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Sibrand Hassing

Sibrand Hassing

Holland America Group
Tom Eystø

Tom Eystø

Massterly
Poul Woodall

Poul Woodall

DFDS A/S
Emanuele Grimaldi

Emanuele Grimaldi

Grimaldi Group
Stephan Vetter

Stephan Vetter

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
Matej Zakonjšek

Matej Zakonjšek

European Commission
Adriaan Visser

Adriaan Visser

City of Rotterdam
Jean Louis Vandevoorde

Jean Louis Vandevoorde

Chairman of the day

Program

12.15 Reception and networking lunch

13.15 Introduction

By chairman of the day, Jean Louis Vandevoorde

13.30 Welcome

Rotterdam as Maritime Capital of Europe accelerates maritime business opportunities. Adriaan Visser, Vice Mayor for Finance, Organization, Port and Large Projects welcomes you in the beautiful city center of Rotterdam.

13.40 Keynote opening speech

The 10th edition of Maritime Industry will be kicked off with a keynote opening speech by Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director, Grimaldi Group.

14.00 Fuel Cell Technology

Erik Schumacher, Head of Division Stationary Fuel Cellsby, Now GmbH

14.20 Investing in the maritime future

What are the major investment trends in the shipping industry? What are the financing trends and which financing alternatives might become more important? Stephan Vetter, Vice President, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (Maritime Industries) shares his experiences, expectations and views on ship financing developments.

14.40 World’s first autonomous ship operations

The world’s first shipping company to operate autonomous ships has been established by Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg. Autonomy and remote operations are important developments for the maritime industry. Tom Eystø, Managing Director, Massterly and Vice President, Kongsberg guides you through the creation of this unique project.

15.00 Coffee break

15.45 Green and sustainable shipping

The growing global demand for sustainable and green business offers huge opportunities for the industry. Poul Woodall, Director Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S shares his vision on how sustainable maritime transport is not only an option for the future – it might be essential.

16.05 The future of the industry

The maritime industry is characterized by innovations, new business models and strong international collaborations. How can these developments and opportunities lead to a strong maritime chain?

Roundtable conversation:

  • Sibrand Hassing, Director Fleet Operations Europe, Holland America Group
  • Jan van Bekkum, Director Portfolio Management & Innovation, RH Marine
  • More speakers to be announced shortly

16.40 Closing keynote speech

Matej Zakonjšek, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner for Transport, European Commission will close the 10th edition of Maritime Industry

17:00 Networking drinks

Maritime Industry 2018