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Forum: Greek Shipping at the forefront of Global Trade – October 21st & 22nd 2020




Greek Shipping at the Forefront of Global Trade
Leadership Driving the Industry Forward
– Prospects in a Changing World

Complimentary Registration

    Capital Link’s 7th Analyst & Investors Shipping Forum will take place
on Wednesday and Thursday, October 21 & 22, as a digital conference,
and part of the Posidonia Web Forums Week.


Parallel to the Forum, the Conference Platform will also feature Digital Booths where leading Greek Maritime Technology Companies, as well as other Greek and International Service Providers will have the opportunity to showcase their work and make available informational and marketing literature to the global audience attending the forum.
DAY 1 – Wednesday, October 21 | 11:05 – 11:25 am

Keynote Address: 
H.E. Ioannis Plakiotakis
, Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy – Hellenic Republic

DAY 1 – Wednesday, October 21 | 12:10 – 12:50 pm

Shipping in the Post Covid-19 Era Has the Pandemic Brought Changes That Will Stay?
The pandemic has impacted all areas of shipping operations – crewing, communications, procurement, port complications, shipyard delays, charter disputes, and more. Yet, the industry has managed to navigate through this storm keeping the global supply chain open. This panel will discuss what are the lessons learned from the Covid-19 experience and how these lessons are likely to impact shipping operations after the pandemic.

Moderator: Mr. Benjamin Wong, Head of Transport & Industrial Sectors – InvestHK


  • Mr. Michael Fostiropoulos, Director – Almi Tankers
  • Ms. Marily Frangistas, Managing Director – Franco Compania Naviera
  • Mr. John Michael Radziwill, CEO – GoodBulk; C Transport Maritime
  • Ms. Calypso Nomikos, President – A.M. Nomikos
  • Mr. Stamatis Tsantanis, CEO – Seanergy Maritime Holdings
DAY 1 – Wednesday, October 21 | 2:05 – 2:45 pm

Geopolitics, World Trade and Shipping
Access to global markets is key for shipping in fulfilling its vital role as the artery of global trade. Over 90% of global trade is transported by ships. Geopolitics, tariffs, trade wars, sanctions and increased protectionism have a direct impact on global trade and thus on shipping. This panel will discuss mechanisms to safeguard access to global markets working through industry and international organizations.

Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Brown, Brand & Communications Director, Marine & Offshore – Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore


  • Mr. John Hadjipateras, CEO – Dorian LPG
  • Mr. Athanasios Martinos, Managing Director – Eastern Mediterranean Maritime
DAY 2 – Thursday, October 22 | 10:00 – 11:00 am

Embracing the Technological Revolution
Technology has had a transformational impact across all areas of shipping optimizing technical and operational performance – reducing costs, improving efficiency and communications, enhancing safety & security and more. This panel will discuss how leading shipowners are using technology to optimize their operations.

Moderator: Mr. George Tsavliris, Principal – Tsavliris Salvage Group


  • Mr. Achilleas Konstantakopoulos, President – Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation
  • Mr. Panagiotis Laskaridis, President – Aikaterini Laskaridi Foundation; CEO – Lavinia Corporation / Laskaridis Shipping Company
  • Dr. Anthony S. Papadimitriou, President – Alexander S. Onassis Foundation
  • Mr. John Xylas, Board Member – Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company (SYN-ENOSIS); CEO – Ariston Maritime
DAY 2 – Thursday – October 22 | 11:50 – 12:30 pm

Shipping & The Environment
Shipping is the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation and the industry has been highly proactive in its efforts to comply with a series of environmental regulations ranging from ballast water treatment, to low sulfur fuels and greenhouse emissions. What is the best way to achieve the decarbonization targets by 2030 or 2050, the next frontier? There are several proposals on the table for discussion at the IMO hinging on regulatory mandates, industry self-discipline and ultimately on the selection of the proper fuel. At the same time, the European Union is considering its own policies. This panel will discuss various options and alternatives and the need to achieve a unified approach to decarbonization in terms of regulation, monitoring and enforcement.

Moderator: Mr. Theodosis Stamatellos, Marine & Offshore Regional Manager, South Europe – Lloyd’s Register 


  • Ms. Semiramis Palios, CEO – Diana Shipping; President – HELMEPA
  • Mr. Dimitris Fafalios, CEO – Fafalios Shipping; President – INTERCARGO
  • Mr. Polys Hajioannou, CEO – Safe Bulkers
  • Mr. Harry Vafias, CEO – StealthGas
DAY 2 – Thursday – October 22 | 3:50 – 4:30 pm

The New Generation – Ensuring Continuity – Looking Ahead With Confidence
A new generation is already leading the Greek Shipping industry in the next phase of its long history and development. Shipping is already undergoing extensive transformation and the panel will discuss how the new generation addresses the industry’s challenges and opportunities ensuring continuity and a new beginning.

Moderator: Mr. Christos Tsakonas, Global Head of Shipping – DNB Bank


  • Mr. Alex Hadjipateras, Executive Vice President – Dorian LPG
  • Mr. John Dragnis, CEO – Goldenport Holdings
  • Ms. Ismini Panagiotidis, Founder & CEO – Pavimar
  • Ms. Ioanna Procopiou, CEO – Prominence Maritime
Stay tuned for more details!

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