Looking Ahead 2023 and beyond

26 November 2014

 RADISSON BLU HOTEL & SPA, ISTANBUL TUZLA

Istanbul

Following the 4th and very successful conference held last year in Istanbul the leading players of the Turkish shipping, yachting and maritime Industries mixed with international colleagues will again gather for the “5th Mare forum Istanbul 2014” to explore and examine common challenges.

Focus on 2023  and beyond. –  At the 5th Turkish Mare Forum leading Turkish shipowners, shipbuilders, cruise destination managers, yacht builders and manufacturers, financers, shippers, regulators, brokers, journalists and entrepreneurs will come together with international shipowners and other members of the international maritime community to discuss, debate and learn about Turkey’s place in the maritime and shipping worlds by looking ahead and focusing on 2023 and beyond.
Analyzing Turkey’s role in the region and the world, and current and future shipping markets , the conference will examine the future of the promising Turkish Maritime Cluster. It will examine the Turkish dynamics of today and by focusing on 2023 explore how Turkey will look like in the next 10 years and beyond,  and what strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to shipping, logistics, taxes, shipping law, ship building, yacht building, ports 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.
We look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul!
 (confirmed as of 21st November 2014)
Binali Yildirim Past Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications
Metin Kalkavan Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Sadan Kaptanoglu  Managing Director, Kaptanoglu Holding and Conference Chairman
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping and the Aegean, Greece

Ugo Salerno 

President and CEO, RINA
Salih Zeki Cakır Chairman,  Istanbul Freight Index, ISTFIX
Ufuk Teker General Manager, TURK P&I
Murat Kiran  President, the Turkish Shipbuilders Association (GISBIR)
Erhan Bayraktar Board Member and CEO, Bayraktar Shipping Group
Kaan Gurgenc Chairman of the Board, Ports Operators Association of Turkey (TURKLIM)
Başaran Bayrak Chairman, Ship and Yacht Exporters’ Association
Deniz Eraydin Chairman, Turkish Bunker Association
Dr. Anil Sharma President, GMS
Capt. M. Alev Tunc BORA Shipping Ind.&trd.co.inc.and Board Member of Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Burak Akdemir Director, SPOT Shipping & Trading Limited
Ibrahim Karatas President, Karataş Yacht Design, Member of External the Foreign Relations Commission of T.M.M.O.B Chamber of Naval Engineers (GMO) and the Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)
Abdülvahit Şimşek Chairman, AVS Global Ship Supply
Orkun Özek Board Treasurer, the Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)
Asaf Güneri  Executive Board Member, Zihni Group of Companies
George Tsavliris   Chairman, INTERMEPA and Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
Vincenzo Romeo   CEO, Nova Marine Carriers
Theodosis Stamatellos Area Manager, Lloyd’s Register
Mustafa Insel  Lecturer, Istanbul Technical University
Maurizio D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Michele Francioni RINA Chief Executive Officer Services
Erkam Yildirim  President, Zealand Shipping B.V.
Fabrizio Vettosi  Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin
Stefano Penco Vice President, ABS Europe Southern Region
Enrico Paglia Research Banchero Costa Research
Martin Bloem Director, Bloem Doze Nienhuis
Stavros Niotis  Engineer, Technology & Business Development, ABS
Theo Xenakoudis  Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Alexander Nicolai  Director, Zaurac Inc.
Dimitris Lyras  Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin International Ltd.
Kenny Anderson  Business Development Manager, Port2port
Serra Aksakal  Partner, AKT Law Office
Suat Hayri Aka  Advisor
Lloyd’s Register Representative
Turkish ship owing companies Representatives
many more to be confirmed

 

08:00 Registration

Opening and Welcome

 09:00 Sadan Kaptanoglu Managing Director, Kaptanoglu Holding – Conference chair
09:10 Metin Kalkavan Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shippin

session 1:

Turkey and the World Geopolitics, the World and Turkish economy, trade and shipping in a global and regional context

09:20 Michele Francioni RINA Chief Operating Officer – session chairman
SPEAKERS:
09:30 Metin Kalkavan Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shipping
09:50 Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping and the Aegean, Greece
 10:00

Robert Schuddeboom Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Sea trade between Turkey and the Netherlands

10:10 Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin
10:20 Binali Yildirim Past Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications
10:30 DISCUSSION between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
  • Binali Yildirim Past Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications
  • Deniz Eraydin Chairman, Turkish Bunker Association
  • Ugo Salerno President and CEO, RINA
  • Erhan Bayraktar Board Member and CEO, Bayraktar Shipping Group
  • Capt. M. Alev Tunc BORA Shipping Ind.& trd.co.inc. and Board Member of Turkish Chamber of Shipping
  • Burak Akdemir Director, Spot Shipping
  • Erkam Yildirim President, Zealand Shipping B.V.
  • Ufuk Teker General Manager, TURK P&I
  • Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
  • Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
  • Asaf Güneri Executive Board Member, Zihni Group of Companies
  • Mustafa Insel Lecturer, Istanbul Technical University
  • Alexander Nicolai Director, Zaurac Inc.
  • Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
  • Maurizio D’Amico  Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
  • Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin International Ltd.
  • George Tsavliris Chairman, INTERMEPA and Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
  • Suat Hayri Aka Advisor
  • many more to be announced    
11:00 Break hosted by
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session 2:

Trade and Shipping Markets outlook – restoring trust The global and Turkish, Liquid, Dry Bulk, Containers Market, yachting outlook. What is the new reality of the Turkish fleet?

11:20 Stefano Penco Vice President, ABS Europe Southern Region
SPEAKERS:
 11:30 Enrico Paglia Research Banchero Costa Research
11:40 Dr. Anil Sharma President GMS
 11:50 Başaran Bayrak Chairman, Ship and Yacht Exporters’ Association
 12:00 Salih Zeki Cakır Chairman,  Istanbul Freight Index, ISTFIX
 12:10 Martin Bloem Director, Bloem Doze Nienhuis
12:20 DISCUSSION between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
DISCUSSION PANELISTS: (see session 1 list of panelists)
13:10 Lunch hosted by The Marshal Islands Registry
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session 3:

The Maritime innovations and infrastructures - looking ahead: The Istanbul channel, Ports and terminals plans, offshore , Oil and  Gas, investments, new ships, new fuels.

14:10 Murat Kiran President, the Turkish Shipbuilders Association (GISBIR)
SPEAKERS:
 14:20 Kaan Gurgenc Chairman of the Board, Ports Operators Association of Turkey (TURKLIM)
14:30 Massimo Volta RINA General Manager Central & Eastern Europe Region
14:40 Theodosis Stamatelos Area Manager, Lloyd’s Register
14:50 Stavros Niotis Engineer, Technology & Business Development, ABS  (LNG)
15:00 Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory (investments)
15:10 Kenny Anderson Business Development Manager, Port2port
15:20 Vincenzo Romeo CEO, Nova Marine Carriers
15:30 Speaker to be announced (the Istanbul channel)
15:40 DISCUSSION between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
Discussion panelists (see session 1 list of panelists)
16:10 Break hosted by Zealand Shhipping B.V.
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session 4:

The Turkish Maritime Cluster in Perspective

This session will examine the Turkish dynamics of today and by focusing on 2023 explore how Turkey will look like in the next 10 years and beyond. Which strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to shipping, logistics, taxes, shipping law, ship building, yacht building, ports and terminals and attendant service industries will come into play?
Innovative Approaches , Ship-building, yacht-building, ship-repair, Eco Ships-Sense and nonsense, Yachting, The Human factor, Education and Manning, Maritime Law, taxes, Regional & International Cooperation, Investment Opportunities, for Turkish and International shipowners and maritime entrepreneurs
16:30 Metin Kalkavan Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shipping – session chairman
 16:40 PANELISTS DISCUSSION
Murat Kiran President, the Turkish Shipbuilders Association (GISBIR)
Başaran Bayrak Chairman, Ship and Yacht Exporters’ Association
Kaan Gurgenc Chairman of the Board, Ports Operators Association of Turkey (TURKLIM)
Ibrahim Karatas President, Karataş Yacht Design, Member of External the Foreign Relations Commission of T.M.M.O.B Chamber of Naval Engineers (GMO) and the Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)
Orkun Özek Board Treasurer, the Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)
Abdülvahit Şimşek Chairman, AVS Global Ship Supply
Serra Aksakal Partner, AKT Law Office
more panelists to be announced
17:00 DISCUSSION between speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants
Discussion panelists: (see session 1 list of panelists)
17:40 Conclusions by the conference chair
Sadan Kaptanoglu Managing Director, Kaptanoglu Holding
18:00- 19:00 Drinks cocktail hosted by The Marshal Islands Registry
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19:00 – 21:00 Dinner hosted by Nova Marine Carriers S.A.
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A great number of  high level executives form the following top companies have already registered and confirmed their attendance: (as of 25 November)

ABS
Active Shipping & Management Pte. Ltd.
Ahoy / EUROPORT
Aka Chartering
Akbasoglu Holding
AKT Law Office
Albaraka türk
Alpina Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd.
Anadolu Shipyard
ARCTIC OCEAN SHIPPING
AVS GLOBAL SHIP SUPPLY
AVS, Global Ship Supply
Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
Bayraktar Den. Ve Tic AS
Bayram Hukuk Bürosu
Beks Shipmanagement and Trading S.A.
Bloem Doze Nienhuis
BORA Shipping
Bulk Atlantic
Ceren Denizcilik
CEREN DENİZCİLİK
Cerrahgil Gemi Acentalığı ve Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Cerrahgil Group of Companies
ciner group
Class NK
Derin A.Ş.
DERIN DENIZCILIK
Derin Denizcilik A.Ş.
Deval Deniz Tasimacligi
D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Edmar Software
EDMAR YAZILIM LTD. STI.
Ekol Lojistik A.Ş.
Enterprise Shipping Agency S.r.l.
ESA Group
Eurasia Marine Consultants Co. Ltd.
Eurofin International Ltd.
Europe Southern Region, ABS
FEYZ GROUP
Finner Ship Management Ltd.
GAC Shipping SA
Gedenline
Gemak Shipyard
GMS
GMS (Dubai)
Golden Destiny Istanbul
Gulf Agency Denizcilik A.S
guven kepce makine
Gündem Shipping
Inal Law Office
Intercity / Ekim Turizm Tic. San. A.S
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Islamic P&I Club
Istanbul Freight Index
Istanbul Technical University
istfix
Kalkavan Shipping
Kaptanoglu Holding
Karatas Yacht Design
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Kolin İnşaat
Koster Armatörleri ve İşlemcileri Derneği
kuruoğlu denizcilik
Lloyd’s Register Gozetim Ltd. Sti.
Lloyd’s Register
Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Makro Shipping
MAN DIESEL VE TURBO SATIS SERVIS LTD. STI.
Manta Denizcilik
Mantaship
Mare Forum
Med Marine Holding A.S.
Metmar Denizcilik
Metro Gemi Acenteciligi
Metro Shipping Agency Co.
Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs & the Aegean, Greece
Nova Marine Carriers
OKTURAN
OMNI A.S.
OMNI Corporate Solutions Ltd. UK
Ozata Shipyard
Pekgun Law Office
Poliass Marine & General Insurance Broker
Port of Dikili / Port of Canakkale
Port2Port
Ports Operators Association of Turkey (TURKLIM)
Q-SHIPPING
RINA
RINA Services SpA
RMK Marine Shipyard
Sara Shipping
SEFINE DENIZCILIK TERSANECILIK
Sefine Shipyard
Selah Shipbuilding Industry Inc.
Ses Hukuk Bürosu
Shell Marine
Ship and Yacht Exporters’ Association
Ship2Shore
Simsekler General Ship Chandlers & Ship Repair Inc.
South Seas Shipping
Spot Shipping
Statu Shipping
TASNEEF
Teos Marina Managing and Trade Inc.
Torlak Shipping
Trans AK Shipping Lrd
Transal Shipping
Transatlantik Denizcilik Şirketi
Tural Shipping Inc.
Turk Loydu
TURK P&I
Turkish Bunker Association
Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)
TURKON CONTAINER TRANSPORTATION & SHIPPING INC
UBM
UBM Istanbul
UBM NTSR
Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Vms Denizcilik Ltd
Yardimci Shipping Group
Yener&Esenyel; Law Office
Zealand Shipping B.V.
Zihni Group of Companies
Zihni Shipping Agency SA
2 Deniz Security
7 Deniz Basın Yayın Reklamcılık Danışmanlık Turizm ve Org. Tic. Ltd. Şti.

For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM

Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com

 

Contact Information

MARE FORUM
Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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