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Agenda




     
8:15 AM – 8:55 AM REGISTRATION – BREAKFAST RECEPTION
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MORNING SESSIONS
8:55 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Opening Remarks Mr. Fang Xiuzhi, Head of Shipping Finance – Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
UPCOMING REGULATIONS
9:05 AM – 9:40 AM Navigating the New World of Marine Fuels – 2020 and Beyond Moderator:
Dr. Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager - DNV GL 

Panelists:
  • Mrs. Armelle Breneol, Marine Fuels Technical Advisor for Europe - ExxonMobil
  • Mr. Diomidis Stamoulis, Senior Manager Strategic Planning of Industrial Activities & Participations – Hellenic Petroleum SA
  • Mr. Steve Bee, Group Commercial & Business Development Director – VPS (Veritas Petroleum Services)
9:40 AM – 10:20 AM 2020: Is the Industry Prepared for this Game Changer?
A discussion among leading regulators and industry participants on the options and strategies to comply with the major environmental regulations in effect as of 2020 on Ballast Water Treatment and Low Sulfur Cap
Moderator:
Dr. Michalis Pantazopoulos, Managing Director, Liberian Registry - LISCR (Hellas) Ltd.  

Panelists:
TECHNOLOGY
10:20 AM – 10:35 AM Are you securely riding the digitalization wave in the Shipping Industry  Mr. Gregory Nakos, Associate PartnerEY Advisory, Data & Analytics COE
10:35 AM – 10:50 AM 2020 A New Era for Technology in Shipping Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer – Tototheo Maritime Ltd
THE ROLE OF CHINA & ASIA
10:50 AM – 11:05 AM Update on One Belt One Road Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial Sectors – InvestHK
11:05 AM – 11:20 AM Technological and Regulatory Challenges – A Class and Stakeholder’s Perspective Mr. Suresh Sinha, Managing Director – Indian Register of Shipping
11:20 AM – 11:35 AM IMO Compliance & Chinese Port Inspections Mr. Terence Zhao, President – Singhai Marine Services
11:35 AM – 11:50 AM Leasing Panorama
Leasing Options in Asia
Mr. Vincent Xu, Partner – Stephenson Harwood
11:50 AM – 12:05 PM “Shipping Finance Development of Leading Chinese Leasing Companies Mr. Channing Wang, Senior Customer Manager of Shipping Finance Department Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd
12:05 PM – 12:40 PM Chinese Leasing Panel Moderator:
Mr. Christoforos Bisbikos, Partner -Watson Farley & Williams   

Panelists:
  • Mr. Cruise Chi, Managing Director - Bocomm Shipping Leasing (Europe) GmbH
  • Mr. Jack Xu, Deputy Head of Shipping Finance Department - CMB Financial Leasing
  • Mr. Bill Guo, Executive Director, Shipping - ICBC Financial Leasing
  • Mr. Nick Daskalakis, Director - Smarine Advisors Limited
LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS
12:40 PM – 2:15 PM   CAPITAL LINK GREEK SHIPPING LEADERSHIP AWARD

Introductory Remarks by

Mr. Simos Palios, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO -  Diana Shipping Inc. 

HONORING

Captain Paris Dragnis
Chairman & Founder
Goldenport Group


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Introductory Remarks by

Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Founder, President and CEO - Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) and Former Chairman - INTERTANKO

"How Shipping Can Thrive: Today, Tomorrow and in the Future"


Dr Grahaeme Henderson
Vice President, Shipping & Maritime
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited

FINANCE
2:15 PM – 2:50 PM Bank Finance Moderator:
Mr. Jasel Chauhan, Partner, Head of International Finance - Hill Dickinson International  

Panelists:
  • Mrs. Danai Kotsia, Business Manager & Director Transportation, Global Transportation & Logistics - ABN AMRO Bank
  • Mr. Vassilis Maroulis, Managing Director, Head, Central Eastern Europe Middle East & Africa - Citi
  • Mr. Frans van de Bospoort, Managing Director and Global Head of Shipping - DVB Bank
  • Ms. Claudia Herrmann, Head of Origination Maritime Industries, Deputy Global Head of Maritime Industries - NORD/LB
2:50 PM – 3:25 PM Alternative Financing Moderator:
Mr. Tony Rice, Partner - HFW

Panelists:
3:25 PM – 4:00 PM New Sources of Financing Moderator:  
Mr. John F. Imhof Jr., Shareholder - VedderPrice

Panelists:  
4:00 PM – 4:05 PM An Update on US Capital Markets Ms. Isabella Schidrich, Senior Managing Director - NASDAQ
4:05 PM – 4:45 PM Capital Markets Moderator:
Mr. Edward Horton, Partner - Seward & Kissel

Panelists:
  • Mr. Herman HildanManaging Director - Investment Banking Shipping - Clarksons Platou Securities AS
  • Mr. Douglas Mavrinac, Managing Director - Jefferies LLC
  • Mr. Wiley Griffiths, Head of Global Shipping - Morgan Stanley
  • Mr. George Giannakis, Head of Real Assets -StormHarbour Securities
4:45 PM – 5:25 PM Growth and M&A Moderator:
Mr. Greg Chase, Partner - Reed Smith LLP  

Panelists:
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION






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