highlighting the opportunities and challenges in one of the most important sectors of the economy, year
after year. The forum is designed to bring together all key players and professionals involved in
shipping. This key industry event will provide in-depth analysis and views on the most important issues
affecting global shipping today.
The Forum will run under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union
(http://www.cy2012.eu) and it is supported by the Cyprus Ministry of Communication and Works and
the Department of Merchant Shipping, as well as the Cyprus Shipping Chamber.
A very important session at this one day event is considered to be the “EU Shipping Ministers Panel
Discussion”, where EU Ministers and Maritime Administration Experts will analyse and debate the
topic: “EU State Aid Guidelines on Maritime Transport: A Mean to Support the Shipping Industry”. The
session will give the opportunity to EU experts to present their national policies on this crucial topic.
Furthermore, the delegates will have the opportunity to learn from a team of international speakers on
various subjects that concern the industry such as:
Conventional ship financing and its future
Restructuring shipping company debt
New fuel efficient vessels
Dual Fuel Engines Applications
LNG driven vessels and the supply of LNG
and so on.