November 5, 2024 9:00 AM
Conference
Starts at 650 EUR (ex. VAT) Early Bird
Mainport Hotel Rotterdam

23rd Mare Forum Ship Finance 2024

The Capital Providers - Shipowners Dialogue

Following the 22 previous excellent Mare Forum Ship finance events held in the Netherlands and the Mare Forums held in Oslo, Geneva, Monaco, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Mykonos, Rotterdam, Singapore and the conferences in the USA, we are pleased to announce that we are back for the 23rd Mare Forum Shipfinance 2024 - The Capital Providers - Shipowners Dialogue to be held on Tuesday 5 November 2024 at the Mainport Hotel in Rotterdam.. ... [scroll down]..

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The 22 previous Mare Forum Shipfinance conferences have bristled with ideas and dynamic debate. A high-level audience consisting of leading executives from the shipping trade and banking industries appreciates and makes the most of the dynamic format and honest debate.

It is an annual conference that hosts principals and high-level executives who actively participate in, discuss, debate, and brainstorm about the future of shipping, trade patterns, logistics, geopolitics, energy transition and security, decarbonisation, investments and ship finance, human capital imperatives, and more.

At our conferences, there are no dull company presentations or lengthy, predictable speeches. Instead, we foster an environment of dynamic and lively discussions, where the panellists and audience participants engage in meaningful exchanges.

The participants are Shipping Executives, Ship owners, Ship managers, Capital providers, Investors, Charterers, Traders, Logistics providers, Energy Executives, Regulators, Lawyers, Consultants, Shipbuilders, Classification Societies, Press, Shipping services providers, and SmartEntrepreneurs.

- If you are an owner needing help finding a good capital provider, come to Mare Forum. Here they are.
- If you are a capital provider needing help 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.


Rest assured, the Mare Forum Shipfinance conference will be an inspiring and enriching experience.

We look forward to your participation.


P R O G R A M M E

[The updated programme and the list of confirmed speakers and discussion panellists will be published soon]

TENTATIVE LIST OF PANELLISTS (as of 12 July)

- Pieter Baan, Director, ING Business Banking Shipping
- Eva Klein Ovink Executive Director Short Sea Shipping and Intermodal Coverage, ABN AMRO Bank
- Annet Koster Managing Director, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Spyros Tarasis Vice Chairman, INTERCARGO
- Ioannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
- Zhongyi (John) Su President & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest Group
- Arjun Batra Executive Chairman, Drewry Group
- Phrixos Papachristidis Chief Executive Officer Hellespont Group
- Caspar van Overklift Business Development & Manager ESG, ForestWave Navigation
- Bas de Jong President, TRANSHIP BULK
- Thijs Slavenburg Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
- Geert Dokter CEO, CONOSHIP Intewrnational
- Pieter van der Burg Managing Director NESEC Fund Management
- Michiel Steeman Managing Partner. Zuyderzee Capital
- Harris Antoniou Founder & Managing Director, Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd
- Michael de Visser ShipFinance Executive
- Maarten Sickler Director of Project Development, CONOSHIP
- Joost Bout Loan portfolio manager, NESEC
- Nurettin Caliskan President External Affairs Commission , Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Ed van Aalst Senior Relationship Manager, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
- Marina Tzoutzouraki CFO and co-founder, eShipfinance.com
- Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder, eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd and Chairman, Cleaves Securities AS
- Erik Witjens Chairman, Rotterdam Maritime Services Community RMSC
- Joep Gorgels CFO / CBDO – Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, EST- FLOATTECH
- Marjolein Van Noort Senior policy advisor, Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
- Irene Rosberg Programme Director, Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (The Blue MBA), Copenhagen Business School
- Francesco Fuselli Managing Director, Banchero Costa & co
- Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, VSL Club SpA Investment & Advisory
- Rico Luman Senior Economist - research lead - global sector research,
- many more to confirm... stay tuned

P R O G R A M M E

Mainport Hotel, Rotterdam

08:00
Registration

09:00

Opening and Welcome

Organizer
Moderators
Keynote Speakers

09:30
session 1

Global Uncertainty - trade and shipping - Nothing is a given and certainly not predictable - Who is afraid of the future?    

- Geopolitics, tensions between Russia, China, Middle East, Europe and USA., immigration,  regionalisation vs globalisation, energy transition, changing trade patterns, and supply chain disruption.
- Digitalization:efficiency, data, digital broking, automated ships, Shipping, trade, smartports, management, data, interconnections- How about the EU taxonomy and other good and bad initiatives challenges or opportunities?

- Artificial intelligence; threats and opportunities.  
- Who is afraid of the future? 


SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Eva Klein Ovink Executive Director Short Sea Shipping and Intermodal Coverage, ABN AMRO Bank

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
To be announced soon

10:20
session 2

Where to invest your money today?  The voices of shipping analysts

Outlook of the shipping markets  
- What are the Shipping market forecasts for 2025 and beyond, and what are the shipping and trade opportunities today while sailing in unknown waters?  
Containers, coal, iron ore,agri-commodities, oil and gas, chemical and short sea shipping carriers

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Zhongyi (John) Su President & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest Group

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
To be announced soon

11:10
Break

11:40
session 3

Pioneering to infinity and beyond. The energy transition and energy security: Are we getting any closer, or are we taking one step ahead and two steps backwards?

- The energy production outlook
- Sense and nonsense about alternative fuels
- Alternative fuels production, capacities, rates, ports andinfrastructure.  
- How are alternative fuel suppliers preparing to provide carbon-neutral andzero-carbon fuels for shipping at scale?
- Will repair yards have the capacity to handle an upcoming wave of retrofits?How are they preparing for the challenge?
- What are the necessary changes in port infrastructure, and is there a plan ofimplementation by the relevant authorities? What are the key priorities?
- Can industry-wide initiatives, such as green corridors, accelerate theindustry’s transformation? What does it take for them to be successful?
- What can we do now to help accelerate the availability of zero-carbon shipswhile at the same time reducing shipping’s footprint: slow steaming, retrofits,ESG reporting, and verification
- New technologies, new ships, new ideas, Perceptions and realities
- Successful Decarbonization achieved - lessons to be learned  

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
To be announced soon

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
To be announced soon

12:30
Lunch

13:40
session 3

Investing in People
The Human Capital Trends and Imperatives - realities, perceptions and views on the future

A Holistic Approach, dilemmas, and imperatives

- What are the views and dreams of the young generation on shipping andtrade?
- How can we facilitate new shipping pioneers ahead?
-How to facilitate Entrepreneurship?
- How to attract new talents in shipping
- What is the role of shipping and trading education institutes in the era ofsustainability?
- What are the trends in shipping management?
- Lessons to be learned

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Thijs Slavenburg Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
To be announced soon

14:30
session 5

The Capital Providers - Shipowners - Regulators, Dialogue:
Creating the right balance between regulations and market realities.
What are the Netherlands shipowners' and Capital Providers' strategiesfor the future?

- What is the role of charterers, shipowners, capital providers andregulators in the multi-relationship structure of their interests, focusing onsustainable and commercially viable shipping and trading industry?
- How about the EU taxonomy and other initiatives?
- How can the shipping industry be proactive to international regional and local regulations?
- Is the Green agenda in transition?
- Quality Shipping and the ESG agenda in progress. Are there incentives neededby the government and industry?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
To be announced soon

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
To be announced soon

15:20
Break

15:50
session 6

Where does the money come from to finance (green)ships, and how do you get it?
Funding short-sea shipping

Banking, and alternative ship finance, pros and contras.

- What are the trends in banking, alternative ship finance, bonds andother models of finance and investments on the way to decarbonisation?
- What will the future role of the Dutch European and global banks be in theindustry (in the context of the increased role of alternative financeproviders)?
- What are the benefits of the features of Alternative Finance to the globalshipping industry?
- Will the maritime green trend accelerate if the role of alternative financein shipping increases?
- Will alternative finance focus more on new-build financing or on second-handfinancing?
- Lending has become highly diverse; what are the most common alternativefinancing structures?
- What are the key performance criteria lenders evaluate when providing fundsto shipowners?

- What are the incentives from the government and the finance industryto renew European Short sea shipping?
- What are the shipowners' requirements?
- Can short sea shipping be considered sufficiently comparable to other typesof logistics physical infrastructure (highways, trains) and worthy of beingrecognized 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 shipdesigns?
- Who will take the investment risk on these technologies?
- Are there consolidations and acquisitions imperatives toward fleetsustainable modernisation?

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

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
To be announced soon

16:50
session 7

Conclusions and recommendations session


17:10 - 18:10

Drinks Reception

Speakers & Panelists

Marjolein Van Noort
Marjolein Van Noort
Brussels representative
Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR)
Erhan Esinduy
Erhan Esinduy
Foreign Relations Commission Member
Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Rico Luman
Rico Luman
Senior Economist - research lead - global sector research
ING Bank
Geert Dokter
Geert Dokter
CEO
Conoship International BV
Annet Koster
Annet Koster
Managing Director
Royal Association of Netherlands' Shipowners
Harris Antoniou
Harris Antoniou
Founder and Managing Director
Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Irene Rosberg
Irene Rosberg
Programme Director, The Blue MBA Programme | Director, Blue Board Leadership Programme
Copenhagen Business School
Caspar van Overklift
Caspar van Overklift
Business Development & Manager ESG
ForestWave Navigation
Arjun Batra
Arjun Batra
Executive Chairman
Drewry Group
Zhongyi (John) Su
Zhongyi (John) Su
Group Chairman & CEO
Erasmus Shipinvest Group
Thijs Slavenburg
Thijs Slavenburg
MANAGING PARTNER
Zuyderzee Capital
Spyridon Tarasis
Spyridon Tarasis
Vice Chairman
INTERCARGO
Ed van Aalst
Ed van Aalst
Senior Relationship Manager
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
CFO and co-founder
eShipfinance.com
Francesco Fuselli
Francesco Fuselli
Managing Director
Banchero Costa & co
Nurettin Caliskan
Nurettin Caliskan
Board Member, President International Relations
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Joost Bout
Joost Bout
Loan portfolio manager
NESEC Fund Management
Bas de Jong
Bas de Jong
President
Transship Bulk
Joep Gorgels
Joep Gorgels
Chief Financial and Business Development Officer
Floattech
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
Eva Klein Ovink
Eva Klein Ovink
Executive Director Short Sea Shipping and Intermodal Coverage
ABN AMRO Bank
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Phrixos Papachristidis
Phrixos Papachristidis
Chief Executive Officer
Hellespont Group
Engel-Jan de Boer
Engel-Jan de Boer
Global Yacht Segment Director
Lloyd's Register
Maarten Sickler
Maarten Sickler
DirectorSales
Conoship International

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