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2022 Singapore Ship Finance Forum


Apr. 5th, 2022

Singapore Ship Finance Forum 2022

11:30 – Doors Open

12:00 – Welcome Remarks by Marine Money

Mr. Andrew Oates, Business Development Manager, Marine Money Asia

12:05 – Welcome Remarks by Standard Chartered

Mr. Abhishek Pandey, Global Head of Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered

12:10 – Keynote Interview

Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam, COO, MISC and President & CEO, AET

Interviewed By: Mr. Kheng Sin Chu, Managing Director and Regional Head, Standard Chartered

12:35 – Inflation, Cash and Investments in 2022

2021 was a stellar year for earnings across almost all shipping sectors. With more cash in hand and lower debt on their balance sheets, how are shipowners positioning themselves for the year ahead. And how will shipping generally adapt to higher inflation and increasing interest rates?

Moderator : Mr. Julian Proctor, Chief Executive Officer, Purus Marine

Mr. Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director, A. P. Moller Maersk (Singapore)
Mr. Jeremy Nixon, CEO, Ocean Network Express
Mr. Shmuel Yoskovitz, Chief Executive Officer, X-Press Feeders
Mr. James Woodrow, Managing Director, Swire Shipping
Mr. Edward Buttery, Chief Executive Officer, Taylor Maritime

13:10 – Lunch Served

13:20 – What does the energy transition in shipping mean for Asia?

The last few years have seen an acceleration in decarbonisation initiatives across the world. From new ship software and hardware to ESG reporting, sustainability-linked loans and bonds to carbon trading and advancing both global and local regulations – shipowners, operators, maritime service providers and governments are all involved in the transition towards a cleaner environment. However, not all are at the same stage in the transition and the pace of change varies depending on geography. What does the energy transition in shipping mean for Asia?

Moderator : Mr. Chih Chwen Heng, Director, Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered

Prof. Lynn Loo, CEO, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD)
Mr. Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
Ms. Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific and India, Maritime, DNV
Ms. Johannah Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Global Maritime Forum
Mr. Toby Forrest, Head of Chartering and Shipping Operations, Pavilion Energy

14:00 – Lunch Collected

14:20 – Changes in Trading Patterns in the Era of Geopolitical Change and Decarbonisation: Analysis through Case Studies

Ms. Semiramis Assimakopoulou, Chartering Officer & VP Sales, The Signal Group

14:30 – Keynote Interview: Driving a Sustainable Future

Mr. Nick Potter, Head of Shipping, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Shell

Interviewed By : Ms. Amy Chow, Executive Director, Standard Chartered

14:50 – Energy Transition and the Commodity Crunch: Impacts for the Maritime Industry in the Near Term and Beyond

Mr. Erik Strømsø, Managing Director, BW Renewables

Interviewed By : Mr. Joachim Jaeger Skorge, Managing Director, Regional Head of Asia-Pacific & Middle East, DNB Markets

15:10 – Innovation and Technology of the Maritime Singapore Ecosystem

The growth of innovative new technologies and investments in connectivity, data applications, process digitalisation and precise measuring tools by both the industry and governments are creating new business opportunities and maximising returns on capital invested. Singapore is leading the way in this transformation and becoming a hub for maritime tech businesses. How best to invest for the future, now.

Moderator : Mr. Joshua Politis, Deputy Managing Partner, Transport Capital & Chief Investment Officer, TC Ventures

Mr. Tarun Mehrotra, Chief Strategy Officer, RightShip
Mr. Nakul Malhotra, Vice President, Emerging Opportunities Portfolio, Maritime Services, Wilhelmsen Group
Mr. James Ong, Head, M&A and Strategy, IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

15:50 – Finance Options In A Bull Market

Finance seems aplenty. But how to feel comfortable lending against high values (container and dry) or into a sector still depressed (tankers). Is it relationship above all? Or secure cash flow?

Moderator : Ms. Lizzie Roe, Senior Counsel, Watson Farley & Williams

Ms. Jolene Chew, Co-Head, Origination and Structuring, Offshore Marine and Shipping, Clifford Capital
Mr. Markus Wenker, Chief Financial Officer, FSL Trust Management
Mr. Vijay Kamath, Head of Southeast Asia, South Asia and Middle East, Transport Capital
Mr. Ali Susanto, Managing Director, Braemar Naves Corporate Finance
Mr. Shi Lei, Senior Executive Director, FPG Asset & Investment Management Asia

16:30 – Closing Remarks and Conference Concludes

Mr. Abhishek Pandey, Global Head of Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered
Mr. Andrew Oates, Business Development Manager, Marine Money Asia
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