November 3, 2021 9:00 AM
Conference
From 650 Euro

20th Mare Forum Ship Finance 2021

"The Capital Providers – Shipowners Dialogue”

The 19 previous Mare Forum Ship Finance forums have been bristling with ideas and dynamic debate. A very high level audience consisting of leading executives from the shipping industry, appreciates and makes the most of the dynamic format and honest debate.

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All-important themes on shipping and ship finance will be discussed in a holistic approach, in several sessions consisting of leading executives and experts from the shipping industry; owners, financiers, Investors, regulators, charterers and other services providers. They will exchange their thoughts, ideas, and visions and their role in several financing and shipping investing models for today and in the future.

- If you are an owner having trouble finding a good capital provider, come to Mare Forum, here they are.
- If you are a capital provider having trouble finding a good owner, come to Mare Forum and meet them.
- If you are in shipping and ship finance and want to know what will happen next, come to Mare Forum, the good answers will be there.

PROGRAMME

[tentative]

Wednesday 3 November 2021

during the Europort Exhibition
Ahoy Exhibition Center Rotterdam

08:00
Registration

09:00
Opening and welcome  

• Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
• Pieter Baan
Director, ING Business Banking Shipping
• Rob Verkerk Chairman Nederland Maritiem Land (NML)
• Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
• Connie Roozen Chairwoman, Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
• Speaker to be announced

09:45
Session 1
Quo Vadis?
Challenges, opportunities and risks on the global trade, shipping, economy, regulations and geopolitics.

• George Gourdomichalis President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
• Joep Gorgels Managing Director, Global Head Transportation & Logistics, ABN AMRO Bank
• Guy Verberne Chief Economist, PGGM Investments
• Rob Verkerk Chairman Nederland Maritiem Land (NML)
• Andrew Wilson Head of Energy Research, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
• Martin Dorsman Past, Secretary General at ECSA (European Community Shipowners' Associations)
• Nicolai Hansteen Head of Corp. Development, Lorentzen & Stemoco
• Martijn Snijder Managing Director, OLMAR
• Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
• Connie Roozen Chairwoman, Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
• Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder, SFG Ship Finance Global Limited - eShipfinance.com
Panelist to be announced

10:30
Break

10:50
Session 2
Designing zero-carbon ships of the future and what to do until they are ready"
A clear view of the design of the ship of the future: sustainability, innovations, new fuels, new ships, new technology, and the commercial viability of all new technological inventions and innovations.  

• Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
• Elizabeth Lindstad Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
• Herman Marks CEO, Vroon Group
• Björn van de Weerdhof Manager Business and Fleet Development, Anthony Veder
• Pino Spadafora Global Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA
• Maarten Lodewijks Founder, Value Maritime
• Gust Biesbroeck Partner, Prow Capital
• Geert Dokter Managing Director, Conoship International BV
• Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
• Peter de Jong
Director Transportation Finance-Shipping, ING Bank

12:10 Lunch

13:10
Session 3
The capital providers – shipowners, regulators, Dialogue
Finance and Investments
- How can the capital providers fulfil the needs of shipowners?
- What are the trends in banking, alternative shipfinance, bonds and other models of finance and investments?
- What are the developments on EC Taxonomy legislation?
- Will Shipfinance be affected by the new EC legislation?
- Will EU shipping out-flag and moved to non EU countries?  

• George Gourdomichalis President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Katalin Dobranszky Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs, European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
• Yves Kallina Senior Syndication Manager, Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
• Francesco Fuselli Managing Director - banchero costa & c
• Joep Gorgels Managing Director, Global Head Transportation & Logistics, ABN AMRO Bank
• Geert Dokter Managing Director, Conoship International BV
• Guy Verberne Chief Economist, PGGM Investments
• Connie Roozen Chairwoman, Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
• Céline Labelle Head Ship Finance, BRS
• Marjolein Van Noort Senior policy advisor, Brussels representative, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
• Panelist to be announced

14:10
Session 4
What are the benefits of the features of Alternative Finance to the global shipping industry?

- Will pension fund money flow into the international shipping debt markets, and what is required in order for this to happen?
- Will the maritime green-trend accelerate incase the role of alternative finance in shipping is increasing?
- Or does an increased role of alternative finance in shipping does not have an impact on the pace of the green trend?
- Will alternative finance focus more on new-build financing or on second hand?
- What will be the future role of European and global banks in the industry (in the context of the increased role of alternative finance providers)?
- How do shipping companies choose an appropriate lender?
- Lending has become extremely diverse; what are they most common structures in alternative financing?
- Is there competition between banks and alternative capital providers?

• Pieter van der Burg
Managing Director, NESEC
• Peter Knudsen Managing Partner, NorthCape Capital AS
• Wilhelm Christian Magelssen Partner, NRP Maritime Asset Management
• Michiel Steeman Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
• Joep Gorgels Managing Director, Global Head Transportation & Logistics, ABN AMRO Bank
• Robert Verburt CEO, Alliance Maritime
• Panelists to be announced

15:10
Session 5
Funding short sea shipping imperatives
- What are the shipowners' requirements?
- Can short sea shipping be considered sufficiently comparable to other types of logistics physical infrastructures (highways, trains) and worthy of being recognized with the same support guaranteed by governments, EIB, MDBs?
- How to convince the capital providers to fundshort sea ships? What is the role of governments and charterers?
- What insights do we have into the commercial viability of future ship designs?
- Who will take the investment risk on these technologies?
- Are there consolidations and acquisitions imperatives towards fleet sustainable modernization?

• Ed van Aalst Senior Relationship Manager, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
• Karin Orsel Chairwoman, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
• George Xiradakis Founder, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
• Nienke Blans Financial Director, NESEC
• Helen Tveitan de Jong Owner, Carisbrooke Shipping Holdings
• Pieter Baan Director, ING Business Banking Shipping
• Pino Spadafora Global Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA
• Marina Tzoutzouraki Partner, Dagmar Navigation Limited
•Panelists to be announced

16:10
Session 6
Is the Netherlands on its way to becoming the finance shipping centre of the European Union and beyond?
Opportunities ahead.

• Joep Gorgels Managing Director, Global Head Transportation & Logistics, ABN AMRO Bank
• Pieter Baan Director, ING Business Banking Shipping
• Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
• Pieter van der Burg Managing Director, NESEC Ship Finance
• Focko Nauta Managing Director, NBZ N.V.
• Michiel Steeman Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
• Connie Roozen Chairwoman, Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
• Robert Verburt CEO, Alliance Maritime
• Panelists to be announced

17:00
Cocktail reception hosted by NESEC in celebration of its 75th anniversary

Speakers & Panelists

Elizabeth Lindstad
Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist
SINTEF Ocean
Ed van Aalst
Ed van Aalst
Senior Relationship Manager
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
George Gourdomichalis
George Gourdomichalis
President & Managing Director
Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Pino Spadafora
Pino Spadafora
Global Marine Commercial Senior Director
RINA
Peter Knudsen
Peter Knudsen
Managing Partner
NorthCape Capital AS
Marjolein Van Noort
Marjolein Van Noort
Senior policy advisor | Brussels representative
Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR)
Francesco Fuselli
Francesco Fuselli
Managing Director -
Banchero Costa & co
George Xiradakis
George Xiradakis
Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder
XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Yves Kallina
Yves Kallina
Senior Syndication Manager
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Henk Detailleur
Henk Detailleur
Senior Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Martijn Snijder
Martijn Snijder
Managing Director
Olmar
Martin Dorsman
Martin Dorsman
Past, Secretary General
European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)
Panos Zachariadis
Panos Zachariadis
Fleet Technical Director
Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
Karin Orsel
Karin Orsel
CEO
MF Shipping Group
Rob Verkerk
Rob Verkerk
Chairman
Nederland Maritiem Land
Robert Verburgt
Robert Verburgt
CEO
Alliance Maritime
Focko Nauta
Focko Nauta
Managing Director
NBZ N.V.
Björn van de Weerdhof
Björn van de Weerdhof
Manager Business and Fleet Development
Anthony Veder
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Nienke Blans
Nienke Blans
Financial Director
NESEC
Connie Roozen
Connie Roozen
Chairwoman
Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
Guy Verberne
Guy Verberne
Chief Economist
PGGM Investments
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
Head of Energy Research
Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
Nicolai Hansteen
Nicolai Hansteen
Head of Corp. Development
Lorentzen & Stemoco
Celine Labelle
Celine Labelle
Head of Ship Finance
BRS
Michael de Visser
Michael de Visser
Global Head of Transportation
NIBC Bank
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Partner
NRP Maritime Asset Management
Gust Biesbroeck
Gust Biesbroeck
Partner
Prow Capital
Herman Marks
Herman Marks
CEO
Vroon Group
Maarten Lodewijks
Maarten Lodewijks
Founder
Value Maritime
Joep Gorgels
Joep Gorgels
Managing Director, Global Head Transportation & Logistics
ABN AMRO Bank
Helen Tveitan de Jong
Helen Tveitan de Jong
Owner
Carisbrooke Shipping Holdings
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Partner
Dagmar Navigation Limited
Pieter Baan
Pieter Baan
Director
ING Business Banking Shipping
Katalin Dobranszky
Katalin Dobranszky
Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs
European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
Annet Koster
Annet Koster
Managing Director
Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Partner
DagMar Navigation Ltd
Pieter van der Burg
Pieter van der Burg
Managing Director
NESEC

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