Key Players in Shipping Industry to Gather in Athens for Capital Link Forum



Panel discussion at the 2019 Capital Link Forum held in Athens

Key players in the shipping industry, including influential members of the financial community such as commercial and investment bankers, will gather in Athens on February 20 for Capital Link’s 11th Annual Greek Shipping Forum.

The Forum, which will be held at the Hilton Athens Hotel in Greece’s capital city, is organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

Greek shipping, constituting approximately 20 percent of the world’s shipping fleet, remains extremely important in its maritime economy. In spite of often volatile markets and cyclical economic downturns, Greek shipping professionals have consistently adapted to changing conditions, seeking out growth and opportunity rather than yielding to their circumstances.

The upcoming forum will focus on three main areas, including current trends and the outlook for the global economy, and energy and shipping markets in particular.

It will also examine the critical challenges the industry faces today related to geopolitical and regulatory developments, such as compliance with low sulfur and decarbonization regulations, and the transformational impact of technology.

The forum will additionally explore the area of maritime finance, which will be the core subject, with a particular focus on bank finance, capital markets, Chinese leasing, alternative funding mechanisms and private equity.

With more than one thousand participants every year, the one-day conference is known for its large attendance by shipowners, its rich informational content and its extensive marketing, networking and business development opportunities.

You may view the agenda of the Capital Link Forum by clicking here.