10th Hydra Shipping Conference – 14 Sept. 2019: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?

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10th Hydra Shipping Conference

Saturday September 14th, 2019

Theme: The Controversy in Shipping – Is it Justifiable?

Every September since 2009, the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots organises the Hydra Shipping Conference in the historic island of Hydra. The gathering has become a tradition in the world of shipping, with guests from the maritime business world and international speakers. The 10th Hydra Shipping Conference takes place on Saturday September 14th, 2019, in Hydra’s Cathedral Conference Hall and this year’s theme is:

“The Controversy in Shipping – Is It Justifiable?”

Leading Greek shipowners, among senior shipping industry executives, multinational and Greek company representatives, consultants, academics and members of Hydra’s traditional shipping families, take part in the event.
The conference constitutes an informative and entertaining weekend with many networking opportunities at a high level.

Conference chairman
Mr GEORGE A TSAVLIRIS, principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Confirmed speakers

George D Pateras, chairman, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, managing director, Aegeus Shipping SA
Helena Thanopoulou, professor in operations, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean
Yiannis Trifyllis, executive committee member, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping.
Emmanuel Vordonis, former general manager, Thenamaris Ship Management Inc
Dr Martin Stopford, president of Clarkson Research Service Ltd
George D Gourdomichalis, managing director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading SA
Dr Konstantinos Rokkos, managing director, TST International SA. and chairman of maritime committee of the Propeller Club of Piraeus and the regional vice-chairman of the International Propeller Club for south Europe and Africa.
Antonis Mavrakakis
Gianna Pavlopoulou, managing partner, CommonLawgic
Kostas Kontes, general manager, V.Ships Greece Ltd
Alexandra N Kouvadelli, senior claims director for Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd
Dinos Arkoumanis, former vice-president at City University of London, chairman of academic board, Metropolitan College
Dr Panikos Poutziouris, professor of entrepreneurship and family business at UCLan Cyprus
Patrick Joseph, director, Uirtus Marine Services Ltd
Stavros Hatzigrigoris, managing director, Maran Gas Maritime.

Hydra, the Port

Conference main topics

1. The Benefits of Creative Disruption
· Constant “Change of the Goal Posts”
· Shipping Over the Last 10 Years
· Shipping as a Sound Investment
· Questionable Returns?

2. Sources of Finance
· How Bad Can It Get?

3. 2020 Sulphur Cap
· January 1st is “round the corner”
· Progress (or lack of progress) in resolving Compliance Issues

4. Slow Steaming : A short Term Effective Solution
· Has It been undermined?

5. Future Prospects
· Shipping is a Different Ball game
· The Appetite & Endurance of the Future Generation
· The Traditional Family Business: Back to Basics?










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