Shipowners vs. Capital providers

Monday 2 November 2015

Hilton Hotel Rotterdam

Rotterdam – The Netherlands

This year the 15th Mare Forum Ship Finance 2015 conference, will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam on Monday 2nd November. 

Following the Mare Forum conference on 2nd November, the next day on 3rd November Europort 2015 the International Marine and shipping Exhibition in Rotterdam will open (3 to 6  November).

All participants of Mare Forum are invited to visit the Europort 2015.

The 15th Mare Forum Shipfinance 2015 “Shipowners versus Capital Providers” on Monday 2nd November will once again gather an impressive number of leading Dutch and international shipowners, CEOs from shipping, bankers, lawyers, key investors in shipping, financial institutions, trading and brokerage companies, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, the media and other members of the international maritime community will all again take an active part at this prestigious conference, in order to network, learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent themes in ship-finance and ship-investments
High level speakers, session chairmen, discussion 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.
The 14 previous Mare Forum Ship Finance forums 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 capital provider, come to Mare Forum, here they are. If you are a capital provider 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.
Looking forward to welcome you in Rotterdam!
Gust Biesbroeck Head of Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Remco Steger  Director Shipping, ING Bank
Jannis Kostoulas  President, Mare Forum
Tineke Netelenbos   President, Royal Association of Netherlands’ Shipowners
Coco Vroon  Managing Director, Vroon B.V.
Adriaan Visser Port Alderman, City of Rotterdam
Jan Valkier  Managing Director, Anthony Veder Group
Nick Kounis ‎Head Macro & Financial Markets Research at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Pieter Baan  ING Bank Nederland
Fabrizio Vettosi  Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., Investment & Advisory
Dr Leo Drollas Former Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, UK
Sander Scheepens Managing Director, Deputy Global Head Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered Bank (to be confirmed)
Dagfinn Lunde President, Dagmar Navigation Limited
Anil Sharma President, GMS
John Su  Managing Director & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Nienke Blans Head Transportation South Europe, ABN AMRO Bank
Pino Spadafora Area Manager Northern Europe – Continental Area, RINA
Michel Fransen  CFO, Spliethof
Bart Otto Managing Director, Flinter
Geert Dokter  Director, Conoship International B.V.
Richard Greiner  Partner, Moore Stephens LLP
Laurent Bozzoni  Director, SOCATRA
John Hartigan  Senior Investment Manager, Northern Fund Management
Bote de Vries  Managing Director, Finamar
Dimitris Lyras  Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Representative IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
Enrico Paglia  Research Manager, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
Maurizio D’Amico   Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA (to be confirmed)
Janos Koenig  Managing Director, Eurofin
Taco Th. van der Mast
Bendel, van der Mast & Co. B.V.
Dirk Visser  Senior Shipping Consultant – Managing Editor, Dynamar B.V.
Rod Westwood Associate Director, Douglas- Westwood
David Barrow  Regional Marine Manager North Europe, Lloyd’s Register
many more to announce…

 

Sunday 1 November 2015 
19:30 Speakers Dinner at the Hilton Hotel Rotterdamhosted by RMSC (limited seats)
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Monday 2 November 2015  at the Hilton Hotel Rotterdam 
08:00 Registration and coffee

Opening and Welcome

09:00
  • Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum
  • Remco Steger Director Shipping, ING
  • Tineke Netelenbos President, Royal Association of Netherlands’ Shipowners
  • Adriaan Visser Port Alderman, City of Rotterdam

Session1

The Shipping Industry in a global context
Where is the global shipping industry heading?

Geopolitics, the world economy and finance, commodities and trade, environmental and financial regulations affecting shipping Challenges – Risks – Opportunities
SESSION CHAIRMAN:
09:30
  • Gust Biesbroeck Head of Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
09:40 SPEAKERS AND SESSION PANELISTS:
  • Nick Kounis Head Macro & Financial Markets Research, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.; World Economy and Trade
  • Dr. Leo Drollas Former Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, Geopolitics; The price of oil and the effect on trade and shipping
  • Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens LLP; Restoring Trust – a pipe dream?
  • Coco Vroon Managing Director, Vroon B.V.
  • Anil Sharma  President, GMS
  • John Su Managing Director & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
10:10 Discussion between the panel-speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

  • Jan Valkier Managing Director, Anthony Veder Group
  • Michel Fransen CFO, Spliethof
  • Bart Otto Managing Director, Flinter
  • Geert Dokter Director, Conoship International B.V.
  • Laurent Bozzoni Director, SOCATRA
  • Bote de Vries Managing Director, Finamar
  • Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
  • Joep Gorgels Country Executive Norway, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Nienke Blans Head Transportation South Europe, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Maurizio D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
  • Yannis Tryphillis Director, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Taco Th. van der Mast Bendel, van der Mast & Co. B.V.
11:00 Break

Session 2

What are our capital providers doing?

Who owns and lends the shipping money today and under what conditions? What are the risks and rewards? Towards oversupply of private equity and new ships? Is our bank back in shipping business?

11:10 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
  • Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin
11:20

SPEAKERS AND SESSION PANELISTS:

  • Gust Biesbroeck Head of Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
  • Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A., Investment & Advisory
  • Sander Scheepens Managing Director, Deputy Global Head Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dagfinn Lunde President, Dagmar Navigation Limited
  • Remco Steger Director Shipping, ING
Discussion between the panel-speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

  • Jan Valkier Managing Director, Anthony Veder Group
  • Michel Fransen CFO, Spliethof
  • Bart Otto Managing Director, Flinter
  • Geert Dokter Director, Conoship International B.V.
  • Laurent Bozzoni Director, SOCATRA
  • Bote de Vries Managing Director, Finamar
  • Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
  • Joep Gorgels Country Executive Norway, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Pino Spadafora Area Manager Benelux, Baltic & Scandinavia, RINA
  • Nienke Blans Head Transportation South Europe, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Maurizio D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
  • Yannis Tryphillis Director, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Taco Th. van der Mast Bendel, van der Mast & Co. B.V.
13:00 Lunch

Session 3

Is Confidence back? - What’s next?

Investments Opportunities

  • The Shipping Markets’ Outlook per ship type
  • The market of sustainable shipping and future shipping trends 15 to 30 years - 
  • Commodities trade patterns overview – Shipping markets in focus, per ship type: Tankers, gas carriers, dry bulk, containers, offshore, yachts, short sea shipping
  • Where the smart money will go? Any smart idea?
  • What’s hot in the next years?
14:00 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
  • John Su Managing Director & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
14:10 SPEAKERS AND SESSION PANELISTS:
  • Enrico Paglia Research Manager, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA; Dry and liquid Bulk – Waiting for Godot?
  • Dirk Visser Senior Shipping Consultant – Managing Editor, Dynamar B.V.; The Containers market outlook and Short sea shipping – challenges and future perspectives
  • Rod Westwood Associate Director, Douglas- Westwood; The Offshore market outlook
  • David Barrow Regional Marine Manager North Europe, Lloyd’s Register; Global marine trends
  • Engel Jan de Boer Marine Business Development WEA, Lloyd’s Register; the Yachting industry perspective
  • Pino Spadafora Area Manager Northern Europe – Continental Area, RINA; Asset Integrity Management
Break
Discussion between the panel-speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

  • Jan Valkier Managing Director, Anthony Veder Group
  • Michel Fransen CFO, Spliethof
  • Bart Otto Managing Director, Flinter
  • Geert Dokter Director, Conoship International B.V.
  • Laurent Bozzoni Director, SOCATRA
  • Bote de Vries Managing Director, Finamar
  • Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
  • Joep Gorgels Country Executive Norway, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Pino Spadafora Area Manager Benelux, Baltic & Scandinavia, RINA
  • Nienke Blans Head Transportation South Europe, ABN AMRO Bank
  • Maurizio D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
  • Yannis Tryphillis Director, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Taco Th. van der Mast Bendel, van der Mast & Co. B.V.
16:15

CONCLUSIONS and SYNTHESIS

16:30 Drinks Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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