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8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Coffee
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM Welcome Remarks Mr. Mark O’Neil, CEO - Columbia Shipmanagement
Mr. Terence Zhao, CEO - Singhai Marine Services
8:35 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks Mr. Esben Poulsson – Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping; President – Singapore Shipping Association; Executive Chairman – ENESEL
8:45 AM – 9:05 AM   Ms. Tan Beng Tee, Assistant Chief Executive (Development) – MPA

Interviewed by:
  • Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link
  • Mr. Terence Zhao, CEO - Singhai Marine Services
9:05 AM – 9:40 AM 2020: Is the Industry Prepared for this
Game Changer?
A discussion among leading industry participants on availability, compatibility, standardization & pricing of marine fuels; options and strategies to comply with the major environmental regulations in effect as of 2020
Mr. Simon Petch, Partner - Watson Farley & Williams

  • Claire Wright, Business Economics Manager - Shell International Trading and Shipping Company
  • Mr. Jerome Leprince-Ringuet, Managing Director -TOTAL MARINE FUELS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS (TMFGS)
  • Mr. Khalid Hashim, Managing Director - Precious Shipping
  • Mrs. Charis Plakantonakis, Chief Strategy Officer - Star Bulk Carriers
9:40 AM – 9:50 AM Can regulation and competitiveness co-exist? H.E. Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister to the President – Republic of Cyprus
9:50 AM – 10:20 AM Digitalization: A Fad or a Means to an End?
How Digitalization Can Reduce Carbon Emissions and Operating Costs – The Transformational Impact of Technology on Shipping
Ms. Cristina S. Santa Maria, Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India - DNV GL - Maritime

  • Mr. Johan Munir, CFO - AET Tankers
  • Mr. Salvatore d’Amico, Fleet Director - d'Amico Società di Navigazione S.p.A.; CEO – ISHIMA Pte Ltd
  • Mr. Constantinos Spyrou, Chief Commercial Officer -Tototheo Maritime 
A One-On-One Discussion on the Shipping Industry’s Outlook – Opportunities – Challenges and More!

Mr. George Prokopiou
Dynacom Tankers Management   

Interviewed by:
Mr. Richard Brand, Partner - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
10:40 AM – 11:15 AM The Global Shipping, Commodity & Energy Markets - Shipowners & Charterers Perspective 
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, Global Head of Shipping - DVB Bank

  • Mr. Kenny Rodgers, Head - Aurora Tankers
  • Mr. Bjorn Stignor, General Manager - Golden Stena
  • Mr. Pankaj Khanna, Member of BoD - Heidmar; Former CEO - Ocean Rig UDW 
  • Mr. Michael Nagler, Head of Chartering - Noble
11:15 AM – 11:50 AM
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 - HFW 

  • Mr. Wang Zhao, Director of Asia-Pacific - AVIC International Leasing Co., Ltd
  • Mr. Michael Parker, Industry Head, Global Shipping & Logistics and Chairman EMEA Corporate Banking – Citi
  • Ms. Kristin Holth, Global Head of Ocean Industries - DNB
  • Mr. Jack Xu, Deputy Head of Shipping – CMB Financial Leasing Co. Ltd.
11:50 AM – 12:05 PM Harnessing the Potential of the Retail Investor Market as a Source of Capital for Shipping
Combining Capital Markets & Technology to Optimize Access to Capital
Mr. George Cambanis, Managing Director - YieldStreet Marine Finance
12:05 PM – 12:40 PM The Growth of Regional Trading Opportunities in Southeast Asia Moderator: 
Mr. Jayendu Krishna, Director – Drewry Maritime Financial Research

  • Mr. Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director – AAL Shipping
  • Mr. Charles Maltby, CEO – Epic Gas
  • Mr. Martyn Wade, CEO – Grindrod Shipping Pte.
  • Mr. Yaseen Anwar, Board member - International Monetary Institute (IMI) of Renmin University, Beijing; Senior Advisor - ICBC Singapore; former Governor - Central Bank of Pakistan
12:40 PM – 12:50 PM What you need to know about
the Greater Bay Area
Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial – InvestHK
12:50 PM – 1:30 PM Industry Consolidation – Growth & MA What It Takes to Compete in Shipping Today Moderator: 
Mr. Gregg Johnston, Partner – Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

  • Mr. Martin Ackermann, CEO – BW LPG
  • Mr. Mark O'Neil, President - Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Mr. Mikael Skov, CEO – Hafnia
  • Mr. Jeremy Nixon, CEO – Ocean Network Express
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Networking Luncheon


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