March 14, 2023 9:00 AM
Conference
600 EUR
Hotel Beau-Rivage

6th Mare Forum Geneva

The Charterers Shipowners Dialogue

Following the successful Mare Forum Geneva conference last year, and the conferences around the globe, MARE FORUM is pleased to announce the 6th Mare Forum Geneva 2023, to be held on Tuesday, 14 March, at the Hotel Beau-Rivage. [scroll down..]

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The Charterers - Shipowners Dialogue
Challenges, Opportunities, Priorities, and Goals in 2023, 2030 and beyond

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, visions, and roles in (green) shipping, energy transition, decarbonisation, financing, and investing models for today and the future and how maritime Geneva can become one of the most successful maritime hubs of the world.

With a high-level local and international audience, participants will plunge into a pool of booming business and new network opportunities with a 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 want to know what’s next in 2023 and beyond, we invite you to attend the 6th Mare Forum Geneva 2023, “The Charterers Shipowners’ Dialogue”.  You will find your answers here.

It will be inspiring, Be There.

P R O G R A M M E

[to view the (daily updated) programme and the tentative list of panellists, scroll down.]

Tuesday 14 March 2023
Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva

08:30
Registration

09:00
Session 1:

Opening and welcome

- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
- Zhongyi (John) Su President & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest Group and Conference Chairman
- Michael Kleiner Economic Development Officer, REPUBLIC AND STATE OF GENEVA
- Ramon Esteve President of STSA, Swiss Trading and Shipping Association
- Stéphane Graber
Director General, FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
- Yasmina Rauber General Secretary , ZCA (Zug Commodity Association) / Managing Director, Yas Maritime
- Olivier Straub Secretary General, Swiss Shipowners Association

09:50  
Session 2:

What are the Shipping market forecasts for 2023 and beyond, and what are the shipping and trade opportunities today while sailing in unknown waters?

The voices of Charterers - shipowners – capital providers – and regulators

Challenges and opportunities in a multipolar world. Geopolitics, tensions between Russia, China, and the USA, inflation, dollar appreciation, regionalization vs globalization, energy transition, changing trade patterns, and Supply chain disruption.
The Shipping Market forecast

Discussion themes:
- Challenges, opportunities, and risks in today's global trade, shipping, economy, and regulations.
- Energy transition status, energy security, geopolitics, tensions, wars, (de)globalisation, changing trade patterns, supply chain disruption, inflation and USD forecast
and risks
- One step back or two steps ahead? For how long are we stepping back to coal, oil, gas, and nuclear energy modes?
- What are the Shipping and trade markets forecasts for 2023 and beyond?
- What are the trends, and what kind of ships are long-term profitable to invest in?
- What are the shipping and trade opportunities while sailing in unknown waters?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Harris Antoniou Founder and Managing Director, Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd
SPEAKERS and DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
- Andrew Wilson Head of Energy Research, Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
- Alex Haubert Head of Freight, Amaggi
- Katalin Dobranszky Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs, European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
- Lina Jasutiene Shipping attorney, Founder, and CEO, Recoupex a Global cargo transportation lawyers Hub
- Corrado Pesce, Chartering Broker, Marnavi spa
- Jonathan Le Feuvre Director, SPI Marine in Switzerland
- Alessio La Rosa Global Head of Freight, Eurochem
- Marina Jakobsen Founder & CEO, Marine Brokers
- John F. Hatley General Manager Market Innovation, Wärtsila
- Rolf Stiefel Country Chief Executive Germany,Bureau Veritas

11:00
Break

11:30
session 3:

The right way ahead to Decarbonization - Lessons to be learned
Where does the money come from to finance, and how do you get it?


- How exposed is the existing fleet to upcoming legislation, and how do shipowners mitigate risk?
- Are carbon-neutral or zero-carbon operations a target? If so, what are the steps to reach it (e.g.vessel speed, efficiency upgrades, switching to alternative fuels, offsetting.)?
- What is now required to start reducing emissions immediately?
- What are possible incentives for first movers to decarbonization?
- Will the Charterers pay for GHG emissions?
- How are alternative fuel suppliers preparing to provide carbon-neutral and zero-carbon fuels for shipping at scale?
- What is the role of charterers, shipowners, capital providers and regulators in the multi-relationship structure of their interests, focusing on sustainable and commercially viable shipping and trading industry?
- Will repair yards have the capacity to deal with an upcoming wave of retrofits? How are they preparing for the challenge?
- What are the necessary changes in port infrastructure, and is there a plan of implementation by the relevant authorities? What are the key priorities?
- Can industry-wide initiatives, such as green corridors, accelerate the industry’s transformation? What does it take for them to be successful?
- 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
- What are the trends and models on Financing and investing for shipping (green)
- Where does the money come from to finance, and how do you get it?
- Lessons to be learned

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Stam Achillas, Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsila
SPEAKERS and DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
- Emma Skov Christiansen Project Manager in the Strategy & Digitalization, Cargill Ocean Transportation
- Andrew Roberts Head of EMEA, RIGHTSHIP
- Volkmar Galke, Global Director, WinGD
- Luisa Rodriguez Ortega Economic Affairs Officer, Transport Section, UNCTAD
- Jan-Henrik Hübner,
Global Head of Shipping Advisory Practice, DNV
- Alberto Perez, Head of Maritime Commercial Markets, Lloyd's Register
- Francesco Morici
Manager, Navquim, Sogestran Group
- Jan Fransen Executive Director, Green Award Foundation
- Alessio La Rosa Global Head of Freight, Eurochem
- Andreas Chrysikos Sales Manager, GLANDER Bunkering
- Mikael Laurin  Head of Vessel Optimization, YARA Marine Technologies AB
- Alex Haubert Head of Freight, Amaggi

12:50
Lunch

14:00
session 4

Maritime Geneva and the world – Expansion

- A comparison between some of the Global Maritime Hubs and Geneva.
- The competitiveness of Geneva’s Maritime and trade Cluster.
– What has been done, and what to do next?
- What are the conditions for Geneva to expand its position as a leading global trade and shipping hub? Taxes, Incentives and quality business environment.
- What are the requirements of shipping and trading companies?
- What are the views and the role of industry and Government next?
- What are the next steps to be taken?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Jan Hoffmann, Head, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
 SPEAKERS and DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
(General Discussion)
- All conference panellists
- Audience Participants

15:00
Break

15:30
session 5

Why are New Skills, Charismatic and Talented people needed in the Shipping and trade industry?
What are the views of the new generation?
How to attract young people to the shipping and trading industry?

Discussion themes

- Do we need new skills and expertise, plus more diversity in shipping and trade?
- Do we need talented and charismatic people for the future of shipping and trade?
- Where will they come from?
- What is the role of shipping and trading education institutes in the era of sustainability?
- What are the trends in shipping management?
- What are the visions of the young generation?
- What are they looking for to enter a shipping and trade carrier?
- How to attract young people to shipping and trade?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Nicholas Brown, Director, Brand & Communications, Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore
 SPEAKERS and DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
- Yasmina Rauber General Secretary , ZCA (Zug Commodity Association) / Managing Director, Yas Maritime
- Rafael Huber Human Resources Leader, Ocean Transportation and World Trading Group, CARGILL
- Eliane Palivoda Herren Senior Program Officer, Master of Science in Commodity Trading, University of Geneva
- Chloe Hekmati
Sales & Commercial Director FMC Globalsat and President, Youngship France
- Anastasia Kiritsi Professor, Arden University
- Mark Assaf Chief Human Resources Development Section– TRAINFORTRADE
- Apostolos Poulovassilis Director of Maritime Studies, Business College of Athens and Director, Ocean Technologies Group
- Philippe Nasr Alumni of the Master in Commodity Trading - 14th Intake
- Harris Antoniou Founder and Managing Director, Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd

16:30
Session 6

Concluding Session

General discussion, Synthesis and recommendations
- Zhongyi (John) Su President & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest Group
- Harris Antoniou Founder and Managing Director, Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd
- Nicholas Brown, Director, Brand & Communications, Bureau Veritas Marine and Offshore
- Jan Hoffmann, Head, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
- Stam Achillas, Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions
- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President, Mare Forum

17:00 – 18:30

Cocktail Reception hosted by

IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

Speakers & Panelists

Jan Fransen
Jan Fransen
Executive Director
Green Award Foundation
Chloe Hekmati
Chloe Hekmati
Sales & Commercial Director FMC Globalsat
President, Youngship France
Marina Jakobsen
Marina Jakobsen
Founder & CEO
Marine Brokers
Jan Hoffmann
Jan Hoffmann
Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, DTL
UNCTAD
Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown
Corporate Affairs Director. Marine & Offshore Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Rafael Huber
Rafael Huber
Human Resources Leader
Ocean Transportation and World Trading Group, CARGILL
Harris Antoniou
Harris Antoniou
Founder and Managing Director
Neptune Maritime Leasing Ltd
Eliane Palivoda Herren
Eliane Palivoda Herren
Senior Program Officer, Master of Science in Commodity Trading
University of Geneva
Stéphane Graber
Stéphane Graber
Director General
FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts
Head of EMEA
Rightship
Nikolas Theodorou
Nikolas Theodorou
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
ABC Maritime AG
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Andreas Chrysikos
Andreas Chrysikos
Sales Manager
GLANDER Bunkering
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Director / Director of Maritime Studies
Ocean Technologies Group / Business College of Athens
Mikael Laurin
Mikael Laurin
Head of Vessel Optimization
Yara Marine Technologies AB
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Zhongyi (John) Su
Zhongyi (John) Su
Group Chairman & CEO
Erasmus Shipinvest Group
Francesco Morici
Francesco Morici
Chartering Manager
Navquim, Sogestran Group
 Volkmar Galke
Volkmar Galke
Global Director
WinGD
John F. Hatley
John F. Hatley
General Manager Market Innovation
Wärtsila
Corrado Pesce
Corrado Pesce
Chartering Broker
Marnavi spa
Jan-Henrik Hübner
Jan-Henrik Hübner
Global Head of Shipping Advisory Maritime
DNV
Katalin Dobranszky
Katalin Dobranszky
Director, Finance & Fiscal Affairs
European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA)
Alberto Perez
Alberto Perez
Head of Maritime Commercial Markets
Lloyd's Register
Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson
Head of Energy Research
Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS)
Emma Skov Christiansen
Emma Skov Christiansen
Project Manager in the Strategy & Digitalization
Cargill Ocean Transportation
Stam Achillas
Stam Achillas
Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions
Wärtsilä
Philippe Nasr
Philippe Nasr
Alumni of the Master in Commodity Trading
14th Intake
Yasmina Rauber
Yasmina Rauber
General Secretary of the ZCA (Zug Commodity Association) /
Founder of YAS Coaching
Alessio La Rosa
Alessio La Rosa
Global Head of Freight
Eurochem
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Alex Haubert
Alex Haubert
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Managing Director
SPI Marine in Switzerland
Luisa Rodriguez Ortega
Luisa Rodriguez Ortega
Economic Affairs Officer, Transport Section
UNCTAD
Michael Kleiner
Michael Kleiner
Economic Development Officer
REPUBLIC AND STATE OF GENEVA
Lina Jasutiene
Lina Jasutiene
Shipping attorney, Founder, and CEO
Recoupex a Global cargo transportation lawyers Hub
Anastasia Kiritsi
Anastasia Kiritsi
Professor
Arden University
Mark Assaf
Mark Assaf
Chief Human Resources Development Section– TRAINFORTRADE.
UNCTAD

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