Over 30 Companies to Present at Capital Link's 5th Annual

Over 30 Companies to Present at Capital Link's 5th Annual
International Shipping & Marine Services Forum 
LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 09/17/12 --  Capital Link, in cooperation
with the London Stock Exchange, will host the 5th Annual
International Shipping & Marine Services Forum on Thursday, September
27, 2012 at the London Stock Exchange.  
Industry experts from leading shipping and marine services companies,
law firms, as well as investment and commercial banks will provide
invaluable insight into the shipping and capital markets in light of
the current state of the global economy. Focusing on the latest
developments in the dry bulk, tanker, container, and marine services
industries, the Forum aims to not only raise the profile of shipping
and marine services companies amongst the UK and wider Europe
investment communities, but to also offer a unique networking
platform for investors and industry professionals.  
The forum targets a qualified audience of ship owning executives,
institutional investors, research analysts, industry experts,
commercial investment bankers, risk advisors, private equity and
venture capital firms, high-net worth investors, and the trade and
financial media. 
Divided into industry-specific presentations, sector overviews, and
panel discussions, the program agenda will feature the following:  

--  Opening Remarks: London as a Global Investment Destination will be
    presented by Mr. Alastair Walmsley, Head of Primary Markets, London
    Stock Exchange.
--  Marine Services: Sector Overview will be presented by Mr. Peter
    Ashworth, Equity Analyst, Charles Stanley Securities.
--  An Overview of the Global Ports Sector will be presented by Mr.
    Christopher Combe, Head of Transport, Equity Research, J.P.
    Morgan plc.
--  Overview and Outlook Across the Various Shipping Markets will be
    presented by Mr. Magnus Fyhr, CEO & Managing Director, Clarkson
    Capital Markets.
--  Structural Changes in Shipping Today will be presented by Professor
    Elias Karakitsos, Chairman of Global Economic Research (LLC) and
    Director and Partner of Twintop Consultants.
--  Shipping & Bank Lending: Panel Discussion will be moderated by Mr.
    Alistair Mackie, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP. Panelists will
    include Mr. Joep Gorgels, Head of Transportation West-Europe, ABN
    AMRO, Mr. Christopher Conway, Managing Director & Global Shipping
    Portfolio Manager, Citigroup, and Ms. Eri Tsironi, Senior Vice
    President and Regional Head Greece - Dry Bulk Group, DVB Bank SE
    Representative Office Greece.
--  Capital Markets & Alternative Financing - How to Close the Funding
    Gap: Panel Discussion will be moderated by Mr. Tony Edwards, Partner,
    Corporate Finance, Stephenson Harwood. Panelists will include Mr.
    Perry van Echtelt, Executive Director, Corporate Finance & Capital
    Markets, ABN AMRO, Mr. Michael Dockman, Managing Director, AMA Capital
    Partners, Mr. Philippe Chryssicopoulos, Managing Director & Head
    of Shipping EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Mr. Harold
    Malone, Senior Vice President, Jefferies & Co.
--  An Overview of the Global Shipbuilding Sector will be presented by Dr.
    Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President, Clarkson Research Services
--  Container Sector: Panel Discussion will be moderated by Mr. Ben Nolan,
    Director and Head of Shipping Research, Knight Capital Americas L.P.
    Panelists will include Mr. Aristides Pittas, CEO, Euroseas Ltd., Mr.
    John Dragnis, CEO, Goldenport Holdings Inc., Mr. Ian Webber, CEO,
    Global Ship Lease, Inc., and Mr. Tobias Koenig, CEO, Marenave
    Schiffahrts AG.
--  Tanker Sector: Panel Discussion will be moderated by Mr. Mark
    Williams, Research Director, Braemar Seascope Ltd. Panelists will
    include Mr. Marco Fiori, CEO, d'Amico International Shipping S.A., Mr.
    Hans Noren, President, Concordia Maritime AB, Mr. George
    Saroglou, COO, Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., and Mr. Anthony Gurnee,
    CEO, Ardmore Shipping.
--  Dry Bulk Sector: Panel Discussion will be moderated by Mr. Marc
    Pauchet, Research, ACM Shipping. Panelists will include Mr. George
    Wells, Head of Dry Freight Derivatives and Asset Lead, Cargill Ocean
    Transportation, Mr. John Dragnis, CEO, Goldenport Holdings Inc., Ms.
    Fotini Karamanlis, CEO, Hellenic Carriers Ltd., and Mr. Amrit Singh,
    Senior Equity Analyst, Clarkson Investment Services.
--  Investment & Business Opportunities in Shipping Today: Panel
    Discussion will be moderated by Mr. Clay Maitland, Managing Partner,
    International Registries, Inc. Panelists will include Mr. Gust
    Biesbroeck, Head of Energy, Commodities & Transportation (ECT),
    ABN AMRO, Mr. Andrian R. Dacy, Managing Director, Global Real Assets
    Group, J.P. Morgan, Mr. Akis Tsirigakis, CEO, Nautilus Marine
    Acquisition Corp., Mr. Stamatis Molaris, Chairman & CEO, Alma
    Maritime, and Mr. Chris Davies, Finance Director, Graig Shipping Plc.

The participating companies in this year's International Shipping &
Marine Services Forum are: 

--  ACM Shipping Group plc (AIM: ACMG)
--  Alma Maritime
--  AMA Capital Partners
--  Ardmore Shipping
--  Bank of America Merrill Lynch
--  Braemar Seascope Ltd
--  Cargill Ocean Transportation
--  Charles Stanley Securities
--  Citi
--  Clarksons (LSE: CKN)
--  Concordia Maritime AB (SS: CCORB)
--  DVB Bank SE
--  d'Amico International Shipping S.A. (MILAN: DIS)
--  Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA)
--  Global Economic Research (LLC)
--  Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE: GSL)
--  Goldenport Holdings Inc. (LSE: GPRT)
--  Graig Shipping Plc
--  Hellenic Carriers Ltd. (AIM: HCL)
--  Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
--  International Registries, Inc.
--  Jefferies & Co.
--  J.P. Morgan
--  Knight Capital Americas L.P.
--  London Stock Exchange
--  Marenave Schiffahrts AG (HAMB: M5S)
--  Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: NMAR)
--  Stephenson Harwood
--  Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE: TNP)
--  Twintop Consultants

ABN AMRO and Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. support this event as
Global Lead Sponsors, while Knight Capital Group and DVB Bank are
Global Gold Sponsors. Our Global Sponsors consist of AMA Capital
Partners, Clarkson Capital Markets, Jefferies, and International
Registries, Inc. Our Event Sponsors are Charles Stanley Securities,
Goldenport Holdings Inc., Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, and Stephenson
Harwood. Our Supporting Sponsor is VesselsValue. 
The Supporting Organizations for this year's forum are the
International Maritime Sales & Marketing Association (IMASMA), and
the Shipping Professional Network in London (SPNL). Lloyd's List, The
Maritime Executive, TradeWinds, and Worldoils are our Media Partners. 
Capital Link is a New York-based Advisory, Investor Relations, and
Financial Communications firm. Among other activities, 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
the U.S. 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. 
Eleni Theodoropoulou
Capital Link, Inc.
2/8 Victoria Avenue, Longcroft House
London EC2M 4NS
Tel.: +44 (0) 203 206 1322
Fax: +44 (0) 203 206 1321
Email: etheodoropoulou@capitallink.com 
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