2017 Forum
 
PROGRAM

09.30 - 10.00 Registration – Welcome Coffee

10.00 - 10.30 Welcoming Remarks
Danae Bezantakou, Managing Director - NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS
Capt. Dimitris Bezantakos, President - NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS
Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Minister of Shipping & Insular Policy (TBC)
Vassilis Korkidis, President - PIRAEUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (PCCI)
Prof. Fani Sakellariadou, Head of Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus

10.30 - 10.45 Platinum Sponsor’s Address
Athena Kanellatou, Managing Director - MACGREGOR GREECE

10.45 - 11.00 Opening Remarks
H.E. Geoffrey Pyatt, Ambassador of the United States of America to Greece

11.00 - 12.00 First Panel Session: Ports & Supply Chain
Moderator: George Xiradakis, Managing Director - XRTC Business Consultants Ltd and President - THE PROPELLER CLUB
(Port of Piraeus)

Speakers*:
Sotiris Theofanis, Coordinator & Authorized Representative - DIEP GmbH- Terminal Link SAS- BELTERRA Investments Ltd Consortium Kostis Achladitis, Managing Director, Golden Cargo
Mary Pothitos, Marine Insurance and Claims Handling Consultant - Paralegal Maritime Services
Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment and Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, ESPO

* more speakers to be confirmed

12.00 - 12.30: Coffee Break

12.30 - 13.00: Cultural Event - Presentation of Lesvos Island
Capt. Gabriel Haldezos Master Mariner, Diploma in Shipping - Shipping Expert
Dr. Kostas Damianidis, Architect, PhD on History of Shipbuilding

13.00 - 13.10 Remarks by Michael Mantzafos, President - Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (H.I.M.T.)

13.10 - 14.10 Second Panel: “Sustainable Innovation: Challenging Tradition to Create New Opportunities”

Moderator:
Helena Athoussaki, Head of Maritime Sustainability Centre, PwC

Speakers:
Jeff Horst, Commercial Director, FOSS MARITIME(USA)
Yoong Hui Chia CEO - ASCENZ SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE)
Michael Lund, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO
Dimitrios Mattheou, Managing Director, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd, Chairman, Green Award Foundation
Hugo Du Mez, Advisor Business Intelligence - Dry Bulk, Port of Rotterdam

14.10 - 14.30: Closing Remarks by Danae Bezantakou

14.30 - 16.00 Lunch - Lottery of Travel Gifts

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