November 2, 2022 9:00 AM
Conference
650 euro + 21% VAT
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. 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 Hotel in Rotterdam

08:15
Registration

09:00
session 1

Opening and Welcome

- Georgios (Ilios) Kostoulas Executive Director, Mare Forum
- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President Mare Forum and Conference Chairman
- Pieter Baan, Director, ING Business Banking Shipping
- Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Christel Pullens President, WISTA Netherlands and Managing Director, Sea Ranger Service

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?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
PANELLISTS:
- Andrew Wilson Head of Energy Research, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
- Guy Verberne Chief Economist, PGGM Investments
- Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder, SFG Ship Finance Global Limited - eShipfinance.com
- George Xiradakis Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Nicolai Hansteen Head of Corp. Development, Lorentzen & Stemoco
- Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Maarten Sickler Director of Project Development, CONOSHIP
- Christel Pullens Managing Director, Searangers

11:10
Break

11:30
Session 3

Decarbonisation - Where to invest your money today? Adapting 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 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
- Stam Achillas Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsilä
- Francesco Morici Chartering Manager, Navquim, Sogestran Group
- 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
- Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Jan Jaap Nieuwenhuis Managing Director. CONOSHIP
- Martijn Snijder Managing Director, OLMAR

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:
- Martijn Snijder Managing Director, OLMAR
PANELLISTS:
- Yves Kallina Senior Syndication Manager, Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
- Katalin Dobranszky Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs, European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
- Connie Roozen Managing Director, C&B More
- Joost Bout Loan portfolio manager, NESEC
- Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
- Wilhelm Christian Magelssen Partner, NRP Maritime Asset Management
- Joep Gorgels
Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, Floattech
- 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

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:
- Nils Kovdal Managing Partner, NorthCape Capital AS
- Michiel Steeman Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
- Iraklis Tsirigotis Director of Origination, Neptune Maritime Leasing
- Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director VSL Club SpA, Investment & Advisory
- Wilhelm Christian Magelssen Partner, NRP Maritime Asset Management
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
- Pieter Baan Director, ING Business Banking Shipping
- Wijnand Botman Managing Director, Direct Ship Finance
- Marina Tzoutzouraki CFO and co-founder eShipfinance.com

15:20
Break

15:40
Session 6

Funding Short Sea Shipping

- 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:
- Thomas van Meerkerk Management Consultant Innovation & Technology, Vertom Group
- Heleen Quint Senior Export Credit Specialist, Atradius Dutch State Business NV
- George Xiradakis Founder, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Marjolein Van Noort Senior policy advisor, Brussels representative, Royal Association of Netherlands'Shipowners
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
- Martijn Snijder
Managing Director, Olmar
- Pino Spadafora
Global Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA
- Fabrizio Vettosi
Managing Director VSL Club SpA, Investment & Advisory

16:20
Session 7

Is the Netherlands on its way to becoming the Ship Finance 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
- Tony Foster - CEO Marine Capital Ltd
- 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
- Ernst-Jan Bioch, Tax Partner, KPMG Meijburg & Co.
- Jan William Denstad CEO and Founding Partner, Sole Projects Ltd
- Connie Roozen Managing Director, C&B More

17:10
Session 8

Concluding Session

PANEL:
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
- Pino Spadafora Global Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA
- Martijn Snijder Managing Director, OLMAR
- Pieter van der Burg
Managing Director NESEC Fund Management
- Ed van Aalst Senior Relationship Manager, ABN AMRO Bank N.V
- Michiel Steeman Managing Partner. Zuyderzee Capital
- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President Mare Forum and Conference Chairman
- Audience Participants

17:30 -18:30

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

Mark Ras
Mark Ras
Associate Director
Maas Capital Partners
Martijn Snijder
Martijn Snijder
Managing Director
Olmar
Maarten Sickler
Maarten Sickler
Director of Project Development
Conoship International
Nienke Blans
Nienke Blans
CFO
MSEACAPITAL
Yves Kallina
Yves Kallina
Senior Syndication Manager
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Fabrizio Vettosi
Fabrizio Vettosi
Managing Director
VSL Club SpA Investment & Advisory
George Xiradakis
George Xiradakis
Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder
XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Iraklis Tsirigotis
Iraklis Tsirigotis
Director of Origination
Neptune Maritime Leasing
Heleen Quint
Heleen Quint
Senior Export Credit Specialist
Atradius Dutch State Business NV
Jan Fransen
Jan Fransen
Executive Director
Green Award Foundation
Francesco Morici
Francesco Morici
Chartering Manager
Navquim, Sogestran Group
Joost Bout
Joost Bout
Loan portfolio manager
NESEC Fund Management
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Partner
NRP Maritime Asset Management
Jan Jaap Nieuwenhuis
Jan Jaap Nieuwenhuis
Managing Director
Conoship International B.V.
Guy Verberne
Guy Verberne
Chief Economist
PGGM Investments
Nicolai Hansteen
Nicolai Hansteen
Head of Corp. Development
Lorentzen & Stemoco
Connie Roozen
Connie Roozen
Tax Partner
C&B More
Remco Jongkind
Remco Jongkind
Managing Director Shipping Coverage Netherlands
ABN AMRO
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
Head of Energy Research
Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
René van Vlerken
René van Vlerken
Head of Listing NL & CEE, Managing Board
Euronext Amsterdam
Marjolein Van Noort
Marjolein Van Noort
Senior policy advisor | Brussels representative
Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR)
Katalin Dobranszky
Katalin Dobranszky
Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs
European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
Pino Spadafora
Pino Spadafora
Global Marine Commercial Senior Director
RINA
Ed van Aalst
Ed van Aalst
Senior Relationship Manager
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Joep Gorgels
Joep Gorgels
Chief Financial and Business Development Officer
Floattech
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
CFO and co-founder
eShipfinance.com
Christel Pullens
Christel Pullens
President, WISTA Netherlands and Managing Director, Searangers
Pieter Baan
Pieter Baan
Director
ING Business Banking Shipping
Tony Foster
Tony Foster
CEO
Marine Capital Ltd
Annet Koster
Annet Koster
Managing Director
Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
Stam Achillas
Stam Achillas
Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions
Wärtsilä
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist
SINTEF Ocean
Thomas van Meerkerk
Thomas van Meerkerk
Management Consultant Innovation & Technology
Vertom Group
Michael de Visser
Michael de Visser
Global Head of Transportation
NIBC Bank
Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones
Associate Director
NIBC Shipping
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman
eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
André Lockhorst
André Lockhorst
Partner
Prow Capital
Jan William Denstad
Jan William Denstad
CEO and Founding Partner
Sole Projects Ltd
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Ernst-Jan Bioch
Ernst-Jan Bioch
Tax Partner
KPMG
Pieter van der Burg
Pieter van der Burg
Managing Director
NESEC Fund Management
Wijnand Botman
Wijnand Botman
Managing Director
Direct Ship Finance

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