April 6, 2022 1:00 PM
Conference
300 euro
Grand Hotel Oslo, Norway

3rd Mare Forum Oslo 2022

Following the successful Mare Forum conferences around the globe and the 2nd Mare Forum Oslo 2021, MARE FORUM is pleased to announce the occurrence of the 3rd Mare Forum Oslo 2022 to be held on Wednesday 6 April (afternoon) at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, Norway. This conference will be held during the NORSHIPPING Exhibition. [scroll down..]

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A top shipping conference with top principals actively participating, discussing, debating and brainstorming about shipping, investments and shipfinance, 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 and repair managers, Classification Societies, Press, and shipping services providers.

Network:
Participants will plunge into a pool of booming business, network opportunities, knowledge, exchange of visions on Shipping, Shipfinance and Investments and their future in Norway and the World.

It will be inspiring, Be There, Be Heard

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P R O G R A M M E

13:00 Registration, (Grand Hotel Oslo)
13:20 - session 1  

‍Opening and Welcome

[Organizer]
- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
 [Conference Chairman]
- Dagfinn Lunde Chairman eShipfinance.com / Chairman Cleaves Securities AS / Partner DagMar Navigation Ltd.
[Keynote Speaker]
- Espen Gjerde Vice President Strategy and M&A, WILHELMSEN GROUP 

13:40 - session 2:

Alea iacta est ! What is now needed for immediate start reducing emissions?

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- What are the possible incentives to first movers? Ideas needed
- 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?
- A wave of retrofits is coming
- Will the decisions made today and in the immediate years ahead, drive ship design and the future shape of shipping
- Exploring the role of charterers, shipowners, capital providers and regulators in the multi-relationship structure of their interests, focusing to sustainable and commercially viable shipping and trading industry.
- 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 stakeholders of the shipping industry?

MODERATOR:
- Kirsi Tikka
Shipping Executive

THE PANELLISTS:
- John-Kaare Aune
CEO, WALLEM Group
- Martin Wattum
Head of Projects and Business Transformation, KLAVENESS Ship Management
- Spyros Tarasis Chief Operating Officer, Bulker Fleet, COSTAMARE SHIPPING SERVICES
- Joep Gorgels
Shipping Executive
- Mike Konstantinidis CEO, METIS
- Theofilos Xenakoudis Director, Worldwide Business Operations, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Knut Helge Drivenes
Vice President Sales EMEA, Blue C Mobile
- Valentina Keys
Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

14:40 - session 3:

Sense and nonsense about fuels and innovations - who bears cost and risk?

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- 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?
- Is one of the main problems that shipping, as a vital industry, is losing control of the agenda?
- Who has a clear view of the design of the ship of the future? (low emissions, greater efficiency, speed, digitalization, materials, engines, etc..)
- What insights do we have into the commercial viability of future ship designs
- Is LNG just a transition fuel?
- What insights do we have into the commercial viability of future fuels like hydrogen, ammonia, batteries, and nuclear?
- Is there enough infrastructure in ports worldwide to facilitate new fuels?
- Will we have new trades, requiring new ship types – e.g. hydrogen carriers and ammonia product tankers?
- 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

MODERATOR:
- Yannis Litinas Partner, Simonsen Vogt Wiig

THE PANELLISTS:
- Atle Sommer SVP Head, GRIEG STAR AS
- Tor Øyvind Ask Fleet Director, SOLVANG ASA
- Björn van de Weerdhof, Manager Business and Fleet Development, ANTHONY VEDER GROUP
- Espen Gjerde Vice President Strategy and M&A, WILHELMSEN GROUP
- Andrew McKeran, Business Director – Maritime Performance Services, LLOYD'S REGISTER
- Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager, Maritime Shipping Decarbonization, DNV
- Elizabeth Lindstad,
Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
- Tobi Menzies, Director Business Development, CORE POWER (UK) Ltd
- Andrea Morgante Vice President Strategy, Marine Power, WÄRTSILÄ
- Kirsi Tikka Shipping Executive
- Nicolai Hansteen, Head of Corp. Development, LORENTZEN & STEMOCO

15:40   break

16:00 - session 4:

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

 A daring discussion across the segments, including Owners, and financiers of debt and equity, as well as Class and future-fuel suppliers, with an open agenda on the challenges, opportunities, and improvements (imposed or not) in Ship Finance.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
- What are the Capital providers' requirements from the Owners?
- 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(including Asian), corporate finance, funds, listing, bonds?
- Are the new small banks competitive enough and what are their niches?
- What will be the future role of Norwegian and European global banks?
- 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?

MODERATOR:
- Erlend Lous Partner, Simonsen Vogt Wiig

THE PANELLISTS: (tentative)
- Emile Jos Karsten
Head of Shipping, Nordic, ABN AMRO Bank NV
- Einar Aaser Relationship Manager, Shipping section, DNB
- Michael de Visser Global Head of Transportation, NIBC Bank
- Pieter van der Burg, Managing Director, NESEC Fund Management
- Torkell Vold Tide Capital Advisory AS
- Martin Iversen Partner, NorthCape Capital AS
- Robbert Jan Sougé Managing Director, Direct Shipfinance
- Marina Tzoutzouraki
CFO, eShipfinance.com / Partner, Dagmar Navigation
- Katalin Dobranszky, Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs, European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)

 18:00 - 19:00 Drinks  hosted by

Simonsen Vogt Wiig and IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

 

Speakers & Panelists

 Torkell Vold
Torkell Vold
Managing Director
Tide Capital Advisory AS
Knut Helge Drivenes
Knut Helge Drivenes
Vice President Sales EMEA
Blue C Mobile
Valentina Keys
Valentina Keys
Senior Associate
Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Joep Gorgels
Joep Gorgels
Shipping Executive
Einar Aaser
Einar Aaser
Relationship Manager, Shipping section
DNB
Atle Sommer
Atle Sommer
SVP Head
Grieg Star AS
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Christos Chryssakis
Christos Chryssakis
Business Development Manager, Maritime Shipping Decarbonization
DNV
Katalin Dobranszky
Katalin Dobranszky
Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs
European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Andrew McKeran
Andrew McKeran
Business Director - Maritime Performance Services
Lloyd's Register
Erlend Lous
Erlend Lous
Partner
Simonsen Vogt Wiig
Mike Konstantinidis
Mike Konstantinidis
CEO
METIS
Nicolai Hansteen
Nicolai Hansteen
Head of Corp. Development
Lorentzen & Stemoco
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Chief Commercial Officer
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Robbert Jan Sougé
Robbert Jan Sougé
Managing Director
Direct Shipfinance
John-Kaare Aune
John-Kaare Aune
CEO
Wallem Group
Natalie Gupta
Natalie Gupta
Director Bunkering – Value Chain Partnerships New Markets
Yara Clean Ammonia
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Wilhelm Christian Magelssen
Partner
NRP Maritime Asset Management
Andrea Morgante
Andrea Morgante
Vice President Strategy, Marine Power
Wärtsilä
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Partner
Dagmar Navigation Limited
Espen Gjerde
Espen Gjerde
Vice President Strategy and M&A
Wilhelmsen group
Tobi Menzies
Tobi Menzies
Director Business Development
CORE POWER (UK) Ltd
Martin Wattum
Martin Wattum
Head of Projects and Business Transformation
Torvald Klaveness
Elizabeth Lindstad
Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist
SINTEF Ocean
Representative
Representative
IRI/the Marshall Islands Registry
Tor Øyvind Ask
Tor Øyvind Ask
Fleet Director
SOLVANG ASA
Emile Jos Karsten
Emile Jos Karsten
Head of Shipping Nordic
ABN AMRO Bank NV
Pieter van der Burg
Pieter van der Burg
Managing Director
NESEC Fund Management
Yannis Litinas
Yannis Litinas
Partner
Simonsen Vogt Wiig
Yves Kallina
Yves Kallina
Senior Syndication Manager
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG
Peter Knudsen
Peter Knudsen
Managing Partner
NorthCape Capital AS
Michael de Visser
Michael de Visser
Global Head of Transportation
NIBC Bank
Spyridon Tarasis
Spyridon Tarasis
Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet
Costamare Shipping Services
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman
eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
Kirsi Tikka
Kirsi Tikka
Shipping Executive
Björn van de Weerdhof
Björn van de Weerdhof
Manager Business and Fleet Development
Anthony Veder
George Tsavliris
George Tsavliris
Principal
Tsavliris Salvage Group

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