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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Columbia Plaza, Limassol, Cyprus

Agenda




     
 MORNING SESSIONS
 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
 8:50 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
  • Mr. George A. Tsavliris, Principal - Tsavliris Salvage Group - Conference Chairman
  • Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link
OPENING KEYNOTE REMARKS
 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Cyprus as a Maritime & Logistics Hub H.E. Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping
 FORUM SESSION ON NEW REGULATIONS - OPTIONS, STRATEGIES & INDUSTRY RESPONSE
 9:15 AM - 9:50 AM Navigating the World of Marine Fuels - 2020 and Beyond Opening Up to Unchartered Waters?
Fuel Availability, Compatibility, Standardization, Pricing & Hedging
Moderator:
Mrs. Maria Kyratsoudi, Global FOBAS Business Development Manager - Lloyds Register

Panelists
  • Mr. Fredrik Sagen Andersen,  First Vice President Commodity Sales and Trading - DNB Bank
  • Mr. Iain White, Global Field Engineering ManagerExxonMobil
  • Mr. Dieter Rohdenburg, CEO - Intership Navigation Co.
  • Mr. Ferry van Eykel, Senior Customer Account Manager - Veritas Petroleum Services Europe B.V. (VPS)
9:50 AM – 10:05 AM An Update on Implementation of U.S. Ballast Water Regulations  Captain Jennifer Williams, Director of Inspections & Compliance - US Coast Guard
 10:05 AM - 10:45 AM 2020: A new reality or a new mess? 
A discussion among leading industry participants (regulators, shipping companies, equipment manufacturers) on the options and strategies to comply with the major environmental regulations on Ballast Water Treatment and Low Sulfur Cap
Moderator:
Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President, Technology & Business Development, Hellenic Black Sea Region & Middle East - Bureau Veritas

Panelists
  • Mr. Konstantinos Stampedakis, Managing Director - Erma First Engineering Solutions S.A.
  • Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President - Safe Bulkers
  • Mr. Iraklis Prokopakis, Senior Vice President & COO - Danaos Corporation
  • Mrs. Charis Plakantonakis, Chief Strategy Officer - Star Bulk Carriers (TBC)
  • Capt. Eberhard Koch,Chairman, CEO & Partner - Österreichischer Lloyd Seereederei (Cyprus) Ltd.
 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM COFFEE BREAK
 FORUM SESSION ON MANAGEMENT
 11:10 PM - 11:50 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 third party manager and shipping companies with in-house management
Moderator:
Mr. Nikolaos Michas, Technical Service Manage, South East Europe and Middle East - DNV GL Maritime

Panelists
  • Mr. Mark O'Neil, President & CEO - Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Captain Panagiotis Drosos, Chief Operating Officer - Capital Maritime
  • Mr. Roine Ahlquist, Managing Director - Oceanic Marine Management
  • Mr. Theo Baltatzis, Managing Director – Technomar Shipping
  • Mr. Terence Zhao, Managing Director - Singhai Marine
11:50 AM – 12:05 PM Optimizing Cost Control Through Technology  Mr. Per Marius Berrefjord – DNV GL
 12:05 PM - 12:40 PM Cyprus Shipping Beyond 2020
A discussion on the readiness of Cyprus Shipping to the rapid technological changes such as digitization and the regulatory landscape
Moderator:
Mr. Andreas Chysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer - Tototheo Maritime

Panelists
 FORUM SESSION ON SHIPYARDS
 12:40 PM - 12:55 PM Shipyard Solutions in the Mediterranean
The Rebirth of Greek Shipyards
Mr. Panos Xenokostas, Founder & CEO, ONEX Shipyards - ONEX Technologies Group
 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
 AFTERNOON SESSIONS
 FORUM SESSION ON BANKING, FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS
 2:05 PM - 2:45 PM Addressing the Industry's Need for Capital
Global Bank Finance - Alternative Finance
Moderator: 
Mr. Richard Brand, Partner - Caldawalader, Wickersham & Taft

Panelists
  • Mr. George Arcadis, Country Executive – ABN AMRO BANK NV Athens Branch
  • Mr. Iraklis Tsirigotis, Head of Shipping - Amsterdam Trade Bank
  • Mr. Christos Tsakonas, Global Head of Shipping, CEMEA – DNB Bank
  • Mr. David Grant, Managing Director, Shipping Finance - ING
  • Mr. Thomas Schiltmann, Senior Relationship Manager - Danish Ship Finance
  • Mrs. Eleni Vrettou, Managing Director - HSBC
2:45 PM – 3:05 PM Capital Markets & Private Equity  
  • Mr. Mark Friedman, Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking - Evercore Partners
  • Mr. Stefanos Fragos, Senior Representative – Athens Branch – YieldStreet Marine Inc.
 3:05 PM - 3:20 PM The Transformational Impact of New Accounting Standards on Shipping
Implications for shipping companies, capital providers and business partners
Mr. Andreas Georgiou, Partner - Deloitte Ltd
 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM Regional Financing Options for the Shipping Industry Moderator: 
Mr. Acis Montanios & Mr. Adam Montanios, Executive Partners - Montanios & Montanios LLC

Panelists
  • Mr. Nicholas Pavlidis, Head of Shipping – Bank of Cyprus
  • Mr. Constantinos Milios, Head of Shipping Finance- Eurobank Cyprus Ltd
  • Mr. Markus Wenker, Head of Shipping – Hellenic Bank
  • Mr. Marios Demetriades, Member of the Investment Committee - Euploia Shipping Fund; Former Minister of Transport, Communications and Works – Republic of Cyprus
 FORUM SESSION ON MARINE INSURANCE
 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM Marine Insurance & Reinsurance - Where is it Heading? Moderator: 
Mr. Charalambos Constantinou, Partner, Head of Advisory Services - EY

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
 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER & LOOKING AHEAD: THE SHIPOWNER PERSPECTIVE
 4:40 PM - 5:20 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:

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 C. Mylona - Transmed Shipping
  • Mrs. Ioanna Prokopiou (TBC)
 5:20 PM - 5:25PM Concluding Remarks Mr. George A. Tsavliris, Principal - Tsavliris Salvage Group - Conference Chairman
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

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