Shipping and the Law VIII edition, 12th-13th October 2017, Naples- Register Now!

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SHIPPING AND THE LAW VIII edition 12th – 13th October 2017 NAPLES

The eighth edition of the international conference Shipping and the Law, organised by Studio Legale Lauro, will take place on the 12th and 13th October 2017 on the stage of the eighteenth-century Court Theatre of the Royal Palace of Naples.

The conference will include the presence of a number of leading figures among ship-owners, bankers, maritime law experts, insurers and other players of the shipping sector from around the world and feature a Gala Dinner by invitation in the Royal Apartments of the Palace for the conference and the Speakers, Delegates, and the Authorities, hosted by CR MAG and SMIT.

The conference procedings will be officially opened on Thursday 12th October followed by a welcome from maritime lawyer and conference organiser Francesco S. Lauro. It will be followed by a roundtable titled Full Steam Ahead in the Age of Uncertainty on important challenging topics, among them ‘The threats and the opportunities for European operators in relation to the rise of the maritime economic power of China and other countries of the Far East’, ‘How can the maritime world deal with the global warming’, ‘The future of shipping in the age of growing protectionism or uncertainty created by Trump, Brexit and new political movements’.

This roundtable will include the president of the International Chamber of Shipping Esben Poulsson, the president elect of the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA) Panos Laskaridis, the president of Confitarma Emanuele Grimaldi, the president elect of Confitarma Mario Mattioli, the director for Waterborne Transport in Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport within the European Commission Magda Kopczynska, past president of the Union of Greek Shipowners and of the ECSA John C. Lyras and former ECSA president Thomas Rehder, chief economist of the Sheikh Yamani’s Center for Global Energy Studies Leo Drollas, the president of Banchero Costa Lorenzo Banchero, the political analyst Roberto D’Alimonte, the UK House of Lords member Baroness Byrony K. Worthinghton.

The morning session will be moderated by Terry Macalister, former Energy Editor of The Guardian and David Osler, Finance Editor of Lloyd’s List.
After a lunch hosted by Palumbo Group, the conference proceedings will continue with a session dealing with shipping and port infrastructure finance with the participation of owners, bankers and investment funds managers, the head of the credit section of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) Raffaele Rinaldi, VSL CEO Fabrizio Vettosi and the economist Arturo Capasso.

Among others, the president of the Port Authority and vice-mayor of Antwerp Marc Van Peel, the president of the Port Authority of Naples Pietro Spirito, the CEO of Tsavliris Salvage Group George Tsavliris, the president and the president elect of the Italian Young Owners Andrea Garolla and Giacomo Gavarone and the most senior italian Owner Peppino D’Amato will take part to the afternoon proceedings.


On Friday 13th October morning the session “The Law and Shipping” will be opened by the Comité Maritime International vice president Giorgio Berlingieri‘s brief account of the outcomes of the recent CMI assembly in Genoa, and by former International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds Director Mans Jacobsson’s keynote speech “Compensation for pure economic loss in relation to tanker oil spills“. Past president of London Maritime Arbitrators Association Clive Aston will introduce a roundtable with General Counsel Scorpio Group Luca Forgione; arbitrator and mediator St Philips Stone Chambers Jonathan Lux; Wärtsilä’s General Counsel Luigi Morselli; Hill Dickinson’s partner David Pitlarge.

The last session of the conference “Better Vessels for a Better World”, moderated by Umberto D’Amato and Alberto Moroso, will be dedicated to new technologies. Participants will include RINA Services CEO Michele Francioni, a representative of Tefin who will speak on a new system to prevent fires on Ro-Ro vessels, while Board member of Caronte & Tourist Lorenzo Matacena will talk on gas propulsion. Among the speakers Wärtsilä’sMatteo Natali, WinDG’s Volkmar Galke, ABB and Eaton representatives, Ecospray’s Franco Porcellacchia  and Crossbeam’s Chairman John Wiik will talk about ‘smart ships’, digitalisation and scrubbers.

A post conference programme will follow on the island of Ischia in the evening of Friday 13th October up to Saturday 14th afternoon.


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