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Agenda



"THE ROARING TWENTIES" - TACKLING THE FOUR D'S:
DISRUPTION, DIGITALIZATION, DECARBONIZATION & A NEW DECADE


 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM   REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:00 AM – 9:05 AM  

OPENING REMARKS

 

Mr. Sun Lei, Vice President – Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
Introduced by: Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link

9:05 AM – 9:40 AM  

ANALYST PRESENTATIONS

REVIEW OF THE SHIPPING MARKETS - Sector review, analysis & outlook     

  • Mr. Joakim Hannisdahl, Head of Research - Cleaves Securities AS 

INVESTOR ATTITUDES IN SHIPPING 

9:40 AM – 10:20 AM  

IMO 2020 – REALITY HIT – AND NOW WHAT?

 

Lessons learned – experience gained – scrubbers future? – HFO availability – status of compliant fuels market

 

Moderator: Mr. Richard Brand, Partner – Cadwalader (TBC)

 

Panelists:

  • Ms. Claire Wright, Business Economics Manager - Shell International Trading and Shipping Company
  • Mr. Hamish Norton, President - Star Bulk Carriers
  • Mr. Iraklis Prokopakis, COO – Danaos Corporation
  • Mr. George Saroglou, COO – Tsakos Energy Navigation
  • Dr. Thomas Koniordos, CEO – Yara Marine Technologies
10:20 AM – 11:00 AM  

CONQUERING THE NEXT FRONTIER – DECARBONIZATION – REDUCING GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS

 

The reduction of greenhouse emissions is the next challenge which will have transformational impact on the industry. Regulators, fossil and alternative fuel producers, engine manufacturers and shipbuilders, shipowners, charterers, financiers and a wider range of industry participants need to come up with a workable and sustainable framework. The panel will discuss strategies, options and initiatives in this direction as the industry sets out to address the complexities involved.

 

Moderator: Mr. George Paleokrassas, Partner – Watson Farley

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Stamatis Fradelos, Business Development Manager - DNV GL
  • Dr. Michalis Pantazopoulos, Managing Director - Liberian Registry (LISCR Hellas)  
  • Mr Guy Platten, Secretary General – International Chamber of Shipping
  • Mr. Jeffrey D. Pribor, CFO – International Seaways
  • Mrs. Ioanna Prokopiou, CEO - Prominence Maritime
  • Mr. Andreas Hadjipetrou, Managing Director – Columbia Shipmanagement
11:00 AM – 11:35 AM  

INNOVATION & DIGITALIZATION TRANSFORMING SHIPPING

 

Moderator:

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Rajesh Unni, Founder & CEO - Synergy Marine Group
  • Mr. Greg Nakos, Partner - EY
  • Mr. Navneet Singh Rainu, Head of DCR - Tototheo Maritime
11:35 AM – 12:10 PM  

GREEK & CYPRIOT BANKS STEP UP THEIR ROLE IN SHIP FINANCING

 

Moderator: Mr. Chris Vartzis, Partner, Stephenson Harwood

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Philippos Tsamanis, Head of Shipping - Aegean Baltic Bank S.A.
  • Mr. Antonios K. Spanakis, Senior Business Development Officer - Ship Finance – Hellenic Bank
  • Mrs. Ioanna Papathanassiou, Head of Shipping - National Bank of Greece (TBC)
  • Mr. Konstantinos Petropoulos, General Manager -Shipping & Structured Finance – Piraeus 
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM  

JAPAN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

 

Shipbuilding, Financing & Trading Opportunities for Greek Shipowners

 

Mr. George Borovas, Partner – Shearman & Sterling

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM  

CHINESE LEASING – The Growth Continues

 

Mr. Channing Wang, Senior Customer Manager of Shipping Finance Department – Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd

12:45 PM – 1:20 PM  

CHINESE LEASING PANEL

 

Moderator: Mr. Dylan Potter, Partner – VedderPrice 

 

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 (TBC)
1:30 PM – 2:50 PM  

LUNCHEON & AWARDS CEREMONY
CAPITAL LINK 2020 GREEK SHIPPING LEADERSHIP AWARD

Honoring

procopiou


Mr. George Procopiou
Founder – Dynacom Tankers Management, Sea Traders – Dynagas


Introductory Remarks 
Mr. Miltiadis Varvitsiotis
Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs – Hellenic Republic
Former Minister for Shipping and the Aegean 

3:00 PM – 3:40 PM  

BANK FINANCE & SHIPPING

 

Moderator: Mr. Jasel Chauhan, Partner, Head of International Finance - Hill Dickinson International  

 

Panelists:

  • Mrs. Danai Kotsia, Head of Lending Transportation Athens Branch - ABN AMRO
  • Mr. Philipp Wuenschmann, Global Head of Shipping - Berenberg Bank
  • Mr. Vassilios Maroulis, Managing Director Head, EMEA Shipping, Logistics & Offshore - Citi
  • Mr. Evan Cohen, Managing Director & Group Head of Maritime Finance - CIT Bank
  • Mr. Christos Tsakonas, Global Head of Shipping - DNB
3:40 PM – 4:20 PM PM  

ALTERNATIVE FINANCE – BECOMING MAINSTREAM FINANCE FOR SHIPPING!

 

Moderator: Mrs. Kalliopi Karaiskaki, Partner - Holman Fenwick Willan

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Stefanos Fragos, Senior Representative – Yield Street Marine Finance (Athens)
  • Mr. Nino Mowinckel, Managing Director – Hayfin-Breakwater
  • Mr. George Fikaris, Managing Director – EnTrust Global
  • Mr. Robbert Jan Sougé, Managing Director – Direct Ship Finance
  • Mr. Michael Kirk, Co-Founder and Managing Director – RMK Maritime
4:20 PM – 5:15 PM   CAPITAL MARKETS

 

Moderator: Mr. Edward Horton, Partner – Seward & Kissel

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Erik Helberg, CEO - Clarksons Platou Securities
  • Mr. Erling Gangnes, Investment Banking, Partner – Fearnley Securities
  • Mr. Douglas Mavrinac, Global Head, Maritime Investment Banking - Jefferies LLC
  • Mr. Richard Kendrick, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets and Senior Managing Director – Stifel
5:15 PM – 5:55 PM   PRIVATE EQUITY, M&A & INDUSTRY CONSOLIDATION

 

Moderator: Mr. Greg Chase, Partner - Reed Smith LLP

 

Panelists:

  • Mr. Paulo Almeida, Portfolio Manager, Asset Backed Investments - Tufton Oceanic
  • Mr. Roberto Rondelli, Partner - Pillarstone
  • Mrs. Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director, Global Transportation Group - Citi
  • Mr. Per Olav Karlsen, CEO – Cleaves Securities AS
  • Mr. Axel Siepmann, Managing Director - Braemar Shipping Services
5:55 PM – 6:00 PM  

CLOSING REMARKS

 

Mr. Theo Xenakoudis, Director, Worldwide Business Operations IRI/The Marshal Islands Registry

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  

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