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Capitalizing on the long established track record of organizing highly successful large scale maritime conferences in major industry centers around the world, the 11th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Marine Services Forum will take place on September 25th 2018 in London, in partnership with Fearnley Securities and in cooperation with the London Stock Exchange.


This event is bringing together a distinguished group of industry experts and provides a comprehensive review and current outlook of the various shipping markets and also covers topics of critical interest to Shipping Professionals, Financiers & Investors. The participants will gain a deeper understanding of the current state of the shipping and marine services industry, the subsequent effects on their investments, and a clear focus on the opportunities and challenges ahead.


Capital Link’s investment conferences, organized across New York, London, Athens, Limassol, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo, are known for combining rich informational content, interesting discussions about the shipping and marine services sectors, the financial and capital market, as well as unique promotion and networking opportunities. The London Forum will also offer the opportunity for 1x1 meetings between company management teams and investors.




Commercial and Investment Bankers • Charterers • Classification Societies • Commodity and Energy Traders • Finance Providers • Financial Advisors • Financial and Trade Media • Hedge Fund Managers • Institutional Investors • P&I Executives • Lawyers and Insurers • Market Analysts and Consultants • Private Equity Firms • Risk Advisors • Ship Managers • Ship Operators • Shipowners • Shipbrokers • Sovereign Wealth Funds • Venture Capital Firms




To register please visit the link: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2018london/signup.html





Welcome remarks: Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link.


Opening remarks: Mr. Rikard Vabo, Managing Director, Corporate Finance - Fearnley Securities


London as a Global Capital Raising & Investment Destination


Section remarks: Mr. Axel Kalinowski, Head of Central and Southern Europe – London Stock Exchange


Shipping, Shipbuilding and Trade: Overview & Outlook 


Section remarks: Mr. Martin Stopford, Non- Executive President - Clarkson Research Services Limited


“Everything Flows, Nothing Stands Still” Heraclitus - Game Changers & Future of the Shipping Industry (Panel Discussion)

Trends and developments that affect the industry – regulations, technology, market forces etc.            

Moderator: Mr. Joshua Apfelroth, Partner – Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP



  • Mr. Andreas Hadjipetrou, Managing Director – Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Dr. Anil Sharma, President & CEO – GMS
  • Mr. Frederick J. Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs – International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Dr. Sadan Kaptanoglu, CEO – Kaptanoglu Shipping; President Designate - BIMCO
  • Mr. Clay Maitland, Founding Partner – NAMEPA; Chairman – NYMAR; Managing Partner – International Registries



IMO 2020 – Dilemmas, choices and economics 

Section remarks: Mr. Dag Kilen, Senior Analyst – Fearnley Securities



IMO – The Owners Response (Panel Discussion)

Ballast Water Treatment, Sulfur Emissions, Decarbonization – Regulations, Technology, Strategic Options & Capital Considerations              

Moderator: Mr. Toby Royal, Partner – Watson Farley Williams LLP



  • Mr. John C. Lycouris, CEO –  Dorian LPG (USA)
  • Mr. Erik A.S. Frydendal, CEO/CFO – Hunter Group ASA
  • Mr. Nicolas Busch, CEO – Navig8 Group
  • Mr. Magnus Halvorsen, Chairman – 2020Bulkers



Dry Bulk Sector (Panel Discussion)            

Moderator: Mr. Bobby P Mitropoulos, Managing Director - Weberseas (Hellas) SA



  • Mrs. Birgitte Vartdal, CEO – Golden Ocean
  • Mr. Martyn Wade, CEO – Grindrod Shipping Pte
  • Mr. Tom Beney, SVP of Commercial Affairs – Navios Group of Companies  
  • Mr. Stamatis Tsantanis, CEO – Seanergy Maritime Holdings
  • Mr. Herman Billung, Senior VP – Star Bulk Carriers



Future Proof Ships - The Blueprint for Newbuilds (Presentation)

How the IMO strategy will impact the value of the vessels and what the Owners can do to future proof their assets          

Mr. Tore Longva M.Sc, Principal Consultant, International Regulatory Affairs – DNV GL – Maritime



Bank Finance (Panel Discussion)

Moderator: Mr. Tony Rice, Partner – HFW



  • Mr. Joep Gorgels, Global Head Transportation & Logistics Clients, Corporate and Investment Banking – ABN AMRO Bank
  • Mr. Michael Parker, Global Industry Head for Shipping – Citi
  • Mr. Christos Tsakonas, Head of Global Shipping – DNB
  • Mr. Michiel Steeman, Managing Director, Shipping Finance Europe – DVB Bank SE


  • LNG Sector (Panel Discussion)

    Moderator: Mr. Peder Nicolai Jarlsby, Shipping Equity Research – Fearnley Securities


  • Mr. Jon Skule Storheill, CEO – Awilco LNG
  • Mr. Oystein M. Kalleklev, CEO and CFO – Flex LNG
  • Mr. Alastair Maxwell, CFO – GasLog Ltd.
  • Mr. Stuart Buchanan, Head–Investor Relations – Golar LNG
  • Mr. Richard Tyrrell, CEO/CFO – Höegh LNG Partners


  • Capital Markets & Private Equity (Panel Discussion)
  • Moderator: Mr. Richard Hakes, Partner – Reed Smith LLP


  • Mr. Anders Meyerhoff, Principal – Apax Partners
  • Mr. Jim Cirenza, Managing Director – DNB Markets, Inc.
  • Mr. Rikard Vabo, Managing Director, Corporate Finance – Fearnley Securities
  • Mr. Douglas Mavrinac, Managing Director – Jefferies LLC
  • Mr. Paulo Almeida, Portfolio Manager – Tufton Oceanic Ltd.


  • Alternative Finance & Yield (Panel Discussion)

    Moderator: Mr. Rolf Johan Ringdal, Partner – BAHR


  • Mr. Elias Sakellis, Director – Australis Maritime Limited
  • Mr. Nicolas Duran, Partner & Director Investment Banking - Fearnley Securities
  • Mr. Eirik Eide, CFO – Ocean Yield
  • Mr. Richard Moore, Co–Founder and Managing Director – RMK Maritime LLC
  • Mr. George Cambanis, Managing Director – YieldStreet Marine Finance


  • Product Tankers Sector (Panel Discussion)
  • Moderator: Mr. Espen L. Fjermestad, Shipping Equity Research – Fearnley Securities


  • Mr. Kim Ullman, CEO – Concordia Maritime
  • Mr. Marco Fiori, CEO – d'Amico International Shipping S.A.
  • Mr. Eddie Valentis, CEO – Pyxis Tankers
  • Mr. Christian Søgaard-Christensen, CFO – TORM A/S


    Crude Oil Tankers Sector (Panel Discussion)

    Moderator: Dr. Arlie G. Sterling, President & Co–Founder – Marsoft Inc.


  • Mr. Lars Barstad, Commercial Director – Frontline Ltd.
  • Mrs. Lois Zabrocky, President & CEO – International Seaways
  • Mr. Ioannis Alafouzos, CEO – Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp.
  • Mr. Robert Burke, Partner & CEO – Ridgebury Tankers
  • Mr. Paul Durham, CFO – Tsakos Energy Navigation




  • 2020Bulkers (2020:NO)
  • Awilco LNG (ALNG:NO)
  • Concordia Maritime (CPH:CCOR-B)
  • d'Amico International Shipping S.A. (BIT:DIS)
  • Dorian LPG (USA) (NYSE:LPG)
  • Epic Gas (EPICME: NO)
  • Euronav (NYSE:EURN)
  • Flex LNG (FLNG:NO)
  • Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO)
  • GasLog Ltd. (NYSE:GLOG)
  • Golden Ocean (NASDAQ:GOGL)
  • Grindrod Shipping Pte (NASDAQ:GRIN)
  • Hoegh LNG Partners (NYSE:HMLP)
  • Hunter Group ASA (HUNT:NO)
  • International Seaways (NYSE:INSW)
  • Navig8 Group
  • Navios Group of Companies (NYSE:NNA) (NYSE:NM)
  • Ocean Yield (OCY:NO)
  • Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp. (OET-ME:NO)
  • Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS)
  • Ridgebury Tankers
  • Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ:SHIP)
  • Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL)
  • Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK)
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP)

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