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Upcoming New York Business Conferences

riding-the-waveNew York is constantly filled with interesting conferences and programs. Of particularly interest next month are two conferences, one related to the shipping industry, and the other for those in the investment industry.

Sophocles Zoullas of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. will be giving a presentation at the Marine Money Conference on November 12. The conference – established to “bridge the shipping and capital markets” – is in its 15th consecutive year. Speakers during the course of the conference include Mark Williams, Director, Business Development & Consultancy, Braemar ACM Shipbroking; Omar M. Nokta, Managing Director, Shipping Research, Clarkson Capital Markets; Jay Goodgal, Managing Member, Castalia Advisors LLC and many others. Sophocles N. Zoullas will be addressing participants on Wednesday November 12 at 11:35, at New York City’s Plaza Hotel. His subject matter is: “Looking Ahead: Key Themes for the Dry Bulk Market.”

The second conference for business people and investment executives will take place the day before, on Tuesday November 11 at New York’s Palace Hotel. Among the companies addressing participants of the Stephens Fall Investment Conference will be Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. The company is a global energy offshore firm providing services to the offshore energy industry, specializing in robotics operations and intervention. In previous years when Helix addressed the conference, it was Owen Kratz, the President and CEO, who gave the presentation on their company, its future plans, deep water contracting and more.

Experts Gathering in Geneva for Shipping and Finance Conference

Sophocles N. ZoullasThe First Annual Marine Money Geneva Forum is a not-to-miss conference bringing together the shipping industry’s key experts to speak on the interface of international shipping and finance.

Included among the expert presenters are Sophocles N. Zoullas, CEO and Chairman of Eagle Bulk Shipping; John Su, CEO of Erasmus Shipinvest; and Minas Sorotos, CEO of Miralco Resources AG; all of whom are speaking on the subject of trading houses and shipping.

As a part of the panel Sophocles Zoullas will discuss recent news and developments on trading houses and shipping. Mr. Zoullas will also talk about trends for the future of chartering and hedging strategies.

Other issues that will be dealt with during the forum are:

•    Assessing Market Prospects and Risks with Dr. Arlie Sterling, President of Marsoft Inc.
•    Commodity and Trade Finance: a panel discussion which will focus on traders that finance other traders; the effect of Basel II; and shadow banking and regulation
•    The Perils of Being a Shipowner with Michael Stockwell, Commercial Manager at Titan Salvage LLC

This is only a small sampling of what attendees will be exposed to in terms of content and expertise. Marine Money International organizes the shipping industry’s most respected and well-attended conferences and forums throughout the world. Whether it is Oslo, Singapore, or Athens, Marine Money International chooses the locations so that “where ship owning and the formation of capital for shipping is taking place, our forums provide the best educational and networking opportunities available in the industry.”

The First Annual Forum is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at The President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8:30am until 16:25 when the closing remarks will take place.

Focus on Companies: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Headquartered in New York City, Eagle Bulk Shipping is the largest owner of Handymax dry bulk vessels in the United States.  Third quarter results for revenue were recently announced, prompting the following comment from the chairman and CEO Sophocles Zoullas:

“The dry bulk market remains in a cyclical trough characterized by supply growth and an inconsistent demand profile. While this environment continues to weigh on our financial results, Eagle Bulk’s young and agile fleet of Supramax vessels and dynamic chartering strategy should enhance our competitiveness when the market improves.”

The management team at Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. has an average of 20 years of experience in the Handymax market.  The company’s fleet of dry bulk vessels is comprised mostly of the Supramax type of carrier, which is a vessel perfectly suited for ports with both length and draught restrictions or ports which have a dearth of transshipment infrastructure, therefore making them more versatile for shipping to a wide range and large number of ports worldwide.