NEW YORK

February 5, 2019

Hellenic-American / Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce

25th Annual Joint Shipping Conference

Embracing Change: Turning Shipping’s Hopes and Dreams into Reality

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019  ●  APELLA AT ALEXANDRIA CENTER, 2ND FLOOR  ●  450 EAST 29TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY

PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR: 

The Marshall Islands Registry

PROGRAM

8:15 am  Registration and Breakfast
 

9:00 am  Opening Remarks

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

9:10 am  Macro Shipping and Economic Overview

Confirmed Speaker: 
Henriette Van Niekerk, Global Head, Dry Bulk Analysis, Clarksons

9:30 am  Technological Change is Your Friend
Confirmed Speakers: 
Müge Anber-Kontakis, Vice President, Global FD&D Manager & Counsel at American P&I Club / Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc.

Roberto Coustas, CEO, DeepSea Technologies
Evangelos Efstathiou, CEO, Skysail Advisors Ltd

Pia Meling, Vice President, Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen JV)
Moderator:
George Pierot, Broker, Jacq. Pierot Jr. & Sons, Inc.

10:15 am  The Brave New World of Ship Finance
Confirmed Speakers: 
Evan Cohen, Group Head of Maritime Finance, CIT Group 
Tor Ivar Hansen, Managing Director & Head of Private Placements and Loan Syndication, DNB Markets

Rajbir Talwar, Director, ABN AMRO
Marina Tzoutzouraki, Partner, Dagmar Navigation, CFO & Co founder of SFG Ship Finance Global Ltd.

Moderator: 

Brian Devine, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00 am  Coffee Break | Sponsored by Navios

11:25 am  Environmental & Other Regulations – Out from the Shadows

Confirmed Speakers:
Jan Hagen Andersen, Business Development Director, DNV GL

Nicholas Makar, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, The Marshall Islands Registry 

Nikos Petrakakos, Vice President, Head of Maritime Environmental Innovation, Seabury Capital

Ole Christian Schroder, Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group

Moderator: 

Jeanne Grasso, Partner, Blank Rome

12:10 pm  Pre-Luncheon Reception | Sponsored by The Liberian Registry

12:45 pm  Luncheon 
Speakers:
Dagfinn Lunde, Partner, Dagmar Navigation Ltd
Robert Shaw, Managing Director, Sea Trade Holdings

Moderator: 

Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, The Marshall Islands Registry

2:30pm  Dealmaking – M&A, Consolidation and IPOs: What's Next?

Confirmed Speakers:
Kathy Haines, CFO, Heidmar
Michael Kirk, Managing Director,
RMK Maritime

Tasos Pantelias, Managing Director, Broomfield Maritime
Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director, Citibank

Moderator: 
Nick Katsanos, Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP

3:15 pm  Political Turmoil – The One Constant: Tariffs, China, Iran

Confirmed Speakers: 
Bill Juska, Partner,
Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP
Andrew Natsios, Ex-USAID Administrator and Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A & M

Arlie Sterling, President, Marsoft

Moderator: 

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

4:00 pm  Coffee and Networking | Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright

4:20 pm  Shipowners' Perspective 

Confirmed Speakers: 
Kalli Livanos, Director, Kyla Shipping
Isabelle Rickmers, Managing Director, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Cie.

Lois Zabrocky, President & CEO, International Seaways 
Moderator: 
Marsila Karpida, Partner, 
Watson Farley & Williams LLP

5:00 pm  Closing Remarks

Confirmed Speaker:
Ole Christian Schroder, Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group

5:15 pm  Cocktail Reception | Sponsored by Jacq. Pierot & Blank Rome

 

ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR 

The Marshall Islands Registry

GOLD SPONSORS
Core Assurance CR Marine
DNB Bank

BRONZE SPONSORS
Dorian LPG

Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP
Nordea
Jotun Paints, Inc. 
The American P&I Club
Seabury Capital

Seward & Kissel LLP

Skuld

Southern Star Shipping

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

COFFEE AM SPONSOR
Navios

COFFEE PM SPONSOR
Norton Rose Fulbright

 

PRE-LUNCEON RECEPTION

The Liberian Registry

COCKTAIL RECEPTION SPONSORS
Blank Rome LLP
Jacq. Pierot Jr. & Sons, Inc.

SPEAKERS' DINNER SPONSOR
DNV GL

MEDIA SPONSORS

Capital Link
M
aritime TV

 

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