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8:00 AM - 8:55 AM Registration & Coffee
8:55 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks  Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link 
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks
Mr. Esben Poulsson, Chairman - International Chamber of Shipping; President - Singapore Shipping Association; Executive Chairman - ENESEL
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM Keynote Address
The Global Shipping Markets
Current Developments - Outlook & The Role of Asia
Dr. Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President - Clarkson Research Services Limited
9:30 AM - 10:05 AM
The Maritime Industry - Game Changers

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 focus mainly on environmental compliance but will also  touch upon broader topics such as technological innovation and operational efficiency.
Mr. Mark O’Neil, President & CEO - Columbia Marlow

  • Mr. Wei Zhuang, Regional Manager, Asia – BIMCO
  • Mr. Arjun Batra, Group Managing Director - Drewry
  • Mr. Tim Wilkins, Regional Manager of Asia- Pacific - INTERTANKO
  • Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial – Invest HK
  • Mr. Martin Crawford-Brunt, CEO - RightShip
10:05 AM -10:40 AM
Blockchain, Cybersecurity & Digitalization Transforming Shipping

  • Use of Cryptocurrency
  • Protect from Digital Kidnap;
  • Optimize Connectivity & Operational Efficiency;
  • Digital transformation enables new data-driven business development opportunities across marine services
Mr. Howard Hughes, CTO - Tototheo Maritime RIC

  • Mr. Matt Galston, Senior Director, Product Management, Maritime – Cobham SATCOM
  • Mr. Stephen Cooper, CEO - Fourth Insurance Office, Inc.
  • Mr. Johan Backas, Managing Director, Eniram – A Wartsila Company
  • Mr. Mikael Lind, Research Manager – RISE Viktoria; Chairman – PortCDM Council
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 11:35 AM
The Charterers' Perspective
The Global Shipping, Commodities & Energy Markets

Shipping is affected by developments in the global commodity and energy markets. The panel will discuss cargo and trading flows, the role of Asia in global trading and the impact on shipping.
Mr. Frans van de Bospoort, Managing Director & Head of Shipping Finance Eastern Hemisphere – DVB Bank

  • Mr. Andrew Barker, Asia Pacific Lead - Cargill
  • Mr. Bjorn Stignor, General Manager - Golden Stena
  • Mr. Michael Nagler, Head of Chartering - Noble
  • Mr. Rasmus Bach Nielsen, Global Head of Chartering - Trafigura
11:35 AM - 12:15 PM
Singapore as an International Maritime Hub
Private & Public Partnership Moving Shipping Forward

Singapore has become a major hub for the global shipping industry, a gateway to the Asian and world markets for shipping, commodities and finance. A partnership and close cooperation among government, unions, shipowners and shipmanagers moves the industry forward. The panel will discuss the factors behind this success and what lies ahead.
Mr. Terence Zhao, President - Singhai Marine Services

  • Mr. Stephen Cotton, General Secretary – ITF
  • Mr. Yan Xiankai, Group CEO & Chairman – Bilsea Group
  • Mr. Sheshashayee Venkatraman , CEO – Miclyn Express Offshore
  • Mrs Tan Beng Tee, Assistant Chief Executive (Development) – MPA
  • Ms. Lisa Teo, Executive Director (Corporate Development) – Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM The Future of Shipping
A Roundtable Discussion Among Industry Leaders

  • A high-level discussion 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
Ms. Mei Lin Goh, Partner - Watson Farley & Williams

  • Mr. Michael Parker, Industry Head, Global Shipping & Logistics and Chairman, EMEA Corporate Banking - Citi
  • Dr. Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President – Clarkson Research Services Limited
  • Mr. Jeremy Nixon, CEO – Ocean Network Express
  • Dr. Nikos Tsakos, President & CEO – Tsakos Energy Navigation; Chairman – INTERTANKO
  • Mr. Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping; President – Singapore Shipping Association; Executive Chairman -ENESEL
1:05 PM - 2:05 PM Networking Lunch
2:10 PM - 2:45 PM
Financial Leasing as Mainstream Finance
Leasing Alternatives Throughout Asia

Financial Leasing has become a dominant form of ship finance for the Asian & International Shipping Industry. The panel will discuss the outlook for further growth with new market entrants and players, where new capital can come from, what types of deals and owners can quality for leasing and joint ventures between leasing firms & cargo owners. It will also discuss the various financial leasing options available throughout Asia and the experience of shipping companies who have used them.
Mr. Conor Warde, Partner – Mayer Brown JSM

  • Mr. Justin Sharp, Executive Director, Head of Structured Asset Finance, Asia – Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Ms. Uta Urbaniak, Chief Financial Officer – Epic Gas
  • Mr. Bill Guo, Executive Director, Shipping - ICBC Financial Leasing
  • Mr. James Stove- Lorentzen, Jr., Managing Partner - NorthCape Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Terry Chen (Zeping), Head of Shipping, Offshore & Logistics - Taiping & Sinopec Financial Leasing Co., Ltd
2:45 PM - 3:20 PM Global Shipping Banks & The Availability of Finance for the Shipping Industry

  • Banks have been the traditional source of finance for the shipping industry - how major shipping banks deal with new regulatory and market challenges.
  • Is the bank finance market shrinking or growing? Is new capital available for the industry? Who can qualify for bank finance and at what cost and terms?
Mr. John Forrester, Partner - Holman Fenwick, Willan

  • Mr. Joep Gorgels, Globald Head of Shipping - ABN AMRO
  • Mr. Michael Parker – Industry Head, Global Shipping & Logistics and Chairman EMEA Corporate Banking - Citi
  • Mr. Christian Niewandt, Global Head of Shipping - HSH Nordbank
  • Mr. Tobias Zehnter, Global head of Shipping - NORD L/B
3:20 PM - 3:55 PM Alternative Finance & Private Equity

  • Are there sources of capital beyond bank finance & financial leasing?
  • New & Alternative Sources of Capital for Projects & Smaller Owners
  • Credit Funds - Debt Finance & Structured Equity - Private Equity
Mr. Gregg Johnston, Partner – Stephenson Harwood

  • Mr. Albert Ganyushin, Head of Capital Markets - Dr. Peters Group
  • Mr. Martin Hugger, Managing Director - Meerbaum Capital Solutions Inc.
  • Mr. Philip Clausius, Founder & Managing Partner - Transport Capital Pte Ltd
3:55 PM - 4:15 PM Coffee Break
4:15 PM - 4:50 PM Gas Sector
Panel Discussion
Mr. Torben S. Pedersen, Managing Director - Fearngas (Singapore) Pte Ltd

  • Mr. Martin Ackerman, CEO - BW LPG
  • Mr. Charles Maltby, CEO - Epic Gas
  • Mr. Su Bin, CEO – Pacific Gas
4:50 PM - 5:25 PM Tanker Sector
Panel Discussion

  • Captain Rajalingam Subramaniam, President & CEO - AET Tanker
  • Mr. Paul Tivnan, CFO – Ardmore Shipping
  • Mr. Marco Fiori, CEO - d’Amico International Shipping
  • Mr. Andrew Hoare, COO – Navig8 Group
  • Mr. Robert Burke – CEO - Ridgebury Tankers
5:25 PM - 6:00 PM Dry Bulk/Dry Cargo Sector
Panel Discussion
Mr. Gautam Khurana, CFA, Director – Drewry Maritime Financial Research

  • Mr. Kyriakos Panayides, Managing Director - AAL Shipping 
  • Mr. John Su – Group President & CEO - Erasmus Shipinvest Group
  • Mr. Reginald Sequeira, Head of Bulk Carrier Business Unit – Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Mats Berglund, CEO – Pacific Basin
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