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15th -16th October 2015


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Thursday 15th October

8:00 Bus from Hotel Excelsior – Via Partenope, 48
to Pio Monte della Misericordia – via dei Tribunali, 253 

08:15 – 09:00  Welcome Coffee and Registration 

hosted by



Opening Address

Amedeo Lepore, Regional Minister for Productive Activities Campania Regional Government  

Francesco S. Lauro, Managing Partner Studio Legale Lauro   



Host’s Address

Fabrizia Paternò di San Nicola, Governor of Pio Monte della Misericordia  


Keynote Speeches

Efthimios E. Mitropoulos KCMGSecretary General Emeritus International Maritime Organization

Recent developments in international shipping  

Mans JacobssonFormer Director The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds  

To what extent do international treaties result in the uniformity of maritime law? (download presentation

10:30 FOLLOW THE MONEY      

sponsored by




Diego PacellaManaging Director and CFO Grimaldi Group  


Introductory Speech

Fabrizio Vettosi, Managing Director Venice Shipping and Logistics S.p.A.

An overview of the ship finance markets (download presentation)   


Mark Clough Q.C., Studio Legale Lauro 

Current competition issues in the financial services sector (download presentation)  

Francesco S. LauroManaging Partner Studio Legale Lauro

A Shipping White Knight Fund (download presentation) 

Alessandro Panaro, Head of Maritime and Mediterranean Economy Office SRM Banco Di Napoli

The new Suez Canal  (download presentation) 



Gaudenzio Bonaldo-Gregori, Director Pillarstone Italy S.p.A., KKR

Arturo Capasso, Professor of Corporate Finance University del Sannio, Studio Legale Lauro

Angelo D’Amato, President of Deep Sea Navigation Committee at Confitarma, CEO Perseveranza S.p.A. di Navigazione

Francesco Fuselli, Managing Director Banchero Costa & C. S.p.A.

Guido Lorenzi, Director H.I.G. Whitehorse

Tarjei Mellin-Olsen, Managing Director Paris Office Pareto Securities AS

Francesco Moneta, Vice President Lazard

Nino Mowinckel, Breakwater Capital

Roberto Quagliuolo, Director R72 Partners (Oaktree)

Giuseppe Rizzo, President of Technical Management Committee at Confitarma, Managing Director and CEO RBD – Rizzo Bottiglieri De Carlini Armatori S.p.A.

Philip Van Aerssen, Director Transportation South Europe ECT Clients ABN AMRO Bank N.V.


12:00                      Lunch and Aperitif 

hosted by

wa WIN


13:30                      SHIPPING AND THE LAW 

sponsored by




Sir Bernard Eder, International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court; Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers, London

Francesco S. Lauro, Managing Partner Studio Legale Lauro   


Keynote Speech

Sir Bernard Eder, International Judge, Singapore International Commercial Court Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers, London

Is payment a condition of hire? (download presentation



Roderick Cordara Q.C., Essex Court Chambers

Charterparty/bill of ladings disputes: jurisdiction and incorporation of arbitration clauses (dowload presentation)  

Ian Cranston, Partner Ince & Co LLP

In Transit Loss Clauses: what do they cover?   (download presentation)  

Jonathan Lux, Mediator Stone Chambers

The interplay between mediation and arbitration   

 David Pitlarge, Partner Hill Dickinson LLP

The “Ocean Victory”: unsafe ports – abnormal occurrences and the insurance solution (download presentation)  

Furio Samela, Partner Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Recent amendments to debt restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings (download presentation)    

Theo Xenacoudis, Director Worldwide Business Operations International Registries, Inc./The Marshall Islands Registry

 Finance charter recordation in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (download presentation)   

Clark Zhou, Studio Legale Lauro

Why they fail to get their awards enforced in China? (download presentation)  



Manuela Bottiglieri, Managing Director, Legal Department Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.p.A.

Luca Forgione, General Counsel Scorpio Group

 Andrea Mastellone, President Naples Shipagents

Per-Åge Nygård, Head of Legal Department The Norwegian Hull Club

George Tsavliris, Principal Tsavliris Salvage Group

Audience Vote

15:15                Coffee Break  

hosted by 




sponsored by



Michele Francioni, Chief Operating Officer Rina Services S.p.A. 

Alberto Moroso, President ATENA  



Søren Henrik Andersen, Regional Sales Manager in 2-stroke Retrofit and Upgrade MAN Diesel

EPL – Engine Power Limitation – safety when installing new propeller – SFV – Slide Fuel Valve – reduction of NOx on Tier 1 engines – MAN EcoNozzle – outstanding fuel savings with no extra effort (dowload presentation 1)  (download presentation 2)  

Dario Bocchetti, Energy Saving Manager Grimaldi Group

Scrubbers: technical and regulatory solutions    

Guido Ceccherelli, Vice President Business Development Ecospray Technologies S.r.l.

Innovation and Sustainability: new systems to reduce exhaust emissions (download presentation)  

Andrea Cogliolo, Deputy General Manager Marine Business Line Rina Services S.p.A.

Opportunities arising from 3D technologies for shipping (download presentation)  

Volkmar Galke, Sales Director Winterthur Gas & Diesel/Wartsila Switzerland

Engine technology for tomorrow’s fuel (download presentation)  

Yavuz Kalkavan, President Besiktas Gemi Insa A.S.

Turkish shipyards and Turkish shipping  

Lorenzo Matacena, Member of the Board Caronte & Tourist S.p.A.

LNG – A systematic solution  



Raffaele Aiello, Managing Director SNAV

Enrico Allieri, Technical Director Ignazio Messina & C.

Michele Bottiglieri, President Michele Bottiglieri Armatore S.p.A.

Umberto D’Amato, CEO Perseveranza S.p.A. di Navigazione

Roberto Martinoli, President of Short Sea Navigation Committee at Confitarma Chairman and CEO Grandi Navi Veloci S.p.A.

Ivana Melillo, Fleet Performance Manager d’Amico Shipping Group

Leonardo Rondinella, CEO LGR di Navigazione S.p.A.

Pio Schiano, Vice President Fratelli D’Amato S.p.A.


17:30            Closing Remarks

Efthimios E. Mitropoulos KCMG, Secretary General Emeritus International Maritime Organization

 17:45 Bus to Hotel Excelsior


Friday 16th October

08:00 Bus from Hotel Excelsior, – via Partenope, 48
to Pio Monte della Misericordia – via dei Tribunali, 253 


08:15- 08:45      Welcome Coffee and Registration hosted by



9:00                         THE ART OF SHIPPING IN THE WORLD WE’RE IN

sponsored by

De Luca LOGO HD(1)


Efthimios E. Mitropoulos KCMG, Secretary General Emeritus International Maritime Organization 

Francesco S. Lauro, Managing Partner Studio Legale Lauro


Opening Address

Umberto Ranieri, Former Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs Former President of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Italian Senate  



Introductory Speech

John T. Spike, Art Historian

Caravaggio and the Seven Acts of Mercy (download presentation)  


Opening Speech

Emanuele Grimaldi, President Confitarma – Italian Shipowners’ Association 


Junior Speech

Diletta Lauro, DPhil Candidate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean: The Need to Understand Challenges and Rethink Solutions for a European Response (download presentation)  


Keynote Speeches

Roberto D’Alimonte, Director Political Sciences Department LUISS “Guido Carli”

The European Union: to be or not to be?  


Thomas Rehder, President European Community Shipowners’ Association

European Shipping Policy – a curse or a blessing?  



John C. Lyras, Vice Chairman International Chamber of Shipping

The state of Western shipping  


Esben Poulsson, President Singaporean Shipowners’ Association

The emergence of Asia as a major force in shipping  


Ugo Salerno, CEO RINA S.p.A.

Flashes of light in a dull world  (download presentation)  


Lorenzo Banchero, President Banchero Costa & C. S.p.A.

An attempt not to depict a bleak future in shipping 



Giuseppe Bottiglieri, President, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.p.A Vice Chairman, INTERCARGO – Director and Strategy Committee Member UK P&I Club, London

Federico Deodato, President and CEO PL Ferrari & Co

Mauro Iguera, CEO Cambiaso Risso Marine and Aviation

Roberto Martinoli, President of Short Sea Navigation Committee at Confitarma Chairman and CEO Grandi Navi Veloci S.p.A.

Mario Mattioli, President of Education Committee at Confitarma – President CA.FI.MA.

George Tsavliris, Principal Tsavliris Salvage Group

John A. Xylas, President and CEO Ariston Navigation Corp.

Audience vote

12:00   Lunch and Aperitif 

hosted by




sponsored by



Mauro Iguera, CEO Cambiaso Risso Marine and Aviation

Federico Deodato, President and CEO PL Ferrari & Co



Andrew Taylor, Partner Reed Smith LLP

Highlights of the Insurance Act 2015 (download presentation)  


Christopher Brown, Underwriting Director UK P&I Club

Large Claims: premium and reinsurance impacts   


James Bean, Managing Director The Standard Club Europe Ltd

How does claims inflation affect premium? (download presentation)   


Gillian Musgrave, Active Underwriter The Standard Syndicate 1884

The Standard Syndicate & Directors’ Liabilities Cover (download presentation)  


Giannicola Forte, Studio Legale Lauro

Practical aspects of shipowners saving migrants at sea (download presentation)  



Mariella Bottiglieri, Managing Director Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.p.A. – Board of Directors UK Defence – London

Rocco Bozzelli, Insurance Director Scorpio Group

Alessandro Morelli, Chief Insurance Officer SIAT S.p.A. Gruppo Unipol

Andrea Papaoiannu, Claims Expert Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Marco Poliseno, Director Marine Department Poliass S.r.l.

Simon Williams– Group Director (Underwriting) North of England P&I Association



sponsored by




Andrea Garolla di Bard, President Young Italian Shipowners Confitarma – Managing Director Med Offshore S.p.A.  

Peppino D’Amato, President Perseveranza S.p.A. di Navigazione  


Shawn Winter, Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Consultant Studio Legale Lauro

Ethics – Standing Alone (download presentation)  



Giacomo Gavarone, Commercial Manager, Rimorchiatori Riuniti S.p.A.  

Yavuz Kalkavan, President Besiktas Gemi Insa A.S.

Valeria Novella, Ottavio Novella S.p.A.

Yannis Tryphillis, Shipowner – Board of Director UK Defence Club Hellenic Chamber of Shipping  


16:00    Closing Remarks

Efthimios E. Mitropoulos KCMG, Secretary General Emeritus International Maritime Organization

Francesco S. Lauro, Managing Partner Studio Legale Lauro

16:30    Bus to Hotel Excelsior

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