Capital Link’s 10th Annual Invest in International Shipping & Offshore Forum

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Dr. Martin Stopford, Jeremy Penn and Nicholas Bornozis

Dr. Martin Stopford, Jeremy Penn and Nicholas Bornozis

More than 1000 delegates attended Capital Link’s 10th Annual Invest in International Shipping & Offshore Forum which organized with great success and took place on Monday, March 21st, 2016 at the Metropolitan Club in New York, in partnership with Citi and in cooperation with NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.

FORUM OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVE

The Forum is known for its large attendance by investors, owners and financiers. It is a meeting place for C-level executives from the industry and the finance and investment communities involved with shipping. This year the conference featured more than 70 distinguished panelists and speakers, expert leaders in their sectors presenting and examining macroeconomic issues that are shaping and transforming the international shipping and offshore markets today.

The Forum provided a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping and offshore markets, made more relevant by the release of companies’ annual results. In addition, it discussed topics of critical relevance to the industry such as, such as restructuring and consolidation, the various channels and methods of raising capital as well as the impact of new technologies and trading routes.

TARGET AUDIENCE
With a 10-year track record, the International Shipping & Offshore Forum, attracts 1.000+ delegates annually and is known for combining rich informational and educational content with extensive marketing and networking opportunities. The target audience includes institutional investors and analysts, private equity investors, commercial and investment bankers, financial advisors, financial and trade media, and other qualified investors.

Mr. Nicolas BornozisMr. Nicolas Bornozis, President of Capital Link, stated “This is a particularly challenging and exciting time for the global shipping industry, which is going through a transformational phase. Different segments of the market –dry bulk, tankers, container shipping – are at different points of their own cycle. A major challenge is who can take advantage of market opportunities given the new landscape in the world of finance and capital markets. Strong liquidity and access to financing are critical success factors in this pursuit, especially as traditional sources of financing have become less available.” He mentioned that this year Capital Link celebrates its 20th anniversary as a firm and the 10th Anniversary of the New York Shipping Forum. He also expressed his appreciation for the fact that this year the event was organized in cooperation with Citi, which has such a long standing and significant involvement with the maritime industry.

LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Chairman of INTERTANKO, the independent owners tanker association and President & CEO of NYSE listed TSAKOS ENERGY NAVIGATION LTD (TEN) was the keynote Speaker during the luncheon and the Welcome Remarks were made by Mr. Christian Wetherbee, Director of  Citi, Airfreight, Surface & Marine Transportation Research.

CAPITAL LINK SHIPPING LEADERSHIP AWARD

This year, the Capital Link Shipping Leadership Award, which aims to recognize the valuable contribution of an individual to the International Shipping Industry, was presented at luncheon to Dr. Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President, Clarkson Research Services. For over four decades Martin’s pioneering research, analysis, vision, teachings and publications have had significant and valuable impact to the global shipping industry and all those involved with it. Martin’s work has been widely utilized and appreciated by all market participants.

The Introductory Remarks were made by Mr. Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive Officer of The Baltic Exchange.

TOPICS AND PRESENTATIONS

Throughout the day, there were presentations from the following:

Ms. Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director of Citi made the Opening Remarks. Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Mr. Tobias Levkovich, Managing Director of Citipresented on “An Economic and Equity Market Overview Currents Trends – Developments & Outlook” Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Mr. Wilbur L. Ross Jr. Chairman & CEO of  WL Ross & Co presented on “Investing in Shipping Today – Opportunities & Challenges” Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

DISCUSSION PANELS

A series of panel discussion debated critical industry topics, including:

Dry Bulk Sector Audio Webcast Video Webcast

Sector Introductory Presentation:

Mr. Dalibor Gogic, Principal Analyst – IHS Maritime & Trade Audio Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Omar Nokta, Managing Director – Clarksons Platou Securities

Panelists:

Containers Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Michael Webber, Senior Analyst, Managing Director, Shipping, Equipment Leasing & Marine MLPs, Equity Research – Wells Fargo Securities

Panelists:

Shipping & Bank Finance Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Brett Esber, Partner – Blank Rome LLP

Panelists:

Alternative Financing Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. John Imhof, Partner – Seward & Kissel LLP

Panelists:

LNG Sector Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Fotis Giannakoulis, Executive Director, Lead Maritime Analyst – Morgan Stanley

Panelists:

LPG Sector Audio Webcast   Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Douglas Mavrinac, Managing Director, Head of Maritime Equity Research Group – Jefferies LLC

Panelists:

Shipping & The Capital Markets Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Steven Hollander, Partner – Watson Farley Williams LLP

Panelists:

Restructuring as a Business & Investment Opportunity Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Ms. Jane Freeberg Sarma, Counsel – Reed Smith LLP

Panelists:

Crude Oil Tanker Shipping – Panel Discussion Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Sector Introductory Presentation:

Mr. Andrew Scorer, Principal Trade Analyst – IHS Maritime & TradeAudio Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Christian Wetherbee, Director – Citi, Airfreight, Surface & Marine Transportation Research

Panelists:

Private Equity & Joint Ventures Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Brian Devine, Partner-US Head of Transport – Norton Rose Fulbright 

Panelists:

Product Tankers Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Sector Introductory Presentation:

Mr. Andrew Scorer,  Principal Trade Analyst – IHS Maritime & Trade Audio Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. Ben Nolan, Director, Shipping Research – Stifel  

Panelists:

Analyst Panel Audio Webcast  Video Webcast

Moderator:

Mr. John Gaffney, Partner – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Panelists:

Parallel company presentations were running in parallel to the

Capital Link’s 10th Annual Invest in International Shipping & Offshore Forum:

DORIAN LPG
Mr. John Lycouris, CEO & Mr. Ted Young, CFO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

STEALTHGAS INC.
Mr. Harry Vafias, CEO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

TSAKOS ENERGY NAVIGATION LTD
Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, CEO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

d’AMICO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING SA
Mr. Marco Fiori, CEO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

 

CONCORDIA MARITIME
Mr. Kim Ullman, CEO & Mr. Ola Helgesson, CFO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

TORM A/S
Mr. Jacob Meldgaard, CEO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

SAFE BULKERS INC.
Mr. Polys Hajioannou, CEO & Mr. Loukas Barmparis, President &

Mr. Konstantinos Adamopoulos, CFO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

STAR BULK CARRIERS
Mr. Hamish Norton, President & Mr. Christos Begleris, co-CFO &

Mr. Simos Spyrou, co-CFO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

EURONAV
Mr. Paddy Rodgers, CFO & Mr. Hugo De Stoop, CFO

 Presentation/PDF
Audio Webcast

FORUM VIDEOS, PRESENTATIONS & WEBCASTS, PHOTOS

They can be accessed on the Forum website: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2016newyork/

There is a full archive of the presentations and audio files of the panel discussions and presentations.

Also, there are video interviews with major event participants and presenters.

Forum Videos: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2016newyork/forum_video.html

Photo Gallery: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2016newyork/photos_forum.html

Forum Journal: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2016newyork/journal.pdf

SPONSORS

MEDIAPARTNERS

All about Shipping, Lloyd’s List, The Maritime Executive, SHIP2SHORE, Splash24/7, Tradewinds and World oils

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Hellenic – American / Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce, North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), NYMAR and Young Shipping Professionals of New York

ABOUT CAPITAL LINK

With its headquarters in New York and presence in London, Athens and Oslo, Capital Link has been active since 1995 in the field of Investor Relations and Financial Communication. (www.capitallink.com) focusing, among other, on the global maritime, commodities and energy sector. Capital Link works with the majority of shipping company listed on US and European Stock Exchanges. As an extension of its main activity, Capital Link also organizes annually a series of large scale investor conferences in New York, London, Athens and Shanghai. Capital Link has focused on elevating the profile of Shipping to a wider audience around the world, including investors, analysts, bankers, financiers and industry participants building one of the most extensive and effective marketing and interactive platforms that includes industry conferences, industry webinars, market reports and the Capital Link Stockmarket Maritime Indices. Capital Link’s work has been recognized by the 2011 Greek Shipping Lloyds Awards, by Intercontinental Finance Magazine in 2012, 2013 and 1024, the International Propeller Club of the United States and the AHI-American Hellenic Institute.

 

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