November 22, 2024 9:00 AM
1500 HKD
Hong Kong (date and venue to be confirmed)

5th Mare Forum Hong Kong 2024


Following the four previous excellent Mare Forum Hong Kong events and the Mare Forums held in Oslo, Geneva, Monaco, Athens, Istanbul, Mykonos, Rotterdam, Singapore and the conferences in the USA, we are pleased to announce that we are back for the 5th Mare Forum Hong Kong 2024 - EXPANSION! This conference will be held within the Hong Kong Maritime Week 2024 framework. Scroll down...


The four previous Mare Forum Hong Kong forums have bristled with ideas and dynamic debate.

The conference will be held in the morning on Friday, 22 November 2024 (date and venue to be confirmed)

The conference will take place in an open, daring and stimulating environment combined with transparent discussions, with executives actively participating, discussing, debating and exchanging their thoughts, ideas, and visions in geopolitics, trade and trade patterns, (green) shipping, energy transition, decarbonization, the human factor imperatives, financing, investing models for today and the future and the Hong Kong leasing facilities and why Hong Kong will become the (green) maritime nodal point of Asia.

The Mare Forum conferences do not feature dull company presentations or lengthy and predictable speeches. Instead, they foster dynamic and lively discussions where the panellists and audience participants engage in meaningful exchanges.

The participants will be Shipping Executives, Shipowners, Ship Managers, Charterers, Traders, Capital providers, Investors, Energy Executives, Regulators, maritime lawyers, Consultants, shipbuilders and repair managers, Classification Societies, Press, shipping services providers, and smart entrepreneurs.

If you are in shipping and interested in Maritime Hong Kong, and want to know what will happen next, come to Mare Forum. Good answers will be there.

It will be inspiring. Be There.


(Date and venue to be confirmed)
The Tentative list of speakers and panellists will be published soon - stay tuned.

09:00 Session 1

Opening and Welcome

- Organizer
- Conference Chairman
- Keynote speaker(s)
09:30 Session 2

Where is the world, Hong Kong, and where are the trade and shipping heading?  
Global Uncertainty - Nothing is a given and certainly not predictable. 

- The voices of Regulators, Charterers, shipowners, Capital Providers and Port Authorities  
- Geopolitics, world tensions, regionalization vs globalization, changing trade patterns, supply chain disruption and Hong Kong 

Session Chairman:

Discussion Panellists:
10:15 Session 3

The Maritime Energy Transition – Are we getting any closer, or are we taking one step ahead and two steps backwards? 

The voices of Regulators, Charterers, shipowners, Capital Providers and Port Authorities

- How can progress be made on carbon-efficient ships on the water
- 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
- New technologies, new ships, new ideas, Perceptions and realities
- Sense and nonsense about alternative fuels
- Financing the Green Shipping, where does the money come from, and how do you get it?
- Successful Decarbonization achieved - lessons to be learned
- The Hong Kong Green Agenda for the Future.
- What is the role of industry and government?
Session Chairman:

Discussion Panellists:
11:30 Session 4

Expansion: Hong Kong towards the Maritime Asia's (green) nodal point. 
What does this mean to shipowners, traders, financiers, and many other service providers

The voices of Regulators, Charterers, shipowners, Capital Providers and Port Authorities
- How does Hong Kong compare to other hubs as a maritime ecosystem of shipowners, ship and port operators, charterers, financiers, fuel suppliers, etc.?
- What are the Hong Kong shipowners' and Hong Kong Maritime Cluster's strategies for the future?
- Investing in people, The Human Capital Trends and Imperatives in the era of decarbonisation - realities, perceptions and views on the future
- Financing (green)ships and Hong Kong. What are the benefits of the features of Hong Kong ship leasing and other alternative finance models for the global shipping industry?

Session Chairman:

Discussion Panellists:
12:30 – 13:00

Conclusions and recommendations

- Conference Chairman

- Session Chairmen
- Organiser

General Discussion between the session chairmen, panellists and all conference participants  

Speakers & Panelists

To be announced - stay tuned

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