Third Annual International Shipping and Marine Services Capital
Third Annual International Shipping and Marine Services Capital Link Forum; Tuesday, October 12, 2010 -- London
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/05/10 -- Capital Link will host its Third Annual Invest in International Shipping and Marine Services Forum. The forum is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 8:45 a.m. BST at the London Stock Exchange.
The Third Annual Invest in International Shipping and Marine Services Forum, organized by Capital Link in cooperation with the London Stock Exchange, is an event focused on providing a comprehensive review and current outlook of the various shipping and marine services markets, in addition to raising the profile of listed shipping and marine services companies throughout the U.K. and to the wider-European investment communities.
The forum will consist of a distinguished group of expert panelists and presenters, to discuss the latest developments in the dry bulk, tanker, container and marine services industries. The presentations will include topics, covering ways to access capital for listed sector companies, the availability of financing in light of recent events, as well as legal developments and improvements in the marine services sector.
The Head of Continental Europe Primary Markets from the London Stock Exchange will Address Opening Remarks
This year's forum will feature opening remarks from the Head of Continental Europe Primary Markets, Mr. Luca Peyrano. He will discuss the overall importance of London as a global investment destination.
The forum will feature company and industry specific presentations, as well as several panel discussions with key industry participants.
There will be presentations on the following company/industry topics:
-- Marine Services Sector Overview by Mr. Peter Ashworth, Equity Analyst, Charles Stanley Securities -- James Fisher & Sons (LSE: FSJ) Company Presentation by Mr. Tim Harris, Chairman and Mr. Nick Henry, Chief Executive Officer -- Braemar Shipping Services (LSE: BMS) Company Presentation by Mr. James Kidwell, Finance Director -- Legal Challenges in Shipping Today by Mr. Alistair Mackie, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP -- Global Shipbuilding: Sector Overview by Dr. Martin Stopford, Managing Director, Clarksons (LSE: CKN) -- Oil & Global Energy Markets Sector Overview by Dr. Leonidas P. Drollas, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies -- The Offshore Drilling Sector Overview by Mr. Marius Messer, Head of Energy: Energy, Commodities & Transportation, ABN AMRO -- Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT) Company Presentation by Mr. Christos Varsos, Chief Financial Officer -- Hellenic Carriers (AIM: HCL) Company Presentation by Mr. Anastasios Pantelias, Commercial Manager -- The Global Economy & Dry Bulk Commodities Sector Overview by Mr. Casper Burgering, Senior Sector Economist, ABN AMRO
There will be panel discussions on the following topics:
The Shipping & Capital Markets Panel will be moderated by Mr. Alaric Nightingale, Shipping Reporter, Bloomberg News, and will include the following panelists: Mr. Harry Wong, Managing Director, Knight Capital Markets; Mr. Philippe Chryssicopoulos, Director, Head of Shipping EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Mr. John F.H. Ong, Senior Managing Director, Sunrise Capital Markets.
The Shipping & Bank Lending Panel will be moderated by Mr. Manos Pelidis, Senior Partner, Deloitte, Hadjipavlou Sofianos & Cambanis S.A., and include the following panelists: Mr. Joep Gorgels, Head Transportation West-Europe, ABN AMRO; Mr. Shreyas Chipalkatty, Director, EMEA Shipping, Citigroup; and Ms. Eri Tsironi, Senior Vice President, Dry Bulk Shipping, DVB Bank SE Representative Office Greece.
The Tanker Sector Panel will be moderated by Mr. Henry Curra, Head of Research, ACM Shipping Group plc (AIM: ACMG), and include the following panelists: Mr. Nic Reardon Smith, Director, Research & Project Management, d'Amico International Shipping (MI: DIS); Mr. Simon Chattrabhuti, Head of Tanker Research, ICAP Shipping; Mr. Richard Moore, Chief Commercial Officer, Pyxis Maritime; and Mr. Laurent Bozzoni, Managing Director, Socatra.
The Container Sector Panel will be moderated by Mr. Petter Hatlem, Joint Managing Partner & CFO, Lloyds Chartering, Lloyds Containership Pool, and include the following panelists: Dr. John Coustas, President & Chief Executive Officer, Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC); Mr. John Dragnis, Commercial Director, Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT); Mr. Kevin Kennedy, Director, Synergy Marine; and Mr. Claes Devantier, Senior Vice President, Maersk Broker K/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Dry Bulk Sector Panel will be moderated by Mr. Nigel Gardiner, Managing Director, Drewry Shipping Consultants, and include the following panelists: Mr. John Dragnis, Commercial Director, Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT); Mr. Anastasios Pantelias, Commercial Manager, Hellenic Carriers (AIM: HCL); and Mr. Dale Ploughman, Chief Executive Officer, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHIP) (NASDAQ: SHIPW).
The M&A, Consolidation, Growth & Investment Opportunities in Today's Shipping Markets Panel will be moderated by Mr. Tony Edwards, Partner, Corporate Finance, Stephenson Harwood, and include the following panelists: Mr. Perry van Echtelt, Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Capital Markets, ABN AMRO; Dr. Martin Stopford, Managing Director, Clarksons (LSE: CKN); Mr. Henrik Lund Dal, Partner & Group CFO, Clipper Group A/S; and Mr. Gildas Maire, Chief Executive Officer, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.
Sponsors & Media Partners
We are proud to announce that the Global Lead Sponsor of this year's Forum is ABN AMRO Bank N.V., while Knight Capital Group (NYSE: KCG) and DVB Bank are Global Gold Sponsors, and Deloitte Hadjipavlou Sofianos & Cambanis is our Global Silver Sponsor.
In addition, Alphaliner, Charles Stanley Securities, Goldenport Holdings Inc. (LSE: GPRT), Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, Sunrise Securities Corp. and Stephenson Harwood are this year's Corporate Sponsors of the Forum.
This year's International Media Partners include Digital Ship, Fairplay, The Maritime Executive, Ship to Shore, Tradewinds and Worldoils.
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About Capital Link, Inc.
Capital Link is a New York-based advisory, investor relations and financial communications firm. Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the shipping industry, becoming the largest provider of investor relations and financial communications services to international shipping companies listed on both the US and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York, with a presence in London and Athens. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange.
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