The conference committee of the 20th annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce conference, often called the New York Shipping Conference, announced today the luncheon keynote speakers will be and George Wells of Cargill and Peter Georgiopoulos.
Entitled “Today’s Vision- Tomorrow’s Reality”, the conference will present a Macro Shipping and Economic Overview, a look at Shipping 2020, the challenges of balancing safety, regulatory compliance and costs, the current outlook and sources of dry bulk demand and supply, sourcing ship finance, and the commercial impacts of decisions regarding trade routes, chartering and futures. There will also be a panel featuring members of shipping families. The event will be held on Tuesday, February 4 at the Waldorf-Astoria starting at 8:15 a.m. with conference registration and continental breakfast.
The luncheon moderator will be Clay Maitland, Managing Partner of International Registries, Inc. (The Marshall Islands). “While we expect our illustrious speakers to touch on the conference theme, with industry luminaries like them, they are free to speak to anything that is on their radar screen”, stated Clay. International Registries are sponsors of the luncheon.
Other conference speakers include Robert Bugbee of Scorpio Tankers, Inc., Themos Fiotakis of Goldman, Sachs and Company, Ted Petrone of Navios, Philip Shapiro of Liberty Maritime, and Tor Svensen of DNV GL.