Capital Link's 3rd Annual "Shipping and Offshore CSR Forum; CSR as a Competitive Advantage," Thursday, October 24, 2013 -- One

Capital Link's 3rd Annual "Shipping and Offshore CSR Forum; CSR as a 
Competitive Advantage," Thursday, October 24, 2013 -- One Moorgate
Place, London, UK 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/08/13 --  Capital Link's 3rd
Annual "Shipping and Offshore CSR Forum; CSR as a Competitive
Advantage" will take place Thursday, October 24, 2013 at One Moorgate
Place, London, UK.  
 Our Forum is the only one that focuses on
sustainability issues across the board -- human resources,
environment, safety and security, technological innovation, and
corporate governance. It aims to raise awareness regarding the
benefits and advantages of CSR to a wider industry audience. Our
Forum attracts well over 300+ industry executives annually and has an
international orientation.  
As market forces and regulatory trends continue to call for the
incorporation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) into business
practices, shipping companies increasingly recognize CSR as more than
just a societal obligation. A consistent commitment to CSR is a
differentiating commercial, financial, and operational advantage; it
ensures long-term growth and capital gains, and it can impact the
valuation and cost of capital for listed companies making them the
more reliable, sustainable, safer investment and lending choice for
investors and bankers alike.  
 The objective is to maximize attendance from the
industry, as well as, from the investment and financial communities.
This Forum is addressed to: Ship Managers, Ship Owners, Ship
Operators, Shipbrokers, Commercial and Investment Bankers,
Charterers, Classification Societies, Commodity and Energy Traders,
Environmental Maritime Organizations, Industry Associations,
Government and Non-Governmental Organizations, Financial and Trade
Media, Institutional Investors, P&I Executives, Lawyers and Insurers,
Market Analysts, Consultants, Private Equity Firms and offshore
industry entities, among others.  
 The full day forum is structured into provocative
panel discussions and presentations by top industry experts and
includes a networking luncheon.  
Following the luncheon will be the Capital Link 2013 Maritime CSR
Leadership Award being presented to Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman
NAMEPA & Managing Partner -- International Registries, Inc. for
his Leadership and Commitment to Sustainability & CSR in the Maritime
Sector. This award will be presented by: Harry Theochari, Attorney,
Head of Transportation -- Norton Rose Fulbright. 
begin the day with opening remarks by Nicolas Bornozis, President of
Capital Link and Clay Maitland. This is followed by a presentation
from the new Managing Director of SSI. The program is as follows: 
PRESENTATION: Sustainability - CSR & the Changing Face of the
Shipping Industry 
 Presenter: Helle Gleie, Director -- The
Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) 
PANEL: CSR - Beyond Regulatory Requirements; New Challenges &
Industry Response
 Moderator: Helle Gleie, Director -- The
Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) 
 Patrick Verhoeven,
Secretary General -- ECSA (European Community Ship Owner's Assoc.) 
Giles Noakes, Chief Maritime Security Officer -- BIMCO
 Rob Lomas,
Secretary General -- Intercargo 
PRESENTATION: The Salvage-Friendly Ship; A Comprehensive CSR Policy
Must Include Accident Scenario
 Presenter: Gilles Longueve, President
-- Maritime Passive Safety Association 
PANEL: Maritime Safety
 Moderator: Rob Lomas, Secretary General --
 Gilles Longueve, President -- Maritime Passive
Safety Assoc.
 Simon Stonehouse, Hull Underwriter -- Brit Insurance 
Rev. David Potterton, Honorary Chaplain -- Sailor's Society
CSR & Technological Innovation
 Moderator: Katharine Palmer,
Environmental Manager -- Lloyd's Register 
Prokopakis, SVP & COO -- Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC)
 Rep. d'Amico
International Shipping (MILAN: DIS) 
 Steve Jones, Maritime Director
-- Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) 
PRESENTATION: Health, Safety and Environmental Reporting and External
 Presenter: Stephanie Moffat, Environmental Executive --
PRESENTATION: CSR & Corporate Governance
 Presenter: Ruth Cowley,
Partner -- Norton Rose Fulbright 
PANEL: CSR & The Human Factor - Anticipating New Challenges 
Moderator: Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General --
 Capt. Elias Ladas, HR & Training Manager --
Danaos Corporation 
 Constantinos S. Galanakis, CEO -- Elvictor Group 
Nigel Shattock, Director of Communications -- Seafarers UK
Canon Ken Peters, Director of Justice & Welfare -- Mission to the
PANEL: CSR as a Financial Advantage
 Moderator: Brian Devine, Partner
-- Norton Rose Fulbright 
 Mark Long, Head of Transport,
Shipping Services & Offshore -- HSBC Bank plc. 
 Peter Boyd, Chief
Operating Officer -- Carbon War Room 
PANEL: Sustainable Ship Recycling
 Moderator: Nikos Mikelis,
Non-Executive Director -- GMS Dubai 
 M. Abdul Rahim,
Regional Manager Europe & Africa -- Class NK
 Patience Mayaki,
Environmental & Social Specialist, Nederlandse
Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. -- FMO  
David Roberts, Senior Manager Sustainability & Technical -- Gearbulk
(UK) Ltd. 
PANEL: CSR as a Commercial & Operational Advantage - The Demand for
CSR by Charterers
 Moderator: Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman --
NAMEPA & Managing Partner -- International Registries,
 Anders Holbech, CSR & Sustainability Manager --
Maersk Tankers A/S
 Jonathan Stoneley, Environment & Compliance
Manager -- Cargill Ocean Transport
 Marc Forster, Deputy European
Manager -- RightShip 
PRESENTATION: On Course for a Better World
 Presenter: Maria Bruun
Skipper, Senior Adviser -- Danish Shipowners' Association 
PANEL: Best Industry Practices (Tanker, Dry Bulk & Container
 Moderator: Richard Meade, Editor -- Lloyd's
 John Adams, Managing Director -- Teekay Corporation
 Rep. Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP)
 Hans Noren,
President -- Concordia Maritime AB (OMX: CCORB)  
PRESENTATION: Best Industry Practices (Offshore)
 Presenter: Marten
Lunde, CEO -- Troms Offshore Supply AS 
The day concludes with a summarization and concluding remarks by
Nicolas Bornozis. 
Or, contact
Nicolas Bornozis: maritime; Telephone +1 (212)
 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.  
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