORUM SHIPFINANCE 2012


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

Wednesday 31 October 2012

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS


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Last year shipowners were asking “Where is the money?” This year they are asking, “Where is my bank?” Last year shipowners were worried that banks might foreclose on them. Now they worry that the banks will simply close, perhaps taking their remaining cash reserves with them. Against a panorama of stagnant European economies and a European currency which seems unable to lift itself out of crisis is it right that owners turn the tables and ask how strong the banks are?

One place they will be doing that is at the 12th Mare Forum Ship Finance 2012 forum, to be held in Amsterdam on Wednesday 31st October. This lively forum brings together shipowners, shipyards, politicians and key banks and gets all of them to air their worries and their views openly. Shipping is a global business, offshore energy is doing just fine, so should we be optimistic, should we see opportunities where others see problems? The eleven previous Mare Forum Ship Finance forms have been bristling with ideas and dynamic debate. A very high level audience appreciates and makes the most of the dynamic format and honest debate. If you are an owner having trouble finding a good bank, come to Mare Forum, here they are. If you are a banker having trouble finding a good owner, come to Mare Forum and meet them. If you are in shipping and ship finance and want to know what will happen next, come to Mare Forum, the good answers will be there.

Leading Dutch and international shipowners, CEOs from shipping, trading and brokerage companies, key investors in shipping, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, financial institutions, regulators and the media will all take an active part at this prestigious conference. You take an active part too.

Which banks will stick with shipping? Will we see new sources of finance? Where will the money come from, and where will wise investors be putting it? Have your questions and comments ready, come and join in, 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


 


Final list of registered participants


 

    Wednesday 31 October
08:00   Registration
 
    session 1

Opening and Welcome


 
09:00   Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

On behalf of the ING, NIBC, RABOBANK, and ABN AMRO
Eric Snaterse
Managing Director, Shipping & Intermodal, NIBC BANK

Tineke Netelenbos
President, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners

 
    session 2

What’s next?
Geopolitics, the World economy, Commodities and Trade. The Shipping Industry in the Global Context.


 
09:20 Session Chairman:
Ugo Salerno
CEO, RINA
 
09:30 Geopolitical considerations – Exploring the risks and rewards
Dominique Moisi
Deputy Director, Institut Francais des Relations Internationales
 
09:45 What’s the next episode of the continuous financial crisis?
Maarten Leen
Head of Macro and Consumer Economics
Economics Department
ING
 
10:00 Commodity Trade Patterns, prospects for the Dry Bulk sector
Casper Burgering
Senior sector economist
Sector & Commodity Research, ABN AMRO

 
10:10 World economy and Shipping
Robert Lorenz-Meyer
Past President BIMCO, and President Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG
10:10 Discussion between speakers and audience participants
 
10:40 break
 
session 3  

Have we reached the bottom?
The Shipping Markets’ Outlook – optimism in the air?
 
Session Chairman:
Roberto Giorgi
CEO, V.Ships
 
Shipping markets in focus per ship type:
11:00 Tankers
Foteini Kanellopoulou
Senior Analyst (Market Analysis), Clarksons
 
11:10 Dry Bulk carriers
Burak Cetinok
Drybulk Analyst, Clarksons
 
11:20 Containers
Dirk Visser
Dynamar B.V.
 
11:30 The Shipbuilding market outlook
Sjef van Dooremaalen
Chairman, Holland Shipbuilding Association
 
11:40 The Charterer’s Perspective
Speaker to be announced
 
11:50 The shipowners view
Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
 
12:00 Discussion between discussion panellists and audience participants

Discussion panelists:
Coco Vroon Managing Director, Vroon BV
Jan Valkier Managing Director, Anthony Veder Group
Christian Garin, Vice Chairman, Sea Tankers and
Past President, French Shipowners Association
Michael Fransen CFO, Spliethof
Modi Mano Past, Chief Investment & Finance Officer, Navig8 Group
Kathy Haines CFO, Heidmar Inc.
Geert Dokter CEO, Fosite Marine
John Su Managing Director & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Charles Tang President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Peter Schalk Managing Director, Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V.
Remco Steger Director Shipping ING
Bart Otto Managing Director, Flinter
Laurent Bozzoni Director, SOCATRA (invited)
Bote de Vries Managing Director, Finamar
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Joep Gorgels Country Executive Norway , ABN AMRO Bank
Enrico Paglia Research Manager - Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
Leonidas Polemis President, Remi Maritime
Apostolos Poulovasilis Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
more discussion panelists to be announced
 
13:00 Lunch
 
session 4  

Shipfinance under siege

 
Session Chairman:
George Gourdomichalis
CEO, Bluewall Shipping Limited
 
  • Where is ship finance capacity for new business?
  • The Dutch, German, British, Asian and American Capital Providers perspective
  • Restructuring issues
14:10 Paul Aerts
Senior Banker Rabobank Shipping
Rabobank
 
14:20 Remco Steger
Director Shipping ING
 
14:30 John Hartigan
Senior Investment Manager
Northern Fund Management

 
14:40 George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
 
14:50 Discussion between discussion panellists and audience participants  
Discussion panelists:
Maurice Wijmans Director NIBC Bank N.V.
Rory Hussey Managing Director, Shipping, ING Bank London Branch
Marco Albers Head of Transport & Export Finance / Managing Dirtector, DekaBank
André Lockhorst Director, Transportation Energy, Commodities & Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank
Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens LLP
Francesco Fuselli Managing Director, Banchero Costa
Emily Dérogée van Rosmalen Director, Dutch Legal Network for Transport & Shipping Foundation
George Xiradakis Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd.
Focko Nauta Managing Director, Finship B.V.
Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants Limited
Christian von Oldershausen Germanischer Lloyd
Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., Investment & Advisory
Diederik Tjeenk Willink Director, NBZ Management BV
Sander Scheepens Managing Director, Head - Ship Lease & Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
more discussion panelists to be announced
 
15:50 break
session 5

Investment Opportunities

 

Round table discussion

Session Chairman:
Session Chairman:
George Gourdomichalis
CEO, Bluewall Shipping Limited

 
  • Offshore
  • innovations
  • niche markets
  • Green
  • LNG
  • Brazil - China
16:10 Wilhelm Magelssen
Shipping, Offshore & Energy Group, Pareto Project Finance AS
 
16:20 Michele Nicora
General Manager Finance & Environment Solutions, RINA
 
16:30 Peter Boyd
COO, Carbon War Room Shipping Operations
 
16:40 Apostolos Poulovasilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
 
16:50 Charles Tang
President, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry
 
17:00 Discussion between discussion panellists and audience participants 
 

Panel Members:
Leonidas Polemis President, Remi Maritime
Maurizio D’Amico Director, D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Roberto Giorgi CEO, V.Ships
Robert Lorenz-Meyer Past President BIMCO, and President Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG
Coco Vroon Managing Director, Vroon BV
Gust Biesbroeck Global Head Transportation Energy, Commodities & Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank
Michael Fransen CFO, Spliethof
John Gallagher Regional Vice President, Europe Division, ABS
Peter Schalk Managing Director, Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V.
Bart Otto Managing Director, Flinter
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Rory Hussey Managing Director, Shipping, ING Bank London Branch
Jan Valkier Managing Director, Anthony Veder Group
Pino Spadafora Area Manager, Baltic - Benelux – Scandinavia, RINA International B.V.
Marco Albers Head of Transport & Export Finance / Managing Director, DekaBank
Knut Helge Drivenes Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat
Taco van der Mast Director, De Poli Tankers Group
Robbert Jan Sougé Director Shipping Europe-Scandinavia-USA, NIBC Bank NV
Carlos DiMottola Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., Investment & Advisory
Sander Scheepens Managing Director, Head - Ship Lease & Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
more panellists to be announced
 

17:40 - 18:40 Drinks hosted by
ING, ABN AMRO, NIBC, RABOBANK and MARE FORUM

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