Kenneth Lim of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is to deliver the Opening Address at Capital Link’s 5th Annual Singapore Maritime Forum, to take place on Monday, April 24, 2023 at the Westin Singapore Hotel. The Forum is held in partnership with Columbia Shipmanagement and Singhai Marine Services, and 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 shipping regulatory developments, decarbonisation, digitalization, technology, and Seafarers.
The event will highlight the competitive positioning and advantages of Singapore as a maritime hub and also regional business and trading opportunities in Asia.
Panellists at the opening session will include Mark O’Neil, President – Columbia Shipmanagement and President – InterManager; Nick Brown, CEO – Lloyd’s Register; Jeremy Nixon, CEO – Ocean Network Express; Khalid Hashim, Managing Director – Precious Shipping; and Martin Kröger, CEO – VDR – German Shipowners’ Association. Keynote speaker at the second session will be Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President & CEO – ABS.
A Capital Link Shipping Leadership Award presentation will be made during the Forum to Esben Poulsson, former Chairman of ICS and President of the Singapore Shipping Association, for his outstanding contribution to global shipping and Singapore’s maritime development.