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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Westin Hotel

HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SINGAPORE MARITIME WEEK

Agenda



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MORNING SESSIONS
8:00 AM - 8:55 AM REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

Breakfast Sponsored by Columbia Shipmanagement
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.
Moderator:
Mr. Mark O’Neil, President & CEO - Columbia Marlow

Panelists:
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 & marine insurances
Moderator: 
Mr. Howard Hughes, CTO - Tototheo Maritime RIC

Panelists:
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by SGX
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.
Moderator:
Mr. Frans van de Bospoort Managing Director & Head of Shipping Finance Eastern Hemisphere – DVB Bank

Panelists:
  • 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 Wet Freight - 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.
Moderator:
Mr. Terence Zhao, President - Singhai Marine Services

Panelists:
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
Moderator:
Ms. Mei Lin Goh, Partner - Watson Farley & Williams

Panelists:
  • 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
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
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.
Moderator:
Mr. Conor Warde, Partner – Mayer Brown JSM

Panelists:
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?
Moderator:
Mr. John Forrester, Partner - Holman Fenwick, Willan

Panelists:
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
Moderator:
Mr. Gregg Johnston, Partner – Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Panelists:
3:55 PM - 4:05 PM One Belt One Road & Beyond - The Maritime Context
Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial – InvestHK
4:05 PM - 4:25 PM COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by SGX
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM LPG Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator:
Mr. Torben S. Pedersen, Managing Director - Fearngas (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Panelists:
4:50 PM - 5:25 PM Tanker Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator:  
Mr. Ben Nolan, Managing Director – Stifel Financial Corp.

Panelists:
5:25 PM - 6:00 PM Dry Bulk/Dry Cargo Sector
Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
Mr. Gautam Khurana, Director – Drewry Maritime Financial Research

Panelists:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
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