Global Maritime Summit 2019

Held in partnership with the Turkish Chamber of Shipping powered by Seatrade 3-4 April, Viaport Marina, Tuzla Istanbul




10:00 Keynote session


Organisers’ Welcome


Keynote Address(es)

  • The state of shipping globally and in Turkey

Recep Duzgit, Vice Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shipping (IMEAK) & CEO, Duzgit Group (Session Chairman)


  • The effects of the environmental regulation on major flags, and what the Panama Ship Registry is doing to help ship owners and operators to deal with issues arising from this.

Fernando A. Solorzano, General Director of Merchant Marine, Panama Maritime Authority


  • The outlook for global trade and the implications for demand of shipping services

Simon Bennett, Deputy Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping


11:20   Refreshments break


11:40 Keynote Addresses cont’d


  • Shipbuilding industry - fit for the 21st century

Mehtap Karahallı Özdemir, Secretary General, Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)


  • Market outlook presentation: Opportunities, Risks And Key Data Across The Major Shipping Markets

Sam Tucker, Lead Commercial Analyst, VesselsValue


12:30 Q&A


13:00   Lunch


14:00 Shipping amid a sea of change

Panel discussion: How do ship owners and operators adapt to the rapidly-changing environment in the sector and the difficult market conditions?


Panellists will include:

Simon Bennett, Deputy Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

Salih Zeki Cakir, President of the Assembly, Turkish Chamber of Shipping

Cihan Ergenç, Chairman, ER Denizcilik AS & Board Member, Turkish Shipowners’ Association

Dr Sadan Kaptanoglu, CEO, Kaptanoglu Shipping  & President Elect, BIMCO (panel moderator)

Diederik Legger, Director - Turkey, Marlow Navigation


15:15   Refreshments break


15:30 Marine Finance

  • In a challenging market environment and with the traditional shipping banks not lending as much, what other sources of financing are available to small and medium sized shipowners?
  • Green finance - how will the industry pay for the regulatory changes?


Speakers and panellists will include:

A. Burak Akdemir, Managing Partner, Spot Shipping A.S.

James Clayton, Senior Associate, Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC)

Dipak Karki, Head of Financial Advisory & Capital, Galbraith's (panel moderator)

Mark McCarthy, Managing Director, Ascension Finance and Director & Chief Credit Officer, RMK Maritime (Europe) Ltd


17:00 Day 1 ends


Day 2 – Thursday, 4 April


10:00 Tugboats – a booming industry

  • Latest trends and market outlook of the tugboat sector
  • Growing usage of tugs in marine operations
  • Innovation and advancements in design
  • Choice of propulsion systems
  • Autonomous tugs


Chairman: Prof Dr Mustafa Insel, Business Development Manager, Hidroteknik


Speakers & panellists will include:

Noyan Altug, CEO, Uzmar Shipyard

Tamer Geckin, Head of R&D, Sanmar Denizcilik A.S.

Deniz Genoglu​, Consultant Mariner, London Offshore Consultants Ltd


11:15   Refreshments break


11:30 Environmental Regulation - Sulphur Cap and beyond

  • The technical challenges of the sulphur emissions regulation and how the industry is preparing to meet the deadline of January 1, 2020
  • The case for scrubber technology
  • The future for LNG as a fuel for shipping
  • Alternative fuel options for the industry & the availability of compliant fuels for shipowners


Speakers and panellists will include:

Erhan Esinduy, Country Manager, LISCR

Ken McClelland, Technical Director, Pacific Green Marine Technologies

Diederik Legger, Director - Turkey, Marlow Navigation (session chairman)

Mevlut Civelek, Turkey Manager, MAN Diesel A/S

Antony Vourdachas, Senior Engineer, ABS


13:30   Lunch


14:30 Turkey as a major ship recycling destination

  • What are the implications of Turkey’s joining the IMO Hong Kong Convention

Reinoud Pijpers, Director, International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA)


  • Ship recycling in Turkey

Soner SARI, Foreign Trade Manager, Işıksan Ship Recycling


15:10   Refreshments break


15:30 Turkey - a growing maritime power

  • How are maritime industries developing in Turkey?
  • The future of the Turkish maritime cluster
  • Turkey as a burgeoning cruise destination
  • Maritime education and training


Chairman: Tamer Kiran, Chairman, Turkish Chamber of Shipping (IMEAK)


Speakers and panellists will include:

Prof Oral Erdogan, Piri Reis University

Cem Melikoglu, Chairman, Turk Loydu

Nazli Selek, Senior Partner, NSN Law Firm & President, WISTA Turkey

Harun Sismanyazici, Economist & Academician


16:50 Conclusions by the session’s Chairman


17:00 Conference ends