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Agenda




     
 MORNING SESSIONS
 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
 9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Welcome Remarks
  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
OPENING KEYNOTE REMARKS
 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM Cyprus as a Maritime, Logistics
& Energy hub
H.E. Marios Demetriades
Minister of Communication
Transport and Works of Cyprus

  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Keynote Address
Mr. Louis Pochanis
Director, International Banking, Wealth & Markets
Bank of Cyprus

  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
FORUM SESSION ON THE GLOBAL SHIPPING MARKETS
 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM The Shipping Markets
Sectors Review & Outlook


An introductory analysis of the major commodity, energy and shipping trends followed by a discussion among leading shipowners  
Presentation by:
Mr. Gautam Khurana, CFA, Director - Drewry Maritime Financial Research
 Presentation/PDF


Moderator:
Mr. Gautam Khurana, CFA, Director - Drewry Maritime Financial Research

Panel Discussion:


  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM The Future of Shipping

Main drivers affecting the industry over the next 10 years;, roadblocks & potential game changers; opportunities, challenges
Mr. Panikos Teklos, Managing Director, Investment Management,
Regulatory Risk and Wealth Advisory Services Leader– Deloitte
 Presentation/PDF
 Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
FORUM SESSION ON ADAPTING TO NEW REGULATIONS & TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM New Regulations &
Compliance Affecting Shipping

Ballast Water Treatment  
NOX Emissions - Tier 3 
Sulfur Limits – Scrubbers
Revised Hull Common Structural Rules
 
A discussion among leading industry participants on the major regulations that will be in effect in the near future and their potential transformational impact on the industry. The panel will provide a comprehensive point of view of regulators, classification societies, service and equipment providers and major shipping companies
Moderator:
Professor Constantine Arcoumanis,  ex-Ambassador of Greece for Energy Policy & New Technologies, ex-Vice President of City University, London

Panelists:


  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM COFFEE BREAK
FORUM SESSION ON DIGITALIZATION & CYBERSECURITY
 11:40 AM – 12:15 PM  Blockchain & Cybersecurity Moderator:
Mrs. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Chief Executive Officer – Tototheo Maritime; President – WISTA International

Panelists:
  • Mr. Matthew Galston, Sr. Director, Product Management, Maritime - Cobham SATCOM
  • Mr. Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President Market Strategy - Inmarsat Maritime

  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
FORUM SESSION ON SHIPMANAGEMENT
 12:15 PM – 12:50 PM Shipmanagement – What’s Next
 
Consolidation, cost control & economies of scale, technological innovation, digitalization, new regulations, capital expenditures & efficient allocation of capital are among the challenges the industry faces. A discussion  among leading shipmanagement and shipping companies
Moderator:
Mr. Ioannis Chiotopoulos, Regional Manager – South East Europe, Middle East & Africa – DNV GL – Maritime

Panelists:


  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
 12:50 PM – 1:20 PM Crewing, Staff Training &
Retention Strategies –
Optimizing Staff Development
Moderator:
Mr. Michael R. Virardi, Speaker, Trainer, Author

Panelists:


  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
 1:20 PM – 2:20 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
 2:30 PM – 2:40 PM Introduced by :
Mr. Acis Montanios, Managing Partner – Montanios & Montanios LLC Law Firm, Cyprus
 Presentation/PDF


Presentation by:
  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
FORUM SESSION ON FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS
 2:40 PM – 3:20 PM Addressing the Industry’s Need for Capital
 
The panel will discuss how shipping companies can source capital from traditional and new sources, including bank finance, alternative finance and capital markets. The emphasis is on the role and function of bank finance which has been the traditional source of capital to the industry.
Moderator:
Mr. Acis Montanios, Managing Partner  Montanios & Montanios LLC Law Firm, Cyprus

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
FORUM SESSION ON DIGITALIZATION & INSURANCE
 3:20 PM – 3:35 PM Marine Digitalization and the Future of Risk

Digital transformation enables new data-driven business development opportunities across marine services, including intelligent insurances

  
Mr. Nick Pinkney, VP Commercial Channel Integration Eniram - a Wärtsilä Company
 Presentation/PDF

  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
 3:35 PM – 4:05 PM Marine Insurance &
Reinsurance – Where is it
Heading?
Moderator:
Mr. Loucas Hamatsos,
CEOOlympia Ocean Carriers Ltd.

Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
 4:05 PM – 4:25 PM COFFEE BREAK
CYPRUS AS AN ENERGY, MARITIME & LOGISTICS HUB
 4:25 PM – 5:05 PM The New Energy Landscape –
Business & Investment
Opportunities   
Moderator:
Mr. Stavros Pantzaris, Country Manager Partner – EY Cyprus
 
Panelists:

  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER : THE SHIPOWNER PERSPECTIVE
 5:05 PM – 5:55 PM Looking Ahead – Positioning to
Take Advantage of Opportunities
The Shipowner Perspective
 
Leading Cypriot & International Shipowners will discuss opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry across the board. Shipping markets outlook, energy and commodity flows, investment opportunities, access to capital, operational and regulatory challenges and more.
Moderator:
Mr. Mark Friedman, Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking – Evercore Partners


Panelists:


  Audio Webcast
 
Video Webcast
 5:55 PM – 6:05 PM Concluding Remarks Mr. George A. Tsavliris, Principal - Tsavliris Salvage Group – Conference Chairman
  Audio Webcast
6:05 PM - 7:00 PM 

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