Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas
Offshore Exploration and Maritime Transportation

12 October 2015

Hilton Cyprus Hotel

Nicosia

Cyprus

On Monday 12 October Mare Forum will return to the beautiful island of Cyprus where politicians, executives from the oil, gas, shipping and maritime industries, trading and brokerage companies; key investors in shipping, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs; classification societies, financial institutions, regulators and the media will gather again at this prestigious conference where the exchange of views, visions and valuable information will make this forum another imperative and meaningful event. Cyprus a New Gas and Petroleum Power 
This conference builds on the previous  and very successful conferences held in Cyprus; Mare Forum Cyprus 2012, 2013 and 2014 Eastern Mediterranean Oil and Gas, and the two latest conferences in Athens the Mare Forum Oil and Gas Europe 2014 and 2015
The 4th Mare Forum Cyprus 2015 conference will again focus on the ongoing developments on the oil and gas exploration, production exploitation, investments and finance, distribution and transportation from the Eastern Mediterranean sea to Europe and the World, the effects of the low oil price and the updates on the geopolitical global, European, and regional situation. Also the Cypriot position as a shipping and energy hub in the Mediterranean, Europe and the World will be discussed.
The main conference topics will be:
World and Regional Geopolitics, the world economy and the Cyprus’s financial and economic outlook, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, perspectives on Shale gas business, energy alternatives, and energy prices.
Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas -Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production, Status and new blocks, Pipelines vs. shipping, investment possibilities in the region, Risks and rewards,  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, and innovations.
Debate on the following themes:
  • * What significance and/or effect will the enormous Egyptian gas volumes recently found have on Cyprus’ energy ambitions?
  • * 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 Cypriot Shipping Industry enter heavily into the offshore business?
  • * Will the Cypriot Shipping profit from the Greek ship owning community looking for a second home?
  • * Can and will Cyprus become an energy hub during the next decade?
  • * What can be the role of Cyprus in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus, Greece?
  • * Will the low price of oil create a delay on new ship-building, and with the introduction of new fuels?
  • * What policy and what investments and incentives need to be adopted?
  • * What is the best medium term mode of gas transportation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline or LNG or CNG or GTL?
  • * Should you invest in the Deep & Ultra Deep offshore Cyprus Exploration?
The conference will have a stimulated and free flowing ambiance, with open and informal discussions, which are the hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Cyprus,
Solon Kassinis  Managing Director, Kassinis International Consulting Ltd.Past Executive Vice President, Cyprus National HydrocarbonsCompany Ltd. (CNHC)
Jannis Kostoulas President Mare Forum
Thomas A. Kazakos Director General, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
Government  and Regulatory Institutions Representatives
Professor Yannis Maniatis Former Minister of Energy, Greece
Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami President, Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd. and Former President, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.
Charles Ellinas CEO eCNHC – Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd
Stelios Achniotis President of the Technical Chamber of Cyprus
Thrasos Tsangarides Managing Director, UMAR Shipping Services
Dr. Theodore Tsakiris   Assistant Professor for Petroleum Geopolitics and Economics, University of Nicosia & Associate Southern Europe Programme, LSE Ideas, LSE
Dr. Leo P. Drollas  Former Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, UK
Philip Embiricos  Past President, BIMCO
Representatives  Energy Companies
Morvarid Homayoon  Consultant
Alex Economides  Acting Director EPT
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin
Zacharias Siokouros Marine Business Manager Cyprus, Lloyd’s Register
Colin Cridland  Board Member, Clarksons
Maria Bertzeletou  Research Team Leader, Ifchor Group
George Tsavliris   Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and President, Intermepa and President Cymepa
Arthur McWhinnie  Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) LtD. (to be confirmed)
Apostolos Poulovasillis   COO, Eletson corporation
Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Marie-Françoise Renard Offshore Sales & Marketing Director, Bureau Veritas
Panayiotis Zacharioudakis OceanFinance R&D Consultant & NTUA Senior Researcher
Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
Dr Marios Valiantis  Head of Energy Oil and Gas Management, University of Nicosia
Carlos Guerrero  Business Development Manager for Oil Tankers and Gas, Carriers, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division
Representatives Shipping and Energy companies to be announced soon
Monday 12 October 2015
08:00 Registration
Session 1:  Opening and Welcome
09:00
  • ORGANIZERS & CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:
  • Jannis Kostoulas, President Mare Forum
  • Solon Kassinis Managing Director, Kassinis International Consulting Ltd.Past Executive Vice President, Cyprus National HydrocarbonsCompany Ltd. (CNHC)
  • Thomas A. Kazakos Director General, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
Session 2:  World and Regional Geopolitics 
09:50 The world economy and the Cyprus’s financial and economic outlook, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, , energy alternatives, and energy prices.
  • SESSION CHAIRMAN:
  • Solon Kassinis Managing Director, Kassinis International Consulting Ltd.Past Executive Vice President, Cyprus National HydrocarbonsCompany Ltd. (CNHC)
  • SPEAKERS:
  • Professor Yannis Maniatis Former Minister of Energy, Greece
  • Dr. Theodore Tsakiris Assistant Professor for Petroleum Geopolitics and Economics, University of Nicosia & Associate Southern Europe Programme, LSE Ideas, LSE
  • Dr. Leo P. Drollas Former Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, UK
Discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants

Conference discussion panelists: 

  • Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami President, Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd. and Former President, Cyprus Shipping Chamber 
  • Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.
  • Thrasos Tsangarides Managing Director, UMAR Shipping Services
  • Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
  • Marie-Françoise Renard Offshore Sales & Marketing Director, Bureau Veritas
  • Panayiotis Zacharioudakis OceanFinance R&D Consultant & NTUA Senior Researcher
  • Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
  • Dr Marios Valiantis  Head of Energy Oil and Gas Management, University of Nicosia
  • Representatives Shipping and Energy companies to be announced soon
  • All conference speakers
11:20 Break
Session 3: Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas
11:40 Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas – Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production, Updates and progress on the ongoing exploration status and new blocks. Pipelines vs. Shipping, investment possibilities in the region, Risks and rewards, technical challenges for offshore and onshore gas terminals and more. Investments and financing the Cypriot ambitions.
  • SESSION CHAIRMAN:
  • Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
  • SPEAKERS:
  • Charles Ellinas CEO eCNHC – Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd; What is happening in the East Med now
  • Morvarid Homayoon Director of Business Development, Investor Relation and Industry Analyst; Iran and The role of lifting the sanctions in the price of oil especially in Europe and its effect on Cyprus
  • Alex Economides Acting Director EPT; Modes and economies of gas transportation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline or LNG or CNG or GTL Pipelines vs. Ships, LNG, CNG
  • Carlos Guerrero Business Development Manager for Oil Tankers & Gas Carriers, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division; Floating Regasification Stations
Discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants

 Conference discussion panelists: 

  • Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami President, Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd. and Former President, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
  • Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.
  • Thrasos Tsangarides Managing Director, UMAR Shipping Services
  • Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
  • Marie-Françoise Renard Offshore Sales & Marketing Director, Bureau Veritas
  • Panayiotis Zacharioudakis OceanFinance R&D Consultant & NTUA Senior Researcher
  • Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
  • Dr Marios Valiantis  Head of Energy Oil and Gas Management, University of Nicosia
  • Representatives Shipping and Energy companies to be announced soon
  • All conference speakers
13:40 Lunch
Session 4: Maritime Transportation of Energy
14:40 Ships: oil, lpg-lng market outlook, sustainability, finance and investments, prevention, risks, new ships, new fuels and innovations
  • SESSION Co-CHAIRMEN:
  • Zacharias Siokouros Marine Business Manager Cyprus, Lloyd’s Register
  • Apostolos Poulovasillis COO, Eletson corporation
  • SPEAKERS:
  • Colin Cridland Board Member, Clarksons; The Tanker market outlook
  • Maria Bertzeletou Research Team Leader, Ifchor Group; The Gas carriers market outlook
  • George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and President, Intermepa and President Cymepa; Protecting the Environment
  • Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin; Financing/investing the offshore and energy maritime transportation
Discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
Conference discussion panelists: 

      • Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami President, Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd. and Former President, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
      • Capt.  Eberhard Koch Chairman, CEO – Managing Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.
      • Thrasos Tsangarides Managing Director, UMAR Shipping Services
      • Theofilos Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
      • Marie-Françoise Renard Offshore Sales & Marketing Director, Bureau Veritas
      • Panayiotis Zacharioudakis OceanFinance R&D Consultant & NTUA Senior Researcher
      • Dr. Demos Petropoulos Managing Director, DPSS Global Consultants.
      • Dr Marios Valiantis  Head of Energy Oil and Gas Management, University of Nicosia
      • Representatives Shipping and Energy companies to be announced soon
      • All conference speakers
session 5:  Concluding Session – What’s next?
  • SESSION Co-CHAIRMEN:
  • Zacharias Siokouros Marine Business Manager Cyprus, Lloyd’s Register
  • Apostolos Poulovasillis COO, Eletson corporation
16:30 General discussion and debate with all speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • What significance and/or effect will the enormous Egyptian gas volumes recently found have on Cyprus’ energy ambitions?
  • How long will the price of oil remain low?
  • Will the low price of oil create a delay on deep water explorations in Cyprus and the Mediterranean?
  • Will the Cypriot Shipping Industry enter heavily into the offshore business?
  • Will the Cypriot Shipping profit from the Greek ship owning community looking for a second home?
  • Can and will Cyprus become an energy hub during the next decade?
  • What can be the role of Cyprus in the triangle of Israel, Cyprus, Greece (and Egypt)?
  • Will the low price of oil create a delay on new ship-building, and with the introduction of new fuels?
  • What policy and what investments and incentives need to be adopted?
  • What is the best medium term mode of gas transportation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline or LNG or CNG or GTL?
  • Should you invest in the Deep & Ultra Deep offshore Cyprus Exploration?
  • The Human Element imperatives 
  • The Greek crisis – Is Cyprus the next destination for Greek shipping?
17:30
  • Synthesis and Conclusions by the conference chairman:
  • Solon Kassinis Managing Director, Kassinis International Consulting Ltd.Past Executive Vice President, Cyprus National HydrocarbonsCompany Ltd. (CNHC)
17:40 Drinks
Program will be published in the coming days. Stay tuned!

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