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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo




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Agenda


 
MORNING SESSIONS
9:15 AM – 9:55 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:55 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Remarks Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link
 Audio Webcast
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM 2020 – A New Reality or a New Mess?

The implementation of environmental regulations in 2020 are expected to be a game changer for the shipping industry. Leading industry part participants will discuss strategies and options to comply with the regulations (low sulfur emissions, decarbonization), the availability, compatibility and standardization of marine fuels and the likely impact on the industry.
Moderator:
Mr. Stian Erik Sollied, Country Manger Japan – DNV GL

Panelists:
 Audio Webcast
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Keynote Address
"Coming to Terms with the Next Era for Shipping & Shipbuilding"


Mr. Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President, Clarkson Research Services Limited
 Presentation/PDF
 Audio Webcast
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Cyprus - The Gateway to Europe and the Southeastern Mediterranean H.E. Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister to the President - Republic of Cyprus
 Presentation/PDF
 Audio Webcast
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Hong Kong - The Gateway to Southeast Asia Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial – InvestHK
 Presentation/PDF
 Audio Webcast
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM The Transformational Impact of Technology on Shipping Presentation Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer - Tototheo Maritime 
 Presentation/PDF
 Audio Webcast
11:45 AM – 12:25 PM Japanese Financing Options for International Owners

Japanese Banks have increased their international orientation providing international shipowners with both Conventional Bank Financing as well as Leasing options. The panel will discuss how Japanese financers approach international clients.
Moderator:
Mr. Mehraab Nazir, Partner - Watson Farley & Williams

Panelists:
 Audio Webcast
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
1:35 PM – 2:15 PM International Shipping Companies
Raising Capital in Japan

A growing number of international shipping companies has been raising capital in Japan. The panel will discuss their experience dealing with Japanese financers and will compare Japanese financing options to other alternatives available to international shipping companies.
Moderator:
Mr. Nicolas Duran, Partner & Director Investment Banking - Fearnley Securities

Panelists:
 Audio Webcast
2:15 PM – 2:55 PM Chinese Leasing Options for Japanese Owners & Projects

Chinese Leasing has become a dominant form of financing for international owners. The panel will discuss the growth of the Chinese Financial Leasing industry as well as the potential for cooperation with Japanese Financial Institutions.
Moderator:
Mr. Greg Chase, Partner – Reed Smith

Panelists:
  • Mr. Fang Xiuzhi, Head of Shipping Finance Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Jack Xu, Deputy Head of Shipping Finance Department – CMB Financial Leasing
  • Mr. Bill Guo, Executive Director, Shipping – ICBC Financial Leasing

 Audio Webcast
2:55 PM – 3:35 PM The Japanese Shipbuilding Industry: Overview & Outlook

How Japanese Shipyards gear to address the new environmental regulations, technological and ship design innovations and enhance their business with the international shipping community
Moderator:
Mr. George Borovas, Partner – Shearman & Sterling

Panelists:
 Audio Webcast
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM COFFEE BREAK
3:50 PM – 4:30 PM Putting It All Together: The Japanese Shipowner’s Perspective
  • Leading Japanese Shipowners will discuss opportunities and challenges for the Japanese shipping industry.
  • Japanese Shipping Enhancing Its Global Footprint.
Moderator:
Mr. Julian Proctor, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer - Tiger Group Investments

Panelists:
 Audio Webcast
4:30 PM – 5:10 PM Business & Trading Opportunities with Japan for International Shipowners Moderator:
Mr. Andreas Hadjipetrou, Managing Director – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.

Panelists:
 Audio Webcast
5:10 PM – 6:10 PM NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION




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