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Capital Link to Host Webinar on Key Challenges and Opportunities in Dry Bulk Shipping

By MarEx 2012-01-25 13:28:30

On Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 11:00 AM ET, Capital Link will host a webinar to discuss the key challenges and opportunities in dry bulk shipping.

REGISTER NOW: http://webinars.capitallink.com/2012/drybulk/signup.html

FEATURING
Globus Maritime Limited, Hellenic Carriers Limited, Seanergy Maritime Holdings

OVERVIEW
Analysts predict that 2012 will be as volatile of a year for the dry bulk sector as in 2011, in which an overwhelming supply of new carriers entered the market.  Furthermore, with banks incorporating stringent lending practices, vessel owners are finding it increasingly difficult to secure financing for their projects.  In light of such developments, what does the future hold for the dry bulk industry? 

The latest chapter of the Capital Link Webinar Series brings together three leading industry executives who will address today’s challenges and outlook for the dry bulk sector, their respective rationale behind long term optimism toward supply and demand fundamentals, and why investors should not turn a blind eye to the group.

Key topics include:

• Measuring the Supply and Demand Gap Among Vessel Classes
• Determining the Potential Demand Catalysts
• Outlook for the Major Dry Bulk Commodities: Iron Ore, Thermal and Coking Coal, and Grain
• 2011 Review and Outlook for Vessel Deliveries, Scrapping, and Slippage
• Availability of Bank Financing and its Short Term Impact on Supply
• Assessing M&A Activity: Is Now the Right Time to Purchase Dry Bulk Assets?

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY
Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link, Inc.

MODERATED BY
Mr. Ben Nolan, Director & Head of Shipping Research, Knight Capital Group

FEATURED PANELISTS
Mr. Georgios Karageorgiou, President & CEO, Globus Maritime Limited (NASDAQ:GLBS)
Ms. Fotini Karamanlis, CEO, Hellenic Carriers Limited (AIM:HCL)
Mr. Dale Ploughman, Chairman & CEO, Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ:SHIP)

PANEL STRUCTURE: The webinar will consist of a roundtable discussion with one moderator and three panelists who will address the current shipping environment, financing, and outlook for the dry bulk sector. The webinar will last for a total of one hour. 45 minutes will be allotted for the panel discussion, which will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

REGISTER NOW: http://webinars.capitallink.com/2012/drybulk/signup.html

Q&A SESSIONS – Submitting Questions
Participants can submit questions to the panelists prior to or during the event through the special feature on the event page, or they can email them to us at questions@capitallink.com.

TRANSCRIPT: A transcript of the panel discussion will be publicly available at no cost within approximately 48 hours after the event. Those who are interested can request a copy when they register for the event or afterwards through the event page as indicated.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Buy Side Analysts and Portfolio Managers - Chief Investment Officers - Chief Risk Officers - Commercial Bankers - Energy & Commodities Traders - Financial Advisors - Financial Planners - Hedge Fund Managers - Institutional Sales - Investment Bankers - Law Firms - Private Bankers - Private Equity Firms - Registered investment Advisors - Retail Brokers - Sell Side Analysts - Ship Brokers - Ship Charterers - Ship Operators - Ship Owners - Sovereign Wealth Funds

ABOUT THE ORGANIZER – CAPITAL LINK, INC.
Capitalizing on its in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and capital markets, Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the industry becoming the largest provider of Investor Relations and Financial Communications services to international shipping companies listed on the U.S. and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York with a presence in London and Athens.

In an effort to enhance the information flow to the investment community and improve investor knowledge of shipping, Capital Link has undertaken a series of initiatives beyond the traditional scope of its investor relations activity through its websites, weekly newsletter, webinars, forums, and Capital Link Maritime Indices.

CONTACT:
Paul Lampoutis
Capital Link, Inc.
Tel. (212) 661-7566
forum@capitallink.com