On Friday, 16 March 2018, more than 250 WISTA Hellas members and friends gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel for our Association’s annual Gala Dinner. The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Mr. Panagiotis Kouroublis was represented by Ms. Maria Kyriakou and Ms. Kelly Karamessini. Guests of honour were Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis, Head of Sector at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of Nea Dimokratia, Mr. Charalambos Simantonis President of the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association, Mr. George Pateras, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, Captain Manolis Tsikalakis President of P.E.P.E.N, Mr. George Xiradakis, President of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, Ms. Despina Papastelianou, President of “ARGO” and Mr. Yannis Perlepes, General Manager of NAFTEMPORIKI; as well as press officers from the maritime industry.
The evening started at the foyer with a welcome drink which set a great atmosphere for the attendees to meet and network. After Angie Hartmann, President of WISTA Hellas, welcomed everyone on behalf of the Board of Directors, a video was shown depicting WISTA Hellas’ highlights over the past two years in the form of a photographic and musical journey. After the dinner, a lucky raffle draw was held with gifts donated by the Association’s supporters. The evening ended on the dance floor where guests enjoyed themselves until the early morning hours. An evening to remember.
The Board thanks all members and friends who attended and once again helped make the event a great success.
The link that follows contains photos of the event: