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
FORUM STRUCTURE & TOPICS
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
-- 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.
-- Overview and Outlook Across the Various Shipping Markets will be
presented by Mr. Magnus Fyhr, CEO & Managing Director, Clarkson
-- 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
-- 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:
-- ABN AMRO
-- 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
-- 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
SPONSORS & MEDIA PARTNERS
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.
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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
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