10th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence In Shipping Forum

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The “10th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum” will be held digitally on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 & 17, 2020 from 10:50am – 4:30pm BST.

 

This year’s forum will feature industry leaders from all over the world, connected on-line and addressing a global audience on critical industry topics. With a 10-year track record it is the only Forum that showcases Operational Excellence in the Maritime Sector and explores Best Industry Practices across all major areas such as fleet management, technological innovation, crewing, energy efficiency and the environment, safety & security. Special attention will be paid to the operational challenges from the Covid-19 reality, to sustainability and ESG considerations and new challenges on ship safety, security and human resources.
 

The Forum provides an interactive platform on the topic of Operational Excellence, Best Industry Practices and Sustainability linking shipping companies, charterers, government and non-government industry associations, classification societies, P&I Clubs, Registries, technology & service providers and the financial and investment community.
 

The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, Mr. Kitack Lim will deliver the Keynote Address on the first day, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020. 

 

The Forum will also feature the mission and work of three Charity Organizations, iCall, The Mission to Seafarers and The Seamen’s Church Institute to raise awareness and support to Seafarers. These organizations will have their own digital booth on the day of the Forum. Please visit their digital booths to learn more about the organization or to a make donation.

 

 

 

Who Should Attend?

 

This Forum is addressed among others to Ship Managers, Shipowners, 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 and Consultants, Private Equity Firms and offshore industry entities.

 

 

Registration is complimentary.

 

INTERACT LIVE ONLINE IN REAL TIME WITH OUR FORUM SPEAKERS & PARTICIPANTS!

 

LIVE PRESENTATIONS/PANEL SESSIONS WILL BE DELIVERED IN VIDEO FORMAT

 

View and listen to our Speakers from across the world!

 

Live Q&A

 

EXHIBITION HALL WITH DIGITAL BOOTHS

 

 

Visit our Sponsor booths to obtain the latest industry and financial reports, white papers, company videos, latest presentations and more
All materials can be saved into your briefcase and reviewed at your convenience
Chat with company representatives in their booths

 

LIVE VIDEO/AUDIO/CHAT NETWORKING IN REAL TIME

 

Network with your favorite speakers, sponsors and participants in real time!

Visit the networking lounge to exchange ideas and to meet new contacts or say Hi to old friends

 

LONDON TIME

DAY 1 - TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

 

DOORS OPEN 10 AM – Network & Connect With Delegates

A 1-hour virtual networking session will open the day

 

WELCOME REMARKS: Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link

 

KEYNOTE REMARKS: Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General – International Maritime Organization

 

PANEL & PRESENTATION TOPICS

 

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES & THE ROADMAP AHEAD

The main industry associations work independently and together providing guidance and support to the shipping industry and mapping its response to the geopolitical, regulatory & market developments that affect shipping today. The panel will highlight what these organizations are working on and how they address the changing needs of the industry.

 

Moderator: Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL - Maritime DNV GL

 

Panelists:

·       Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu, President - BIMCO; CEO - Kaptanoglu Shipping

·       Mr. Dimitris Fafalios, President - INTERCARGO; President - Fafalios Shipping

·          Mr. Esben Poulsson, Chairman - INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF SHIPPING; Executive Chairman - ENESEL PTE LTD

·          Mr. Paolo d'Amico, Chairman - INTERTANKO; Executive Chairman & CEO - d'Amico International Shipping

·       Mr. John Butler, CEO - World Shipping Council

 

NAVIGATING THROUGH THE PERFECT STORM

The Implementation of Low Sulfur Regulations and the Advent of COVID-19 Have Created a Perfect Storm Impacting the Industry. Addressing Operational Challenges to Keep Ships Sailing & Trade Moving, Overcoming Travel Restrictions, Supply Shortages, Crew Changes, Port Complications, Shipyard Delays - Managing A Global Operation While in Lockdown".

 

Moderator: Mr. Michalis Pantazopoulos, Managing Director - Liberian Registry (Hellas)

 

Panelists:

·       Mr. Iraklis Prokopakis, COO - Danaos Corporation

·       Mr. Stavros Hatzigrigoris, CEO - Maran Gas Maritime Inc.

·       Mr. Nicos Rescos, COO - Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

·       Mr. Theo Baltatzis, COO - Technomar

·       Mr. George Saroglou, COO - Tsakos Energy Navigation

 

CONNECTIVITY AND DIGITALIZATION AT TIMES OF CRISIS

The section remarks will be made by Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer - Tototheo Maritime

 

MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 ERA & BEYOND

Travel and port restrictions have increased the challenges related to crewing issues. The panel will discuss the management of mental health during this period. Also, addressing crewing issues during regular ship operations and change of control instances taking into account the viewpoints of all stakeholders.

 

Moderator: Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial - InvestHK

 

Panelists:

·          Mr. Bjorn Hojgaard, CEO - Anglo-Eastern Univan Group; Chairman - The Hong Kong Shipowners   Association

·       Mr. Salvatore d'Amico, Fleet Director - d'Amico Società di Navigazione S.p.A.; CEO – ISHIMA Pte Ltd

·       Mr. Guy Platten, Secretary General - International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

·       Mr. Stephen Cotton, General Secretary - International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF

·       H.E. Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister to the President - Republic of Cyprus

 

DIGITAL - REMOTE SURVEYS

Remote surveying techniques: the new normal – remote surveying techniques have been used in maritime for some time but this capability has taken centre stage due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this session, we look at the opportunities and risks for shipping, and the attractions of offer for stakeholders across the industry.

 

Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Brown, Director, Marine & Offshore - Lloyds Register

 

Panelists:

·       Mr. Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager - Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd.

·       Mr. Ralph Juhl, Executive Vice President, Technical - Hafnia

·       Mr. Michalis Pantazopoulos, Managing Director - Liberian Registry (Hellas)

·          Mrs. Katy Ware, Director of Maritime Safety and Standards & Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO - Maritime & Coastguard Agency

·       Mr. Martin Crawford-Brunt, CEO - RightShip

 

RIDING THE DIGITAL WAVE - HOW TO PROFIT DURING THE SMART SHIPPING ERA

 

The section remarks will be made by Mr. Mike Konstantinidis, CEO - METIS Cyberspace Technology S.A.

 

HOW SHIP TRACKING INTELLIGENCE ENABLES OPERATION VISIBILITY

 

The section remarks will be made by Mr. Dimitris Sousoudis, Territory Manager - MarineTraffic

 

NAVIGATING TODAY'S LEGAL MAELSTROM

IMO 2020, Sanctions, Tariffs and COVID-19 have created a new set of complexities, translating into myriad insurance and legal issues. The panel will address the main areas legal issues and claims and how to navigate past them.

 

Moderator: Mr. Joseph E. Hughes, Chairman & CEO - American Club

 

Panelists:

·       Ms. Beth Bradley, Partner - Hill Dickinson

·       Ms. Sally-Ann Underhill, Partner - Reed Smith

·       Mr. Bruce Paulsen, Partner - Seward & Kissel LLP

·       Ms. Dora Mace - Kokota, Partner - Stephenson Harwood

·       Mr. John Kissane, Partner - Watson Farley & Williams LLP

 

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING - NETWORKING RECEPTION

A 1-hour virtual networking reception will close the evening

 

LONDON TIME

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2020

 

DOORS OPEN 10 AM – Network & Connect With Delegates

A 1-hour virtual networking session will open the day

 

WELCOME REMARKS: Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President – Capital Link

 

LEADING THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY THROUGH THE NEXT PHASE OF INNOVATION, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE & TRANSFORMATION

Classification Societies play a pivotal role in the industry given their mandate to establish and maintain technical standards for construction and operation of marine vessels, to monitor compliance and to provide guidance and support. The panel will discuss various initiatives to help the industry meet the new challenges from environmental compliance, ship safety and security, technological innovation, operational efficiency, human resources management and more!

 

Moderator: Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime - Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited

 

Panelists:

·       Mr. Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President & CEO - ABS

·       Mr. Matthieu de Tugny, President, Marine & Offshore - Bureau Veritas

·       Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL - Maritime

·       Mr. Alastair Marsh, CEO - Lloyds Register

·       Mr. Ugo Salerno, Chairman & CEO - RINA

 

MEETING THE IMO 2021 CYBERSECURITY MANDATE

Protecting Ships, Seafarers, Cargoes and the Environment

The industry's response to comply with the IMO's requirement for maritime cyber-risk management is gaining momentum as we approach the January 1, 2020 deadline. But there are also distinct commercial benefits. A cyber-security framework is sought by an increasing number of stakeholders and may help in securing vessel employment, insurance and finance. This panel will bring you up to speed with the cyber-security landscape in shipping today.

 

Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Brown, Communications Director - Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

 

Panelists:

·       Mr. Jean-Baptiste Gillet, Director, Advanced Services - Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

·          Mr. David Foo, Senior Director, Operations Technology - Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

·       Mrs. Charis Plakantonaki, Chief Strategy Officer - Star Bulk Carriers

·       Mr. Charalambos Kalevrosoglou, Information Security Officer - Tototheo Maritime

·       Captain Rob Compher, Chief, Office of Design & Engineering Standards - US Coast Guard

 

THE PATH TO DECARBONIZATION

Options & Strategies - Power, Operational, Speed Reductions, Fuel Alternatives

What is the best way to achieve the decarbonization targets by 2030 or 2050? At present there are several proposals on the table for discussion at the IMO. They hinge on regulatory mandates, industry self-discipline and ultimately on the selection of the proper fuel. The panel will discuss the various options and alternatives and their pros and cons.

 

Moderator: Mr. George Plevrakis, Director, Global Sustainability - ABS

 

Panelists:

·       Mr. Alexander Saverys, CEO - CMB Group

·       Mr. Christian M. Ingerslev, CEO - Maersk Tankers

·       Mr. Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs - MSC GROUP

·       Ms. Ioanna Procopiou, CEO - Prominence Maritime

·       Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder & CEO - Synergy Marine Group

 

DIGITALIZATION & TECHNOLOGICAL (R)EVOLUTION

Shipping companies as well as stakeholders throughout the logistics chain expedite the use of technology to optimize cost & increase efficiency. The significance of data analytics in decision making.

 

Moderator: Mr. Paolo Moretti, CEO - RINA SERVICES

 

Panelists:

·       Mr. Mark Cameron, Executive V.P. & COO - Ardmore Shipping Corporation

·       Mr. Mark O'Neil, CEO - Columbia Shipmanagement

·       Mr. Alexander Hadjipateras, Executive Vice President, Business Development - Dorian LPG

·       Mr. Olav Nortun, CEO - Thome Group

·       Mr. Stephen MacFarlane, Chief Information Officer - V.Group

                     

TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY AS THE FOUNDATION FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

 

The section remarks will be made by Mr. Matt Heider, CEO - Nautilus Labs

 

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER - REMAINING VIGILANT & ALERT - THE SHIPOWNERS PERSPECTIVE

The current global situation is accelerating the transformation throughout the shipping industry. Slower economic growth, low oil prices, a global pandemic, uncertainty regarding fuel types and ship designs, rapid developments in technology, increased regulatory demands, and a changing landscape in ship finance are among the challenges the industry is facing today. Weak markets are tough to endure but they also create opportunities. Shipping is and will remain the artery of global trade. The industry thrives on volatility and change. Leading international shipowners panel will discuss how the industry is coping with all these challenges and what changes and transformations can be expected looking ahead.

 

Moderator: Mr. Henry Curra, Head of Research - Braemar ACM Shipbroking

 

Panelists:

·       Mr. Bing Chen, CEO - Atlas Corp. (Seaspan)

·       Mr. Jerry Kalogiratos, CEO - Capital Product Partners

·       Mr. Gary Vogel, CEO & Director - Eagle Bulk

·       Ms. Lois Zabrocky, CEO - International Seaways

·       Mr. Kevin MacKay, CEO - Teekay Tankers

·       Mr. Hing Chao, Executive Director - Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings

 

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING - NETWORKING RECEPTION

A 1-hour virtual networking reception will close the evening

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