OceanFinance attended on Monday, 12th of October, the 4th Mare Forum in its return to the beautiful island of Cyprus. Politicians, executives from the oil, gas, shipping and maritime industries, trading and brokerage companies; key investors in shipping, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs; classification societies, financial institutions, regulators and the media gathered again and exchanged views, visions and valuable information making this forum a prestigious and meaningful event. The 4th Mare Forum Cyprus 2015 conference focused on the ongoing developments in the oil and gas market from the Eastern Mediterranean sea to Europe and the World, concentrating at the regional situation. Also the Cypriot position as a shipping and energy hub in the Mediterranean, Europe and the World as extensively discussed.
Main conference topics were:
- World and Regional Geopolitics, the world economy and the Cyprus’s financial and economic outlook,
- demand and supply of Oil and Gas, perspectives on Shale gas business, energy alternatives, and energy prices.
- Exploration and Production – Mediterranean Ultra Deep-Water Oil and Gas -Geopolitical Challenges and exploration and production, Status and new blocks, Pipelines vs. shipping, investment possibilities in the region, Risks and rewards, technical challenges for offshore and onshore gas terminals, and more.
- Maritime Transportation of Energy: Ships: oil, LPG-LNG-CNG market outlook, sustainability, finance and investments, prevention, risks, new ships, new fuels, and innovations.
Dr. Panayotis Zacharioudakis represented OF participating in the panel discussion over “The world economy and the Cyprus’s financial and economic outlook, demand and supply of Oil and Gas, energy alternatives, and energy prices”