Meet the Industry Shipping

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After several successful editions during the last two years,Vlerick MFM Alumni is proud to invite you to their next event under the flag "Meet the Industry". This concept allows professionals to benefit from industry insights offered by analysts and industry experts. This edition will cover the Shipping Industry.

Keynote speakers:

  • Mr. Honoré Paelinck, Independent Transportation Professional (Trends in Shipping)
  • Mr. Remco Steger, Director Shipping ING The Netherlands (Trends in financing shipping industry)
  • Mr. Coco Vroon, Managing Director Vroon Group BV (Strategy and Funding of Vroon Group BV (privately owned ship owner))
  • Mr. Miguel de Potter, Chief Financial Officer Exmar (Strategy and Funding of Exmar (stock-listed ship owner))

Extra information:

It is quite impossible to imagine the dramatic increase in global trade during the last decades without measuring the impact of shipping in this trend.  This industry has grown spectacularly to meet growing demand from Asia, Europe and the US.  Also some local markets like offshore have flourished with an increased oil price level.
But has the market recently turned against the ship owners?  The crisis of 2008 has hit the shipping industry even stronger than the overall economy.  How long will it take before demand will pick up again to compensate for the massive oversupply in vessels?  Are banks still willing to finance new vessels and how will they tackle with their shipping portfolio that may be in distress?
A panel of one independent professional, two ship owners and one banker active in shipping will deal with the latest trends in shipping and give their opinion on the questions raised here above.  Of course, they will be happy to challenge their thoughts on your questions too.

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