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
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
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
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,
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)
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
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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
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