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MARITIME ECONOMIC FORUM | THESSALONIKI | 2019

“Maritime Economics of Thessaloniki & the value of education and vocational training”

By: EBR - Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

A Conference hosted by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), Europe 123, Pylaia-ThessalonikiA Forum for the Shipping and Blue Economy Opportunities – Education and Training Perspectives for the city and the Region.
A Conference hosted by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), Europe 123, Pylaia-ThessalonikiA Forum for the Shipping and Blue Economy Opportunities – Education and Training Perspectives for the city and the Region.

A Conference hosted by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), Europe 123, Pylaia-Thessaloniki

A Forum for the Shipping and Blue Economy Opportunities – Education and Training Perspectives for the city and the Region.

Date: 5 April 2019 | Venue: CEDEFOP | Thessaloniki

Organizing Committee: (non-profit companies & associations of Thessaloniki)

MADE GROUP | Greek Energy Forum | Young Entrepreneurs of Thessaloniki –YET | ESIMET- Trademark Owners Companies

Association of SE Europe |The Blueprints | The Maritime Club of Thessaloniki

Steering Committee: professors and executives

In Collaboration with: Naftemporiki, European Business Review, TV100, ViLabs

AGENDA | Friday 5 April 2019 | Europa Conference Room | CEDEFOP

8.30am-9am Arrivals/Registration
9am-1pm PART I“The overview of the industry in the Region”

9.00-9.30 OPENING SESSION

Welcoming Remarks by Ms Mara Brugia, Acting Executive Director, Cedefop
Presentation: Mantalena Kaili, Policy advisor, Maritime Economic Forum
9.30-10.00 Keynote Speaker: Sotirios Theofanis, CEO Port of Thessaloniki

Presenter : Vasso Vegiri , Journalist, Naftemporiki

10.00-11.30 PANEL: Maritime Economics of Thessaloniki and the North Aegean perspectives

Moderator: Vasso Vegiri, Journalist, Naftemporiki

1. Andronikos Sinioris, Consul of Malta, Head of Maritime Club of Thessaloniki
2. Christos Karantzis, Consul of Uruguay, Prof of European Law
3. Eirinikos Platis, lawyer Platis Anastassiades Law Firm - EY Greece
4. Charalampos Simantonis, President of the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association
5. George Xiradakis , President of the Propeller Club Piraeus, XRTC Business Consultants

11.30-11.45 Coffee break

11.45 -13.00 PANEL: Geopolitics and Energy: the opportunities for the Region

Moderator: Alexandros Lagakos, Greek Energy Forum

1. Chip Laitinen, Economic Counselor, U.S Embassy Athens, Greece
2. Sofoklis Papanikolaou, CEO, Blue Grid Gas & Power

3. Liana Gouta, Group Director Energy Policy and International Affairs at HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group of Companies
4. Nikolaos Farantouris, Prof. ΕU Competition & Energy Law, Chair Legal Affairs EUROGAS
5. Eirinikos Platis, lawyer Platis Anastassiades Law Firm - EY Greece

13.00 pm – 14.00 pm Lunch Break

14.00 pm- 19.00 pm PART II | “ EU policy priorities,the vision & the opportunities for education and vocational training ”

14.00-15.30 Keynotes on Policy and Education: generating new dynamics through education and skills

Presentation: Vassilis Tsoulis, Young Entrepreneurs of Thessaloniki-YET

1. Christos Economou Head of Unit, DG MARE, EU Commission
2. Loukas Zahilas, Head of department for VET systems and institutions & Stelina Chatzichristou, expert, CEDEFOP
3. Pantelis Lamprianidis , Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Unit D2 – Maritime Safety
4. Maria Boile, Director at Institute for Logistics & Transportation, Prof. University of Piraeus

15.30-15.45 Coffee Break

15.45-17.00 PANEL: A city – maritime hub, synergies and clusters.

Moderator:Popi Asteriadou , Journalist, TV100

1. Aggelos Kotios, Prof. & Dean of University of Piraeus
2. Eva Kaili, MEP, STOA Committee Chair, Special Rapporteur on the digitalization of Maritime Economy
3. Representative, City Council of Piraeus (tbc)
4. G. Yovanof, manager of Strategis ICT Maritime Cluster of Piraeus

17.00-18.00 PANEL: The representatives of the Institutions and Chambers of Thessaloniki discuss on the priorities of the agenda.

Moderator:Vasso Vergiri, Journalist, Naftemporiki

18.00-19.00 Closing Remarks – Q&A

** A special report on the outcomes of the Conference, with articles from experts and the steering committee will be prepared and distributed to the academic and professional organizations of the Region in Greek and English

 

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