November 2, 2022 9:00 AM
Conference
650 euro
Mainport Design Hotel in Rotterdam, Netherlands

21st Mare Forum Ship Finance 2022

The Capital Providers - Shipowners Dialogue

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All-important shipping and ship finance themes 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 service 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.

It will be an inspiring experience.

P R O G R A M M E

The conference will be held at the Mainport Design Hotel in Rotterdam

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08:30
Registration

09:00
session 1

Opening and Welcome

- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President Mare Forum
- Pieter Baan, Director, ING Business Banking Shipping`
- Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Christel Pullens President, WISTA Netherlands  and Managing Director, Searangers
- more speakers are to be announced - stay tuned

09:30
Session 2

Challenges - Is the world sailing to unknown waters?

Challenges and opportunities in the multipolar world. Geopolitics, Tensions Russia, China, USA, Energy, changing Trade patterns, Supply chain disruption, Inflation, Maritime hubs, Finance

Discussion themes:
- Challenges, opportunities and risks in today's global trade, shipping, economy, and regulations.
- Energy transition status, energy security, geopolitics, tensions, wars, (de)globalisation, changing trade patterns, and supply chain disruption.
- The human factor trends in shipping, What are the perceptions of the new young shipping generation, and how can the shipping industry adapt to their requirements?
- Do we need new skills and expertise plus more diversity in shipping?- imperatives

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank

PANELLISTS:
- Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Guy Verberne Chief Economist, PGGM Investments
- Maarten Sickler Director of Project Development, CONOSHIP
- George Xiradakis Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Elizabeth Lindstad Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
- Christel Pullens Managing Director, Searangers
- Andrew Wilson Head of Energy Research, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
- Nicolai Hansteen Head of Corp. Development, Lorentzen & Stemoco
- Connie Roozen Managing Director, C&B More
- Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder, SFG Ship Finance Global Limited - eShipfinance.com
- more panellists are to be announced; stay tuned

11:10
Break

11:30
Session 3

Decarbonisation - Where to invest your money today? Adapting the New Technologies - who bears cost and risk? Who is afraid of the future?

- Are we stepping back to cool, oil, gas, and nuclear energy modes, and how long will it remain?
- What about the green alternative energy modes? Will we continue to invest? What are the effects of Shipping and trade?
- What is now required to start reducing emissions immediately?
- What are the possible incentives for 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 efficiently respond 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 of fuels and innovations?
- Who has a clear view of the future ship's design? (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

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Pino Spadafora Global Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA

PANELLISTS:
- Elizabeth Lindstad Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
- Spyros Tarasis Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet, Costamare Shipping Services
- Stam Achillas Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsilä
- Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Jan Jaap Nieuwenhuis Managing Director. CONOSHIP
- Francesco Morici Chartering Manager, Navquim, Sogestran Group
- Martijn Snijder Managing Director, OLMAR
- Joep Gorgels Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, Floattech
- Jan Fransen Executive Director, Green Award Foundation
- Andrew Wilson Head of Energy Research, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
- Nicolai Hansteen Head of Corp. Development, Lorentzen & Stemoco
- more panellists are to be announced; stay tuned

12:45
Lunch

13:50
Session 4

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 ship finance, bonds and other models of finance and investments?
Financing the Green shipping industry.
Where does the money come from, and how do you get it?
What are the developments and updates in EC Taxonomy legislation? Will the EU shipping out-flag and move to non-EU countries?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:

PANELLISTS:
- Yves Kallina Senior Syndication Manager, Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
- Katalin Dobranszky Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs, European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
- Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
- Wilhelm Christian Magelssen Partner, NRP Maritime Asset Management
- Joep Gorgels
Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, Floattech
- Connie Roozen Managing Director, C&B More
- Marjolein Van Noort
Senior policy advisor, Brussels representative, Royal Association of Netherlands'
- Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder, SFG Ship Finance Global Limited - eShipfinance.com
- Guy Verberne Chief Economist, PGGM Investments
- more panellists are to be announced; stay tuned

14:40
Session 5

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 for this to happen?
- Will the maritime green trend accelerate in case the role of alternative finance in shipping increases?
- Or does an increased role of alternative finance in shipping doe 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 highly diverse; what the most common structures in alternative financing are?
- Is there competition between banks and alternative capital providers?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Pieter van der Burg Managing Director NESEC Fund Management

PANELLISTS:
- Peter Knudsen Managing Partner, NorthCape Capital ASThe panellists will be published soon
- Michiel Steeman Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
- Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director VSL Club SpA, Investment & Advisory
- Wilhelm Christian Magelssen Partner, NRP Maritime Asset Management
- Tarun Gulati
CEO & Co-Founder, eShipfinance com
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
- Pieter Baan Director, ING Business Banking Shipping
- Wijnand Botman Managing Director, Direct Ship Finance
- more panellists are to be announced; stay tuned

15:20
Session 6

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 recognised with the same support guaranteed by governments, EIB, MDBs?
- How to convince the capital providers to fund short 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 toward fleet sustainable modernisation?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Ed van Aalst
Senior Relationship Manager, ABN AMRO Bank N.V

PANELLISTS:
- Marjolein Van Noort Senior policy advisor, Brussels representative, Royal Association of Netherlands'Shipowners
- Heleen Quint Senior Export Credit Specialist, Atradius Dutch State Business NV
- George Xiradakis Founder, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
- Martijn Snijder
Managing Director, Olmar
- Pino Spadafora
Global Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA
- Marina Tzoutzouraki
Partner, Dagmar Navigation Limited
- Fabrizio Vettosi
Managing Director VSL Club SpA, Investment & Advisory
- more panellists are to be announced; stay tuned

16:10
Session 7

Is the Netherlands on its way to becoming the finance shipping centre of the European Union and beyond?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Michiel Steeman Managing Partner. Zuyderzee Capital

PANELLISTS:
- Remco Jongkind - Managing Director Shipping Coverage Netherlands ABN AMRO
- René van Vlerken Head of Listing NL & CEE, Managing Board, EURONEXT
- Mark Ras - Managing Partner Maas Capital Partners
- Kimberly Jones Associate Director NIBC Shipping
- Wijnand Botman Managing Director Direct Shipfinance
- André Lockhorst Partner, Prow Capital
- Nienke Blans CFO MSEACAPITAL
- Joep Gorgels  Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, Floattech
- Tony Foster - CEO Marine Capital Ltd
- more panellists are to be announced; stay tuned

17:10 -18:10

Cocktail reception

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Hotel Accommodation:

If you wish to book a room (mare forum discounted rate) at the conference venue go to:
https://www.mainporthotel.com/en/mareforum/

Speakers & Panelists

Pieter van der Burg
Pieter van der Burg
Managing Director
NESEC Fund Management
Fabrizio Vettosi
Fabrizio Vettosi
Managing Director
VSL Club SpA Investment & Advisory
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman
eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
Mark Ras
Mark Ras
Associate Director
Maas Capital Partners
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Partner
NRP Maritime Asset Management
Jan Fransen
Jan Fransen
Executive Director
Green Award Foundation
Nienke Blans
Nienke Blans
CFO
MSEACAPITAL
Pino Spadafora
Pino Spadafora
Global Marine Commercial Senior Director
RINA
Pieter Baan
Pieter Baan
Director
ING Business Banking Shipping
Martijn Snijder
Martijn Snijder
Managing Director
Olmar
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Peter Knudsen
Peter Knudsen
Managing Partner
NorthCape Capital AS
Michael de Visser
Michael de Visser
Global Head of Transportation
NIBC Bank
Francesco Morici
Francesco Morici
Chartering Manager
Navquim, Sogestran Group
Stam Achillas
Stam Achillas
Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions
Wärtsilä
Marjolein Van Noort
Marjolein Van Noort
Senior policy advisor | Brussels representative
Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR)
Joep Gorgels
Joep Gorgels
Chief Financial and Business Development Officer
Floattech
Wijnand Botman
Wijnand Botman
Managing Director
Direct Ship Finance
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Partner
Dagmar Navigation Limited
Tony Foster
Tony Foster
CEO
Marine Capital Ltd
Ed van Aalst
Ed van Aalst
Senior Relationship Manager
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Yves Kallina
Yves Kallina
Senior Syndication Manager
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Remco Jongkind
Remco Jongkind
Managing Director Shipping Coverage Netherlands
ABN AMRO
René van Vlerken
René van Vlerken
Head of Listing NL & CEE, Managing Board
Euronext Amsterdam
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Annet Koster
Annet Koster
Managing Director
Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
Head of Energy Research
Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones
Associate Director
NIBC Shipping
Heleen Quint
Heleen Quint
Senior Export Credit Specialist
Atradius Dutch State Business NV
Tarun Gulati
Tarun Gulati
CEO & Co-Founder
eShipfinance.com
Spyridon Tarasis
Spyridon Tarasis
Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet
Costamare Shipping Services
Nicolai Hansteen
Nicolai Hansteen
Head of Corp. Development
Lorentzen & Stemoco
Katalin Dobranszky
Katalin Dobranszky
Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs
European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
Connie Roozen
Connie Roozen
Chairwoman
Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
Guy Verberne
Guy Verberne
Chief Economist
PGGM Investments
Jan Jaap Nieuwenhuis
Jan Jaap Nieuwenhuis
Managing Director
Conoship International B.V.
André Lockhorst
André Lockhorst
Partner
Prow Capital
George Xiradakis
George Xiradakis
Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder
XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist
SINTEF Ocean
Henk Detailleur
Henk Detailleur
Senior Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital

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