Capital Link Forum



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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010 11:00 AM EDT

(4:00 PM LONDON) (5:00 PM PARIS) (6:00 PM ATHENS)



Panel Structure

The focus of the discussion (and the Q&A) will be only on sector trends and fundamentals, and not on company specifics or company recommendations. The discussion will cover Global Trends, Developments, and Outlook in Oil & Gas.

Indicative List of Topics

  • Latest Developments in the Oil and Gas Market
  • The Refining / Oil Products Market
  • Impact on the Oil Services Market
  • Supply/Demand
  • Trends in Financing
  • Impact on the Tanker Market
Featured Panelists:

Moderated by: Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link

Mr. Harris Antoniou, CEO of Energy, Commodities & Transportation - Fortis Bank Nederland
Mr. Bruno Gremez, Managing Director Energy Commodities - Fortis Bank Nederland
Mr. Marius Messer, Managing Director Oil & Gas Services - Fortis Bank Nederland
Mr. Gust Biesbroeck, Managing Director of Transportation - Fortis Bank Nederland


Mr. Harris Antoniou
CEO of Energy, Commodities & Transportation
Fortis Bank Nederland

Harris Antoniou is globally responsible for Energy, Commodities & Transportation (ECT), and a member of the Merchant Banking Management Team of Fortis Bank Nederland NV. Prior to that Harris was Managing Director of Fortis' Transportation group based in Rotterdam, following different positions within Fortis in Greece, the UK and the Netherlands. Before joining Fortis Harris worked for a short period with ABN AMRO, global clients unit in Amsterdam. He is a graduate of Piraeus University in Greece, holder of a MBA from Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and has completed the General Management Program of Harvard Business School. Harris is married, has four children and lives in Amsterdam.

Mr. Bruno Gremez
Managing Director of Energy Commodities
Fortis Bank Nederland

Bruno has a global responsibility for the bank's activities in the Energy Commodity business since 2008. Prior to that, Bruno was Head of the Amsterdam team of Energy Commodities since 2003 when he joined Fortis. Prior to Fortis, Bruno worked at BNP Paribas since 1993 in Export & Project Finance and Structured Commodity Finance in Brussels, Moscow and Paris. Bruno has a degree in economics from the University of Mons, a degree in international politics from the University of Antwerp and an MBA from Bocconi, Milan.

Mr. Marius Messer
Managing Director of Oil & Gas Services
Fortis Bank Nederland

Marius has a global responsibility for Fortis Bank Nederland activities in Offshore and Oil & Gas Services. Before he joined his current position, Marius has been working in Singapore for over 3 years where he was the regional head of the Fortis' Energy Team in Asia. Prior to this he was in charge of the Fortis' Energy team in Rotterdam. Marius joined MeesPierson in July 1997 and has since focused on power and utilities as well as (offshore) oil & gas markets. His track record includes the origination and execution of a significant number of financing and advisory mandates for energy and energy-related projects and companies. Before joining MeesPierson, Marius worked as a researcher at the University of Leiden where he published on international oil markets. Marius holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Maastricht.

Mr. Gust Biesbroeck
Managing Director of Transportation
Fortis Bank Nederland

Gust has a global responsibility for Fortis Bank Nederland's Shipping - and Aviation activities. His international career of almost 20 year has been entirely devoted to financing the shipping- and transportation industry. Prior to becoming the Managing Director, Gust was Transportation's risk- and portfolio manager for 7 years. Prior to joining Fortis in 2001, Gust worked for over 10 years for Nedship Bank (now DVB) in various commercial-and managerial roles based in Rotterdam, Athens and Hong Kong. Gust is a graduate from Erasmus University's Economic Faculty and completed an executive General Management Program at Cedep in Fontainebleau, France in 2006.

Q&A Session

Participants can submit questions to the panelists prior to or during the event through the special feature on the event page, or they can email them to us at

Outlook of Global Oil & Gas Webinar is organized by Capital Link, a New York-based Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm with strategic focus on shipping.

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This webinar will also be available on demand at any time after the live broadcast.


A transcript of the panel discussion will be publicly available at no cost within approximately 48 hours after the event and those interested can request it when they register for the event or afterwards through the event page at websites indicated.

About Fortis Bank Nederland N.V.      

Fortis Bank Nederland offers a comprehensive package of products and services to private, corporate and (alternative) institutional clients. The broad services vary from consumer finance and credit cards to factoring, trust, corporate, energy, commodities and shipping finance, transaction banking, clearing, custody and fund services, investment banking and financial markets services.

Merchant Banking provides bespoke financial solutions to corporate and institutional clients active in the Netherlands and abroad. We offer a broad spectrum of banking services, including cash and treasury management, debt, equity and structured finance, trading and financial risk hedging, financial advisory, factoring and structuring.

ECT is a business line within Merchant Banking that serves a wide range of customers and prospects in the energy, commodities and transportation industries. Our extensive market knowledge have made us leaders in these industries.

Energy is engaged in offshore oil and gas services, oil and gas, power and utilities, renewables (wind and solar energy) and carbon banking. Fortis Groenbank in Utrecht is a separate legal entity within Energy, providing green financing to companies that invest in sustainable projects in the Netherlands. Commodities finances the physical flow of agri, metals, steel and energy products, from the pre-production stage through to storage & delivery. The Transportation arm offers structured and innovative financing solutions to companies active in deep-sea shipping, container transport and the aviation sector.

Principle Finance is responsible for all direct investment activities (where FBNL acts as Principal) in the ECT sectors PF acquires (portfolio's of) assets at attractive valuations, provides subordinated debt or preferred equity with upside sharing and invest selectively in companies or projects of core clients of the bank, oftentimes on the basis of tangible collateral and diversified cash-flows.

About Capital Link      

Capital Link is a New York-based Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm. Capitalizing on our in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and capital markets, Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the industry becoming the largest provider of Investor Relations and Financial Communications services to international shipping companies listed on the US and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York with a presence in London and Athens.

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