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Monday 28 September 2015

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 7th annual conference, which will take place on September 28th in Athens, Greece.
  • Following the very successful Iron Ore & Coal World Shipping Summits held the past six years, Mare Forum together with OreCoal is pleased to announce the 7th conference to be held on Monday 28th of September 2015. The shipping and dry bulk communities will gather 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 the global economy and geopolitics; 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, mining and drybulk commodities industry to explore and examine common challenges. This summit will feature many high profile speakers from shipping companies, charterers, traders, 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.
Topics to be addressed are:

  • • Learn from commodities traders and shipbrokers what their market perceptions and expectations are.
  • • Discuss who has the real hard information on current trends and how it should be valued.
  • • Debate with charterers, traders, brokers, operators and ship-owners on what the freight rates and the market will be, what ships will be needed and how shipping will be affected.
  • • Learn about the effects of ship innovation imperatives and how it affects ship asset valuesLearn about the consequences from the overcapacity of ships currently trading
  • • Learn about the role of the new capital providers 
  • • Learn what is the eco ship market asset value today and what it will be tomorrow 
  • • Learn how to mobilize money in the current and future climate.
  • • Learn if the traditional shipping financial institutions are back to lending?
  • • Learn where the shipping money is now and how to find itLearn where the smart investments should go now?
Come to Athens and join the shipping players there to discuss, debate and network in a true Athenian style at theIron Ore & Coal Shipping Summit 2015.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens,
George Gratsos President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
John Platsidakis President, INTERCARGO
Nicky Pappadakis President Emeritus INTERCARGO & Chairman A.G. Pappadakis
Michael Bodouroglou  Chairman and CEO Paragon Shipping
Guy Verberne Chief Analyst PGGM, The Netherlands
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum and Partner, OreCoal
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, OreCoal
John Su   Managing Director, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Philip Embiricos  Past President, BIMCO
Maurizio d’ Amico   Business & Technology Development Director, d’Amico Società di Navigazione
George D. Gourdomichalis  Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A
Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo  Managing Director & CEO Rizzo-Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori S.p.A.
Akis Tsirigakis  Founder & CEO, Nautilus Offshore
Panos Zachariadis    Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
RADM Robert C. North (ret USCG) President Northstar Maritime Inc.
Theodosis Stamatellos  Area Manager for Greece, East Mediterranean & Adriatic (GEMA), Lloyd’s Register
Nikos Petrakakos  CEO, Efficient Ship Finance
Maria Bertzeletou  Senior Shipping Analyst, Golden Destiny
Thanos Dokos   General Director, ELIAMEP
Duncan Dunn Senior Director, SSY Futures Ltd.
John Xylas President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA
Minas Sorotos Managing Partner & CEO, HANDYCHART
Fabrizio Vettosi  Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Wendy Ye  Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
Janos Koenig  Managing Director, Eurofin
Theo Xenakoudis  Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Jan Fransen  Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Helena Athoussaki  Chief Strategist and CEO, IMAREM
Ioannis Alexopoulos  Director, Eurofin S.A.
Dean Tseretopoulos   Director, QACE
Alek Tomazos   Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
Alexandros Glykas DYNAMARINe
Stelios Perissakis DYNAMARINe

 

 

Monday 28 September 2015

08:00 Registration
Opening and Welcome
09:00
  • THE ORGANIZERS:
  • Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
  • Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Orecoal
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
  • George Gratsos President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

session 1:

Shipping in context -Geopolitics, Trade and Environmental Regulations affecting shippingUrgent attention needed

Geopolitics, the world economy and the global trade outlook, the ongoing financial crisis, the environmental regulations and their effect on shipping
  • Topics to be addressed are:
  • Global economy, trade and commodities outlookLess optimism on the Emerging markets growth perspectives
  • How dependent is this shipping recession(s) on the outside factors of world economic and political problems
  • How dependent is the shipping recession of the industries’ own behavior?/ fault?
  • How long will the drybulk shipping recession continue and what can be done to prevent it in the future?
  • What needs to be done to rebalance the industry and return it to profitability?
  • How do we make profits, stay environmentally conscious, and most importantly relevant and attractive to charters?
  • How is the drybulk market adapting to increasing coal demand?
  • Will charterers care that the ships are more fuel efficient and/or burn low sulphur fuel?
  • Will they contribute to the cost?What are the most current updates on environmental regulations and what do they practical mean?
  • What will be the up coming challenges and impact of the WBTS for the industry?
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09:30
  • SESSION CHAIRMEN:
  • George D. Gourdomichalis CEO, Blue Wall Shipping Limited
  • Stefano Bertilone RINA General Manager Greece, Middle East and Africa
09:40
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
  • Guy Verberne Chief Analyst PGGM, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Thanos P. Dokos Director General, ELIAMEP
  • Nicky Pappadakis President Emeritus INTERCARGO & Chairman A.G. Pappadakis
  • John Platsidakis President, INTERCARGO (to be confirmed)
  • George Tsavliris Chairman, INTERMEPA and Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
  • RADM Robert C. North (ret USCG) President, North Star .Maritime Inc
10:20 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? 
  • Do maritime regulations stifle or stimulate technological innovation? 
  • Will the low price of bunkers create a delay on new fuel saving technologies and the introduction of new fuels?
          • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
          • John Su Managing Director, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
          • John Xylas President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
          • Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
          • Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
          • Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
          • Duncan Dunn SSY Futures Ltd.
          • Costas Liadis President, Carras (Hellas) S.A. (to be confirmed)
          • Minas Sorotos Managing Partner & CEO, HANDYCHART
          • Kosmas Mazarakis Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A (to be confirmed)
          • Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
          • Helena Athoussaki Chief Strategist and CEO, International Maritime Environmental Management
          • Ioannis Alexopoulos  Director, Eurofin S.A.
          • Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
          • Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
          • Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
          • more conference discussion panelists to be announced
11:00 Break

session 2:

The Iron Ore, Coal and Steel supply and demand and its effect on maritime transport and investments

  • What are our market perceptions and expectations on commodities, trade and shipping markets?
  • The view from the shipbrokers – traders – analysts
  • The Dry bulk Shipping Market outlook; Per ship type
  • Topics to be addressed are:
  • Is there a shifting of balance of trade and what are its effects in different vessels usage and freight rates?
  • What are the current trends in the Iron Ore and Coal supply and demand chain?
  • What is the future for the global iron ore, coal, steel and drybulk industry?
  • What are the market expectations, outlook, implementations and impact for iron ore, steel and coal production and consumption?
  • What are the changes seen in the iron ore trade?
  • What is the future of Coal vs other energy commodities?What are the challenges affecting the iron ore, coal and drybulk trades?
  • Where and when will demand come from next?
  • What is the outlook for Asian demand and supply of raw materials in 2016?
  • What type of ships is needed to fulfill current demands?
  • Is there a need for more transparency in the iron ore trade?
  • Is scrapping enough to rebalance the fleet? How much has been scraped and how much will be scrapped next
  • What is the effect of orderbook of Chinese shipbuilders strategies?
  • Do we see trends of real recovery?
  • When will the drybulk shipping markets warm up?
  • What are the signs? 
11:20
  • SESSION CHAIRMEN:
  • Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
11:30
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
  • Maria Bertzeletou Senior Shipping Analyst, RESEARCH & VALUATIONS, GOLDEN DESTINY
  • Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo Managing Director & CEO Rizzo-Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori S.p.A.
  • Dimitris Koukas Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
12:00 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?
  • What type of ships is needed to fulfill future demands?
  • Is dry bulk maritime transportation today a smart investing opportunity?
          • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
          • John Su Managing Director, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
          • John Xylas President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
          • Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
          • Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
          • Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
          • Duncan Dunn SSY Futures Ltd.
          • Costas Liadis President, Carras (Hellas) S.A. (to be confirmed)
          • Minas Sorotos Managing Partner & CEO, HANDYCHART
          • Kosmas Mazarakis Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A (to be confirmed)
          • Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
          • Helena Athoussaki Chief Strategist and CEO, International Maritime Environmental Management
          • Ioannis Alexopoulos  Director, Eurofin S.A.
          • Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
          • Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
          • Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
          • more conference discussion panelists to be announced

session 3:

Looking Ahead: What type of ships is needed to fulfill future demands? Where will the money come from?

  • New ships, New fuels
  • Innovations and shipping trends
  • Investments Opportunities
  • Topics to be addressed are:
  • How to create a more efficient shipping industry and to develop profitable long-term operations and investments?
  • Bunker prices and how it affects the dry bulk market;
  • Will charterers be able to help or pay a premium to owners for the installation of fuel saving equipment?
  • What are the plus and contras of LNG propulsion fuels?
  • Will LNG propulsion fuel system be the main future shipping technology?What are the major incentives for going green?
  • Which tested technologies are available on the market today?
  • How to achieve the combination of maximum gain and minimum expenditure to the ship owner?
  • What are the dangers associated with the liquefaction of drybulk cargoes? 
  • What investment opportunities are there for global investors in the ironore,coal, steel and drybulk industries?
  • Is there oversupply of private equity suppliers?
  • Which international banks are active now and who will be active in the  future?
  • How interested are the stock and bond markets in Drybulk shipping?
  • Is there sufficient ship finance capacity for new business?
  • How much capital is available to lend to shipping companies and what are the criteria for lending at the moment?
  • Where should Greek and foreign investors be putting their shipping money?
12:50
  • SESSION CHAIRMEN:
  • Theodosis Stamatellos Area Manager for Greece, East Mediterranean & Adriatic (GEMA), Lloyd’s Register
  • Ioannis Alexopoulos Director Eurofin
13:00
  • SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS:
  • Alexandros Glykas DYNAMARINe
  • Stelios Perissakis DYNAMARINe
  • Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
  • Dean Tseretopoulos 
Director QACE- Europe
  • Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin
  • Nikos Petrakakos CEO, (ESF) Efficient Ship Finance
  • Fabrizio VettosManaging Director,Venice Shipping and LogisticsSpA, Investment & Advisory
13:30 Discussion between the speakers, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
 
  • What type of ships is needed to fulfill future demands?
  • How much capital is available to lend to shipping companies and what are the criteria for lending at the moment? 
  • Can we create synergy between the shipping profits and shipping sustainability?
          • CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
          • John Su Managing Director, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
          • John Xylas President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
          • Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
          • Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
          • Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
          • Duncan Dunn SSY Futures Ltd.
          • Costas Liadis President, Carras (Hellas) S.A. (to be confirmed)
          • Minas Sorotos Managing Partner & CEO, HANDYCHART
          • Kosmas Mazarakis Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A (to be confirmed)
          • Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
          • Helena Athoussaki Chief Strategist and CEO, International Maritime Environmental Management
          • George Arcadis Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO
          • Ioannis Alexopoulos  Director, Eurofin S.A.
          • Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
          • Alek Tomazos Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
          • Erkam Yildirim President, Zealand Shipping B.V.
          • Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
          • more conference discussion panelists to be announced
14:20 CONCLUSIONS
14:30 Lunch and Drinks Reception hosted by The Marshall Islands Registry
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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