Friday, August 18, 2017

Sunday 19 & Monday 20,
February 2012
DIVANI APOLLON PALACE & SPA,
Greece

Agenda

1st Day

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shipping the Future
(Closed Session - Participation only by Invitation)
Summit Chairman

Spyros M. Polemis, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Chairman, ABS U.K. National Committee

18.00 - 20.30
  • The outlook of the world economy
  • The impact of the current economic conditions on maritime transportation
  • Emerging Markets: BRIC and beyond
  • World trade trends and trade models development
  • Market drivers for 2012 and beyond
  • The future course of Shipping demand and supply
  • Ship financing prospects, capital markets and banks

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary - General, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Paolo D' Amico, President, Italian Shipowners' Association (Confitarma), President, Amico Societa di Navigazione

Michael Bodouroglou, President and CEO, Paragon Shipping Inc.

Joseph J. Cox, President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America

Thomas Franck, Chairman, Finnish Shipowners' Association, CEO, Bore Ltd

Thor Jorgen Guttormsen, President, Norwegian Shipowners' Association (Norges Rederiforbund), Director, Leigh Hoegh & Co

Carsten Mortensen, Chairman, Danish Shipowners' Association, CEO, Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

Tineke Netelenbos, Chairman, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (De Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Reders) (KVNR)

Michael Parker, President, UK Chamber of Shipping, Chairman, CMA - CGM (UK) Holdings Ltd

Evangelos Pistiolis, President and CEO, Top Ships Inc.

20.30

Official Dinner

2nd Day

Monday, February 20, 2012

8.30 - 9.00

Registration and coffee

9.00 - 9.05

Welcome by the Congress Coordinator

Michael Skapinker, Financial Times Assistant Editor, Columnist and Editor of FT Special Reports

9.05 - 9.30

Opening Remarks by the Congress Chairman

Spyros M. Polemis, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Chairman, ABS U.K. National Committee

Q&A

9.30 - 09.45

Greetings and Introductory Remarks

Michalis Chrisochoidis*, Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Greece

Session 1: World Economy, World Trade, Shipping Trends

Session Coordinator
Michael Skapinker, Financial Times Assistant Editor, Columnist and Editor of FT Special Reports

09.45 - 10.10

Supporting the Global Recovery: The role of Trade and Maritime Transport

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary - General, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

10.10 - 11.50

Panel Discussion

World economy, world trade, Shipping trends

  • The outlook of the world economy
  • The impact of the current economic conditions on maritime transportation
  • Emerging Markets: BRIC and beyond
  • World trade trends and trade models development
  • Market drivers for 2012 and beyond
  • The future course of Shipping demand and supply
  • Ship financing prospects, capital markets and banks

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary - General, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Paolo D' Amico, President, Italian Shipowners' Association (Confitarma), President, Amico Societa di Navigazione

Joseph J. Cox, President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America

Thomas Franck, Chairman, Finnish Shipowners' Association, CEO, Bore Ltd.

Thor Jorgen Guttormsen, President, Norwegian Shipowners' Association (Norges Rederiforbund), Director, Leigh Hoegh & Co

Jong Chul Lee, Chairman, Korea Shipowners' Association (KSA), Vice-Chairman & CEO, STX PanOcean Corporation

John C. Lyras, Member of the Board of the Union of Greek Shipowners - ex President

Carsten Mortensen, Chairman, Danish Shipowners' Association, CEO, Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

Tineke Netelenbos, Chairman, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (De Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Reders) (KVNR)

Michael Parker, President, UK Chamber of Shipping, Chairman, CMA-CGM (UK) Holdings Ltd.

Q & A

11.50 - 12.20

Break

Session 2: Shipping Finance and Industry focus

Session Coordinator
Robert Wright, Financial Times Shipping and Logistics Correspondent

12.20 - 12.35

Greetings

Deputy Minister of Shipping, Ministry for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Greece

12.35 - 12.45

Competitiveness and Shipping

George Cambanis, Global Leader, Shipping & Ports, Deloitte

12.45 - 13.00

Are Western ship finance banks out for the count?

  • Why are western banks in trouble?
  • What steps are being taken to shore up their capital adequacy, liquidity and ability to lend?
  • Are there tangible, significant prospects of a western bank recovery in the context of ship finance?

Ted Petropoulos, Head of Petrofin Research PSMI, Greece

13.00 - 13.15

Who will step into the funding gap created by European shipping banks?

  • The present challenging ship financing landscape
    1. Mismatch in the global ship-financing industry
    2. European Banks' capacity issues
    - Funding cost issues
    - Shipping viewed as a non-core business
  • Financing alternatives from Asia/ Australia
    1. Financial institutions from China and other regions of Far East (Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore)/Australia
    2. ECA's role in ship-financing in China, Korea, Japan
    3. Requirements of Asian/Australian lenders

Janos Koenig, Managing Director, Eurofin Group, UK

Q & A

13.15 - 14.15

Lunch break

14.15 - 15.45

Panel Discussion

Adapting to the current volatile Shipping market

  • Capital Markets Outlook and Shipping Industry
  • Ship financing prospects, stock markets and banks
  • Copying with the current credit crunch
  • The effect of Basel III on Shipping Industry
  • Alternative ways of financing
  • Evaluating Future Dry Bulk Supply and Demand
  • Tankers and Shuttle Tankers
  • LNGs, LPGs and Bio Fuel Transport Issues
  • The Container Market Perspective
  • Offshore Market and other niche markets
  • FPSO Market overview

Nikolaos Litinas, Secretary General of Shipping, Ministry for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Greece

Michael Bodouroglou, President and CEO, Paragon Shipping Inc.

George Cambanis, Global Leader, Shipping & Ports, Deloitte

John N. Cotzias, Sales and Purchase Director, Intermodal Shipbrokers

John Dragnis, Chief Executive Officer, Goldenport Group

Janos Koenig, Managing Director, Eurofin Group, UK

Ted Petropoulos, Head of Petrofin Research PSMI, Greece

Evangelos Pistiolis, President and CEO, Top Ships Inc.

Harris Vafias, President and CEO, Stealthgas Inc.

Q & A

15.45 - 16.15

Break

Session 3: Piracy

Session Coordinator
Robert Wright, Financial Times Shipping and Logistics Correspondent

16.15 - 16.35

Piracy: An old story and a new challenge

  • Piracy at sea is an extremely serious phenomenon which is threatening freedom of navigation and has important consequences for maritime trade.
  • With the adoption of strict Best Management Practices, the raids are having less success.
  • The strategy of the international community has been partially changing.
  • What Italy has done to defend its ships operating in dangerous areas.

Paolo D' Amico, President, Italian Shipowners' Association (Confitarma), President, Amico Societa di Navigazione

16.35 - 16.55

Regulate or Regret

  • Piracy off East Africa and the financial cost to the industry
  • Private Maritime Security Companies - the up to date picture
  • Maritime Security: a growth industry?
  • Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) and accreditation

Peter Cook, Founder and Director, Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI)

Q & A

Session 4: Ports

Session Coordinator
Robert Wright, Financial Times Shipping and Logistics Correspondent

16.55 - 17.10

Port System institutional reforms

Yiorgos Anomeritis, Chairman & Managing Director, Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

17.10 - 18.20

Panel Discussion

Ports as the future hubs

  • Global Ports sector Challenges and Trends
  • Dry Bulk management
  • Container management
  • And more

Dr. Thanos Pallis, Secretary General of Ports and Port Policy, Ministry for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Greece

Yiorgos Anomeritis, Chairman & Managing Director, Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

Stavros Hatzakos, General Manager, Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

George Kastellanos, General Director, Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME)

Q & A

18.20 - 18.30

Concluding Remarks by Robert Wright, Financial Times Shipping and Logistics Correspondent

Congress closure by Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor, Columnist and Editor of FT Special Reports

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