May 17, 2023 1:00 PM
Conference
200 EUR
Holiday Inn Istanbul - Tuzla Bay

7th Mare Forum Istanbul

Following the successful 6th Mare Forum Istanbul conference held in the past, MARE FORUM with GISBIR, the Turkish Shipbuilders' Association, are pleased to announce the 7th Mare Forum Istanbul 2023, to be held in Istanbul on Wednesday, 17 May (afternoon).... [Scroll down]

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The conference will take place in an open, daring and stimulating environment combined with transparent discussions, with executives actively participating, discussing, debating and will exchanging their thoughts, ideas, visions, and roles in (green) shipping, energy transition, decarbonization, financing, and investing models for today and the future and how the Turkish maritime cluster can design its bright maritime future.

If you are in the shipping business and if you are interested in doing shipping business in Türkiye. Be There.


P R O G R A M M E

Hotel Holiday Inn Istanbul - Tuzla Bay

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12:00
Registration

12:15

Networking Light Lunch, hosted by WISTA TÜRKIYE and AVS


13:15

Opening and Welcome

- Ioannis Kostoulas President, Mare forum
- Murat Kiran President, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GİSBİR
- Cem Seven Chairman, Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association, Türkiye
- Tamer Kiran Chairman, Chamber of Shipping, Türkiye
- Suat Hayri Aka Turkish Ambassador to ICAO-International Civil Aviation Organization


13:50

Session 2

Looking ahead - the trade and shipping market, the regulations, and the Human factor.


Discussion themes:
- Challenges, opportunities and risks in today's global trade, shipping, economy, and regulations.

- What are the Shipping and trade markets forecasts for 2023 and beyond?

- Energy transition status, energy security, geopolitics, tensions, wars, (de)globalisation, changing trade patterns, supply chain disruption, inflation and USD forecast

- One step back or two steps ahead? Are we stepping back to coal, oil, gas, and nuclear energy modes, and for how long?


- Are the regulators the first movers with global regulations?
- Are regional rules adding complexity or accelerating the transition? What about the IMO?

- Are the market forces the first movers? What are the incentives for first movers to decarbonisation?

- Should the Charterers pay for GHG emissions? OR Should shipowners be the only ones accountable for GHG emissions?
- What is the role of important stakeholders such as Charterers and Ports?

- 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?


- Do we need talented and charismatic people for the future of shipping

- Where will they come from?

- Do we need new skills and expertise, plus more diversity in shipping?

- What are the visions of the young generation?


SESSION CHAIRMAN:

- Diederik Legger Business Development Manager, Marlow Navigation Netherlands B.V.
PANELLISTS:

- Abdülvahit Şimşek Chairman, AVS Global Ship Supply
- Theo Xenakoudis Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director - Piraeus Office, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
- Jonathan Le Feuvre Managing Director, SPI Marine in Switzerland
- İbrahim Kontaytekin Vice President , Arkas Shipping and Transport Inc.
- Nikos Marmatsouris Group Senior Marketing Manager, GAC Shipping SA
- Oscar Gomez Managing Director, Aclunaga
- Christophe Tygaat Secretary General, Sea Europe
- Ebru Senkaya , CEO, EOS Group
- Pino Spadafora Marine Commercial Senior Director, RINA Services S.p.A.
- more panellists to be announced

14:30

Session 3

The right way ahead to Decarbonisation - What are the key lessons to be learned?

 Discussion themes:


- 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 etc.)?

- What is now required to start reducing emissions immediately?

- What are possible incentives for first movers to decarbonisation?

- How are alternative fuel suppliers preparing to provide carbon-neutral and zero-carbon fuels for shipping at scale?  Are we still stuck in a chicken-and-egg situation, or are we one step further?

- 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 an implementation plan? 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 key lessons to be learned?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:

- Ozge Ersoz Gumuskaynak Commercial Director, Middle East, Turkey and Caspian Area, RINA
PANELLISTS:

- Erhan Esinduy Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
- Geert Dokter Managing Director, Conoship International BV
- Ferhat Acuner General Manager and Board Member, NAVTEK DENİZ TEKNOLOJİSİ A.Ş.
- Asli Yaldiz Oztekin Principal Research and Rule Development Engineer, Turk Loydu
- Ankush Gour Managing Director, Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement (HK) Ltd
- Arda Ozan Demircelik Marketing Manager, TK Tuzla Shipyard
- Roberto Sergio Marketing Manager, Besiktas Shipyard
- Prof.Dr. Mustafa Insel Head of Technical Affairs and R&D commission of GISBIR  / TÜRKLİM
- Ömer Berkay Dağlı AVS Global Ship Supply & Catering / Chief Innovation Officer
- Vehbi Barkın Sunay, Marketing Manager- Gemak Group of Companies
- Dimitris Charisoglou Regional Marketing Manager, Seltas Shipyard
- Cihan Bayrak Operation Manager, Ceksan Shipyard
- Noel Tomlinson Global Business Development, Comercial Maritime, BMT
- more panellists to be announced

15:20

Break

15:40

session 4

What are the benefits of the features of alternative Finance and other models to the Turkish and global shipping industry?
Where does the money come from, and how do you get it?

Discussion themes:



- Financing and Investments
- what are the key performance criteria lenders evaluate when providing funds to shipowners?

- What are the trends in banking, alternative ship finance, bonds and other models of finance and investments on the way to decarbonisation?

- What will be the future role of the Turkish, European and global banks in the industry (in the context of the increased role of alternative finance providers)?

- What are the benefits of the features of Alternative Finance to the global shipping industry?

- Will pension fund money flow into the international shipping debt markets, and what is required for this to happen?

- Will the maritime green trend accelerate in case the role of alternative finance in shipping increases?

- Will alternative finance focus more on new-build financing or on second-hand?
- How do shipping companies choose an appropriate lender?

- Lending has become highly diverse; what are the most common alternative financing structures?

- Is there competition between banks and alternative capital providers?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:

- Michiel Steeman, Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
PANELLISTS:

- Rona Kaspi Partner, AKT Law Firm
- Kartal Cona Managing Director, Direct Ship Finance
- Chris Vartzis Partner, Stephenson Harwood
- Murat ÖZBİÇER Portfolio Manager, QNB Finansbank
- Sena Apak Heuvels Managing Partner, Sena Apak Heuvels
- Gülsev Yıldızturan C&B More Rotterdam
- Jonathan Le Feuvre Managing Director, SPI Marine, Switzerland
- Ian Hughes Partner, HFW
- Christos Georgiadis Investment Manager, Australis Maritime Limited
- Burçin Yılmaz Head of Finance, Cemre Shipyard.
- Metin Düzgit Owner, Duzgit Group
- more panellists to be announced

16:20

Session 5

How can the Turkish maritime cluster design its bright maritime future?
What does this mean to shipowners, traders, financiers, and many other service providers?

Discussion themes:


- How does Turkiye compare to other maritime nations' maritime clusters

- How can the competitiveness of the Turkish shipping Cluster be increased?
– What has been done and what to do next?
- What must be the role of the State?
- What is needed from the industry?


SESSION CHAIRMAN:

- Prof. Oral Erdoğan Chairman, Türk Loydu Foundation
PANELLISTS:

- Cihan Ergenç, President, Turkish Shipowners Association
- Mustafa Talha Pepe
Board Member, Hatsan Shipyard / Ship and Yacht Exporters Association, Türkiye
- Mehtap Ozdemir Secretary General, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
- Murat Erişti Financial Advisor, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
- Ertuğ Yaşar Managing Director, Elkon
- Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu Dean of Engineering Faculty, Piri Reis University
- Aydın Erdemir President, Türklim
- Burcu Berrak
Board Member, Wista
- more panellists to be announced soon

17:00

Closing remarks


17:30

Cocktail reception hosted by

IRI/Marshall Islands Registry and AKT Law Company


20:00
Dinner hosted by

AVS and Nordic


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Room Accommodation at the conference venue

Holiday Inn Istanbul - Tuzla Bay, an IHG Hotel

If you want to book a room at the conference venue using the discounted Mare Forum rates, please get in touch with the hotel by email and mention "Mareforum"  sales@hiistanbultuzla.com

Speakers & Panelists

Gülsev Yıldızturan
Gülsev Yıldızturan
C&B More Rotterdam
Aydın Erdemir
Aydın Erdemir
Terminal Marketing and Sales Deputy General Manager
TOROS
George Tsavliris
George Tsavliris
Principal
Tsavliris Salvage Group
Murat ÖZBİÇER
Murat ÖZBİÇER
Portfolio Manager
QNB Finansbank
Dimitris Charisoglou
Dimitris Charisoglou
Regional Marketing Manager
Seltas Shipyard
Noel Tomlinson
Noel Tomlinson
Global Business Development
BMT
Vehbi Barkın Sunay
Vehbi Barkın Sunay
Marketing Manager
Gemak Group of Companies
Ferhat Acuner
Ferhat Acuner
General Manager and Board Member
NAVTEK DENİZ TEKNOLOJİSİ A.Ş.
 Oscar Gomez
Oscar Gomez
Managing Director
Aclunaga
Nikolas Theodorou
Nikolas Theodorou
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
ABC Maritime AG
Burçin Yılmaz
Burçin Yılmaz
Head of Finance
Cemre Shipyard
Nikos Marmatsouris
Nikos Marmatsouris
Group Senior Marketing Manager
GAC Shipping SA
Kartal Cona
Kartal Cona
Managing Director
Direct Ship Finance
Cihan Bayrak
Cihan Bayrak
Operation Manager
Ceksan Shipyard
Arda Ozan Demircelik
Arda Ozan Demircelik
Marketing Manager
TK Tuzla Shipyard
Ozge Ersoz Gumuskaynak
Ozge Ersoz Gumuskaynak
Commercial Director, Middle East, Turkey and Caspian Area
RINA
Osman Kaya Turan
Osman Kaya Turan
Foreign Relations Commission Member
Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director - Piraeus Office
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Cem Seven
Cem Seven
Chairman
Ship,Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Associaton of Türkiye
Cihan Ergenç
Cihan Ergenç
President
Turkish Shipowners Association
Ebru Senkaya
Ebru Senkaya
Board Member / Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
CEO, EOS GROUP
Mustafa Talha Pepe
Mustafa Talha Pepe
Board Member
HAT-SAN Shipyard
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Pino Spadafora
Pino Spadafora
Global Marine Commercial Senior Director
RINA
Suat Hayri Aka
Suat Hayri Aka
Turkish Ambassador
CAO-International Civil Aviation Organization
Metin Düzgit
Metin Düzgit
Owner
Duzgit Group
Ömer Berkay Dağlı
Ömer Berkay Dağlı
Chief Innovation Officer
AVS Global Ship Supply & Catering
Göktuğ Kara
Göktuğ Kara
Team Coordinator Transport Policy and Climate Change
European Commission
Asli Yaldiz Oztekin
Asli Yaldiz Oztekin
Principal Research and Rule Devolopment Engineer
Turk Loydu
Nurettin Caliskan
Nurettin Caliskan
Board Member, President International Relations
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Murat Erişti
Murat Erişti
Financial Advisor
Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Burcu Berrak
Burcu Berrak
Atlas P&I
Board Member, Wista Turkey
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Jonathan Le Feuvre
Managing Director
SPI Marine in Switzerland
Murat Kiran
Murat Kiran
President
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Christos Georgiadis
Christos Georgiadis
Investment Manager
Australis Maritime Limited
Ian Hughes
Ian Hughes
Partner
HFW
Diederik Legger
Diederik Legger
Business Development Manager
Marlow Navigation Netherlands B.V.
Prof. Oral Erdoğan
Prof. Oral Erdoğan
Chairman
Türk Loydu Foundation
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Ankush Gour
Ankush Gour
Managing Director
Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement (HK) Ltd
Mehtap Karahalli Ozdemir
Mehtap Karahalli Ozdemir
Secretary-General
Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association GISBIR
Tamer Kıran
Tamer Kıran
Chairman
Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Erhan Esinduy
Erhan Esinduy
Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Managing Director - ESKOMARINE
Christophe Tygaat
Christophe Tygaat
Secreteary General
Sea Europe
Sena Apak Heuvels
Sena Apak Heuvels
Managing Partner
Sena Apak Heuvels
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Chris Vartzis
Chris Vartzis
Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu
Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu
Dean of Engineering Faculty
Piri Reis University
Rona Kaspi
Rona Kaspi
Partner
AKT Law Firm
Ertuğ Yaşar
Ertuğ Yaşar
External Relations Commission Member
GISBIR Turkish Shipbuilders Association
İbrahim Karataş
İbrahim Karataş
Owner
KARATAS YACHT DESIGN LTD
Abdülvahit Şimşek
Abdülvahit Şimşek
Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Chairman, AVS Global Ship Supply
Geert Dokter
Geert Dokter
CEO
Conoship International BV
İbrahim Kontaytekin
İbrahim Kontaytekin
Deputy Chairman of the Board - Turkish Shipowners Association
Vice President, Arkas Shipping and Transport Inc.
Mustafa İnsel
Mustafa İnsel
Head of Technical Affairs and R&D commission
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR

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