Navigating in Turbulent Waters – Prospects and Dangers
What a difference a year makes! While the collapse of oil prices from May 2015 should technically lighten the cost load for the shipping industry, macro-economic factors such as persistent low global demand and political storms such as Brexit and a new Trump presidency in the largest economy of the world conspire to negate any benefits from low oil prices for the shipping industry. Major casualties in these turbulence waters have already emerged. Are there any safe harbours for other players?
This year’s Capital Link China Shipping Forum will seek to examine how Chinese ship-owners and leasing firms can navigate these turbulent waters by highlighting danger marks in global financing, capital markets development and alternative financing, and suggesting possible safe passages and harbours through joint venture opportunities with global investors and global maritime industry players, business re-structuring models and optimize ship management during difficult market conditions.
Speakers and panelists are experts and top decision makers from global shipping organizations. They come to Shanghai prepared to address critical topics of interest to the industry and to interact with high level executives from the shipping, shipbuilding and finance communities.
As such, attendees of the China Shipping Forum can expect a high level of rich industry information and unique networking opportunities with key maritime industry players, including influential members from the shipping, shipbuilding, investment banks financial leasing companies as well as global traders of major dry bulk and energy commodities in one event.