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MONDAY, November 12 - WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018

InterContinental New York Times Square, 300 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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Marine Money: Ship Finance Forum
WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018

PLACE: Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

SMA Speaker Luncheon
WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018

TIME: Cocktails at 12:00 Noon, followed by Lunch at 12:30 P.M.
PLACE: 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019

SPEAKER: Anthony J. Pruzinsky, Partner - Hill Rivkins LLP
TOPIC: “The Benefits of Discovery in SMA Arbitration: A Practitioner's View”

For Reservations, please call Patty Leahy at (212) 786-7404, or email BEFORE Friday, November 9, 2018.

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YSPNY Fall Networking Social
WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2018

TIME: 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
PLACE: 5th & Mad, 7 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016


Connecticut Maritime Association: 7th Annual NYC Speaker Luncheon
THURSDAY, November 15, 2018

TIME: 12:00 Noon-3:00 P.M.
Check in at the Cambridge Rooms Foyer – 2nd Level
Cocktail Reception: 12 Noon in the Gordon Reading Room – 2nd Level
Seating for Lunch: 12:45 P.M. in the Cambridge Rooms – 2nd Level

Harvard Club of New York City, 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

SPEAKER: John C. Hadjipateras, Chairman & CEO, Dorian LPG

PRICING: $115 Members, $130 Non-Members
Pre-payment required for this one by check or credit card.

*Call Lorraine Parsons at +1 (203) 406-0109 ext. 3717 or email for reservations and payment advice.


November Speaker Event
THURSDAY, November 15, 2018


Meet Christa Volpicelli, Managing Director in Citigroup's Global Transportation Group for discussion, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres!

TIME: 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
PLACE: Sagaponack Bar & Grill, 4 West 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

BIOGRAPHY: Christa is a Managing Director in Citigroup’s Global Transportation Group, where she leads the firm’s U.S. maritime investment banking practice. She has worked for Citi for over 16 years. She focuses on providing M&A, capital raising and financial advisory services to clients globally, across all of the maritime areas, including the tanker, LNG, specialty offshore, containership leasing, dry bulk, container leasing, and port / terminal sectors. She has structured and led initial public offerings and subsequent equity offerings for many of the shipping companies presently listed in the U.S., and has served as structuring agent for the majority of the maritime Master Limited Partnerships. Christa additionally has worked on numerous buyside and sellside advisory engagements for various clients on a confidential basis as well as been active with companies exploring public debt alternatives. She has been named as one of Lloyd’s List “top 10” bankers within its finance category of its publication of the most influential people within the shipping sector.

Additionally, she has worked with a spectrum of industrial clients, including extensive work for Ford Motor Company where she was involved in the sale of Volvo and the sale of Hertz. Christa received her M.B.A from the University of Michigan Business School, graduating with High Distinction. She has a B.A. in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, from the Ohio State University. Previously, she worked in finance for Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company.

PRICING: Members Complimentary
Non-Members: $40 or free with new membership

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YSPNY Spotlight Suppers Series Dinner
THURSDAY, November 29, 2018

TIME: 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.
PLACE: Harvard Club of New York City, 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Dinner will be served in the Mahogany Room.

INFO: You are invited to attend an intimate and exclusive event at one of the most prestigious private clubs in NYC, the Harvard Club. This upcoming dinner, part of the YSPNY spotlight suppers series, will have as a host Mr. Anthony Chiarello, former President and CEO of TOTE.  Boasting 39 years of experience in top management roles with ITO (Ports of America), Maersk, NYK and ultimately Tote, Anthony is well known and respected in the maritime industry. During the dinner, he will share with us, his shipping wisdom, business acumen and leadership tips. Join YSPNY with your colleagues and friends for a night of networking and maritime knowledge.

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M.I.C.A.’s Holiday Luncheon
FRIDAY, December 7, 2018

TIME: 11:45 A.M. Open Bar Cocktail Reception, followed by Luncheon at 12:45 P.M. with cash bar service
PLACE: Battery Park Gardens Restaurant, 1 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004. It is located inside Battery Park.

PRICING: Entrance to the cocktail reception or the lunch is $90.00 per person. Payment can be made by check or credit card.

*If you are paying by check, you must register online first and then send your check made payable to M.I.C.A., P.O. Box 1824, New York, NY 10150. Please indicate on the check that payment is for “Annual Holiday Luncheon.” Your registration and accompanying payment must be received no later than Tuesday, November 27, 2018.


Capital Link: 20th Annual Invest in Greek Forum
MONDAY, December 10, 2018

TIME: 8:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

INFO:  This is an International Summit about Greece in New York organized in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and major global investment banks. The Forum will feature government and business leaders from Greece, Europe and the United States, and top executives from the investment, financial and business communities. The timing for this Forum is optimal. After years of recession, Greece is slowly returning to a period of economic growth and aims to position itself as an attractive investment and business destination. This Forum will provide the audience with a unique blend of informational, marketing and networking opportunities. December mark’s the 20 year milestone of Capital Link’s commitment to raising awareness about Greece as an investment destination, to a wider investor universe. 

 The conference will feature the developments and reforms in the Greek economy and the Greek government programme for the economy and investments. Also, the latest trends in the capital markets and specific sectors  with topics such as Government and Corporate Bonds, energy, infrastructure development, real estate, tourism, banking, non-performing loans management, and global shipping.


Connecticut Maritime Association’s Annual Holiday Party
TUESDAY, December 11, 2018

TIME: 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
PLACE: Sign of the Whale, 6 Harbor Point Road, Stamford, CT 06902

INFO: We invite our members to Come Celebrate the Season at our Annual Party! Free of charge to all CMA Members in good standing. All we ask is that you bring an unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps. sponsored “Toys for Tots” program OR make a cash or check donation to the CMA Education Foundation (any donations are welcome).

*For Reservations for all CMA Events, please call Lorraine Parsons at +1 (203) 406-0109 ext. 3717 or email


SMA Holiday Luncheon
WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2018

TIME: Cocktails at 12:00 Noon, followed by Lunch at 12:30 P.M.
PLACE: 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019

TOPIC: “Just Holiday Wishes and Good Cheer”

For Reservations, please call Patty Leahy at (212) 786-7404, or email BEFORE Friday, December 7, 2018.


The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Julebord: Christmas Buffet
THURSDAY, December 13, 2018

TIME: 6:00 P.M.-11:30 P.M.
PLACE: Volvo Hall at the Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016


Virginia’s House of Hope’s Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive
WEDNESDAY, December 19, 2018

TIME: 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
PLACE: Harvard Club of New York City, Harvard Hall (1st floor), 35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
  Live Music | Cocktails  | Hors D'oeuvres | Raw Bar
INFO: It is too soon to start playing holiday music? Maybe. But it's never too soon to start thinking about the holidays! This year we urge you to think not only about the fun parties you'll attend, and the gifts you'll receive, but also, what will you do to spread holiday cheer? To answer that question, look no further.

As we do every year, Virginia's House of Hope is hosting a holiday party and toy drive to say "THANK YOU" to our supporters, and to keep hope alive in New York Cities youth. Every toy donated at our holiday party finds a special home with a deserving child, not just around the holidays but throughout the year. Each year YOU put a smile on a child's face, and warmth in a parents heart.