May 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Conference
200 EUR
Holiday Inn Istanbul - Tuzla Bay

8th Mare Forum Istanbul 2024

Looking Ahead!

Following the seven previous excellent Mare Forum events held in Istanbul and the debates held this year in Oslo, Geneva, Monaco, Hong Kong, Mykonos, Rotterdam, Singapore and the conferences in the USA, MARE FORUM with GISBIR, the Turkish Shipbuilders' Association, are pleased to announce the 8th Mare Forum Istanbul 2024, to be held in Tuzla Istanbul on Wednesday, 22 May (afternoon).... [Scroll down]

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The seven previous Mare Forum Istanbul conferences have bristled with ideas and dynamic debate. A high-level audience consisting of leading executives from the shipping industry appreciates and makes the most of the dynamic format and honest debate.

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, energy security, decarbonisation, financing, and investing models for today and the future and how the Turkish maritime cluster can design their bright maritime future and what are the  Shipowners and  Shipbuilders perspectives.  

There were no boring company presentations or long and predictable speeches, only dynamic and lively discussions between the panellists and audience participants.

The participants are shipping Executives, Ship owners, Ship managers, Charterers, Traders, Logistics providers, Capital providers, Investors, Energy Executives, Regulators, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, Shipbuilders, Classification Societies, Press, Shipping services providers, and Smart Entrepreneurs.


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


P R O G R A M M E

[The programme and list of panellists will be published soon]


TENTATIVE LIST OF PANELLISTS (as of 13 April)

Murat Kiran President, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Tamer Kıran
Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Mehtap Özdemir Secretary-General, Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association GISBIR
Ioannis Kostoulas
President Mare Forum
Theofilos Xenakoudis Chief Commercial Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Christophe Tygaat Secretary General, Sea Europe
Joel Walton CEO, Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry
Erhan ESINDUY Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR / Managing Director - ESKOMARINE
Selcuk Sencer Esenyel Lawyer - Founder &  Managing Partnerr, ESENYEL | PARTNERS LAWYERS & CONSULTANTS
Diederik Legger
Business Development Manager, Marlow Nvigation Netherlands B.V.
Chris Vartzis Partner, Stephenson Harwood
Mustafa INSEL Head of Technical Affairs and R&D commission / Turkish Shipbuilders Association
Ecem Yıldırım Senior Associate, Heuvels-Uras Law Firm
Michiel Steeman Managing Partner, Zuyderzee Capital
Mustafa SUNGU Managing Director/Partner - Norse Shipyard
Nurettin Caliskan Board Member, President International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Dimitris Charisoglou Regional Marketing Manager, Seltas Shipyard
Nikos Marmatsouris Group Senior Marketing Manager, GAC Shipping SA
Mufit Aslan Deputy CEO and next-generation owner
Ebru SENKAYA, Board Member / Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR - CEO / EOS GROUP
Apostolos Poulovassilis Business College of Athens and Director, Ocean Technologies Group Director of Maritime Studies
Iraklis Tsirigotis Director of Origination, Neptune Maritime Leasing
Abdulvahit SIMSEK Foreign Relations Commission Member Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR / Chairman, AVS Global Ship Supply
Mehmet AVCI Foreign Relations Commission Member Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR - External Affairs Manager, Turk Loydu
Levent BILGILI Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR - External Affairs Manager, Turk Loydu
Burcu Berrak
Atlas P&I, Board Member, Wista Turkey
Rona Kaspi Senior Partner , AKT Law Firm
Nicolas Vernicos President, Vernicos Maritime Group (TBC)
Murat ERISTI Financial Advisor, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Ismail Hakkİ HELVACIOGLU
Dean of Engineering Faculty
Burçin Yılmaz
Head of Finance, Cemre Shipyard
Emre Ersoy Partner, Ersoy Bilgehan
Irene Notias Country Manager - Greece, Sing Fuels Pte Ltd (Hellas)
Aydın Erdemir Terminal Marketing and Sales Deputy General Manager / TOROS
Capt Ozgur Dogan Gunes General Manager & Representative, Columbia Shipmanagement
Florian Stubbe Managing Director, Columbia Finance
Ali ibrahim Kontaytekin Deputy Chairman of the Board, Turkish Shipowners Association
Kartal Cona Managing Director, Direct ShipFinance
Mike Konstantinidis Managing Director, Vessel Optimisation, ZeroNorth A/S
more panellists to be announced


12:00
Registration (and light lunch)

13:30
Session 1

Opening and Welcome

Organizer
Conference Chairman
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

14:00
Session2

Where is the world, Turkey, and shipping heading?  

Geopolitical Considerations, Shipping, Trade and Trade Patterns, Globalism vs Regionalism, Economy, Energy Transition and Energy Security, Regulations.

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
to be announced

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
to be announced

14:50
Break

15:10
Session 3

Are we getting any closer?

The Energy Transition and Decarbonization: What are the key lessons to be learned? Financing the Green Shipping, where does the money come from, and how do you get it?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
to be announced

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
to be announced

16:00
session 4

What are the shipowners' and shipbuilders' perspectives and strategies?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
to be announced

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
to be announced

16:40
session 5

How can the Turkish maritime cluster design its bright maritime future?

What does this mean to shipowners, traders, financiers, and other service providers?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
to be announced

DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
to be announced

17:20

Conclusions and recommendations



17:30

Cocktail reception hosted by

IRI/Marshall Islands Registry and AKT Law Company


19:00

Conference Dinner hosted by

ESENYEL | PARTNERS LAWYERS & CONSULTANTS

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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

Mehtap Karahalli Ozdemir
Mehtap Karahalli Ozdemir
Secretary-General
Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association GISBIR
Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu
Ismail Hakki Helvacioglu
Dean of Engineering Faculty
Piri Reis University
Murat Erişti
Murat Erişti
Financial Advisor
Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Erhan Esinduy
Erhan Esinduy
Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Managing Director - ESKOMARINE
Mustafa Sungu
Mustafa Sungu
Managing Director/Partner
Norse Shipyard
Mehmet Avci
Mehmet Avci
Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR -
External Affairs Manager, Turk Loydu
Murat Kiran
Murat Kiran
President
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Irene Notias
Irene Notias
Country Manager
SingFuels
Mike Konstantinidis
Mike Konstantinidis
Managing Director, Vessel Optimisation
ZeroNorth A/S
Christophe Tygaat
Christophe Tygaat
Secreteary General
Sea Europe
Kartal Cona
Kartal Cona
Managing Director
Direct Ship Finance
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director - Piraeus Office
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Diederik Legger
Diederik Legger
Business Development Manager
Marlow Navigation Netherlands B.V.
İbrahim Kontaytekin
İbrahim Kontaytekin
Deputy Chairman of the Board - Turkish Shipowners Association
Vice President, Arkas Shipping and Transport Inc.
Michiel Steeman
Michiel Steeman
Managing Partner
Zuyderzee Capital
Burcu Berrak
Burcu Berrak
Atlas P&I
Board Member, Wista Turkey
Iraklis Tsirigotis
Iraklis Tsirigotis
Director of Origination
Neptune Maritime Leasing
Joel Walton
Joel Walton
CEO
Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands
Levent Bilgili
Levent Bilgili
Associate Professor
Bandırma 17 Eylul University
Ecem Yıldırım
Ecem Yıldırım
Senior Associate
Heuvels-Uras Law Firm
Capt Ozgur Dogan Gunes
Capt Ozgur Dogan Gunes
General Manager & Representative
Columbia Shipmanagement
Abdülvahit Şimşek
Abdülvahit Şimşek
Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Chairman, AVS Global Ship Supply
Dimitris Charisoglou
Dimitris Charisoglou
Regional Marketing Manager
Seltas Shipyard
Burçin Yılmaz
Burçin Yılmaz
Head of Finance
Cemre Shipyard
Rona Kaspi
Rona Kaspi
Partner
AKT Law Firm
Aydın Erdemir
Aydın Erdemir
Terminal Marketing and Sales Deputy General Manager
TOROS
Tamer Kıran
Tamer Kıran
Chairman
Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Ebru Senkaya
Ebru Senkaya
Board Member / Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
CEO, EOS GROUP
Mustafa İnsel
Mustafa İnsel
Head of Technical Affairs and R&D commission
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Cem Cakmak
Cem Cakmak
Sr. Technical Manager, Yachts
IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
Nikos Marmatsouris
Nikos Marmatsouris
Group Senior Marketing Manager
GAC Shipping SA
Nicolas A. Vernicos
Nicolas A. Vernicos
President
Vernicos Maritime Group
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Selcuk Esenyel
Selcuk Esenyel
Lawyer - Founder & Managing Partner
ESENYEL | PARTNERS LAWYERS & CONSULTANTS
Chris Vartzis
Chris Vartzis
Partner
Stephenson Harwood

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