Date: October 20-21, 2008
Venue: Hilton Athens. Athens, Greece
Optimization and consolidation is crucial to the international oil industry. Market fundamentals such as the development of supply chain processes and the achievement of margin and profit targets rely on this.
Vital to this process is the ocean tanker freight markets. From trading to transportation, bunkering to brokering, owners and charterers have to adapt to prohibitive oil as well as the changing requirements in the dry bulk, regulatory and economic environment. This is imperative to re-establishing viable business opportunity and the best methods of maximizing net back.
Platts Tanker Economics conference will consider expert views from the dry and liquid bulk industry that will allow ship owners, operators and managers maximize their competitive position and awareness in the market, while limiting their exposure to price, regulatory and delivery risks.
Topics Will Include:
Managing Tanker Risk
The Changing Dynamics of Bunkering and the Low Sulphur Clean Fuel Challenge
An Analysis of the New-Build Market
New Management Strategies in Shipping Finance
The Financing Cost of Maintenance and Regulation
Port Expansion within Sustainable Environment
The Future Fuel and Energy Efficiency Challenge
Peter Swift, Managing Director, INTERTANKO
Emmanuel A. Vordonis, Managing Director, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc.
Urs M. Dur, Vice President Equity Research ¡ª Shipping and Logistics, Lazard Capital Market
Apo Poulovassilis, Managing Director and Area Business Manager, Lloyd's Registerin Greece and Eastern Mediterranean
Luis Mateus, Head of Research and Consulting, Riverlake Shipping Geneva
Alexander Prokopakis, General Manager, JetOil Bunkering
Carlos Lazcano, Commercial Manager, CEPSA Marine Fuels S.A.
Wade DeClaris, Vice President of Business Development, World Fuel Services, Inc.
Thomas Worsoe, Key Account Manager, O.W. Risk Management
Brian Murphy, Editor-PFC Freight, Platts
William J. Sember, ABS President and Chief Operating Officer, ABS Europe
Socrates Leptos-Bourgi, Partner Assurance and Business Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
Michael Tartsinis, Chief Executive Officer, Global Oceanic Carriers Ltd.
Andreas Kindahl, Associate Director, Corporate Ratings, Standard & Poor''''s
Barry Wingate, Director, HSBC Global Shipping
Megan McCurdy, Senior Analyst ¡ª Marine Projects and Consulting, Poten and Partners
Willem Hoeb¨¦e, Manager Shipping, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Zabi Bazari, Technical Manager, Ship Energy Services, Lloyds Register Marine Consulting Services
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