-   Waiting for Godot  -

Where is the shipping industry going?
Geopolitics, world economy, commodities and trade patterns outlook, shipping markets outlook, shipfinance and investments, the era of gas, new fuels, new ships, the future of the global and Italian shipping

 

Thursday 21 May 2015

Radisson Blu Hotel Rome

Rome  -  Italy

To connect to the strong and growing Italian maritime cluster come to Rome and meet the people that matter. In the free flowing yet structured Mare Forum ideas and contacts join and feed on each other to create visions and new opportunities. Come back to the future with Mare Forum in Rome. Back because Rome was where the idea of a forum as a place to air ideas was developed. Forward to the future because Italy is a country with every sector of shipping and it is a template for where shipping will go.
Behind the style Italy hides real susbstance. Serious owners, serious yards, serious banks, serious brokers, serious expertise and of course the same serious problems as every shipping nation. What makes this event special is the willingness of all the top players to talk with you about the challenges and opportunities they face.
On Thursday May 21, Mare Forum will return to the lively city of Rome where leading Italian and international shipowners, CEOs from shipping, trading and brokerage companies, key investors in shipping, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, financial institutions, regulators lawyers and the media will gather at this prestigious forum. The frank exchange of views, visions and valuable information will make this forum an unforgettable and meaningful experience.
High level speakers, session chairmen, conference panelists and audience will contribute to a day packed with knowledge transfer, exchange of visions, experience and stimulating discussions. The openly approach of this type of Mare Forum conferences produce a wonderful environment for brainstorming, sharing and improving knowledge and intelligence.
In the free flowing yet structured Mare Forum conference ideas and contacts join and intertwine to create new visions and opportunities. Mare Forum will bring to the great city of Rome the best of Italy’s marine businesses and top shipping players with their global counterparts. Be part of that, enjoy it, and go home with a valuable Italian connection.
We look forward to seeing you there..
(as of 16 May)
Emanuele Grimaldi President, CONFITARMA and CEO, Grimaldi Group
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Ugo Salerno President & CEO, RINA
Giuseppe Bottiglieri  Chairman and CEO, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
Stefano Messina Chairman & CEO, Gruppo Messina SpA
Cesare d’Amico CEO, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
Sandro Galliano  Marine Business Manager and Senior Marine Representative for Italy, Croatia, Malta and Monaco, Lloyd’s Register
Coco Vroon Managing Director, Vroon B.V.
Michael Thamm CEO, Costa Crociere
Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo  Managing Director & CEO, Rizzo Bottiglieri De Carlini
Khamis Juma Buamin Chairman of DDW-PAXOCEAN and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
Lorenzo Rosato Partner, Bravo Tankers
Ya Liu  Deputy General Manager, Transport Finance Department, The Export Import Bank of China
Derek Wu Chief Transport Finance, The Export Import Bank of China
Maurizio d’Amico Business & Technology Development Director, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
Phrixos Papachristidis Chief Executive Officer, Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
Roberto Giorgi CEO, Fraser, Honorary President, V.Ships and Board member, Scorpio
Rashed Al Hebsi CEO, Tasneef (Emirates Classification Society)
Carolyn Comer Global Leader Marine Fuel Sales, Shell
Guy Verberne Chief Investment Strategist, PGGM Pension Fund
Federica Barbaro Managing Director, PB Tankers SpA
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
Mario Dogliani  Head of Project Financing RINA Services S.p.a.
Ralph Leszczynski  Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
Vagelis Chatzigiannis GMS Dubai
Maurizio Maugeri  President, Porto Petroli di Genova SpA
Lorenzo Matacena Managing Director, Cartour Srl
Julian Bray   Chief Editor, Tradewinds
Fabrizio Vettosi  Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Carlos DiMottola Senior Partner, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Francesco Fuselli Managing Director, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
Dario Bocchetti  Energy Manager, Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione SpA
Manolo Veladini  President, Mama Shipping
Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
Mauro Iguera Managing Director, Cambiaso Risso Marine SpA
Marcello Pica Managing Director, Mama Shipping
Suheyl Demirtas Secretary General, GISBIR
Randee E. Day President & CEO, Day & Partners, LLC
Umberto Masucci  Vice President, Federazione del Mare
Mauro Evangelisti  Managing Director, GAS & HEAT S.p.A.
Eugenio Minici Director, Division 1 – General Affairs, Strategies & Port Development Planning, Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Ports
more to confirm  Stay tuned!
Wednesday May 20
20:00 Speakers Dinner hosted by (limited seats)
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Thursday May 21
08:00 Registration

Opening and Welcome 

09:00 Emanuele Grimaldi President, CONFITARMA and CEO, Grimaldi Group
09:10 Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum

Session 1:

Challenges – Risks – Opportunities 

  • • Where is the global and Italian shipping industry heading?
  • • What is the status quo of the global and Italian shipping?
  • • What will the global and Italian shipping look like in the next 5 to 15 years and beyond?
  • • What is needed and what must be done?
09:20 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Ugo Salerno President and CEO, RINA
09:30 SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
Guy Verberne Chief Investment Strategist, PGGM Pension Fund
Michael Thamm CEO, Costa Crociere
Stefano Messina Chairman & CEO, Gruppo Messina SpA
Cesare d’Amico CEO, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
Coco Vroon Managing Director, Vroon B.V.
Khamis Juma Buamin Chairman of DDW-PAXOCEAN and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
Umberto Masucci Vice President, Federazione del Mare
Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo Managing Director & CEO, Rizzo Bottiglieri De Carlini
Rashed Al Hebsi CEO, Emirates Classification Society, TASNEEF
Discussion / Debate between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • • What are the future shipping trends?
  • • Is the economic and shipping power shifting from West to East: reality or hype?        
  • • How to create/sustain growth in the global and Italian shipping industry? What is needed and what must be done?
  • • Are our regulators understand shipping?
  • • Are shipowners looking further than 2-4 years ahead?
  • • Will China become the leading shipowning country in the next 20 years?
  • If so, can you compete with them and how?
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA: Interaction with the audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Federica Barbaro Managing Director, PB Tankers SpA
Phrixos Papachristidis Chief Executive Officer Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
Marco Poliseno Director Poliass – Marine & General
Roberto Giorgi Honorary President, V.Ships
Carlos DiMottola Senior Partner, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Francesco Fuselli Managing Director, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
Maurizio D’Amico Business & Technology Development Director, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
Mauro Iguera Managing Director, Cambiaso Risso Marine SpA
Manolo Veladini President, Mama Shipping
Angelo Scorza Editor in Chief, SHIP2SHORE
Suheyl Demirtas Secretary General, GISBIR
Marcello Pica Managing Director, Mama Shipping
All conference speakers
10:50 Break

Session 2

Waiting for Godot

  • • What are our market perceptions and expectations on commodities, trade and shipping markets?
  • • The view from the shipbrokers – analysts – charterers – capital providers
11:20 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Giuseppe Bottiglieri Chairman and CEO, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
11:30 SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
Ralph Leszczynski Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA (drybulk)
Liu Ya Deputy General Manager, Transport Finance Dept., Export-Import Bank of China – Beijing
Vagelis Chatzigiannis GMS Inc. Dubai
Phrixos Papachristidis Chief Executive Officer, Hellespont Group
Lorenzo Rosato Partner, Bravo Tankers
Liu H.D., Zhoushan Xynia Shipyard
Discussion / Debate between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • • Blue skies at the horizon? 
  • • Who has the right information on shipping markets?How reliable are the analysts’ forecasts?
  • • Lowest rates? – Buy now? 
  • • Where should the smart investments go now?
  • • Are we seeing an increased order of new ships?
  • • And who will finance them?
  • • Will charterers care about ships being more efficient and burn low sulphur fuel?
  • • Will they contribute to the cost?
  • • Will fuel efficient ships be more attractive to charterers whereas conventional ships are not causing implications for scrapping and the price of scrap? 
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA: Interaction with the audience participants
13:00 Lunch

 Session 3:

Environmental Regulations vs. Shipowners

Best options for shipowners to meet the environmental regulatory requirements, taking into account oil prices
14:10 SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
Eugenio Minici Director, Division 1 – General Affairs, Strategies & Port Development Planning, Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Ports
Mario Dogliani Head of Project Financing RINA Services S.p.a.
Maurizio Maugeri President, Porto Petroli di Genova SpA; strategies
Enrico Paglia Research, Banchero Costa
Dario Bocchetti Energy Manager, Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione SpA
Mauro Evangelisti Managing Director, GAS & HEAT S.p.A.
Discussion / Debate between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants.
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA: Interaction with the audience participants
 15:30 Break

 Session 4:

Myths, dreams, needs and realities

  • • Is the economic and shipping power shifting from West to East: reality or hype?
  • • Restoring trust – A bridge too far?
  • • Eco Ships – does it still make sense?
  • • What is the payoff in the long run for an ecoship?
  • • Green economies – Alice in Wonderland?        
  • • New Fuels – wait and see?
  • • Offshore booming business in deflation?
  • • Are our shipping banks back in shipping?
  • • Who has the money to finance Italian shipowners?
  • • Who are the foreign capital providers that are interested in Italian shipping?
  • • Who are the capital providers today and what are their aims?
  • • Is private equity a (non) solution for traditional ship-owners? 
 15:50 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Roberto Giorgi CEO, Fraser and Honorary President, V.Ships and Board member, Scorpio
16:00 SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
Sandro Galliano  Marine Business Manager and Senior Marine Representative for Italy, Croatia, Malta and Monaco, Lloyd’s Register
Carolyn Comer Global Leader Marine Fuel Sales, Shell
Phil Rosier Group Director, Lucion Environmental Group
Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Maurizio D’Amico Business & Technology Development Director d’Amico Società di Navigazione
Julian Bray Chief Editor, Tradewinds
Randee Day President & CEO, Day & Partners, LLC
Wilhelm Magelssen Shipping, Offshore & Energy Group, Pareto Project Finance AS
Discussion / Debate between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants.
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
 Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA: Interaction with the audience participants
 17:30 Synthesis and Conclusions by the conference moderators 
 17:40 Drinks cocktail
Executives from the following companies have registered to attend the conference (as of 18 May)
  • 14knots
  • ABS Europe Southern Region
  • ABS Italy
  • ANCANAP
  • Aon Benfield
  • Associated Shipbroking S.A.M.
  • Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA
  • Banca Popolare di Milano Sc.a r.l.
  • Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
  • Bancosta (Oriente) Pte. Ltd. Singapore
  • BCP
  • Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Bnp Paribas
  • BPER BANCA
  • Bravo Tankers
  • Bureau Veritas Italia SpA
  • Cafima Group
  • Cambiaso Risso Marine SpA
  • Carmal Srl
  • Castaldo, Magliulo & Associati
  • Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
  • Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA
  • Chiomenti Studio Legale
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • CNH INDUSTRIAL
  • Confitarma
  • Costa Crociere SpA
  • CR Marine & Aviation S.r.l.
  • d’Amico Società di Navigazione
  • Danish Ship Finance
  • Day & Partners, LLC
  • Debtwire Europe
  • Della Capitaneria
  • Deloitte
  • MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
  • Drydocks World & Maritime World
  • d’Amico Società di Navigazione
  • ECM Europe / ECM Maritime Services LLC
  • Elburg Shipmanagement Phils., Inc.
  • Emirates Classification Society  (TASNEEF)
  • Enrico Scolaro Shipbrokers S.r.l.
  • Ernst & Young
  • Export-Import Bank of China-Beijing
  • Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime
  • Federazione del Mare
  • Fincantieri SpA
  • First S.r.l.
  • FPCF
  • Future Care Inc.
  • GAS & HEAT SpA
  • Genoa Sea Brokers SpA
  • Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
  • GM International Services Ltd.S
  • GMS Dubai
  • Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione SpA
  • Gruppo Messina SpA
  • HELLENIC SHORTSEA SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION
  • Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • Il Mattino
  • Il Sole 24 Ore
  • Informazioni Marittime
  • Intesa San Paolo
  • IRI/ The Marshall Islands Registry
  • Italian Maritime Academy Phils, Inc.
  • Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Ports
  • Jotun Italia SpA
  • La Spezia Port Authority
  • Legance-Avvocati Associati
  • Leghorn Port Authority
  • Lloyd’s Register EMEA
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • London Offshore Consultants
  • Lorentzen & Stemoco (Shanghai) Ltd
  • Lucion Environmental Group
  • Lucion Marine
  • Mama Shipping
  • Mare Forum
  • Mediocredito Italiano
  • Mercury Shipbrokers
  • Mergermarket
  • MF-MilanoFinanza – Splash24/7 – Ship2Shore
  • Michele Bottiglieri Armatore S.p.A.
  • Ministry of Economic Development
  • Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Affairs and Tourism
  • Moby SpA
  • MPS Capital Services Banca Per Le Impresse SpA
  • NORD/LB
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • P.L. Ferrari & Co. S.r.l.
  • Palmer Studio Legale
  • Pareto Project Finance – Shipping, Offshore & Energy Group
  • PB Tankers SpA
  • PGGM
  • Poliass – Marine & General
  • Porto & DiPorto
  • Porto Petroli di Genova SpA
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers SpA
  • RINA SERVICES
  • RINA SpA
  • Rizzo – Bottiglieri – De Carlini SpA
  • Scafi – Società di Navigazione SpA
  • Seagull Maritime AS
  • Sgaravato Studio Legale Tributario
  • Shell
  • Shell Italia Oil Products S.r.l.
  • Ship2Shore – ESA Srl
  • SRM – Associazione Studi e Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno
  • Stephensen Harwood
  • Studio Casani & Associati
  • Studio Coccia e Associati
  • Studio d’Antonio
  • Studio De Lisa Sas
  • Studio GMR
  • Studio Legale -Castaldo, Magliulo & Associati
  • Studio Legale Associato – Cimmino Carnevale De Filippis
  • Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams
  • Studio Legale Cimmino Carnevale De Filippis
  • Studio Legale Cimmino di Napoli
  • Studio Legale Lauro
  • Studio Legale Mordiglia
  • STUDIO NICOLA COCCIA
  • Studio Tecnico Navale Romano s.r.l
  • Tankerska Plovidba d.d.
  • Tasneef
  • Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd
  • TradeWinds
  • Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)
  • ULJANIK j.s.c.
  • Unicredit
  • Università degli Studi
  • V.Group
  • V.Ships
  • V.Ships Monaco
  • Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A.
  • Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
  • VesselsValue Ltd
  • Vroon Group B.V.
  • Vroon Offshore Services srl
  • Zhoushan XinYa Shipyard
  • more to register

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MARE FORUM

Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com

 

Contact Information

MARE FORUM
Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com