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Agenda



7:15 AM - 7:55 AM REGISTRATION
MORNING SESSIONS
West Lounge - 1st Floor
7:55 AM - 8:00 AM Welcome Remarks Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Opening Remarks Mrs. Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director & Head of Maritime Investment Banking - Citi, Conference Co-Chairman
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM A US Equity Market Update Mr. Tobias Levkovich, Chief Equity Strategist - Citi
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Dry Bulk Shipping Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mr. Randy Giveans, Maritime Shipping Group Head, Equity Analyst - Jefferies

Panelists:
  • Mr. Jan Dieleman, President - Cargill
  • Mr. John Wobensmith, CEO - Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE:GNK)
  • Mr. Polys Hajioannou, CEO - Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB)
  • Mr. Robert Bugbee, President - Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT)
  • Mr. Stamatis Tsantanis, CEO - Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ:SHIP)
  • Mr. Hamish Norton, President - Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK)
9:20 AM - 9:55 AM The Maritime Industry - Game Changers
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mr. John Keough, Partner - Clyde & Co

Panelists:
  • Mr. Mark O'Neil, President - Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL - Maritime
  • Mrs. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Co-CEO - Tototheo Maritime; President - WISTA International
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM HK - Greater Bay Area: China-Belt and Road & Beyond - The Maritime Context Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial - InvestHK
10:10 AM - 10:45 AM Shipping & Bank Finance 
Panel Discussion 
Moderator: 
Mr. Brett Esber, 
PartnerBlank Rome LLP 

Panelists:
  • Mr. Michael Parker, Global Industry Head for Shipping - Citi
  • Mr. Martijn Van Tuyl, Managing Director, Shipping Finance - Western Hemisphere - DVB Bank
  • Mr. Christian P. Nieswandt, Managing Director, Global Head Shipping - HSH Nordbank (TBC)
  • Mr. Bill Guo, Executive Director, Shipping - ICBC Financial Leasing
  • Mr. Tobias Zehnter, Global Head Ship Finance - NORD/LB
MORNING SESSIONS 
West Lounge - 1st Floor
MORNING SESSIONS
Library - 2nd Floor
 10:45 AM - 11:20 AM  New & Alternative Sources of Finance for Shipowners 
Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
Mr. Greg Chase, Partner - Reed Smith LLP 

Panelists:
  • Mr. Omer Donnerstein, Senior Vice President -EnTrustPermal
  • Mr. Morten Arntzen, Senior Shipping Industry Advisor - Macquarie Asset Management
  • Mr. Nick Roos, Managing Director - Maritime Asset Partners
  • Mr. Marius Magelie, Senior VP Finance & IR - Ocean Yield (OCY:NO)
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM
Containers 
Panel Discussion
Moderator: 

Panelists:
  • Mr. Howard Finkel, Executive Vice President – COSCO Shipping Lines (North America) Inc.
  • Mr. Aristides Pittas, CEO - Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA)
  • Mr. George Youroukos, CEO - Poseidon Containers
  • Mr. Bing Chen, CEO – Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW)
 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM  Shipping & Capital Markets 
Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
Mr. Daniel Rodgers, 
PartnerWatson Farley Williams 

Panelists:
  • Ms. Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director - Citi
  • Mr. Erik Helberg, CEO - Clarksons Platou Securities
  • Mr. Rikard Vabo, Managing Director, Corporate Finance - Fearnley Securities
  • Mr. Douglas Mavrinac, Managing Director - Jefferies LLC
  • Mr. Eric Schless, Managing Director - Wells Fargo Securities
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Offshore Sector  Mr. Truls Olsen, Managing Director,  Research - Fearnley Securities
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Higher commodity prices & its impact on the Shipping Markets Mr. Jan Edelmann, Commodity Analyst, Economics - HSH Nordbank AG
MORNING SESSIONS
West Lounge - 1st Floor
12:05 PM - 12:40 PM Private Equity & Shipping
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mr. Michael Timpone, Partner - Seward & Kissel LLP

Panelists:
  • Mr. Arthur Regan, Operating Partner - Apollo Management
  • Mr. Isaiah M. Toback, Managing Director - Castlelake
  • Mr. Ivan R. Lehon, Partner - EY LLP
  • Mr. Ty Wallach, Partner  Paulson & Co. Inc.
LUNCHEON, KEYNOTE ADDRESS & AWARD PRESENTATION
Presidents' Room - 3rd Floor
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“The Future of Shipping”
  Dr. Nikos P. Tsakos
  Chairman - INTERTANKO; CEO – Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP)


2018 CAPITAL LINK SHIPPING LEADERSHIP AWARD PRESENTATION

  
 
  Honoring
  Mr. Peter Evensen
  Former President & CEO - Teekay Corporation 

 Welcome Remarks
Mr. Christian Wetherbee
Director - Airfreight, Surface & Shipping Research – Citi Research Honoring
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
West Lounge - 1st Floor
2:20 PM - 2:55 PM LNG Shipping Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mr. Christian Wetherbee, Director - Airfreight, Surface & Shipping Research - Citi Research

Panelists:
  • Mr. Tony Lauritzen, CEO - Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE:DLNG)
  • Mr. Jonathan Cook, CEO - FLEX LNG (FLNG:NO)
  • Mr. Alastair Maxwell, CFO - GasLog (NYSE:GLOG) (TBC)
  • Mr. Mark Kremin, President & CEO - Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP)
  • Mr. Christos Economou, Founder - TMS Cardiff Gas
2:55 PM - 3:30 PM LPG Shipping Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
Mr. Ben Nolan, Director, Shipping Research – Stifel

Panelists:
  • Mr. Martin Ackermann, CEO - BW LPG (OSE:BWLPG.OL)
  • Mr. John Lycouris, CEO - Dorian LPG (USA) LLC (NYSE:LPG)
  • Mr. Charles Maltby, CEO - Epic Gas (EPIC-ME:NO)
  • Mr. Harry Vafias, CEO - StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS)
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM The New DryShips
Company Presentation
Mr. Anthony Argyropoulos, Capital Markets Advisor, DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS)
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Product Tanker Shipping Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator: 

Panelists:
  • Mr. Anthony Gurnee, CEOArdmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC)
  • Mr. Jerry Kalogiratos, CEO & CFO - Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP)
  • Mr. Ola Helgesson, CFO - Concordia Maritime (STO:CCOR-B)
  • Mr. Jason P. Klopfer, Commercial Director - Navig8 Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Valentios (Eddie) Valentis, Chairman & CEO - Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ: PXS)
  • Mr. Christian Søgaard-Christensen, CFO - TORM A/S (NASDAQ:TRMD)
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Crude Oil Tanker Shipping Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mr. Christian Wetherbee, Director - Airfreight, Surface & Shipping Research - Citi Research

Panelists:
  • Ms. Lois Zabrocky, CEO - International Seaways (NYSE:INSW)
  • Mr. Ted Petrone, Vice Chairman - Navios Corporation (NYSE:NNA)
  • Mr. Robert Burke, Partner & CEO - Ridgebury Tankers
  • Mr. Christian Waldegrave, Head of Research - Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK)
  • Dr. Nikos P. Tsakos, CEO - Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP), Chairman - INTERTANKO
5:15 PM - 5:55 PM Analysts Roundtable
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mr. Clay Maitland, Chairman - New York Maritime (NYMAR); Managing Partner - International Registries

Panelists:
  • Mr. Herman Hildan, Managing Director - Clarksons Platou Securities
  • Mr. Randy Giveans, Maritime Shipping Group Head, Equity Analyst - Jefferies
  • Mr. Fotis Giannakoulis, Executive Director - Morgan Stanley Research
  • Mr. Ben Nolan, Director, Shipping Research - Stifel
  • Mr. Michael Webber, Managing Director, Senior Analyst - Global Shipping & Equipment Leasing - Wells Fargo
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM   COCKTAIL RECEPTION  

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