Athens Hosts Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum



The 10th Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum opens in Athens on Friday at the Hilton Athens Hotel.

The Forum was established in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. It connects 1000 key players in the shipping industry, including influential members of the financial community including commercial and investment banks.

This year, the event is focusing on three main areas. Areas of interest include current trends and the outlook for the global economy as these relate to the main commodity, energy and shipping markets.

Other subjects which will be addressed during the Forum are the critical challenges the industry faces today related to geopolitical and regulatory developments, and the transformational impact of technology.

As usual, Maritime Finance will be another core subject, with a special focus on bank finance, capital markets, alternative funding mechanisms and private equity. There will be particular attention to Asian leasing alternatives including Chinese, Korean and Japanese leasing options. A panel of prominent Chinese leasing firms will be present at the Forum.

In spite of volatile markets and economic downturns, Greek shipping professionals have consistently adapted to changing conditions, seeking outgrowth and opportunity rather than yielding to temporary circumstances.

Greek shipping remains vital to the maritime economy. Vessels from Greece constitute approximately 20 percent of the world’s total shipping fleet.

Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York-based firm which specializes in investor relations, financial communications and investor advising. It has a strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, as well as MLPs, Closed-End Funds and ETFs.

Based in New York City, Capital Link also has presences in London, Athens & Oslo.