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TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Athens 2019

 

 

 

About the event

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Join us on Tuesday 25 June at the annual Shipowners Forum Athens which will take place in the Banqueting Hall at the Megaron Conference Centre.

 

In a crucial year of shipping, major players from Greece and across the world will take part in a lively exchange of views about where the industry is heading.

 

As politics, regulation and energy trends reshape their world, owners, operators and brokers will come together in Greece, one of the world’s biggest shipping hubs, to plot a way forward in an increasingly complex landscape.

 

The Forum will start with a networking lunch at 12:30 followed by two engaging panel discussions and several keynote addresses from 13:30 – 17:00. Join us at the end of the day from 17:00 – 18:00 for a Networking Cocktail Reception.

AGENDA

25/06/2019

12:30 – 13:30       Registration and Networking Lunch

13:30 – 13:35       Welcome Address

13:35 – 13:55       Opening Address by Pictet: Macroeconomic overview of trade and shipping

13:55 – 14:55       Session One: Cracking the code to LNG’s golden future

15:00 – 15:30       Afternoon Break

15:30 – 16:30       Session Two: Key to success in a new era of shipbroking

16:30 – 18:00       Cocktail Reception

 

Venue

The TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Athens will be held on Tuesday 25 June in the Banqueting Hall at the Megaron Conference Centre, located at Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali 1, Athens 115 21

Speakers

Put your questions to a hand-picked panel of shipping’s most experienced and knowledgeable individuals, learn and challenge their business strategies and discover what makes them tick.  Among the speakers, you will hear from:

 

Evangelos Marinakis

Founder and Chairman

Capital Maritime & Trading Corporation

 

 

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Mr. Marinakis is the founder and Chairman of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.Capital Maritime currently manages a diversified fleet of 80 vessels and a total 9mil deadweight including the fleet of NASDAQ listed Capital Product Partners L.P. Mr. Marinakis has a successful track record of more than 30 years in shipping and capital markets having successfully completed two IPOs and having grown the Capital companies throughout the shipping cycles. Mr. Marinakis has been also the architect of Capital’s diversification from a dry bulk company two decades ago into LNG, product and crude tankers as well as containers having repeatedly timed successfully the newbuilding and second-hand asset markets.

 

Julian Bray

Editor-in-Chief

TradeWinds

Julian Bray is Editor-in-Chief of TradeWinds, the shipping business news publisher which since its launch 25 years ago has become a reference point for decision makers in the industry. During a career in business journalism, he has won awards for both reporting and editing and built a track record of product innovation having lead numerous newspaper, magazine and website launches and relaunches. In addition to his specialist knowledge of maritime commerce, he has also been a Correspondent for the Reuters news agency, written for national newspapers and magazines, and made television and radio appearances. Away from the office, a love of the natural work often takes him to wild and mountainous regions to walk, cycle, climb and watch wildlife with family and friends. He also has a passionate interest in politics, culture and music.

 

Richard Gilmore
Director Gas Fleet
Maran Gas Maritime
Richard Gilmore is Director Gas Fleet for Maran Gas Maritime Inc., the LNG shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited. Maran has 29 LNG ships in operation, with 16 LNG ships plus 1 FSRU under construction. Mr. Gilmore’s career in the LNG shipping industry spans over 30 years, covering LNG ship design and construction, operations, and finance. At Maran, Mr. Gilmore oversees the management of the gas fleet and participates in the new business development activities. Richard Gilmore received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from Webb Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

 

Yiota Gousas

S&P Broker

Golden Destiny

Yiota Gousas holds an Arts Humanities degree from LA Trobe University of Melbourne with majors in European History and Literature. She began working in Melbourne as a radio and newspaper journalist in 1992, covering politics and the arts and in 2001 upon arriving in Athens Greece launched into the shipping sector as a journalist for Tradewinds Newspaper, where she operated for 11 years. In January 2012 she changed her path to become a Sale and Purchase broker for RS Platou and from 2015 she has been in Golden Destiny ‘s S&P team as a Senior broker.

 

Richard Gilmore

Director Gas Fleet

Maran Gas Maritime

Richard Gilmore is Director Gas Fleet for Maran Gas Maritime Inc., the LNG shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited. Maran has 29 LNG ships in operation, with 16 LNG ships plus 1 FSRU under construction. Mr. Gilmore’s career in the LNG shipping industry spans over 30 years, covering LNG ship design and construction, operations, and finance. At Maran, Mr. Gilmore oversees the management of the gas fleet and participates in the new business development activities. Richard Gilmore received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from Webb Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Mark Jackson

CEO

Baltic Exchange

Mark Jackson was appointed the CEO of the Baltic Exchange in February 2017. He originally served on the board of the Baltic Exchange from 2004 to 2012 and as its Chairman from 2009. Mark has over 37 years of shipping industry experience having started his shipping career as a trainee in 1981 in Sydney, Australia. Mark first traded freight derivatives in 1987 and extensively used FFAs as part of a physical trading strategy. The London headquartered Baltic Exchange is an international provider of benchmark rates for the bulk shipping industry and as a membership organisation has over 650 shipowning, chartering and shipbroking companies who adhere to a code of conduct. The Singapore Exchange acquired the Baltic Exchange in 2016 and Mark is focused on building its London presence and broadening its Asia footprint.

Vasilis Kakoulidis

Managing Director

Oino Shipbrokers

Mr Vasilis Kakoulidis is the Managing Director of OINO Shipbrokers Co Ltd currently employing 70 employees in Athens, Singapore, Seoul and Melbourne , engaged in chartering, sale & purchase as well as insurance brokering. Mr Kakoulidis studied Business Administration in Friedrich Alexander Universitaet, Nurnberg (Diplom Kaufmann). He is married with Erifyli Tsironi and has three children.

Angelica Kemene

Head of Market Analysis & Intelligence

Optima Shipping Services

Angelica leads the Market Analysis & Intelligence department of Optima Shipping Services advising clients around the world on shipping and financial markets developments, assisting them with shipping investment, strategy and chartering decisions. Meantime, in 2019 she co-founded and manages Optima-X, a maritime innovation hub in Athens, hosting the Enso XL accelerator for startups related to the MaritimeTech. She holds 12 years of active experience in the shipping market and has travelled extensively to meet and participate with industry professionals in conferences around the world. During her professional experience, she has been involved in analyzing various traded commodity movements and their future performance related to the shipping industry in ICAP Plc, London. Before joining ICAP plc she worked for the Baltic Exchange Derivatives Trading Ltd, a subsidiary of the Baltic Exchange in London, in the Market Surveillance team on FFA trades. She has partnered with Monte Nero Capital Advisory on an ad hoc basis as a Business Associate in Investor Relations. She also gained experience as a Commercial Shipping Analyst with Trafigura Beheer B.V. Following a degree in Shipping, she went on to earn an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from CASS Business School in London and she enhanced her education with Python programming, Digital Marketing and Data Science certificates.

George Lazaridis

Market Analyst

Allied Shipbroking

Mr. George Lazaridis is the head of the Market Research and Valuations department at Allied Shipbroking Inc, a position he has held since 2014. He has been involved in shipping market research and ship valuations since 2009, over which period he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge and experience in adverse and volatile shipping market conditions with specific expertise in the Sale and Purchase markets. Over this 10 year period he has acted numerous times as a consultant for numerous financiers, ship owners and other market participants. Prior to his role as research analyst, he had worked in several operational areas of shipping, including bunkering and crewing services both in Greece and abroad. He is a holder of a BSc degree in Economics from Brunel University in London with special focus in International Trade, as well as an MSc degree in Maritime Transport with Management from Newcastle University. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the International Association of Maritime Economists.

 

Alexander Panagopulos

Founder & CEO

Forward Ships

Mr. Panagopulos is Chairman and Founder of Forward Ships, a company founded by Mr. Panagopulos in 2016 with the mission to build, own, and operate the cleanest, and most efficient LNG-fueled fleet of cargo ships in the world (www.forwardships.com). Mr. Panagopulos (51) co-founded Superfast Ferries in 1993 under Attica Group, a Greek-listed entity which was controlled by the Panagopulos family. As CEO of Superfast Ferries and the Attica Group, he engaged and successfully completed the design and construction of 17 passenger ferry newbuildings in shipyards in Germany, Finland, Holland and Korea, an orderbook of over €1.5b, and led the successful expansion of Attica Group into a 25-vessel and 5-million-passenger-a-year company with routes in Greece, Italy, Finland, Germany, Scotland, and Belgium. In 2006 he closed the sale of Attica Group’s Baltic Sea operations and in 2007, following the sale of the family’s participation in Attica Group, he founded Arista Group to focus on identifying attractive investment opportunities in various sectors with emphasis on shipping. Alexander Panagopulos is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) Greek National Committee and the Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Advisory Committee and has also served on the Det Norske Veritas (“DNV”) Technical Ferry Committee. Mr. Panagopulos was honored to be elected and to have served for eight years in the position of Chairman of the High Level Ferry Group of ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Association based in Brussels), and on the Board and as a President of Interferry, the international association representing passenger ferry ship operators worldwide. An avid skipper himself, Mr. Panagopulos developed his passion for ships and the sea with the California-based Royal Cruise Line, the cruise company founded by his father Pericles in 1972. Mr. Panagopulos has pursued innovation in the fields of shipbuilding and environmental technology and has sponsored a number of philanthropic events, including donations for natural disasters and conservation of wildlife.

Alexandre Tavazzi

Global Strategist and Head of CIO Office

Pictet Wealth Management

Alexandre joined Pictet & Cie in 1997 as a senior equity analyst covering the Japanese market and comanaging the bank’sJapanese Equity Fund. After heading Pictet’s Buy Side Research, Alexandre brought the Advisory Products & Research team to maturity before returning to co-head Portfolio Management & Equity Research. He has been a member of the Wealth Management Investment Committee from 2004 to 2014. From January 2017, Alexandre is Global Strategist and Head of the CIO Office. Prior to joining Pictet, Alexandre worked at Wako Finance, Lehman Brothers and spent three years with Ferrier Lullin as a senior equity analyst and fund manager on the Japanese market. Alexandre holds a CFPI diploma and studied literature at the University of Lausanne.

Nikolas Tsakos

President & CEO

Tsakos Energy Navigation LTD.

 

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Σε ένα κρίσιμο έτος ναυτιλίας, σημαντικοί παίκτες από την Ελλάδα και από όλο τον κόσμο θα λάβουν μέρος σε μια ζωντανή ανταλλαγή απόψεων σχετικά με το πού κατευθύνεται η βιομηχανία.

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