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Mare Forum’s Athens Iron Ore and Coal World Shipping Summit

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Having established the Iron Ore and Coal World Shipping Summit as one of the most important and informative shipping events of the year, we are happy to welcome you to our 6th annual conference, which will take place on Wednesday,  October 1st in Athens, Greece.

The conference will focus on the maritime transportation of iron ore and coal, making an attempt to forecast the trends of global economy; iron ore, coal and other commodities, production and distribution; the trading markets, shipping capacities, shipbuilding and shipping requirements; the financing and investment climate, shipping innovation effects on ship-values and the environmental imperatives.

Among the Speakers and Discussion Panelists are: (as of  today the 20ht August)

  • George Gratsos President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean
  • Nicky Pappadakis President Emeritus INTERCARGO & Chairman A.G. Pappadakis
  • Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
  • Giorgio Barabino Manager MED, Shell (LNG fuels)
  • Harry Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
  • John Xylas President & CEO, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
  • Minas Sorotos Managing Partner & CEO, CALTREK
  • Jannis Kostoulas  President, Mare Forum and Partner, OreCoal
  • Karen Kokabi Managing Director, OreCoal
  • John Su  Managing Director, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
  • Dr. Thanos P. Dokos Director General, ELIAMEP
  • George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage and Chairman INTERMEPA
  • Akis Tsirigakis  Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. (t.b.c.)
  • Panos Zachariadis  Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
  • Wendy Ye Eurasia Maritime Consultants Co Ltd
  • Guy Verberne Chief Analyst PGGM, The Netherlands
  • Erkam Yildirim President, Zealand Shipping B.V.
  • Colin Cridland Board Member, Clarksons
  • James Leake Managing Director – Arrow Research Limited
  • Dimitris Koukas  Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
  • Enrico Paglia Research Banchero-Costa
  • RADM Robert C. North (ret USCG), President Northstar Maritime Inc.
  • Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
  • Duncan Dunn  SSY Futures Ltd.
  • Stavros Meidanis  Manager, DPA/CSO,  Capital Ship Management Corp (t.b.c.)
  • Apostolos Poulovassilis  Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register
  • Michele Francioni CEO, RINA Services SpA
  • Representative, Europe Division, ABS
  • Theo Xenakoudis Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
  • George Xiradakis Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
  • Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
  • George D. Gourdomichalis Blue Wall Shipping Limited (t.b..c.)
  • Fabrizio Vettosi  Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
  • Dimitris Lyras  Director, Lyras Shipping Ltd.
  • Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
  • Helena Athoussaki CEO, Carbon Positive Services Ltd.
  • George Arcadis  Chief Representative Greece, ABN AMRO
  • Stefano Bertilone  General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa, Rina Services SpA
  • Ioannis Alexopoulos Director, Eurofin S.A.
  • Spyridon Zolotas  Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
  • Dean Tseretopoulos  Director, QACE
  • Alek Tomazos  Managing Director, Wärtsilä Greece S.A.
  • George M. Chalos Esq.  CHALOS & Co, P.C. – International Law Firm
  • Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin
  • Kenny Anderson Business Development Manager, Port2port
  • Fabrice Piard Freight Trader – Panamax Desk, Louis Dreyfus Commodities (t.b.c.)
  • Andrea Bissoli  Head of Dry Freight, Gunvor Group (t.b.c.)
  • Jeremy Brian  Global Head of Panamax Trading Desk; CARGILL (t.b.c.)
  • Thomas Semino  Head of Dry Bulk Freight, VITOL S.A. (t.b.c.)
  • More speakers and panelists to be announced shortly…
To view the programme shedule click on:

To register for the conference please click on:

http://mareforum.com/conference/6th-iron-ore-and-coal-shipping-summit-2014/#registration2 colleagues from the same company can register at 1 conference rate:
Early bird rate:  Euro   750, –  (Booking and pay before September 1,  2014)
Full rate:             Euro   950, –  (Booking and pay from September 1,  2014)

Come to Athens and join the world’s shipping players there to discuss, debate and network in a true Athenian style at Iron Ore & Coal World Shipping Summit 2013.

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