•    • Supply/Demand for Tankers
  •    • Improving the economic backdrop in the context of historically low charter and spot rates
  •    • Can OPEC cuts roll off in 2H18 driving incremental demand
  •    • Scrapping - Can 2018 be a historic year for deletions?
  •    • Orderbook - What delivers and what doesn't
  •    • M&A - In what cases does it make sense to combine?


    Christian Wetherbee 
    Airfreight & Surface Transportation / Shipping Research
    Citi Research

Christian Wetherbee, Director of Airfreight, Surface & Marine Transportation, has been a senior analyst with Citi Research since 2010. Mr. Wetherbee has covered Transportation and Shipping since 2005 and ranked II runner up in Airfreight & Surface Transportation in both 2014 and 2016; in addition, he currently holds the #2 stock picker ranking in Airfreight & Logistics with Thomson Reuter/Starmine. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Wetherbee was the senior Transportation analyst at FBR Capital Markets & Co., which he joined following 10 years at Merrill Lynch holding numerous positions, including the last five as a publishing analyst on the highly ranked Bank of America Merrill Lynch Equity Research team covering this industrial sector. Mr. Wetherbee received his BA degree from the University of Maryland and completed his dual-focused MBA degree in finance and accounting with honors at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business.  


    Kim Ullman
    Concordia Maritime (STO:CCOR-B) 

Educational Background

1999 - 2000: Advanced Management Program: Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden,
1972 - 1975: High School Degree: Viktor Wångfeldt Gymnasium, Gothenburg, Sweden Social Science Program with special focus on Business and Shipping

Work Experience

2014 - Present: Concordia Maritime: CEO, Gothenburg, Sweden,
2011 - 2014: Stena LNG: CEO, Gothenburg, Sweden,; Stena Bulk AB: Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer, Gothenburg, Sweden,
2005 - 2008: Stena Bulk AB: Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Gothenburg, Sweden
2000 - 2005: StenTex LLC: President & CEO, Houston, USA - A joint venture company owned by Stena Bulk and major oil company Texaco at the time
1989 - 2000: Stena Bulk AB: Executive Vice President
1987 - 1989: Stena Bulk AB: Vice President
1983 - 1987: Stena Bulk AB: Chartering & Commercial Manager, Gothenburg, Sweden
1982 - 1983: Broströms Shipping Company/August Leffler & Son: Chartering Specialist, Tankers, Gothenburg and London, UK (Intank Shipbroking company)
1981 - 1982: Broströms Shipping Company/August Leffler & Son: Chartering Specialist, Dry cargo, Gothenburg, Sweden
1975 - 1981: Broström Shipping Company/Atlantic Container Line (ACL): Freight Documentation Department - from Assistant, Deputy Department Manager to Department Manager

   Marco Fiori
   d'Amico International Shipping S.A. (BIT:DIS) 

Marco Fiori joined COGEMA S.A.M. in 1996 as managing director and since that time has held many other executive positions in d'Amico Group companies. Prior to joining the d'Amico Group, Mr. Fiori was employed in the New York branch of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura. He was initially responsible for the loan portfolio and business development of Fortune 100 companies based on the U.S. West Coast and later, for overseeing and managing the entire U.S. business development market.

From 1990 to 1994, he held the position of head of credit and in 1994 was promoted to the position of senior vice-president and deputy general manager of the New York branch with direct responsibilities for business development, treasury and trading. Mr. Fiori obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Rome University in 1979 and an MBA from American University in Washington D.C. in 1984. He lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  

    Valentios (Eddie) Valentis
   Chairman & CEO
   Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ: PXS) 

Valentios ("Eddie") Valentis has over 25 years of shipping industry experience, including owning, operating and managing tankers. He has served as Pyxis Tanker's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since the company's inception. In 2007, Mr. Valentis founded and also serves as the President of Pyxis Maritime Corp., a privately-held tanker management company. In 2001, he was appointed Managing Director of Konkar Shipping Agencies S.A., a drybulk operator based in Greece, which is a position he continues to hold. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Valentis was the Commercial Manager for Loucas G. Matsas Salvage & Towage. From 1996 through 1998, he worked as a dry cargo chartering broker for N. Cotzias Shipping. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Valentis was involved in the operation of his family's drybulk vessels. He has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Valentis serves as a council member of the Independent Tanker Owners Association (INTERTANKO) and a member of the Greek Committee of NKK Classification Society. Mr. Valentis also holds a Captain's (Class C) diploma from the Aspropyrgos Naval Academy in Greece. 


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