Biennial series

Since 1999 the Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance has hosted Biennial meetings. Bringing together colleagues from across the world to hear from experts in the sector.

1st City of London Biennial Meeting

7, 8 and 9 December 1999

  • Venue: International Maritime Organization, Albert Embankment, London
  • Organised by the Department of Shipping, Trade and Finance, City University Business School
  • Sponsored by Festival Cruises, Inc.

Before the Millenium: From the City of London

The First City of London Biennial Meeting discussed the role of London as an International Centre for Finance, Communications, Shipping and Insurance.

The conference was opened by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor; with the Governor of the Bank of England. Mr. Eddie George, as its Keynote Speaker.

The event covered three days and attracted an international audience of over five hundred people including diplomats, academics and top level executives as well as students and graduates.

Topics discussed were 'Challenges and Prospects for Banking and Finance, The Shipping Industry, Electronic Commerce, City of London Markets and The Media in the Electronic Age

Key Speakers included The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor and Chancellor of City University, Professor David Rhind, the Vice-Chancellor of City University, The Rt. Hon. and Rt. Revd. Richard Chartres, The Lord Bishop of London, The Rt. Hon. Eddie George, PC, and Governor of Bank of England and Professor Leslie Hannah, Dean of City University Business School.

Sessions were chaired by Professor Lord Griffiths, Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Mr. Christopher Reeves, Senior Advisor for Merrill Lynch, The Rt. Hon, The Lord Howe, PC, QC, Mr. Andrew Buxton, Barclays Bank, Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, Cass Business School.

Agenda

Tuesday 7 December

Welcome from the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor and Chancellor of City University

Introduction from Professor David Rhind, the Vice-Chancellor of City University

Introductory Remarks Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, OBE, Chairman of Meeting

Session 1: Chairman: Professor Lord Griffiths, Vice-Chairman of Goldhan Sachs
  • The Rt. Hon. and Rt. Revd. Richard Chartres, The Lord Bishop of London
  • Keynote Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Eddie George, PC, and Governor of Bank of England
  • Professor Leslie Hannah, Dean of City University Business School, "Opportunism and Speed: The City's Past and Present"
Session 2 : Challenges and Prospects for Banking and Finance"

Chairman: Mr. Christopher Reeves, Senior Advisor for Merrill Lynch

Speakers:

  • Professor Chong Choi, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge
  • Sir John Kemp-Welch, Chairman of London Stock Exchange
  • Dr. Ann Robinson, Director-General of National Association of Pension Funds
  • Mr. Bill Dalton, Director and Chief Executive of HSBC Bank
Wednesday 8 December
Session 3: "Challenges and Prospects for the Shipping Industry"

Chairman: The Rt. Hon, The Lord Howe, PC, QC

Speakers:

  • H.E. Mr. William O'Neill, CM, Secretary-General at IMO
  • Dr. Tim Jones, Deputy, Chairman and Chief Exective of Lloyd's Register
  • Mr. Jim Davis, CBE, Chairman of IMIF
  • Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, City University
  • Mr. F.M.Everard, CBE, Chairman of F.T. Everand & Sons Ltd
  • Dr. Basil Ph. Papachristidis, Chairman of Papachristidis Holdings Ltd
Session 4:

"Challenges and Prospects for Electronic Commerce"

Chairman: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howe

Speakers:

  • Mr. Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman of easyJet
  • Mr. Jim Rose, Chief Executive of QXL
  • Mr. Peter Ford, CBE, Deputy President of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Thursday 9 December
Session 5: "Challenges and Prospects for City of London Markets"

Chairman: Mr. Andrew Buxton, Barclays Bank

Speakers:

  • Ms. Judith Mayhew, CC, Corporation of London
  • Lord Bagri, CBE, Chairman of London Metal Exchange
  • Mr. Brian Williamson, CBE, Chairman of LIFFE
  • Mr. Hugh McCoy, Chairman of The Baltic Exchange
  • Mr. Max Taylor, Chairman of Lloyd's of London
Session 6: "Challenges and Prospects for the Media in the Electronic Age"

Chairman: Professor Costas Th. Grammenos

Speakers:

  • Mr. Peter Job, Chief Executive of Reuters
  • Mr. Bill Emmott, Editor of The Economist
  • Mr. David Gilbertson, Chief Executive of Informa Group
  • Concluding Remarks: Professor CostasTh. Grammenos.

2nd City of London Biennial Meeting

12-13 December 2001

  • Venue: International Maritime Organization, Albert Embankment, London
  • Organised by City University
  • Sponsored by Festival Cruises

Competition and innovation within a global context

The Second Biennial Meeting was attended by over 500 delegates, with session titles including World Economy, Shipping, Markets and International Business. The Keynote Speaker was The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward George, PC, and sessions were chaired by Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, The Lord Currie, the then Dean of City University Business School, The Lord Griffiths, Vice-Chairman, Goldman Sachs International Ltd, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howe, CH, QC, and Alderman Sir Paul Newall, TD, DL.

Agenda

Wednesday 12 December
Opening session
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman Michael Oliver, Chancellor of City University
  • Professor David Rhind, CBE, Vice-Chancellor of City University
  • Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, OBE, Chairman of Meeting
Morning sessions
  • Chairman: Professor Costas Th. Grammenos
  • Speaker: The Rt. Revd. and Rt. Hon. Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London
  • Chairman: The Lord Currie, Dean of City University Business School
  • Keynote Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward George, PC, Governor of Bank England
World Economy

Chairman: The Lord Currie, Dean of City University Business School

Speakers:

  • Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General Designate of World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • Professor Peter A. Davies, Vice President and Chief Economist of BP Plc
  • Mr K. V. Kamath, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI, India
  • Mr T. T. Mboweni, Governor of South Africa Reserve Bank, South Africa

Panellists:

  • Professor Roy Batchelor, City University Business School
  • Professor Geoffrey E. Wood, City University Business School
Shipping

Chairman: Professor Costas Th. Grammenos

Speakers:

  • Mr John A. Angelicoussis, Director of Agelef Shipping Co.
  • Mr Michael Everard, CBE, Chairman of The Baltic International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
  • Mr Westye Hoegh, Chairman of Leif Hoegh & Co., Norway
  • Mr William O'Neil, CM, Secretary General of International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Mr Richard L. Paniguian, President of the Chamber of Shipping; Regional President, Caspian and Middle East, BP plc
Thursday 13 December
Banking and Finance
  • Chairman: The Lord Griffiths, Vice-Chairman, Goldman Sachs International Ltd.

Speakers:

  • Mr Frank Baxter, Chairman of Jefferies Group, Inc., USA
  • Mr Don Cruickshank, Chairman of London Stock Exchange
  • Mr Brian Larcombe, Chief Executive of 3i Group
  • Sir George Mathewson, Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Mr Maurice Thompson, Vice-Chairman of Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, Europe

Panellists:

  • Professor Forrest Capie, City University Business School
  • Professor Shelagh Heffernan, City University Business School
Markets
  • Chairman: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howe, CH, QC

Speakers:

  • The Lord Bagri, Chairman of the London Metal Exchange
  • Ms Gay Huey Evans, Director of The Financial Services Authority
  • Mr Peter Kitching, Chairman of The Baltic Exchange
  • Mr Roy Leighton, Chairman of the Futures and Options Association

Panellist:

  • Professor Gordon Gemmill, City University Business School
  • Professor Chris Hendry, City University Business School
International Business
  • Chairman: Alderman Sir Paul Newall, TD, DL

Speakers:

  • The Hon. Apurv Bagri, Managing Director of Metdist Ltd.
  • Mr Andrew Buxton, President of the Bankers' Association
  • Mr David Gilbertson, Chief Executive of the Informa Group plc.
  • Mr Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman of easyGroup

Panellists:

  • Professor Charles Baden-Fuller, City University Business School
  • Professor Clive Holtham, City University Business School

Concluding Remarks by Prof. Costas Th. Grammenos.

3rd City of London Biennial Meeting

4-5 November 2003

  • Venue: International Maritime Organization, Albert Embankment, London
  • Organised by City University, Cass Business School
  • Sponsored By Festival Cruises

The third biennial meeting was attended by over 600 delegates, covering session titles including International Business, City of London Markets, Far Eastern Economy and Business, and Shipping.

Keynote Speaker was Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, and the event also included the conferment of degree of doctor of science (honoris causa) upon Mr. William O'Neil.

Agenda

Tuesday 4 November
Opening session

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman Gavyn Arthur, CMG
Professor David Rhind, CBE, Vice-Chancellor, City University
Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, OBE, Chairman of Meeting

Keynote speaker

Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General of the World Trade Organization

International business

Chairman: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howe of Aberavon, CG, QC

Speakers:

  • The Lord Currie, Chairman of OFCOM and Dean of Cass Business School
  • Dr. Bill Emmott, Editor of The Economist
  • Dr. Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman of easyGroup (Graduate of The Centre 1989)
City of London Markets

Chairman: The Lord Bagri, CBE, Chairman of Metdist Ltd

Speakers:

  • Mr. Peter Kerr-Dineen, Chairman of The Baltic Exchange
  • Dr. Roy Leighton, Chairman of Futures and Options Association
  • Sir. Bob Reid, Chairman of International Petroleum Exchange
  • Mr. Mark Slaughter, Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs International

Discussant: Professor Gordon Gemmill, Cass Business School

Wednesday 5 November
Keynote speaker

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Sterling, GCVO, CBE, Chairman of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

Far Eastern Economy and Business

Chairman: Alderman Sir Michael Oliver, Corporation of London

Speakers:

  • The Hon. Apurv Bagri, Chairman of Metdist Ltd
  • Mr. Tengku Mahaleel, Chief Executive Offcer of Perusahaan Otomobil, Malaysia
  • Mr. Jim O'Neill, Head of Global Economic Research, Goldman Sachs International

Discussant: Professor Charles Baden-Fuller, Cass Business School

Shipping

Chairman: Professor Costas Th. Grammenos

Speakers:

  • Mr. Axel Aas, Director of Shipping Projects, Fearnley Finans A/S, Norway (Graduate of The Centre 1992)
  • Mrs. Sadan Kaptanoglu, Director of H.I. Kaptanoglu Shipping Group, Turkey (Graduate of The Centre 1996)
  • Mr. Sanjay Mehta, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Essar Shipping Ltd., India (Graduate of The Centre 1993)
  • Ms. Alpa Shah, Senior Vice-President and Head of Distribution at DVB Bank, UK (Graduate of The Centre 1994)
  • Mr. Ole Slorer, Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, USA (Graduate of The Centre 1988)
  • Mr. Nikolas Tsakos, President of Tsakos Energy Navigation, Greece (Graduate of The Centre 1985)
  • Mr. Philip Wake, Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute, UK (Graduate of The Centre 1986)
Conferment of degreeof doctor of science (honoris causa) upon Mr. William O'Neil

Professor David Rhind, Vice-Chancellor of City University, will confer the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) upon Mr William O'Neil, Secretary General of IMO, who will be presented by Professor Costas Th. Grammenos.

Mr William O'Neil will address the assembly.

4th City of London Biennial Meeting

6-7 December 2005

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

The 4th Biennial was attended by over 700 delegates, and included a Keynote Speech by Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi.

Session titles included The World Economy and Business, Financial Markets, Energy and Maritime Business, and were chaired by The Rt. Hon, The Lord Howe of Aberavon, CG, QC, The Lord Bagri, CBE, Chairman of Metdist Ltd, Alderman Sir David Howard Bt, Chairman of Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd, and Alderman Sir Gavyn Arthur.

Agenda

Tuesday 6 December
Welcome

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Alderman David Brewer, CMG
Professor David Rhind, CBE, Vice-Chancellor, City University
Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, OBE, Chairman of Meeting

Opening Session

Opening keynote speaker of the Biennial Meeting:Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General, UNCTAD

World economy and business

Chairman: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howe of Aberavon, CG, QC

Speakers:

  • The Hon. Apurv Bagri, Managing Director of Metdist Ltd
  • Dr. Robert Ting-Jieh Chu, President of Taiwan An Feng Steel Group
  • Mr. Andrew Gowers, former Editor of Financial Times
  • The Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice-Chairman of Goldman Sachs Ltd.
  • Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman of EasyGroup and Graduate of The Centre in 1989
Financial markets

Chairman: The Lord Bagri, CBE, Chairman of Metdist Ltd

Speakers:

  • Professor David Blake, Cass Business School
  • Mr. Wilber Colmerauer, Director of Liability Solutions
  • Mr. Thomas Huertas, Director of Wholesale Firms, and Banking Sector Leader of The Financial Services Authority
  • Professor Harry Kat, Cass Business School
Wednesday 7 December
Energy
  • Chairman: Alderman Sir David Howard, Bt, Chairman of Charles Stanley & Co. Ltd.
  • Setting the Scene: Dr. Faith Birol, Chief Economist of International Energy Agency, OECD
  • Keynote Speaker: HE Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy & Industry at Qatar

Speakers:

  • Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi, Advisor to the Minister of Oil in Iraq
  • Mr. Efthymios N. Christodoulou, Chairman and Chief Executive of Helenic Petroleum
  • Professor Roy Leighton, Chairman of NYMEX Europe Ltd.
  • Mr John Mills, Vice-President of Strategy at Royal Dutch Shell
Maritime business
  • Chairman: Alderman Sir Gavyn Arthur
  • Keynote Speaker: Mr. Efthymios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary General of International Maritime Organization

Speakers:

  • Mr. Jean-Francois Cristau, Chairman of Euromar Shipping Plc.
  • Professor Costas Th. grammenos, OBE, Cass Business School
  • Mr. Thomas Intrator, President of Cargill Ocean Transportation
  • Mr. Nicholas Tsakos, President of Tsakos Energy Navigation and Graduate of The Centre in 1986
  • Mr. Christian von Oldershausen, Managing Director of HCI Hanseatische Schiffsconsult GmbH

5th City of London Biennial Meeting

18-19 November 2008

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

The 5th Biennial was attended by over 700 delegates.

Sessions covered the World Economy, Banking and Finance, Energy and Shipping and were chaired by Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, International Country Advisor, Dr Andrew R.F. Buxton, Director, CapitaLand Ltd, Alderman Sir Michael Savory, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise and Alderman Sir John Stuttard, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Agenda

Tuesday 18 November
Opening session

Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor and President, City University London
Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, Chairman and Founder of the City of London Biennial Meeting

World economy

Chairman: Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, International Country Advisor

Speakers:

  • The Hon. Apurv Bagri, Managing Director, Metdist Group
  • Mr Jim O'Neill, Head of Global Economic Research, Goldman Sachs International
  • Ms Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

Discussant:Professor Geoffrey Wood, Professor of Economics, Cass Business School

Banking and finance

Chairman: Dr Andrew R.F. Buxton, Director, CapitaLand Ltd.

Speakers:

  • Mr Cyrus Ardalan, Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital
  • Mr Efthymios Christodoulou, Chairman, Hellenic Petroleum SA
  • Mr Simon Fraser, President, FIL Investments International
  • Mr Philip Yea, Chief Executive, 3i Group
Wednesday 19 November
Energy

Chairman: Alderman Sir Michael Savory, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise

Speakers:

  • Mr Tom Intrator, Platform Leader Energy, Transportation and Industrial Platform, Senior Vice President, Cargill International
  • Mr Ian Marchant, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish and Southern Energy
  • Mr Kevin Norrish, Director, Commodities Research, Barclays
  • Mr William Rickett, Director General, Energy, Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

Discussant: Professor Michael Tamvakis, Associate Dean, Cass Business School

Shipping

Chairman: Alderman Sir John Stuttard, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Speakers:

  • Mr Mark Long, Head of Global Shipping, HSBC Bank Ltd.
  • Dr Nikos Nomikos, Reader, Cass Business School
  • Mr Craig Stevenson, Chairman, Diamond Shipping
  • Dr Martin Stopford, Managing Director, Research, Publications Division, H. Clarkson & Co. Ltd.
  • Mr Nicholas Tsakos, President, Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.

Discussant: Mr Tom Intrator, Platform Leader Energy, Transportation and Industrial Platform, Senior Vice President, Cargill International

This closing Reception was also in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of TEN

6th City of London Biennial Meeting

8-9 November 2010

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

The 6th Biennial was attended by over 700 delegates.

Sessions covered the World Economy, Banking and Finance, Energy and Shipping and were chaired by Lord Howe of Aberavon CH, QC, Dr Andrew Buxton Chairman, Merchant Bridge Ltd. Director, Development Bank of Singapore Ltd, Sir Graham Day Counsel to the Atlantic Canada Law Firm Stewart McKelvey, and Professor Costas Th Grammenos, CBE.

Agenda

Monday 8 November
Opening Session
  • Professor Sir Paul Curran Vice Chancellor, City University London
  • Mr Richard Gillingwater CBE Dean, Cass Business School, City University London
  • Professor Costas Th Grammenos CBE Chairman and Founder of the City of London Biennial Meeting
World Economy
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi Secretary General UNCTAD
  • Chairman: Lord Howe of Aberavon CH, QC

Speakers:

  • The Hon Apurv Bagri Managing Director, Metdist Ltd.
  • Mr Antonio Garcia Pascual Head of Southern Europe Economics, Barclays Capital
  • Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs
  • Professor Andreas Papandreou National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Ms Vicky Pryce CB Senior Managing Director, Economics, FTI, formerly Chief Economist Department for Business (BIS) and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service
Banking and Finance
  • Keynote Speaker: Sir Win Bischoff Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Chairman: Dr Andrew Buxton Chairman, Merchant Bridge Ltd. Director, Development Bank of Singapore Ltd.

Speakers:

  • Mr Cyrus Ardalan Vice Chairman, Barclays Capital
  • Professor David Blake Professor of Pension Economics, Director of Pensions Institute, Cass business School
  • Mr Efthymios N Christodoulou Chairman, Eurobank EFG
  • Mr Philippe M Costeletos Partner and Co-Head, TPG Capital LLP
Tuesday 9 November
Energy

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

Speakers:

  • Mr Christopher Bowden Chief Executive Officer, Utilyx
  • Mr Jonathan Brearley Director, Energy Strategy and Futures Dept for Energy and Climate Change
  • Mr Jeffrey R. Currie Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs
  • Mr Tom Intrator Platform Leader, Energy Transportation and Industrial Platform, Senior Vice President, Cargill International
  • Dr Leo Drollas Deputy Executive Director & Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies

Discussant: Professor Michael Tamvakis Director, MSc Energy, Trade and Finance Cass Business School

Shipping and Environment
  • Keynote Speaker: Mr E Mitropoulos Secretary General, International Maritime Organisation
  • Chairman: Professor Costas Th Grammenos CBE

Speakers:

  • Mr Ralf Bedranowsky Global Co-Head of Deutsche Shipping
  • Mr David Martin CSL Group, Owner and Chairman, Corporate Environmental Sustainability Committee
  • Professor Mohan Sodhi Director, MSc Supply Chain, Trade & Finance, Cass Business School
  • Dr Martin Stopford Managing Director of Clarkson Research Services Ltd and Executive Director of Clarksons plc
  • Professor Wayne Talley, Frederick W. Beazley Professor of Economic, Editor-in-Chief, Old Dominion University
  • Professor Eddy Van de Voorde Professor of Port and Maritime Economics, University of Antwerp

Discussants:

  • Mr Tom Intrator Platform Leader, Energy Transportation Platform, Senior Vice President, Cargill  International
  • Professor Nikos Nomikos Director, MSc Shipping, Trade & Finance Cass Business School
  • Mr Nicholas Tsakos President, Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) Ltd.

7th 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

View photographs of the Biennial event

Agenda

Monday 11th November 2013
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
Issues within the World Economy

Chairman: Sir Gavyn Arthur, Former Lord Mayor of London

Speakers:

  • 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

Discussants:

  • Mr Emad Mansour, former CEO, Qatar First Bank (MSc STF 1991)
  • Lord Sterling of Plaistow, House of Lords
Banking and Finance
  • Keynote speaker: Sir Win Bischoff, Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Chairman: Dr Andrew Buxton CMG, Chairman, Testhouse Group

Speakers:

  • 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
Energy (with emphasis on Oil & Gas)

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

Speakers:

  • 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

Discussants:

  • Professor Michael Tamvakis, Director, MSc Energy Trade and Finance (MSc STF 1988)
  • Dr Nikolas Tsakos, CEO, TEN; VC, INTERTANKO (MSc STF 1985)
Shipping and Environment

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

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • 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

8th City of London Biennial Meeting

17-18 November 2016

  • Venue: International Maritime Organisation, Albert Embankment, London
  • Organised by Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Sponsored by Maria Tsakos Foundation

The 8th City of London Biennial Meeting was a very successful event and attended by over 800 delegates worldwide over the two days.

Sessions covered issues within The World Economy, Banking and Finance, Energy, The Shipping Markets, Dry Market, Tanker Market, Shipping Finance I (Banks & Export Credit Agencies), Shipping Finance II (Capital Markets & Private Equity) and Innovation.

These sessions were chaired by Sir Winfried Bischoff,  Sir Graham Day,  Dr Nicholas P. Tsakos,  Mr Thanassis Martinos,  Mr Alastair Marsh,  Dr. Anthony S. Papadimitriou,  Mr Michael Parker,  Professor Costas Th. Grammenos CBE DSc and Professor Charles Baden-Fuller.

Take a look at photos of the Biennial event.

Speakers and Presentations (A-Z)

*Highlighted names have presentations attached

  • Professor Sir Paul Curran, President, City, University of London
  • Mr Efthymios E Mitropoulos KCMG, Maria Tsakos Foundation secretary - General Emeritus, Chairman, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  • The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP, Minister of State - Shipping and Ports, Department of Transport
  • Mr Axel M Aas (Grad 1992), Clarksons Platou Project Finance AS, Managing Director - Founding Partner
  • Professor Amir Alizadeh (Grad 1993), Cass Business School, City, University of London, Professor of Shipping Economics and Finance
  • Mr Kristian Andersson (Grad 1992) SEB Ukraine Chief Executive Officer
  • Professor Costas AndriopoulosCass Business School, City, University of London, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship
  • Mr Cyrus Ardalan, OakNorth Bank, Chairman
  • Professor Charles Baden-Fuller (CHAIR), Cass Business School, City, University of London, Centenary Professor of Strategy
  • Mr Hugh Baker (Grad 1991), Scorpio Bulkers, Inc., Chief Financial Officer
  • The Hon Apurv Bagri, Metdist Group, President and Chief Executive Office
    Cass Business School, City, University of London, Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance
  • Mr Arjun Batra (Grad 1987), Drewry Shipping Consultant Ltd, Group Managing Director
  • Miss Stavroula Betsakou (Grad 2007), Howe Robinson Partners, Head of Tanker Research
  • Sir Winfried Bischoff (CHAIR), Financial Reporting Council, Chairman
  • Mr Nicolas Bornozis, Capital Link Inc.,President
  • Mr Laurent Bozzoni (Grad 1998), Socatra Group, Managing Director
  • Mr Nicolaus Bunnemann (Grad 2005), Atlantic Lloyd GmbH & Co. KG, Managing Director
  • Mr Claudio Chiste (Grad 2005), Investec Bank, Specialised Lending, ICIB
  • Mr Efthymios N Christodoulou, Bank of Greece, Former Governor
  • Mr Lorenzo d'Amico (Grad 2011), d'Amico Societa di Navigazione, Deputy - Operations Manager
  • Sir Graham Day (CHAIR), Stewart McKelvey, Counsel
  • Mr Hakki Deval (Grad 2001), Deval Shipping, Managing Director
  • Mr John Dragnis (Grad 1999), Goldenport Holdings Inc., Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Michael Fostiropoulos (Grad 2000), ALMI Tankers SA, Director
  • Professor Costas ThGrammenos CBE DSc, Cass Business School, City, University of London LRF Professor in Shipping, Trade and Finance, Founding Chairman, City of London Biennial Meetings
  • Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Goldman Sachs International Ltd.
    Cass Business School, City, University of London
    Vice Chairman, Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance
  • Mr Tarun Gulati (Grad 2002), DVB Bank SE, Senior Vice President, Research & Strategic Planning
  • Mr Nicholas Hadjiyiannis (Grad 1994), Central Cooperative Central Bank of Cyprus, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Nicolai Hansteen (Grad 1995), Lorentzen & Stemoco, Head of Corp Development
  • Mr Erik Helberg (Grad 2000), Clarksons Platou Securities, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Philippos KassimatisMaven Global, Managing Director, Co-Founder
  • Mr Geir Atle Lerkerod (Grad 1991), Nordea Bank Norge ASA Senior Vice President, Shipping Offshore and Oil Services
  • Professor Helen Louri - Dendrinou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Head of Department of Economics
  • Mr Asaf Malamud (Grad 2013), Portline Holdings Maritime Corporation, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Alastair Marsh (CHAIR), Lloyd's Register Group, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Thanassis Martinos (CHAIR), Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd., Managing Director
  • Mr Irakli Menabde (Grad 2004), Georgian Co-Investment Fund, Managing Director of Energy and Infrastructure
  • Mr Adip Mittal (Grad 2009), Mercator International Pte Ltd., Director
  • Professor Nikos Nomikos (Grad 1993), Cass Business School, City, University of London, Professor of Shipping Risk Management; Director MSc in Shipping; Trade & Finance
  • Mr Nicolaus Oldendorff (Grad 2008), Redereei Nord GmbH, Managing Director
  • Mr Christian Oldendorff (Grad 2007), Redereei Nord GmbH, Shipowner
  • Dr Anthony Papadimitriou (CHAIR), Onassis Foundation, President
  • Dr Nikos C Papapostolou (Grad 2000), Cass Business School, City, University of London, Senior Lecturer in Shipping Finance; Co-Director, MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance
  • Mr Michael A JParker (CHAIR), Citigroup Global Industry, Head Shipping, Offshore and Logistics
  • Mr HuwPillGoldman Sachs International, Chief European Economist
  • Dr Panos Pouliasis (Grad 2004), Cass Business School, City, University of London, Senior Lecturer in Energy / Commodities and Finance
  • Professor Vicky Pryce, Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), Board Member
  • Mr Alex Ryland (Grad 1998), DNB Bank ASA, London Branch, Senior Vice President, Shipping Offshore and Logistics
  • Mr Joshua Shapiro (Grad 2008), Liberty Maritime Corporation, Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr Bron Sharman (Grad 1991), RCMA Asset Management, Portfolio Manager
  • Mr Ole Slorer (Grad 1988), Morgan Stanley, ResearchManaging Director
  • Mr Dimitrios Sofianopoulos (Grad 1989), Norton Rose Fulbright, Partner / Head of Greece and Head of Monaco
  • Mr RaySoudah, Millenium Associates AG, Chairman and Founding Partner
  • Lord Sterling of Plaistow, House of Lords
  • Professor Martin Stopford, Clarkson Research, Non-Executive President
    Cass Business School, City, University of London, Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance
    Day 1 Presentation
    Day 2 Presentation
  • Professor Wayne TalleyOld Dominion University, USA, Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management
    Cass Business School, City, University of London, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance
  • Professor Michael Tamvakis (Grad 1988), Cass Business School, City, University of London, Professor of Commodity Economics and Finance; Director, MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance
  • Mr Christoph Toepfer (Grad 1997), Borealis Maritime Ltd., Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Nicholas Trimmatis (Grad 1998), Concept Business, GroupChairman
  • Dr Nikolas Tsakos (CHAIR) (Grad 1985), Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN), Chief Executive Officer
    INTERTANKO, Chairman
  • Mr Harry Vafias, Stealthgas Inc., Founder & CEO
  • Professor Eddyvan de Voorde, University of Antwerp, Professor of Port and Maritime Economics
    Cass Business School, City, University of London, Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade & Finance
  • Mr Barry Wingate (Grad 1998), HSBC Bank Plc., Director, Natural Resources Group
  • Mr Tomer Zaharovich (Grad 2003), Sunstone Compliance Strategy Group, Co-Founder and Managing Partner.

The 35th Anniversary of the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance combined with The 9th City of London Biennial Meeting

This World is Changing

6th - 8th Nov 2019 - by invitation only

The Biennial Meeting, which provides a platform for dialogue between leading figures from the City of London and other capital cities, has become the major event of its kind in the calendar of the City of London.

The event is sponsored by the Maria Tsakos Foundation and as it is non-commercial, no fee is charged for attendance which is by invitation only. The delegates (numbering around 1000 over the three days) from the UK and overseas include policy makers, diplomats, leading businessmen, senior academics, of whom a large number of them are our graduates.

Among the subjects to be discussed over the three days include: World Economy; Banking and Finance; Energy and Commodities, Environment and Regulations; Shipping and Shipping Finance; Technology and Innovation and Trade. This year the speakers and chairmen are, as always, leading international personalities in their own sector. On this occasion we are also delighted to include our graduates who have distinguished themselves internationally; we are proud of them, as we are of all the graduates of the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance.

Programmes

Video of the Morning Session of Wednesday 6th November is now available.

To view available presentations, please click on the speaker's name

Speakers

  • Mr Axel M Aas, Joint Managing Director, Shipping and Offshore, Clarksons Platou Project Finance AS (MSc STF 1992)2
  • Professor Amir Alizadeh, Professor of Shipping Economics and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (MSc STF 1993)2
  • Mr Kristian AnderssonChief Executive Officer, SEB Ukraine (MSc STF 1992)2
  • Professor Costas Andriopoulos, Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Professor Kostas Andriosopoulos, Professor, Finance and Energy Economics, ESCP Europe Business School; Vice Chairman, Hellenic Public Gas Company | DEPA (PhD 2006)2
  • Professor Dinos Arcoumanis, Former Ambassador of Greece for Energy Policy
  • Dr Chris Asoluka, Former Chairman, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (Nigeria); Executive Vice Chairman / CEO, Nipal Consulting Network, Abuja (MSc STF 1990)2
  • Professor Charles Baden-Fuller, Centenary Professor of Strategy, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Mr Taimuraz F Badtiev, Head of LNG Supply & Trading, EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (MSc ETF 2004)2
  • The Hon Apurv Bagri, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metdist Group
  • Mr Hugh Baker, Chief Financial Officer, Scorpio Bulkers Inc (MSc STF 1991)2
  • Mr Tyler Baron, CEO, Minerva Bunkering
  • Mr Arjun Batra, Group Managing Director, Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd (MSc STF 1987)2
  • Mr Niklas Bedranowsky, Vice President / Head of Greece, Berenberg Bank (MSc STF 2012)2
  • Mr Ralf Bedranowsky, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, DVB Bank SE
  • Mr Nicolas Bornozis, President, Capital Link, Inc.
  • Mr Laurent Bozzoni, Managing Director, Socatra Group (MSc STF 1998)2
  • Mr Nicolaus Bunnemann, Managing Director, Atlantic Lloyd GmbH & Co KG (MSc STF 2005)2
  • Dr Andrew R F Buxton CMG, Chairman, Testhouse Group
  • Mr Efthimios N Christodoulou, Former Governor, Central Bank of Greece
  • Ms Christina Costaridi - Crosby, Managing Partner, Astir Capital Advisors (MSc STF 1988)2
  • Professor Sir Paul Curran, President, City, University of London
  • Mr Jeffrey R Currie, Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs
  • Mr Hakki Deval, Managing Director - CEO, Deval Shipping Group (MSc STF 2001)2
  • Mr Iakovos E Diamantopoulos, Director, Halkidon Shipping Corporation (MSc STF 2001)2
  • Mr Thor Ole Fardal, Senior Vice President, GIEK (MSc STF 1997)2
  • Mr Michael Fostiropoulos, Director, Almi Tankers SA (MSc STF 2000)2
  • Mr Peder Garmefelt, Head of Shipping Finance, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB London) (MSc STF 2000)2
  • Mrs Houda Ghandour, Shipowner, Hermes Marine (MSc STF 2004)2
  • Dr Daniel Giamouridis, Managing Director - Global Head of Scientific Implementation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (MSc STF 1997)2
  • Mr Richard Gillingwater CBE, Chairman, Janus Henderson Group Plc
  • Professor Costas Th Grammenos CBE DSc, Chairman of the Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Professor Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, Board Member, Goldman Sachs International; Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Mr Tarun GulatiChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, eShipfinance.com (MSc STF 2002)2
  • Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Founder and Chairman, easyGroup; Founder, easyJet; Founder and President, Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (MSc STF 1987)2
  • Mr Marius Halvorsen, Chief Executive Officer, Fearnleys Securities AS (MSc STF 2004)2
  • Mr Nicolai Hansteen, Chief Shipping Analyst, Lorentzen & Stemoco (MSc STF 1995)2
  • Mr Erik HelbergChief Executive Officer, Clarksons Platou Securities (MSc STF 2000)2
  • Ms Kristin H Holth, Global Head of Ocean Industries, DNB
  • Mr Tianbing Huang, Deputy Director of Marine Environment Division, IMO
  • Dr Sadan Kaptanoglu, Chief Executive Officer, Kaptanoglu Shipping; President, BIMCO (MSc STF 1996)2
  • Dr Kostas Karamanlis, Former Prime Minister of Greece, Member of Parliament
  • Mr Peter G Livanos, Chairman, GasLog
  • Professor Helen Louri-Dendrinou, Head of the Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Mr Asaf Malamud, Chief Executive Officer, Port Dragon Bulk Inc (MSc STF 2013)2
  • Mr Emad Mansour, Chief Executive Officer, Audacia Capital (MSc STF 1991)2
  • Mr Ioannis Martinos, Chief Executive Officer, Signal Maritime
  • Mr Thanassis J Martinos, Managing Director, Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd
  • Mr Sanjay K Mehta, Founder Chairman, S ONE Capital (MSc STF 1993)2
  • Sir Efthimios Mitropoulos, Secretary General Emeritus IMO; Chairman, Maria Tsakos Foundation
  • Lord Mountevans, Chairman, Maritime London
  • Dr Ioannis C Moutzouris, Visiting Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher, Cass Business School, City, University of London (MSc STF 2012)2
  • Mr Alexey Nemkov, Team Leader, Crude Oil Trading, Shell Trading Russia B.V. (MSc ETF 2004)2
  • Professor Nikos Nomikos, Professor of Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (MSc STF 1993)2
  • Mr Nazeem M Noordali, Chief Operating Officer, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), Member of the IDB (MSc STF 1988)2
  • Mr Christian Oldendorff, Shipowner, Reederei Nord GmbH (MSc STF 2007)2
  • Mr Nikolaus Oldendorff, Managing Director, Reederei Nord GmbH (MSc STF 2008)2
  • Mr Peter Oppenheimer, Chief Global Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs
  • Mr Maximilian Otto, Managing Partner, Oceanis GmbH (MSc STF 2015)2
  • Dr Anthony S Papadimitriou, President, Onassis Foundation
  • Dr Nikos C Papapostolou, Senior Lecturer in Shipping Finance, Associate Director, The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (MSc STF 2000)2
  • Mr Andrew W Pickering, CEO, Avenir LNG
  • Mr George Politis, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Securities SA; Visiting Lecturer, Fintech in Shipping, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (MSc STF 1996)2
  • Dr Panos K Pouliasis, Senior Lecturer (Energy & Finance), Course Director MSc Energy, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (MSc ETF 2004)2
  • Mr George Procopiou, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dynagas Ltd
  • Ms Ioanna G Procopiou, Chief Executive Officer, Sea Traders SA (MSc STF 2000)2
  • Ms Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)
  • Mr Alfonso Puga, SVP, Marketing, NextDecade
  • Mr Philipp ReithManaging Director, Orion Reederei GmbH & Co KG (MSc STF 2001)2
  • Mr Alex Ryland, Head of Ocean Industries, CEMEA, DNB Bank ASA (MSc STF 1998)2
  • Dr Anil Sharma, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GMS
  • Mr Bron Sharman, Chief Investment Officer, Sarkis Global Oil Strategy (MSc STF 1991)2
  • Mr Ole Slorer, Managing Director, BTIG (MSc STF 1988)2
  • Mr Dimitri Sofianopoulos, Partner, Head of Greece and Monaco, Norton Rose Fulbright Greece (MSc STF 1989)2
  • Lord Sterling of Plaistow, Member, House of Lords
  • Professor Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President, Clarkson Research; Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Professor Siri Pettersen Strandenes, Professor Emerita, Norwegian School of Economics; Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Professor Wayne K Talley, Professor of Maritime and Supply Chain Management, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute and Eminent Scholar, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University; Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Professor Michael N Tamvakis, Professor of Commodity Economics and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (MSc STF 1988)2
  • Professor Helen A Thanopoulou, Professor, University of the Aegean; Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Mr Thomas Thorkildsen, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Höegh LNG (MSc STF 2002)2
  • Mr Andreas Tiniakos, Investment Manager, Maas Capital Investments - ABN Amro (MSc STF 2006)2
  • Mr Christoph Toepfer, Chief Executive Officer, Borealis Maritime Ltd (MSc STF 1997)2
  • Dr Nikolas P Tsakos, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tsakos Energy Navigation; Chairman, INTERTANKO (2014-2018) (MSc STF 1985)2
  • Mr Stamatios N Tsantanis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp (MSc STF 1997)2
  • Ms Marina Tzoutzouraki, CFO and Co-Founder, eShipfinance.com (MSc STF 1986)2
  • Professor Paolo Volpin, Interim Dean, Professor of Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Professor Eddy Van de Voorde, Professor of Port and Maritime Economics, University of Antwerp; Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Mr Andrew Walker, VP Strategy, Cheniere
  • Mr Barry WingateManaging Director, SquareBook.co.uk (MSc STF 1998)2
  • Mr Tomer Zaharovich, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Sunstone Compliance Strategy Group (MSc STF 2003)2
  • Professor Mohsen Ziya, Founder and Managing Director, Neptune Energy Trading LLC; Honorary Visiting Professor, Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London
  • Ms Urvashi Zutshi, Former Managing Director, ABN Amro (MSc STF 1995)2

1 All speakers are listed in alphabetical order
2 Year of INTAKE