PANELISTS 2019
(List of 2020 Conference Panelists available soon, for confirmed speaker see Program)

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Panel: Ship owners perspective panel

Bio

Vice President of Operations at Marinakis Chartering, Inc

Irene Marinakis

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Panel: The Next generation of Shipowners

Bio

Manager, Signal Maritime

Seramisis Assimakopoulou

Panel: 
Impact of technology and AI in Shipping 

Bio

CIO, Springfield Capital Management

Dr. George A. Lentzas

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Panel: Technological Change is Your Friend

Bio

CEO, Skysail Advisors Ltd

Evangelos Efstathiou

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Panel: Technological Change is Your Friend

Bio

Vice President, Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen JV)

Pia Meling

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Panel: Technological Change is Your Friend

Bio

Broker, Jacq. Pierot Jr. & Sons, Inc.

George Pierot

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Panel: The Brave New World of Ship Finance

Bio

Group Head of Maritime Finance, CIT Group

Evan Cohen

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Panel: The Brave New World of Ship Finance

Bio

Managing Director & Head of Private Placements and Loan Syndication, DNB Markets

Tor Ivar Hansen

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Panel: The Brave New World of Ship Finance

Bio

Director, ABN AMRO

Rajbir Talwar

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Panel: The Brave New World of Ship Finance

Bio

Partner, Dagmar Navigation, CFO & Co founder of SFG Ship Finance Global Ltd.

Marina Tzoutzouraki

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Moderator of Luncheon Keynote Address

Bio

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Brian Devine

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Panel: Environmental & Other Regulations – Out from the Shadows

Bio

Business Development Director, DNV GL

Jan Hagen Andersen

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Panel: Environmental & Other Regulations – Out from the Shadows

Bio

Regulatory Affairs Advisor, The Marshall Islands Registry 

Nicholas Makar

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Panel: Environmental & Other Regulations – Out from the Shadows

Bio

Vice President, Head of Maritime Environmental Innovation, Seabury Capital

​Nikos Petrakakos

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Panel: Environmental & Other Regulations 

Opening Remarks

Bio

Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group

Ole Christian Schroder

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Panel: Environmental & Other Regulations – Out from the Shadows

Bio

Partner, Blank Rome

Jeanne Grasso

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Luncheon Speaker

 

Bio

Conference Co-Founder
Partner, Dagmar Navigation Ltd

Dagfinn Lunde

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Luncheon Speaker

Bio

Conference Co-Founder, 
Managing Director, Sea Trade Holdings

Robert Shaw

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Bio

Managing Partner, The Marshall Islands Registry

Clay Maitland

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Panel: Dealmaking – M&A, Consolidation, and IPO's

Bio

CFO, Heidmar

Kathy Haines

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Panel: The Poseidon Principles & the Rise of Alternative Finance

Bio

Managing Director, RMK Maritime

Michael Kirk

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Panel: Dealmaking – M&A, Consolidation, and IPO's

Bio

Managing Director, Broomfield Maritime

Tasos Pantelias

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Panel: Dealmaking – M&A, Consolidation, and IPO's

Bio

Managing Director, Citibank

Christa Volpicelli

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Panel: Dealmaking – M&A, Consolidation, and IPO's

Bio

Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP

Nick Katsanos

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Panel: Political Turmoil – The One Constant: Tariffs, China, Iran

Bio

Partner, Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP

Bill Juska

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Panel: Political Turmoil – The One Constant: Tariffs, China, Iran

Bio

Ex-USAID Administrator and now Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A & M

Andrew Natsios

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Panel: Political Turmoil – The One Constant: Tariffs, China, Iran

Bio

President, Marsoft

Arlie Sterling

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Panel: Strategic and Political Turmoil 
 

Bio

Partner, Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP

John Stratakis

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Panel: ​Shipowners Perspective

Bio

Director, Kyla Shipping

Kalli Livanos

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Panel: ​Shipowners Perspective

Bio

Managing Director, Zeaborn Ship Management GmbH & Cie.

Isabelle Rickmers

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Panel: ​Shipowners Perspective

Bio

President & CEO, International Seaways 

Lois Zabrocky

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Panel: ​The Poseidon Principles & the Rise of Alternative Finance

Bio

Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Marsila Karpida

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