Seatrade Marıtıme Summıt

Global Marıtıme Summıt by Seatrade


Organized parallel to Exposhipping Istanbul, the two day conference (22-23 March), Seatrade Global Maritime Summit welcomed more than 200 delagates all around the world to discuss the current and future key issues effecting the maritime industry. We would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees and associations, institurions, media companies that gave us support regarding the conference. 

The Global Maritime Summit is a two-day conference taking place alongside Exposhipping Expomarritt Istanbul at the PENDIK Green Park Convention Center. 

Click here to view the 2017 Global Maritime Summit Programme.


With the endorsement of Turkish Chamber of Shipping (İMEAK) and Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TÜDEV) and the support by a number of industry’s international and national associations, the Global Maritime Summit will deliver critical insights needed to navigate the evolving commercial, regulatory and technical landscape of the maritime industries. With the shipping markets continuing to be rocky and the world’s order book shrinking, Turkey has more growth potential in its maritime sector than a lot of other maritime nations.

Turkey boasts one of the most dynamic economies and has a large population. Its geographical position at the crossroads connecting Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East makes Turkey a crucial location - right in the heart of a transportation network stretching to the Atlantic via the Gibraltar Strait, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian Ocean via the Suez Canal, to Eurasia and the Far East through the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The Global Maritime Summit will focus on the key issues affecting the maritime industries internationally and regionally. It will look at the big picture of how the markets are doing, how regulatory changes are affecting shipowners’ bottom line, where finance is coming from, how technological advances are transforming the industry, etc.

The event will also cover Turkey’s vast shipbuilding industry, which continues to enjoy the support of the Turkish Government, which is testified by the role it played in securing much needed naval orders. A number of Turkish yards compete successfully for orders in more specialised sectors, like tugs and offshore vessels.

The country has also established itself as reliable shiprepair centre, and continues to gain share of the ship-recycling market using environmentally friendly and socially responsible methods.

Join us in Tuzla, Istanbul to hear thought-provoking presentations by top maritime executives from across the world, participate in interactive panel discussions and take advantage of the numerous networking opportunities the Exhibition offers!

Speaker Presentations

Market outlook

Fotios Katsoulas
Analyst, Affinity Research LLP

Dry Bulk
Turkish Shipping

Shipbuilding, shiprepair & retrofits

Prof Dr Oral Erdoğan
President, Piri Reis University
Competitiveness of the Shipbuilding Industry in Turkey

Erhan Esinduy
Regional Manager, LISCR Istanbul
Liberian Administration’s Proposals to Amend the Ballast Water Management Convention

Birol Üner
CEO Gemak Shipyard, Executive Board Member, Turkish Shipbuilders' Association
Global Maritime Summit

Fotios Katsoulas
Analyst, Affinity Research LLP

Ballast Water Regulation 
Shipbuilding Orderbook

Ivo Petrov
Regional Sales Manager, Optimarin AS
Global Mari*me Summit Ballast Water Systems comparison

Mike Hasson
Technical Director, Ecochlor Inc
Ballast Water Treatment and Invasive Aquatic Species

Air emissions environmental regulation

Lars Robert Pedersen
Secretary General, BIMCO
Air emissions environmental regulations

Jan Fredrik Guldbransen
Sales Manager, Clean Marine
Clean Marine –  one fuel, all sources, all time!

Julien Dufour
CEO, Verifavia and Verifavia Shipping
EU MRV Regulation

Tomas Avila
Secretary-General -Panama Maritime Authority
Enviromental Regulations

Financing the maritime sector

Beatrice Russ
Partner, Ince & Co
Ship Finance status update

Yıldız Bozkurt
Deputy General Manager, Med Marine Kılavuz. ve Röm. Hiz. İnş. San. ve Tic. A.Ş
The ship has to walk on water, not just keep afloat!!


23 March

Ship of  the Future

Serdar Atukeren
Manager Class, NK Istanbul
Eco Ships to Eco Shipping

Lars Robert Pedersen
Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO
Ship of the future Cyber Security


Human Element

Jan Meyering
Joint Managing Director, Marlow Navigation
Ship & Crew Management

Katerina Konsta
Managing Director, SeaWorks Training & Consultancy (UK) & STAMKON (Greece)
The Human Element

Dr Nazmi Cesmeci
Director of Maritime Higher Vocational School, Piri Reis University
Role Of Training On Board In Maritime Education &Training

Capt Özgür Alemdağ
Chairman, Omikron Crew Management & Founder, MTR (Maritime Trainer)
A Reliable Gateway Opening To Competent Seafarers


Ports & Infrastructure

Admiral Cem Gurdeniz
Founding Director, Koç University Maritime Forum
Geopolitical Aspects Of Maritime Silkroad

Tansel Erkmen
Lecturer, Piri Reis University
Challenges with building quays and jetties in LNG bunkering infrastructure


Ship Recycling

Beyza Doyduk Attila
Senior Engineer/Project Manager, Deputy Head of Ship Recycling, DNV GL Maritime
Management of HazMats during Ship Recycling

Dr Stephan Piazza
Associate, Dingli & Dingli
Safe And Sound Recycling Of Ships: Introduction To EU Regulation 1257/2013

Vagelis Chatzigiannis
GMS (Hellas)
The importance of the Fourth Pillar of Shipping


Maritime Services

A.Deniz Eraydin
Chairman, Turkish Bunker Association
Bunker 2017

Halil Solak
Assistant Technical Manager, Turk P&I
Marine Insurance in Turkey

İlker Meşe
Founding Partner, İlkfer Group & Member of TR COS

Introduction to Ilkfer Group