SOURCE: Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link, Inc.

March 21, 2011 11:13 ET

Key Industry Executives to Present at the 5th Annual Invest in International Shipping Forum

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - New York City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - Key industry executives to present at the 5th Annual Invest in International Shipping Forum. The Forum is hosted by Capital Link in cooperation with NYSE Euronext and NASDAQ OMX on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. For further information and to register, please visit http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2011newyork/index.html

Forum Description
The 5th Annual Invest in International Shipping Forum is regarded as one of the most highly anticipated shipping events of the year. It gathers influential executives of U.S. and foreign listed shipping companies, financiers, analysts and other market participants to examine the volatile landscape that is shaping the global shipping community. 

The Forum aims to provide investors with a comprehensive review and outlook of the global shipping marketplace. It features panel discussions, company presentations and one-on-one meetings with company management. The Forum covers industry sectors including dry bulk, tankers (products & crude oil), containers, commodities, banking and shipping, capital markets and shipping as well as the global economy and how it affects shipping markets. 

INTERTANKO Delivers Keynote Address on State of the Shipping Industry

Mr. Joseph Angelo, Managing Director at INTERTANKO, will provide an outlook on the present state of the shipping industry. Introductory remarks will be by Mr. Richard du Moulin, President of Intrepid Shipping and former Chairman of INTERTANKO. 

Participating Listed Shipping Companies
Executives from the following listed shipping companies will participate on panel discussions and/or company presentations:

  • American Feeder Lines Holding LP (private)
  • Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE)
  • Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC)
  • Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE: EXM)
  • Euroseas Ltd (NASDAQ: ESEA)
  • General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR)
  • Globus Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: GLBS)
  • Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM)
  • Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM)
  • Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN)
  • Safe Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SB)
  • Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP)
  • Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK)
  • TBS International (NASDAQ: TBSI)
  • TORM A/S (NASDAQ: TRMD)
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd (NYSE: TNP)

Participating Banks / Other Organizations

  • ABN AMRO
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Citi
  • DVB Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSH Nordbank
  • Jefferies
  • Knight Capital Americas, L.P. (NYSE: KCG)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Seward & Kissel LLP
  • Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
  • Heidmar, Inc
  • Koenig & Cie 
  • Poten & Partners
  • PwC
  • Germanischer Lloyd (GL)
  • GMS
  • International Registries, Inc

Sector Panels and Presentations
The Forum features sector panels and presentations as listed below:

Sector Panels

  • Containers
  • Dry Bulk
  • Tankers (Crude and Product)
  • Capturing Opportunities Across Shipping Markets to Maximize Shareholder Value
  • Emerging Economies and their Impact on Shipping
  • Analyst Panel - Investor Attitudes and Market Outlook
  • Shipping and Bank Financing
  • Private Equity and Shipping
  • Are Capital Markets Open to Shipping? Is there Room / Need for more IPOs?
  • Shipping and the Bond Markets

Presentations

  • Global Economy, Commodities and Energy
  • Regulation and Shipping
  • Potential Business Impact of Regulatory Accounting Changes to the Shipping Industry
  • Valuation Disparities Between Public and Private Markets
  • Investment Opportunities in Ship Recycling

Sponsors & Media Partners

ABN AMRO and Tsakos Energy Navigation, Ltd (NYSE: TNP) are the Global Lead Sponsors of the Forum. Global Gold Sponsors are Knight Capital Americas, L.P. (NYSE: KCG) and DVB Bank, while PwC and International Registries, Inc. are the Global Silver Sponsors. 

Corporate Sponsors include American Feeder Lines, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Chinsay, Citi, Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE), Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), Euroseas Ltd (NASDAQ: ESEA), Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE: EXM), Future Care, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Germanischer Lloyd, Globus Maritime Limited (NASDAQ: GLBS), GMS, Goldman Sachs, HSH Nordbank, Jefferies, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Morgan Stanley, Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM), Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN), Safe Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SB), Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP), Seward & Kissel LLP, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), TBS International (NASDAQ: TBSI), Q88.com, Veson Nautical, Watson, Farley & Williams LLP and Wells Fargo Securities. 

Veson Nautical is the Breakfast Sponsor, while Tsakos Energy Navigation, Ltd (NYSE: TNP) is the Sponsor for the Networking Cocktail Reception. 

International Media Partners are Barron's, Lloyd's List, The Maritime Executive, Seeking Alpha, Ship to Shore, TradeWinds and Worldoils.

For further information and to register, please visit
http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2011newyork/index.html

About Capital Link, Inc. 
Capital Link is a New York-based Advisory, Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm. Among other activities, 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 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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