Agenda



8:00 AM - 8:45 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
MORNING SESSIONS
8:45 AM - 8:50 AM Welcome Remarks Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link
8:50 AM - 9:25 AM Dry Bulk Shipping Moderator:
Mr. James Johnston
Senior Analyst - Braemar ACM Shipbroking

Panelists
9:25 AM - 10:00 AM Container Shipping Moderator:
Mr. Mark O’Neil, President & CEO - Columbia Marlow

Panelists:
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Bank Finance Moderator:
Mr. Richard Brand, Partner - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Panelists:
  • Mr. Harris Antoniou, CEO Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.
  • Mr. Joep Gorgels, Global Head Transportation & Logistics Clients – ABN AMRO
  • Mr. Vassilis Maroulis, Managing Director, Head of Greek ShippingCiti
  • Mrs. Kristin H. Holth, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Ocean Industries –  l Energy – Maritime – Seafood – DNB Bank ASA
  • Ms. Claudia Herrmann, Head of Origination Maritime Industries, Deputy Global Head of Maritime Industries – NORD/LB
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM LNG / LPG Shipping Moderator:
Mr. Espen Landmark Fjermestad, Shipping Equity Research Fearnley Securities 

Panelists:
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Tanker Shipping Moderator:
Mr. Nick Brown, Marine & Offshore Director - Lloyd's Register

Panelists:
12:00 PM - 12:40 PM Capital Markets, Private Equity & Alternative Finance Moderator:
Mr. Panos Katsambas, Partner Reed Smith

Panelists:
  • Mrs. Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director & Head of Maritime Investment Banking – Citi
  • Mr. Jim Cirenza, Managing Director – DNB Markets, Inc.
  • Mr. Nicolas Duran, Partner, Head of Asset Backed Finance at IBD – Fearnley Securities
  • Mr. Paulo AlmeidaPortfolio Manager - Tufton Oceanic Ltd.
  • Mr. Michael Weisz, President - YieldStreet
12:40 PM - 1:00 PM
Keynote Address

Introduced by
Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, IMO Secretary-General Emeritus; Chairman – "Maria Tsakos" Foundation


Mr. Kitak Lim, Secretary General  International Maritime Organization

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM Industry Challenges & The Road Map Ahead

Geopolitical, Regulatory & Market Developments Affecting Shipping & The Industry’s Response 
Moderator:
Mr. Ioannis ChiotopoulosRegional Manager South East Europe, Middle East & Africa – DNV GL – Maritime 

Panelists:
  • Mr. Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, President – BIMCO; President – Common Progress Company Navigation
  • Mr. Panos Laskaridis, President - European Community Shipowners Associations; CEO - Lavinia Corporation / Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd.
  • Mr. John Platsidakis, Chairman – Intercargo; Managing Director – Anangel Maritime Services, Inc.
  • Mr. Nikos Tsakos, Chairman –  Intertanko; President & CEO - Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP)
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM The Future of Shipping – Risks & Opportunities

A high-level discussion by leading shipowners on the evolution of the shipping industry, the main industry drivers, opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry across the board.

Shipping markets outlook, energy and commodity flows, investment opportunities, access to capital, the impact of technology, operational and regulatory challenges and more.
Moderator:
Mrs. Sofia Kalomenides, Partner, Central & Southeast Europe Accounts, Capital Markets Leader – EY

Panelists:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  
NETWORKING LUNCH 
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