YES to Forums 2016
The 1st Young Executive Shipping (YES) Forum was held during the International Shipping Exhibition POSIDONIA 2016, on Friday, 10 June 2016 at the main POSIDONIA Conference Hall.
The YES Forum conceptualized and initiated by Ms Danae Bezantakou, Managing Director of NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS and Ms Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director of Investments & Finance was one of the key events of this year’s exhibition. Organized by OpenMind Group and “The Canvas” think tank, with EQnomics being the coordinator, the conference gathered more than 1,300 delegates among which were 300 shipping company executives, students from 60 Greek and foreign Universities, and cadets from the Maritime Academies of Aspropirgos, Hydra island, Macedonia and Crete.
On that occasion, the organizers stressed the importance to establish a unique platform where the next shipping generation meets and discusses directly with those who are currently the Greek shipping top executives and decision makers.
Legal Director, DANAOS SHIPPING CO. LTD
Head of Research and Valuations Department, INTERMODAL Shipbrokers
Regional Business Development Manager, DNV GL Maritime
DR. PANOS KAPETANAKIS
Maritime Historian & Editorial Advisor, NAFTIKA CHRONIKA MAGAZINE
Managing Director, MACGREGOR GREECE
Research Τeam Leader, IFCHOR GROUP
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd. and President of the Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus)
European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport
DPA, SUPER ECO BULKERS Management
General Manager of Allseas Marine S.A.
General Manager, SPRINGFIELD SHIPPING CO. PANAMA S.A.
CAPT. TASSOS I. KAMPAS
Chief Operating Officer / DPA / HSQE / Vetting Manager, SEAVEN
CEO & CFO, Capital Product Partners L.P./CFO, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.
Crew Manager, STARBULK S.A.
Head of Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus
Financial Manager, BRAVE MARITIME
President, HELLENIC SHORTSEA SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION
Managing Director of SEA TRADERS S.A.
Assistant Operations Management, Karlog Shipping
Director, ALMI TANKERS S.A
CFO, Danaos Corporation
PROF. ELENI THANOPOULOU
Head of Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of Aegean
Welcoming addresses by the organisers
Danae Bezantakou, Katerina Stathopoulou, Nikolas Theodorou
Welcoming address by Pausanias Papageorgiou
General secretary for life long learning at the ministry of education research & religious affairs
Moderator – Prof. Helen A. Thanopoulou
Openmindgroup from vision to action by
Christina Tsimpouklidi and Vasilios Revis