SOURCE: Capital Link Shipping

Capital Link Shipping

February 23, 2009 09:18 ET

18 Listed Company CEOs and Analysts Participate in the 3rd Capital Link International Shipping Forum Thursday, March 26, 2009 -- New York City 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Details Below

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Eighteen listed company CEOs, CFOs and COOs, as well as several analysts and other leading market participants, will participate in the panels or make presentations at The 3rd Annual Capital Link Forum "Invest in International Shipping" that will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in New York City.

The objective of the Forum is to provide investors with a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets. The Forum also aims to enhance the information flow between investors and shipping companies and to increase the awareness about shipping as an industry to a wide audience of investors.


The Forum will start with registration at 7:30 am on Thursday, March 26, 2009 and is expected to finish by 5:00 pm. There will be five panels in total on several sectors and topics as follows:

--  Container CEO Panel
    --  Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), Dr. John Coustas, CEO
    --  Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA), Mr. Aristides J. Pittas, CEO
    --  Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL), Mr. Ian Webber, CEO) and
    --  Goldenport Holdings (LSE: GPRT), Mr. John Dragnis, COO

--  Tanker CEO Panel (Crude Oil and Products) moderated by Mr. Robert
    Bugbee, President, the Scorpio Group with:
    --  Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP), Mr. John Lazaridis, CEO
    --  d'Amico International Shipping (MI: DIS), Mr. Marco Fiori, CEO
    --  General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR), Mr. Jeffrey Pribbor, CFO
    --  Omega Navigation(NASDAQ: ONE), Mr. George Kassiotis, CEO and
    --  Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE: TNP), Mr. Nikolas Tsakos, CEO

--  Dry Bulk CEO Panel, moderated by Mr. Doug Mavrinac, Managing Director,
    Equity Research, Maritime Group Head, Jefferies & Co. with:

    --  Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM), Mr. Lefteris Papatrifon, CFO
    --  Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM) Mr. Ted Petrone, President
    --  Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ: SHIP), Mr. Dale Ploughman, CEO
    --  Safe Bulkers (NYSE: SB), Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President
    --  Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ: SBLK), Mr. Akis Tsirigakis, CEO and
    --  TBS International (NASDAQ: TBSI), Mr. Joseph Royce, CEO

--  Shipping MPLs
    --  Capital Product Partners (NASDAQ: CPLP), Mr. John Lazaridis, CEO
    --  Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM), Mr. Michael McClure, CFO

--  Offshore Drilling
     --  Ocean Rig (a subsidiary of DryShips) (NASDAQ: DRYS), Mr. David
         Mullen, CEO

--  Mixed Fleet Strategy
    --  OceanFreight (NASDAQ: OCNF), Mr. Anthony Kandylidis, CEO

--  Bank Financing in Today's Markets moderated by Daniel Rogers, Partner,
    New York, Watson Farley & Williams with senior executives from
    --  Fortis Bank Nederland (Holding) N.V., Mr. Harris Antoniou, CEO,
        Energy, Commodities and Transportation, and HSH Nordbank, Mr. Robin
        Das, Deputy Global Head of Shipping

--  The Global Economy and the Global Commodities Markets
    Mr. Guy Verberne, Head of Economics and Investment Strategy, Fortis
    Bank Nederland (Holding) N.V.

--  Developments in the Shipbuilding Industry
    By Mr. Dimitris Vranopoulos, Managing Director, Marine Plus

--  Fleet Quality as a Competitive Advantage
    By Mr. Harry Vordokas, Business Development Manager Americas,
    Germanisher Lloyd

--  The Baltic Exchange
    By Mr. Mr. Jeremy Penn, President & CEO

--  Analysts who participate in the Forum include:
    --  Mr. Daniel Burke, Shipping Analyst, Clarkson, Johnson Rice
    --  Mr. Doug Mavrinac, Managing Director, Equity Research, Maritime
        Group Head, Jefferies & Co.
    --  Mr. Charles Rupinski, Sr. V.P., Senior Equity Analyst for Shipping
        and Transportation, Maxim Group
    --  Mr. G. Scott Burk, CFA, Executive Director and Senior Analyst,
        Ocean Shipping Equity Research, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
    --  Mr. Kevin Sterling, Research Shipping Analyst, Stephens, Inc.


Participants in the Capital Link Shipping Forum may request to schedule one-on-one meetings with company management through the event page at or by emailing


The Keynote speaker at lunch is Mr. Peter Swift, Managing Director of INTERTANKO


The Forum is organized by Capital Link, a New York based Investor Relations and Financial Communications Firm with a strategic commitment to shipping.

It is organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Maritime Inc.


The Media Partners include Barron's, Bloomberg, Fairplay, TradeWinds, The Maritime Executive, The Digital Ship, Maritime Information Systems and World Oil. Also, ELNAVI and NAFS.


Fortis Bank Nederland (Holding) N.V. and Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. are the main sponsors.

The Baltic Exchange, Jefferies and Company, Clarkson's Johnson Rice, Maxim Group, Oppenheimer, Stephens, Inc., HSH NordBank, Watson Farley & Williams, Marine Plus and Germanisher Lloyd are among the Sponsors.

Presenters and Sponsors also include Capital Product Partners, d'Amico International Shipping, Danaos Corporation, DryShips (Ocean Rig), Euroseas, Goldenport Holdings, Excel Maritime Carriers, Navios Maritime Holdings, Navios Maritime Partners, OceanFreight, Omega Navigation Enterprises, Safe Bulkers, Seanergy Maritime Holdings, Star Bulk Carriers, TBS International.


Please go to for the Forum's agenda and registration details.

For more information on the forum, to register and to request one-on-one meetings with the participating companies, please go to Capital Link's website at or or contact:

Nicolas Bornozis
Capital Link, Inc.
Tel. +1 (212) 661-7566

About Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link is a New York based Investor Relations and Financial Communications Firm also with offices in London and Athens.

Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to shipping where it maintains a leadership position as provider of Investor Relations services to listed shipping companies.

Capital Link organizes a series of CEO and Analyst Forums on Dry Bulk, Tankers and Containers aimed to enhance the information flow about shipping to the investment community. Also organizes annually two shipping conferences; one in New York (March) and one in London.

In addition Capital Link maintains a website dedicated to listed shipping companies ( where investors have free access to news, company profiles and presentations, stock market data, industry reports, articles and interviews. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange.

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