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Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Fairmont Singapore
8:00 - 8:45 AM
REGISTRATION & COFFEE

Breakfast Sponsor

8:50 - 8:55 AM
WELCOME REMARKS

President
Capital Link, Inc.


President & CEO
Columbia Group
President
InterManager
Managing Director
Singhai Marine Services


9:00 - 9:40 AM
DRY BULK SECTOR PANEL
Panelists will discuss the current trends and opportunities in the dry bulk market as well as their outlook concerning the sector’s development.

Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India
DNV Maritime
Technical Committee Chair
Singapore Shipping Association

Panelists:

CEO & Founder
Berge Bulk
CEO
Lila Global
Head of Commercial Operations
Rio Tinto
Chairman & CEO
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (SHIP)
Founder, Chairman & CEO
United Maritime Corporation (USEA)
Deputy CEO
Taylor Maritime Investments
9:45 - 10:25 AM
ENERGY TRANSITION & ALTERNATIVE FUELS
Alternative fuels will play a key role in the push to decarbonize shipping. However, uncertainty surrounds which fuels will be feasible, & when is the right time to hedge one’s bets on the "winning" fuel. Panelists will also discuss how this uncertainty impacts shipping companies’ decisions regarding fleet renewal.

Moderator:

Director, Global Sustainability
ABS

Panelists:

Chief Executive Officer
American P&I Club
Managing Director
Ardmore Shipping Asia Pte. Ltd
Senior Manager, Enterprise Marine Strategy
Chevron
Head of Fortescue Marine Systems
Fortescue
Co-Founder & Managing Director
zero44
10:30 - 10:50 AM

2024 CAPITAL LINK SHIPPING LEADERSHIP AWARD

Presentation to Ms. Tan Beng Tee

Honoree:

Ms. Tan Beng Tee
Executive Director
Singapore Maritime Foundation

Introduced by:

Mr. Hor Weng Yew
CEO
Pacific Carriers Limited
Chairman
Singapore Maritime Foundation
10:55 - 11:15 AM
COFFEE BREAK
11:20 - 12:00 PM
NAVIGATING GLOBAL TRADE & COMMERCE
The panel will discuss regulatory, economic, and geopolitical issues and how these impact global trade and commerce and the dynamics of the major seaborne transportation markets.

Moderator:

Partner
Hill Dickinson LLP

Panelists:

Managing Director
A.P. Moller Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Head of Maritime Technical & Sustainability
BHP
Managing Director – Finance & Treasury
Cetus Maritime
Mr. Gunnar Koløen
CFO
Gram Car Carriers
CEO
Premuda SpA
12:05 – 12:45 PM
OPTIMIZING FLEET PERFORMANCE
Panelists will discuss the importance of technology and digitalization in optimizing fleet performance, particularly in terms of increasing vessel efficiency and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of seafarers.

Moderator:

Senior Vice President - APAC
LR OneOcean

President & CEO
Columbia Group
President
InterManager
Director of Revenue
DeepSea Technologies
Vice President Indirect Sales
Inmarsat Maritime
Managing Director
NJORD - Maersk Tankers
CEO & Co-Founder
Orca AI
12:50 - 1:00 PM
KEYNOTE REMARKS

Assistant Chief Executive (Industry & Transformation)
Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

1:05 - 2:05 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH
2:10 - 2:50 PM
TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL SHIP FINANCE
On this panel, Shipowners & Global Financiers discuss the latest trends in ship finance internationally, as well as how these trends impact Singapore.

Moderator:

Partner
Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Panelists:

Managing Director & Partner - Investment Banking
Fearnley Securities
Managing Partner
HIT Marine
Ship Finance Executive
Meerbaum Capital Solutions Inc.
Group Treasurer
Purus Marine
2:55 - 3:35 PM
FUNDING OF MARITIME STARTUPS - ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY & DIGITALIZATION
This panel features venture capitalists who will highlight their decision-making process as to which start-ups to invest in the maritime industry, and steps needed to launch the product into the market – with a focus on technology and digitalization.

Moderator:

Executive Vice President
RINA Marine Digital Solutions

Panelists:

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Flagship Founders
Investment Director
INNOPORT – Schulte Group
Partner
Propeller
Mr. Axel de Mégille
Director, Head
Stolt Ventures
Founder & General Partner
TMV
3:40 - 4:20 PM
CHARTING CORPORATE STRATEGY IN A TRANSFORMING WORLD
This discussion will focus on optimizing corporate strategy and capital allocation in light of the many factors—regulatory, geopolitical, and environmental—impacting the maritime sector today.

Moderator:

Shareholder
Vedder Price

Panelists:

Founder & CEO
Borealis Maritime
Dr. Johann Killinger
Managing Partner
Buss Group
President & CEO
Erasmus Shipinvest Group
Managing Director
Harren Group
Group Director Corporate Strategy
NSB Group
4:25 - 4:30 PM
OPPORTUNITIES FROM REGIONALIZATION THROUGH RCEP
(REGIONAL COOPERATION FOR ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP)

Mr. KC Lam
Head of Consulate and Chamber Engagement, Transport and Industrial
InvestHK
4:35 - 5:15 PM
THE HUMAN FACTOR - RECRUITMENT, TRAINING, RETENTION & WELL BEING OF SEAFARERS
Seafarers are vital to shipping, and their wellbeing, safety, and training are of the utmost importance for the industry. This panel will discuss the human factor of the maritime sector.

Moderator:

Managing Director
Singhai Marine Services

Panelists:

Head of Crewing, Fleet Management and Technology
A.P. Moller Maersk
General Manager Crewing
BW Hafnia
Chief Commercial Officer
Columbia Group
Managing Director
Columbia Shipmanagement
Head HR Sea
MISC Marine
Managing Director
OCS
5:20 - 6:20 PM
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