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12:30 PM – 1:00 PM REGISTRATION
12:55 PM – 1:00 PM INTRODUCTORY REMARKS 
Mr. Nicolas Bornozis,
President and CEO – Capital Link, Inc.
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Keynote Address: UNDERSTANDING DERIVATIVES REFORM 
Mr. Thomas Sexton III, General Counsel of National Futures Association 
 1:35 PM – 2:05 PM Panel Discussion: INDUSTRY READINESS

How well prepared is the industry for the new world?
Will there be international harmony for derivatives rules and regulations?

Moderator:  
Mr. Robert Finney, Partner – Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Panelists:
 2:10 PM – 2:40 PM Panel Discussion: REMOVING UNCERTAINTY

What is a Swap Execution Facility (SEF)? What is a DCM, FCM, a swap participant, a swap dealer?
Where do I report my trade? Which trade repository?
Is regulation killing derivatives?

Moderator:
Mr. Michael Sackheim, Partner  Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:
 2:40 PM – 3:10 PM Panel Discussion: THE DRY BULK MARKET & THE VIRTUAL STEEL MILL  – LOOKING FOR NEW PRODUCTS

The evolution of the iron ore market.
How coking coal, iron ore, and steel are a virtual complex of products with a tight relationship to the dry bulk market.

Moderator
Mr. Joe Innace, Editorial Director – Platts (Metals Business)

Panelists:
  • Mr. John Banaszkiewicz, Managing Director – Freight Investor Services (FIS)
  • Mr. Tom Beney, Head of Ocean Transportation – Cargill Americas
  • Mr. Brian Houst, Director of Chartering – Dome Chartering
3:10 PM – 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK
 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM Discussion: THE FUEL OIL MARKET 
 4:10 PM – 4:40 PM Panel Discussion: WET FREIGHT MARKET

Developed versus developing markets.
Crude versus product trading flows.

Moderator:
Mr. Per Heilmann, Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer – Heidmar Inc.

Panelists:
 4:40 PM – 5:10 PM Panel Discussion: CONTAINER MARKET

The interaction among liner companies, containership owners, and container leasing companies.
How to manage upstream and downstream risk in this ecosystem.

Moderator:
Mr. Richard Heath, Director – World Container Index

Panelists:
  • Mr. Tasos Aslidis, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer – Euroseas Ltd.
  • Mr. Bill Rooney, VP Trans-Pacific Sea Freight – Kuehne + Nagel
  • Joe Alagna, VP, US Sales – China Shipping (North America) Agency Co., Inc.
 5:10 PM – 5:30 PM  FFAs AND LEGAL CHALLENGES

The impact of development in market regulation.

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Analyst Roundtable – THE STATE OF THE SHIPPING AND COMMODITIES MARKETS

Moderator:
Mr. Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman-NAMEPA & Managing Partner – International Registries, Inc.

Panelists:
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  COCKTAIL RECEPTION









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