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Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus, Thursday 20th June 2019

Managers of Regulations or Ship Managers?


09:00 – 10:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE 
10:00 – 10:30  Welcome speeches:      - Mr. John N. Cotzias - (President of H.S.A.)
  - Mr. Fotis Kouvelis - (Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy )
  - Mr. Yannis Plakiotakis – (Former President & Head of the Maritime Policy of the “Nea Dimokratia” political party)


The Hellenic Maritime Community is represented in all international organizations and fora by compatriots elected to the presidential chairs. Does this mean that Greek Shipping’s voice is loud and powerful? Is its viewpoint clear, firm, unanimous and unequivocal? Leadership can be defined as a process of influencing. Is Greek leadership effective in the development of the international regulatory framework that shipping operates? Is Greek Shipping steering decision-making? 

10:30 – 10:40 Mr. George Xiradakis (XRTC), Moderator introduction 
10:40 – 12:00      Mr. Panos Laskaridis (president, European Community Shipowners Association)
  Mr. Anastasios V. Papagiannopoulos (former president, BIMCO)         
  Mr. George D. Pateras (president, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping) 
  Mr. John Platsidakis (former chairman, Intercargo)    
  Mr. Michalis G. Sakellis (President, Association of Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN); Vice President, Attica Group)
12:00 – 12:30 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 2 – New Environmental regulations and impact on shipping:

Are we are becoming merely managers of regulations? Were the new regulations so indispensable? The 2020 IMO Fuel Sulphur Regulation: is it too soon? Is International Shipping ready to comply? Is Greek Shipping ready to comply? Can or must Shipping reduce its ecological footprint? Big Data, Innovation, digitalization and IOT: the threat of cyberattacks is growing. Are we adapting and evolving our practices along with the danger? Green Environmental Legislation: which other compliance regulations may be mandated?

12:30 – 12:40 Mr. Panos Zachariadis (Technical Director Atlantic Bulk Carriers) Moderator introduction  
12:40 – 14:00          Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis (President of Eugenides Foundation, IMO Ambassador in Greece)
  Mr. Panagiotis Mitrou (Technology & Innovation Manager, Marine & Offshore Business Development at Lloyd's Register South Europe)    
  Mr. Alexandros P. Panagopoulos (Arista Shipping / Forward Ships)
  Dr. Ioannis Patiniotis (Chief Financial Officer, Carras Hellas)     
  Mr. Tassos Prossios (Vice President, Wirana)      
14:00 – 15:00  LUNCH BREAK    


SESSION 3 – Hellenic Shipping is leading for decades, but are we prepared for the future?:  

Hellenic Shipping has been among the leaders in ship-management and ship-operation. What are the ingredients of this success? Given that the number of Greek officers at sea declines, how will shipmanaging offices be manned without seagoing expertise, and how will Greek shipping look in 10 years from now? Is it the end of the (Greek Shipping) World, as we know it? Are we ready for the future? What are we doing to change it?

15:00 – 15:10  Mr. George Gourdomichalis (PHOENIX), Moderator introduction
15:10 – 16:30      Mr. George Alexandratos (Greek Chamber of Shipping - Maritime Hellas Cluster)  
  Mr. Vassilis Mouyis (Doric Shipbrokers)    
  Prof. Stratos Papadimitriou (Treasurer, Maria Tsakos Public Benefit Foundation)
  Cpt. Nikos Pentheroudakis (Honorary president, HSA)
  Mr. Nikos Romanidis (Empros Lines)
  Mr. Manolis Vordonis (Eco Recreators at Spetses Initiative SA)  
16:30 – 17:00  Discussion and conclusions