Cayman -
the crossroads to the Americas

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Marriott Hotel

Grand Cayman

 

After the very successful 1st Cayman Islands Shipping Summit  held in 2013, Mare Forum and OreCoal in cooperation with the Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands (MACI) are organizing the 2nd edition in which new ideas, opportunities and challenges facing the shipping world will be explored. This year the conference will  specifically investigate how the Cayman Islands can take a more proactive role in this interesting, albeit volatile and exciting  maritime industry. The aim is to illuminate the advantages and achievements made by the Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands.  Despite many economic challenges, MACI has managed to prove itself an aggressive contender on an international level by revamping its legislation, provision of services, innovating technology and competitive pricing. In addition specific topics will be examined:- the Cayman Island’s unique geographical location as the crossroads to the Americas and due to its close ties to North, Central, and South America.
- how the shipowners can best utilize these close ties for their economic advantages.
 - the Cayman Islands Enterprise City and the Special Economic Zone– being among others one of its kind in the world – which is intended to foster innovation and promote entrepreneurship on the islands. This is achieved through an unprecedented system of financial and legislative incentives in a tax neutral environment, making the Special Economic Zone a unique place to set up an appropriate business in a cost effective and seamless manner.
Maritime business has always looked for ways to minimize costs while reaching the farthest corners of the world, trying to provide people with food, energy, and commodities. And it is during this conference where people of various backgrounds can come together and figure out how best to use our resources at hand to not only enhance their own profits but also benefit the environment, minimize risk, and provide cheapest and safest transportation services.
Furthermore, this summit will focus on topics and issues relating to the big picture: global geopolitical considerations, global trade, energy and commodities outlook, new innovations in the shipping industry, and investments and financing.
The conference will share and debate views from shipowners, operators, charterers, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants, entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, the media, and other members of the maritime industry – from this region and all over the world.The summit will provide an active forum for participants to network, learn, discuss, and debate the various issues concerning the maritime industry.

(as of 9th March 2014)

The Honourable Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP The Premier, Cayman Islands
The Honourable Wayne Panton, MLA Minister of Financial Services, Commerce  and Environment
A. Joel Walton, JP CEO MACI
Charles Kirkconnell Director of Investor Relations, Cayman Enterprise City
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus Intercargo, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Chairman INTERMEPA
Jim Watson  President and Chief Operating Officer of ABS Americas
Nicholas Mitsos Chairman EURAFRASIA GROUP
Alexandra Anagnostis President, Total Marine Solutions TMS
Hilary McKenzie-Cahill VP, Marketing & Business Development, Cayman Enterprise City
Philip Embiricos Past President BIMCO
James Stenning Managing Director of Stenning & Associates
Johann Moxam General Manager,  Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., (Cayman) Ltd
Jannis Kostoulas  President MARE FORUM
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, BlueShip
McKeeva Bush United Democratic Party
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Sherice Arman Of Counsel, Maples and Calder
Basil Karatzas President, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co
Campbell Houston Marine Money
David Wilkinson Roxburgh Environmental Ltd
Dr. Peter Tsantrizos  President and CEO ,Terragon Enviromental Technologies
and more…
Monday 10 March 2014
 19:00 Dinner for speakers and discussion panelists
hosted by the Cayman Islands Registry 

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Tuesday 11 March
 08:00 Registration
Opening and Welcome
 09:00 The organizers
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director ORECOAL & Blueship
Keynote Speakers
09:10 Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus, Intercargo / Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
09:15 The Honourable Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP,
The Premier, Cayman Islands
09:30 The Honourable Wayne Panton, MLA, Minister for Financial Services, Commerce and Environment, Cayman Islands
 session 1: Advantages and Disadvantages in doing shipping business offshore, particularly in the Cayman Islands 
Session hosted by Cayman Enterprise City
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This year the conference will specifically investigate how the Cayman Islands can take a more proactive role in this interesting, albeit volatile and exciting maritime industry. The aim is to illuminate the advantages and achievements made by the Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands.  Despite many economic challenges, MACI has managed to prove itself an aggressive contender on an international level by revamping its legislation, provision of services, innovating technology and competitive pricing. In addition specific topics will be examined:
  • the Cayman Island’s unique geographical location as the crossroads to the Americas and  its close ties to North, Central, and South America.• What are the pros and cons for registering ships in the Cayman Islands? • Is shipping a global industry or a series of global villages? • Will the tax havens come under scrutiny from the governments looking for ways to raise more capital? • What are the main sources of finance located in the Caymans and how can ship owners take advantage of them?  • What are the strategies for a successful maritime cluster in the Cayman Islands? • What new opportunities can offshore provide for the shipping industry? • Flexibility of registering ships compared to other countries? • How the shipowners can best utilize these close ties for their economic advantages.
Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Maritime Authority
Speakers:
09:45 Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Maritime Authority
10:00 Charles Kirkconnell Director of Investor Relations, Cayman Enterprise City
10:15 Sherice Arman Of Councel, Maples and Calder
10:30 George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Chairman, INTERMEPA
10:45 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants. Panel members:
Joel Walton CEO MACI
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus Intercargo, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Chairman INTERMEPA
Jim Watson  President and COO of ABS Americas

Nicholas Mitsos Chairman EURAFRASIA GROUP
Alexandra Anagnostis President, Total Marine Solutions TMS
Hilary McKenzie-Cahill VP, Marketing & Business Development, Cayman Enterprise City
Andrew Varney Managing Director, Port2Port
James Stenning Managing Director, Stenning & Associates
Johann Moxam General Manager, Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., (Cayman) Ltd
McKeeva Bush United Democratic Party
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Sherice Arman Of Counsel, Maples and Calder
Basil Karatzas President, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co
Jannis Kostoulas  President, MARE FORUM
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, ORECOAL & Blueship
Campbell Houston Marine Money
David Wilkinson Roxburgh Environmental Ltd
Dr. Peter Tsantrizos President and CEO ,Terragon Enviromental Technologies
more discussion panelists to be announced
11:10 break
 session 2: World trade and economy – Shipping Markets Outlook - Investments and Finance 
• Geopolitical considerations; exploring the risks and rewards • As the global economy slows down, going forward how is the international trade-growth affected? • International trade and commodities outlook – are trading patterns changing? • What’s the outlook of oil, gas and coal production and consumption? • How long before the shipping industry sees the start of demand bouncing back?  • Shipping markets in focus per ship type, containers, dry bulk, liquid bulk, containers, offshore. • What are the views from charterers, shipowners and broker-analysts?• Could the Cayman Islands be a new source of ship finance due to its position as the fifth largest banking center in the world?  • What are the realities and consequences facing the ship owners in today’s uncertain financial times, and what incentives do shipping companies have in leaving their home base and relocating offshore? • What are the challenges facing the shipping industry in finding new sources of finance?  • How much capital is available in today’s shipping market? • Since the Cayman Islands have grown to be the world’s leading offshore hedge fund jurisdiction, could this be a potential new lucrative
source for shipping finance?  • In today’s economic climate, it looks like only the reputable ship owners with good track records can continue to tap the capital markets, what are the options for the other smaller companies? 
Session hosted by A.G. PAPPADAKIS & Co. Ltd
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Nicholas Mitsos Chairman, EURAFRASIA GROUP, Session Moderator: Moderator’s introduction
Speakers:
11:30 Nicholas Mitsos Chairman, EURAFRASIA GROUP
11:45 Basil Karatzas President, Karatzas Marine Advisors
12:00 Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
12:15 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants: Paneli members
Joel Walton CEO MACI
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus Intercargo, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Chairman INTERMEPA
Jim Watson  President and COO of ABS Americas
Nicholas Mitsos Chairman EURAFRASIA GROUP
Alexandra Anagnostis President, Total Marine Solutions TMS
Hilary McKenzie-Cahill VP, Marketing & Business Development, Cayman Enterprise City
James Stenning Managing Director, Stenning & Associates
Johann Moxam General Manager, Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., (Cayman) Ltd
McKeeva Bush United Democratic Party
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Sherice Arman Of Counsel, Maples and Calder
Basil Karatzas President, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co
Jannis Kostoulas  President, MARE FORUM
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, ORECOAL & Blueship
Campbell Houston Marine Money
David Wilkinson Roxburgh Environmental Ltd
Dr. Peter Tsantrizos President and CEO ,Terragon Enviromental Technologies
more discussion panelists to be announced
 13:00 Lunch hosted by MAPLES
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Session 3: New Ships – New Fuels – Innovations – Environment 
Ongoing Trends in Shipping Innovations: • How can policymakers and shipping market forces create synergy towards a sustainable shipping industry? • What are cruise ship environmental policies, ship safety and innovations?  • How can we best address the environmental challenges in salvage removal? • How can we harmonize the international shipping community for more sustainable shipping and operations? • What is the best technology available due to the North American ECA (environmental controlled area). Will shipowners prefer to install a scrubber or change current engines to LNG fueled? Or to continue burning low sulfur fuel?
Session hosted by ABS
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Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO, Session Moderator: Moderator’s introduction
Speakers:
14:00 Jim Watson President and COO, ABS Americas
14:15 Alexandra Anagnostis President, Total Marine Solutions TMS
14:30 Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
14:45 David Wilkinson Roxburgh Environmental Ltd
15:00 Break
 15:30 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants. Panel members:
Joel Walton CEO MACI
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus Intercargo, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Chairman INTERMEPA
Jim Watson  President and COO of ABS Americas
Nicholas Mitsos Chairman EURAFRASIA GROUP
Alexandra Anagnostis President, Total Marine Solutions TMS
Hilary McKenzie-Cahill VP, Marketing & Business Development, Cayman Enterprise City
James Stenning Managing Director, Stenning & Associates
Johann Moxam General Manager, Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., (Cayman) Ltd
McKeeva Bush United Democratic Party
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Sherice Arman Of Counsel, Maples and Calder
Basil Karatzas President, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co
Jannis Kostoulas  President, MARE FORUM
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, ORECOAL & Blueship
Campbell Houston Marine Money
David Wilkinson Roxburgh Environmental Ltd
Dr. Peter Tsantrizos President and CEO ,Terragon Enviromental Technologies
more discussion panelists to be announced
 16:30 Conclusions
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus Intercargo, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co., Conference Chairman
17:00 Cocktail Reception hosted by Navios Maritime Holdings and port2port

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