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German Shipping – Prospects in a Fast-Changing World

CET TIME ZONE       
     
12:00 – 12:10 PM   WELCOME REMARKS

Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL Maritime, Conference Chairman
Mr. Nicolas Bornozis
, President - Capital Link
     
12:15 - 12:55 PM   THE GERMAN MARITIME CLUSTER - PAST - PRESENT - FUTURE


The German Maritime Cluster has – to a significant extent – operated in a survival mode for the last 10 years, constantly fighting off the challenges that persisted from the height of the cycle. However, a number of key players of the German Maritime Cluster emerged as Winners and have positioned themselves as leading players in the global shipping industry. So, what makes todays and future Winners in Shipping? Consolidation, innovation, embracing new technology but also leadership and trust from all stakeholders? The panel will discuss winning strategies, main challenges ahead and how the German Maritime Cluster through cooperation and dialogue can produce more Winners. 


Moderator:
Mr. Thomas Mazur, Partner - Deloitte GmbH

Panelists:
  • Mr. Thomas Rehder, Managing Partner - Carsten Rehder GmbH & Co.; President - European Community Shipowners' Associations 2014-2015
  • Mr. Michael Vinnen, Managing Partner - F.A. Vinnen & Co. 
  • Capt. Alfred Hartmann, President - German Shipowners Association; Chairman - Hartmann Group
  • Dr. Martin Harren, Managing Director - Harren & Partner Group; SAL Heavy Lift & SAL Engineering
     
1:00 - 1:40 PM   ADDRESSING THE GLOBAL LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE

Moderator: DNV GL

Panelists:
     
1:45 - 2:35 PM   GERMAN SHIPMANAGEMENT - WHAT'S NEXT

The German shipmanagement market has gone through significant transformation over time. Major German firms have developed a global footprint offering shipmanagement services from industry hubs around the globe, while smaller German companies have been acquired by their global competitors. Besides discussing the latest trends and challenges in shipmanagement, the panel will also address critical topics such as how Germany can serve as a shipmanagement hub, whether the focus can be regional or global and how German firms can compete in this global business.

Moderator: Mr. Pino Spadafora, Marine Commercial Senior Director - RINA

Panelists:
     
2:40 - 3:40 PM   NAVIGATING THROUGH INDUSTRY TRANSFORMATION - THE GERMAN SHIPOWNERS VIEWPOINT - Green Shipping - Technology & Digitalization - Fleet Renewal - Regulation - Geopolitics - Implications for Shipping Companies and Investors

This panel features leading shipowners sharing their insight on risks and opportunities across major shipping sectors, and on critical industry issues such as regulations, technology, access to capital and more. The panel will also debate investment opportunities across the various market segments.

Introductory Remarks: TACKLING GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION
Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL Maritime

Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL Maritime

Panelists:
  • Mr. Nicolaus Bunnemann, CEO - Atlantic Lloyd
  • Mr. Lucius Bunk, Founder & Managing Partner - Auerbach Schiffahrt
  • Mr. Christoph Toepfer, Founder & CEO - Borealis Maritime
  • Dr. Johann Killinger, Managing Partner – Buss Group 
  • Mr. Constantin Baack, CEO - MPC Containers
  • Mr. Nikolaus Oldendorff - Managing Director - Reederei Nord GmbJ; Co-Owner - Nord Group
     
3:45 - 4:35 PM   THE EVOLUTION OF GERMAN BANK SHIP FINANCE


The number of German ship financing banks has decreased over the past years. The panel will discuss how the few banks still active in this segment have defined their focus on certain segments of the business and what their expectations are for this business in 2021. Challenges will certainly include the effects of Covid-19 as well as trends of environmental and social governance and "green finance" but also the evolving regulatory framework and entering into force of "CRR II". 


Moderator:
 Dr. Carolin Schmeding, Partner – EHLERMANN RINDFLEISCH GADOW 

Panelists:
     
4:40 - 5:30 PM   IS GERMANY BECOMING THE EUROPEAN HUB FOR ALTERNATIVE FINANCE FOR GLOBAL SHIPPING?

An increasing number of international credit providers establish an operating presence in Germany, taking advantage of the footprint and resources of the German maritime cluster, providing access to a multitude of non-bank alternative finance credit sources. The panel will discuss the reasons behind this trend as well as the product offerings by the various providers.

Moderator: Dr. Clemens Hillmer, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Panelists:
     
5:35 - 6:15 PM   TRANSITIONING FROM KG TO A NEW PROJECT & ASSET MANAGEMENT MODEL IN SHIPPING

Moderator: Dr. Jan Dreyer, Partner - ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN 

Panelists:
  • Mr. Bastian Hagebeuker, Partner - Blue Star Group
  • Mr. Wilke Briese, CEO - Briese Schiffahrts
  • Mr. Christian Rychly, Managing Director, Maritime - MPC Capital
  • Mr. John Wessel, Managing Director - Oldendorff Overseas Investment
     



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