Capital Link Singapore Maritime Forum to showcase Singapore as a maritime hub

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Capitalising on the long-established track record of organising highly successful large scale maritime conferences in major industry centres around the world, Capital Link Singapore Maritime Forum will take place on Tuesday 24th April 24, 2018 at the Westin Hotel, in Singapore, in partnership with Columbia Shipmanagement and Singhai Marine Services. The event will be held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week.

The Forum aims to highlight the significant role of Singapore as the gateway to Asia and the global shipping markets. It will discuss the developments and trends in the energy, commodities, the various shipping sectors, the global financial and capital markets, as well as issues pertaining to regulatory developments, technical and commercial fleet management. The Forum will highlight the competitive positioning and advantages of Singapore as a maritime hub.

The majority of the speakers and panellists are experts and top decision makers from global organisations. They come to Singapore prepared to address critical topics of interest to the industry and to interact with high level executives from the shipping, shipbuilding and finance communities.

As such, attendees of the Capital Link Singapore Maritime Forum can expect a high level of rich industry information and unique networking opportunities with key maritime industry players, including influential members from ship owners, investment and commercial banks, financial leasing companies as well as global traders of major dry bulk and energy commodities in one event.

Panels and presentation topics include :

The Global Shipping Markets – Current Developments – Outlook & The Role of Asia;

The Maritime Industry – Game Changers – A discussion among leading industry participants on the major regulations that will be in effect in the near future and their potential transformational impact on the industry. The panel will focus mainly on environmental compliance but will also touch upon broader topics such as technological innovation and operational efficiency.

Blockchain, Cybersecurity & Digitalization Transforming Shipping – Use of Cryptocurrency; Protect from Digital Kidnap; Optimize Connectivity & Operational Efficiency; Digital transformation enables new data-driven business development opportunities across marine services

The Charterers’ Perspective – The Global Shipping, Commodities & Energy Markets.

Singapore as an International Maritime Hub – Private & Public Partnership Moving Shipping Forward.

Financial Leasing as Mainstream Finance – Leasing Alternatives Throughout Asia.

Global Shipping Banks & The Availability of Finance for the Shipping Industry.

Alternative Finance & Private Equity.

Gas Sector

Tanker Sector

Dry Bulk/Dry Cargo Sector

The Future of Shipping” – A roundtable discussion among industry leaders.

The moderator will be  Ms Mei Lin Goh, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams and panellists include Michael Parker, Industry Head, Global Shipping & Logistics and Chairman, EMEA Corporate Banking – Citi; Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President – Clarkson Research Services Limited; Jeremy Nixon, CEO – Ocean Network Express; Dr Nikos Tsakos, President & CEO – Tsakos Energy Navigation; Chairman – INTERTANKO; and Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping; President – Singapore Shipping Association; Executive Chairman -ENESEL

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The conference is organised in partnership with Columbia Shipmanagement and Singhai Marine Services and the global lead sponsor is Tsakos Energy Navigation.