“Why Singapore, Why Now”

Singapore Asia and the World – looking Ahead

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Hilton Hotel Singapore

Singapore 

Views will be shared and debated from ship-owners and ship-operators, charterers, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, yacht owners and yacht services representatives, the media and other members of the maritime community from the region and all over the world who will take an active part at this prestigious conference. The conference will provide an interactive forum to participants to network, learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and future themes in the shipping, marine, yachting  and maritime industries in Singapore and the world Following the very successful conference held last year in Singapore, MARE FORUM is pleased to announce the 2nd Mare Forum Singapore 2016  to be held on Tuesday February 23rd 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore.This event accentuates the importance of the growth of the Maritime and Shipping sector in Singapore and its growing recognition as a global maritime and financial centre.

Analyzing Singapore’s role not only in South East Asia and Asia Pacific  but also in the world as one of the most important trade and shipping centers, the conference will examine the future of the dominant Maritime Cluster in Singapore. It will examine the  dynamics of today and by focusing on 2030 explore how Singapore will look like in the next 15 years and beyond,  and what strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to shipping, logistics, taxes, finance, shipping law, ship building, yachting, port and terminals and attendant service industries will come into play. 

The entire maritime chain will gather at this distinguished conference where the exchange of information and ideas will make this conference a great experience. 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.

Views will be shared and debated from ship-owners and ship-operators, charterers, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, yacht owners and yacht services representatives, the media and other members of the maritime community from the region and all over the world who will take an active part at this prestigious conference. The conference will provide an interactive forum to participants to network, learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and future themes in the shipping, marine, yachting  and maritime industries in Singapore and the world.

High level session chairmen, speakers, session panelists, discussion 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 produces a wonderful environment for brainstorming, sharing and improving knowledge and intelligence.
The 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 Europe, North and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
If you are interested in Global and Asian maritime and shipping business, and if you want to know what’s next in the Asian hemisphere, Singapore and the world we invite you to attend the 2nd Mare Forum Singapore 2016. You will find your answers here. Together with a very high profile international audience, participants will plunge in a pool of booming business and new network opportunities, which focus on Singapore and the Asian hemisphere 
We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore,
MARE FORUM

 

Tan Beng Tee Assistant Chief Executive (Development), Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore
Dato’ Jude P. Benny Senior Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore and Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas (Mr) President, Mare Forum
Representative MPA Singapore
Professor Annie Koh (PhD in Finance) Vice President, Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University
Lee Wai-Pong Executive Director SCMA (SINGAPORE CHAMBER OF MARITIME ARBITRATION)
Piet Mast Regional Marine Manager for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Lloyd’s Register
Phrixos Papachristidis CEO, Hellespont
Khamis Buamim  Chairman, Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries andChairman, Committee for Review & Update of Maritime Commercial Law, UAE
John Su  CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Kenny Rogers  Head, Aurora Tankers Management
Yaseen Anwar   Senior Adviser, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Singapore Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan
Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
Dimitris Belbas Managing Director, Head of Shipping Finance, Seafin Pte Ltd.
Robert Maxwell  Managing Director, Ship Management Centre, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
Peter Chuang General Manager, PT Sentek Indonesia and Treasurer of Batam Shipyard & Offshore Association
Rob Heijliger  Head of Transportation Finance Asia, ING
Christos Tsakonas Regional Head of Asia – Shipping, Offshore & Logistics Corporate Bank Department,DNB ASIA LTD
Aaron Sen Managing Director, Head of Ship Finance Asia Pacific, NORD/LB, Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
Ali Susanto Executive Director, Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
Arjun Batra President and CEO, Drewry
Giosuè Vezzuto General Manager, RINA Asia
Ralph Leszczynski  Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
James McCraith Broker, Howe Robinson Shipbrokers
Omar Abu Omar COO, Emirates Classification Society TESNEEF
Greg Evans Executive Director, Global Safety & Compliance, Cayman Islands Registry
Subrata Das Manager Singapore Marine, RINA Asia
Luc Verley Chairman of BSOA, PT Idros/Jan De Nul
Tan Hua Chiow Principal Marine Consultant, ONE15 Marine Consultancy PTE LTD
Douglas Raitt Regional Consultancy Manager, Lloyd’s Register
Yen Chin Lam Director Business Development, RINA Asia
Ken Chin RINA Asia
Scott Walker Asia Pacific Superyachts
Lee Chee Choon  Surveyor, Cayman Islands Registry
Representatives from the following companies have registered to attend the conference (as of 22 February):

  • AET Tankers
  • Al Ghurair Resources
  • Alliance Tankers
  • J. Aron & Company (Singapore) Pte.
  • Apex Ship Management Pte Ltd
  • Asia Pacific Superyachts
  • Aurora Tankers Management
  • Bancosta (Oriente) Pte. Ltd. Singapore
  • Bank Danamon
  • Barry Callebaut Cocoa Asia Pacific
  • Berge Bulk Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Bloomberg Intelligence
  • BW Maritime
  • Calledon Denny
  • Cambiaso & Risso /
  • Monte Carlo Chamber of Shipping
  • Carval Investors Pte Ltd
  • Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
  • Cayman Registry, Division of Cayman Maritime
  • CIC Singapore Branch
  • City/Port of Rotterdam|Rotterdam Partners
  • Council for Marine & Maritime Industries, Dubai
  • CV Shipping Pte. Ltd
  • DAKSHIN MARITIME SVS, SPORE
  • Deutsche Bank AG 
  • Diamond Ship Management Pte Ltd
  • DNB ASIA LTD
  • Drewry Singapore
  • DVB Bank SE
  • Embassy of Greece
  • Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF)
  • Eng Hup Shipping Pte Ltd
  • Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Fratelli Cosulich
  • FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harmony Shipping & Trading Pte Ltd
  • Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • HNWI Private Limited
  • HSH-NORDBANK
  • Howe Robinson Shipbrokers
  • ICBC
  • IMC Industrial Group
  • Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
  • ING
  • International Maritime Centre Division, MPA Singapore
  • International Trading Institute@SMU
  • Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP
  • JFW Holdings
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Koch Refining InternationalPte Ltd
  • Lloyd’s Register
  • Lloyd’s List
  • Maples and Calder (Singapore) LLP
  • Mare Forum
  • Marine Money Asia Pte Ltd
  • Marine Partners Monaco Consultant
  • Maritime and Aircraft Finance Department, SMBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • MDL Energy Group
  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Midstar (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Moore Stephens LLP
  • Myanmar Maritime Services Pte Ltd
  • MWS Marine
  • NAU Pte Ltd
  • Noble Resources International Pte Ltd
  • NORD/LB, Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale Singapore Branch
  • NORDEN Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP
  • NYK Bulksgip ( Asia Pte. Ltd.)
  • Oceanic Group Pte Ltd
  • Ocean Shipbrokers-London
  • Pacific Radiance Ltd
  • Panahon Marine Surveys Services Pte Ltd
  • Parakou Shipmanagement Pte Ltd
  • Parakou Tankers, Inc
  • Pioneer Marine Inc
  • Platts
  • PT Idris / Jan De Nul
  • PT Pan Maritime Wira Pawitra
  • PT Sentek Indonesia
  • PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk
  • Quantum Pacific Shipping Services
  • Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • Red Dot Shipping Pte Ltd
  • Rickmers Shipmanagement Singapore Pte Ltd
  • RINA
  • RINA Services
  • RINA Singapore
  • Robert Wang & Woo LLP
  • Royal Danish Embassy
  • SCMA (Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration)
  • Sea Consortium Pte Ltd
  • Sea Maritime Services Pte. Ltd.
  • Seafin Pte Ltd.
  • Seamaster Maritime LLC
  • SeaTech Solutions International Pte Ltd
  • Seatrade Maritime News
  • Silverstar Marine
  • Singapore Boating Industry Association
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singnet
  • Stolt Nielsen
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Strategic Business Development Solutions
  • SUTL Corporation Pte Ltd
  • Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (S) Pte Ltd
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Universal Navigation
  • VesselsValue
  • Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice LLP
  • Wikborg Rein Singapore
  • Wilhelmsen Ship Management Singapore
  • Wilmar Trading Pte Ltd
  • WOMAR Logistics Pte Ltd
  • Yefira Consulting Pte Ltd 
08:00 Registration
09:00
  • Opening and Welcome

  • Dato’ Jude P. Benny
    Senior Partner, Joseph Tan Benny and Conference Chairman
  • Ilios Kostoulas
    Manager, Mare Forum
  • Tan Beng Tee:
    Assistant Chief Executive, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

session 1:

Singapore Asia and the World – Geopolitical and economical considerations – The future of the Singaporean maritime and commodities hub in perspective 

  • • How will Singapore maintain in the next 20 years its competitive advantages in the region? What has to be done?
  • • What are the dynamics of the emerging countries in SE Asia?

  • • Can the Singaporean paradigm copied elsewhere in the world?
  • • What are the competitive advantages of Singapore versus other maritime hubs in Asia and the world?
  • • Can Singapore be(come) “The Capital” of SE Asia in the current Pacific Century?
  • • China – India: is there room for Singapore?
09:30
  • session chairmen: 
  • Dato’ Jude P. Benny
    Senior Partner, Joseph Tan Benny
09:40
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
  • Ms Dr Annie Koh
    Professor Singapore Management University
  • Tan Beng Tee:
    Assistant Chief Executive, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
  • Douglas Raitt
    Regional Consultancy Manager, Lloyd’s Register
  • Phrixos Papachristidis
    CEO, Hellespont
  • Khamis Buamim
    Chairman, Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries and
    Chairman  - Committee for Review & Update of Maritime Commercial Law, UAE
  • Giovanni Paolo Risso
    Secretary, Montecarlo Chamber of Shipping (to be confirmed)
  • Lee Wai-Pong
    Executive Director, SCMA (SINGAPORE CHAMBER OF MARITIME ARBITRATION)
  • Yaseen Anwar
    Senior Adviser, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Singapore , Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan
  • Robert Maxwell
    Managing Director, Ship Management Centre, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Joel Walton
    CEO, Cayman Islands Registry
  • Dimitris Belbas
    Managing Director, Head of Shipping Finance, Seafin Pte Ltd.
  • Jannis Kostoulas
    President, Mare Forum
10:10
  • discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
  • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • All conference speakers and participants
10:50 Break

session 2:

Panic in the air on commodities and shipping rates – How long to recover?

  • • Singapore – Commodities Trade, Shipping, and Offshore markets outlook
  • • The trade patterns trends and its effect on shipping
  • • The Singaporean Commodities hub and its future Commodities outlook:Coal, Gas, steel, Oil, Grains and other dry commodities
  • • Offshore exploration, exploitation and transportation
  • • How to sustain growth in the Singaporean Offshore, shipping, maritime, port, logistics and commodities-trade services industry ?
11:10
  • session chairman:
  • Dr Annie Koh
    Professor Singapore Management University
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
  • Ralph Leszczynski
    Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
  • Kenny Rogers
    Head, Aurora Tankers Management
  • Phrixos Papachristidis
    CEO, Hellespont
  • Arjun Batra
    President and CEO, Drewry
  • James McCraith
    Broker, Howe Robinson Shipbrokers
  • John Su
    Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
  • Lee Chee Choon
    Surveyor, CIR
  • Wouter Jacobs
    Analyst & Strategy, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Giosuè Vezzuto
    General Manager, RINA Asia
  • All conference speakers and participants
11:50
  • discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
  • CONFERTENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • All conference speakers and participants
12:30 Lunch

session 3:

Myth Busters

  • • Shipping and Offshore crisis: is there life after death?
  • • Oil rates down – Renewable energy down? New fuels introduction/savings delays; sense and nonsense
  • • Offshore crisis; will it becomeSingapore’s Armageddon?
  • • Bank ship finance: Do you feel lucky…shipowner?
  • Capital markets and shipping: Alice in Asialand?
13:30
  • session chairmen:
  • Dimitris Belbas
  • Managing Director,Head of Shipping Finance, Seafin Pte Ltd.
13:40
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
  • Rob Heijliger
    Head of Transportation Finance Asia, ING
  • Christos Tsakonas
    Regional Head of Asia – Shipping, Offshore & Logistics Corporate Bank Department, DNB Bank
  • Ali Susanto
    Executive Director, Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Phrixos Papachristidis
    CEO, Hellespont
  • Greg Evans
    Cayman Islands Registry
  • Khamis Buamim
    Chairman, Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries and
    Chairman  - Committee for Review & Update of Maritime Commercial Law, UAE
  • Luc Verley
    Chairman of BSOA, PT Idros/ Jan De Nul
     
  • Kenny Rogers
    Head, Aurora Tankers Management
  • Yaseen Anwar
    Senior Adviser, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Singapore , Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan
  • Peter Chuang
    General Manager, PT Sentek Indonesia
    Tresurer, Batam Shipyard & Offshore Association (BSOA)
  • Subrata Das
    Manager Singapore Marine, RINA Asia
  • John Su
    Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
  • discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
  • CONFERTENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • All conference speakers and participants
14: 40 Break

session 4

Singapore – creating a sustainable yachting hub in the Far East

  • • Wealth outlook, the global orderbook and Singapore 
  • • Yachting facilities and support infrastructure in Singapore and in the region
  • • Why some marinas failed?
  • • Can we identify the failures?
  • • What is done, what has to be done?
  • • Company formation and working within the maritime cluster 
  • • What are the Local regulations applicable to yachts?
  • • Safety regulations & Code
  • How to create a sustainable yachting hup in Singapore and the Far East?
15:00
  • session chairman:
  • Arthur Joel Walton
    Chief Executive Officer, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
15:10
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
  • Dato’ Jude P. Benny
    Senior Partner, Joseph Tan Benny
  • Omar Abu Omar
    COO, Emirates Classification Society TASNEEF
  • Ken Chin
    RINA, ASIA
  • Tan Hua Chiow
    Principal Marine Consultant, ONE15 Marine Consultancy PTE LTD
  • Scott Walker
    Asia Pacific Superyachts
  • Piet Mast
    Regional Marine Manager for South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Lloyd’s Register
  • Greg Evans
    Cayman Islands Registry
  • Yen Chin Lam
    Director Business Development, RINA Asia
  • More Speakers and Session Panelists to be announced
15:50
  • discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
  • CONFERTENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • All conference speakers and participants

Concluding Session: 

What’s next?

16:50 General discussion, synthesis and conclusions;
17:20 Drinks hosted by the Cayman Registry
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