09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:35

Representative, Naftemporiki Newspaper

09:35 – 09:50

Theodore E. Veniamis, President, Union of the Greek Shipowners │ President & Managing Director, Golden Union Shipping Co. SA

09:50 – 10:10

Fotis Kouvelis, Minister of Shipping and Insular Policy

10:10 – 10:15

Representative, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

George Sp. Alexandratos, Deputy Chairman, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping │


10:15 – 10:25

Panos Laskaridis, CEO, Laskaridis Shipping Co. Ltd. │ President, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)

10:25 – 10:35

Ioannis Plakiotakis, Maritime Affairs Coordinator │ Former President of New Democracy Party

1st Session:

International geopolitical developments, free trade, resurgent protectionism and its repercussions on the shipping industry

10:35 – 11:35

Panel Discussion

Dr. John Coustas, President and CEO, Danaos Corporation

Vassilis Mouyis, Joint Founder, Doric Shipbrokers SA

George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economy, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) │ Visiting Professor, College of Europe in Bruges

Harry Vafias, Chairman & CEO, Stealthgas

Moderator: Antonis Papayannidis, Lawyer-Journalist

11:35 – 12:10

Coffee Break

2nd Session:

Environmental regulations: Shipping as part of the solution, not the problem.

12:10 – 12:20

Anastassios Papagiannopoulos, President, BIMCO │ Principal, Common

Progress Co Na SA

12:20 – 13:20

Panel Discussion

Wayne Jones, Executive Board Member, MAN Energy Solutions SE

Dimitris Mattheou, CEO, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd / Aegean Bulk Co Inc │ President, Green Award Foundation

George Polychroniou, Executive Director, Strategy, Development, Administration and IT,  DEPA S.A. │ POSEIDON MED II – Project Manager

Michael Sakellis, Vice-President, ATTICA GROUP │ President, Association of Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN)

Stamatis Tsantanis, Chairman and CEO, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.

Panos Zachariadis, Technical Manager, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.

Moderator: Antonis Tsiblakis, Journalist, Naftemporiki Newspaper

3rd Session:

The digital “revolution” in shipping

13:20 – 14:20

Panel Discussion

David Barrow, Director Innovation Marketing & Sales, Lloyd's Register  

Michael Constantinidis, CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology SA

John Dragnis, CEO, Goldenport Shipmanagemen

Dr. Costas Rokkos, Chairman-CEO, TST International (GR)

Dr. Ioannis PavlisBusiness and Product Development Director, OTESAT_MARITEL

Moderator: Christos Dogas, Editor, Naftemporiki Newspaper

14:20 – 15:20

Networking light lunch

4th Session:

European shipping amid ever fiercer international competition

15:20 – 15:30

Leonidas Demetriades-Eugenides, IMO Ambassador │ President, Eugenides Foundation

15:30 – 16:30

Panel Discussion

George Sp. Alexandratos, Deputy Chairman, Hellenic Chamber of Commerce │ General Manager, APOLLONIA LINES SA

Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager, Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd

John Cotzias, xclusiv │ President, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

Vassilis Mantzavinos, General Manager Greece, UniCredit Bank AG

Ioannis Theotokas, Professor, University of the Aegean

Valentios “Eddie” Valentis, Chairman and CEO, Pyxis Tankers

Moderator: Labros Karageorgos, Journalist, Naftemporiki Newspaper