Thursday 31 May 2012 – Divani Apollon Palace, Athens
The 2nd Blue Shipping Summit is once again gathering the leading policy makers, shipowners, shipoperators, shipbuilders, marine equipment manufacturers, financiers, investors, charterers, ship brokers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, journalists, and other members of the international maritime community in order to learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent environmental themes, which are of vital importance to the future of the maritime industry.
To view the updated programme (as of 2 May ) click on:
Among the speakers and discussion panelists are (updated list by 2 May):
- Nicky Pappadakis, Chairman, INTERCARGO and Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
- George Gratsos, President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
- Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
- Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides, Chairman, Eugenides Group
- Harris Vafias, President & CEO, StealthGas Inc
- Fotis Karamitsos, Director Logistics, Maritime & Land Transport and Passenger Rights and Innovative & sustainable Mobility (Acting)DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission
- Christopher Wiernicki, President and CEO, ABS
- Apostolos Poulovassilis, Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register
- Yannis Xylas, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
- George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
- Akis Tsirigakis, Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
- Michalis Dalacouras, Director, Dalex Shipping Co, S.A.
- George Gourdomichalis, President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime
- George Mantalos, Technical Director, Starbulk
- Colin Cridland, Director, Research Clarksons
- Leonidas Polemis, President, Blue Sea / Remi Maritime
- Warwick Norman, CEO, RightShip
- Christian von Oldershausen, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Germanischer Lloyd SE
- George Xiradakis, Managing Director, of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Stefano Bertilone, General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group
- Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO
- Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret.), President, North Star Maritime
- Anil Sharma, President and CEO, GMS
- Emmanuel A.Vordonis
- Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award
- Helena Athoussaki, CEO, Carbon Positive
- Peter Boyd, COO, Carbon War Room Shipping Operations
- Spyridon Zolotas, Country Manager, Greece RINA Group
- Lily Xiaoli Wang, Director, Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Shipyard
- Kirsi Tikka, President Europe, ABS
- Christian Schack (t.b.c.) Secretary General, Green Ship of the Future Project
- Peter Toombs, Chairman, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada
- Dr. Christoph Weber, CEO, Jatro
- Tore Longva, Senior Consultant International Affairs, DNV
- VesselsValue, Representative
- Dean Tseretopoulos, CEO, Triple Tee International
- John Su, Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.
- Sotirios Kaminis, CEO, Kaminco
- Fedon Tomazos, Managing Director, Cass Technava Maritime
- Representative, Transportation Energy, Commodities & Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank
- Claudia Llinas, Senior Sales Manager, Inmarsat
- Eliza Petritsi, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
- Dr. Christoph Weber, CEO, Jatro
- Tom H. Evensen, Sales Director, Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun
- Leonardo Sonzio, Director Envirobmental Services, Wartsila
- George Kyriazis, Carbon Positive
- and more to confirm…
We are within the implementation of the MARPOL regulations. It seems that time is catching up with the industry and perhaps soon it will be too late. These regulations are changing the competitive environment in the maritime industry and it is vital to have as much information as possible, because these changes bring about vital and hard to answer questions.
What are the leading technologies on the market? What are the costs of implementing environmental technologies be for the shipping industry? Will they be subsidized? Or will shipping companies have to take the strain? How much should the shipping industry pay for their emissions compared to other industries? Who is leading this environmental race to the finish line? What is the best way to finance these new technologies? How to trade carbon credits?
This conference is a challenge and opportunity for all the players in the maritime industry chain to come together and decide the future of one of the biggest changes to the shipping world. They have to give priority to environmental protection and support initiatives that promote environmental responsibility and innovation.
We look forward to welcoming you in Athens, where again the exchanging of views, visions and valuable information will make this forum another unforgettable and meaningful experience, while you profit from the ideas, vibrancy and good contacts.
If you are interested in ships, shipbuilding, maritime technology, innovations, marine equipment, environment, sustainability, money and investments be there!
You have now less than one month to register for the
2nd BLUE SHIPPING SUMMIT 2012 – Why Protecting the Environment makes Good Business Sense? –
Thursday 31 May 2012 -Divani Apollon Palace, Athens – Greece
And when you book before May 6 you save yourself 100 Euros!
To register for the conferenceplease click on:
Early bird rate: Euro 750,- (Booking and pay before/on May 6, 2012)
Full rate: Euro 850,-(Booking and pay after May 6, 2012)
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