Strong Support for Inaugural TradeWinds Offshore Marine Conference Reflects Rising Market (Norway)

TradeWinds Offshore Marine conference is set to play to a full house at the Grand Hotel Oslo on the 24 May. With the theme Catching the Rising Market, the event recognises the pivotal role offshore shipping now plays in the Norwegian maritime sector.

Breaking with the traditional conference format, the event features an innovative Brokers’ Panel comprising Norway’s leading offshore shipping brokers who will offer comments on a market outlook paper delivered by shipping’s economics guru, Dr. Martin Stopford, Managing Director of Clarkson Research.

Jon Chaplin, managing director of NHST Events, commented “Never before has such a public discussion among Norway’s major offshore brokers taken place. This event is primarily about being ready for the massive opportunities presented by the current market – for shipowners, brokers, builders, capital providers and investors.”

The Brazilian century has well and truly started and the nation’s offshore sector has continued as a bright beacon of activity, even during the darkest days of the previous market crash. Many international and domestic shipowners have benefitted from employment in the region but, as state-owned oil giant Petrobras pushes ahead with unprecedented investments, its maritime needs are so far beyond the nation’s shipbuilding sector. Brazil is firmly on the conference agenda with, among others, presentations from Vinicius S Figueiredo and Roberta Ramos of BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) detailing the financial support available.

Delegates from both maritime and offshore energy sectors have already registered to hear from the following leading speakers and panelists:

Ian Perrott, Managing Director, E.R. Offshore GmbH & Cie. KG

Vinicius S. Figueiredo, Manager – Oil & Gas Department BNDES – Brazilian Development Bank

Roberta Ramos, BNDES – Brazilian Development Bank

Katsue Yoshida, CEO, K Line Offshore

Jan Morten Eskilt, Vice Chairman, OSM Group

Fazel A Fazelbhoy, CEO, Topaz Energy and Marine

Dr Martin Stopford, Managing Director, Clarkson Research

Tor Allen Widing, Managing Director /Partner, Fearnley Offshore Supply

Sølve Høyrem, Managing Director Shipbroker / Partner, Westshore Shipbrokers

Marius D Fjeldstad, Senior Partner, Nor-Ocean Offshore

Bjørgulf Lea jr., Senior Shipbroker, R. G. Hagland AS

Hans-Fredrik Christensen, Managing Director, UNO Offshore

Christian Brugård, Vice President & Senior Partner, Offshore Support Vessels RS Platou

Tore Ulstein, Deputy CEO – Ulstein Group, Managing Director – Ulstein International

Jan Fredrik Meling, CEO, Eidesvik

Geir Johan Bakke, President & CEO, Havyard Group

Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Ship Design, Wärtsilä Corporation

Per Erik Dalen, Norwegian Centre of, Expertise

John Gallagher, Director Offshore, Technology and Business Development ABS

Sturla Henriksen, Managing Director, Norges Rederiforbund

Carl E Steen

Finn Amund Nordby, CEO, Deep Sea Supply

Geir Sjurseth, Managing Director, Global, Head, Offshore Support Group DVB Bank

Axel M Aas, Senior Partner, R S Platou Finance

Stig Erik Kyrkjeeide, Financial Analyst, First Securities

Thor Andre Lunder, Equity Research, Oil Service, DnB NOR Markets

TradeWinds Offshore Marine is sponsored by Rongsheng Heavy Industry, The OSM Group, ABS and DVB Bank and organised in collaboration with the Maritime Council for the Oslofjord region.

Source: TradeWinds Offshore Marine, May 11 , 2011

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