Past Forums


8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Introductory Remarks & Welcome Remarks Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, Inc.
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Introductory Remarks Guy Campbell, Chairman - The Baltic Exchange
9:10 AM - 9:50 AM CSR - Beyond Regulatory Requirements; New Challenges & Industry Response Moderator:
Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

This panel will discuss the development of regulatory requirements and the initiatives in response by the various parties involved in the maritime industry.
9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Best Industry Practices as a Financial Advantage Moderator:
Doug Johnston, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services - EY

This panel will discuss how the consistent implementation of CSR practices can lower the cost of capital (bank financing) for shipping companies, improve stock market valuations and decrease insurance premiums.
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Technological Innovation - For Energy Efficiency Presentation by:
Dr. Abdul Rahim, Managing Director, Europe & Africa - Class NK
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM - 11:55 AM Best Industry Practices - Energy Efficiency & Environment Moderator:
Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President, Technology & Business Development, Hellenic, Black Sea Region & Middle East - Bureau Veritas

This panel will focus mainly on environmental issues including legislation, ballast water management, US and IMO updates, emissions control and new technologies.
11:55 AM - 12:35 PM

Best Industry Practices - The Human Element & Human Resources

David Scott,  Senior Consultant Lloyd’s Register

  • Angie Hartmann, Crew Manager - Starbulk SA & PresidentWista Hellas
  • Elias J Ladas, HR & Training Manager - Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd
  • Norman Schmiedl, Crewing Director - Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Steve Davies, CEOShip Management Services

This panel will discuss issues related to the management of human resources, crewing, training, retention, etc. Also, how to address Corporate Social Responsibility objectives by improving human performance and wellbeing through user-centred vessel design and what the industry needs to do to support this integrated approach.
12:35 PM - 1:15 PM Best Industry Practices - Maritime Safety & Security Moderator:
Richard Meade, Editor - Lloyd's List

This panel will discuss issues related the safety of the work environment, risk management and business continuity, compliance with industry standards and health in the maritime and offshore industries.
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Luncheon
2:10 PM - 2:45 PM Keynote Remarks And Presentation of
Capital Link's 2015 Maritime CSR Leadership Award to:

Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Chairman of INTERTANKO and

Introductory Remarks by:

Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, CBE, DSc
Chairman, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance
Cass Business School, City University London
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM Best Industry Practices - Ship Recycling Moderator:
Maria Bruun Skipper, Director Security, Health, Environment and Innovation - Danish Shipowners Association

  • Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director - Norwegian Ministry of the Environment
  • Akihiro Tamura, Director, Maritime - Japan External Trade Organisation
  • Nikos Mikelis, Non-executive Director - GMS
  • Bjorn Emtage, Environmental Policy Branch, Maritime & Coastguard AgencyDepartment for Transport, United Kingdom

This panel will discuss issues related to Green Ship Recycling.
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Managing a Global Business - Best Industry Practices – Supporting a Global Approach to Community Investment & Measurement Kate Willoughby, Manager for Global Corporate Responsibility - DP World
3:50 PM - 4:40 PM Driving Transformation through the Value Chain - The Demand for Best Industry Practices by Charterers Moderator:
Alastair Fischbacher, Chief Executive - Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI)

  • Hans Christian Jensen, Director Global Freight Business - ADM
  • Nicolaos Saratzis, Senior Marine Operations Co-ordinatorCargill International SA
  • Stefanos K. Stylianos, Vetting & Compliance Manager - Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd.
  • Marie-Anne Fiorelli, General Manager Operations - Tanker Fleet - d'Amico International Shipping
  • Katharine Palmer, Manager, Environment & Sustainability, Lloyd's Marine

This panel discusses how the requirement of major charterers to their trading partners to adhere to certain operating standards and CSR policies has a positive impact for all parties involved.
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM Best Industry Practices as a Competitive Advantage – The Shipowner Perspective Moderator:
Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief - TradeWinds


This panel discusses the practices of specific companies across the board – how they drive the quality, health and safety culture throughout their organization. The panel will include companies form the dry bulk, tanker, LNG/LPG and container sectors.
5:30 PM - 5:35 PM CLOSING REMARKS Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, Inc.









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