trade – markets – shipping – ports – investments – finance – sustainability

Monday 17 November

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel

Hong Kong 

Following the 1st and very successful conference held last year in Hong Kong the leading players of the international shipping and mining industry will again gather for the “2nd Iron Ore and Coal Shipping Summit Asia 2014” to  explore and examine common challenges.

The 2nd Iron Ore and Coal Shipping Summit Asia, in Hong Kong is organized by MARE FORUM and ORECOAL in close cooperation with the Hong Kong Shipowners Association

The conference will focus on the maritime transportation of iron ore and coal, making an attempt to forecast the trends of global economy; iron ore, coal and other commodities, production and distribution; the trading markets, shipping capacities, shipbuilding and shipping requirements; the financing and investment climate, shipping innovation effects on ship-values and the environmental imperatives. Also the conference will analyze and advice on the promising future of the Hong Kong Maritime Cluster – What it is and what must be done.
This conference will feature many high profile speakers from shipping companies, charterers, traders, mining companies, steel mills, shipbuilders, ports, classification societies, financial institutions, politicians, regulators, brokers and the media. The entire maritime chain will gather at this distinguished conference where the exchange of information and ideas will make this conference a great experience.
Topics to be addressed are: • Learn from the iron ore, coal, oil, and other commodities traders and brokers what their market perceptions and expectations are. • Discuss who has the real hard information on current trends and how it should be valued. • Debate with charterers, traders, brokers, operators and ship-owners on what the freight rates and the market will be, what ships will be needed and how shipping will be affected. • Learn about the effects of ship innovation imperatives and how it affects ship asset values • Learn about the consequences from the overcapacity of the orderbook and the role of the new capital providers • Learn what is the eco ship and what is the market asset value today and what it will be tomorrow • Learn how to mobilize money in the current and future climate. • Learn if the traditional shipping financial institutions are back to lending? • Learn where the shipping money is now and how to find it  • Learn where the smart investments should go now?
The conference will take place in an open, stimulating, free-flowing and attractive environment combined with informal discussions which once again will demonstrate the successful hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Hong Kong,
MARE FORUM    &   ORECOAL

 

Speakers will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned!

   

Trade – commodities – iron ore – coal – steel – maritime transportation – shipping innovations – sustainability – finance and smart investments in shipping

Monday 17 November 2014
InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel
08:00 Registration

Opening and Welcome

09:00 THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
Arthur Bowring Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association
09:10 THE ORGANIZERS
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, OreCoal
session 1:

The Big Picture – Geopolitics; the World today and tomorrow – Environmental Regulations and shipping - Hong Kong position

 The world economy, world energy needs, resources, geopolitics, challenges and how it affects shipping  Geopolitics, the switch of power from West to East?  The multipolar world in motion;  The role of China, emerging countries, their economies and trade. • The environmental regulations as instruments for shipping innovations  The important role of Hong Kong in Asia and in the world
09:20 Arthur Bowring Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association and  session chairman
SPEAKERS:
09:30 Marco Albers Head of Transport & Export Finance Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany
09:40 Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny, Singapore
09:50 Mihos Vassilopoulos, CEO PACIFIC GAS LTD (Hong Kong); Geopolitics of the oil & gas world
10:00 Colin Cridland Board Member, Clarksons
10:10 Discussion between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Will the current global geopolitical turbulences affect the recovery of shipping markets and increase freight rates? 
  • Are the environmental regulations instruments for shipping innovations or a creation of more problems for the shipping recovery?
Conference discussion panelists: 

Kenneth C.K. Koo Chairman, Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co., (HK) Ltd.

Dean Kim Director AMA Capital Partners LLC USA

Wang Chunlin Consultancy, China League International Group Ltd

Jan Toschka General Manager Marine, Shell

Martin Rowe  Managing Director, Clarkson Asia Ltd.

Peter Murphy  Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan

Capt. Firoze Mirza Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Erkam Yildirim Chairman Zealand Shipping

Jagmeet Makkar Co-head of chartering and Global Head of Shipping Assets, Noble Group

George Kaklamanos Managing Director Shipinvest Brokers, Piraeus Greece

Selena Yan  Market Analysis, Clarksons London

Knut Helge Drivenes Sales Director, Marine Inmarsat

Colin Cridland  Board Member, Clarksons

Ralph Leszczynski Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA

Arjun Batra President and CEO, Drewry

Dato’ Jude P. Benny  Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny, Singapore

Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum

Karen Kokabi Managing Director OreCoal

Giosué Vezzuto  General Manager, RINA Asia

Dr. Anil Sharma President and CEO, GMS

Pier Carazzai General Manager of ABS Hong Kong

Chris Hughes Deputy General Manager Greater China Business Development,  Lloyd’s Register Marine

Kenny Anderson  Business Development Manager, Port2port

Peter Glass Chairman, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada

Arthur Bowring Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association

Marco Albers Head of Transport & Export Finance Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany

Sean Foley Vice President, Seagull Maritime Security

Mihos Vassilopoulos CEO PACIFIC GAS LTD (Hong Kong); Geopolitics of the oil & gas world

Alisdair Pettigrew Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room Shipping Operation  

Chris Jones Director Asia-Pacific, Baltic Exchange

10:40 Break
session 2: 

Restoring Trust  

Global trade and commodities outlook; 

Supply and demand of iron ore, steel, coal and other commodities     

The Dry bulk Shipping Market outlook; Per ship type What are our market perceptions and expectations on commodities, trade and shipping markets? The view from the shipbrokers – traders – analysts

• The views from producers, traders and buyers among others from: Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Europe, USA and China How dependent is the shipping recovery on the outside actors of world economic and political situation?  What are these outside factors that influence the supply and demand of Iron ore & Coal? Outlook for Asian demand and supply of raw materials in 2014/15  What are the market expectations for iron ore, steel and coal production and consumption?  What are the changing routes due to different energy demands?  What is the role of emerging markets in today’s demand and supply of iron ore and coal?  How do China, Brazil, Australia and India affect the dry bulk commodities?  What are the signs of improving world market outlook?  What is the future of Coal vs other energy commodities?  What will it take for shipping to become profitable again in today’s economic situation?   Is scrapping enough to rebalance the fleet?  Can China save shipping again?  How do we create a more efficient shipping industry  that is going to be profitable in the long-term?  What is the criteria that charters look at before ordering a ship?   Can environmentally sound ships generate enough revenue to be profitable?  Is dry bulk maritime transportation an opportunity?  Where do we see freight rates going in the near future?    How can we create synergy between the shipping profits and shipping sustainability?  The derivatives market in drybulk shipping; is it still relevant?    Does it do a good job of hedging risk?
10:50 Giosué Vezzuto General Manager, RINA Asia and session chairman
SPEAKERS:
11:00 Jagmeet Makkar Co-head of chartering and Global Head of Shipping Assets, Noble Group
11:10 Ralph Leszczynski Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA (Singapore)
11:20 Arjun Batra President and CEO , Drewry, Singapore
11:30 George Kaklamanos Managing Director Shipinvest Brokers, Piraeus Greece
11:40 Dr. Anil Sharma President and CEO, GMS, USA
11:50 Chris Jones Director Asia-Pacific, Baltic Exchange
12:00 Discussion between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Is there a shifting of balance of trade and what are its effects in different vessels usage and freight rates?
  • Is dry bulk maritime transportation today a smart investing opportunity?
Conference discussion panelists: see session 1
12:50 Lunch hosted by Seagull Maritime Security
Seagull
session 3:

Investments and Finance: New ships – new Fuels – Environment business, Innovations, technological advances, Finance and smart Investments

14:00

Pier Carazzai General Manager of ABS Hong Kong and the session chairman

SPEAKERS:
14:10 Alisdair Pettigrew Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room Shipping Operation
14:20 Jan Toschka General Manager Marine, Shell
14:30 Chris Hughes Deputy General Manager Greater China Business Development,  Lloyd’s Register Marine
14:40 Peter Glass Chairman, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada
14:50 Kenny Anderson Business Development Manager, Port2port
15:00 Sean Foley Vice President, Seagull Maritime Security
15:10 Discussion between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes
  • Can we create synergy between the shipping profits and shipping sustainability?
  • Is LNG the fuel of the future?
  • Does investing in eco-ships make economic sense?
  • Sense and nonsense on eco-ships What are the pros and cons of using eco-ships?
  • Is the shipping industry prepared for the ECA’s worldwide?
  • Who has the ability to finance the new shipping technology?
  • Who will benefit from the use of scrubbers?
  • How will shipping be in the next 20 to 30 years?
Conference discussion panelists: see session 1
session 4:

The Hong Kong Maritime Cluster in motion – Looking Ahead

This will examine the Hong Kong dynamics of today and the future and look at what the Hong Kong will look like in the next 10 to 20 years and beyond. The strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to shipping, logistics, taxes, shipping law, ports and terminals and attendant service industries.
16:00 Arthur Bowring Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association and session chairman: Introduction 
16:10 General discussion 
17:00 CONCLUSIONS by Arthur Bowring Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association and  conference chairman
17:10 Reception
18:10

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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
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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