Capital Link's 5th "Global Commodities, Energy & Freight; Linking Derivatives & Physical Markets" Forum

Capital Link's 5th "Global Commodities, Energy & Freight; Linking Derivatives & 
Physical Markets" Forum 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 -- The Metropolitan Club, New York City 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 --  Capital Link's 5th
Annual "Global Commodities, Energy & Freight; Linking Derivatives &
Physical Markets" Forum will take place Tuesday, September 17, 2013
at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.  
Entering its fifth year, this event remains the only forum of its
kind dedicated to commodities, energy, and freight. By focusing on
these three strategic areas, which are followed by the same investor
and trader universe, Capital Link is able to attract a significantly
larger, target audience of industry professionals. Last year's
attendance exceeded 500.  
FORUM OVERVIEW
 This Forum features a series of presentations and
panels on topics of contemporary interest as well as a review of the
trends and developments in key areas such as commodities (iron ore,
steel, fertilizers, coal), energy (crude oil and oil products) and
the dry bulk, tanker and container freight markets. The Forum
discusses the trends and developments in the physical markets of
commodities, energy and freight and then how these trends impact the
derivatives activity including dry bulk, tanker and container FFAs,
trading and clearing, credit and counterparty issues, legal issues,
accounting and auditing, the use of derivatives for trading and risk
management. Special focus this year will be on the Dodd Frank
Regulatory reforms.  
WHO WILL ATTEND
 The forum will bring together senior decision makers
such as: commodity and shipping risk managers, financial analysts,
risk advisors, commodity traders, hedge fund managers, shipping fund
investors, commercial bankers, ship owners, CEOs, ship operators,
ship managers, charterers, shipbrokers, law firms, and financial
media -- who are keen on working together to capitalize on this
booming global derivatives market in addition to sharing their
respective plans for growth and future financing requirements. 
FORUM STRUCTURE & PRESENTERS
 The half day forum is structured into
provocative panel discussions, roundtables and presentations by top
industry experts followed by a networking cocktail reception.
 ROUND
TABLE: "DODD FRANK DEBATE" 
 The regulatory updates-key changes since
implementation of Dodd Frank and key deadlines facing commodities
firms; what is the current treatment of commodity options?
Cross-border issues: US vs. non-US regulations; Swap Dealer
registration and execution facilities-what can we expect? What to
expect from CFTC Enforcement Division in policing new swaps regime?
etc.
 Moderator: Mark Allan Smith, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Panelists: 
Thomas Sexton III, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel
& Secretary - National Futures Association
 Tom LaSala, Managing
Director & Chief Regulatory Officer - CME Group 
 Daniel N. Budofsky,
Partner, Derivatives & Structured Products - Davis Polk & Wardwell
LLP
 Michael Loesch, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright 
 Gary Simpson,
Director, Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) 
PANEL: "IRON ORE & STEEL: Physical Markets and Derivatives" 
 The
global ferrous marketplace -- a growth opportunity for derivative;
The Electrification of iron ore trading -- to expand the access to
those unable to trade on the Asian trading platforms due to
regulatory and location issues; The Futurization of the iron ore
market; Transactional possibilities in the ferrous market
 Moderator:
Kurt Fowler, Business Development Manager - The Steel Index
Panelists: 
Young-Jin Chang, Director Metals Research and Product
Development- CME Group
 Colin Richardson, Managing Editor, Steel
Markets Daily- Platts
 Spencer Johnson, Risk Manager Ferrous
Products- INTL-FCStone 
PANEL: "COAL: Physical Markets and Derivatives" 
 Exchange/centrally
cleared coal products and benefits; Pacific coal benchmarks; China's
role in the supply/demand equilibrium; Commercial end-user exemption
from mandatory central clearing/exchange trading of coal swaps 
Moderator: Michael Sackheim, Partner - Sidley Austin LLP
Panelists: 
Bernie Muich, Director - CME Group
 Ola Strand Andersen,
Managing Director - Marex Spectron Asia Pte Ltd 
PRESENTATION: "VOLATILITY IN THR FUEL OIL MARKET"
 Charley Davies,
Vice President Commercial Services-World Fuels Services (NYSE: INT) 
Fuel market volatility with a look at historical spreads between
major markets and how arbitrage opportunities, or lack thereof impact
spot prices for end users and how we look to manage that. This
session will also touch on hedging and fixed forward prices 
PANEL: "THE FUEL OIL MARKET" 
 Moderator: Nick Tavlarios, President -
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE: ANW)
Panelists: 
Charley Davies, Vice President Commercial Services -
World Fuels Services 
 Dana Fraktman, VP Marine Fuel Oil Supply &
Trading-Global Companies LLC (NYSE: GLP)
 John Kingston, Global
Director, News-Platts
 Tammi Welch, VP Petroleum Services - LQM 
Adrian Tolson, Regional Manager, Physical Operation - OW Bunkers 
PRESENTATION: "TRADING, SETTLING & FINANCING DERIVATIVES TRADES"  
Presenter: Richard Baker, Founding Member - Cleartrade Exchange 
PRESENTATION: "LEGAL CHALLENGES"
 Presenter: Brian Perrott, Partner -
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
 PANEL: "THE DRY BULK FREIGHT MARKET"  
Moderator: Brian Houst, Director of Freight - Dome Chartering &
Trading Corp.
 Panelists: 
 Tom Beney, President - Cargill Ocean
Transport USA
 Fred Gordon, SVP Corporate Affairs - Navios Maritime
Holdings (NYSE: NM)
 Peter S. Sandler, Portfolio Manager-Louis
Dreyfus Investment Group USA 
PANEL: "THE WET FREIGHT MARKET" 
 Why the optimism for clean product
tankers; Trends in FFAs - TC 14 volumes; Paradox of Prophecy: Has
clean optimism invited too many new entrants
 Moderator: Mike
Reardon, Manager Global Strategy & Freight Trading - Phillips 66
(NYSE: PSX)
Panelists: 
Matt Heinemann, Principle Consultant Trading Chartering -
Statoil Marketing & Trading (US) Inc. 
 Richard Arnesen, Global Head
of Tankers, Marex Spectron
 Robert Bugbee, President - Scorpio Tanker
(NYSE: STNG)
 Per Heilmann, Executive Vice President & Chief Risk
Officer-Heidmar Inc. 
PANEL: "THE CONTAINER MARKET" 
 Moderator: Richard Heath, Director -
World Container Index
Panelists: 
Tasos Aslidis, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer -
Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA)
 Bill Rooney, Vice President
Trans-Pacific Seafreight - Kuehne + Nagel 
 Jean Marie LaMay, Head of
Commodity & Freight Solutions - HSH Nordbank AG 
ROUND TABLE: ANALYSTS 
 Moderator: Clay Maitland, Managing Partner -
International Registries, Inc.
Panelists: 
Douglas Mavrinac, Managing Director, Group Head of the
Maritime Equity Research Group - Jefferies & Company, Inc.
 Urs
M.F.E. Duer, Managing Director, Senior Equity Analyst - Clarkson
Capital Markets 
 Michael Webber, Senior Analyst - Wells Fargo &
Company 
 Ben Nolan, Director Maritime Research-Stifel Financial
Corp.  
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 
http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2013derivatives/index.html  
Or, please contact Nicolas Bornozis: Derivatives@CapitalLink.com 
ORGANIZER - CAPITAL LINK, INC.
 Capital Link is a New York-based
advisory, investor relations, and financial communications firm.
Capitalizing on our in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and
capital markets, Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the
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. In addition to the
two recognitions from the Intercontinental Finance Magazine, Capital
Link won in 2011 a Lloyds List Greek Shipping Award for its
contribution to the shipping industry.  
Contact: 
Capital Link 
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Suite 1536 
New York, NY 10169 
Tel.: (212) 661-7566 
Email: Derivatives@capitallink.com 
 
 
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