First of all, we would like to express our gratitude to all Members, Sponsors, Participants and Guests for their sincere and warm support of Pireas 2019.
During the last 12 months, the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association and the organising committee have spared no effort in organising an impeccable Pireas 2019, the traditional gathering of shipping professionals with appeal and presence in the Greek and International maritime sector, which is being held every second year since 1995.
This year’s two-day event started with the Global Shipbrokers’ Forum on Thursday, 20th of June 2019, at the excellent facilities of the Yacht Club of Greece. It was common ground for those who attended the Forum that the services rendered and the organisation in general have been of outstanding quality. The successful composition of the panels of presenters and moderators gave to the participants a comprehensive perspective of the topics, invoking vivid and constructive exchange of views on important current maritime issues. The Forum once again received only enthusiastic comments and has already set new standards for future similar events.
The steady presence of more than 200 delegates in the conference room from the beginning to the end of the proceedings demonstrates the fact.
On Friday 21st of June, the established GALA DINNER of PIREAS 2019 was held at METROPOLITAN EXPO. More than 2,000 esteemed guests honoured us with their presence, exhibiting positive attitude and evidencing of the need for and trust in the event. Maritime professionals from all over the world have had the exclusive opportunity to meet, share opinions, strengthen their existing ties and expand their business opportunities, while the vast majority remained at the site until early morning hours.
During the Dinner of PIREAS 2019, the H.S.A. had the privilege to honour Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and Mr. Panos Laskarides for their social responsibility and significant contribution to the maritime industry and Mr Giannis Pachoulis for his impeccable moral and ethics.
It was further announced that a significant symbolic amount out of the proceeds shall be offered to “OLOI MAZI MPOROUME” (Together, We Can), the philanthropic program run by SKAI, and to the Parents Association of Children with Cancer “FLOGA” (Flame).
SKAI Channel, the TV coverage exclusive sponsor, covered the events.
We would like to thank once again all those who contributed to the success of PIREAS 2019, and look forward to meeting the Maritime Society gathered once again in 2 years time, for PIREAS 2021.
With kind regards,
The Board of Directors