Invitation Letter For The 3rd China Maritime Finance (DFTP) Summit

From 15th to 17th May, 2017, Administrative Commission of Tianjin Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone, together with BIMCO and Financial News, will jointly hold the 3rd China Maritime Finance (DFTP) Summit in Tianjin.

China Maritime Finance (DFTP) Summit has been successfully held for two years in 2015 and 2016,attracting more than 180institutions and 450 attendees overseas and domestic, including  executives from ship leasing institutions such as leasing companies, banks and trusts and experts from manufacturers, shipping companies, law firms and accounting firms, also including government leaders and industry association leaders. In two starlight sessions, industry executives and experts get together discussing thoroughly the opportunities and challenges in the development of China maritime finance, hosting the China Maritime Finance Award during the summit, and winning widespread praise in the industry.

Although the international shipping market has been multifarious and complex, the shipping market has been down for many years, Tianjin Free Trade Zone Dongjiang Free Trade Port has always adhered to exploring the development mode of maritime financial innovation, actively focusing on the relevant policy research, continuously improving various regional functions and speeding up to promote the development of China's maritime finance. By the end of 2016, 103 international shipping vessels, 12 offshore structures have been delivered in the form of financial leasing. Meanwhile, DFTP has accomplished a variety of leasing and customs clearance innovations, such as bonded imports leasing、leasing finance exports leasing、off-shore leasing and bonded carry-over, attracting international maritime registration servicing agencies and large domestic financial institutions in the shipping industry funds to settle in Dongjiang, forming a strong industry cluster effect. At the same time international trade center and international shipping center have inevitable trend of transferring to China, China’s maritime finance is meeting the historical opportunity for development. Whether China’s maritime finance practitioners can seize the opportunity of industry adjustment, bottom fish in the shipping market and seek out opportunities in crisis? How to grasp the market? How to learn the experience of development from other international shipping center? Therefore, we sincerely invite industry leaders and experts to attend the summit, discuss the above hot topics concerned by the whole industry.

With the theme of “New Opportunity, New Reform, New Pattern: Diversified Development of China’s Maritime Finance”, the Summit will present you with the features of professional and international. Ideas and experience will be shared on top issues including “new shipping ecology”、“how to seize development opportunities”、“how to avoid development risk” and “how the shipping fund work in China”. Through different modules like Elite Class, Maritime Finance Legislation Seminar as well as China Cruise Economy Sub-forum, we can get together with in-depth exploration、reference and sharing experience in professional and subdivided fields, assisting China maritime finance in seizing the opportunity and achieving leap-forward development.

Therefore, we sincerely invite policy makers from state ministries who care about the development of China’s maritime finance industry, elites and experts from maritime finance to this upcoming event.

We are looking forward to your participation!

Administrative Commission of Tianjin Dongjiang Free Trade Port Zone
The Baltic and International Maritime Council
Financial News