The inaugural “Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum” will take place in Limassol on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the Columbia Plaza, under the Auspices of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works. Capital Link intends to organize this event in Cyprus on an annual basis.
The event aims to highlight the significant role of Cyprus as a maritime, energy and logistics hub and as an investment and business destination. The Forum will feature major international speakers and delegates and local industry leaders in an exchange of ideas on critical industry topics. It will discuss the developments and trends in the major shipping, financial and capital markets as well as issues pertaining to geopolitical and regulatory developments, technical and commercial fleet management. The Forum will highlight the competitive positioning and advantages of Cyprus as a maritime and logistics industry hub.
FORUM OVERVIEW AND STRUCTURE
The Forum is organized Under the Auspices of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works. The Cyprus Union of Shipowners and Deloitte are the Lead Sponsors. The event has the support of the Department of Merchant Shipping, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and many others industry associations.
The Conference Chairman of the Forum is Mr. George A. Tsavliris, Principal of Tsavliris Salvage Group. Mr. Tsavliris has held the position of elected Chairman of INTERMEPA (International Marine Environment Protection Association), he is the Chairman of CYMEPA (Cyprus Marine Environmental Protection Association), as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Union of Shipowners and Honorary Chairman of the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation.
Keynote speakers of the “Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum” are:
- Mr. Marios Demetriades, Minister of Transport Communications & Works of the Republic of Cyprus,
- Mr. Martin Stopford, non-Executive President of Clarkson Research Services Ltd and
- Mr. Zhang Ye, President of Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
CAPITAL LINK INVEST IN CYPRUS FORUM – NEW YORK, MARCH 22, 2017
To further enhance awareness of Cyprus as a business and investment destination, the “Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum” will be organized in New York City on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The Forum will showcase the increasing importance of Cyprus as a regional maritime, logistics, energy and operational hub and highlight investment and business opportunities in these areas as well as in financial services, IT and tourism.
Mr. Harris Georgiadis, Minister of Finance, Mr. Yiorgos Lakkortypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism and Mr. Marios Demetriades, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, will participate and address an audience of high level delegates from the US business, investment and finance communities.
Capital Link is known for the organization of large scale high quality maritime and investor forums in key industry centers, such as New York, London, Athens and Shanghai, and as of 2017 in Limassol. Capital Link organizes fourteen conferences annually, of which seven are focused on the maritime sector. Capital Link’s events draw the elite of the financial, investment and maritime communities and provide a unique combination of superior informational content, marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link’s global marketing platform enhances the visibility and reach of these events during the year on a global scale that lasts well beyond the date on which each event is held, becoming a continuous reference point for market participants.
To register please go to the link below:
INDUSTRY PANEL & PRESENTATION TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Cyprus as a Maritime, Logistics & Energy Hub
- GLOBAL SHIPPING MARKETS
Current Developments & Outlook
A review of the global commodity, energy and shipping markets – Sector review, analysis & outlook
- SHIP MANAGEMENT :
Optimizing Technical Fleet Management
Good people pay off – Crewing strategies and staff development
Managing Risks – Cybersecurity
Managing Risks – Foreign Corruption Practices Act
Optimizing Insurance & Reinsurance – Trends & Developments
- GEOPOLITICAL & REGULATORY DEVELOPENTS AFFECTING SHIPPING
China, the Global Economy & Shipping
“One Belt – One Road” – The New Silk Road and How it Will Affect Shipping
Geopolitical and regulatory developments affecting shipping
- FORUM SESSION ON FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS
Access to Capital as a Competitive Advantage – Bank Finance, Capital Markets, Private Equity & Alternative Financing
Restructuring as a Business & Investment Opportunity
- CYPRUS AS A MARITIME, LOGISTICS & ENERGY HUB
Expertise and Infrastructure in Cyprus – Cyprus as an Operational Hub
- PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER : THE SHIPOWNER PERSPECTIVE
Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? – The Shipowner Perspective
The Forum presents a unique opportunity to meet and network with a large, high-caliber audience of Ship Owners – Ship Managers – Ship Operators – Ship Brokers – Charterers – Risk Insurers – Arbitrators – Marine Technology experts, investment and commercial bankers, analysts, private equity and venture capital firms, law and auditing executives, market analysts, institutional investors, financial advisors, trade and financial media.
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS
ABN AMRO Energy, Commodities & Transportation • Affinity Shipping • Bureau Veritas • Capital Ship Management Corp. • Caribe Tankers • Caldwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP • Clarkson Research Services Ltd. • Clay Maitland • Cobham SATCOM-Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. • Compagnie de Transport Maritime • Cyprus Sea Lines Shipping • Deloitte • DNB Bank • DNV GL • Region South East Europe & Middle East • Euroseas Ltd. • Evercore Partners • Fourth Insurance Office, Inc. • Granfeld Wealth Management • Hellenic Bank • Inmarsat • InterManager • Intership Navigation Co • International Registrie • Marlow Navigation • Marsh Cyprus • Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd • MSC Shipmanagement Ltd • NAMEPA • Niki Shipping • Norton Rose Fulbright • Norwegian Hull Club • Oceanbulk Containers • Safe Bulkers • Shanghai Shipping Exchange • Singhai Marine Services • Star Bulk Carriers • Stifel • Technomar Shipping Inc • Terra Navis Shipping Ltd • The American Club • The Marshall Islands Registry • Tototheo Group • Transmed Shipping Co. Ltd • Tsavliris Salvage Group • Tufton Oceanic Shipping Management • Zela Shipping Group
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF: Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Republic of Cyprus
LEAD SPONSORS: Cyprus Union of Shipowners • Deloitte
GLOBAL GOLD SPONSORS: Columbia Shipmanagement • DNV-GL • TOTOTHEO Group
SPONSΟRS: Caldwalader, Wickersham & Taft • Department of Merchant Shipping • Clay Maitland • COBHAM • DMS DEPARTMENT OF MERCHANT SHIPPING • EVERCORE • Family Insurance Office. Inc • Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd. • INMARSAT • The Marshall Islands Registry
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: The American Club • Bureau Veritas • Chrysses Demetriades & Co LLC • MARSH • NIKI • Norwegian Hull Club • Singhai Marine Services
SPEAKERS DINNER SPONSOR: Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd.
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: CYMEPA • Cyprus Shipping Chamber • Cyprus Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Association • Institute Chartered Shipbrokers • Young Ship Cyprus • Wista Cyprus •Wista Hellas • CIFA Cyprus Investment Funds Association• Cyprus Master Mariners Association
MEDIA PARTNERS: AllAboutShipping.co.uk • CyprusDaily,net • CyprusTimes • EconomyTimes.net •Economia • Elnavi Monthly Shipping Review • GreekNewsonline.com • Kathimerini Cyprus • Kathimerini English Edition • Maritimes.gr • The Maritime Executive • Mignatiou.com • Ship2Shore • Shipping International Monthly Review • TradeWinds • Worldoils • Nafsgreen World Shipping News • MegaOne • www.efoplistesnews.gr • Naftika Chronika
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For further information, please contact:
NEW YORK // Mrs. Olga Bornozi & Mrs. Eleni Bej
Tel. +1 212 661 75 66 – Email:[email protected]
ATHENS // Mrs. Eleni Kouroubali
Tel: +30 210 610 9800 – Email: [email protected]