About Singapore MFC

It is exciting times for the maritime and financial markets. This event aims to provide you an update on developments in Maritime Singapore. It also aims to give financial decision makers an insight into financing options available to listed and private shipping companies in the city-state.

Join us and hear more about Singapore, a leading maritime and financial centre which is home to:

  • over 130 international shipping groups
  • more than 40 banks actively lending to the maritime sector
  • more than 150 local and foreign banks/institutions and representative offices
  • more than 4,500 vessels are registered under its national registry

Singapore is also home to the Singapore Exchange (SGX), one of the world’s leading stock exchanges with 62 maritime listings worth approximately USD33 billion, including 14 shipyards, 12 shipping companies, 3 shipping-related business trusts, and 33 offshore services companies. Since 2013, SGX listed maritime companies raised over USD13 billion from both debt and equity capital markets in form of bonds, IPOs, equity placement and rights issuances.

Speakers

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Dimitris Belbas

Managing Director
Seafin Pte Ltd

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Dimitris holds a BSc & MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Athens’ Polytechnic (NTUA – ΕΜΠ) and an MBA from INSEAD.

Dimitris started his career as a Logistics Manager and joined Lamda Shipyards as its Deputy Commercial and Technical Director.

He joined the Eurofin Group in Singapore in 2008 and as Seafin’s Managing Director has successfully expanded the group’s shipping finance activities across Asia Pacific focusing on Structured Shipping Finance projects, Vessel & Fleet Credit Facilities, Advisory services on joint ventures and Fund Management for investments in shipping.

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Bernice Yeoh

Director, International Maritime Centre Division
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

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Bernice Yeoh is currently the Director of the International Maritime Centre (IMC) Division at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). IMC Division is the business promotion arm of MPA, supporting the growth and development of the Singapore Maritime Cluster. The division also administers a range of assistance programmes, including the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF), to help maritime enterprises by supporting their manpower and business development efforts and their drive for productivity improvements.

About MPA
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests.

MPA is the driving force behind Singapore’s port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative.

MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

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Simon Lim

SVP and Head of Listings, South East Asia and Sectors
Singapore Exchange

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Simon Lim is Senior Vice President and Head of Listings, South East Asia and Sectors, at Singapore Exchange (SGX). Simon leads the coverage of South East Asia, Australia, Japan, Korea and Sectors, and originates companies to list on the SGX.

Simon is a Full Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and held a past directorship in System Access Limited. Simon is serving on SPRING Singapore’s Money Policy Advisory Committee, which reviews the financing initiatives for SMEs.

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Mick Aw

Senior Partner & Head Corporate Finance and Restructuring
Moore Stephens LLP Singapore

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Mick has some 30 years of professional accountancy experience having worked in large international accounting and consultancy firms in Australia and Singapore. His experiences in M&A, IPO, RTO and corporate restructuring involved assignments for various groups over a cross section of diverse industries.

In addition, he has been involved in investment and private equity transactions working in conjunction with various groups. His special sector specialisation is in hotels and shipping.In 1989, he joined Moore Stephens LLP as Senior Partner, specialising in corporate finance and restructuring.

Mick was previously the Vice President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (now known as the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) and Chairman of Accounting Standards.

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Peng Huat Lim

Director & Head Taxation Services and Accounting Solutions
Complete Corporate Services Pte Ltd

Senior Consultant Moore Stephens LLP Singapore

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More than 30 years of experience, gained in the United Kingdom and public accounting practices in Singapore
Was previously with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, involved in reviewing of business transactions and tax investigation assignments
Provided direct and indirect taxation advice to public companies and large private corporations on a range of issues
Participated in dialogue sessions held by the Ministry of Finance
Special interest is in shipping and is regularly in contact with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to discuss shipping tax issues

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Anthony Zolotas

CEO
Eurofin Group

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Anthony has studied MSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and MSc in Shipping and Shipbuilding Management from M.I.T.
After finishing his studies, Anthony worked for a while as a superintendent engineer for two shipping companies based in Piraeus.

In 1977 he moved to London and held executive positions with a number of International Banks specializing in Shipping and Corporate Finance, before establishing Eurofin in 1984.

At Eurofin, Anthony used his technical and financial background to build one of the largest and most successful financial advisory groups specializing in shipping and active in Southern Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and the Far East.

The venue

Golden Room

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

2/12/15 - 9:30am

Event’s Program

  • The Leading IMFC
  • Economical and Geopolitical Considerations
  • Ship Financing and Banks in Asia
  • Diversity of Maritime Singapore
  • Growth opportunities in Maritime Singapore
  • Developing the manpower capabilities for your Singapore operations
  • The most International Exchange
  • Choice Listing Venue for Debt Securities in Asia
  • Continuous Fund Raising Opportunities for Maritime and Offshore Services Sector
  • Doing business in Singapore and organizational options
  • Requirements of incorporated companies
  • SGX listing requirements (Mainboard and Catalist)
  • IPO process and timeline
  • IPO vis-à-vis RTO
  • Continuing obligations
  • Singapore’s Taxation Regime
  • Maritime Tax Incentives for Shipowners & Operators
  • Possible Structures for Shipping Companies to Consider
  • An efficient way to minimize set-up time and costs in Singapore
    Panel discussion moderated by Anthony Zolotas with
  • Bernice Yeoh, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Simon Lim, Singapore Exchange
  • Mick Aw, Moore Stephens LLP Singapore
  • Peng Huat Lim, Complete Corporate Services Pte Ltd
    A light lunch and refreshments will be served at the Athenian Hall

Sponsored by

Moore Stephens LLPMoore Singapore

Stephens LLP has been established in Singapore for more than 25 years. Since then, the company has grown, together with its associate firms, to a leading accounting and consulting association with 16 partners and directors; and some 200 employees.The company is a member firm of Moore Stephens International Limited, which is regarded as one of the world’s leading accounting and consulting association with 667 offices in 105 countries and more than 27,000 partners and professionals with billing in excess of US$2.6 billion per annum.

Moore Stephens LLP Singapore provide its services to a diverse range of clients, from large corporations, listed companies to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across a broad array of industry sectors. At Moore Stephens LLP Singapore, the goal is to look beyond numbers and compliance issues, to provide the clients with practical advice to resolve problems and help them achieve their business goals.

For any further information / clarification, please contact:

Athens

Yiota Marouli
11, Neofytou Douka Str.
106 74 Athens Greece
tel: +30 210 3623334
e-mail: y.marouli@eurofingroup.com

Singapore

Dimitris Belbas
8 Cross Street, #28-00,
PWC Building, Singapore 048424
tel: +65 6850 7801
e-mail: dimitris@seafin.com.sg

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