A seminar on

the future of global maritime hubs - ships – cruise ships – yachting – registries – regulations – new ships – new fuels – shipping innovations –  investments -  finance – leisure

Friday 25 September

Hotel Hermitage

Monaco

Top shipowners, cruise and ship operators, financiers, regulators, classification societies, brokers, lawyers, and people who make shipping happen will be getting together at a fashionably late hour for an intensive afternoon and evening of debate and discussion. Every delegate will be part of that. Get to the heart of shipping by going to the hub round which it spins. Monaco. The name tastes of money, and money is part of the name. But Monaco is much more than money. It is a lovely place to live and visit, it has sensible taxes, a business-friendly government and pragmatic regulation. No surprise that the most mobile business people on earth choose Monaco to base themselves and their businesses. Shipowners choose Monaco because it is a global hub for shipping. From there the finance, skills, entrepreneurialism and drive that are the ingredients of powerful shipping reach out globally. Monaco is the geographically compact centre of a giant wheel of shipping commerce, and like any wheel, it depends on its centre to roll and keep on rolling.
That makes Monaco the right place to hold the first Mare Forum to discuss and debate shipping hubs. Come to Monaco in September for the good weather, the great food, the best of Italy and France, the hint of glamour. Or come for the powerful shipping connections you can make at the first Mare Forum in this global hub. Come anyway, it is going to be both fun and rewarding.
The freewheeling forum will rotate around shipping and its future, Monaco and its place in that future, how shipping hubs will develop and prosper and where cruise shipping is going. Monaco, of course, is one place cruise shipping is definitely going, and you should be there too to debate and interact with the world’s shipping leaders in the way which only Mare Forum makes possible.
Top shipowners, cruise ship operators, financiers, regulators, classification societies, brokers, lawyers, and people who make shipping happen will be getting together at a fashionably late hour for an intensive afternoon and evening of debate and discussion. Every delegate will be part of that. Get to the heart of shipping by going to the hub round which it spins.
Looking forward to welcome you in Monaco
Speakers will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned!
Friday 25 September 2015
13:30 Registration
14:00 Opening and Welcome
  • Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare forum
  • Giovanni Paolo Risso Secretary, Monaco Chamber of Shipping and Chairman CAMBIASO & RISSO International Global Ship Agencies & Logistics and Conference Chairman

session 1

Monaco and the World –  looking ahead

  • Geopolitics – World Economy – Trade – Shipping –Yachting – Regulations – investments and finance
  • What is the status quo of the global shipping and yachting?
  • What will the global shipping look like in the next 5 to 15 years and beyond?
  • What is needed and what must be done?
  • What will Monaco look like in the next 5 to 15 years?
14:20 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
  • Michele Francioni Chairman, RINA Services
14:30 SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS: 
  • Emanuele Lauro Chairman and CEO Scorpio Group
  • Maria Bertzeletou Senior Shipping Analyst, RESEARCH & VALUATIONS, GOLDEN DESTINY
  • Sandro Galliano Lloyd’s register  Marine Business Manager and Senior Marine Representative for Italy, Croatia, Malta and Monaco
  • Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens; London Maritime
  • George Tsavliris Chairman, INTERMEPA and Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
  • Hugo Modderman President, Dolfinance
  • Khamis Buamim Chairman of DDW-PAXOCEAN and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
  • Capt. Nicholas Sloane Member of the Lloyd’s Panel of Special Casualty Representatives.
  • Representative Fincantieri Speaker to be announced
  • Nicky Pappadakis President Emeritus INTERCARGO & Chairman A.G. Pappadakis
  • Jude Benny  Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore and Member of the Board of Directors,  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, (MPA)
  • Marco Fiori President, D’AMICO TANKERS MONACO (t.b.c.)
  • Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
  • Marcello Pica MARINE PARTNERS MONACO
  • Giovanni Paolo Risso Secretary, Monaco Chamber of Shipping and Chairman CAMBIASO & RISSO International Global Ship Agencies
  • Niko Poons President, DELTA Carriers
  • Karen Kokabi Managing Director BlueShip
  • Manolo Veladini President, Mama shipping
  • Marcello Pica  MARINE PARTNERS MONACO
  • more speakers and panelists to be announced
Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • What are the future shipping trends?
  • What are the future shipping operational trends? Do we see consolidations and partnerships in the vessels operation?
  • Restoring trust – is it a pipe dream?
  • Where should the smart investments go now?
  • What are our market perceptions and expectations on commodities, trade, leisure, cruise ships, yachting dry and liquid carriers shipping markets?
  • What are the strategies of Monaco cruse ships business?
  • Are the ideas of the cruse ships companies over Monaco?
  • New Fuels – delays for how long?
  • Offshore booming business in deflation?
  • Are our shipping banks back in shipping?
  • Who are the capital providers today and what are their aims?
  • Is private equity a (non) solution for traditional ship-owners?
  • What will Monaco look like in the next 5 to 15 years?
16:10 Break

session 2

The world of Maritime Hubs and Maritime Clusters and their future

  • Best options for shipowners to host and register their business
  • Taxes, business environment, quality of life, friendly regulations 
16:30 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
  • Jude Benny  Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore and Member of the Board of Directors,  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, (MPA)
 16:40 SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS: 
  • Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
  • Yannis Triphyllis Member of the Board of Directors Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Khamis Buamim Chairman of DDW-PAXOCEAN and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
  • Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens; London Maritime
  • Giovanni Paolo Risso Secretary, Monaco Chamber of Shipping and Chairman CAMBIASO & RISSO International Global Ship Agencies
  • Ivan Sammut Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Merchant Shipping Directorate, Transport Malta (t.b.c.)
  • Nicky Pappadakis President Emeritus INTERCARGO & Chairman A.G. Pappadakis
  • Manolo Veladini President, Mama shipping
  • George Tsavliris Chairman, INTERMEPA and Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
  • Michele Francioni CEO, RINA Services
  • Karen kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
  • Marcello Pica  MARINE PARTNERS MONACO
  • Hugo Modderman President, Dolfinance
  • more panelists to be announced 
 16:20 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Where are the shipping hubs heading to?
  • What are the shipowners needs?
  • Is Monaco the best place to register your ship and yacht?
  • Is Monaco the best place to live?
  • Is Monaco the place for the second home of Greek shipowners?
  • What will Monaco look like in the next 5 to 15 years?
  • What is needed and what must be done?
17:20 Synthesis and Conclusions
Giovanni Paolo Risso Secretary, Monaco Chamber of Shipping and Chairman CAMBIASO & RISSO International Global Ship Agencies
17:30 -18:30 Cocktail Reception 

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Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
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