Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of Dubai Executive Council

MARE FORUM
partners with
DRYDOCKS WORLD & MARITIME WORLD

to present
- Global Leaders Maritime Summit -
Exploring the future of the shipping, marine & maritime industries in the MESAA region & its global impact

February 25th, 2014

Hotel Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Dubai     –     Dubai


 

Mare Forum in partnership with Drydocks World & Maritime World are pleased to announce the 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit 2014 to be held on Tuesday, February 25 2014. The 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Summit aims to bring together leaders of both the regional and international marine, maritime and shipping industries and will be the first of a series of international forums in Dubai with the focus on the world-wide attention to the growing importance and emerging stature of Dubai & the region within industry circles. The summit will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Office. The royal patronage accorded to this event accentuates the importance of the growth of the Maritime and Shipping sector in Dubai and its growing recognition as a global maritime centre.
This Mare Forum event will be the first of its kind in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent and Africa.
The main sessions of the Summit will focus topics and debate issues relating to:
The Big Picture:
The Big Picture-global geopolitical considerations today and in the future and examine the world economy, its energy and resource needs and challenges, trade patterns and how this will impact on the maritime industry
Global Trade, energy and commodities outlook:
Global Trade, energy and commodities outlook focusing on the supply and demand for oil & gas, iron ore, steel, coal and other major commodities. This will take into account the views put forward by producers, buyers and traders from different parts of the globe, debate issues relating to the commodities markets and routing issues and the signs of improved market outlook for commodities. The session will also consider the role of gas in an expanding energy market, the opportunities that the offshore industry can provide to the shipping industry, the challenges and upsides for oil and gas exploration & production and the basics for growth in the LNG market.
Light ahead in the Tunnel:
Views from shipbrokers, traders, analysts and shipowners and operators will be debated to examine the ‘Light ahead in the Tunnel’ with the session examining the liquid, dry bulk and container market outlook as well as the outlook per ship type. Issues on how shipping can be profitable in a changed market economy, future shipping trends, the creation of a profitable and sustainable shipping industry and trends in shipping rates will be discussed. Offshore perspectives including the economic viability of environmentally friendly vessels and the dynamics in relation to China will be debated.
Investments and financing - new ships, new fuels, environmentally friendly business innovations and technological advances: Investments and financing issues especially those relating to new ships, new fuels, environmentally friendly business innovations and technological advances will no doubt draw a lot of attention. The economic issues relating to such investments, the advantages and disadvantages of such technology, the role of LNG in the future, ballast water management and the timing of implementing new regulations are certain to elicit plenty of interest. Where will the financing for these new investments come from-the banks or through private and public resources?
 The future of the Dubai Maritime Cluster:
Closer to home, a full conference session will be devoted to the future of the Dubai Maritime Cluster. This will examine the Dubai dynamics of today and the future and look at what the Emirate will look like in the next 10 to 20 years and beyond. The strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to logistics, taxes, shipbuilding, shipping law, ports and terminals and attendant service industries will evoke interest.
Views will be shared and debated from ship-owners and operators, charterers, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, the media and other members of the maritime community from the region and all over the world taking an active part at this prestigious conference. The Summit will provide an active forum to participants to network, learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent themes in the shipping, marine and maritime industries.
Adding further impetus to this event will be the support, collaboration and cooperation provided by the Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI), the specialized industry council formed to promote the interests of the shipping, marine and maritime industry and services and sea transportation in Dubai and the UAE as a global hub and a centre which will focus on excellence, investment and talent building. In the event you wish to explore B2B opportunities in Dubai either pre or post conference opportunities will be made available and further details will follow on the website.
If you are interested in Global and Middle East maritime and shipping business, and if you want to know what’s next in Middle East and the World we invite you to attend the 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit. You will find your answers here. 
Together with a very high level international audience, participants will plunge in a pool of booming business and new network opportunities which focus the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (MESAA) region.
We look forward to welcoming you in Dubai,
Jannis Kostoulas   Khamis Juma Buamim  
President
Mare Forum
Chairman and Group CEO of DryDocks World and Maritime World, and Chairman of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries

 

 

( as of 2014-02-20 )

Khamis J.Buamim Chairman and Group CEO of DryDocks World and Maritime World, and Chairman of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Rashed Al Hebsi CEO, TASNEEF
H.E Hani Al Hamli Secretary General of Dubai Economic Council
Djamal Djoury CEO, Ghurair Resources
Abdelkareem Al Masabi Vice president, Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Ugo Salerno CEO, RINA
Capt. G. Fekry  CEO, Red Sea Marine Management
Satinder Pal Singh LNG New Markets Manager MENA & South Asia, Shell International, United Arab Emirates
Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
Piotr Słupski Chairman of the Board MS TFI
Christopher J. Wiernicki Chairman, President and CEO, ABS
Henrik O. Madsen Group CEO, DNV GL
Dato Jude P.  Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny
Robert  Lorenz-Meyer Chairman, Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG  and Past  President BIMCO
Jasamin Fichte Managing Partner, Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy
Thomas Pagonis    Shipping Manager, Al Ghurair Resources
Jan  Fransen      Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Alexander M. Economides Director, EPT USA
David Peel  European Manager, Rightship
Marco Albers     Head of Transport & Export Finance, Managing Director,  DekaBank
Tjitse  Lupgens   Project Manager, Damen Shipyards
Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
Michele Francioni Chairman, RINA Services
Anil Sharma     President, GMS Inc.
Ralph Leszczynski Research Manager, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
Christian von Oldershausen Business Development Manager, DNV GL
Simon Chattrabhuti    Market Analyst, Deep Sea Tankers, Clarksons
Apostolos  Poulovassilis Regional Marine Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register Group
Andrea Di Bella  Area Manager, RINA Middle East
Stefano Bertilone General Manager, Greece Middle East and Africa
Maurizio  D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Helle  Gleie  Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI)
Phil Parry Chairman, Spinnaker
Richard Greiner  Partner, Moore Stephens LLP
Ali bin Towaih Al Suwaidi VP – Business Development,  Commercial & Project Management Drydocks World and Vice Chairman, UAE Shipping Association
George Xiradakis Managing Director, XRTC Business Consultants
Sohan Roy  CEO Aries Group
Stefano Bertilone General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, Rina Services SpA
Nicholas C Dean Director, Monte-Carlo Maritime Services S.A.R.L.
Omar Abu Omar  COO Tasneef
  Top Executives from the following companies have been invited to participate as speakers, discussion panelists and attendees.Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO), United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), United Arab Emirates
Adnatco
Al Khafji Joint Operations (KJO), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Emarat Maritime LLC, United Arab Emirates
Emarat Petroleum, United Arab Emirates
Emirates National Oil Company Ltd (ENOC), United Arab Emirates
Kuwait Oil Company, State of Kuwait
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, State of Kuwait
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, State of Kuwait
Maersk Oil Qatar AS, State of Qatar
Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain
Ministry of Interior Kingdom of Bahrain
National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia ñ Dubai, United Arab Emirates
NSCSA Dubai
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Sultanate of Oman
Qatar Petroleum (QP), State of Qatar
Qatar Shipping Company, State of Qatar
Saudi Arabian Chevron Inc, State of Kuwait
Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Sharjah Free Zone & Ports
Supreme Petroleum Council
UASC
Vela International Marine Limited, United Arab Emirates
and many more to be announced 

 

Monday 24 February
18:00 Registration
19:30 Conference dinner hosted by Dubai Maritime City
DMCRelive the stories of Thousand and One Nights at the Conference Dinner -hosted by DUBAI MARITIME CITY- on February 24 and dine under the stars in the unique Bedouin-style restaurant Al Hadheerah.Located only 35 minutes from Madinat Jumeirah, you will delight in traditional Middle East cuisine from live cooking stations, wood-fired ovens and open spits.Experience the restaurant’s live entertainment, including belly dancers, folk dancers, camel rides, falconry, horse rides, and henna painting. A truly unique Arabic experience all in one go
Tuesday 25 February
08:00 Registration
09:00 Opening and Welcome

Conference Chairman:

Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman and Group CEO of DryDocks World and Maritime World, and Chairman of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
Jannis Kostoulas, President Mare Forum
Rashed Al Hebsi CEO, Emirates Classification TASNEEF
Christopher J. Wiernicki Chairman, President and CEO, ABS
more speakers to be announced
session 1: The Big Picture
Global geopolitical considerations today and in the future and examine the world economy,
its energy and resource needs and challenges, trade patterns and how this will impact on the maritime industry
Session Chairman: Ugo Salerno CEO, RINA
09:40 Speakers:
H.E Hani Al Hamli Secretary General of Dubai Economic Council
Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny, Singapore
Henrik O. Madsen President & CEO, DNV GL Group
Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
Rashed Al Hebsi CEO, Emirates Classification TASNEEF
10:20 Discussion between the speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
10:50 Break
session 2: Global Trade, energy and commodities outlook
Focusing on the supply and demand for oil & gas, iron ore, steel, coal and other major commodities. This will take into account the views put forward by producers, buyers and traders from different parts of the globe, debate issues relating to the commodities markets and routing issues and the signs of improved market outlook for commodities. The session will also consider the role of gas in an expanding energy market, the opportunities that the offshore industry can provide to the shipping industry, the challenges and upsides for oil and gas exploration & production and the basics for growth in the LNG market.
Session Chairman: Christopher Wiernicki Chairman, President and CEO, ABS
11:10 Speakers:
Robert Lorenz-Meyer President Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG and Past President BIMCO
Djamal Djoury CEO, Ghurair Resources
Piotr Słupski Chairman of the Board MS TFI
Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens LLP
12:00 Discussion between the speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
Discussion panelists:
Maurizio  D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Jasamin Fichte Managing Partner, Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy
Phil Parry Chairman, Spinnaker
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Thomas Pagonis Shipping Manager, Al Ghurair Resources
Alexander M. Economides Director, EPT
Marco Albers Head of Transport & Export Finance / Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany
Stefano Bertilone General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, Rina Services SpA
David Peel European Manager, Rightship
Andrea Di Bella Area Manager, RINA Middle East
All conference speakers
12:40 Lunch
session 3: Light ahead in the Tunnel
Views from shipbrokers, traders, analysts and shipowners and operators will be debated to examine the ‘Light ahead in the Tunnel’ with the session examining the liquid, dry bulk and container market outlook as well as the outlook per ship type. Issues on how shipping can be profitable in a changed market economy, future shipping trends, the creation of a profitable and sustainable shipping industry and trends in shipping rates will be discussed. Offshore perspectives including the economic viability of environmentally friendly vessels and the dynamics in relation to China will be debated.
Session Chairman: Apostolos Poulovassilis  Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register
13:40 Speakers:
Apostolos Poulovassilis  Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register
Simon Chattrabhuti Market Analyst, Deep Sea Tankers, Clarksons
Ralph Leszczynski Head Research Department, Banchero Costa & Co. SpA
Anil Sharma President, GMS Inc.
 
14:30 Discussion between the speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
Discussion panelists:
Maurizio  D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Jasamin Fichte Managing Partner, Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy
Phil Parry Chairman, Spinnaker
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Thomas Pagonis Shipping Manager, Al Ghurair Resources
Alexander M. Economides Director, EPT
Stefano Bertilone General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, Rina Services SpA
Marco Albers Head of Transport & Export Finance / Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany
David Peel European Manager, Rightship
Andrea Di Bella Area Manager, RINA Middle East
All conference speakers
more discussion panelists to be announced soon
discussion panelists from ME, UAE, to be announced soon
15:10 Break
session 4: Innovations, investments and financing Issues
Especially those relating to new ships, new fuels, environmentally friendly business innovations and technological advances will no doubt draw a lot of attention. The economic issues relating to such investments, the advantages and disadvantages of such technology, the role of LNG in the future, ballast water management and the timing of implementing new regulations are certain to elicit plenty of interest. Where will the financing for these new investments come from-the banks or through private and public resources?
Session Chairmen: Robert Lorenz-Meyer President Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG and Past President BIMCO
Christian von Oldershausen Business Development Manager, DNV GL
15:30 Speakers: 
Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.: ECO ships; sense & nonsense
Helle Gleie Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI): Sustainability – What’s the barriers and possibilities of the future
Michele Francioni Chairman, RINA Services: Innovations 
Satinder Pal Singh LNG New Markets Manager MENA & South Asia, Shell International, United Arab Emirates:The rising role of LNG as a transport fuel with emphasis on its role in marine transport
Tjitse Lupgens Project Manager, Damen Shipyards: Ballast water management
Capt. G. Fekry CEO, Red Sea Marine Management: Vetting & Managing Marine Risks- Why  & How!
George Xiradakis Managing Director, XRTC Business Consultants
16:30 Discussion between the speakers discussion panelists and audience participants
Discussion panelists:
Maurizio  D’Amico Director, D’Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Jasamin Fichte Managing Partner, Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy
Phil Parry Chairman, Spinnaker
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Thomas Pagonis Shipping Manager, Al Ghurair Resources
Alexander M. Economides Director, EPT
Stefano Bertilone General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, Rina Services SpA
Marco Albers Head of Transport & Export Finance / Managing Director, DekaBank, Germany
David Peel European Manager, Rightship
Andrea Di Bella Area Manager, RINA Middle East
All conference speakers
more discussion panelists to be announced soon
discussion panelists from ME, UAE, to be announced soon
session 5: The future of the Dubai and Region Maritime Cluster
Closer to home, a full conference session will be devoted to the future of the Dubai and Region Maritime Cluster. This will examine the Dubai and Region dynamics of today and the future and look at what the Emirate will look like in the next 10 to 20 years and beyond. The strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to logistics, taxes, shipbuilding, shipping law, ports and terminals and attendant service industries will evoke interest.
session chairman: Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman and Group CEO of DryDocks World and Maritime World, and Chairman of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
Speaker:
17:10 Apostolos Poulovassilis  Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register: Introduction the the theme and questions to be answered 
17:20 Panelists:
Ali bin Towaih Al Suwaidi, VP – Business Development,  Commercial & Project Management Drydocks World and Vice Chairman, UAE Shipping Association
Abdelkareem Al Masabi, Vice president, Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Richard Greiner Partner, Moore Stephens LLP and Chairman London Maritime
Sohan Roy CEO Aries Group
Nicholas C Dean Director, Monte-Carlo Maritime Services S.A.R.L.
Omar Abu Omar COO Tasneef
more panelists to be announced
Discussion between the speakers, panel members, discussion panelists and audience participants
 
18:20 Conclusions and synthesis
18:30 Post Summit Reception hosted by 
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