Tradewinds’ Fifth Oslo Shipping Forum, scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, gathers industry leaders to focus on Norwegian shipping and the new financial landscape.
‘In an uncertain market characterized by falling freight rates, tonnage oversupply and fierce competition, the Norwegian shipping industry faces significant challenges. The Fifth Oslo Shipping Forum, organised by Nor-Shipping 2009 Conference Partner Tradewinds, has assembled leading industry voices to focus on how the Norwegian shipping industry can succeed in the current tumultuous markets. Organised into four sessions, presentations at the day-long event will focus on a board range of topics, including profiles of companies which have found success, the pros and cons of industry consolidation, the industry’s relationship to the Norwegian government and what legacy the current generation of shipowners will leave behind. While issues related to the global financial crisis will be the primary focus, the event will also feature presentations highlighting the evolving political, environmental and competitive issues likely to be impacted by the new market reality.