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Monday, 09 November 2020
How to Balance Sustainability with an Urgent Present and Uncertain Future

How to Balance Sustainability with an Urgent Present and Uncertain Future

Faced with multiple crises and new pressures in 2020, companies are compelled to support people and communities in new ways while also maintaining focus on long-term strategy and aspirations.

Join 3BL Media and Frank O'Brien Bernini of Owens Corning on November 9 at 2:15 pm to hear about how the sustainability sector has changed — and the urgency of continued action in light of the new challenges we face.

As the longest-serving chief sustainability officer in a public company, Frank offers a unique perspective on how environmental and social sustainability has evolved.
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Capital Link German Maritime Forum


Capital Link’s Annual German Forum will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The event is held in partnership with DNV GL and with the support of the German Shipowner’s Association (VDR).

Germany commands the fifth largest merchant fleet in the world and boasts the second largest container fleet with 14.4% market share by TEU. With 316 companies and 2,140 vessels, German Shipping plays a pivotal role in the European and global supply chain.

The German maritime community has gone through significant change and transformation across the board (shipowning, shipmanagement, finance and more) further accelerated by regulation, technology, market forces and the pandemic.

The forum will feature German industry leaders on the various panels sharing their insight on issues specific to the German Maritime Community/Cluster and also on critical global industry topics. The digital nature of the event opens it to a global audience and makes this approach highly relevant and effective.
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - Thursday, 15 April 2021
Capital Link Decarbonization in Shipping Forum: "Moving from Discussion to Delivery"


This two-day event held in digital format aims to combine two main features providing a forum true to the goal of “Moving from Discussion to Delivery”.

First, a comprehensive global blueprint that will cover the Roadmap of Decarbonization from A-Z. It will position shipping within the context of broader initiatives and will then will then focus on shipping itself addressing all relevant core topics and issues. It will include topics on regulations, fuels, technology, infrastructure and more.
Second, it will offer practical suggestions as to the next steps for all stakeholders to achieve the goal of net-zero emissions. It will focus on options and strategies for the existing fleet as well as for newbuildings and the ships of the future. It will also highlight the role and context of the various initiatives by regulators, industry organizations, charterers and financiers.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - Thursday, 22 April 2021
11th Annual Capital Link Sustainability Forum


This year’s Forum title is: “Tackling Social & Economic Transformation / Sustainable Growth: Environment - Economy - Society”.

With the covid reality as a preamble and having left behind an admittedly challenging year for the global community and the economy, we are here today ready to face the new year with a renewed sense of optimism and certainty. This new perspective is created by the accelerated digital transformation and the transition to the digital economy, and is predicated on the assessment that these conditions will strengthen the global economic activity and allow for a return to growth.

The use of EUR 70 billion funds that Greece will receive from the Recovery and Resilience Facility in the form of subsidies and low-interest loans, in key sectors such as renewable energy, tourism, transport and the agri-food sector, is a decisive step towards the consolidated transition of the economic system towards sustainable growth model, with the banking sector playing a key role in effectively tackling climate change and adopting a new growth model.

This year’s Capital Link Sustainability Forum examines how each sector contributes to this transformation in the best way to benefit the Greek Economy and Society.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 - Thursday, 27 May 2021
Capital Link Maritime Forum - Norway


Capital Link Maritime Forum - Norway will take place on Wednesday & Thursday, May 26 & 27, 2021 as a digital event. This event is held in partnership with DNV, with the support of Norwegian Shipowners Association, and in conjunction with the Nor-Shipping "Ocean Now", June 1 & 2, 2021.

Featuring a comprehensive agenda, addressing all major areas of the maritime cluster, panelists will discuss topics of relevance to the global maritime industry and to the Norwegian maritime cluster, featuring major stakeholders from the shipping, financial and broader maritime community.

This forum aims to showcase the industry and thought leadership of the Norwegian maritime community to a global audience. Norway has a leading position in global shipping and the forum presents a unique opportunity to share into the insight of Norwegian industry leaders.
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 - Wednesday, 09 June 2021
11th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum


Best Industry Practices - A Competitive Advantage

Capital Link is hosting the 11th Annual Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum on Tuesday & Wednesday, June 8 & 9, 2021 as a digital conference.

With a 11-year track record it is the only Forum that showcases Operational Excellence in the Maritime Sector and explores Best Industry Practices across all major areas such as fleet management, technological innovation, crewing, energy efficiency and the environment, safety & security. Special attention will be paid to the continued operational challenges posed from the Covid-19 reality, to sustainability and ESG considerations and new challenges on ship safety, security and human resources.

The forum provides an interactive platform on the topic of Operational Excellence, Best Industry Practices and Sustainability linking shipping companies, charterers, government and non-government industry associations, classification societies, P&I Clubs, Registries, technology & service providers and the financial and investment community.

This year’s forum will once more feature industry leaders from all over the world, connected on-line and addressing a global audience.

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Keynote Address delivered by Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General - International Maritime Organization
Addressing Industry Challenges – Industry Preparedness For The Road Ahead
Optimizing Fleet Management In The Post Covid-10 Era – Lessons Learned & Experiences Gained
Shipping In The Age Of Technological Transformation – Prioritizing Among So Many Needs & So Many Options
Crewing – The Crisis Continues – Is There An End In Sight?
Addressing The Shipping Industry’s Crewing Needs Now & Beyond Covid-19 – Short Term Responses & Longer - Term Pursuits
Services Focusing On The Welfare Of Seafarers
Fighting In The Trenches – The Ship Captain’s Perspective
Rallying Around Charities That Support The Welfare Of Seafarers – Addressing The Indian Crisis & Beyond
Chinese Seafarers For International Shipping Companies

Day 2 - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Keynote Address – Safety First – Changing The Way The Industry Thinks About Safety - Dr. Grahaeme Henderson OBE, Shell Trading
Upholding Safety Standards Across The Globe
Operational Excellence – Supporting The Transactional Needs Of Shipping Across The Globe
Supporting The Shipping Industry Through Innovation, Regulatory Compliance & Transformation
Cybersecurity – Ignore It At Your Own Risk
Decarbonization – Adapting Fleet Operations To Meet Regulatory Requirements
Sustainability – Operational Excellence & ESG As A Corporate Strategy
Thursday, 17 June 2021
5th Annual Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum


Capital Link is hosting the 5th Annual Capital Link Cyprus Shipping Forum on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 11:00 am to 5:30 pm Limassol Time, as a digital conference.

The Forum will take place under the Auspices of the Republic of Cyprus, the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, and with the leading sponsorship and cooperation of the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, the support of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and several industry organizations.

The event aims to highlight the competitive advantages of Cyprus as a maritime hub. Cyprus has a robust, versatile and efficient maritime cluster with growing shipowning and shipmanagement communities. Furthermore, Cyprus is a regional financial, insurance and legal hub adding to the versatility of the cluster.

The Deputy Ministry of Shipping of Cyprus has undertaken significant initiatives to alleviate the global crewing crisis, to increase digitalization and transparency and to enhance the competitiveness of the maritime cluster and the Cyprus flag.

The forum will feature Cyprus based maritime leaders addressing an international audience sharing their experience on the attractiveness of Cyprus as a maritime hub along with their insight on critical topics affecting the cluster and the global maritime industry.
Thursday, 08 July 2021
Capital Link Greece Market Insights Webinar Series: Greece - An International Freight Center


Greece, leveraging its strategic geographical location, along with increasing investment in upgrading its transportation and logistics infrastructure, has gone a long way toward developing its position as a global logistics hub, over the past years. However, there is still room for improvement for the country to achieve “excellence”. The second edition of EY’s report, “Greece: International Freight Center”, examines the role of Greece as a competitive intermodal corridor for the European seaborne trade with Asia.

EY presents a series of area-specific recommended actions, with regards to the ports, the road network, the third-party logistics sector, air and sea freight transport, the rail network, the customs, the human capital in the transport and logistics industry, as well as the brand awareness of Greece as “an international freight center”.

The webinar showcases the multi-faceted aspects of the dynamics the Greek transport and logistics industry can capitalize on and make the most of the country’s biggest competitive advantage – its strategic geographical location.
Monday, 13 September 2021
13th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Marine Services Forum - "London Calling - Supercycle Ahead?"


The 13th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Marine Services Forum - "London Calling - Supercycle Ahead?" will take place on Monday, September 13, 2021 as a digital conference, and is held in partnership with Astrup Fearnleys and in cooperation with the London Stock Exchange. The event will be held in conjunction with the London International Shipping Week 2021.

With a 13-year track record and traditionally hosted as a physical event, it is known for providing investors with a comprehensive review and current outlook of the various shipping markets, covering topics of critical interest to industry participants, financiers and investors. Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 challenges posed, this event will be hosted in digital format.

The Forum will feature UK based and international industry leaders addressing a global audience on issues of relevance to the UK maritime cluster and to the global industry, highlighting London’s Maritime Industry Ecosystem, such as capital raising, the bond market, the new landscape of capital sources, shipbroking, S&P and newbuilds, decarbonization, marine insurance, and more.

Registration is complimentary.
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
23rd Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum

Metropolitan Club in New York

Capital Link's flagship conference "Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum" will take place on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

The “Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum” is an International Summit about Greece in New York, organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and major global investment banks. It is the longest running investment forum about Greece abroad, engaged in a systematic effort to promote Greece as a business and investment destination to a global audience.

Every year, a delegation of senior government officials, led by the Prime Minister, and a group of private sector business leaders update a global audience on the reforms, developments and outlook of the Greek economy and each of the main sectors highlighting trends, challenges and opportunities. Furthermore, a group of international investors and financiers share their insight on Greece as a Business and Investment Destination.

With a 23-year track record, this Forum enjoys unique branding, acceptance and support by the US, Greek and Greek American business, investment and financial communities.

One-on-one Meetings
In parallel to the main sessions, a series of one-on-one meetings are hosted between investors, the management of the participating companies and government officials, providing unique networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend
Management of Top U.S. Corporations with an active interest or involvement with Greece and The Greater Region · Institutional Investors in Greek Equities & Fixed Income Securities · Portfolio Managers & Analysts · Commercial and Investment Bankers · Financial Advisors and Brokers · Financial Media & Press