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The 2020 Posidonia exhibition is on track to set new records in exhibitor numbers and floor space for its upcoming edition this summer, as the world’s most prestigious exhibition in the biennial maritime calendar is entering its sixth consecutive decade of continuous service to the ocean-going Greek shipping community and the international maritime industry.

POSIDONIA 2020 on track to be the biggest ever

Environmental Policies and their impact in the spotlight

As in previous years, the Propeller Club announced its support through scholarships, as well as through donations to philanthropic foundations in Greece, this year with a 50% increase in comparison to 2019.

The Propeller Club celebrates New Year in the Greek tradition

By: EBR | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Once again, the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, celebrated New Year in the Greek tradition, with the cutting of the traditional Greek New Year cake at the Grande Bretagne Hotel on Monday 20th January 2020

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) organized in Madrid on December 2–15, 2019, ended in failure.

The Hopes and Frustrated Expectations of COP25

By: EBR | Thursday, December 19, 2019

For most policymakers and experts who took part in the COP25, the summit’s outcomes are insufficient. The protesters and critics who followed the summit from outside are even more frustrated

The response to the call to the maritime industry to #bepartofthechange was impressive with the participation of more than 600 including high-ranking stakeholders from the entire shipping spectrum – shipping executives, representatives from maritime organizations, journalists, Embassies, academics and students

«19o NAVIGATOR FORUM»

By: EBR | Friday, December 13, 2019

The 19th NAVIGATOR 2019 - THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM was organized by NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS with great success

NAVIGATOR aim is to lead the way in presenting the changes that are constantly flooding the shipping industry, seeking to make its participants part of the dialogue to understand these evolutions taking place in order to anticipate and prepare the best decisions.

«19th NAVIGATOR 2019 – THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM»

By: EBR | Monday, November 25, 2019

The "19th NAVIGATOR 2019 - THE SHIPPING DECISION MAKERS FORUM" will be held for the 19th consecutive year on Friday November 29, 2019 at "Faros" of the Cultural Center - Stavros Niarchos Foundation from 09.30 to 16.00

The Eastmed Energy Leadership Summit has been an initiative aimed at promoting the strategic significance of the Eastern Mediterranean as an energy hub and an area of cooperation or confrontation. The Summit was attended by important politicians, energy experts and academic from US, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and other countries of the region who illuminated the various aspects of energy developments in the Eastmed area.

First Annual Eastern Mediterranean Energy Leadership Summit

By: EBR | Friday, October 4, 2019

The Transantlantic Leadership Network and the Master Program in Energy, Strategy, Law and Economics of the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus organized the 1st Annual EastMed Energy Leadership Summit, on October 1-2

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The new museum has the capacity to exhibit at one time about half the collection in conditions deemed appropriate to the exhibition design that was conceived to be airy, simple and conducive to observation.

The Collection of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Collection of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation is one of the most important private collections to be assembled in the course of the second half of the 20th century. The primary objective of the new museum built in Athens is to house the collection and make it accessible to all, as was the wish of its founders

The opening of the new museum coincides with the launch of its monthly programme of events. Concerts, theatrical productions, discussions, activities for children and adults and educational workshops will complement the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation philosophy, in a series of innovative events harmoniously incorporated in the museum setting.

The new museum of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The new museum of the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation is set to welcome Athens audiences on Wednesday 2 October, complete with a full programme of cultural events and educational workshops

Moreover, on the same day visitors will have the opportunity to participate in presentations at the archaeological excavation titled ‘Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum’.

A musical evening on August Full Moon at the Acropolis Museum

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

On this day, the Museum will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight

They will be able to walk on the ancient neighborhood’s streets, take a closer look at the houses with their courtyards and wells, enter the heart of the impressive mansions with the private baths, examine the workshops with the water reservoirs, take a magical stroll through time and the daily life of the people who lived in the shadow of the Acropolis’ rock for over 4,500 years.

Walking in the ancient neighborhood of the Acropolis Museum

By: EBR | Friday, July 5, 2019

On Tuesday 9 July 2019, the Acropolis Museum launches a new cycle of presentations

2019 Artistic Programme

Athens & Epidaurus Festival

By: EBR | Thursday, June 20, 2019

Note from the artistic director, Vangelis Theodoropoulos

Special emphasis was on the presentation of Digital Assets Power Play Ltd. (DPP), a leading crypto data provider and developer of algorithmic crypto trading services. Their DPP Platform was launched a week before the IICC2019 conference, so the audience saw the DPP Platform in action, a groundbreaking crypto trading platform, making advanced algorithmic strategy creation accessible to anyone. Until now, algorithmic trading methods have been reserved only for those who possess the programming knowledge and investing experience necessary to design complex strategies.

The 1st International Investment Conference IICC2019 has been successfully completed in Split, Croatia

By: EBR | Monday, June 10, 2019

On 31st May 2019 in Split, Croatia was held the 1st International Investment Conference (IICC2019), an event with a special emphasis on different ways of investing in Croatia and the region of Southeast Europe

The Greek Ministers for Maritime Affairs and Tourism, officials from major port destination authorities, senior decision-makers from the world’s biggest cruise lines and representatives of marina and yacht owners associations shaped the forum’s agenda which comprised 20 hours of lively panel debates and informative presentations on the stage of Domotel Kastri Conference Centre, in Athens’ historical suburb.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets new attendance records as East Med takes centre stage in global cruise itineraries

By: EBR | Monday, June 10, 2019

More than 830 participants from 21 countries and 35 exhibitors from every facet of sea tourism framed the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, setting new attendance records for the biennial Athens Confex event

Danae Bezantakou, concept-founder of YES Forum and CEO of Navigator Shipping Consultants, underlined that the goal of YES FORUM is to encourage young people in Greece to understand that there are many reasons to stay here and realise that shipping and tourism industries are the two main pillars of the Greek economy on which they can depend, improve themselves in that way and make Greece proud internationally.

YES to Sea Tourism Forum said the big YES to sea tourism!

By: EBR | Friday, June 7, 2019

YES to Sea Tourism Forum successfully took place on Wednesday, the 29th of May 2019 at Domotel Kastri, north Athens, closing the Posidonia Sea Tourism 2019 International Maritime Tourism Exhibition, with the participation of more than 300 executives from the shipping and maritime tourism sectors

According to Minister Theocharopoulos: “The development of the cruise sector and the establishment of Greece as a major sea tourism destination are strategic priorities for us. The continuous promotion of Piraeus and Heraklion as home ports, the increase in the number of home ports across the country, the improvement of our infrastructure and facilities are some of the initiatives we have taken to upgrade our product and pave the way for investments.”

Major cruise lines call for improved infrastructure and new destinations in East Med

By: EBR | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Major cruise lines call for improved infrastructure and new destinations in East Med to meet demand for increased volumes of guests and new travel experiences

This was the main message conveyed during the first day of the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum that opened today at Domotel Kastri Conference Centre in Athens, where ministers, representatives of international cruise associations, cruise lines, destination authorities and decision makers gathered to debate the state of the industry and share their views and insights on the trends shaping sea tourism in the regions of South East Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

Greece’s cruising prospects positive despite of regional geopolitical challenges

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The key message at the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The main aim of YES Forum is the creation of a comprehensive connection and understanding between young people and our Greek shipping and tourism history. YES FORUM is taking place under the auspices of the Ministries of Shipping, Education, Tourism, GNTO, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and the majority of Greek Universities. This year’s goal is to inform young people about the distinctive features of sea tourism and cruising along with the employment prospects and professional trajectories. Once again, all participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the Forum and tdialogue directly with the distinguished executives

YES to Sea Tourism Forum 2019 - Wednesday, March 29th 2019

By: EBR | Friday, May 17, 2019

YES Forum says YES to Sea Tourism on Wednesday, 29 May 2019, during the International Conference & Exhibition of the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019, at Domotel Kastri Conference Center – Kifissia, from 14.00 to 19.00

A wave of recent developments that are positively impacting on the growth of sea tourism in the East Med will be highlighted at a total of 11 panel discussions and workshops scheduled during the two days of the knowledge-exchange Forum. Among the main topics, the return of Turkish ports in major cruise line itineraries and the berth capacity increase in the East Med, including the return of Disney Cruise Line.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019

By: EBR | Monday, May 13, 2019

The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets cruise industry agenda, as region restores international appeal with Greece alone expecting a 7.5 % in port calls this season

During the 2018 Annual Meeting in Davos, a meeting of high level officials took place regarding the progress of the economies of the Balkans, by addressing the shared challenges they collectively face; boosting economic growth, improving infrastructure and the functioning of markets and attracting and retaining the talent they will need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, between EU’s structural collaborations and Asia’s and U.S multilevel approach.

The 4th Industrial Revolution in Balkans: Law & Tech Summit

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

By European Law Observatory on New Technologies, in collaboration with the Bar Association of Thessaloniki and Centre for Research&Technology-Hellas- Information Technologies Institute (CERTH-IPI)

At every stage of the development, features of AI are used, bringing together existing best practice with the power of technology. The concept at the core of this platform has always been the respect of fundamental human rights: safety, dignity, protection of childhood. Developing new technologies that could provide a tool for the investigation and resolution of a missing child case has been the drive for our team, and we are working hard to deliver the first operational mobile app by the end of this year. We moreover try to address the issue of unaccompanied refugee children, who go missing, during their journey to and through Europe and in turn remain highly vulnerable to people who mean them harm

ChildRescue Project, funded by EU Horizon2020

By: EBR | Thursday, March 28, 2019

ChildRescue: Striving to meet societal challenges like child disappearances through ethical technology

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