Agenda



Hong Kong – Global Industry & Thought Leadership
Building on Tradition & Innovation

 

HONG KONG
TIME ZONE
 
     
     
2:05 2:10 PM     WELCOME REMARKS

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link
     
2:10 2:55 PM   HONG KONG’S MARITIME COMMUNITY – LOOKING THROUGH THE HOURGLASS – A JOURNEY IN TIME

A travel through time - Looking back before we look forward. Taking stock of how HK came to the present point, how and why it has become an international shipping center. Take lessons for the future. An introductory presentation and a roundtable discussion with owners who shared in the history and participated in the process.

Introductory Presentation:
Mr. Tim Huxley
, CEO - Mandarin Shipping

Roundtable Discussion:
     
3:00  3:15 PM  
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   Mr. Chan Fan, Frank JP
Secretary for Transport & Housing - The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Chairman - Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board
     
3:20  4:05 PM   MANAGING A GLOBAL FLEET OUT OF HONG KONG - WHAT'S NEXT FOR SHIPMANAGEMENT

A discussion among leading third-party ship managers and shipping companies with inhouse management on how they are handling today's challenges and preparing for the future. The panel will also discuss the infrastructure, resources and advantages of Hong Kong as an operating center. It will address lessons learned from the COVID-19 experience and how these are likely to impact shipping operations after the pandemic. Also, the preparedness of the industry to meet rapid changes changing place across all areas of shipping operations, crewing, communications, procurement, port complications, shipyard delays, charter disputes, and more.

Moderator: Mr. Mario Moretti, Asia Marine Senior Director - RINA

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4:10 4:50 PM   SEAFARERS & CREWING IN THE COVID 19 ERA & BEYOND - HONG KONG INITIATIVES

Moderator: Mr. Matthew Treadwell,  Vice President, Hong Kong & Taiwan - Lloyd's Register 

Panelists:
  • Mr. Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO - Anglo-Eastern Univan Group; Chairman - The Hong Kong Shipowners Association
  • Mr. Mark O'Neil, President - Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Captain T.T. Chung, General Secretary - Merchant Navy Officers' Guild - Hong Kong; Fair Practice Committee and FPC Steering Group Member - International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
  • Mr. Stephen Cotton, General Secretary - International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
  • Mr. Terence Zhao Wei, Founder & Managing Director - Singhai Marine Services
     
     
4:55 5:45 PM   HONG KONG AS A LEGAL & ARBITRATION HUB - NEW INITIATIVES

The use of English Common Law has enabled HK to solidify its position as a main arbitration and legal jurisdiction hub in Asia. The panel will discuss developments and the outlook across main areas of the legal services (litigation, deal making, finance and admiralty law), arbitration.

Introductory Remarks - Hong Kong Arbitration Developments
Mr. Benjamin Wong
, Head of Transport & Industrial Sectors - InvestHK

Moderator: Mr. Dimitris Seirinakis, Head of Claims for Asia, Managing Director, Shanghai - American P&I Club 

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5:50 6:35 PM   HONG KONG AS A FINANCING & CAPITAL RAISING HUB

Hong Kong has been one of the world's most important financial centers. The panel will discuss Hong Kong's role as a financial hub where international shipping companies can tap into bank financing, alternative financing, leasing and private equity while international investors can tap into opportunities

Moderator: Mr. Edward Liu, Legal Director - Hill Dickinson

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6:40 7:25 PM   CHARTING CORPORATE STRATEGY IN A FAST-CHANGING INDUSTRY
Trade Flows & Focus, Growth & Consolidation, Diversification, Access to Capital

This panel comprised of senior executives of major Hong Kong based private and publicly listed companies will examine how they address critical operational and strategic issues and prepare for the future. East Asia has been the locomotive for global trade, so does regional trading focus provide a competitive advantage? Should companies focus on single or multiple sectors? Is consolidation feasible or inevitable in a fragmented and increasingly competitive industry? Does size create competitive operational or commercial advantages? How can they optimize their access to capital?

Moderator: Mr. Nicolas Brown, Communications Director - Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore 

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7:30 8:10 PM   NAVIGATING THROUGH INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION
Green Shipping - Technology & Digitalization - Fleet Renewal - Regulation - Geopolitics - Implications for Shipping Companies and Investors

Shipowners need to renew their fleets against the backdrop of uncertainly regarding regulations, fuel types and engines. At the same time, the industry needs to comply with specific targets and timetable for carbon emissions reduction. Furthermore, issues related to Sustainability, Human Resources and Governance are among factors charterers look at in choosing their business partners. This panel will address the hot, practical, short and longer term challenges the industry is facing today, issues that every owner small or big has to face and address.

Moderator: Mr. Norbert Kray, Regional Manager Greater China - DNV GL

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