Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

An evening of fashion and elegance at the Greek Ambassador’s Residence

An evening of fashion and elegance at the Greek Ambassador’s Residence
Hand crocheted long necklace and bracelet made from silk, metallic threads and precious stones. The historic residence of Elena Schilitzi-Venizelou, the wife of Greece’s most acclaimed prime minister and that of George Seferis as Greece’s ambassador to the United Kingdom (1957-1961) and Nobel Laureate...
November 20th, 2017 | Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Jewelry, People and Places, Social Columns | Read More

Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee

Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee
Adriana and her coffee art. Colombia shares a tasteful art form – painting with coffee  By Graciete Amaro and James Brewer A caffeine boost is being administered by Colombia to the world of fine art. The coffee-cultivating republic is proud of its output of high-quality beans, and at its national...
November 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, Paintings and Sculpture, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall

The BDI@1,361: further, but milder fall
John Faraclas The BDI fell another 13 points earlier on today, a bit of  a milder fall as the losses for both Capers and Panamaxes as well as for the Supras have been halved. Geopolitics still an issue, greatly affecting the trade and, coupled with a real credit crunch, might lead to disasters. John...
November 16th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Exhibitions, Food and Drink, LNG, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Paintings and Sculpture, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention

Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention
State tourism secretary Ana Mendes Godinho at WTM. Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention By Graciete Amaro My native province of Alentejo, Portugal, is increasingly in the spotlight of the tourism industry – although officials are making sure they expand the business at a careful pace. Alentejo...
November 15th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Featured, Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More

Greek business leaders are urged to step up cooperation with Bahrain

Greek business leaders are urged to step up cooperation with Bahrain
L to r: Osama Mohamed al Arrayed (secretary for industry affairs), Christos Kopelouzos, Nicholas Vafias, MPs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Adonis Georgiadis of ND, Paris Kalitzantzis, Sheik Salman bin Khalifa, Harry Vafias, Tuwfic Khoury, Terry Andis, George Koutsolioutsos and two secretaries of the Kingdom...
November 14th, 2017 | Events, Mergers and Acquisitions, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting

Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting
Minnie Churchill and Simon Bird. Minnie Churchill: my grandfather-in-law Sir Winston’s passion for painting By James Brewer Winston Churchill, “the British bulldog,” regularly packed paintbrushes and palette on his visits overseas. He even set to painting straight after a summit in Morocco with...
November 13th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Military, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Rio keeps on rocking

Rio keeps on rocking
Sol Ipanema marketing manager Juliana Girão. Rio keeps on rocking By James Brewer The success of the Rock in Rio series of extravaganzas, the Olympic Games and the World Cup has proven the ability of Rio de Janeiro to organise and handle huge events, Brazilian representatives told delegates to the World...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event by Chios Marine Club

Insurance perspective of marine disasters: Swedish Club and Sigma Maritime event  by Chios Marine Club
l to r: Stelios Magkanaris, Manos Strongilos, Maria Yiassa and Konstantinos Vasilleiadis A high profile presentation entitled “The Insurance Perspective of Marine Disasters” was organised by Chios Marine Club at the Angelicoussis Group auditorium, on November 1, 2017. The event was sponsored by SM...
November 9th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs | Read More

Winners of the H.E.R.O. Awards announced

Winners of the H.E.R.O. Awards announced
The winners on stage The International Maritime Rescue Federation has announced  the international winners of its second IMRF H.E.R.O Awards, 2017 The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) H.E.R.O. Awards 2017 have been presented to a selection of exceptional individuals and organisations,...
November 8th, 2017 | Awards, Events, HR | Read More

Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster

Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster
Centro Citibanamex. Mexico City’s tourist sector flourishes amid quick recovery from quake disaster By James Brewer After two big earthquakes, Mexico City’s ground transport, airport, restaurants and other infrastructure is back to business as usual, the World Travel Market 2017 in London was told. Mauricio...
November 7th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

A Lloyd’s briefing and Marine Hull Market discussion

A Lloyd’s briefing and Marine Hull Market discussion
l to r: Manos Lorentzos ( Seascope Hellas S.A.), Maria Kouliga- Pavlou (Trinity Marine Services Ltd), John Myrianthopoulos (European Link S.A.), Phoevos Bartsiokas ( Trireme S.A. International Insurance Brokers) By kind permission of H.E. the British Ambassador, Ms Kate Smith CMG, the Hellenic Committee...
November 7th, 2017 | Events, Marine Insurance | Read More

The Athens Roadshow: First stop… London

The Athens Roadshow: First stop… London
From the presentation Taking into account the record of 5 million visitors expected in Athens in 2017, the City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, has one focus: to promote the Greek capital as a leisure, city break, conferences...
November 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Tourism | Read More

AAL awarded best Asia Pacific project carrier

AAL awarded best Asia Pacific project carrier
Kyriacos Panayides, Managing Director, AAL (left) receiving the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Logistics Award, presented by Jeffrey Sim, Head of Corporate Communications, PSA Corporation (right) HIGH FIVE – LATEST WIN AT THE LLOYD’S LIST ASIA AWARDS 2017 AND FIFTH HONOUR SINCE 2016, SECURES AAL’S...
November 1st, 2017 | Awards, Events, Logistics | Read More

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale
Princess Michael: big cats close to her heart. Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale By James Brewer “They are so beautiful – don’t you love them?” says Princess Michael of Kent, gesturing to the slide on the screen. “They” are cheetahs, and Her Royal Highness speaks from...
October 27th, 2017 | Books, Clubs, Events, Featured, People and Places | Read More

MISC wins tanker operator Lloyd’s List 2017 Asia Pacific Awards

MISC wins tanker operator Lloyd’s List 2017 Asia Pacific Awards
Mr. W. M. Zulhilme B W M Noor, Eaglestar’s Fleet Director (LNG & Products) represented MISC Group in accepting the Lloyd’s List Tanker Operator of the Year Award from Captain Rachit Jain, Managing Director, Safe Lanes, who sponsored the award. MISC Group (MISC) won the Tanker Operator...
October 27th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Events, People and Places, Tankers | Read More

Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley

Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley
Jansson’s Keep Sweden Clean poster. Tove Jansson: beyond Moominvalley By James Brewer Devotion to the oceans and to the cause of cleaner seas – such are among the many facets of an artist best known for her creation of the intriguing Moomin characters. The lesser chronicled characteristics of...
October 26th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

New LNG Carrier for Ichthys LNG Project Named “OCEANIC BREEZE”

New LNG Carrier for Ichthys LNG Project Named “OCEANIC BREEZE”
Naming Ceremony of “OCEANIC BREEZE” Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) held a naming ceremony for a newly-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier at Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). The new vessel was given her name “OCEANIC BREEZE” by Mr. Toshiaki Kitamura,...
October 24th, 2017 | Events, LNG, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Thriving trade between Vietnam and Germany replicated at Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018

Thriving trade between Vietnam and Germany replicated at Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2018
With Germany sitting at the top of the pile in terms of Vietnamese automotive imports, and thanks to support from the country’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, a dedicated German country pavilion will debut at the upcoming edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City. As Vietnam’s leading...
October 24th, 2017 | Automobiles, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, News | Read More

Ocean Change requires solutions – UN Oceans Envoy

Ocean Change requires solutions – UN Oceans Envoy
IMO’s Secretary-General Kitack Lim with ​Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Solutions to address human-induced “Ocean Change” are needed to save life in the ocean and reverse the cycle of decline in which it is caught, according...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, Environment, Events, IMO, News, Oceanology, Organisations, UN | Read More

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…

Early Dry and Wet Market blues…
John Faraclas Did I hear you say shipping business intuition, eh??? The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) despite a steady upwards …“spree” ended the day with four points down at 1,578, which on the other hand is 91 points plus since last week’s closing (1,487). The wets were both down. The Geopolitics...
October 20th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Charity, European Union, Events, Food and Drink, Insurance and Reinsurance, IUA, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Shipping Centers, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

From Cyprus we cover a world of ships’, says American Hellenic Hull at Maritime Cyprus 2017

From Cyprus we cover a world of ships’, says American Hellenic Hull at Maritime Cyprus 2017
AHHIC CEO  Ilias Tsakiris, welcomes Minister Marios Demetriades,  Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the IMO and Mrs. Magda Kopczynska, Director of DG Move of the European Commission – and a warm handshake with Dorothea Ioannou on the left… Vincent J. Solarino is to the right of Ilias...
October 20th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Great British entries lead the DAME Awards 2017

Great British entries lead the DAME Awards 2017
… British entries account for more than a third of final nominations Nominations for the prestigious DAME Award 2017 have been announced, with British innovation and engineering at the forefront once again, with UK products making up over a third (22) of the 64 selected entries. The DAME Awards,...
October 19th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Sailors battle on opening day of World Cup Series Japan

Sailors battle on opening day of World Cup Series Japan
Pavlos Kontides CYP Laser Olympic medallists, World Champions and Continental titleholders were all battling at the front of the packs on a wet and light wind opening day of Sailing’s 2017-18 World Cup Series in Gamagori, Japan. Tom Burton (AUS), Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist, Pavlos Kontides...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, People and Places, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Lloyd’s Register expresses support to the new Faculty of Marine Science and Technology of the University of Cyprus

Lloyd’s Register expresses support to the new Faculty of Marine Science and Technology of the University of Cyprus
Nick Brownthird from the left),  ( Marine and Offshore Director of Lloyd’s Register presenting to the Mayor of Larnaka and the Rector of the University of Cyprus the LR publication “Maritime Science and Technology” On Tuesday October 10th the Rector of the University of Cyprus Professor...
October 16th, 2017 | Academia, Associations, Classification Societies, Events, HR, Maritime Education and Training, People and Places, Press and Media | Read More

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition
Naval close encounter.  Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017 exhibition By James Brewer Any exhibition that sets out “to celebrate everything that is wonderful and inspiring about the sea and the marine environment” enjoys a broad canvas. Participants in the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual...
October 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Books, Events, Exhibitions, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More