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Pireas 2019: Managers of Regulations or Ship Managers?

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

Managers of Regulations or Ship Managers?



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 – Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy Coordinator of New Democracy Party

SESSION 1 – IMO, BIMCO, INTERTANKO, INTERCARGO our voice WORLDWIDE: 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. Nikos Tsakos (former chairman, Intertanko)

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 (Atlantic Bulk Carriers) Moderator introduction

12:40 – 14:00 Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis (Evgenidis Foundation)
Mr. Panos Mitrou (Lloyds Register)
Mr. Alexandros P. Panagopoulos (Arista Shipping / Forward Ships)
Dr. Ioannis Patiniotis (CFO-Carras Hellas)
Ms Harris Plakantonaki (Starbulk, Chief Strategy Officer – executive member CSA2020)
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








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