Investment & Risk Management in Shipping, Marsoft & Nanyang Business School, Singapore, 22-24 November 2009
Seizing the Inititative, Regaining Control
Welcome to this year’s international shipping forum, IRMS 2009.

The Investment & Risk Management in Shipping Forum (IRMS) is the foremost conference for shipping and maritime finance industry leaders. Marsoft and Nanyang Business School, in partnership with BI – Norwegian School of Management, have assembled a team of seasoned instructors with exceptional academic and industry credentials.

Directors, principals and senior management will debate how to preserve equity, retain financial stability, and position their organization for growth. IRMS encourages cross-industry discussions, and provides opportunities for participants to learn and share experiences and perspectives. Attendees will learn how to create strategies to address important issues, such as shipping markets, economic drivers, financing, and managing and leading in challenging times.

The schedule has been devised so that participants may make their own choices as to the sequence of subjects but each day will commence with a plenary session.  These sessions are not devised to be didactic but to be participatory and generate a strong and lively dialogue between participants and faculty.

Past attendance at the forum has been of a consistently high calibre, companies nominating their senior executives. View a list of companies that have participated.

You will see from the brochure that the Forum is encouraging us all to Seize the Initiative and Regain Control.  The faculty will endeavour to guide you to this goal through three
themes: Focus on Asia;  Shipping: Today’s Issues;  Management Strategy: Visions for the Future.

IRMS 2009 will open with an Industry Overview led by Arlie Sterling, President of Marsoft.  It will address the issues currently facing the industry as well as a reflection of the past year.

As the world’s leading maritime consultancy part of Marsoft’s contribution to the Forum will be the market presentations and discussions. In addition to their more traditional format these will encompass the current critical subjects of Shipyards in Trouble; Shrinking the Orderbook; and The Availability of Capital.

Nanyang Business School, renowned in Asia as one of the leading business schools, will be concentrating on the Focus on Asia theme which will include Asian Manufacturing for Western Companies – Will that Paradigm Change?