Join BIMCO at the Yacht Club of Greece for General Meeting 2019

  • 14/05/2019
  • 14/05/2019
  • Yacht Club of Greece
    Karagiorgi Serbias 18
    185 33 Piraeus
  • Rasmus Nord Jørgensen

BIMCO will host its Ordinary General Meeting in Athens on 14 May, followed by a Power Panel on the shipping market outlook and concluding with a reception. BIMCO members are invited to join at the Yacht Club of Greece.

At the meeting, members will be able to attend the election of President Designate Ms Şadan Kaptanoğlu, owner of Kaptanoglu Shipping, who is nominated to take over the BIMCO presidency from Mr Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, BIMCO President and Principal of Common Progress.

Şadan Kaptanoğlu will lay out her vision for the next two years of BIMCO – and the environmental agenda will remain the key priority.

The next President Designate, who will follow after Ms Şadan Kaptanoğlu, will also be elected, and the Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO, Angus Frew, will present the financial status of BIMCO.

BIMCO will host a Power Panel after the meeting, which is free of charge for members.

The evening ends with a Reception.

We hope to speak to a lot of our members at the reception. It is a great opportunity to get input on our activities,” says Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO of BIMCO.

2020 sulphur cap, terrible freight rates and new technology

The Power Panel debate will focus on the key developments impacting the shipping business today, including prospects and challenges for the dry bulk, oil tanker and container shipping markets, with special focus on the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap.

How do we cope with the weakness in the main shipping markets right here and right now? The iron ore shipping market is under siege from mining disruptions and reused scrap metal in Chinese steel mills. All oil tankers were operating at lossmaking freight rates levels through most of 2018. And the first quarter of 2019 hasn’t been much better. What will happen in the second half of 2019? That is what we are going to try and answer,” says Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, who will moderate the Power Panel.  

NYMAR is sponsoring the Power Panel. 

Power panellists


Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 18:30 hrs at the Yacht Club of Greece, Karagiorgi Serbias 18, 185 33 Piraeus, Greece.


18.30 – 19.30 General Meeting

19.30 – 20.30 BIMCO Power Panel (Sponsored by NYMAR)

20.30 – 22.30 Reception


Power panel sponsor


Speakers bio’s

Burak Cetinok

Burak Cetinok

Burak Cetinok is Head of Research at Arrow Research Ltd.

Burak has over 15 years of experience in the shipping industry. His current role includes providing commercial and strategic advice to banks, ship owners, shipbuilders and charterers, as well as market analysis in the conventional shipping sectors.

Prior to joining Arrow he worked as a Senior Consultant at Hartland Shipping Services, Senior Analyst at Clarksons and as Senior Executive at HSBC Shipping Services. He holds a BEng Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Southampton and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the Cass Business School. Burak is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Mark Williams is founder and MD of Shipping Strategy Ltd. Mark advises clients around the world on shipping and financial market developments, assisting them with shipping investment and chartering decisions.

During 23 years in shipping, Mark has led numerous advisory projects on the dry bulk, tanker, container, gas, offshore, Ro-Ro, multi-purpose, shipbuilding and ship recycling sectors. He has experience of startups and of designing and executing online multimedia content delivery systems.

Mark is a regular speaker at international shipping industry conferences. He is a published author of articles on shipping and operational research. He is a course director for Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and a guest lecturer at Cass Business School (City of London University) and Plymouth University.
Adrian Economakis

Adrian Economakis

Adrian Economakis is Chief Operating Officer at VesselsValue.

Adrian Economakis, one of VV’s founding employees, oversees the operations and international strategy across its 8 global offices. He is currently based in their London HQ but frequently travels to other markets including America and Singapore.

In 2014, following VV’s significant expansion, he took on responsibility for managing the growing analytical and product teams, leveraging his client experience to guide product development to the needs of our clients.

In 2016, he opened VV’s first Asian office in Singapore which is expanding rapidly.

Adrian has an MSc with distinction in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School London and an BA Hons degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of York.