The Maritime Silk Road and Singapore: destiny or mirage? 

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Hilton Hotel Singapore

Singapore 

 

The 1st Mare Forum Singapore aims to bring together the leaders of both the local, regional and international marine, maritime, shipping and offshore industries and will be one of the series of international forums in Singapore with the focus on the world-wide attention to the growing importance and emerging stature of Singapore & the region within industry circles. Fasten your seat belts!
Mare Forum  is pleased to announce the 1st Mare Forum Singapore 2015 to be held on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore 
Views will be shared and debated from ship-owners and operators, charterers, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, the media and other members of the maritime community from the region and all over the world taking an active part at this prestigious conference. The Summit will provide an active forum to participants to network, learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent themes in the shipping, marine and maritime industries.
Mare Forum conferences are considered by many to be among the most global and influential forums for the maritime and shipping industry. Currently events are held in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America.

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. 

If you are interested in Global, Asian and Singaporean maritime and shipping business, and if you want to know what’s next in Singapore and the World we invite you to attend the 1st Mare Forum Singapore. You will find your answers here. 
Together with a very high level local and international audience, participants will plunge in a pool of booming business and new network opportunities which focus on Singapore and Asia.
We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore,
The list of speakers and panelists will be updated daily
(as of 28 January)
Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore and Member of the Board of Directors, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, (MPA) and Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas  President, Mare Forum
Ms Tan Beng Tee Assistant Chief Executive, MPA Singapore
Nick Gleeson CEO, BW LPG
Coco Vroon CEO, Vroon Group
Lee Wai Pong  Executive Director, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
Khamis Buamim Chairman, Drydocks, Maritime World Dubai  and Chairman, Dubai Maritime City
Michael Nagler   Head of Chartering, Noble Group
Mudit Paliwal Managing Director, Caravel Shipping Ltd
Christos Tsakonas Regional Head of Asia – Shipping, Offshore & Logistics, Corporate Bank Department, DNB Nor
Yaseen Anwar Senior Adviser, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Singapore and
Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan
Abhishek Pandey Head shipping finance, South East Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Edwin Jager Senior Vice President, Shipping & Intermodal Investment Management, DVB Group Marchant Bank (Asia) Ltd
Rob Heijliger Head of Transportation Finance Asia, ING
Alexander C. Setjadi  Executive VP at Bank Danamon
Marco Albers Managing Director, DEKA BANK (Germany)
Ugo Salerno President and CEO, RINA
Cyril Ducau Director Business Development and Deputy CFO, Quantum Pacific Shipping
Thomas Preben Hansen  CEO, Rickmers Trust Management Pte. Ltd
Kenny Rogers Head, Aurora Tankers Management
Saravana Sivasankaran Chief Operating Officer, SIVA Group
Giuseppe Bottiglieri Chairman, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company
Thomas Pagonis Shipping Manager, Al Ghurair Resources
Paolo Moretti  General Manager Marine, RINA
Arjun Batra  Group Managing Director and Owner, Drewry Shipping Consultants
Ralph Leszczynski  Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
Anil Sharma  President and CEO, GMS
Anthony Zolotas Managing Director, Eurofin
John Su CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Marc Thomson  Director, PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk (WINS)
Peter Wijaya Surya  Managing Director, Aptus Maritime Limited
Dimitris Belbas Managing Director, Head of Shipping Finance, Seafin Pte Ltd.
Taco van der Valk Chairman, Maritime Law Association, The Netherlands
Lloyd’s Register Representative
Richard Greiner  Partner, Moore Stephens
John A. Gauci-Maistre Chairman, GM International Services Limited
Arthur Joel Walton  Chief Executive Officer, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
Giosué Vezzuto  General Manager, RINA Asia
Phrixos Papachristidis President, Hellespont Shipping (Germany)
Robert Maxwell Managing Director, Ship Management Centre, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM)
Charles J McHardy  Senior Vice President, Technical & Gulf Coast Operations, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants
Benson Peretti  General Manager, Liberian Registry, Singapore
Sean Foley   Vice President, Seagull Maritime Security
John D’Ancona Director Dry, Clarksons
many more to confirm….. 
08:00 Registration
09:00 Opening and Welcome
Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore Member of the Board of Directors, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas  President, Mare Forum
session 1: Singapore and the World – Geopolitical and economical considerations
Discussion debate on:
 
  • Power shift from West to East: reality or hype? 
  • What are the dynamics of the emerging countries in SEAsia?
  • Can Singapore be(come) “THE Capital” of SE Asia in the current Pacific Century
  • The era of Chindia: is there room for Singapore? 
09:20 SESSION CHAIRMAN
Ugo Salerno President and CEO, RINA
09:30 SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore. Member of the Board of Directors, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA
Khamis Buamim Chairman, Drydocks, Maritime World Dubai and Chairman Dubai Maritime City
Wim van Sluis Chairman, Dutch Maritime Network (Cluster)
Coco Vroon CEO, Vroon Group
Nick Gleeson CEO, BW LPG
Yaseen Anwar Senior Adviser, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Singapore and Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan
10:00 Discussion/Debate between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Lee Wai-Pong Executive Director, SCMA (SINGAPORE CHAMBER OF MARITIME ARBITRATION)
Cyril Ducau Director Business Development and Deputy CFO, Quantum Pacific Shipping
Kenny Rogers Head, Aurora Tankers Management
Phrixos Papachristidis  CEO, Hellespont
Robert Maxwell Managing Director, Ship Management Centre, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
John Su CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Saravana Sivasankaran Chief Operating Officer, SIVA Group
Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
Marc Thomson Director, PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk (WINS)
Christos Tsakonas Regional Head of Asia – Shipping, Offshore & Logistics Corporate Bank Department, DNB ASIA LTD
Derek Hodgson Permanent Secretary IACS
Giosue Vezzuto RINA General Manager Asia Region
Edwin Jager Senior Vice President, Shipping & Intermodal Investment Management, DVB Group Merchant Bank (Asia) Ltd.
Rob Heijliger Head of Transportation Finance Asia, ING
John A. Gauci-Maistre Chairman, GM International Services Limited
Peter Chuang General Manager, PT Sentek Indonesia
Alexander C. Setjadi Executive VP, Bank Danamon
David Galea Head Of Legal & Company Secretary, Drydocks World-Dubai
Mario Moretti RINA Country Manager Indonesia & Borneo
10:30 Break hosted by Seagull Maritime Security
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session 2:  Is confidence back? – trade, shipping and offshore 

The trade patterns, trends and its effect on shipping Shipping markets outlook and shipping trends

  • Commodities outlook: Coal, Gas, steel, Oil, Grains and other dry commodities 
  • Shipping markets outlook: Containers, Dry, Wet Offshore exploration, exploitation and transportation
Discussion debate on:
  • Is confidence back?
  • Where the smart money will go now?
  • Where is ship finance capacity for new business?
  • Towards oversupply of private equity and new ships?
  • How to sustain growth in the Singaporean Offshore, shipping, maritime, port, logistics and commodities trade and services industry ?
11:00 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Arjun Batra President and CEO, Drewry
11:10 SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
Michael Nagler Head of Chartering, Noble Group
Giuseppe Bottiglieri Chairman, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company
Ralph Leszczynski Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
Charles McHardy Senior Vice President, Technical & Gulf Coast Operations, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Mudit Paliwal Managing Director, Caravel Shipping Ltd
Thomas Pagonis Shipping Manager, Al Ghurair Resources
John D’Ancona Director Dry Analysts, Clarksons
Dr. Anil Sharma President and CEO, GMS
11:50 Discussion/Debate between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
12:40 Lunch
session 3: Myth Busters
session hosted by the Liberian Registry
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Discussion/Debate between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on
  • Eco ships; sense and nonsense
  • Offshore Shipbuilding; will China become Singapore’s Armageddon?
  • Bank ship finance: The western King is dead; long live the Asian King
  • Asian Capital markets and shipping: Alice in wonderland? 
14:00 SESSION CHAIRMEN:
Abishek Pandey Regional Head, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Anthony Zolotas Managing Director, Eurofin
14:10 SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
Benson Peretti General Manager, Liberian Registry, Singapore
Sean Foley Vice President, Seagull Maritime Security
Christos Tsakonas Regional Head of Asia – Shipping, Offshore & Logistics Corporate Bank Department, DNB Bank
Dimitris Belbas Managing Director, Head of Shipping Finance, Seafin Pte Ltd.
Marco Albers Managing Director, DEKA BANK (Germany)
Thomas Preben Hansen CEO, Rickmers Trust Management Pte. Ltd
Alan Hatton Chief Executive Officer, FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd.
Discussion/Debate between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
15:30 Break
session 4: The Singaporean Maritime Cluster in Perspective
Arbitration, Law, Finance, Shipbuilding, Ports, logistics and services
• Competitiveness of maritime clusters• London, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Oslo, Rotterdam,New York • The future of port and logistics
  • How will Singapore maintain in the next 20 years its competitive advantages in the region? What has to be done?
16:00 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore Member of the Board of Directors, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA
16:10 SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
Ms Tan Beng Tee Assistant Chief Executive, MPA Singapore
Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens(London)
Lee Wai-Pong Executive Director SCMA (SINGAPORE CHAMBER OF MARITIME ARBITRATION)
Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman Drydocks and Maritime World and Chairman Dubai Maritime City
Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
Taco van der Valk Chairman, Maritime Law Association, The Netherlands
Paolo Moretti RINA General Manager Marine
Wim van Sluis Chairman, Dutch Maritime Network – Cluster
Speaker to be announced
Discussion/Debate between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
17:20 Synthesis and Conclusions
Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore Member of the Board of Directors, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA 
Jannis Kostoulas  President, Mare Forum
17:30 Drinks Reception

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Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
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