YES to Shipping Forum 2018

Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Maritime Education and Training — By on May 22, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Danae Bezantakou

YES Forum says YES to Shipping by organizing again, YES to Shipping Forum on Friday 8th June at Posidonia Conference Hall during Ρosidonia Exhibition 2018 at Metropolitan Expo. YES Forum was initiated by Danae Bezantakou, CEO – Navigator Shipping Consultants and is the first forum to be held under the auspices of the Ministries of Shipping & Education and the majority of Greek Universities, organized by a team of 60 volunteers.

YES Forum is the leading platform of open dialogue among the Decision Makers of the Greek Shipping and Sea Tourism Industry  and the Entrepreneurship in general, principals, executives and university students, recent graduates and young executives. What we are aiming for, is the next generation to become acquainted with the Greek Shipping History through our Collaboration with the Greek Shipping Miracle and the Posidonia Exhibitions as well as to exercise and practice their networking skills.

The President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodoros Veniamis will address the opening remarks.

Moderators of the Forum will be:  George Teriakidis, Regional Manager of Business Development -DNV GL Maritime, George Xiradakis, Chief Executive XRTC Business Consultants Ltd and President of Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus), Danae Bezentakou, CEO of NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS and Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director – INVESTMENTS AND FINANCE LTD.

This year, the participants on the day of the Forum, apart from having the opportunity to ask their questions, they will be able to either take part in organized visits to the Posidonia Exhibition stands or to participate in the logistics panel in order to become familiar with the Industry of Shipping Services

Submit your question and get your Free invitation in the following link

Say  YES to Shipping  and we are looking forward to welcoming you on Friday 8th June 2018!

YES Forum Program:

10.00 – 10.30: Registration for YES Tour @ Posidonia Exhibition & 10.30 – 11:30: YES Forum Registration

10.30 – 12.30: YES Tour @ Posidonia Exhibition (limited seats)


11:30 – 12.30: Introduction Panel – Logistics

Moderator: Kostis Achladitis, Managing Director – GOLDEN CARGO

Speakers: Christos Bravos, General Manager – GOLDEN CARGO

Pantelis Sarantis, Marine Solutions-Air & Sea Product Development – GOLDEN CARGO

13.00 – 13:15: Official Opening  Address  Theodoros Veniamis, President – Union of Greek Shipowners

13:15 – 14:15: Ship-owners Panel

Moderator: Georgios Teriakidis, Regional Business Development Manager – DNV GL MARITIME



Ioanna Procopiou, Managing Director –  SEA TRADERS S.A. & PROMINENCE MARITIME SA

George Papagiannopoulos, Principal – COMMON PROGRESS COMPANIA NAVIERA  S.A.

Basil Sakelis, Managing Director – ALASSIA NEWSHIPS MANAGEMENT INC

14:15 – 14:30: YES Forum presentation

14:30 – 15:30: Mapping the Youth Shipping Organizations and presenting the Greek Shipping History



Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director – INVESTMENTS AND FINANCE LTD.


George Alexandratos , Managing Director – APOLLONIA LINES S.A. & Vice-President  – Hellenic Chamber Of Shipping

Filippos Ioulianou , Founder & Vice  President – YoungShip Cyprus – Member of Bod YoungShip Cyprus International

Petros Kokkalis, President – BLUE GROWTH

Markos Kiosseoglou , Co-founder and Board Member – Reload Greece

Michael Foustanos , Director –  Greek Shipping Miracle

15:30 – 15.45: Presentation of YES Forum Research

15.45. -16.00: Presentations of the winning projects of ECONOMIA Competition “THE FUTURE OF GREEK SHIPPING”

16.00- 16.50: Shipping Executives Panel    

Moderator:  George Xiradakis, Managing Director of XRTC BUSINESS CONSULTANTS LTD. and President of THE PROPELLER CLUB (PORT OF PIRAEUS)


Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director – MACGREGOR

Dorothea Ioannou, Chief Commercial Officer SCB Inc., Manager -The American P&I Club

Costas Kontes, General Manager – V.Ships Greece Ltd.

Costis Fragkoulis, CEO – FRANMAN GROUP

Wanda Costopoulou, Managing Director  – ARKAS HELLAS

16.50 – 17.00 YES to Shipping Forum 2018 Closing


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