WISTA Hellas Posidonia 2014 splash!

Charity, Clubs, Events, WISTA - Women in Shipping — By on June 3, 2014 at 11:42 PM
l to r:Maria Mavroudi, Ioanna Topaloglou, Marina Papaioannou, Dorothea Ioannou and Ange Hartmann

l to r: Maria Mavroudi, Ioanna Topaloglou, Marina Papaioannou, Dorothea Ioannou and Angie Hartmann

Earlier on at the Vive Mar, the well know seaside bar-restaurant in Voula, Athens over 350 members and staunch supporters of WISTA Hellas joined in for the biennial Posidonia early evening buffet reception which lasted till very late… Guests come from all over the world proving the support as well as the work WISTA-Hellas and all WISTAs do!

The Board of Directors of WISTA Hellas headed by its newly elected President Angie Hartmann greeted and welcomed their many guests, who wasn’t there; spotted: Irene Notias from Prime Petroleum Services, Peggy Papastavrou from the Athens Exchange, Nicolas Vernicos from the International Chamber of Commerce-Hellas, Spyros Capralos the CEO from Star Bulk and former Chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange, Petros Papas from Star Bulk too, Despina Theodosiou-Panagiotou, President WISTA-Cyprus, George Gourdomichalis of G. Bros Maritime, Olga Lazovaskaya, President of WISTA-Russia and marine director of Rosgosstrakh, Professor Siri Pettersen Strandenes, Dr. Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard, the founding director of the London Shipping Law Centre, Laia Politou from the Swedish Club, shipbroker Leona Bachas, Irene Rosberg, Geanne Grasso of WISTA-USA and Blank, Rome LLP, President of WISTA-Denmark  and programme director of the Blue MBA, Mary Pothitos from NANE, George and Ioanna Bissias from Naftika Chronika, James Brewer and Graciette Amaro, Helen Jauregui of Shipmanagement International, lawyer and CSR specialist Yanna Pavlopoulou, Lena Gotberg of WISTA-Sweden, Stuart Todd of the American P&I Club, Namrata Nadkarni of MER at IMarEST,  Nikos Marmatsouris and Maria Angelidou from GAC,  Mariana Liaroutsou from Minerva Marine Inc, Despina Kalfa from the Aries Group, Sophie Mylona from Chrysis Demetriades Law firm in Cyprus, Mary Argyros from Richards Hogg Lindley Elpi J. Petraki from Enea, Savahna Nightingale from  IHS Fairplay, Marina Papaioannou from DNV GL, Elise Croonen from WISTA Cyprus, Kirsi Tikka from ABS, Avrilia Terzi from EXK Consulting, Athena Kanellatou from MacGregor, Bridget Hogan and Lucy Budd from The Nautical Institute in London,    and many many others.

In full supporting attendance were also many of the previous WISTA-Hellas Board Presidents and executives headed by Anna-Maria Monogioudis, Rea Metropoulou, Vicky Roussou, Harris Kiosseoglou, Vera Chalkidi, Maria Christina Ktistaki, Popi Lyrintzis, Areti Laios and Jenny Pournaras.

Excellent drinks and dips including masticha liquor from Chios; as for the music: vibrant plus…Now don’t ask about networking, as in all WISTA events worlwide same is at its best!

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  • Maria Dixon says:

    Many thanks to WISTA-Hellas for last night event. WISTA-UK is very grateful for the kind invitation extended to all members.

    The WISTA-UK group attending the WISTA-Hellas party was large in comparison to previous years. We will send you the picture of the UK ladies that we took last night at the event for our year book.

    Most unfortunately we took so long to reach the party, with the new location, the distances that visitors of the exhibition have to travel are very large. It took us nearly two hours to reach Athens from the exhibition, and then over 40 minutes to reach the wista party from the UK Embassy where most of our ladies were.

    The event was excellent, and to find new and old friends is fantastic! Evgharisto poli Wista-hellas!!

    Regards
    Maria Dixon

  • I would like to add my thanks to Maria’s for the wonderful hospitality. I look forward to seeing more WISTA members at the WISTA Med Regional Meeting in Naples and the WISTA AGM in Cyprus.
    Thanks too to all who are helping us promote our Navigator Project from The Nautical Institute which is aimed at inspring junior watchkeepers to be more professional and so keep themselves, their ships, fellow crew members, the cargo and the environment safe. We aim to get one on every SOLAS vessel so if anyone has any ideas or can help to give these away free to every ship, we would be grateful.
    As the new WISTA UK Secretary I would like to thank everyone for their support in this role.
    Best regards
    Bridget

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