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NAVIGATOR ASSEMBLY 2022 & 21ST NAVIGATOR 2022– THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM

Navigator Assembly took place on Wednesday 13th April 2022,  in Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso with great success!

The event was attended by 150 executives representing 80 ship owning and ship management Companies that participated in thematic round table discussions with our 24 sponsors representing the whole spectrum of maritime cluster.

Moreover, at Navigator Assembly a round table discussion took place with the participation of 21 Shipping Organisations, which had the opportunity to present their agenda and also to discuss with the members of Navigator Forum Advisory Board about Smart shipping, Human Element, Decarbonisation, Maritime Logistics and Commercial & Finance/ ESG.

The results of the round table discussions will be presented in  Navigator Forum which will be organized in Chios island, 23-25 September 2022.

NAVIGATOR ASSEMBLY 2022, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Wednesday 13th April 2022, 15.00-21.00

NAVIGATOR ASSEMBLY 2022, Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Wednesday 13th April 2022, 15.00-21.00

 Οn Wednesday 13th April 2022, Round- table thematic Discussions will be held among members of the NAVIGATOR FORUM ADVISORY BOARD, our sponsors and executives from Ship-owner and Ship-management Companies. The conclusions and outcome of these discussions will be presented to the whole Greek & International Maritime Community during 21st NAVIGATOR 2022 – THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM in Chios Island.

 

Indicative Subjects:

  • DECARBONISATION
  • MARITIME LOGISTICS
  • SMART SHIPPING
  • HUMAN ELEMENT
  • FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL ASPECTS / ESG

 

Draft Agenda


15.00-15.45: Registration / Welcome

 

15.45- 16.00:

Welcoming Remarks

Danae Bezantakou, CEO – NAVIGATOR SHIPPING   CONSULTANTS

 

Opening Remarks

Ioannis Plakiotakis – Minister of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy

 

 16.00 – 18.30: Roundtable Discussions

 

18.30-19.00: Closing

 

19.00-21.00: Νetworking Cocktail

AGENDA OF NAVIGATOR ASSEMBLY 2022 - WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2022

NAVIGATOR ASSEMBLY 2022

WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2022/15.00-21.00hrs

DECARBONISATION

  • Overview of the recent regulatory framework and market dynamics
  • Alternative Marine Fuels to meet ambitious targets
  • Technology innovation to accelerate energy transition
  • Challenges, opportunities and enabling actions towards decarbonization

Moderators of this roundtable discussion are:

  • Helena Athoussaki, Head of ESG, Sustainability & Climate Change, Motor Oil Group
  • Eleni Polychronopoulou, President, HEMEXPO – Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers & Executive Vice President, EPE SA, Business Development Manager, ERMA FIRST
  • Carola Yannouli, General Manager at Oceanking Technical & Trading SA
  • Elpi Petraki, Operations & Chartering Manager, ENEA Management & President-  WISTA HELLAS
  • Dimitris Anassis, Partner – FCIArb -Penningtons Manches Cooper
  • Konstantinos T. Markou, General Manager -ClassNK Piraeus office
  • Dinos Arcoumanis, Chairman of Academic Board – METROPOLITAN COLLEGE.
  • Vicky Apostolopoulou, Business Development Executive School of Maritime Studies – METROPOLITAN COLLEGE
  • George Teriakidis, Area Manager, East Mediterranean & Black sea – DNV
  • Giannis Tsogkas,  Head of Bunkering & Trading  –  SEKAVIN
  • Marianna Pirovolaki, Sales Manager  – SEKAVIN

FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL ASPECTS / ESG

ESG – How does it affect the operations of a shipping company over and above the ship side Environmental requirements and more specifically how can they :

Incorporate ESG intο their strategy

  1. Manage the expectations of their counterparties (Banks, Charterers, Insurers, Suppliers)
  2. Comply with regulations (AML, KYC, GDPR, Governance, Transparency) in a clever and efficient manner.

Moderators of this roundtable discussion are:

  • Costas Constantinou, Managing Partner | Global Maritime Leader – MOORE GREECE,
  • Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director – INVESTMENTS & FINANCE
  • George Kallianis, Founder / CEO Kallianis Bros Shipping S.A.
  • Ioanna Vitta, Shipping law & International Disputes Specialist, FCIArb -Partner Penningtons Manches Cooper
  • George Alexandratos, Vice President – Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
  • Dimitrios Koutsoukos, General Manager – SEKAVIN

SMART SHIPPING

  • Main areas of interest in Smart Shipping
  • Energy efficiency of vessel operation & voyage optimization
  • Asset health lifetime management (condition monitoring) & maintenance
  • Autonomy
  • Office operations & productivity improvements
  • Departments affected within Shipping Companies & vessel/office interactions
  • Relation with latest regulations on decarbonization
  • Relation with Human Element (e.g., How can we improve tech literacy level?)
  • What is missing from smart shipping solutions? – Where else should we focus on?
  • Drivers / Barriers
  • Next steps – What should be the key focus areas moving forward?

Moderators of this roundtable discussion are:

  • Panos Theodossopoulos, Chief Digital Officer – OCEANKING
  • Dimitra Giordamli, Corporate Affairs Associate – PRISMA ELECTRONICS
  • Vasilis Kamitsis, Regional Technical Manager – IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
  • Dimitris Sousoudis, Fleet Ops. Sales Manager – MARINETRAFFIC
  • Philip Nielsen,Co-Founder – ORIANI
  • Michalis Sariklis, Marketing Director- WinguSuite Cloud Communications Platform
  • Dimitris Lambrinakos, Area Business Development Manager MARICHEM MARIGASES
  • Despina Theodosiou, President – Electricity Authority of Cyprus,

Joint CEO -Tototheo Maritime & President – WISTA International

  • Kostas Rokkos, Chairman & CEO – TST International SA

HUMAN ELEMENT

  • Human Element and Human Performance during the 2 years of COVID
  • Need for new skills? Digital and green skills for the Maritime / Training and re-skilling
  • Do we need to focus on the enhancement of Safety Culture in order to improve the Human Performance?
  • What about mental health and wellbeing? Have we made progress?
  • How are our seafarers coping with COVID and geopolitical issues (e.g., the war in Ukraine)
  • How can we increase the number of Greek seafarers?
  • Next steps – What should be the key focus areas moving forward?

 

Moderators of this roundtable discussion are:

  • Katerina Skourtanioti, Managing Director – VENLYS Maritime Specialisation Services
  • Costas Kontes, Managing Director – V.Ships Greece Ltd.
  • Kostas Karavassilis, Senior Loss Prevention Executive – Thomas Miller BV Greek Branch
  • Maria Yiassa, Senior Marketing Manager – The Swedish Club Greece
  • Elina Souli , Regional Business Development Director, V.P-FD&D Manager at The American P&I Club
  • Nikos Themelaros, Vice Admiral HCG (r) & Head of Human Element Division at Palau International Ship Registry

MARITIME LOGISTICS

Impact of COVID pandemic on supply chains – how they affected Greek Shipping companies’ strategies related to Supply Chains

Indicative topics:

Procurement- purchasing / Logistics-forwarding? 

  • Scrubbers/ BTS / changes in Tanking
  • Inflation, fuel costs, prices
  • Port choices / port calls

Ways to strengthen the Supply Chain System / Challenges

  • Strategies that enable the resilience of the supply chain
  • How to Keep transportation costs down.
  • industry demands / Customize Logistics Network
  • Sourcing consistent, reliable carrier capacity.
  • Towards a new normal in the Supply Chain?

The effects of Russia’s attack on Ukraine and its effect in the Supply Chain

The Greek ports in the current context

  • Impact of pandemic, impact of the war on attractiveness and operations
  • Hinterland strategies

Moderators of this roundtable discussion are:

  • Seraphim Kapros, Director – MBA in Shipping  – University of Aegean
  • Kostis Achladitis, Managing Director – GOLDEN CARGO
  • Nikos Doukas, Editor & Journalist – NAFS Magazine
  • Giannis Pontikos, CEO – MARINE SUPPORT group of companies
21st ΝΑVIGATOR 2022 – THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM / WEEKEND , Chios Island, 23-25 SEPTEMBER 2022

21st ΝΑVIGATOR 2022 – THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM / WEEKEND , Chios Island, 23-25 SEPTEMBER 2022

Navigator Forum sails back in Chios, after the first organization that took place on the island in 2018, from 23rd to 25th September 2022. That organization is considered a landmark since the first brainstorming group was established there, conceptualizing subsequently NAVIGATOR FORUM ADVISORY BOARD and NAVIGATOR ASSEMBLY.

 

Draft Agenda:

Friday 23rd September 2022: Participants’ arrival

Saturday 24th September 2022:

  • 11.00-16.00: 21ST ΝΑVIGATOR 2022- THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM at University of Aegean
  • 21.00: Traditional Chios Feast

Sunday 25th September 2022: Excursion to Oinousses island /Participants’ Departure

More information will be announced soon.

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