Attendance is free of charge.

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link, Inc.
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Regulatory & Market Developments
New Challenges & Industry Response
Jeanne M. Grasso, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

  • Fred Kenney, Director Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Gil-Yong Han, Senior Technical Manager, INTERTANKO
  • Dr. Kostas Gkonis, Secretαry Genaral, Intercargo
  • Clay Maitland, Founding Partner, NAMEPA; Chairman, NYMAR; Managing Partner, International Registries

This panel will discuss the development of market dynamics and regulatory requirements and the initiatives in response by the various parties involved in the maritime industry.
9:40 AM - 9:55 AM Rising Stakeholder Expectations for the Shipping and Maritime Industry
Human Rights & Corporate Responsibility
Virginia Dundas, CSR Manager, Maersk Group
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM Anti-Corruption & Fair Trade Corporate Strategy for the Maritime Industry Karoline L. Bøhler, Attorney-at-Law & CSR Manager, Norwegian Shipowners' Association
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM ShipMedCare
Caring for the Shipping Company's Most Valuable Asset
Periclis Tzardis, Chief Medical Advisor, ShipMedCarePrime LTD & Medical Officer, Prime Marine
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Crew Welfare, Training & Retention
Managing The Human Element & Human Resources
Richard Meade, Editor, Lloyd's List

This panel will discuss issues related to the management of human resources, crewing, training, retention, etc.
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Coffee Break
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Energy Efficiency & Environment
Addressing New Regulatory Requirements & Market Challenges
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.
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Eco Ships to Eco Shipping
Technological Innovation & Energy Efficiency
Dr. Abdul Rahim, Managing Director, Europe & Africa - Class NK
12:20 PM - 12:35 PM Managing the Challenge of Cost Effective Lubrication & Prolonging Engine Lifetime
Technological Innovation & Energy Efficiency
Jens Moeller, Regional Technical Manager (EU/AF/ME), Shell Marine
12:35 PM - 1:15 PM Optimizing Technical Fleet Management
Achieving Synergies, Efficiency & Cost Savings in a Challenging Market Environment
Andreas Chrysostomou, CEO, Transmed Shipping Co. Ltd,
Former Chairman, Marine Environment Protection Committee (IMO)

1:15 PM - 2:10 PM Networking Luncheon
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Keynote Remarks & Presentation of the
Capital Link 2016 Maritime CSR Leadership Award to:

Mr. Jeremy Penn
Chief Executive, The Baltic Exchange

Introductory Remarks by:

Clay Maitland
Founding Partner, NAMEPA; Chairman, NYMAR; Managing Partner,
International Registries
2:45 PM - 3:25 PM Ship Recycling
Latest Regulatory & Market Developments & Sector Outlook
Capt. Amrit Singh, Shipping Analyst, Thomson Reuters

This panel will discuss issues related to Green Ship Recycling in light of the latest regulatory and market developments.
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM E-Shipping & The Digital Transformation of  Shipping Dimitris Theodosiou, Managing Director, Danaos Management Consultants S.A.
3:45 PM - 4:05 PM Investing in Cyber Security
Ensuring Operational Safety & Efficiency
Knut S. Ording, Programme Manager, DNV GL Maritime
4:05 PM - 4:45 PM Investing  in Big Data & Technology
Optimizing Costs & Boosting Efficiency
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Managing Director, TOTOTHEO GROUP

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Best Industry Practices  as a Corporate Culture & a Competitive Advantage
Meeting & Exceeding Regulatory & Charterer Requirements
Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief, Tradewinds

  • George Wells, Global Head of Dry Freight Derivatives, Energy, Transportation & Metals Ocean Transportation, Cargill Internations SA
  • Marie-Anne Fiorelli, Operations General Manager, d'Amico Tankers
  • Øistein H. Jensen, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Odfjell SE
  • Anita Odedra, EVP Commercial, Maran Gas

This panel discusses how adhering to Best Industry Practices and Operational Excellence meets and exceeds regulatory and charterer requirements and creates a competitive advantage.
 5:45 PM - 5:50 PM CLOSING REMARKS Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, Inc.








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