NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 -- Capital Link held its 7th Annual Invest in International Shipping Forum in New York City Thursday, March 21, 2013, and with record attendance, the Forum was a resounding success. The Forum, organized in cooperation with NYSE Euronext and NASDAQ OMX, attracted a record of 975+ influential C-level executives, institutional investors and analysts, bankers, financial advisors, financial media, and other qualified investors, to come together to discuss, debate and exchange information on critical maritime industry topics.
Nicolas Bornozis, President of Capital Link, remarked, "Shipping is a cyclical and volatile business -- but it is a business that ultimately endures the test of time and it has been, is, and will continue to be a critical link in the global economy and trade. Today's market conditions put to the test the whole shipping industry -- owners, charterers, financiers and the multitude of service providers. Currently, shipping is at a crossroads of sorts; however one can't count out shipping over the long term, as history has shown throughout the many cycles the shipping industry has endured, weak markets can generate attractive opportunities for well selected, well timed and well-priced asset acquisitions.
"The real challenge today is not whether opportunities will surface -- they always do surface during weak markets. The real challenge is who can take advantage of these opportunities given the new landscape in the world of finance and capital markets. Strong liquidity and access to financing are critical success factors in this pursuit, especially as bank financing has become less available and more costly and capital markets have not been particularly friendly to shipping.
"Today, Capital Link works with the majority of shipping companies listed on U.S. Exchanges, as well as with those listed in London and Milan. This enables us to be in the midst of activity by listed shipping companies, investors, analysts and media, all of which recognize Capital Link as the 'go-to' place when it comes to the shipping industry. It translates into unique information flow, know-how, and insight when it comes to shipping and investors. With our forums, webinars, newsletters, industry websites, and stock market indices, Capital Link has built marketing platforms that are effective, and raise awareness about shipping to a wider and ever expanding investor audience."
All conference materials (presentations, panel and audio files) are available on Capital Link's website, at:
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING CAPITAL LINK SHIPPING FORUMS
•19 September - 5th Annual Global Derivatives on Energy, Commodities and Freight, NEW YORK •26 September - 6th Annual International Shipping & Marine Services Forum, LONDON •24 October - 3rd Annual Sustainability (CSR) in Shipping & Offshore Sectors, LONDON
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