Transportation of Oil, Gas, Chemicals, Bio energy, Bunkering fuels, Iron ore, Steel, Coal, Metals, Agriculturals

The competitive advantages and the future of the Global Maritime Hubs 

 

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Hilton Hotel

Rotterdam

 

Leading commodities producers, traders, buyers, charterers, shipowners, shipmanagers, bankers, investors, market strategists, ship brokers, analysts, ports and terminals, logistics providers, insurers, lawyers, class societies, and many more professionals, will actively take part in the conference program; by discussing, debating, networking, learning and sharing knowledge on commodities supply and demand, the changing trade patterns, freight rates, ships and assets, port and terminal logistics, geopolitician and business related risks, investments and finance of the agricultural, metal and energy commodities.
  • Following the successful conference last year Mare Forum is pleased to announce the 2nd  Mare Forum Commodities Transportation – the future of the commodity and maritime global hubs 2016 to be held on Tuesday 31 May 2016, at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam.
  • With the healthy shipping and maritime services business community in Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam being one of the world’s biggest ports and commodities hub, where millions of tons of cargo from all over the world pass through each year, Mare Forum decided to host its second annual Commodities Transportation Forum again in Rotterdam. 
  • Leading commodities producers, traders, buyers, charterers, shipowners, shipmanagers, bankers, investors, market strategists, ship brokers, analysts, ports and terminals, logistics providers, insurers, maritime lawyers, class societies and many more professionals, will actively take part in the conference program; by discussing, debating, networking, learning and sharing knowledge on commodities supply and demand, the changing trade patterns, freight rates, ships and assets, port and terminal logistics, geopolitical and business related risks, investments and finance of the agricultural, metal and energy commodities.
  • The forum will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the commodities industry on supply and demand, the lower prices, and the slowing global growth, its effect on the Shipping and maritime transportation. Senior executives of commodities and shipping companies will attend and discuss many topics concerning the dramatic collapse of the global drybulk, oil and energy prices, the transportation and logistic challenges.
  • A special session on trends of the Commodity and Shipping Global Hubs is planned in the programme with participation from the main trade and shipping hubs in the world 
  • High level speakers, moderators, panelists and audience participants 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 commodities and maritime and shipping business, and if you want to know what’s next in 2016 and beyond we invite you to attend the 2nd  Mare Forum Commodities Transportation 2016. 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 with the focus on global shipping and commodities production, trade and transportation. 
  • We look forward to welcoming you in in Rotterdam,
  • MARE FORUM
(by 24 May)
Harris Antoniou Chief Executive Officer, Amsterdam Trade Bank
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Wim van Sluis Chairman, Maritime by Holland
Jeroen Kuyper Chairman, Rotterdam Maritime Service Community (RMSC)
Guy Verberne Chief Economist; PGGM
Tineke Netelenbos President, Netherlands Shipowners Association
Walle Romijn Senior Account Manager, AON
Enrico Paglia Chief Analyst, Banchero Costa Research
Yasmina Rauber General Manager, ALCOTRA S.A.
John Su  Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Ronald Backers Business Intelligence Liquid Bulk, Port of Rotterdam
Silje Elise Lien  Dry Bulk Analyst, Lorentzen & Stemoco
Martijn Snijder  Director, Nyrstar
Chris Chow  International Trading Institute, Singapore Management University
Alessandro Tricoli  Partner, Fichte & Co, Dubai
Yannis Triphylis  Member of the Board of Directors, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Manolo Veladini  CEO, Mama Shipping
Lucien Lesuis  Director, Charterama
Wouter Jacobs Analyst & Strategy, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Connie Roozen  Partner, C&B More
Cees Jorissen  International Tax Partner, Deloitte
Richard Greiner  Partner, Moore Stephens
Albrecht Gundermann  Manager, Madeira Registry
Cyprus Representative
Willem Sprenger Senior Judge in the Maritime Chamber / District Court of Rotterdam
more to confirm  stay tuned!
Tuesday 31 May 2016
08:00 Registration

Opening and Welcome

09:00
  • Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
  • Wim van Sluis Chairman, Maritime by Holland
  • Jeroen Kuyper Chairman, Rotterdam Maritime Service Community (RMSC)
  • Harris Antoniou Chief Executive Officer, Amsterdam Trade Bank; Commodities trade, finance and investments
session1: The Big View
  Geopolitics; the multi-polar world in movement; exploring the risks and rewards. World Economy and the Geopolitical effects on trade and transportation – risks and rewards, Maritime and commodity Hubs in the world
09:30
  • SPEAKERS: 
  • Harris Antoniou  Chief Executive Officer, Amsterdam Trade Bank; Introduction by the Session Chairman
  • Guy Verberne Chief Economist, PGGM; World Economy outlook
  • Walle Romijn Senior Account Manager, AON; Exploring the business risks and rewards in a global changing environment  
10:10 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants.
10:40 Break

session 2:

The Agricultural and Metal commodities markets and Maritime Transportation

Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa, Iron Ore , Steel, Metals: Global Supply and Demand – Trade Patterns, Freight – Ships and Assets – Ports, Terminals and Logistics – Investments, Finance and Derivatives
Global Supply and Demand – Trade Patterns and the Shipping Market Outlook, Charterer views on markets and chartering rates, The Ship-operator, views on chartering rates and ship capacities, Quality shipping  – does it make sense in a low market? Ports, Terminals and Logistics; challenges & opportunities.
10:50
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS: 
  • John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.; Introduction by the Session Chairman
  • Silje Elise Lien Dry Bulk Analyst, Lorentzen & Stemoco
  • Martijn Snijder Director, Nyrstar
  • Walle Romijn Senior Account Manager, AON
  • Harris Antoniou Chief Executive Officer, Amsterdam Trade Bank
  • Enrico Paglia Analyst, Banchero Costa Research
  • Lucien Lesuis Director, Charterama
  • Wouter Jacobs Analyst & Strategy, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Gerard Van Winkelhoff Project Director Shipping Lines, Tarde Promotion & Commodity Trade Company City/Port ofRotterdam/Rotterdam Partners
  • Yannis Triphylis Member of the Board of Directors, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Manolo Veladini CEO, Mama Shipping
Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:

  • What are the market expectations for the agriculturals and metals supply and demand
  • What are the rates market expectations for the next year(s)?
  • Are there more merges to be announced?
  • Will the current global geopolitical turbulences affect the shipping markets and increase the commodities and freight rates? 
  • China’s economy swift and the effect on commodities imports and exports
  • Shall we see a change of trade patterns in the next year(s)?
  • 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?
  • What are the criteria that charters look at before ordering a ship today? 
  • What’s the views of charterers on eco-ships?
  • What are the market expectations for the iron ore steel and other metal commodities supply and demand
  • What are the rates market expectations for the next year(s)?
  • Can the global steel market absorb the increasing export volumes of Chinese steel?
  • What is the role of emerging markets in today’s demand and supply of iron ore and metal commodities ?
  • Will the current global geopolitical turbulences affect the shipping markets and increase the commodities and freight rates? 
  • The derivatives market in drybulk shipping; is it still relevant? Does it do a good job of hedging risk?

session  3:

The Energy Commodities Market outlook

Oil, Gas, Fuels bunkering, Bio energy, chemicals, coal: Global Supply and Demand – Trade Patterns, Freight – Ships and Assets – Ports, Terminals and Logistics – Investments, Finance and Derivatives
The Liquid Commodities and Shipping Market Outlook; The Fuel Bunker Market Outlook; Bio Energy Market; ethanol, bio gas, etc.Ports, Terminals and Logistics; challenges & opportunities, The Future Commodities – Looking Ahead
11:50
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS: 
  • Harris Antoniou  Chief Executive Officer, Amsterdam Trade BankIntroduction by the Session Chairman
  • Enrico Paglia Analyst, Banchero Costa Research
  • Yasmina Rauber General Manager, ALCOTRA S.A.
  • Ronald Backers Business Intelligence Liquid Bulk, Port of Rotterdam
  • Yannis Triphylis Member of the Board of Directors, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Manolo Veladini CEO, Mama Shipping
  • Wouter Jacobs Analyst & Strategy, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Paul Govaart  President, Govaart and VTTI Energy Partners LP (to be confirmed)
  • Rutger van der Hoeven Managing Director Commodity and Trade, AON
  • Audience Participants
  • more panelists to be announced
Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:

  • How long will the price of oil remain low?
  • Will the market forces balance the oil supply and demand?
  • Has the global oil market entered a new era?
  • Shall the geopolitical situation in Ukraine, Iran, Middle East influence a lower or higher oil price?
  • As the price of oil will remain low, are the renewables and “green economies” facing problems?
  • What are the market expectations for oil and gas supply and demand?
  • What are the rates market expectations for the next year(s)?
  • What’s China’s demand on oil for the next years?
  • What is the role of emerging markets in today’s demand and supply of oil and gas?
  • Will the low price of oil create a delay on deep water explorations in the world?
  • Will the low price of oil create a delay on new ship-building, and the introduction of new fuels?
  • How long will it take for shale gas to restore production and to be delivered in the International Market?
  • What is market perspective on LNG of the traders?
  • When and under what conditions will a spot market for LNG trading emerge?
  • What is the traders perspective on LNG shipping markets?
  • Will traders continue with mid-stream and downstream integration in the oil markets?
13:10 Lunch

session 4: 

The future trends of the maritime and commodity global hubs – and Rotterdam

14:20
  • SPEAKERS:
  • Harris Antoniou Chief Executive Officer Amsterdam Trade BankIntroduction by the Session Chairman
  • Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens; What are the ingredients for a successful maritime, shipping and commodity hub? 
  • Willem Sprenger Senior judge in the Maritime Chamber / District Court of Rotterdam
  • Connie Roozen Tax Advisor, C&B More; The competitive advantages and the future of the Global Maritime Hubs
  • Cees Jorissen International Tax Partner, Deloitte; Commodity Trading: towards a new fiscal playing field
  • Wouter Jacobs Analyst & Strategy, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • PANELISTS: 
  • Tineke Netelenbos President, Netherlands Shipowners Association
  • Martijn Snijder Director, Nyrstar
  • Alessandro Tricoli Partner, Fichte & Co, Dubai
  • Yannis Triphylis Member of the Board of Directors, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Manolo Veladini CEO, Mama Shipping
  • Chris Chow International Trading Institute, Singapore Management University
  • Connie Roozen Partner, C&B More
  • Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens
  • Albrecht Gundermann Manager, Madeira Registry
  • Representative Cyprus
  • more panelists to be announced
Discussion between panel members and audience participants on the following  themes:

  • What are the competitive advantages of the global maritime and commodities hubs in the world
  • Will the today main hubs maintain in the next 20 years its competitive advantages  
  • What are the dynamics of the emerging and resources countries?
  • Do we see a change of trade patterns in the next 20 years and beyond?
  • What are the ingredients for a successful maritime, shipping and commodity hub?
  • What are the competitive advantages of Rotterdam versus other maritime and  commodities hubs in Europe and the world?
  • What will be Singapore’s role in the current Pacific Century? China – India: is there room for Singapore?
  • The swift of power from the west to east – is it reality or a pipe dream?
  • How can Rotterdam become “the Capital” of Europe in shipping, maritime and commodities (and finance) business?
  • Can the Singaporean paradigm copied elsewhere in the world?
  • Many more discussion topics to be announced …
17:50

Synthesis and Conclusions

18:00

Reception

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3011 AG Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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