Survival Strategies for Shipping focus of New York Shipping

23 rd Annual Joint Event to Feature New and Familiar Faces

NEW YORK, January 24th—The Co-Chairmen of the 23 rd Annual Joint Shipping Conference of the Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce, often called the New York Shipping Conference, have announced the topic and lineup for the event. Entitled “Shipping’s Survivors: Strategies for Success in a New Era”, the conference will feature luminaries including Jonathan Chappell of Evercore Group, George Los of CR Weber, Robert Burke of Ridgebury Tankers, Ted Petrone of Navios Corp., Angela Chao of Foremost Group, Jeffrey Lantz of the United States Coast Guard, Olivier Cadet of Kongsberg Marine, George Belesis of Poten & Partners, Jeanne Grasso of Blank Rome, Sean Durkin of Northern Shipping Funds, Tor Ivar Hansen of DNB Markets, Larry Rutkowski of Seward & Kissel, Paul Leand of AMA Capital Partners and others. The event will be held on Thursday, February 9 th at the Waldorf-Astoria starting at 0815 with conference registration and continental breakfast sponsored by DNB Bank ASA.

Gary Vogel, CEO of Eagle Bulk Shipping, is the luncheon keynote speaker. The luncheon is being sponsored by The Marshall Islands Ship and Corporate Registry.

The final panel of the day offers the Shipowners Perspective, moderated by Norton Rose Fulbright’s Harry Theochari, includes Robert Bugbee of Scorpio Tankers and Bulkers, Jack Noonan of Chembulk Tankers, and the CEO of the newly formed International Seaways, Lois Zabrocky.

The New York Shipping Conference is being co-chaired by Ole Chr. Schroder of Scorpio Group, Clay Maitland, a Managing Partner at The Marshall Islands Ship & Corporate Registries, and John Stratakis of Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez LLP. “Today’s shipping market continues to be survival of the fittest,” stated Ole Chr. Schroder. “This conference brings together the best thinking of the survivors who will share their strategies for navigating these difficult times.”

The day’s program will conclude with a cocktail reception sponsored by Blank Rome LLP and Jacq. Pierot, Jr. & Sons. Other sponsors include: Accuritas Global Solutions, Charles Taylor/The Standard Club/The Standard Syndicate 1884, DNB Bank ASA, New York Branch, DNVGL, Gard, Hill Betts & Nash LLP, IRI/The Marshall Islands Ship and Corporate Registry, Liberian Registry, Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc., Nordea, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Poles Tublin Stratakis & Gonzalez LLP, Sea Trade Holdings, Inc., Seward & Kissel, SKULD, Southern Star Shipping, and Watson Farley & Williams.

Media contact: Carleen Lyden-Kluss

The cost for HACC/NACC members is $795 (additional members from the same company $725) and non-members is $895 (additional delegates from non-member firms $825).