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  8:55 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link
 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM  The Global Commodity,
Energy & Shipping Markets
Mr. Gautam Khurana, CFA, Director, Drewry Maritime Financial Research
9:20 AM – 10:00 AM New Regulations &
Compliance Affecting Shipping

Ballast Water Treatment; NOX Emissions - Tier 3; Sulfur Limits – Scrubbers; Revised Hull Common Structural Rules
Dr. Loizos Isaias, Head of Maritime Service & Advisory – South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM New Technology and Data Analytics – The Gamechanger for Global Marine Insurance Mr. Christopher M. Payne,  EY Head of Insurance Technology and Alliances for EMEIA – EY – United Kingdom 
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM Digitalization & Cybersecurity Moderator:
Dr. Michalis Pantazopoulos, Managing Director, Liberian Registry – LISCR (Hellas) Ltd. 

10:55 AM - 11:10 AM Marine Digitalization and the Future of Risk Mr. Johan Backas, Managing Director, Eniram 
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM Navigating Chinese Port Inspections Mr. Terence Zhao, President, Singhai Marine Services
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM Sanctions Compliance in an Uncertain World - A Guide for Shipowners, Charterers and Financiers Mrs. Jane Sarma, Partner, Reed Smith
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM The Future of Shipping Mr. Casper Ryborg, Partner, Global Leader Ports & Shipping, Deloitte
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Consolidation & M&A in Shipping
Shipping is a fragmented industry but there has been increasing consolidation along the cargo and ownership sides – will this continue? It is creating a new standard?
Mr. Michael Kirk, CEO, RMK Maritime 
Global Maritime Clusters - Competitive Advantages & Business Development Opportunities
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM New York Mr. Clay Maitland, Chairman, New York Maritime (NYMAR); Managing Partner, International Registries 
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Malta Dr. Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre, Managing Partner, Gauci-Maistre Xynou
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Bermuda Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority (BSMA)

Luncheon Sponsored by the Bermuda Business Development Agency
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award

Introductory Remarks by
Dr. George A. Gratsos
HELMEPA Chairman


Mr. Panos Laskaridis
President, European Community Shipowners Associations;
CEO, Lavinia Corporation / Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd.


Mr. Athanasios Laskaridis
Chairman and CEO
Lavinia Corporation, Lavinia Enterprises Limited
and Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd.

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Bank Finance
Banks have been the traditional source of finance for the shipping industry – how major shipping banks deal with new regulatory and market challenges.
Mr. Tony Rice, Partner, HFW

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM New & Alternative Sources of Finance for Shipowners
New Banks and credit funds as sources of capital for the shipping industry.
Mr. Stuart McAlpine, Partner, Clyde & Co.

  • Mr. Iraklis Tsirigotis, Head of Shipping, Amsterdam Trade Bank 
  • Mr. Omer Donnerstein, Senior Vice President, EnTrustPermal
  • Mr. Markus Wenker, Head of Ship Finance, Hellenic Bank
  • Mr. Nick Roos, Managing Director, Maritime Asset Partners 
  • Mr. Axel Siepmann, Managing Director, BRAEMAR NAVES Corporate Finance

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Private Equity
Is Shipping still an area of interest for Private Equity? Which sectors and types of deals are PE funds looking at. What can owners expect when dealing with PE funds.
Dr. Stefan Rindfleisch, Partner, Ehlermann Rindfleisch Gadow

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM Capital Markets
We have seen several secondary equity and debt offerings, a few OTC listings. Are capital markets open to shipping? What kind of capital can owners raise and where? Are new listings likely?
Mr. Robert Lustrin, Partner, Seward & Kissel

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM
Industry Challenges & The Road Map Ahead

Geopolitical, Regulatory & Market Developments Affecting Shipping
The Industry’s Response
Mr. George Paleokrassas, Partner, Watson Farley Williams

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by NYMAR (New York Maritime)

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