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Agenda



 
7:30 AM – 7:55 AM REGISTRATION
MORNING SESSIONS
WEST LOUNGE (1st FLOOR)
7:55 AM – 8:00 AM
WELCOME REMARKS

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President & CEO – Capital Link
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM
OPENING REMARKS

Mr. Theodore Jadick, Jr.  Managing Director, CEO and President – DNB Markets, Inc. – Conference Chairman
8:05 AM – 8:45 AM
DRY BULK SECTOR PANEL

MODERATOR:
Mr. Nicolay Dyvik, Head of Shipping Research – DNB Markets

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. John C. Wobensmith, President & CEO – Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE:GNK)
  • Mr. Per Heiberg, CFO – Golden Ocean (NASDAQ: GOGL)
  • Dr. Loukas Barmparis President – Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)
  • Mr. Robert Bugbee, President & Director - Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT)
  • Mr. Stamatis Tsantanis, President & CEO – Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ:SHIP)
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
15 MINUTE RECAP: ALL THE MAJOR MARKETS, ALL THE KEY DATA, WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT & VIEW ON THE NEXT TWO YEARS

Mr. Adrian Economakis, Chief Operations Officer – VesselsValue
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
THE CHARTERER'S PERSPECTIVE

MODERATOR:
Mr.  Corey Greenwald,
Senior Counsel - Clyde & Co

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. George Wells, Global Head of Assets and Structuring – Cargill
  • Mr. Jason P. Klopfer, Managing Director - Navig8 Americas
  • Mr. Mike Reardon, Manager Global Strategy and Freight Trading - Phillips 66
  • Mr. Rasmus Nielsen, Global Head of Wet Freight - Trafigura
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
WALL STREET WELCOMES 100 YEARS OF SHIPPING TRADITION

Mr. Martyn Wade, CEO – Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRIN)

Interviewed By
Mr. Theodore Jadick, Jr. 
Managing Director, CEO and President – DNB Markets, Inc.  – Conference Chairman
WEST LOUNGE (1ST FLOOR) LIBRARY (2ND FLOOR)
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
TRUMP TARIFFS & TRADE POLICY– IMPACT ON SHIPPING

Mr. Matthew J. Thomas, Partner – Blank Rome LLP
THE PORT OF NY/NJ WELCOMES GLOBAL TRADE

Ms. Bethann Rooney, Assistant Director, Strategy & Innovation, Port Department - The Port Authority of NY & NJ
10:00 AM – 10:35 AM 10:00 AM – 10:35 AM
BANK FINANCE

MODERATOR:
Mr. Daniel Rodgers, Partner - Watson Farley Williams

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Amit Wynalda, Head of Shipping Americas - ABN AMRO Holdings USA LLC 
  • Mr. Fang Xiuzhi, Head of Shipping Finance – Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Shreyas Chipalkatty, MD, Head of EMEA Shipping, Logistics and Offshore – Citi
  • Mr. Tor Ivar Hansen, Managing Director – DNB Markets, Inc.
  • Mr. Martijn Van Tuijl, Managing Director, Shipping Finance - Western Hemisphere - DVB Bank
FREIGHT DON’T WAIT: NYC’S FREIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS FOR TOMORROW’S ECONOMY

MODERATOR:
Mr. Ryan White, Director of Freight Initiatives, Ports and Transportation Department New York City Economic Development Corporation

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Bob Nixon, Vice President of Operations - Global Container Terminal – Staten Island
  • Mr. Mike Stamatis, President - Red Hook Container Terminal, LLC
10:35 AM – 11:10 AM 10:35 AM – 11:10 AM
ALTERNATIVE FINANCE & PRIVATE EQUITY

MODERATOR:
Mr. Larry Rutkowski, Partner – Seward & Kissel LLP

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Arthur L. Regan, Operating Partner – Apollo Management
  • Mr. Shantanu Agrawal, Director – BlackRock
  • Mr. Christoph Toepfer, Director – Australis Maritime Limited
  • Mr. Paulo Almeida, Portfolio Manager – Tufton Oceanic Ltd.
  • Mr. Michael Weisz, President – YieldStreet Marine Finace
CONTAINER SECTOR PANEL

MODERATOR:

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Howard Finkel, Executive Vice President – COSCO Shipping Lines (North America) Inc.
  • Mr. Aristides Pittas, CEO – Euroseas (NASDAQ:ESEA)
  • Mr. Ian Webber, CEO – Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL)
11:10 AM – 11:45 AM 11:10 AM – 11:45 AM
CAPITAL MARKETS

MODERATOR:
Mr. William Haft, Partner – Orrick 

PANELISTS:
  • Ms. Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director – Citi
  • Mr. Erik Helberg, CEO – Clarksons Platou Securities
  • Mr. Jae Kwon, Managing Director – DNB Markets
  • Mr. John Siris, Managing Director - Guggenheim Securities, LLC
  • Mr. Chris Weyers, Managing Director – Head of Maritime Investment Banking – Stifel
LPG SECTOR PANEL

MODERATOR:

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. John Lycouris, CEO – Dorian LPG (NYSE:LPG)
  • Mr. Charles Maltby, Chairman & CEO – Epic Gas (EPIC-ME:NO)
11:45 AM – 12:20 PM 11:45 AM – 12:20 PM
CHEMICAL SECTOR PANEL

MODERATOR:

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Jason P. Klopfer, Managing Director - Navig8 Americas
  • Mr. Kristian Mørch, CEO - Odfjell SE (ODF:NO)
  • Mr. Kevin M. Kilcullen, CFO – Team Tankers International (TEAM:NO)
THE $62,730,279.98 QUESTION:  ARBITRATION CLAUSES IN LEASES, MORTGAGES, PURCHASE/SALE, FINANCE DOX?

MODERATOR:
Mr. Peter Skoufalos, Partner - Brown Gavalas & Fromm LLP

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Neil Quartaro, Of Counsel - Watson Farley & Williams LLP 
  • Mrs. Jane Freeberg Sarma, Partner - Reed Smith LLP
  • Mr. Dan Schildt, Vice President - MT Maritime Management (USA) LLC, SMA Arbitrator
12:20 PM- 12:40 PM
IN THE SPOTLIGHT! 

INTERVIEWED BY
Mr. Theodore Jadick, Managing Director, CEO and President – DNB Markets, Inc. – Conference Chairman
1:00 PM – 2:40 PM
LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

“GLOBAL COMMERCE & TRADE – A NEW ERA” 

 
Gilbert B. Kaplan
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade 
United States Department of Commerce 

SIT-DOWN LUNCHEON

“ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS & DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SHAPING SHIPPING”


Dr Grahaeme Henderson
Vice President, Shipping & Maritime
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited


Introductory Remarks by:
Mr. Theodore Jadick, Jr. Managing Director, CEO and President – DNB Markets, Inc. – Conference Chairman
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
WEST LOUNGE (1ST FLOOR)
2:50 PM – 3:25 PM
CONSOLIDATION – DOES SIZE MATTER?

MODERATOR:
Mr. Greg Chase, Partner – Reed Smith

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Mark Friedman, Senior Managing Director – Evercore
  • Mr. Jeffrey Pribor, CFO – International Seaways (NYSE:INSW)
  • Mr. Richard Moore, CoFounder and Managing Director – RMK Maritime
  • Mr. Hamish Norton, President – Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK)
3:25 PM – 4:00 PM
LNG SECTOR PANEL

MODERATOR:
DNB Markets

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Oystein M. Kalleklev, CEO – Flex LNG (FLNG:NO)
  • Mr. Andy Orekar, CEO - GasLog Partners (NYSE: GLOP)
  • Mr. Antoine Lafargue, CFO – Tellurian Inc. (NASDAQ: TELL)
4:00 PM – 4:35 PM
IMO 2020 & LOOKING AHEAD

MODERATOR:
Ms. Boriana Farrar, LL.M.,
VP, Senior Claims Executive – Counsel – The American Club

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEO – The American Club
  • Mr. Mark O'Neil, CEO - Columbia Marlow
  • Mr. Gary Vogel, CEO and Director - Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ:EGLE) 
  • Mr. Martyn Wade, CEO – Grindrod Shipping Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRIN)
  • Wartsila
4:35 PM – 4:55 PM
IMO 2020 IS GOING TO CHANGE THE ENERGY WORLD

Mr. Torbjørn Kjus, Head of Energy Trading - Vistin Pharma ASA (OSE: VISTIN)

INTERVIEWED BY
Mr. Jim Cirenza, Managing Director – DNB Markets, Inc.
4:55 PM – 5:40 PM
CRUDE/PRODUCT TANKER PANEL

MODERATOR:

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Marco Fiori, CEO – d'Amico International Shipping S.A. (BIT:DIS)
  • Dr. Anil Sharma, President & CEO – GMS
  • Mrs. Lois Zabrocky, CEO – International Seaways (NYSE:INSW)
  • Mr. Robert Burke, CEO – Ridgebury Tankers
  • Mr. Jacob Meldgaard, CEO – Torm A/S (NASDAQ:TRMD)
  • Mr. Harrys Kosmatos, Head of Strategy & Business Development – Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP)
5:40 PM – 6:20 PM
ANALYSTS PANEL

MODERATOR:
Mr. Clay Maitland, Chairman – NYMAR; Managing Partner – International Registries and Founder – NAMEPA

PANELISTS:
  • Mr. Gregory Lewis, Managing Director – BTIG
  • Mr. Herman Hildan, Managing Director – Clarksons Platou Securities AS
  • Mr. Nicolay Dyvik, Head of Shipping Research – DNB Markets
  • Mr. Jonathan Chappell, Senior Managing Director – Evercore ISI
  • Mr. Randy Giveans, Vice President, Equity Research – Jefferies LLC
  • Mr. Magnus Fyhr, Managing Director – Seaport Global Securities
  • Mr. Michael Webber, CFA, Senior Analyst, Managing Director – Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION 
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