Day 1 – Welcome Session

03.10.2016
#Time03.10.2016Speaker(s)Venue
1Parallel EventsMonday, 3rd October 2016
215:30Tripartite Ministerial Meeting between Malta-Greece-CyprusMonday, 3rd October 2016
3Castille Room Grand Hotel ExcelsiorMonday, 3rd October 2016
417:15Inauguration of the Art Exhibition In Aid of the Apostleship of the SeaMonday, 3rd October 2016
5by The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Hon. Joe Mizzi Monday, 3rd October 2016
6Provence Room - Grand Hotel ExcelsiorMonday, 3rd October 2016
716:30-18:30RegistrationMonday, 3rd October 2016
8Grand Hotel ExcelsiorMonday, 3rd October 2016
9Monday, 3rd October 2016
1019:00Welcome ReceptionMonday, 3rd October 2016
11Hosted by the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Republic of MaltaMonday, 3rd October 2016
12Hon. Joe MizziMonday, 3rd October 2016
13Venue: Upper Barrakka GardensMonday, 3rd October 2016

Day 2 – Maritime Policy

The E.U. and The Rest of the World

The Current regulatory and operative aspects are having a direct impact on the present and future of this industry. Bureaucracy, lack of decisions and vision, and reactive actions are all causing uncertainty and instability to this industry which is central to world trade. How can the EU Maritime policy better serve an industry that is already suffering from over regulation and current market conditions? How can the EU be more proactive? How can the industry play a more active role in influencing decisions both within the EU and the international institutions?

04.10.2016
#Time04.10.2016Speaker(s)Venue
108:00Registration and Welcome CoffeeTuesday, 4th October 2016
209:00Welcome RemarksTuesday, 4th October 2016
3John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. - C.E.O., GM International Conferences and Exhibitions LimitedTuesday, 4th October 2016
409:10Key Note AddressesTuesday, 4th October 2016
5Hon. Joe Mizzi - Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Republic of MaltaTuesday, 4th October 2016
6H.E. Kitack Lim - Secretary General, International Maritime OrganisationTuesday, 4th October 2016
7Commissioner Violeta Bulc - European Commissioner for TransportTuesday, 4th October 2016
809:30Session 1 - Legislating for the IndustryTuesday, 4th October 2016
9Moderator: Nigel Lowry - Lloyd's List, Greece CorrespondentTuesday, 4th October 2016
10PanelTuesday, 4th October 2016
11Hon. Theodoros Dritsas - Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, Hellenic RepublicTuesday, 4th October 2016
12Hon. Marios Demetriades - Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Republic of CyprusTuesday, 4th October 2016
13Fotis Karamitsos - Director European, CommissionTuesday, 4th October 2016
14Peter Hinchliffe - General Secretary, International Chamber of ShippingTuesday, 4th October 2016
15Partick Verhoeven - Secretary General, European Community Shipowners' AssociationTuesday, 4th October 2016
16Markku Mylly - Executive Director, European Maritime Safety AgencyTuesday, 4th October 2016
17Eduardo Chagas - General Secretary, European Transport Worker's FederationTuesday, 4th October 2016
1810:30Coffee BreakTuesday, 4th October 2016
19Sponsored by Grimaldi LinesTuesday, 4th October 2016
2011:00Guest SpeakerTuesday, 4th October 2016
21Ravi K. Mehrotra CBE - Founder and Executive Chairman, Foresight LtdTuesday, 4th October 2016
22Fourth Industrial RevolutionTuesday, 4th October 2016
23Session 2 - Digitalisation & Ship AutomationTuesday, 4th October 2016
24Moderator: Patrick Verhoeven - Secretary General, European Community Shipowners' AssociationTuesday, 4th October 2016
25PanelTuesday, 4th October 2016
26Fotis Karamitsos - Director, European CommissionTuesday, 4th October 2016
27Leendert Bal - Head of Department Operations, European Maritime Safety AgencyTuesday, 4th October 2016
28Dr Anil Sharma - President and C.E.O., GMSTuesday, 4th October 2016
2912:30Coffee BreakTuesday, 4th October 2016
30Session 3 - Human Resources & New SkillsTuesday, 4th October 2016
31Moderator: Eduardo Chagas - General Secretary, European Transport Worker's FederationTuesday, 4th October 2016
32PanelTuesday, 4th October 2016
33Ravi K. Mehrotra CBE - Founder and Executive Chairman, Foresight LtdTuesday, 4th October 2016
34Anna Maria Darmanin - Secretary General, European Tugowners AssociationTuesday, 4th October 2016
35Joseph Calleja - General Manager, Palumbo Malta Shipyard LimitedTuesday, 4th October 2016
36Dott. Emanuele Grimaldi - Managing Director, Grimaldi GroupTuesday, 4th October 2016
3714:00LunchTuesday, 4th October 2016
38Sponsored by Gauci - Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance)Tuesday, 4th October 2016
39Tuesday, 4th October 2016
40Parallel EventsTuesday, 4th October 2016
41EMSA Oil Polution Response Vessel Open Visit Lascaris WharfTuesday, 4th October 2016
4209:30 - 10:30Visit open to REMPEC participantsTuesday, 4th October 2016
4311:00 - 12:30visit by VIP (IMO SG, Hon. Ministers of Malta, Greece, Cyprus and TBC Hon. Ministers from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Director UNEP regional office for Europe and MAP CoordinatorTuesday, 4th October 2016
4415:30 - 16:30Visit by participants to the Malta Maritime SummitTuesday, 4th October 2016
4515:00 - 19:00REMPEC 40th Anniversary conference (Private event for REMPEC Delegates)Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Day 3 – Maritime Transportation, Energy and Environment

Considering the complicated and intense management logistics of this sector, are the industry’s efforts resulting in the expected standard or should the industry be more proactive? How are developments in ICT and digitalisation impacting the shipping industry? What impact does the Paris Agreement have on shipping? Is public opinion being manipulated to unjustly blame the major players for Environmental issues? What can all the stakeholders do more to address this reality?

05.10.2016
#Time05.10.2016Speaker(s)Venue
108:30Registration and welcome coffeeWednesday, 5th October 2016The Grand Hotel Excelsior
209:00Welcome Remarks from HostWednesday, 5th October 2016
3John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. - C.E.O., GM International Conferences and Exhibitions LimitedWednesday, 5th October 2016
409:10Key Note AddressWednesday, 5th October 2016
5Hon. Konrad Mizzi - Minister within the Office of the Prime MinisterWednesday, 5th October 2016
609:35Session 1 - Development of Smart and Environment Friendly ShipsWednesday, 5th October 2016
7Moderator: Bob Jaques - Editor, Seatrade Maritime ReviewWednesday, 5th October 2016
8PanelWednesday, 5th October 2016
9Dr Simone Borg - Ambassador for Malta on Climate ChangeWednesday, 5th October 2016
10Peter Hinchliffe - General Secretary, International Chamber of Shipping Wednesday, 5th October 2016
11Greg Ogbeifun - President, Ship Owners Association NigeriaWednesday, 5th October 2016
12Heiko Kunst - Policy Officer, European DG ClimaWednesday, 5th October 2016
13Mohamed Zaitoun - Assistant Vice President, New Building Technical ProjectsWednesday, 5th October 2016
14David Kerr - Technical Attaché, Unit Coordinator European Union Deputy permanent representative of MaltaWednesday, 5th October 2016
15Evangelos Chatzigiannis - Trader Responsible Recycling Coordinator, GMS HellasWednesday, 5th October 2016
1610:30Coffee BreakWednesday, 5th October 2016
1711:00Session 2 - Developments in Ports to Cater for Innovative ShipsWednesday, 5th October 2016
18Moderator: Greg Obgeifun - President, Ship Owners Association NigeriaWednesday, 5th October 2016
19PanelWednesday, 5th October 2016
20Robert Yuksel Yildirim - President and C.E.O., Yildirim HoldingsWednesday, 5th October 2016
21Dr Raphael Von Heereman - Secretary General, Cruise Lines International AssociationWednesday, 5th October 2016
22Mohamed Zaitoun - Assistant Vice President, New Building Technical ProjectsWednesday, 5th October 2016
23Evangelos Chatzigiannis - Trader Responsible Recycling Coordinator, GMS HellasWednesday, 5th October 2016
2412:00Coffee BreakWednesday, 5th October 2016
25Session 3 - Innovative EnergyWednesday, 5th October 2016
26Moderator: Dr Ing. Claire De Marco - Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of MaltaWednesday, 5th October 2016
27Panel Wednesday, 5th October 2016
28Prof. Yannis Maniatis - Member of the Hellenic Parliament, Former Minister of Energy of GreeceWednesday, 5th October 2016
29Conrad Thorphe OBE - C.E.O., Salama FikiraWednesday, 5th October 2016
30Heiko Kunst - Policy Officer, European DG ClimaWednesday, 5th October 2016
31Avv. Francesco Lauro - Senior Partner, Studio Legale LauroWednesday, 5th October 2016
32Dr Arnold Cassola - Chairperson, Alternattiva DemokratikaWednesday, 5th October 2016
3314:00LunchWednesday, 5th October 2016

Day 4 – Maritime Assets, Private- Public Finance

Opportunities

Considering the global financial and economic turmoil, are Maritime players in this sector, the contributors or the recipients? Is overreaction to popular opinion stifling initiatives and positive creativity? Various opportunities are available but are stakeholders interested, considering good governance and corporate responsibilities exigencies?

06.10.2016
#Time06.10.2016Speaker(s)Venue
108:30Registration and Welcome CoffeeThursday, 6th October 2016The Grand Hotel Excelsior
209:00Welcome Remarks from HostThursday, 6th October 2016
3John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. - C.E.O., GM International Conferences and Exhibitions LimitedThursday, 6th October 2016
409:10Key Note AddressThursday, 6th October 2016
5Hon. Edward Scicluna - Minister of Finance, Republic of MaltaThursday, 6th October 2016
609:35Session 1 - Can the E.U. follow its Peers?Thursday, 6th October 2016
7A conversation with Stathis D. Gourdomichalis - C.O.O., Blue Wall Shipping LimitedThursday, 6th October 2016
8Hosted by Prof. Andreas G. Merikas - GMSThursday, 6th October 2016
910:15Coffee BreakThursday, 6th October 2016
1010:45Session 2 - Restructuring - Corporate Governance - TaxationThursday, 6th October 2016
11ModeratorsThursday, 6th October 2016
12Prof. Andreas G. Merikas - GMSThursday, 6th October 2016
13Dr Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre - Managing Partner, Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance)Thursday, 6th October 2016
14PanelThursday, 6th October 2016
15Murali Subramanian - Group C.E.O., FIMBankThursday, 6th October 2016
16Stathis D. Gourdomichalis - C.O.O., Blue Wall Shipping LimitedThursday, 6th October 2016
17Dr Neville Gatt - Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopersThursday, 6th October 2016
18Dr Kevin Dingli - Managing Partner, Dingli & Dingli Law FirmThursday, 6th October 2016
19Gian Enzo Duci - Managing Director, ESA GroupThursday, 6th October 2016
2012:00Coffee BreakThursday, 6th October 2016
2112:30Alternative Ship Finance: Securitisation and the Capital Markets Thursday, 6th October 2016
22Dr Nicholas Curmi - Associate, Ganado AdvocatesThursday, 6th October 2016
2313:00Session 3 - The Cape Town ConventionThursday, 6th October 2016
24Moderator: Dr Ann Fenech - Managing Partner, Fenech & Fenech Advocates and President, Malta Maritime Law AssociationThursday, 6th October 2016
25PanelThursday, 6th October 2016
26Dr Daniel Aquilina - Partner, Ganado Advocates and Chairman, Malta MarittimaThursday, 6th October 2016
27Dr Nicholas Valenzia - Partner, MAMO TCV AdvocatesThursday, 6th October 2016
2814:00Closing Remarks and LunchThursday, 6th October 2016