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Forum Overview

Capital Link is hosting the 7th Annual Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Columbia Plaza, in Limassol, Cyprus.

The Forum will take place under the Auspices of the Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus and the Shipping Deputy Minister to the President and in cooperation with the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, which is also the Lead Sponsor. The event is also supported by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the other major stakeholders of the Cyprus maritime cluster.

The event aims to highlight the significant role of Cyprus as a maritime, energy and logistics hub and as an investment and business destination. The Forum will feature major international speakers and delegates and local leaders in an exchange of ideas on critical industry topics. It will discuss the developments and trends in the major shipping, financial and capital markets as well as issues pertaining to geopolitical and regulatory developments, technical and commercial fleet management. The Forum will highlight the competitive positioning and advantages of Cyprus as an industry hub.

The Forum presents a unique opportunity to meet and network with a large, high-caliber audience of ship owning and offshore executives, institutional investors, research analysts, industry experts, commercial and investment bankers, risk advisors, private equity and venture capital firms, high-net worth investors, and financial media. The event will be open to the buy and sell side communities as well as the media. By attending, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the current state of the shipping and marine services industry, the subsequent effects on their investments, and a clear focus on the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Confirmed Speakers

Listed in alphabetical order by company name

Mr. Ezekiel Davis
Vice President, Europe Business Development
Mr. Andreas Mylonas
Advocate, Managing Partner
AMG Mylonas & Associates, LLC
Mr. Nicholas Pavlidis
Head of Shipping
Bank of Cyprus
Technical Director, SEEBA Zone
Bureau Veritas
Capital Link, Inc.
Mr. Nikolas Vaporis
Chief Technical Officer
Capital Ship Management Corp.
President & CEO
Columbia Group
Cyprus Sea Lines / Hellenic Tankers
Cyprus Union of Shipowners
Chief Operating Officer & Vice President
Danaos Corporation
Partner, Risk Advisory, Sustainability & Climate Leader
Deloitte Greece
Diana Shipping Inc. (DSX)
Senior Vice President Head of DNB Athens Representative Office
Ms. Chara Georgopoulou
Head Maritime R&D and Advisory Greece
Dorian LPG
Mr. Alex Sass
Vice President Freight
EP Resources AG
Head of Shipping Finance
Eurobank Cyprus
Chairman & CEO
Euroseas Ltd. (ESEA) & EuroDry Ltd. (EDRY)
Mr. Stavros Violaris
Partner, Sustainability Leader
EY Cyprus
Mr. Dimitris Tzavaras
Head of Shipping
Hellenic Bank
Head of Office (Limassol)
Hill Dickinson LLP
Managing Director, Shipping Finance
Co-Founder & CEO
Kaiko Systems
Strategic Business Partner
Lloyd’s Register
Mr. Samuel Jaeggi
Freight Trader
Shipping Partner
Montanios & Montanios LLC
Group Managing Director & CEO
MSC Shipmanagement Limited, Cyprus
Mr. Mark Thompson
Senior Freight Trader
Olam International
Mr. George Mouskas
Olympia Ocean Carriers / Zela Shipping
Mr. Ronis Kyperesis
Head of Finance
Pelagic Partners
Hartmann Holdings
H.E. Marina Hadjimanolis
Shipping Deputy Minister to the President
Republic of Cyprus
Safe Bulkers (SB)
Safe Bulkers (SB)
Deputy CFO & Chief Compliance Officer
Safe Bulkers Inc.
Mr. Hans Heiberg
Sole Shipping
Mr. Petros Pappas
Star Bulk Carriers
Tsavliris Salvage Group
Conference Chairman
Dr. Dinos Arcoumanis
Professor Emeritus
University of London
Corresponding Member of Academy of Athens
Mr. Patrick Legierse
Global Head of Chartering
Viterra Chartering B.V.
Mr. Jeff Wakker
Viterra Chartering B.V.


For more information please contact: Athena Kosmadaki at athensoffice@capitallink.com +30-210-6109-800 in Athens or Eleni Bej, Chief Operating Officer at ebej@capitallink.com, +1(212)661-7566 in NY.

For Sponsorship opportunities please contact: Nicolas Bornozis, Olga Bornozi or Anny Zhu at sponsorships@capitallink.com or at +1(212)661-7566 in NY.