April 27, 2022 1:00 PM
Conference
280 euro
Piraeus Marine Club - Piraeus, Greece

20th Mare Forum Greece 2022

The Big Change!

Following the successful Mare Forum conferences around the globe MARE FORUM is pleased to announce the occurrence of the 20th Mare Forum Greece 2022 to be held on Wednesday 27 April (afternoon) at the Piraeus Marine Club. [scroll down..]

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A top shipping conference with top principals actively participating, discussing, debating and brainstorming about shipping, trade investments and ship finance, and the future of shipping and trade from now to 2030 - 2050 and beyond.

The conference will take place in an open, daring and stimulating, environment combined with transparent discussions, which once again will demonstrate the successful hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.

Participants:`
The participants will be: Principals, Ship-owners, Ship-managers, Charterers, Traders, Capital providers, Energy Executives, Regulators, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, shipbuilders, Classification Societies, Press, and shipping services providers.

Network:
Participants will plunge in a pool of booming business, network opportunities, knowledge, exchange of visions on Shipping, Ship finance, Trade, Energy and Investments and their future in Greece and the World.

It will be inspiring, Be There, Be Heard

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P R O G R A M M E

[ Piraeus Marine Club]

13:00
Registration


13:30

Opening and welcome

ORGANISER:
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas,
President, Mare Forum

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:
George Gourdomichalis President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.


13:40
session 1:

The Big Change - Is the world sailing in unknown waters?  

Shipowners, charterers, capital providers, regulators, and energy providers, in the multi-relationship structure of their interests, focusing on sustainable and commercially viable industry in today’s geopolitics.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- What are the effects on global trade, shipping, economy, regulations and geopolitics. Risk management vs. the entrepreneurial spirit vs. regulation vs. politics vs. technological breakthrough...., too many fronts to fight?
- Are we moving into an era of increased trade tensions and regionalism and protectionism, or do we still expect a continuing rise of these phenomena as we have experienced over the past?
- Will we experience the perfect "trifecta" this year and into the next with all major commodity shipping (dry, energy, container) going into significant upcycles?
- And, if so, will there be new trade patterns, new infrastructure investment and what do we need to do to protect the roaring 2020's from geopolitical instability?

PANELLISTS:

John Platsidakis Shipping Executive
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group
Dinos Arcoumanis Member of the Board, Safe Bulkers Participations
Costis Stambolis, Chairman and Executive Director, IENE
John Kare Aune, CEO Wallem Group
Guy Verberne, Chief analyst, PGGM Investments
Sevi Katemoglou Founder & Dry Cargo Shipbroker, EastGate Shipping Inc
Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder eShipfinance.com, DagMar NavigationLtd and
Chairman, Cleaves Securities AS

14:20
Session 2:

Designing the ship of the future; what is now needed to start reducing emissions immediately?

Sense and nonsense about fuels and innovations. Who bears cost and risk?

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- What are the possible incentives to first movers?
- Can the regulators follow the speed of the first movers with effective global regulations?
- Is regional regulation a bad thing in the meantime? what about the IMO?
- Will the Charterers pay for GHG emissions?
- How can (environmental) regulations become better balanced with market realities?
- How can the shipping industry be efficiently proactive to local regional and international regulations?
- How can we create a synergy between the shipping industry stakeholders?
- Where are we today on perceptions and realities on fuels and innovations?
- What has changed? What has happened in the year that has passed – has shipping made progress?
- Who has a clear view of the design of the ship of the future? (low emissions, greater efficiency, speed, digitalisation, materials, engines, etc)
- What insights do we have into the commercial viability of future ship designs?
- What can we do now to help accelerate the availability of zero-carbon ships while at the same time reducing shipping’s footprint: slow steaming, retrofits,ESG reporting, and verification

PANELLISTS:
Spyros Tarasis
, Chief Operating Officer –Bulker Fleet, COSTAMARE Shipping Services
Fotios Belexis Technical Director, STAR BULK
Spyros Zolotas Senior Director Southern Europe& Africa Marine, RINA
Haris Zografakis
Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
Alexander Prokopakis CEO, Probunkers
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group
Mike Konstantinidis CEO METIS
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award


15:20
Break

16:00
session3:

Smart Money for green ships - Financing the Green Shipping Industry.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- What are the Capital providers' requirements from the Owners?
- What are the Owners’ requirements from the Capital Providers?
- How is Ship finance (alternative and conventional) affected by EC Taxonomy legislation and the Green shift, and how soon can we begin a pragmatic transition?
- Is the Shipping community in coordination with the Classification societies proactive and united in giving feedback to legislators?
- What ALTERNATIVE finance structures can help Owners and Banks bridge the regulatory gap and how.
- Is there an opportunity from private equity/funds and what are their preferred project structure?
- How will the near future of alternative ship finance look like for leasing (includingAsian), corporate finance, funds, listing, bonds?
- Are the new small banks competitive enough, and what are their niches?
- What will be the future role of Greek and European local and global banks?

PANELLISTS:
- Michael de Visser Global Head of transportation, NIBC Bank
- Marina Tzoutzouraki, CFO, eshipfinance
- Robbert Jan Sougé Managing Director,  Direct Ship Finance
- Iraklis Tsirigotis, Director of Origination at Neptune Maritime Leasing
- Hugues Calmet SVP - Client Advisor , DNB
- Nicolai Heidenreich Managing Partner at NRP Maritime Asset Management AS
- George Xiradakis,
Founder, XRTCBusiness Consultants Ltd.
- Akis Tsirigakis CEO, Nautilus Offshore
- Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder eShipfinance.com, DagMar NavigationLtd and
Chairman, Cleaves Securities AS
- Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd

17:00
session 4:

Designing the future of Entrepreneurial Greece, in Shipping, Trade, Finance and Energy.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- A comparison of the global maritime and shipping hubs and Piraeus/Athens
- The competitiveness of the Greek shipping Cluster – What has been done and what to do next?
- A maritime and shipping regional/global financial and trading services hub?
- The Maritime Tourism expansion – infrastructure, regulations,
- Energy hub, gas, exploration, distribution, energy alternatives and exports.
- The creation of Startups and Entrepreneurial environments in Greece. What is more needed?
- Taxes Incentives and quality business environment
- What must be the role of the State?
- What is needed from the industry?

PANELLISTS:

- George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Group
- Nicolas Vernicos, President, Vernicos Maritime Group
- Representative Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
- Dorothea Ioannou CEO, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
- George Xiradakis, Founder, XRTCBusiness Consultants Ltd.
- Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder eShipfinance.com, DagMar NavigationLtd and Chairman, Cleaves Securities AS
- Akis Tsirigakis CEO, Nautilus Offshore
- Theofilos Xenakoudis Chief Commercial Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Katerina Stathopoulou,
Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd
- more panelists to be announced STAY TUNED

 18:00 - 20:00

Cocktail reception hosted by

eShipfinance.com

More details about the agenda and the the list of panellists will be available soon. Stay tuned

Speakers & Panelists

Robbert Jan Sougé
Robbert Jan Sougé
Managing Director
Direct Shipfinance
Nicolai Heidenreich
Nicolai Heidenreich
Managing Partner
NRP Maritime Asset Management AS
George Tsavliris
George Tsavliris
Principal
Tsavliris Salvage Group
George Xiradakis
George Xiradakis
Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder
XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Dinos Arcoumanis
Dinos Arcoumanis
Member of Board
Safe Bulkers Participations
Tereza Fokianou
Tereza Fokianou
President & CEO
Flow Energy & Environmental Operations SA
Fotios Belexis
Fotios Belexis
Technical Director
STAR BULK
Michael de Visser
Michael de Visser
Global Head of Transportation
NIBC Bank
George Gourdomichalis
George Gourdomichalis
President & Managing Director
Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Iraklis Tsirigotis
Iraklis Tsirigotis
Director of Origination
Neptune Maritime Leasing
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Chief Commercial Officer
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Guy Verberne
Guy Verberne
Chief Economist
PGGM Investments
Spyridon Zolotas
Spyridon Zolotas
Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Senior Director
RINA
Costis Stambolis
Costis Stambolis
Chairman and Executive Director
Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE)
Alexander Prokopakis
Alexander Prokopakis
CEO
Probunkers
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman
eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
Spyridon Tarasis
Spyridon Tarasis
Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet
Costamare Shipping Services
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Mike Konstantinidis
Mike Konstantinidis
CEO
METIS
Dorothea Ioannou
Dorothea Ioannou
CEO
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
Akis Tsirigakis
Akis Tsirigakis
CEO
Nautilus Offshore
Sevi Katemoglou
Sevi Katemoglou
Founder & Dry Cargo Shipbroker
EastGate Shipping Inc
Jan Fransen
Jan Fransen
Executive Director
Green Award Foundation
John-Kaare Aune
John-Kaare Aune
CEO
Wallem Group
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
CFO and co-founder
eShipfinance.com
John Platsidakis
John Platsidakis
Shipping Executive
Katerina Stathopoulou
Katerina Stathopoulou
Executive Director
Investments & Finance Ltd
Hugues Calmet
Hugues Calmet
SVP - Client Advisor at
DNB
Haris Zografakis
Haris Zografakis
Partner
Stephenson Harwood LLP
Nicolas A. Vernicos
Nicolas A. Vernicos
President
Vernicos Maritime Group

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