7th Biennial

Seventh City of London Biennial Meeting

11-12 November 2013

Venue: International Maritime Organization, Albert Embankment, London
Organised by City University & Cass Business School
Sponsored by Maria Tsakos Foundation

The 7th Biennial was attended by over 700 delegates

Sessions covered Issues within The World Economy, Banking and Finance, Energy (With emphasis on Oil) and Shipping and Environment.

These sessions were chaired by Sir Gavyn Aruthr, Former Lord Mayor of London, Dr Andrew Buxton CMG, Chairman, Testhouse Group, Sir Graham Day ONS, QC, Counsel to the Atlantic Canada Law Firm Stewart McKelvey and Mr Richard Meade, Editor of the Lloyd's List

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Monday 11th November 2013

08:30 - 09:30 Coffee and registration
09:30 - 10:30 Opening session

Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice Chancellor, City University London
Mr Ethimious Mitropoulos
, IMO Secretary General Emeritus
Professor Wayne Talley, Frederick W. Beazley Professor of Economics; Executive Director, Maritime Institute, Old Dominion University
Professor Eddy Van de Voorde, Professor of Port and Maritime Economics, University of Antwerp
Professor Costas Th. Grammenos CBE DSc, LRET Professor in Shipping, Trade and Finance, Founder and Chairman, City of London Biennial Meetings
Guest of Honour:
Lord Howe of Aberavon CH, QC

10:30 - 13:00 Issues within the World Economy

Chairman: Sir Gavyn Arthur, Former Lord Mayor of London


  • Mr George Athanassopoulos, Group Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Foreign Exchange and Precious Metals, UBS AG (MSc STF 1991)
  • The Hon Apurv Bagri, Managing Director, Metdist Ltd
  • Mr Efthymios N. Christodoulou, Former Governor, Bank of Greece
  • Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
  • Professor Igor Filatotchev, Professor of Corporate Governance & Strategy, Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, Cass Business School, City University London


  • Mr Emad Mansour, former CEO, Qatar First Bank (MSc STF 1991)
  • Lord Sterling of Plaistow, House of Lords
13:00 - 14:00 Light buffet
14:00 - 16:30 Banking and Finance

Keynote speaker: Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group

Chairman: Dr Andrew Buxton CMG, Chairman, Testhouse Group


  • Mr Cyrus Ardalan, Vice Chairman, Head of EU and UK Public Policy and Government Relations, Barclays plc
  • Professor Helen Dendrinou-Louri, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Greece
  • Professor John Thornton, Head of Bangor Business School and Professor of Global Finance
  • Professor Stephen Thomas, Professor of Finance, Cass Business School, City University London

Tuesday 12th November 2013

09:00 - 10:00 Coffee and registration
10:00 - 12:45 Energy (with emphasis on Oil & Gas)

Chairman: Sir Graham Day ONS, QC, Counsel to the Atlantic Canada Law Firm Stewart McKelvey


  • Mr Ahmed Buhari, Founder President & CEO, Coal & Oil Co. LLC (MSc STF 1994)
  • Dr Leo Drollas, Director & Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies
  • Mr Nicolai Hansteen, Senior Shipping Analyst, Pareto Securities AS (MSc STF 1995)
  • Mr Tom Intrator, Platform Leader, Energy Transportation and Industrial Platform, Senior Vice President, Cargill International
  • Mr Emad Mansour, former CEO, Qatar First Bank (MSc STF 1991)
  • Mr David Nash, Executive Officer, JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation


  • Professor Michael Tamvakis, Director, MSc Energy Trade and Finance (MSc STF 1988)
  • Dr Nikolas Tsakos, CEO, TEN; VC, INTERTANKO (MSc STF 1985)
12:45 - 13:45 Light buffet
13:45 - 17:30 Shipping and Environment

Chairman: Mr Richard Meade, Editor, Lloyd's List



  • Dr Amir Alizadeh, Reader in Shipping Economics and Finance,(MSc STF 1993)
  • Mr Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link Inc.
  • Professor Nikos Nomikos, Director, MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance (MSc STF 1993)
17:30 Canapé reception - sponsored by TEN in celebration of its 20th anniversary