UNDER THE AUSPICES OF:
THE 8TH GLOBAL SHIPBROKERS FORUMPeace and Friendship StadiumPiraeus, Thursday 29th June 2023
Constant Challenges, Adaptive Industry
09:00 – 10:00
REGISTRATION & COFFEE
10:00 – 10:30
Mr. John N. Cotzias (President of H.S.A.)
Mr. Mark Jackson (CEO, Baltic Exchange)
SESSION 1 – Maritime Associations and Organisations:
How can the leading maritime organisations and associations ensure that their collective and individual voices are heard in a world of challenging and ever-changing regulations?
Is shipping sufficiently represented on the global stage, reflecting its magnitude and importance
to world trade?
10:30 – 11:30
Moderator: Mr. George Xiradakis (XRTC)
Mr. John N. Cotzias (President, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association)
Mr. Charalambos Fafalios (Chairman, GSCC)
Mr. Mark Jackson (CEO, Baltic Exchange)
Prof. Angelos Pantouvakis (Dean, School of Maritime and Industry Director, M.Sc. in Shipping Management, University of Piraeus)
Mr. George D. Pateras (President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping)
Μrs. Elpi Petraki (President, WISTA International, Vice President ShortSea, Chartering Manager Enea Shipping)
11:30 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:00
Keynote Speech / Presentation by Mr. Yiannis Kourkoulis – Vice President (S&P) at Best Oasis
SESSION 2 – New Environmental regulations and the commercial impact on shipping:
How will the new environmental regulatory requirements affect the commercial values of vessels?
How are Chartering, Sale & Purchase, Finance and Insurance companies confronting the challenges?
12:00 – 13:00
Moderator: Mr. Martin Crawford-Brunt (the Baltic Exchange’s Carbon Lead)
Μrs. Alexandra Gkana (Operational Manager, Ganmar Shipping, Eenma BoD member)
Μrs. Maria Livanou (Managing Director, Nilimar SnP)
Ms. Foteini Mega (Partner, EY)
Ms. Amalia Miliou-Theocharaki (Deputy Managing Director, TEO Shipping)
Ms. Irini Mylona (Commercial Executive, Best Oasis)
Ms. Katerina Stathopoulou (Exec Director, Investments and Finance, principal Co-Organiser The ESG Shipping Awards)
13:00 – 13:45
LUNCH BREAK – Sponsored by
SESSION 3 – Dry Bulk Shipping:
Dry bulk Shipping Outlook.
What lies ahead and how are the markets embracing the demands and opportunities presented?
13:45 – 14:45
Moderator: Mr. George Alexandratos (Vice-president, Marine Chamber of Greece)
Mr. Stephen Aitchison (Senior Freight Assessor, Baltic Exchange)
Mr. Tom Beney (Chief Commercial Officer, Suisse Atlantique)
Mr. Andrew Benjamin (Executive Vice President, Delta Corp. Shipping)
Mr. Kerry Deal (Head of Business Development & Institutional Sales, Freight Investor Services)
Mr. Vassilis Mouyis (Director, Doric Shipbrokers)
Cpt. Nikos Pentheroudakis (Honorary president HSA, Chartering Costamare)
Mr. Aristidis J. Pittas (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EuroSeas)
SESSION 4 – Tanker Shipping:
Tanker markets are looking good after such a prolonged period of a near flat line of earnings?
Future prospects, and how tanker markets will be shaped in the future.
14:45 – 15:45
Moderator: Mr. Matthew Cox (Head of Benchmark Production, Baltic Exchange)
Mr. Stavros Dimitros (Head of Commercial Operations Interorient Marine Services Ltd.)
Mr. Pankaj Khanna (CEO, Heidmar Inc.)
Mr. Thanassis Kossidas (CEO, Aerio Shipmanagement Corp)
Mr. George Lazaridis (Head of Research & Valuations, Allied QuantumSea)
Mr. Ioannis Psarros (CCO and Deputy CEO, Signal Maritime Services)
Mr. Eddie Valentis (CEO, Pyxis Tankers)
15:45 – 16:00
Discussion and conclusions
16:00 – 16:15
Closing remarks by John Cotzias (HSA) and Mark Jackson (Baltic Exchange)
16:15 – 17:30
Sponsored Cocktail Drinks
PRESENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GALLERY & VIDEO
HELLENIC SHIPBROKERS ASSOCIATION
Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HA) is a non-profit organization established in 1975 counting approximately 450 active members mainly involved in the Chartering and Sale and Purchase.
Most HSA members are dealing with dry cargo Chartering acting as Owners’ Brokers, for most of the Greek-controlled tonnage as well as for a considerable amount of foreign-owners’ tonnage. Moreover, many of our members are acting as Cargo brokers, while our Sale and Purchase Brokers-members are actively involved in high-profile global transactions. Finally, our New Building Sector Members contract a substantial percentage of the total Greek-placed orders…
ABOUT BALTIC EXCHANGE
The Baltic Exchange represents a global community of shipping interests. These include shipowners, charterers and shipbrokers who are collectively responsible for handling a large proportion of the world’s dry cargo and tanker fixtures, freight derivative trades as well as the sale and purchase of merchant vessels.
The Baltic Exchange is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) pursuant to the EU Benchmark Regulation. It is the trusted provider of data for the settlement of physical and derivative freight contracts, underpinning risk management tools for the shipping and transportation markets.
Founded in 1744, the Baltic Exchange is headquartered in London with regional offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Athens, Stamford and Houston.
In 2016 the Baltic Exchange was acquired by Singapore Exchange (“SGX”).
Baltic Exchange services:
• Daily benchmarks for dry, wet, container and gas freight markets
• OPEX, S&P, ship recycling & forward assessments
• Air cargo assessments
• Escrow and dispute resolution support
• Executive training via the Baltic Academy
• Networking for shipping professionals