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Agenda




     
 MORNING SESSIONS
 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
 9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Welcome Remarks
  • Mr. George A. Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group - Conference Chairman
  • Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link
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 Work of Cyprus
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Keynote Address
Mr. Louis Pochanis
Director, International Banking, Wealth & Markets
Bank of Cyprus
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

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

Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. John Su, President & CEO - Erasmus Shipinvest Group
  • Capt. Eberhard Koch, Chairman, CEO & Partner - OL Shipping Group
  • Mr. Roine Ahlquist, Managing Director - Oceanic Marine Management
  • Mr. Harrys Kosmatos, Head of Strategy & Business Development -Tsakos Energy Navigation
 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. Casper Ryborg, Partner, Global Leader Ports & Shipping – Deloitte
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:

  • Mr. Ioannis Efstratiou, Acting Director - Department of Merchant Shipping of Cyprus
  • Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President, Technology & Business Development, Hellenic Black Sea Region & Middle East – Bureau Veritas
  • Dr. Loizos Isaias, Head of Maritime Service Centre – South East Europe & Middle East - DNV GL
  • Mr. Emmanouil Vergetis, Naval and Mechanical Engineer, Senior Consultancy Specialist, Lloyds Register
  • Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President - Safe Bulkers
  • Mr. Theofanis Anastasiadis, Technical Projects Manager – Star Bulk
  • Mr. Konstantinos Stampedakis, Managing Director, ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A.
 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:
  • TBC
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:

  • Mr. Mark O’Neil, President & CEO – Columbia Marlow
  • Mr. Dieter Rohdenburg, CEO  Intership Navigation Co.
  • Mr. Petros Monogios, Director & Chief Operating Officer – Lemissoler Navigation Co., Ltd.
  • Capt. Eugen Adami, Managing Director (and Owner) – Mastermind Shipmanagement
  • Mr. Prabhat Jha, Group Managing Director & CEO  MSC Shipmanagement Limited 
 12:50 PM – 1:20 PM Crewing, Staff Training &
Retention Strategies –
Optimizing Staff Development
Moderator:
Mr. Michael R. Virardi, Speaker, Trainer, Author

Panelists:

  • Capt. Elias Ladas, HR & Training Manager  Danaos Corporation
  • Mr. Lazaros Charalambous, Managing Director  FRS Shipmanagement Ltd.
  • Mr. Jan Meyering, Managing Director  Marlow Navigation
  • Ms. Angie Hartmann, Crew Manager  Starbulk SA & President - Wista Hellas
 1:20 PM – 2:20 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
FORUM SESSION ON FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS
 2:30 PM – 3:10 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:
  • Mr. George Arcadis, Chief Representative Greece  ABN AMRO Energy, Commodities & Transportation
  • Mr. Nicholas Pavlidis, Head of Shipping  Bank of Cyprus
  • Mr. Mark Friedman, Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking  Evercore Partners
  • Mr. Kjartan Bru, Head of Shipping, Offshore & Logistics, CEMEA DNB Bank
  • Mr. Markus Wenker, Head of Ship Finance  Hellenic Bank 
FORUM SESSION ON DIGITALIZATION & INSURANCE
 3:10 AM – 3:25 AM 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
 3:25 PM – 3:55 PM Marine Insurance &
Reinsurance – Where is it
Heading?
Moderator:

Panelists:
  • Mr. Ilias Tsakiris, CEO and Manager  American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company Ltd
  • Mr. Costas Th. Joannides, CEO  Marsh Cyprus
  • Mr. Stephen Cooper, CEO  Fourth Insurance Office
 3:55 PM – 4:15 PM COFFEE BREAK
CYPRUS AS AN ENERGY, MARITIME & LOGISTICS HUB
 4:15 PM – 4:55 PM The New Energy Landscape –
Business & Investment
Opportunities   
Moderator:
Mr. Stavros Pantzaris, Country Manager Partner – EY Cyprus
 
Panelists:
  • Mr. Charles Meaby, General Manager, DPWorld Cyprus Operations  DP World
  • Mr. Alessandro Barberis, CEOENI Cyprus
  • Mr. Varnavas Theodosiou, General Manager  ExxonMobil Cyprus
  • Mr. Sergey Popravco, Managing Director – SCF Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd (Sovcomflot)
  • Mr. George Papanastasiou, CEO  VTTI Vassiliko
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER : THE SHIPOWNER PERSPECTIVE
 4:55 PM – 5:45 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:

  • Mr. Andreas Hadjiyiannis, President  Cyprus Sea Lines Shipping; President  Cyprus Union of Shipowners
  • Mr. Polys Hajioannou, CEO – Safe Bulkers; Vice President - Cyprus Union of Shipowners
  • Mr. Petros Pappas, CEO  Star Bulk Carriers
  • Mrs Nicole Mylonas, Transmed Shipping Co.
 5:45 PM – 5:55 PM Concluding Remarks Mr. George A. Tsavliris, Principal - Tsavliris Salvage Group – Conference Chairman
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

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