Capital Link’s Annual German Forum will take place on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The event is held in partnership with DNV GL and with the support of the German Shipowner’s Association (VDR).

Germany commands the fifth largest merchant fleet in the world and boasts the second largest container fleet with 14.4% market share by TEU. With 316 companies and 2,140 vessels, German Shipping plays a pivotal role in the European and global supply chain.

The German maritime community has gone through significant change and transformation across the board (shipowning, shipmanagement, finance and more) further accelerated by regulation, technology, market forces and the pandemic.

The forum will feature German industry leaders on the various panels sharing their insight on issues specific to the German Maritime Community/Cluster and also on critical global industry topics. The digital nature of the event opens it to a global audience and makes this approach highly relevant and effective.

Agenda Topics:

• The German Maritime Cluster – Past – Present – Future

• German Shipmanagement – What’s Next

• Leading The Global Logistics & Supply Chain Challenge

• Navigating Through Industry Transformation – The German Shipowners Viewpoint

• The Evolution Of German Bank Ship Finance

• Is Germany Becoming The European Hub For Alternative Finance For Global Shipping?

• Transitioning From KG To A New Project & Asset Management Model In Shipping

Conference Chairman

Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen


DNV GL Maritime


In Partnership With


With the Support of


Global Sponsors



• Commercial and Investment Bankers
• Charterers
• Classification Societies
• Commodity and Energy Traders
• Finance Providers
• Financial Advisors
• Financial and Trade Media
•Hedge Fund Managers
• Institutional Investors
•P&I Executives

• Lawyers and Insurers
• Market Analysts and Consultants
• Private Equity Firms
• Risk Advisors
• Ship Managers
• Ship Operators
• Shipowners
• Sovereign Wealth Funds
•Venture Capital Firms

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
No. It is only required to request a video chat, it is not required in order to participate.
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