Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM (Followed by Networking Cocktail Reception) Venue: Divani Caravel Hotel
Registration is complimentary for qualified attendees
Capital Link’s 8th Annual Greek Shipping Forum in Athens, Greece will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Divani Caravel Hotel.
Greek shipping remains important to the maritime economy, constituting approximately 20 percent of the world’s shipping fleet. In spite of the volatile markets and economic downturn, Greek shipping professionals have consistently adapted to changing conditions, seeking out growth and opportunity rather than yielding to their circumstances.
This event will provide a comprehensive review of current trends and outlook of the global economy and the main commodity, energy and shipping markets. It will also discuss critical issues and challenges the industry faces, including geopolitical and regulatory developments, technical and commercial fleet management and access to capital. It will examine bank financing, capital markets and alternative funding mechanisms and strategies.
A key topic of the forum will be to discuss the internationalization of the Chinese economy and Chinese shipping and the impact of the “One Belt – One Road” concept for the industry.
FORUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mr. Zhang Ye, President of the Shanghai Shipping Exchange will be the keynote speaker of the Forum on the topic of “The internationalization of the Chinese Economy and Chinese Shipping”. He was awarded the honor of Shanghai Municipal Leading Talent, Top 10 Finance Leaders in Shanghai and selected as the Top 100 Most Influential People of Shipping Sector by Lloyd’s List consecutively in 2010-2013 and 2015. In 2012, he was also awarded the honor of Top 10 Most Influential Shipping People in China. He works as Shanghai Conference Ambassador since 2013.
2017 CAPITAL LINK GREEK SHIPPING LEADERSHIP AWARD
The “2017 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award” will be presented to Professor Costas Th Grammenos CBE DSc, LRF Chair in Shipping, Trade & Finance, Chairman, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London. Prof. Costas Grammenos has made a unique contribution to the global shipping industry not only by providing scientific and academic thought leadership through his writings and teachings but also through the establishment of an educational institution that has become the must-attend university for those who aspire careers in shipping, energy, trade and finance. More than 4,700 alumni belong to a unique network of professionals who today lead the industry to new directions. Costas Grammenos has achieved a uniquely positive and transformational impact on the global shipping industry.
Professor Costas Th. Grammenos will be introduced by Dr. Anthony Papadimitriou President to the Board of Directors of Alexander S. Onassis Foundationand Dr. Nikolas Tsakos President & CEO Tsakos Energy Navigation; Chairman, Intertanko
PANEL & PRESENTATION TOPICS
Outlook & Opportunities in Shipping
Bank Finance & Shipping
“One Belt – One Road” – The New Silk Road and How it Will Affect Shipping