Join us in Challenging the Business Model of Shipping

Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums — By on October 3, 2017 at 10:31 PM

Join us in Challenging the Business Model of Shipping – Young Executives Session, Maritime Cyprus 2017 by YoungShip Cyprus

YoungShip Cyprus* have been granted the honour to undertake the organization of  the “Young Executives Session,” to be held during Maritime Cyprus 2017. The event will be taking place on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, at the Evagoras Lanitis Centre in Limassol, between 15:00-16:30pm.

The session is free of charge, however registration via the Maritime Cyprus 2017 website* is required in order to secure a seat. The objective of the “Young Executives Session,” is to create an exciting forum, providing a place for young shipping professionals to debate important issues in an informal atmosphere. The event will also be followed in the evening by a party.

The chosen theme for this year is “Challenging the Business Model.” During the radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping!”* broadcasted on the radio station of the Cyprus University of Technology, Cut-Radio 95,2 and hosted by Gina Panayiotou, the Vice-President of YoungShip Cyprus, Mr. Sotiris Kambanellas, analyses how this year’s theme was chosen in order to demonstrate how in a constantly evolving world, even a more “traditional” industry like shipping, is already changing and developing to adopt to new technologies, digitalization and many more new developments. Additionally, as the President of the association, Mr. Philippos Ioulianou added, the aim is to provide both the younger generation as well as all participants with inspiration and food for thought.

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, being amongst the organizing committee along with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, the Department of Merchant Shippιng, the Cyprus Union of Ship-owners and the Department of Merchant shipping, notes that “the Young Executives session is considered a very important element of the Conference, as it creates the necessary environment to get young people to be even more interested in international maritime affairs.”

The panel will feature various successful young professionals from the international and domestic industry, which are all innovators in their own way and who have “disrupted” the shipping market successfully, set out as follows : Moderator will be Mrs. Dyveke Meland, Member of YoungShip International & Chairman of the Board of YoungShip Bergen and Panelists will be Mr. Constantine Komodromos, Co-Founder & CEO VESSELBOT, Mr. Tor M. Østervold, CEO ECOSUBSEA and Mr. Sotiris Kambanellas, Vice President, YoungShip Cyprus, Business Development Manager  of Fleet Management Limited.

YoungShip Cyprus is active in educating, informing, promoting networking and providing general support to the young people in shipping.  More information on the activity of the association can be found at

“Maritime Cyprus” Conference is a bi-annual international shipping conference, held since 1989. Its main objective was to promote Cyprus as a comprehensive, competitive and modern shipping center and it operates as a forum where important and current issues relating to international shipping are debated by distinguished panelists and subsequently discussed by the international shipping community, thereby helping to formulate sound and well balanced decisions and policies on crucial shipping issues. The Conference also offers the opportunity to the participants to become familiar with the strong maritime tradition of Cyprus and its Shipping Industry that was built over the years.

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