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Slide2Open 2018: Matching Shipping Interests with Finance Opportunities


Not too long ago, shipowners only had to know the broad concepts of a first preferred ship mortgage and would secure a shipping loan on a handshake;

for more ambitious among them, the capital horizon was broad enough to include IPOs.

Today shipping finance has evolved, bringing new terms in the shipping vocabulary and new practices. With shipping banks curtailing their activities in shipping, alternative forms of credit moved aggressively to fill the funding gap; from private equity funds and joint ventures, to credit funds and Chinese Leasing. The shipping finance model had to undergo necessary fine-tuning to adjust for realistic market conditions and returns; excess market speculation is out, need-driven financing is in.

The Slide2Open Shipping Finance Conference 2018 aims at producing tangible results, while providing delegates with valuable financial and commercial insight into activities, offerings, best practices and trends.

Organized by Slide2Open, in association with Boussias Communications under the Auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and With the Support of A.M.M.I.T.E.C., the Hellenic Management Centre, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and I.M.E.S., it will take place on 22 February 2018, in Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, in Athens.

High caliber international speakers have committed to participate and a few more are expected in the following days. Confirmed speakers include the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Panagiotis Kouroumplis, the incoming chairman of the Baltic Exchange, Duncan Dunn, the president of Standard Bulk Transport Corp., Dr. George Α. Gratsos, the chairman of Intercargo and managing director of Anangel Maritime Services Inc., John Platsidakis, the principal of Tsavliris Salvage Group, George Α. Tsavliris, the president of ICC-Hellas, Nicolas A. Vernicos, Dr. Martin Stopford of Clarkson Research, Dr. Kirsi Tikka of ABS, Yves Kallina of HSH Nordbank, Joseph Cipolla of Wafra Capital Partners Inc., Cruise Chi of Bocomm Shipping Leasing (Bank of Communications Finance Leasing), Paulo Almeida of Tufton Oceanic, Morten Arntzen of Macquarie Bank, and more.

For additional information, please visit the conference website or contact:

Despina Travlou, Slide2Open, tel.: (+30) 210 3004808, mob.: (+30) 6976722430,
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.slide2open.net/ShippingFinance2018



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