Capital Link's Singapore Maritime Forum Success
Capitalizing on the long established track record of organizing highly successful large scale maritime conferences in major industry centers around the world, the inaugural Capital Link Singapore Maritime Forum took place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Westin Hotel, in Singapore, with huge success attracting 580+ delegates. The Forum was held in partnership with Columbia Shipmanagement and Singhai Marine Services. The event was held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week.
The Forum aimed to highlight the significant role of Singapore as the gateway to Asia and to the global shipping markets and the key factors behind Singapore’s success. Furthermore, it discussed the developments and trends in the energy, commodities, the various shipping sectors, the global financial and capital markets, as well as issues pertaining to regulatory developments, technical and commercial fleet management. The Forum highlighted the competitive positioning and advantages of Singapore as a maritime hub.
The majority of the speakers and panelists were experts and top decision makers from global organizations. They came to Singapore prepared to address critical topics of interest to the industry and to interact with high level executives from the Singapore and regional shipping, chartering, commodity trading and finance communities.
As such, attendees of the Capital Link Singapore Maritime Forum experienced a high level of rich industry information and unique networking opportunities with key maritime industry players, including influential members from shipowners, investment and commercial banks, financial leasing companies, global traders of major dry bulk and energy commodities and senior executives from industry associations, legal, auditing and advisory firms, all in one event.
The Forum opened with Welcome Remarks by Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, who stated: “Capital Link is particularly proud to host its inaugural event in Singapore, a key hub for the global maritime industry. Singapore has been an amazing success story playing a critical role as a gateway both to the regional and global markets for shipping, finance, commodities trading and chartering and more. We are gratified to see the huge positive response to our event which we plan to host annually, as with all of other maritime events around the globe.
“Our event takes place at a particularly interesting time, as the shipping industry faces new challenges from increased regulatory oversight, technological advances, a new financial landscape and changing market dynamics. As always, challenges go hand in hand with opportunities and shipping has proved to be an industry capable to adjust and come out ahead. Let’s not forget that shipping is the major artery for the global economy and world trade.”
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