2nd Maritime Leaders Speaker Series & 4th NetworkONE

 

On 11 Sep 2008, the 2nd Maritime Leaders Speaker Series was held at the NTUC Centre Auditorium at One Marina Boulevard. With Shipping Finance as the central theme for the evening, four speakers were invited to provide participants with a better understanding of shipping finance and its importance in the maritime industry.

 

While Mr Lim How Teck (Chairman, Redwood International) gave an overview of the maritime industry, Mr Erik Borgen (Regional Director - DnB NOR Bank) began the shipping finance talks by introducing its role in growing the maritime industry globally. Mr Lee Keng Mun (Managing Director, Transport & Logistics - DBS Bank) delved deeper into the topic by outlining the different sources of shipping finance, while Mr Alvin Cheng (CEO - PST Management) focused on the unique financing option that is shipping trust.

 

After an insightful question and answer session, the speakers, company representatives and participants continued on to the NetworkONE Reception where participants were able to find out more about shipping finance and the careers available in the maritime industry.

 

The Maritime Leaders Speaker Series and NetworkONE Receptions are organised as a part of the MaritimeONE initiative by the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) in collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA).

 

 

Students collecting brochures from various maritime companies before the start of the talks

Mr Lim How Teck provides an overview of the maritime industry

Mr Erik Borgen introduces the global shipping finance market

Mr Alvin Cheng provides insight into shipping trusts, an alternative shipping finance instrument

Mr Alvin Cheng provides insight into shipping trusts, an alternative shipping finance instrument

Panel of speakers taking questions in the post-talk Q&A session

Mr Erik Borgen interacting with students at the NetworkONE Reception

Mr Alvin Cheng sharing his experience in the maritime industry

Mr Lee Keng Mun providing insight into the maritime industry and its shipping finance sector