Cayman - the crossroads to the Americas

The future of the American hemisphere; trade patterns, shipping trends, yachting business, maritime infrastructure, investments, business opportunities and the environment.

Monday 2 May 2016

Marriott Beach Resort

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 

The conference will share and debate views from shipowners, operators, charterers, yachting industry representatives, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants, entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, the media, and other members of the maritime and yachting 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 and yachting industry. Following the three successful conferences held in 2013, 2014 and 2015 in Grand Cayman, Mare Forum and OreCoal,  in cooperation with the Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands (MACI), are organizing the 4th Cayman Islands Shipping Summit in the framework of the Cayman Islands Maritime week, focusing  on/at the future trends of shipping, the trade and trade patterns affecting shipping, and the yachting business in the region. This conference will explore the imperatives for the Caribbean blue waters, the maritime infrastructure, profitable investments and business opportunities locally and in the Caribbean region.
This conference is built in four thematic sessions which will focus on topics and issues relating to:
  • •  The Big Picture. Geopolitical considerations – the future of the American hemisphere; trade patterns, oil gas renewables and shipping markets, outlook. Profitable investments and business opportunities
  • •  Imperatives for the Caribbean waters
  • •  Yachting – looking ahead
  • •  Doing business in the Cayman Islands
The conference will share and debate views from shipowners, operators, charterers, yachting industry representatives, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants, entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, the media, and other members of the maritime and yachting 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.
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 produces a wonderful environment for brainstorming, sharing and improving knowledge and intelligence.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Gran Cayman
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( as of 29 April)
Joel Walton Conference Chairman, CEO, Cayman Registry
Honourable Alden McLaughlin, MBE, MLA, JP Premier(Office of the Premier) and Minister for Home and Community Affairs
Jannis Kostoulas  President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi  Managing Director, Blueship
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus of Intercargo and Chairman Emeritus of Malta International Shipowners Association and
Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
Frank Coles CEO, TRANSAS
Leonidas Raptakis Rhode Island State Senator U.S.A. and Managing DirectorNR Consulting Group LLC
Aymard Jimenez Granda Partner, PEGASUS – Lawyers & Consultants, Panama
Charles Kirkconnell  CEO, Cayman Enterprise City
Basil Karatzas President, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.
Arne Dale Havilia Ships (to be confirmed)
Stefano Rosina CEO, Premuda S.p.A. Genova , Italy
Sherice Arman Counsel, Maples and Calder
Carleen Lyden-Kluss Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
Nigel Cleave Videotel Marine International Ltd.
Clement Reid Port Director, Port Authority of the Cayman Islands
John-Kaare Aune Deputy Director (GT), Cayman Registry
Quentin Bargate  Partner, Bargate Murray
Clive Harrison  
Operations Manager, Dohle IOM
Graeme Lord  President, Fairport Yacht Support
Knut Helge Drivenes
Director of Sales, Commercial Shipping, EMC Connected
Commander Steven R. Keel  Chief, Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division, United States Coast Guard [USCG], Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance
Greg Evans Executive Director, Global Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry
Robb Maass Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers and Lindsay
Richard Coles
Partner, Gateley
Ches K King  Business Development Manager, RINA USA
Peter McCarthy
Camper and Nicholson International
Richie Blake Director, Dohle Yachts Technical Services
Jonathan K. Waldron Partner, Blank Rome LLP
Bruce S. Rosenblatt  President, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC
Mark Matthews Partner, Maples and Calder
Colin P Young  Regional Maritime Adviser, Caribbean IMO Technical Cooperation Division
Dax Basdeo, JP Chief Officer, Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment
Alasdair Robertson  Global Managing Partner, Maples and Calder and Chairman, MaplesFS  and President of the Cayman Islands Law Society
Taron Jackman Partner Enterprise Risk & Consulting Services, Deloitte & Touche
James Bovell  Broker/Owner, Remax Cayman Islands
and more to confirm…
Stay tuned!
Monday 2nd May 2016
08:00 Registration
09:00

Opening and Welcome – Launch of Cayman Maritime Week

  • Joel Walton  CEO of Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) and Conference Chairman
  • Honourable Alden McLaughlin, MBE, MLA, JP Premier (Office of the Premier) and Minister for Home and Community Affairs
  • Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
  • Karen Kokabi Managing Director OreCoal 

session 1:

The Ulysses Gaze

Geopolitical considerations – the future of the American hemisphere; trade patterns, oil gas renewables and shipping markets, outlook. Profitable investments and business opportunities.

  • Geopolitics; the multi-polar world in movement; exploring the risks and rewards. The Wold, China and the American hemisphere in a new perspective.
  • Brazil’s and China’s future position in the world and in the American hemisphere
  • The Cuban case, Panama, Colombia and other emerging countries potential and its economic, shipping and political impact on the American hemisphere
  • Oil, gas supply and demand, Environment, energy renewables and the Green economies market outlook; in the world the region and locally
  • The Ulysses gazes on shipping and investments
  • Exploring the future shipping trends 
09:20 Speakers and panelists:
  • Leonidas Raptakis Rhode Island State Senator U.S.A. and Managing Director NR Consulting Group LLC
  • Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus of Intercargo and Chairman Emeritus of Malta International Shipowners Association and
    Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co
  • Aymard Jimenez Granda Partner, PEGASUS – Lawyers & Consultants, Panama
  • Basil Karatzas President, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.
  • Colin P. Young Regional Maritime Adviser Caribbean & Technical Cooperation Division, IMO
  • George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Chairman, INTERMEPA
Conference Discussion panelists:

      • Nigel Cleave Videotel Marine International Ltd.
      • Stefano Rosina CEO, Premuda Tankers
      • Arne Dale Havilia Ships
      • Carleen Lyden-Kluss Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
      • McKeeva Bush United Democratic Party (to be confirmed)
      • Leonidas Raptakis Managing Director, ANR Consulting Group LLC
      • Richard Williams Safety Manager, Camper and Nicholson International
      • Knut Helge Drivenes Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat
      • Bruce Rosenblatt President, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC
      • Richie Blake Director, Döhle Yachts Technical Services
      • Clive Harrison Operations Manager, Dohle Private Clients Ltd
      • Robb Maass Alley, Maass, Rogers and Lindsay
      • Yves Damette Y.CO Director of Yacht Management
      • David Reams Vulcan Inc. (to be confirmed)
      • Richard Coles Gateley
      • Kevin Mclean Fleet Manager, Moran Yacht Management
      • Harry Vordokas Manager, Marine Consulting – Americas, Braemar
      • Jonathan K. Waldron Partner, Blank Rome LLP
      • Sherice Arman Counsel, Maples and Calder
      • J.F. Richard Hew President and CEO, Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd (to be confirmed)
      • Representatives from Caribbean Island Shipping and Regulatory Institutions
10:20 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Will the geopolitical turbulence effect the global and regional economy, finance and trade?
  • Will the political changes in the American hemisphere create better synergies between the American states and what will be the effect in the Caribbean region?
  • Is CNG maritime transportation a good alternative for Cayman Islands energy imports?
  • Are energy renewals a serious alternative?
  • What will and needs to be the future of the Cayman Islands and Caribbean region?
  • Where will the smart investment go now?
  • What are the views from charterers, shipowners, brokers, analysts, investors and bankers?
11:10 break

session 2:

Imperatives for the Caribbean waters

  • Safety and environment in the Caribbean waters; prevention The Caribbean Port State Control views
  • The US Coast Guard views
  • The Caribbean shipping Association views 
  • Marine Infrastructure; ports, marinas and cruise terminals,
  • New Ships, new fuels, shipping innovations and energy efficiency
  • Caribbean Port and Coastal Monitoring and Ship Traffic Control
11:25 Speakers and panelists:
  • John Aune Deputy Director, Cayman Island Shipping Registry
  • Commander Steven R. Keel Chief, Foreign and Offshore Compliance Division, United States Coast Guard [USCG], Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance
  • Grantley Stephenson (to be confirmed) President of the Caribbean Shipping Association
  • Clement Reid Port Director, Port Authority of the Cayman Islands
  • Ches K. King Business Development Manager RINA USA Inc
  • Frank Coles CEO, Transas
Conference Discussion panelists:

      • Nigel Cleave Videotel Marine International Ltd.
      • Stefano Rosina CEO, Premuda Tankers
      • Arne Dale Havilia Ships (to be confirmed)
      • Carleen Lyden-Kluss Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
      • McKeeva Bush United Democratic Party (to be confirmed)
      • Leonidas Raptakis Managing Director, ANR Consulting Group LLC
      • Richard Williams Safety Manager, Camper and Nicholson International
      • Knut Helge Drivenes Sales Director Maritime, Inmarsat
      • Bruce Rosenblatt President, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC
      • Richie Blake Director, Döhle Yachts Technical Services
      • Clive Harrison Operations Manager, Dohle Private Clients Ltd
      • Robb Maass Alley, Maass, Rogers and Lindsay
      • Yves Damette Y.CO Director of Yacht Management
      • David Reams Vulcan Inc. (to be confirmed)
      • Richard Coles Gateley
      • Kevin Mclean Fleet Manager, Moran Yacht Management
      • Harry Vordokas Manager, Marine Consulting – Americas, Braemar
      • Jonathan K. Waldron Partner, Blank Rome LLP
      • Sherice Arman Counsel, Maples and Calder
      • J.F. Richard Hew President and CEO, Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd (to be confirmed)
      • Representatives from Caribbean Island Shipping and Regulatory Institutions
  Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • How can regulators and shipping market forces create synergy towards a sustainable shipping industry in the Caribbean waters
  • What has be done what needs to be done?
  • Hoe will be the Caribbean waters in the next 20 years
  • Can tourism expansion coexist with sustainability?
  • What infrastructure is needed and how to invest and finance?
  • What’s the role of regulators?
13:10 Lunch hosted by MAPLES
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session 3:

Yachting – looking ahead

  • Cayman Islands, Miami, Panama, Cuba, Caribbean islands – yacht market, leisure yachts and marinas.
  • World wealth and the Global Order book
  • Competitive advantages: – Miami, Panama, Cuba, Cayman, Caribbean islands – yacht market, leisure, yachts. – Looking ahead
  • Regulations: Charter yacht requirements in the Americas, Review of Key Yachts Flags, PSC and MLC 
  • Quality yachts; PYC; Innovations and Eco-yachts
  • Improving the yachting services
14:10 Speakers and panelists:
  • Phil Noad Deputy Director, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
  • Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Registry
  • Justin Iserhardt Technical Manager, Lloyd’s Register, North America
  • Graeme Lord President, Fairport Yacht Support
  • Mark Binnie Director Yacht Management, Burgess
  • Clive McCartney Manager Yacht Services, Fraser Yachts Florida, Inc.
  • John Aune Deputy Director, Cayman Island Shipping Registry
Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Will the orderbook increase in the next 5 to 10 years?
  • What are the Competitive advantages of Miami, Panama, Cuba, Cayman and Caribbean islands – in yachting market, leisure and tourism?
  • What are the owners’ needs? What kind yachts are needed?
  • What is missing in yachting services - what has to be done?
  • What’s next of the Cayman Islands Registry?
15:40 Break

session 4:

 Doing business in the Cayman Islands Concluding session

Session hosted by CAYMAN ENTERPRISE CITY 
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  • the advantages, disadvantages and ease of doing business in the Caymans Islands 
  • the role of the Maritime Services Park as a solution to the global regulatory need to show substance
  • the Panama Papers and what they mean for the Cayman Islands
  • the requirement for disclosure beneficial ownership information and the impact that will have on business
  • Cayman’s leading role in the changing landscape of global regulation and the role of the offshore financial centres generally
  • the role that Cayman has played and will continue to play in the global shipping market 
  • what next for Cayman shipping?
16:10 Speakers and panelists:
  • Sherice Arman Counsel, Maples and Calder; Session chair
  • Are you using the right jurisdiction? A comparison of the Cayman Islands, Marshall Islands and Delaware from a Corporate Perspective
  • Mark Matthews Partner, Maples and Calder
  • panel:
  • Charles Kirkconnell CEO, Cayman Enterprise City
  • Dax Basdeo, JP Chief Officer, Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment
  • Alasdair Robertson Global Managing Partner, Maples and Calder and Chairman, MaplesFS  and President of the Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Taron Jackman Partner Enterprise Risk & Consulting Services, Deloitte & Touche
  • James Bovell Broker/Owner, , Remax Cayman Islands
  • Brian Esau Executive Vice President – Cayman National Bank
Conference Discussion panelists:

      • Nigel Cleave Videotel Marine International Ltd.
      • Stefano Rosina CEO, Premuda Tankers
      • Arne Dale Havila Ships
      • Carleen Lyden-Kluss Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
      • McKeeva Bush United Democratic Party
      • Richard Williams Safety Manager, Camper and Nicholson International
      • Knut Helge Drivenes Director of Sales, Commercial Shipping, EMC CONNECTED
      • Bruce Rosenblatt President, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC
      • Richie Blake Director, Döhle Yachts Technical Services
      • Clive Harrison Operations Manager, Dohle Private Clients Ltd
      • Robb Maass Alley, Maass, Rogers and Lindsay
      • Yves Damette Y.CO Director of Yacht Management
      • David Reams Senior Director Yacht Operation Vulcan Inc.
      • Richard Coles Partner, Gateley
      • Kevin Mclean Fleet Manager, Moran Yacht Management
      • Jonathan K. Waldron Partner, Blank Rome LLP
      • J.F. Richard Hew President and CEO, Caribbean Utilities Company Ltd
      • Peter Southgate Director of Operations, Wright Maritime Group LLC
      • Representatives from Caribbean Island Shipping and Regulatory Institutions
17:20 Synthesis and conclusions
19:30 Dinner for “Speakers and Panelists” hosted by The Cayman Registry
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