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Wednesday 1st October 2014

Athens –  Greece

MARE FORUM and ORECOAL having established Iron Ore and Coal World Shipping Summit as one of the most important and informative shipping events of the year, are happy to welcome you to our 6th annual conference, which will take place on October 1st in Athens, Greece. The international iron ore, coal and shipping communities will gather again in Athens to discuss, advise and network around the topical issues which affect the world’s largest seagoing commodities.
The conference will focus on the maritime transportation of iron ore and coal, making an attempt to forecast the trends of global economy; iron ore, coal and other commodities, production and distribution; the trading markets, shipping capacities, shipbuilding and shipping requirements; the financing and investment climate, shipping innovation effects on ship-values and the environmental imperatives
This will be again a unique forum for the leading players of the shipping and mining industry to explore and examine common challenges. This summit will feature many high profile speakers from shipping companies, charterers, traders, mining companies, steel mills, shipbuilders, ports, classification societies, financial institutions, politicians, regulators, brokers and the media. The entire maritime chain will gather at this distinguished conference, where the exchange of information and ideas will make this an unforgettable 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
Come to Athens and join the world’s shipping players there to discuss, debate and network in a true Athenian style at the 6th Iron Ore & Coal World Shipping Summit 2014.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens,
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George Gratsos President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Jannis Kostoulas  President, Mare Forum and Partner, OreCoal
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, OreCoal
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean
Jan Toschka General Manager European Union Afrika, Shell
Nicky Pappadakis President Emeritus INTERCARGO & Chairman A.G. Pappadakis
Stefano Bertilone General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group
Harry Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Dr. Thanos P. Dokos Director General, ELIAMEP
Guy Verberne Chief Analyst PGGM, The Netherlands
Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
Colin Cridland Board Member, Clarksons
James Leake Managing Director – Arrow Research Limited
Enrico Paglia Research Banchero-Costa
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
Minas Sorotos  Managing Partner & CEO, CALTREK
Erkam Yildirim President, Zealand Shipping B.V.
Duncan Dunn  SSY Futures Ltd.
Stavros Meidanis  Manager, DPA/CSO, Capital Ship Management Corp
Ioannis Iakovou   Manager Management Systems GEMA/MEA, Lloyd’s Register
John Su  Managing Director, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Duncan Dunn Senior Director, SSY Futures Ltd
Elias Kariambas Technology and Business Development Manager, Europe Division, ABS
Giorgio Barabino  Manager MED, Shell (LNG fuels)
John Xylas  President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
Theo Xenakoudis  Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
George Xiradakis Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
George Tsavliris  Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA
Manos Sofronis  Director SSL Insurance Brokers
George D. Gourdomichalis Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Akis Tsirigakis  Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. (t.b.c.)
Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
Fabrizio Vettosi  Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Panos Zachariadis  Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
Dimitris Lyras  Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Costas Liadis  President, Carras (Hellas) S.A. (t.b.c.)
Kosmas Mazarakis  Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A (t.b.c.)
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Helena Athoussaki

Energy and Sustainability Strategies

George Arcadis  Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO
Stefano Bertilone  General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, Rina Services SpA
Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin S.A.
Spyridon Zolotas  Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
Dean Tseretopoulos  Director, QACE
Alek Tomazos  Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin
Kenny Anderson Business Development Manager, Port2port
more to be announced

 

 

Tuesday 30 September

19:00 Registration
Welcome Dinner hosted by The Marshall Islands Registry
20:00 MIR6-wpcf_150x91

Wednesday 1 October 2014

08:00 Registration

Opening and Welcome

09:00 THE ORGANIZERS
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, OreCoal
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
09:10 Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean
session 1:

Geopolitics; the World today and tomorrow. The world economy, trade and shipping 

• The world economy, world energy needs, resources, geopolitics, challenges and how it affects shipping • Geopolitics, the switch of power from West to East? • The multipolar world in motion; • The role of China, emerging countries, their economies and trade. • The important role of Hong Kong in Asia and in the world
09:30 George D. Gourdomichalis, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A. and session chairman
09:40 Speakers:
George Gratsos 
President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Dr. Thanos P. Dokos Director General, ELIAMEP
Guy Verberne Chief Analyst PGGM, The Netherlands
RADM Robert C. North (ret USCG) President, North Star Maritime Inc.
10:40 Discussion between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
Will the current global geopolitical turbulences affect the recovery of shipping markets and increase freight rates?Are the environmental regulations instruments for shipping innovations or a creation of more problems for the shipping recovery?

Conference Discussion Panelists:
Nicky Pappadakis President Emeritus INTERCARGO & Chairman A.G. Pappadakis
Harry Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Minas Sorotos Managing Partner & CEO, CALTREK
John Su Managing Director, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
George Xiradakis Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA
Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
Stavros Meidanis Manager, DPA/CSO, Capital Ship Management Corp
John Xylas President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
Dimitris Lyras Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Helena Athoussaki Energy and Sustainability Strategies
George Arcadis Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO
Ioannis Alexopoulos  Director, Eurofin S.A.
Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
Dean Tseretopoulos Director, QACE
Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
Erkam Yildirim President, Zealand Shipping B.V.
Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Duncan Dunn SSY Futures Ltd. (t.b.c.)
Costas Liadis President, Carras (Hellas) S.A. (t.b.c.)
Kosmas Mazarakis Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A (t.b.c.)

 

11:20 Break
session 2:

Global trade and commodities outlook; Supply and demand of iron ore, steel, coal and other commodities

• The views from producers, traders and buyers among others from: Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, India, Europe, USA and China • How dependent is the shipping recovery on the outside actors of world economic and political situation? • What are these outside factors that influence the supply and demand of Iron ore & Coal? • Outlook for Asian demand and supply of raw materials in 2014/15 • What are the market expectations for iron ore, steel and coal production and consumption? • What are the changing routes due to different energy demands? • What is the role of emerging markets in today’s demand and supply of iron ore and coal? • How do China, Brazil, Australia and India affect the dry bulk commodities? • What are the signs of improving world market outlook? • What is the future of Coal vs other energy commodities?
11:40 Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO and session chairman
11:50 Speakers:
Colin Cridland  Board Member, Clarksons
Enrico Paglia Banchero Costa Research
Duncan Dunn Senior Director, SSY Futures Ltd
12:50 Discussion between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
Is there a shifting of balance of trade and what are its effects in different vessels usage and freight rates?Is dry bulk maritime transportation today a smart investing opportunity?
Conference Discussion Panelists: (see session 1)
13:40 Lunch
session 3:

Looking Ahead: New ships, New fuels, Innovations and shipping trends
Investments Opportunities

The Dry bulk Shipping Market outlook; Per ship type
What are our market perceptions and expectations on commodities, trade and shipping markets?The view from the shipbrokers – traders – analysts
• The view from the bridge • The shipping market and the future Shipping Trends • What will it take for shipping to become profitable again in today’s economic situation? • Is scrapping enough to rebalance the fleet? • Can China save shipping again? • How do we create a more efficient shipping industry  that is going to be profitable in the long-term? • What is the criteria that charters look at before ordering a ship? • Can environmentally sound ships generate enough revenue to be profitable? • Is dry bulk maritime transportation an opportunity? • Where do we see freight rates going in the near future?  • How can we create synergy between the shipping profits and shipping sustainability? • The derivatives market in drybulk shipping; is it still relevant? Does it do a good job of hedging risk?
14:50 Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd. and Session chairman
15:00 Speakers:
Janos Koenig  Managing Director, Eurofin
Elias Kariambas Technology and Business Development Manager, Europe Division, ABS
Jan Toschka General Manager European Union Afrika, Shell (LNG fuels)
Stefano Bertilone General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group
Ioannis Iakovou Manager Management Systems GEMA/MEA Lloyd’s Register
Kenny Anderson Business Development Manager, Port2port
15:50 Discussion between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
Can we create synergy between the shipping profits and shipping sustainability?
Conference discussion panelists: (see session 1)
16:50 CONCLUSIONS
17:00 Drinks Reception hosted by The Marshall Islands Registry
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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