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The Italian excellence in the world – industry-driven changes
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 19 May 2016

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 19, 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..

 

Emanuele Grimaldi President, CONFITARMA and CEO, Grimaldi Group and Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Ugo Salerno President and CEO, RINA
Giuseppe Bottiglieri  Chairman and CEO, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
George Gourdomichalis CEO, Blue Wall Shipping Limited
Stefano Messina Chairman, Gruppo Messina SpA
Cesare d’Amico  CEO, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
Angelo D’Amato CEO, Perseveranza SpA
Coco Vroon Managing Director, Vroon B.V.
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
Khamis Juma Buamim BOARD MEMBER, MANAGING DIRECTOR & GROUP CEO, GULF NAVIGATION HOLDING PJSC
George Tsavliris Chairman, International Association of Marine Environment AssociationPrincipal, Tsavliris Salvage
Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Thomas M. Avila Secretary General, Autoridad Maritima de Panama
Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd.
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Lorenzo Matacena Managing Director, Cartour Srl
Maurizio Maugeri Monitoring Special Projects and LNG Downstream, ENI SpA
Federica Barbaro  Managing Director, PB Tankers SpA
Michele Francioni CEO, RINA Services
Rashed Al Hebsi CEO, Emirates Classification TASNEEF
Guy Verberne Chief Investment Strategist, PGGM Pension Fund
Umberto Masucci Vice President, Federazione del Mare
Melissa Williams Global Leader Marine Fuel Sales, Shell
Stefano de Marco General Manager Sales, Wärtsilä SpA
Dario Bocchetti Energy Manager, Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione SpA
Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
Pratyush Chakravarty Pareto Securities Ltd.
Dr. Leo Drollas Past, Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies
Scott R. Bergeron Chief Executive Officer LISCR, LLC
Lisarain Yu Jang Research Analyst, Maersk Broker
Gianpaolo Dalla Vedova Marine Operations Manager for Italy and Adriatic’s, Lloyd’s Register
Francesco Fuselli Managing Director, Banchero Costa &c spa
Enrico Paglia Research Manager, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
Phrixos Papachristidis  Chief Executive Officer, Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
Carlos Balestra di Mottola CFO, d’Amico International Shipping
Maurizio d’Amico Business & Technology Development Director, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
Dr. Vienna Eleuteri President, Eulabor Institute
Ief Winkelman Positive Impact Entrepreneur & Blue Economy Avocate, Ocean Impact Alliance
Adm. Dino Nascetti Admiral, President Promostudi La Spezia – G.Marconi University
Ing. Fiorenzo Spadoni Italy Yachting Centre Manager, RINA
Ing. Lorenzo Pollicardo General Secretary, Nautica Italiana – Fondazione Altagamma
Dr. Jerzy Majewski Senior Vice President, Shipping Europe, HSH Nordbank AG, Germany
Eberhard Koch  Chairman, CEO & Partner, ÖL Shipping Group
Raffaele Aiello President, SNAV

 

Wednesday May 18
20:00-22:00 Speakers Dinner hosted by VSL (limited seats)
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Thursday May 19
08:00 Registration

Opening and Welcome 

09:00 Emanuele Grimaldi President, CONFITARMA and CEO, Grimaldi Group and Conference Chairman
09:10 Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum
Key note Speaker
09:20 Ugo Salerno President and CEO, RINA

Session 1:

The Big Picture: 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?
09:40 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Michele Francioni CEO, RINA Services
09:50 SESSION SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:

  • Cesare d’Amico CEO, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
  • Giuseppe Bottiglieri Chairman and CEO, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
  • Stefano Messina Chairman, Gruppo Messina SpA
  • Rafaello Aiello President, SNAV
  • George Tsavliris Chairman, International Association of Marine Environment Association and Principal and Tsavliris Salvage
  • Coco Vroon Managing Director, Vroon B.V.
  • Khamis Juma Buamim BOARD MEMBER, MANAGING DIRECTOR & GROUP CEO, GULF NAVIGATION HOLDING PJSC
  • Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
  • Rashed Al Hebsi CEO, Emirates Classification TASNEEF 
  • Guy Verberne Chief Investment Strategist, PGGM Pension Fund 
  • Umberto Masucci Vice President, Federazione del Mare
Discussion / Debate between session panelists, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Panic in the air on commodities and shipping rates – How long for recovery?
  • What will the global and Italian shipping look like in the next 5 to 15 years and beyond?
  • 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 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?
  • The new role of China – everything changes
  • BRICS in crisis – effects on shipping
Interaction with the audience participants:
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA

  • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • All conference speakers and panelists
10:50 Break

Session 2 

Still 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:
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA
11:30 SESSION SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:

  • Dr. Leo Drollas Past, Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies
  • Lisarain Yu Jang Research Analyst, Maersk Broker
  • Enrico Paglia Research Manager, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
  • Francesco Fuselli Managing Director, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
  • Pratyush Chakravarty Pareto Securities Ltd.
  • Phrixos Papachristidis Chief Executive Officer, Hellespont Group
  • Federica Barbaro Managing Director, PB Tankers SpA
  • Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
  • Manolo Veladini President, Mama Shipping
  • Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO & Partner, ÖL Shipping Group
Discussion / Debate between session panelists, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Drybulk and Offshore crisis: is there life after death?
  • Offshore crisis: … another one waiting for Godot?
  • Oil rates down – Renewable energy down?
  • Panic in the air on commodities and shipping rates
  • How long for recovery?
  • Lowest rates? – Buy now?
  • Where should the smart investments go now?
  • What are the scrapping rates today? 
  • What are the trade patterns trends and its effect on shipping?
  • How to sustain growth in the Italian Offshore, shipping, maritime, port, logistics and commodities-trade services industry ?
  • How long will Saudi Arabia and other oil producing counties remain stable on their policies of low rates and no extra production?
  • Will the Geopolitical Challenges in the area influence the rates of oil and gas?
  • What will be the effect on shipping of China’s new reorientation of economic policy?
  • Are there feasible alternatives to traditional oil, gas and coal energy resources?
  • Will the low price of oil create a delay on deep-water explorations in the Mediterranean?
  • What significance and/or effect will the enormous Egyptian gas volumes recently found, have on Cyprus’ and Greece energy ambitions and gas rates?
Interaction with the audience participants:
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA

  • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: 
  • All conference speakers and panelists
13:00 Lunch hosted by LIBERIAN REGISTRY

 Session 3:

Myths, dreams, needs and realities

Environmental Regulations and Shipping Innovation Imperatives

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
 14:00 George Gourdomichalis  CEO, Blue Wall Shipping Limited
14:10 SESSION SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:

  • Angelo D’Amato CEO, Perseveranza SpA
  • Scott R. Bergeron Chief Executive Officer LISCR, LLC
  • Melissa Williams Global Leader Marine Fuel Sales, Shell
  • Gianpaolo Dalla Vedova Marine Operations Manager Italy, Malta & Adriatics, Marine and Offshore, Lloyd’s Register
  • Andrea Cogliolo Deputy General Manager Marine, RINA
  • Maurizio D’Amico Business & Technology Development Director, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
  • Maurizio Maugeri Monitoring Special Projects and LNG Downstream, ENI SpA
  • Lorenzo Matacena Managing Director, Cartour Srl
  • Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin
  • Jerzy Majewski Senior Vice President, HSH Nordbank AG Shipping Europe
  • Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
  • Mauro Iguera Managing Director, Cambiaso Risso Marine SpA
  • Dario Bocchetti Energy Manager, Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione SpA
  • Stefano de Marco General Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Italia SpA
  • Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
  • Thomas M. Avila Secretary General, Maritime Authority of Panama
  • Marcello Pica Managing Director, Mama Shipping
Discussion / Debate between session panelists, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:

  • What’s the role of Flag states on green shipping future
  • How feasible are the goals set by regulators and what are the long-term implications of these regulations for the maritime industry?
  • Is Modern Regulation an Industry Driven, or a Knee-Jerk Reaction to Isolated Incidents and Bad Advices?
  • Can our regulators find a right balance between market realities and sustainability?
  • New fuels Introduction/savings and delays: sense and nonsense
  • What are the benefits to Shipping companies who embrace environmental technologies?
  • Do we even need all these environmental fuel saving technologies with the price of fuel being so low for the past 2 years?
  • How do we make profits, stay environmentally conscious, and most importantly relevant and attractive to charterers?
  • In today’s depressed shipping market do environmental regulations even make sense, due to the high cost of implementing them?
  • How profitable can the environmental business be?
  • Bank ship finance: Do you feel lucky…shipowner?
  • Capital markets and shipping: Alice in Wonderland?
  • Restoring trust – A bridge too far?
  • Eco Ships – does it still make sense?
  • What is the payoff in the long run for an ecoship?
  • Offshore booming business in deflation?
  • Are our shipping banks really 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?
Interaction with the audience participants:
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA

  • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • All conference speakers and panelists

Session 4:

The Italian excellence in the world – industry-driven changes

Every industry and every business will evolve to become a technology and data driven business. Technology-driven change is exponential.Experts discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution and present the brand new model for maritime clusters applied by the Italian luxury brands.
 16:20 SESSION CHAIRMEN:
Dr. Vienna Eleuteri President, Eulabor Institute and Joel Walton CEO Cayman Registry
 16:30 SESSION SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:

  • Ief Winkelman Positive Impact Entrepreneur & Blue Economic Advocate, Ocean Impact Alliance
  • Adm. Dino Nascetti Admiral, President Promostudi La Spezia – G.Marconi University
  • Ing. Fiorenzo Spadoni Italy Yachting Centre Manager, RINA
  • Ing. Lorenzo Pollicardo General Secretary, Nautica Italiana
  • more panelists to be announced
Discussion / Debate between session panelists, discussion panelists and audience participants
Interaction with the audience participants:
Mariella Bottiglieri Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company SpA

  • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • All conference speakers and panelists
 17:50 Synthesis and Conclusions by the session chairmen
 18:00 Drinks cocktail hosted by
 wartsila
 

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