September 21, 2021 9:00 AM
Conference
from 500 Euro
Hotel Beau Rivage | 13 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva - Switzerland

4th Mare Forum Geneva 2021

"The Charterers – Shipowners Dialogue”

Following the successful 3rd Mare Forum Geneva, Mare Forum is pleased to announce the 4th Mare Forum Geneva 2021 "THE CHARTERERS - SHIPOWNERS DIALOGUE", to be held on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva. The three previous Mare Forum Geneva forums have been bristling with ideas and dynamic debate.

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A very high level audience consisting of leading executives from the shipping, trade, and finance industry, appreciates and makes the most of the dynamic format and honest debate. Together with a high level local and international audience, participants will plunge in a pool of booming business and new network opportunities with the focus on global shipping and commodities trade, transportation and the future of the global commodities and maritime hubs..

If you are interested in commodities and shipping business, and if you want to know what’s next in 2022 and beyond we invite you to attend the 4th Mare Forum Geneva 2021 “The Charterers Shipowners’ Dialogue”. You will find your answers here.

PROGRAMME (tentative)

Tuesday 21 September 2021 - Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva, Switzerland

08:30  
Registration    

09:00  
Session 1:
Opening and welcome
Conference Chairman, Organizers, Keynote speakers
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President, MARE FORUM
Michael Kleiner Economic Development Officer, REPUBLIC AND STATE OF GENEVA
Representative Swiss Trading and Shipping Association, STSA
Oliver Straub Secretary General, Swiss Shipowners Association
Yasmina Rauber
 Managing Director YAS Maritime

09:30  
Session 2:
Quo Vadis?  Geopolitics, Protectionism, Competition, Decarbonisation, New technologies, global economy and trade, Risks.

Challenges, opportunities and risks on the global trade, shipping, economy, regulations and geopolitics. Risk management vs. the entrepreneurial spirit vs. regulation vs. politics vs. technological breakthrough...., too many fronts to fight?
Are we moving into an era of decreased trade tensions and softer regionalism and protectionism, or do we still expect a continuing rise of these phenomena as we have experienced over the recent past? Will we experience the perfect "trifecta" this year and into 2022/2023 with all major commodity shipping (dry, energy, container) going into significant up cycles? If we agree that the "trifecta" is indeed coming is this a combined result of tonnage supply, commodity inflation and post Covid-19 euphoria? And, if so, will there be new trade patterns, new infrastructure investment and what do we need to do to protect the roaring 2020's?

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Alessio La Rosa
 Global Head of Freight Cofco International Sa
Martijn Snijder Managing Director, OLMAR
Tom Søfteland Chairman, Spinnaker
Michiel Steeman Managing Partner Zuyderzee Capital
Connie Roozen, Partner, C&B More
Jonathan Le Feuvre Managing Director of SPI Marine in Switzerland
Dagfinn Lunde
 Partner,DagMar Navigation Ltd
more panelists to be announced - stay tuned

10:20  
Session 3:
The shipping and trade markets forecasts

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Andrew Wilson, Head of Research and Consultancy Services, BRS
Alex Haubert Head ofFreight, Amaggi
Francesco Paolo Morici CharteringManager DePoli Tankers
Jonathan Le Feuvre, Managing Director of SPI Marine in Switzerland
more panelists to be announced

more panelists to be announced - stay tuned

11:40
Session 4:
Designing the zero-carbon ships of the future - Where to invest your money?
The 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, sense and nonsense about fuels, new ships, new technology, and the commercial viability of all new technological inventions and innovations.
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? Scrubbers or fuels or slow steaming – still a dilemma?
Will there ever be a zero-carbon ship design? Is the world ready for any of the above?
Are the politics of Climate change and the discussion of dual fuel vessels and new technology alternative fuel vessels clouding our judgement and pushing us into investments that are not sustainable?

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Chris Hughes
 GlobalLead, Shipping Markets Lloyd's Register
Christos Chryssakis Business Development Manager, DNV (t.b.c.)
Maarten Lodewijks Partner, Value Maritime
Andreas Chrysikos Sales Manager, Glander International Bunkering (Geneva)
Representative RINA
Alex Haubert Head ofFreight, Amaggi
Dagfinn Lunde Partner,DagMar Navigation Ltd
more panelists to be announced - stay tuned

 13:10   Lunch

14:10  
Session 5:
Synergies needed; Charterers - shipowners – capital providers – regulators
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?
There are regulations on sustainability for shipowners, for capital providers coming soon (taxonomy), what about the charterers?
Are all these plethora of initiatives / regulations really needed or is a part of the bureaucratism behaviour of our institutions? How can we create a synergy between the chairholders of the shipping industry?

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Jan Hoffmann
 Chief Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD

Florence Schurch Secretary General, Swiss Trading and Shipping association STSA
Michiel Steeman Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
Theofilos Xenakoudis Director, Worldwide Business Operations Officer & MD IRI / The Marshall Islands Registry
Representative, Swiss Trading and Shipping Association , STSA
Michael Kleiner Economic Development Officer, REPUBLIC AND STATE OF GENEVA
Martijn Snijder Managing Director, Olmar
Alex Haubert Head of Freight, Amaggi
more panelists to be announced - stay tuned

15:00  Break

15:20
Session 6:
Maritime Geneva, Switzerland and the world – Looking ahead
A comparison between some of the Global Maritime Hubs and Geneva. The competitiveness of the Geneva’s Maritime and trade Cluster – What has been done and what to do next? What are the conditions for Geneva to preserve its position as one of the global trades and shipping hubs? Taxes, Incentives and quality business environment. What’s next? What are the views and the role of industry and Government?

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Oliver Straub Secretary General, Swiss Shipowners Association
Connie Roozen, Partner, C&B More
more speakers to be announced
Discussion with all speakers, panellists and audience participants

16:10  
Session 7:
Waiting for Godot? Women in shipping and trade
Following the IMO and UN positions on women in maritime and trade, there is now an urgent need to implement the policy.  Can we discuss and create thoughts about how to facilitate improvements of the women role in maritime and trade.

SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELISTS:
Yasmina Rauber Managing Director, Yas Maritime
Angie Hartmann Executive Vice President –Crew Affairs, Starbulk
Marina Tzoutzouraki
 Partner, Dagmar NavigationLimited
Connie Roozen Partner, C&BMORE / President,Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
Tea Chakhvadze Head of Analytic Service,Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia
more panelists to be announced - stay tuned

17:10  
Conclusions

17:20 - 18:20
Cocktail Reception hosted by

The Marshall Islands Registry  

Speakers & Panelists

Michael Kleiner
Michael Kleiner
Economic Development Officer
REPUBLIC AND STATE OF GENEVA
Olivier Straub
Olivier Straub
Secretary General
Swiss Shipowners Association
Florence Schurch
Florence Schurch
Secretary General
Swiss Trading and Shipping association STSA
Christos Chryssakis
Christos Chryssakis
Business Development Manager
DNV
Tea Chakhvadze
Tea Chakhvadze
Head of Analytic Service
Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia
Alex Haubert
Alex Haubert
Head of Freight,
Amaggi
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Managing Director
SPI Marine in Switzerland
Francesco Morici
Francesco Morici
Chartering Manager
De Poli Tankers
Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes
Global Lead, Shipping Markets
Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore
Andreas Chrysikos
Andreas Chrysikos
Sales Manager
GLANDER Bunkering
Tom Softeland
Tom Softeland
Chairman
Spinnaker
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Partner
Dagmar Navigation Limited
Alessio La Rosa
Alessio La Rosa
Global Head of Freight
COFCO International
Angie Hartman
Angie Hartman
Executive Vice President Crew Affairs
Starbulk
Yasmina Rauber
Yasmina Rauber
Past President
WISTA Switzerland
Maarten Lodewijks
Maarten Lodewijks
Founder
Value Maritime
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
Head of Energy Research
Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Director, Worldwide Business Operations
Marshall Islands Registry
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Connie Roozen
Connie Roozen
Chairwoman
Rotterdam Maritime Services Community
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Partner
DagMar Navigation Ltd
Martijn Snijder
Martijn Snijder
Managing Director
Olmar

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