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Save the date: ECSA F.I.T. lunchtime webinars – Finance, Innovation, Transition

The shipping and financial services stakeholders are meeting online on 08 June, 15 June and 22 June between 12.30 – 13.50 (CEST) to discuss the current opportunities and challenges of ship financing.

ECSA is organising an event to bring together regulators, maritime experts and the financial services stakeholders to discuss the currently ongoing finance initiatives and to find practical and usable solutions for facilitating the European ambitions.

European shipowners cooperate with the shipbuilding sector, ports, equipment manufacturers and the research community, to name just a few. This facilitates innovative and sustainable solutions to drive the whole maritime industry together towards a greener future in key areas such as air emissions, waste management, and the protection of marine life. The European shipping industry embraces these challenges and is committed to taking the global lead for green shipping.
In the times ahead, the European shipping industry is facing both opportunities and challenges. The shipping industry needs sufficiently available and affordable financing to keep its commitment to work towards a sustainable economy. The success of the shipping industry goes hand in hand with the success of the financial services industry. Let it be regulator or market actor, the shipping industry and the financial services industry need to join forces to get one step closer towards the common goal.

The programme of the first webinar – Finance on 08 June 2021 (12.30 – 13.50 CEST) is:

ECSA F.I.T. – welcome speech by Claes Berglund, President of ECSA

Finance session moderated by Christos V. Gortsos, Professor of Public Economic Law at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; President of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute (EBI).

Keynote speech: Rachel Smit, European Commission, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Vălean for Maritime transport summarizing the ongoing regulatory initiatives.

Panel discussion on EU ship financing trends, ongoing regulatory initiatives and on addressing the financing gap.

Rachel Smit, European Commission, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Vălean for Maritime transport

Catrien Scheers, CEO at FastLines;

Denisa Avermaete, Senior Policy Adviser on Sustainable Finance, EBF;

European Commission, DG FISMA (tbc)

Round-up by the moderator

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