YES TO SHIPPING FORUM – OCTOBER 2020
On Thursday, October 29th 2020 YES to Shipping Forum 2020 took place with great success just before Posidonia Web Forums week ends, with the participation of 25 speakers representing the Greek maritime cluster and 25 young people studying maritime, economics, technology, law and students from merchant marine Academies who are willing or are already doing their first steps in the field. The discussion, which was moderated by Danae Bezantakou, Concept -Founder of YES FORUM & CEO of NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS and George Alexandratos, Vice President of Hellenic Chamber of Shipping was reached through Facebook by 25,000 users and 6,500 viewers.
The Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Niki Kerameus, during her remarks, welcomed the actions of YES FORUM and underlined that the solid communication among young people, market and education (even from school) is extremely crucial. The Minister of Shipping and Insular Policy, Giannis Plakiotakis, through his recorded remarks, stressed that his priority is to create a modern and strong public maritime education that will integrate every source of modern & digital shipping.
Xenia Kourtoglou, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Focus Bari, presented the results of the research conducted on behalf of YES Forum, regarding the view of young people on the requirements of the shipping market and the expectations of Shipping Companies from them. The results of the research are of particular interest, concern both sides and will be taken into account by YES FORUM.