SOURCE: Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link, Inc.

November 29, 2010 12:06 ET

Costamare, Danaos Corporation, DHT Tankers, General Maritime Corp., Navios Maritime Holdings, Seanergy Maritime, Star Bulk Carriers, Tsakos Energy Navigation to Participate in Panel Discussions on The Global Shipping Markets Today

Thursday, December 2, 2010, New York City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - Senior Executives from the following companies will participate in panels on the "The Global Shipping Markets Today" discussing the developments and trends in the dry bulk, container and tanker segments of the global shipping markets. The Forum is scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. EST in New York City.

The Dry Bulk Sector Panel will be moderated by Mr. Peter Sorkin, Research Analyst, Transportation Sector (Airlines & Shipping), Knight Capital, and will include the following panelists: Mr. Dale Ploughman, CEO, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP), Mr. Michael McClure, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) and Mr. Akis Tsirigakis, CEO, Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ: SBLK).

The Container Sector Panel will be moderated by Mrs. Nicole Petallides, Anchor, NYSE Correspondent, Fox Business News Network, and will include the following panelists: Dr. John Coustas, President & CEO, Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), Mr. Gregory Zikos, CFO, Costamare, Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) and Mr. Kevin Kennedy, CFO, The Synergy Marine.

The Tanker Sector Panel will be moderated by Mr. George Cambanis, Senior Partner, Global Shipping Leader, Deloitte Hadjipavlou Sofianos & Cambanis, and will include the following panelists: Mr. Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, President, CEO, DHT Tankers (NYSE: DHT), Mr. Jeffrey D. Pribor, CFO, General Maritime Corp. (NYSE: GMR) and Mr. Paul Durham, CFO, Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TEN) (NYSE: TNP).

The Container Sector: Company Presentation, Mr. Gregory Zikos, CFO of Costamare, Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) will make a presentation on Costamare, the Newest Addition to the U.S. Publicly Listed Shipping Companies.

Forum Description

The above panel discussions will take place within the context of the 12th Annual Capital Link Investor Forum -- Greece on "Reforming Greece: Opportunities and Challenges."

Key government officials and CEOs of major Greek corporations will present to American investors the progress, developments and potential of the Greek economy, capital markets and companies, as well as business and investment opportunities in Greece and the wider area of Southeastern Europe.

The Minister of State of the Hellenic Republic, Professor Haris Pamboukis, will deliver the keynote address at lunch with Mr. Dominique Cerutti, President & Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext with introductory remarks from Mr. Chris Vassiliades, Citi Country Officer -- Greece.

The event is organized every year by Capital Link under the auspices of the Minister of State of the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and with the support of the Athens Stock Exchange.

Greek Shipping as a Global Force

Greece, a country of about 11 million people, controls by far the biggest share -- nearly 20% -- of the world's merchant fleet by tonnage and has a long tradition as a maritime nation. Greek shipowners who compete on a global scale have a track record as astute operators and asset traders.

Even though shipping is not related to the development of the Greek economy itself, it is a significant contributor to it mainly through the foreign currency inflows it generates. Shipping is influenced by the developments in the global commodity and energy markets.

Greek shipping has now successfully become a key participant in the U.S. capital markets. Since 2005, the majority of U.S. listings in shipping have been by Greek owned or managed shipping companies.

Other Companies Presenting

The Forum also includes presentations by Greece's key Government officials for economic plans, policies and objectives, as well as corporate leaders, including those of Hellenic Petroleum, Public Gas Corporation (DEPA), OPAP, Intralot, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), Coca Cola Hellenic (NYSE: CCH), Lykourezos Law Offices and others.

Sponsors, Media Partners & Supporting Organizations

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (TEN) and Citi are the Lead Sponsors of the Forum, with Knight Capital Group (NYSE: KCG) and DVB Bank as the Global Gold Sponsors. Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers are the Global Silver Sponsors.

Sponsors and Corporate Participants include: ABN AMRO, the Athens International Airport "EL. Venizelos," Autenrieth Capital, Axia Ventures Group, Coca Cola Hellenic, Costamare, Inc., Danaos Corporation, Hellenic Petroleum, TT Hellenic Postbank, Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), Intralot, the Invest in Greece Agency, LAMDA Development, Navios Maritime Holdings, Lykourezos Law Offices, OPAP, Proton Bank, Public Gas Corporation, Seanergy and Star Bulk Carriers.

Media Partners include Barron's, Institutional Investor, Investor's Business Daily, Antenna Satellite, Enimerosi, Hellenic News of America, The Maritime Executive, NEO Magazine, Odyssey, Sarhan Capital, Seeking Alpha, TradeWinds and WallStreet Greek.

Supporting Organizations are the following: the American Hellenic Institute, the Hellenic American Bankers Association, the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the Hellenic Lawyers Association, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, The European-American Business Organization and European American Chamber of Commerce.


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About Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link is a New York-based advisory, investor relations and financial communications firm. Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the shipping industry, becoming the largest provider of investor relations and financial communications services to international shipping companies listed on both the US and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York, with a presence in London and Athens. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange.

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