Youth day at Posidonia is going to take place on Friday, June 10th 2022, 10.30-17.00hrs at Metropolitan Expo - Posidonia Conference Hall with the organization of YES to Shipping Forum 2022. University & School students, graduates, executives, representatives of the academic community, Ministries and key Maritime Organizations will be there to discuss, ask questions and receive answers on both sides.
Recognizing the importance of the Posidonia Exhibition for the shipping community worldwide, YES FORUM team will give the opportunity to the young generation to live the Posidonia experience and search their own professional path.
10.30-12.15: ΥΕS TOUR
In the first part, young people will visit more than 30 Stands of Shipping Companies representing the whole spectrum of maritime cluster, be informed about the products and services offered by them, give their CVs and explore possible cooperation with them.
13.00-14.30: YES TO SHIPPING FORUM 2022
Greetings will be addressed by:
o Melina Travlou, President of the Union of Greek Shipowners
o Ioannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Shipping and Insular Policy
o Niki Kerameus, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece
Themis Vokos, Founder and President of Posidonia Exhibition S.A. will share with the audience the history of Posidonia Exhibition counting more than 50 years.
A tribute will be made to Theodore Veniamis for his 13year course as the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners and his valuable contribution to the Greek Shipping.
14.30 – 17.00: ROUND CHAIR DIALOGUES
Then there will be 16 parallel discussions between young participants and the 55 executives and academics. Every 30 minutes the speakers will change cycle so that our young people wil be able to get to know as many members of the shipping community as possible and live the experience of Posidonia to the fullest.
REPRESENTATIVES OF SHIP OWNING / SHIPMANAGMENT COMPANIES
1. George Alexandratos, Vice – President of the Union of Greek Shipowners
2. Nikolaos Astras Crew Management Partner - V.GROUP
3. Capt. George Asteros, Operations Director - MARAN TANKERS MANAGEMENT
4. Panagiotis Gkotsis, I.T. Manager - DORIAN LPG
5. Athena Efthimiadou, ESG Μanager -EUROBULK LTD
6. Nicolas Theodorou, Chief Strategy Officer - ABC Maritime
7. Costas Kalargyros , Group HR Director - LATSCO SHIPPING
8. Niki Kalogiratou,Chief Communication Officer - CAPITAL SHIP MANAGEMENT CORP.
9. Manthos Machairas , CIO - METROSTAR
10. Jihn Botonakis, Legal & Insurance Manager - CHARTWORLD SHIPPING CORPORATION
11. Katerina Bodouroglou, Μanaging Director - STEM SHIPPING
12. Tina Moutzouri, Human Resources Manager - THENAMARIS
13. Manos Papadopoulos, Chartering Manager - ALMI TANKERS S.A.
14. Manolis Partsenidis, IT Administrator - DORIAN LPG
15. Efcharis Perpinia, Human Resources Director - Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.
16. Elpi Petraki, Operations & Chartering Manager, ENEA ManagementInc., President , WISTA
Hellas, 2 nd Vice President, HELLENIC SHORTSEA SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION
17. Kostas Petrakis, HSQ MANAGER/DPA - CHARTWORLD SHIPPING CORPORATION
18. Katerina Raptaki, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and e-Governance specialist - NAVIOS GROUP OF COMPANIES & BoD Member, A.M.M.I.T.E.C.
19. Christod Sialakoumas, CREW MANAGER - DORIAN LPG
20. Maria Christina Tsemani, HR Manager - DIANA SHIPPING SERVICES S.A.
21. Theofilos Haldezos, Dry Cargo/Container Chartering -EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MARITIME LTD REPRESENTATIVES OF SHIPPING SERVICES COMPANIES
22. Jimmy Athanassopoulos, Social Responsibility, Greece Rep - THE LIBRA GROUP
23. Costis Achladitis, Managing Director - GOLDEN CARGO
24. Helena Athoussaki, Head of ESG, Sustainability & Climate Change -MOTOR OIL GROUP
25. Natalia Bury, Chief Governance Officer - TOTOTHEO MARITIME
26. Christos Georgousopoulos, Naval Architect, TECHNICAL CONSULTANT INSB
27. Akis Zigouris, Technical Marketing Manager - KATRADIS MARINE
28. Spyridon Zolotas, Senior Director - RINA
29. Panos Theodossopoulos, Chief Digital Officer - OCEANKING TECHNICAL & TRADING SA
30. Dorothea Ioannou, Deputy Chief Operating Officer - THE AMERICAN P&I CLUB
31. Chrissostomos Kavounis, Sales Supervisor - LALIZAS
32. George Kallianis, Founder / CEO - KALLIANIS BROS SHIPPING S.A.
33. Stelios Koukouvios, Account Director – ORIANI
34. Christos Matsikoudis, Area Sales Manager EastMed - WARTSILA VOYAGE
35. Christina Mauromichali, Head of Human Resources & Legal, Wellbred
36. Fotini Mega, Associate Partner | Assurance - ERNST & YOUNG (HELLAS)
37. Panayotis Bachtis, General Manager - ZERONORTH GREECE
38. Nina Natsolari, HR Manager - ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A
39. Dr. Panos Nomikos, Business Development Director - DANAOS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS S.A.
40. George Xiradakis Πρόεδρος & Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος - XRTC
41. Angeliki Xylaki, Business Development Manager - RINA HELLAS
42. Stella Palaiologou Audit and Assurance Partner - MOORE GREECE
43. Marina Papaioannou, PhD Regional Maritime Academies Manager Maritime Service Center– DNV
44. Gina Panayotou, CEO & Founder, Legal & Brand Strategies by Oceans Arena
45. Nikos Pavlidis, HR Representative - ARKAS LOGISTICS
46. Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director - INVESTMENTS & FINANCE
47. Dimitris Sousoudis, Fleet Ops. Sales Manager – MARINETRAFFIC
48. George Teriakidis, Area Manager, East Mediterranean & Black sea, Maritime, DNV
49. George Tsavliris, Principal - TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE GROUP
50. Ioannis Tsioutsias, Senior Executive of Maritime Affairs, Segumar-Technical Office
51. Anna Tsioutsia, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Ambassador and General Consul of Panama in Greece
52. Marsia Psaroudakis, Deputy Director (Claims), North of England P&I Association
53. Vicky Apostolopoulou, Business Development Executive School of Maritime Studies - ΜETROPOLITAN COLLEGE
54. Spyros Vougious, Director - Shipping Programs - ALBA BUSINESS GRADUATES SCHOOL - THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE
55. Eleni Thanopoulou, Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Ναυτιλίας και Επιχειρηματικών Υπηρεσιών -
56. Ioannis Theotokas, Director, MSc in Marine Science and Technology Management - ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΑ
57. Emmanouil Kavussanos, Director, MSc in International Shipping, Finance and Management – Athens University of Economics and Business
58. Seraphim Kapros, Director – MBA in Shipping – ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ ΑΙΓΑΙΟΥ
59. Ioannis Lagoudis, Assistant Professor, MSC IN MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MANAGEMENT- Universsity of Piraeus
60. Dr. Iraklis Lazakis, Academic Director - UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
61. Maria Lekakou - Professor at Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport -University of the Aegean,
62. Maria Boile, Director MSc in Shipping – University of Piraeus
YES FORUM is an initiative of Danae Bezantakou, CEO of NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS which is supported by a group of 80 young students and executives and since 2016 it is under the auspices of the majority of Greek Universities, the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Shipping and Island Policy and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping.
The YES to Shipping Forum in Posidonia has been organized since 2016 and only during the pandemic has succeeded in organizing:
- 23 open dialogues which lasted more than 60 hours with more than 140 speakers, answering 1,000 questions
- Through our social networks, shares and posts about YES FORUM more than 2,000,000
people have seen learned or heard about us.
- On average term, 70 volunteers participate in the group annually.
- The members of YES forum advisory board have exceeded 150 and
the number of students who have been informed about shipping is over 10,000
- 50 youth voluntary organizations support us in Greece and abroad.