Mare Forum Conference
The international renowned Mare Forum Conference took place on the opening day of Europort 2013.
Politicians, shipping company executives, key investors, entrepreneurs and consultants alike came together with representatives from shipbuilders, marine equipment producers and providers, trade associations, classification societies, regulators and the media gathered at this prestigious event to network, exchange views, vision and valuable information.
Topics analyzed and debated included current and future trends in the shipping and offshore markets, trends in shipbuilding, new vessel types, new fuels, sustainability and eco ships, innovation and investment opportunities.
Jannis Kostoulas, organiser of the Mare Forum Conference reported “interesting and intense” discussions between government representatives that included the European Commission and the US Coast Guard and a cross section of industry representatives. As well as thoughts on the future of shipping, technical innovation and the role of government, views aired included what Mr Kostoulas termed “the sense and nonsense of ecoships”.
Mare Forum papers and presentations are available to download free of charge at: www.mareforum.com.