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14th NAVIGATOR FORUM 2014 Welcoming Remarks

14th NAVIGATOR FORUM 2014 - "50 Days Under Piracy Hostage", Interview with Danae Markopoulou

14TH NAVIGATOR FORUM 2014 - Foreign Ambassadors Panel - 1st panel

14th NAVIGATOR FORUM 2014 - Shipping Market Issues - 2nd Panel

14th NAVIGATOR FORUM 2014 - "Making Green Pay" - 3rd Panel





09:00 – 09:30



09:30 – 10:00

Welcoming Addresses

•  Capt. Dimitris Bezantakos, President of NAVIGATOR Shipping Consultants

•  Mrs. Danae Bezantakou, Managing Director of NAVIGATOR Shipping Consultants

Official Opening Address

·      Mr. Miltiades Varvitsiotis, Minister of the Hellenic Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean

10:00 – 10:15

Special Address

Mrs. Athena Kanellatou, Managing Director,  MacGregor Greece

‘Solutions for a wide range of marine transports’


10:15 – 11:15

First Panel Session: ‘Euro – Mediterranean Dialogue on Shipping’


Mr. Francois Lafond, Executive Director of EuropaNova, Paris


·     H.E. Mr. Kerim Uras, Ambassador of Turkey in Greece

·     H.E. Dr. Peter Schoof, Ambassador of Germany in Greece

·     H.E. Mr. Jan Versteeg, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Greece

·     H.E. Mr. Ahmed Fouad El Bidewy, Ambassador of Egypt in Greece

·      Mr. George Alexandratos, General Secretariat of the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners’ Association

11:15 – 11:30


‘50 Days Under Piracy Hostage’

Mrs. Danae Markopoulou, Second Mate and Mrs. Danae Bezantakou


11:30 – 12:00

Coffee Break


12:00 – 13:00

Second Panel Session: ‘Shipping Market Issues’


Mrs. Christina Anagnostara, Director of Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.


·      Mr. Jeff Horst, Commercial Director of Foss Maritime US WEST COAST

·      Mrs. Joanna Koukouli, Deputy Claims Manager, SCB (Hellas) Inc.  Piraeus Office, The American P&I Club

·      Mr. Dimitris Memos, Managing Director of Marine Traffic

·      Dr. Konstantinos Rokkos, CEO and Managing Director of TST International S.A., Governor in the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus, Greece

·      Mr. Imran Vohra, CEO & President of DIABOS, DUBAI UAE

13:00 – 13:15

Cultural Event

Mr. Eleftherios Kehagioglou, President of the Hellenic Small Islands Network,

presentation of Hydra’s maritime tradition.

Hydra will be the Honored Island for Navigator 2014

13:15 – 14:30

Third Panel Session: ‘Making Green Pay’


Mrs. Helena Athoussaki, Chief Strategist, International Maritime Environmental Management


·      Mr. Michael Lund, Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO

·      Mr. Christos Matsikoudis, Account Manager Greece – Shipping MeteoGroup

·      Mr. Kostas Seretis, General Manager of SRH Marine Hellas

·      Mr. Kostas Vlachos, Chief Operating Officer, CMM – Consolidated Marine Management Inc.

·      Mr. Thanasis Sourlagkas, Member of the Steering Committee of HEMEXPO Director of the Marine Industry Solutions Dept. of RAYCAP S.A.

Mrs. Valia Papadimitriou, Social Entrepreneur & proud co-inspirer of Bring Them Back campaign.

“Bring them back”


14:30 – 16:00

Cocktail – Lottery of Travel Gifts

14th NAVIGATOR 2014 Forum Close


14th NAVIGATOR Forum 2014 – ‘The Shipping Decision Makers Forum’

Athenaeum InterContinental, Athens


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