Virtual
February 8, 2022

Hellenic-American & Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce

28th Annual HACC-NACC

Shipping Conference

Out of the Abyss - Shipping Roars Back?

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2022 ●  Virtual Conference

PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR: 

The Marshall Islands Registry

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PROGRAM 

8:30 am  Opening Remarks

Ole Christian Schrøder, Scorpio Group, Conference Co-Chair
 

8:35 am  Welcome Remarks
Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, Consul General of Greece in New York
Ms. Heidi Olufsen, Consul General of Norway in New York
 

8:40 am  Global Economic and Markets Outlook

Speaker: 

Thomas P. Joyce, MUFG Securities Americas Inc.

9:30 am  Environmental Challenges and Opportunities 
Speakers: 
Jan Hagen Andersen, DNV Maritime
Morten Skedsmo, ZeroLab by Torvald Klaveness

Nick MakarIRI/The Marshall Islands Registry​

Charlie PapavizasWinston Strawn LLP
Moderator:
Ole Christian Schrøder, Scorpio Group, Conference Co-Chair

10:10 am  Supply Chain - Disruption & Opportunities 
Speakers: 

Adam Catsambis, Eurobulk/Euroseas

Carol Hand, APL Logistics
Aase Naaman Jensen
, Skuld
George Kontakis, K&
L Gates  

Moderator: 

George Tsimis, Esq.Marine Risks Consultant, Maritime & Commercial Arbitrator, Sanctions Specialist

10:55 am  Finance Post-COVID Era 

Speakers:

Daniel Carr, National Australia Bank
Shreyas Chipalkatty, Citi 

Paul Leand, AMA Capital Partners LLC
Martin Lunder, Nordea

Moderator: 

Brian P. Devine, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

 

11:40 am    M&A - Consolidation in the Industry 

Speakers: 
George Achniotis, Navios Maritime Partners L.P.

Doug Mavrinac, Jefferies LLC

Hamish Norton, Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

Tasos Psaropoulos, Global Ship Lease Inc

Moderator: 

Nick Katsanos, Seward & Kissel LLP

12:20 pm  Breakout room hosted by IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry:
                  "Tackling Ongoing Operational Challenges"

Rear Admiral Kevin S. Cook, United States Coast Guard (Retired)
Hans Krijger, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Brian Poskaitis,
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
 

12:50 pm  Technology and Innovation in Shipping

Speakers:
Marina Hadjipateras, TMV , Conference Co-Chair

Alex Panagopoulos, Supercruises.com, Arista Group, Forward Ships
Nikos Petrakakos, Ursus Maritime Capital LLC

Robert Schluter, e1 Marine

Dallas Smith, LISCR 

Tuomas Riski, Norsepower Oy Ltd
Moderator: 
Greg Chase, Reed Smith LLP

1:35 pm Strategic and Political Turmoil 

Speakers: 
William (Bill) Antholis, Miller Center of Public Affairs, UVA
Marina Tzoutzouraki, eShipfinance.com

Rockford Weitz, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Moderator: 

John Stratakis, Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP 

2:15 pm  Shipowners' Perspective 

Introduction:
Clay Maitland
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry, Conference Co-Chair

Speakers:

Sam H. Norton, Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.  

Lois Zabrocky, International Seaways, Inc.

George Mangos, Interunity Group
Moderator: 

Jeanne Grasso, Blank Rome LLP

3:00 pm  Closing Remarks

Speaker:
Marina Hadjipateras
TMV, Conference Co-Chair

3:05 pm
Breakout Room hosted by Blank Rome: "Managing Risk in the Current Geopolitical Landscape"
Kierstan Carlson, Blank Rome
Stefanos Roulakis, Blank Rome


Breakout Room hosted by DNV :"Decarbonization of the Maritime Industry"
Simon Mockler, DNV         

Following each panel the floor will be open for LIVE Q&A

Times subject to change

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact: info@haccnaccshippingconference.com
Alexandra Spyrou-Mitsakis (HACC) | info@hellenicamerican.cc | 212-629-6380 or
Live Sletten Diakolios (NACC) | info@naccusa.org | 646-883-1760