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Capital Link’s 5th Annual International Shipping Forum: China on September 15 &16

September 11, 2020

NEW YORK – Capital Link is hosting its 5th Annual International Shipping Forum – China digitally, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The Forum is organized in partnership with Singhai Marine Services and Columbia Shipmanagement, and with the support of the Shanghai/Pudong Government. Keynote speakers will include H.E. Ioannis Plakiotakis (Greek Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy) and Vassilios Demetriades (Cypriot Deputy Minister of Shipping). Greek Panelists will include Evangelos Chatzis (Danaos Corporation); Andreas Hadjipetrou (Managing Director/Chief Commercial Officer of Columbia Shipmanagement); Despina Panayiotou-Theodosiou (Co-CEO of Tototheo Maritime and President of WISTA International); Theo Baltatzis (Managing Director of Technomar Shipping); Demetrios Koukoulas (Managing Director of TMS DRY Ltd.); Jerry Kalogiratos (CEO of Capital Product Partners); John Lycouris (CEO of Dorian LPG); Aristidis Pittas (CEO of Euroseas and CEO of Eurodry); and John Dragnis (CEO of Goldenport Holdings).

Since its inception, this Forum has been a top-level link between the International and Chinese shipping, financial, and business communities by featuring industry leaders, debating latest market trends, and exploring business opportunities.

China has been a major business destination for the international shipping community, providing financing, shipbuilding, cargo trading, and more.

The Forum will explore cooperation and business opportunities in these areas and will also highlight the significance of Shanghai as a Global Maritime Hub.

Shipping has been navigating the challenges of COVID-19 while ensuring the global supply chain remains uninterrupted. Furthermore, the industry is going through a period of rapid change, the result of new environmental regulation and technology.

The Forum will focus on fostering closer cooperation between the international and Chinese maritime communities discussing topics such as:

  • Addressing the Covid-19 crewing and operational challenges
  • Smart Shipping – What is it all about?
  • Chinese Financing & Leasing Options
  • The New Landscape of Equity Investing in Shipping
  • Dealing with Chinese Shipyards
  • Navigating in and out of Chinese Ports
  • The increasing international presence of Chinese Seafarers
  • Optimizing Cargo Trading with China
  • Exploring joint venture opportunities, optimizing technical & commercial ship management

Also, issues of critical significance to the industry such as availability of marine fuels, technology & digitalization, IMO 2020 and decarbonization, and issues affecting the global economy and trade and the global commodity and energy markets will be discussed.

The Forum will host a series of panel discussions featuring senior Domestic Chinese and non-Chinese executives and international experts and a series of 1×1 ONLINE Meetings between international shipping companies and Chinese Leasing Firms.

More information and registration information can be found at: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2020china/


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