Shanghai to host third Annual Capital Link International Shipping Forum China

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The 3rd Annual Capital Link International Shipping Forum – China will take place on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel, in Shanghai, China. The Forum is held in partnership with Columbia Shipmanagement and Singhai Marine Services, in cooperation with ICBC Leasing and with the support of the Shanghai Pudong New Area Commission of Commerce (International Shipping Service Office).

The event will explore how International & Chinese ship owners, leasing firms, and industry players can benefit from the latest trends in global financing, capital markets, private equity, and alternative financing. It will connect ship owners with global shipping industry leaders, investors and capital providers to discuss joint venture opportunities, demonstrate how to optimise technical & commercial shipmanagement, and will tackle issues of critical significance to the industry such as cybersecurity & digitalization, preparing for the 2020 regulations, geopolitical & market trends affecting shipping.

The event features senior executives from over 27 international and Chinese shipping companies and shipyards; top five Chinese Leasing firms; top six global shipping banks; major alternative finance providers & private equity funds; leading law firms, classification societies, P&I Clubs, advisory firms & other industry participants

As such, attendees of the 3rd Capital Link International Shipping Forum – China can expect a high level of rich industry information and unique networking opportunities with key maritime industry players, including influential members from the shipping, shipbuilding, investment banks financial leasing companies as well as global traders of major dry bulk and energy commodities in one event.

Panels and presentation topics include:

Global Shipping Markets Presentation – A review of the main shipping markets – dry bulk, tanker, gas, containers – Sectors’ Outlook.

Game Changers & the Role of Chinese Shipyards – How ship owners and Chinese Shipyards gear to address the new environmental regulations, technological and ship design innovations which may have a transformational impact on the industry.

Global Maritime Clusters – Competitive Advantages & Business Development Opportunities

The Future of Ship Management

Trends & Developments in Technical Fleet Management

The Evolution of International Ship Finance – Outlook for 2018-2020

Financial Leasing

Global Shipping Banks & The Availability of Finance for the Chinese & International Shipping Industry

Alternative Finance & Private Equity

Putting it All Together – The Chinese Shipowners’ Perspective

Putting it All Together – The International Shipowners’ Perspective

The annual “Capital Link China Shipping Leadership Award” aims to recognise the valuable contribution of those personalities who, through their long-established career, have played a decisive part to Chinese shipping gaining a leading position in the International Maritime Community.

The Award will be presented to Captain Xie Chun Lin, Managing Director of China Merchant Energy Shipping. The award is given in recognition for building CMES into a leading global integrated energy transportation enterprise.

In 2017, the Award was presented to Zhang Ye, President – Shanghai Shipping Exchange, and in 2016 the award was presented to Yang Xian Xiang, CEO – SITC International Holdings.