September 2, 2022 10:30 AM
Conference
300 euro
Mykonos

5th Mare Forum Mykonos 2022

Following the four excellent Mare Forum events held in Mykonos, and following the debates held this year in Oslo, Rotterdam, Geneva, and Athens we are pleased to announce that we are back for the 5th Mare Forum in Mykonos, to be held on Friday 2nd September 2022. The conference will take place in an open, stimulating, free-flowing and attractive environment combined with informal discussions, which once again will demonstrate the successful hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.... [scroll down]

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Together with a very high profile international and local audience, shipowners, charterers, traders,  capital providers and services industry representatives, we will plunge into a pool of booming business, network opportunities, knowledge, and exchange of visions on the future of the shipping industries in Greece and the World.

It will be inspiring, Be There.

The conference will be held at the Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa*****

PROGRAMME

To view the tentative list of the discussion panellists, SCROLL DOWN...

09:30

Registration

10:00
Session 1

Opening and Welcome

George D. Gourdomichalis President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
and CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President, MARE FORUM
Theo Xenakoudis
Director, IRI / The Marshall Islands Registry

10:20
Session 2

Quo Vadis? Is the world sailing to unknown waters?

Challenges and opportunities in the multipolar world. Geopolitics, Tensions Russia, China, USA, Energy, changing Trade patterns, Maritime hubs, Finance, wealth.
- What are the effects on global trade, shipping, economy, regulations and geopolitics? Risk management vs the entrepreneurial spirit vs regulation vs politics vs technological breakthrough...., are too many fronts to fight?
- Are we moving into an era of increased trade tensions and regionalism and protectionism, or do we still expect a continuing rise of these phenomena as we have experienced over the past?
- 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?
- Will we experience the perfect "trifecta" this year and into the next, with all major commodity shipping (dry, energy, container) going into significant up-cycles?
- And if so, will there be new trade patterns, new infrastructure investment and what do we need to do to protect the roaring 2020s from geopolitical instability?

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS:

George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group
John Kare Aune CEO Wallem Group
Clay Maitland Managing Partner, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Khamis Juma Buamim Founder & Chairman, KBI-UAE Oil & Energy, UAE
Antonios Faraklas Managing Director, Chartworld Shipping Corporation
Helena Athoussaki, Head of ESG, Sustainability & Climate Change, Motor Oil Group
Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses Systems
Sevi Katemoglou Founder & Dry Cargo Shipbroker, EastGate Shipping Inc
John Trampaklos Legal Council, Avin International LTD
Jonathan Le Feuvre Managing Director, SPI Marine in Switzerland
Martijn Snijder Managing Director, Olmar
Massimo Volta Marine EMEA Region EVP, RINA
Capt. Eberhard Koch CEO, Chairman and Managing Partner / Board Member Oesterreichischer Lloyd / Cyprus Chamber of Shipping
Minas Sorotos Managing Director, Handy Chart Ltd/Greece

10:50
Session 3

Decarbonisation - Where to invest your money today? Adapting the New Technologies - who bears cost and risk? Who is afraid of the future?

- Synergy is needed between Charterers - shipowners – capital providers – regulators
- 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 the 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

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS:‍

Spyridon Tarasis Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet, Costamare Shipping Services
Martin Wattum
Head of Projects and Business Transformation, Torvald Klaveness
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
Stam Achillas
Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsilä
Mike Konstantinidis CEO, METIS
Spyridon Zolotas Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Senior Director, RINA
Haris Zografakis Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
Valentina Keys Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Jan Fransen
Executive Director, Green Award Foundation
Geert Dokter Managing Director, Conoship International BV
Alexander Prokopakis CEO, Probunkers
Irene Noticias Country Manager, SingFuels
Marina Jakobsen Founder & CEO, Marine Brokers
Natalie Gupta Director Bunkering – Value Chain Partnerships New Markets, Yara Clean Ammonia (tbc)
more panellists to be announced

12:00
Break

12:45
Session 4

Ship finance and Investments - Where does the money come from, and how to get it?

Is money out there to fund a rising market, both on the commodity trade and transportation sides?
How can the capital providers fulfil the needs of shipowners?
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?
What are the trends in banking, alternative ship finance, bonds and other models of finance and investments?
Funding Short Sea Shipping - what is needed?
Smart money for Green ships. The trends
What can be the role of the insurers in increasing the quality and green shipping?

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS:

Charalampos Simantonis President, Hellenic Short Sea Association
Katerina Stathopoulou Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd
Marina Tzoutzouraki Partner, Dagmar Navigation Limited
Martijn Snijder Managing Director, Olmar
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, Nautilus Offshore
George Stamoulas Partner, Westport Maritime LLC
Joep Gorgels Shipping and Shipfinance Executive
Rona Caspi Partner AKT Law Firm
Daniel Tadros, Chief Legal Officer, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
Mireille Tirel Director of Paris Office, Groupe Eyssautier
Ilias Tsakiris, Vice-Chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee, International Union of Marine Insurance
Theodore Chouliaras B.o.D. President & CEO. UPoilTankers Inc
Ilias Tsakiris, Vice-Chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee, International Union of Marine Insurance
more panellists to be announced

13:20
Session 5

The human factor trends in shipping and imperatives

Shipping needs talented and charismatic people - where will they come from?
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?

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS:

Dorothea Ioannou CEO, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc
Elpi Petraki Vice President Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association
Chloe Hekmati Founder Youngship France, and Partner Fuel Broker
Sevi Katemoglou Founder & Dry Cargo Shipbroker, EastGate Shipping Inc
Alicia Tan Commercial Manager, AXSMarine
Nikos Marmatsouris Group Senior Marketing Manager, GAC Shipping SA
John-Kaare Aune CEO, Wallem Group
Spyridon Tarasis Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet, Costamare Shipping Services
Dr Elizabeth Lindstad, Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
Pino Spadafora Global Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA
more panellists to be announced

14:10
Session 6

Designing the Future of entrepreneurial Greece, in Shipping, Maritime Tourism, Trade, Finance, and Energy.

- Opportunities ahead
- A comparison of the global maritime and shipping hubs and Piraeus/Athens-
- The competitiveness of the Greek shipping Cluster
– What has been done, and what to do next?
- A maritime and shipping regional/global financial and trading services hub?
- The Maritime Tourism expansion – infrastructure, regulations, creating incentives
- Energy hub, gas, exploration, distribution, energy alternatives and exports.
- The creation of Startups and Entrepreneurial environments in Greece. What is more needed?
- Taxes, Incentives, and quality business environment
- What must be the role of the State?
- What is needed from the industry?

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS:

George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group
Spyridon Zolotas Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Senior Director, RINA
Nicolas A. Vernicos
, President, Vernicos Maritime Group
Representative Ministry of Tourism (t.b.c.)
Representative Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
(t.b.c.)
Dorothea Ioannou
CEO, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc
John-Kaare Aune CEO, Wallem Group
Katerina Stathopoulou Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, Nautilus Offshore
Sophia Brown General Manager, NYMAR
Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
Haris Zografakis Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP
Theodore Chouliaras B.o.D. President & CEO. UPoilTankers Inc
Audience participants
more panellists to be announced

14:55
Session 7
Conclusions and recommendations

George D. Gourdomichalis,
President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A. and
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President, MARE FORUM


15:00
end

20:00 - 22:00

Cocktail Reception

the place is to be announced soon; stay tuned

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How to book a room at the Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa

If you wish to book a room at discounted rates (book your room before the 1st of July) given to Mare Forum, please find the Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa website below:
https://www.saintjohn.gr/


How to make a booking using the special Booking Code:
- When at the website, press book now on the top right corner.
- Input your arrival date, number of nights and number of people and press Booking Code (it is the second green button from the left).
- On the pop up "Enter a Code", write MAREFORUM and click apply code.
- Then you can choose your room of preference and book it.
If, for any reason, you get an error when you choose your preferred room type, saying that the voucher code is expired, no worries! Just close the notification and proceed to the booking; you will see that the discounted rate will not change.

Kindly do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further assistance>
Olympia Barka,
Reservation Manager,
Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa

To view, the tentative list of the discussion panellists SCROLL DOWN...

Speakers & Panelists

Valentina Keys
Valentina Keys
Senior Associate
Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Stam Achillas
Stam Achillas
Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions
Wärtsilä
John-Kaare Aune
John-Kaare Aune
CEO
Wallem Group
Mireille Tirel
Mireille Tirel
Director of Paris Office
Groupe Eyssautier
Mike Konstantinidis
Mike Konstantinidis
CEO
METIS
Nicolas A. Vernicos
Nicolas A. Vernicos
President
Vernicos Maritime Group
 Antonios Faraklas
Antonios Faraklas
Managing Director
Chartworld Shipping Corporation
Spyridon Tarasis
Spyridon Tarasis
Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet
Costamare Shipping Services
Massimo Volta
Massimo Volta
Marine EMEA Region EVP
RINA
Charalampos Simantonis
Charalampos Simantonis
President
Hellenic Short Sea Association
Martin Wattum
Martin Wattum
Head of Projects and Business Transformation
Torvald Klaveness
Irene Notias
Irene Notias
Country Manager
SingFuels
Sophia Brown
Sophia Brown
General Manager
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Martijn Snijder
Martijn Snijder
Managing Director
Olmar
George Gourdomichalis
George Gourdomichalis
President & Managing Director
Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Sevi Katemoglou
Sevi Katemoglou
Founder & Dry Cargo Shipbroker
EastGate Shipping Inc
Marina Jakobsen
Marina Jakobsen
Founder & CEO
Marine Brokers
Akis Tsirigakis
Akis Tsirigakis
CEO
Nautilus Offshore
Alexander Prokopakis
Alexander Prokopakis
CEO
Probunkers
Ilias Tsakiris
Ilias Tsakiris
Vice-Chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee
International Union of Marine Insurance
Alicia Tan
Alicia Tan
Commercial Manager
AXSMarine
Clay Maitland
Clay Maitland
Managing Partner
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Partner
Dagmar Navigation Limited
George Stamoulas
George Stamoulas
Partner
Westport Maritime LLC
Sinasi Onur
Sinasi Onur
General Manager
Anka Chart Logistics
Georgia Vasilaki
Georgia Vasilaki
Regional Strategic Sourcing Manager – Europe
Inchcape Shipping Services.
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Managing Director
SPI Marine in Switzerland
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman
eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
Rona Caspi
Rona Caspi
Partner
AKT Law Firm
Chloe Hekmati
Chloe Hekmati
Partner & Founder Youngship France
Fuel Broker
Geert Dokter
Geert Dokter
Managing Director
Conoship International BV
Helena Athoussaki
Helena Athoussaki
Head of ESG, Sustainability & Climate Change
Motor Oil Group
Spyridon Zolotas
Spyridon Zolotas
Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Senior Director
RINA
Capt. Eberhard Koch
Capt. Eberhard Koch
CEO, Chairman and Managing Partner / Board Member
Oesterreichischer Lloyd / Cyprus Chamber of Shipping
Joep Gorgels
Joep Gorgels
Shipping and Shipfinance Executive
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Theodore Chouliaras
Theodore Chouliaras
B.o.D. President & CEO
UPoilTankers Inc
Minas Sorotos
Minas Sorotos
Managing Director
Handy Chart Ltd/Greece
Katerina Stathopoulou
Katerina Stathopoulou
Executive Director
Investments & Finance Ltd
Haris Zografakis
Haris Zografakis
Partner
Stephenson Harwood LLP
Dorothea Ioannou
Dorothea Ioannou
CEO
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
Elpi Petraki
Elpi Petraki
Vice President
Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Chief Commercial Officer
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Khamis Juma Buamim
Khamis Juma Buamim
Founder & Chairman
KBI-uae Oil & Energy
Natalie Gupta
Natalie Gupta
Director Bunkering – Value Chain Partnerships New Markets
Yara Clean Ammonia
George Tsavliris
George Tsavliris
Principal
Tsavliris Salvage Group
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Dimitris Lyras
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director
Ulysses Systems
Nikos Marmatsouris
Nikos Marmatsouris
Group Senior Marketing Manager
GAC Shipping SA
Jan Fransen
Jan Fransen
Executive Director
Green Award Foundation
Pino Spadafora
Pino Spadafora
Global Marine Commercial Senior Director
RINA
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist
SINTEF Ocean
John Trampaklos
John Trampaklos
Legal Council
Avin International LTD
Daniel Tadros
Daniel Tadros
Chief Legal Officer
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.

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