Wednesday 4 March 2015

Divani Apollon Palace Resort

Athens – Greece

The shipping industry will profit due to the need of gas and oil transportation by sea. Following the 1st very successful conference held in 2014 in Athens, Mare Forum will held the 2nd Mare forum Oil and Gas Europe 2015 on Wednesday 4 March at the Divani Apollon Hotel in Athens.
Massive new findings of oil and gas in the Mediterranean, very close to the large European market, are poised to alter the economics and, especially, the geopolitics of the region. New alliances are being forged and old contests are likely to surface and be tested.
The size of the resources already confirmed is world class and more are on the way. Israel, Cyprus and Lebanon are at different stages en route to hydrocarbon production. Greece follows next with several promising prospects.
The fact is that Eastern Mediterranean is under deep to ultra deep-waters causing both economic and logistical challenges. 
This Mare Forum will continue to examine these issues and bring forth suggestions and solutions, specific to the region but also help in the transfer of technologies, already tried elsewhere in the world.
Concurrently, the shipping industry will profit due to the need of gas and oil transportation by sea.
The main conference topics are:
The Big picture - Geopolitics, world economy outlook, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, Shale gas, Energy alternatives, Pipelines vs. shipping.
Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas -Geopolitical Challenges and exploration , production and transportation in the region and the world. Technical Challenges for offshore and onshore Gas terminals and more..
Maritime Transportation of Energy: Ships: oil, lpg-lng-cng market outlook, sustainability, finance and investments, prevention, risks, new ships, new fuels, innovations.
Debate will take place on the following themes:
*  How long will the price of oil remain low?
*  Will the low price of oil create a delay on deep water explorations in the Mediterranean?
*  Will the low price of oil create a delay on new ship-building, and the introduction of new fuels?
*  Can forthcoming eastmed expensive ultra deep gas production effectively compete with the forthcoming cheap shale gas delivered in the International Market?
*  Will the Greek shipping industry enter heavily into the offshore business?
*  Can and will Greece become an energy hub towards Europe during the next decade?
*  What can be the role of Greece in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus Greece and what about the other east Mediterranean countries?
*  What policy and what investments and incentives are needed to be adopted?
*  Should you Invest in the Deep & Ultra Deep offshore Greek Exploration?
*  What is the best medium term mode of gas transportation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline and/or LNG and/or CNG?
*  Can offshore gas hydrates transportation technology be a cost effective option?
*  more to be announced soon…
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.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens,
MARE FORUM
Speakers will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned!

 

Wednesday 4 March
08:00 Registration
Session 1:  Opening and Welcome
09:00 Opening Welcome and Keynote speakers from Government and Industry
• Harry Vafias President and CEO, StealthGas Inc. Conference Chairman
• Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum
Session 2:  The Big picture
Geopolitics, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, Shale gas, Energy alternatives, European energy independency
 09:20 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
 Philip Embiricos Past President BIMCO
09:30 SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
• Prof Yannis Maniatis Former Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change.
• Dr. Leo P. Drollas Past Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, UK
• Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Member of the Greek Parliament, Former Minister of Shipping
• Khamis Juma Buamim  Chairman, Drydocks and Maritime World and Chairman, Dubai Maritime City
• Dr Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni
 UAE Governor for OPEC, and Chief Executive Officer Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co. – ADNATCO and Chief Executive OfficerNational Gas Shipping Co. – NGSCO
Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret) President Northstar Maritime
Discussion Debate between Speakers, Panelists and Audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Kostas Vlachos COO Consolidated Marine Management
Leon S. Patitsas CEO, Atlas Maritime Ltd.
Akis Tsirigakis CEO Nautilus Offshore Services Inc.
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas Hellas S.A.
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping
Stefano Bertilone RINA General Manager Greece, Middle East and Africa
Theofilos  Xenakoudis  Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
George Xiradakis Managing Director, XRTC Business Consultants
Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
Spyridon Zolotas Country Manager, Greece RINA Group
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award
Fedon Tomazos Managing Director Cass Technava Maritime
Costis Stambolis Executive Director, Institute of Energy for South East Europe
David Galea Head Of Legal & Company Secretary, Drydocks World-Dubai
Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wartsila Greece SA
many more to confirm..
11:10 Break
Session 3:   Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas 
Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production investment possibilities in the region. Technical Challenges for offshore and onshore Gas terminals 
SESSION CHAIRMAN:
 11:30 Philip Embiricos Past President BIMCO
 11:40 SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
Costis Stambolis Executive Director, Institute of Energy for South East Europe: Geopolitics and Energy in S.E. Europe
• Dr. Elias Conophagos Executive Vice President FLOW Energy S.A: Expected Oil & Gas Subsea & Floating Production Schemes in the Greek Deep Offshore
• Solon Kassinis Past, Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons   Company Ltd. (CNHC): Updates Cyprus
 Mauro Boni  RINA Business Development Manager International Development
• Alex Economides  Director, EPT Ltd., USA: CNG vs. LNG in Eastern Mediterranean and Greek islands
Discussion Debate between all conference Speakers, Panelists and Audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
13:30 Lunch hosted by
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Session 4:   Maritime Transportation of Energy 
Oil-Tankers, Gas carriers: lpg-lng-cng Markets outlook, sustainability, prevention, risks 
14:30 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
• Apostolos Poulovasillis COO, Eletson Corporation
14:40 SPEAKERS and PANELISTS:
• Ole-Rikard Hammer Head of Research Clarksons Platou: tankers outlook
• Panayiotis Koutris Managing Director, Roxana Shipping: Marine Industry challenges from the Tanker Management perspective   Intertanko/ISTEC feedback
• George Tsavliris  Principal Tsavliris Group Chairman INTERMEPA
• Theodosis Stamatelos  Area Manager, Lloyd’s Register: New Fuels – New Ships – Innovations
Discussion Debate between all conference Speakers, Panelists and Audience participants
CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: see session 1
Session 5:   Concluding session – What’s next?
 16:00 Panel discussion/debate between all speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  *  How long will the price of oil remain low?
  *  Will the low price of oil create a delay on deep water explorations in the Mediterranean?
  *  Will the low price of oil create a delay on new ship-building, and the introduction of new fuels?
  *  Can forthcoming eastmed expensive ultra deep gas production effectively compete with the forthcoming cheap shale gas delivered in the International Market? 
  *  Will the Greek shipping industry enter heavily into the offshore business? 
  *  Can and will Greece become an energy hub during the next decade? 
  *  What can be the role of Greece in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus Greece and what about the other east mediterranean countries?   
  *  What policy and what investments and incentives are needed to be adopted? 
  *  Should you Invest in the Deep & Ultra Deep offshore Greek Exploration? 
  *  What is the best medium term mode of gas transportation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline or LNG or CNG? 
  *  more to be announced soon..
17:00 Synthesis and Conclusions
• Harris Vafias President and CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Conference Chairman
• Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum
17:20 Drinks Reception hosted by 
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Executives of the following top companies have already confirmed their participation:

ABN AMRO BANK NV
ABS
Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co. – ADNATCO, UAE
Aegean Baltic Bank S.A.
ARISTON NAVIGATION CORPORATION
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
Atlas Maritime
Belgravia Shipping & Finance
Besiktas Shipping Group
BIMCO
Business Liaison Office
Clarksons
Chartworld Shipping Corporation
Consolidated Marine Management
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
DEPA (National Gas Company))
DESFA
DF Financial
Dry Plus Maritime
Drydocks World & Maritime World, Dubai
Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd
Dynagas Ltd.
DYNAMARINE
Eletson Corporation
ELNAVI Monthly Shipping Magazine
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Emirates Classification (TASNEEF)
Energy & Environment Holding
ENES MARINE SERVICES SA
Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE)
EPT
Eurasia Marine Consultants Co.,ltd
Eurobulk Ltd
Eurofin Group
Eurofin S.A.
EURONAV
Evalend Shipping CoSA
FLOW Energy S.A
GE Global Growth & Operations
General Consulate of Panama in Greece
GEORGE MOUNDREAS & COMPANY S.A.
GM International Services Ltd.
Golden Destiny
Greek Parliament
Green Award Foundation
Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association
IENE
ILIOSHIP MARITIME CONSULTANCY – CHINA
Ince & Co
Infinity Plexus S.A.
Institute of Energy for S.E. Europe (IENE)
International Maritime Environment Management (IMAREM)
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
JMK
Kassinis International Consulting
Kongsberg
Lloyd’s Register
London Metropolitan University
Louis Cruise Lines
Lyras Shipping Ltd.
MacGregor Greece Ltd
Mare Forum
Marketeck Capital Advisors
Mergermarket (EMEA)
Metrostar Management Corp
Minerva Marine
Mitsui & Co. Europe PLC
Nafsolp S.A.
National Technical University of Athens
National Gas Shipping Co. – NGSCO, UAE
Nautilus Offshore
Nextwave
Norddeutsche Landesbank
North Star Maritime, Inc.
Ocean Rig
OceanFinance
OCEANGOLD TANKERS INC.
Oino Shipbrokers Co. Ltd.
Omicron Shipmanagement
Omnis-Ellas S.A.
Panama Maritime Authority
Pantheon Tankers Management LTD
Greek Parliament
Pegasus Maritime Enterprises
Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Prime Marine
Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd.
Quintana Ship Management
Regal Mare Inc.
Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)
RINA Classification & Certification Cyprus Ltd.
RINA Hellas Ltd
RINA Services SpA
Roxana Shipping S.A.
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Athens
RS Platou ASA
Seal Solutions & Maritime, Operations Ltd.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
Seatrans – Seaport & Transport Enterprises Ltd.
Ship2Shore, Genova
Shipcare Marine Consultants
STARBULK S.A.
StealthGas Inc.
Super Eco Tankers Management Inc.
Tasneef
The University of Manchester
Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc.
TMS TANKERS LTD.
TSAKOS SHIPPING & TRADING
Tsavliris Salvage Group
TST International SA
Turkish Embassy
University of Piraeus
Upmaritime London Ltd.
V. Ships Greece Ltd
Vernicos Tugs & Salvage
Wartsila Greece S.A.
WeberSeas (Hellas) S.A.
www.Gkonis.eu
Zebra Ltd.

  

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