Asia Shipping Media Pte Ltd

Maritime CEO Forum set for March 15 in Singapore

Press Release   •   Jan 14, 2016 13:46 +08

Today marks the official launch of the Maritime CEO Forum. To be held at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore on March 15, the event will bring together some of the biggest names in shipowning and shipmanagement for what the organisers – the parent of this site – describe as ‘the ultimate anti-shipping conference’.

While many event organisers claim to bring together big names for their shows the Maritime CEO Forum can legitimately describe its get together as a who’s who of world shipping featuring two of the world’s largest shipmanagers and a host of the best known names in shipowning with more to confirm soon.

The half-day event is split into four sessions looking at dry bulk, tankers, vessel efficiency as well as HR and crewing issues.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Bjørn Højgaard, CEO, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
  • James Marshall, CEO, Berge Bulk
  • Martin Cresswell, Fleet Director, The China Navigation Company
  • Mark Charman, CEO, Faststream Recruitment
  • Sam Chambers, Editor, Maritime CEO
  • Nick Fisher, CEO, Masterbulk
  • Michael Nagler, Head of Chartering, Noble Group
  • Pankaj Khanna, CEO, Pioneer Marine
  • Warwick Norman, CEO, RightShip
  • Clive Richardson, CEO, V.Group
  • Tim Huxley, CEO, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings

Commented Maritime CEO editor, Sam Chambers: “The idea with the forum is building on our series of lunches and breakfasts over the past four years. We aim to make any event we put on as informal, interactive and interesting as possible. The industry is rightly fed up with the staid nature of conferences these days. We promise no set speeches, no power points – just pure insight and wisdom from the top names in the industry.”

Booked sponsors for this unique shipowner gathering include Anglo-Eastern Univan Group, RightShip, Rustibus, Transas, Unimarine Lubricants, Veritas Petroleum Services and V.Ships.

After the event, drinks will take place at the Post Bar, the Fullerton’s great watering hole.

The Maritime CEO Forum is an annual event which will move around the world. 2017’s destination will be announced shortly.

For more details, contact Grant Rowles on tel. +65 9186 2486, email: or visit:

About Asia Shipping Media

Founded in 2012 by shipping media veterans Grant Rowles and Sam Chambers ASM is now the parent of a host of media brands.

ASM’s flagship global title, Maritime CEO, interviews a top name in shipping every single day, the best of which feature in a quarterly glossy magazine that is sent to the top 3,000 shipowners across the world. SinoShip, meanwhile, is the hub for all things China maritime with 12 correspondents in six cities across Greater China.

Asia Shipping Media has some of the fastest growing accounts of any maritime publisher in the world of social media with a combined reach of over 120,000. Every day, hundreds of links, discussions, polls and comments are posted onto our various social media offerings ensuring ASM’s position as a cutting edge, 21st century publisher.