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
Olympia Anastasopoulou Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Greek Government
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group

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
George Xiradakis Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
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
Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses Systems
Sevi Katemoglou Founder & Dry Cargo Shipbroker, EastGate Shipping Inc
Stavros Zacharias General Manager Global Sales Development, Wärtsilä Services
Mags Moroney Global Commercial Manager, Marcura
Jonathan Le Feuvre Managing Director, SPI Marine in Switzerland
Martijn Snijder Managing Director, Olmar
Capt. Eberhard Koch CEO, Chairman and Managing Partner / Board Member Oesterreichischer Lloyd / Cyprus Chamber of Shipping
Minas Sorotos Managing Director, Handy Chart Ltd/Greece

11:10
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
Kostas Vlachos Chief Technical Operations Officer, Castor Ships S.A.
Nikolas Theodorou Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), ABC Maritime AG
Spyridon Zolotas Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Senior Director, RINA
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 Notias Country Manager, SingFuels
Marina Jakobsen Founder & CEO, Marine Brokers

12:10
Break

12:40
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:

Tom Softeland Chairman, Spinnaker
Katerina Stathopoulou Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd
Marina Tzoutzouraki Partner, Dagmar Navigation Limited
Martijn Snijder Managing Director, Olmar
Charalampos Simantonis President, Hellenic Short Sea Association
Vasilios Terzis Managing Director, Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, Nautilus Offshore
George Stamoulas Partner, Westport Maritime LLC
Rona Caspi Partner AKT Law Firm
Daniel Tadros, COO, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
Ilias Tsakiris, Vice-Chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee, International Union of Marine Insurance
Theodore Chouliaras B.o.D. President & CEO. UPoilTankers Inc

13:20
Session 5


The human factor trends in shipping - 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
Nikolas Theodorou Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), ABC Maritime AG
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
Tom Softeland Chairman, Spinnaker
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
Olympia Anastasopoulou Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Greek Government
Spyridon Zolotas Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Senior Director, RINA
Nicolas A. Vernicos
, President, Vernicos Maritime Group (to be confirmed)
George Xiradakis Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Dorothea Ioannou
CEO, American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc
Katerina Stathopoulou Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd
Akis Tsirigakis CEO, Nautilus Offshore
Sophia Brown General Manager, -New York Maritime, NYMAR and - IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Dagfinn Lunde Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
Theodore Chouliaras B.o.D. President & CEO. UPoilTankers Inc
All audience participants

14:55
Session 7
Conclusions and recommendations

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

15:00
end

20:00 - 22:00

Cocktail Reception

at the "Theatraki" in Saint John Resort (near the swimming pool)

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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

Charalampos Simantonis
Charalampos Simantonis
President
Hellenic Short Sea Association
Tom Softeland
Tom Softeland
Chairman
Spinnaker
Akis Tsirigakis
Akis Tsirigakis
CEO
Nautilus Offshore
Dorothea Ioannou
Dorothea Ioannou
CEO
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
Jan Fransen
Jan Fransen
Executive Director
Green Award Foundation
Irene Notias
Irene Notias
Country Manager
SingFuels
Nikos Marmatsouris
Nikos Marmatsouris
Group Senior Marketing Manager
GAC Shipping SA
Kostas Vlachos
Kostas Vlachos
Chief Technical Operations Officer
Castor Ships S.A.
Katerina Nomicos
Katerina Nomicos
Managing Partner
White Blue Legal
Anna Shipilli
Anna Shipilli
Commercial Manager
T&T Salvage
Serafim Katsikas
Serafim Katsikas
CTO
METIS Cyberspace Technology SA
Capt. Eberhard Koch
Capt. Eberhard Koch
BOD member
CYPRUS UNION OF SHIP OWNERS
Marina Tzoutzouraki
Marina Tzoutzouraki
CFO and co-founder
eShipfinance.com
Minas Sorotos
Minas Sorotos
Managing Director
Handy Chart Ltd/Greece
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Chief Commercial Officer
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Nikolas Theodorou
Nikolas Theodorou
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
ABC Maritime AG
Dagfinn Lunde
Dagfinn Lunde
Chairman and Co-founder / Chairman
eShipfinance.com, DagMar Navigation Ltd / Cleaves Securities AS
Alicia Tan
Alicia Tan
Commercial Manager
AXSMarine
George Stamoulas
George Stamoulas
Partner
Westport Maritime LLC
Nicolas A. Vernicos
Nicolas A. Vernicos
President
Vernicos Maritime Group
Martijn Snijder
Martijn Snijder
Managing Director
Olmar
Sophia Brown
Sophia Brown
General Manager
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Maria Filippidou
Maria Filippidou
Accounts & Data Specialist
Shipowners Claims Bureau (Hellas), Inc. / The American P&I Club
Stavros Zacharias
Stavros Zacharias
General Manager Global Sales Development, Wärtsilä Services
Mike Konstantinidis
Mike Konstantinidis
CEO
METIS
Olympia Anastasopoulou
Olympia Anastasopoulou
Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development
Ministry of Tourism
George Xiradakis
George Xiradakis
Senior Maritime & Investment Banker / Founder
XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Fay Catsiba
Fay Catsiba
PRINCIPOTE, ΜΥΚΟΝΟS
Clay Maitland
Clay Maitland
Managing Partner
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Daniel Tadros
Daniel Tadros
COO
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association, Inc.
Elpi Petraki
Elpi Petraki
Vice President
Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association
Martin Wattum
Martin Wattum
Head of Projects and Business Transformation
Torvald Klaveness
George Tsavliris
George Tsavliris
Principal
Tsavliris Salvage Group
Dimitris Lyras
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director
Ulysses Systems
Sinasi Onur
Sinasi Onur
General Manager
Anka Chart Logistics
Valentina Keys
Valentina Keys
Senior Associate
Watson Farley & Williams LLP
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Mags Moroney
Mags Moroney
Global Commercial Manager
Marcura
Spyridon Zolotas
Spyridon Zolotas
Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area Senior Director
RINA
Spyridon Tarasis
Spyridon Tarasis
Chief Operating Officer - Bulker Fleet
Costamare Shipping Services
Geert Dokter
Geert Dokter
Managing Director
Conoship International BV
Khamis Juma Buamim
Khamis Juma Buamim
Founder & Chairman
KBI-uae Oil & Energy and Chairman DcmmiEmirates at Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries
 Antonios Faraklas
Antonios Faraklas
Managing Director
Chartworld Shipping Corporation
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist
SINTEF Ocean
Sevi Katemoglou
Sevi Katemoglou
Founder & Dry Cargo Shipbroker
EastGate Shipping Inc
Stam Achillas
Stam Achillas
Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions
Wärtsilä
Katerina Stathopoulou
Katerina Stathopoulou
Executive Director
Investments & Finance Ltd
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Managing Director
SPI Marine in Switzerland
Theodore Chouliaras
Theodore Chouliaras
B.o.D. President & CEO
UPoilTankers Inc
Marina Jakobsen
Marina Jakobsen
Founder & CEO
Marine Brokers
George Gourdomichalis
George Gourdomichalis
President & Managing Director
Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Chloe Hekmati
Chloe Hekmati
Partner & Founder Youngship France
Fuel Broker
Rona Caspi
Rona Caspi
Partner
AKT Law Firm
Alexander Prokopakis
Alexander Prokopakis
CEO
Probunkers
Georgia Vasilaki
Georgia Vasilaki
Regional Strategic Sourcing Manager – Europe
Inchcape Shipping Services.
Vassilios Terzis
Vassilios Terzis
Managing Director
Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd
Ilias Tsakiris
Ilias Tsakiris
Vice-Chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee
International Union of Marine Insurance

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