At a glance
Since 2013, Maritime Trends Conference has evolved into an institution for the maritime community, becoming more and more relevant as new challenges and shifts constantly occur.
Hosted by Marine Tours, the Conference is a free-registration event open to shipping executives, aiming to inspire the exchange of knowledge and empower the maritime industry for the future.
The Maritime Trends Conference has been successfully completed!
The Maritime Trends Conference 2023 was successfully held on May 13th, 2023 at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel, in Kavouri, under the academic auspices of the Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece and the support of the Lufthansa Group.
The event, a proud initiative of Marine Tours and part of the company’s CSRs actions, has become over the years a benchmark in the shipping sector. After three years of postponement due to the pandemic, the Conference returned more relevant than ever, serving as the meeting point for more than 230 executives of more than 120 shipping companies.
This year’s Conference focused on the challenges that have emerged as a result of the transition to the post-pandemic period and the “Next Normal” era. In addition, the “Human Factor Management” as well as the growing dynamic of ESG solutions have been in particular focus.
Learn all about this year event's proceedings here!
T: +30 210 37 12 200
Ioanna Balman | Giorgos Dimitropoulos
DIVANI APOLLON PALACE & THALASSO
10, Agiou Nikolaou str. & Iliou str.
166 71 Vouliagmeni - Kavouri
Athens - Greece
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ESG: The Ship Manager's Perspective
Ilias Bissias, Director, Naftika Chronika
10:40 | ROUNDTABLE
Key C-Level executives from the Shipping Industry will exchange opinions and elaborate on their views regarding the crucial developments on ESG in Shipping and its implications. More information coming soon!
11:10 | Q&A Session
PANEL 1: MARKET TRENDS & CONDITIONS
Konstantinos Oikonomou, CEO, Marine Tours
10:40 | TRENDS IN THE MARITIME FINANCE INDUSTRY: IN THE MIND OF FINANCER
Ioannis Alexopoulos, Partner, Eurofin Group / Teaching Fellow at the ALBA Graduate Business School
10:55 | MARKET TRENDS FROM A REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING SEAFARERS
Dr. Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi, Senior Legal Consultant & Industry Trainer / Visiting Lecturer, ALBA Graduate Business School ACG
11:10 | THE SOCIAL IN ESG COMPLIANCE IN MARITIME
George Teriakidis, Area Manager East Mediterranean & Black Sea, DNV
11:25 | LUFTHANSA GROUP SUSTAINABILITY
Kostas Tzevelekos, General Manager Sales Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia / Lufthansa Group
11:40 | Q&A SESSION
12:10 | COFFEE BREAK
PANEL 2: CHALLENGES & BEST PRACTICES IN PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
Dr. Maria Progoulaki, ALBA Graduate Business School ACG, Adjunct Lecturer and Green-Jakobsen A/S Senior Consultant, Regional Representative
12:30 | HUMAN FACTOR AS A CORE ELEMENT OF SHIP INSPECTION PROGRAM
Anastasios Kartsimadakis, GROUP Vetting & Inspections Manager, Tsakos Shipping & Trading S.A. / Vetting Manager (Seconded), INTERTANKO
12:45 | THE LEADERSHIP IMPACT FACTOR IN HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Bjarke Jakobsen, Partner and Senior Consultant, Green-Jakobsen A/S
13:00 | SEAFARERS HAPPINESS INDEX: THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING TO SEAFARERS
Steven Jones, Founder, Seafarers Happiness Index
13:15 | NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES IN MARITIME EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dr. Robyn Pyne, Principal Lecturer: Logistics and Maritime Management, Liverpool John Moores University; Logistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute (LOOM)
13:30 | Q&A SESSION
13:50 | CLOSING SPEECH by Konstantinos Oikonomou, CEO, Marine Tours
14:00 | LUNCH
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PANEL 1: MARKET TRENDS & CONDITIONS
Partner, Eurofin Group / Teaching Fellow at the ALBA Graduate Business School
Senior Legal Consultant & Industry Trainer / Visiting Lecturer, ALBA Graduate Business School ACG
Area Manager East Mediterranean & Black Sea, DNV
General Manager Sales Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia,
CEO, Marine Tours
PANEL 2: TRENDS IN CREW MANAGEMENT
GROUP Vetting & Inspections Manager, Tsakos Shipping & Trading S.A. / Vetting Manager (Seconded), INTERTANKO
Partner and Senior Consultant, Green-Jakobsen A/S
Founder, Seafarers Happiness Index
Principal Lecturer: Logistics and Maritime Management, Liverpool John Moores University; Logistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute (LOOM)
Dr. Maria Progoulaki
ALBA Graduate Business School ACG, Adjunct Lecturer and Green-Jakobsen A/S Senior Consultant, Regional Representative
Since 2013, Maritime Trends Conference has been our company’s proud initiative and part of our CSR strategy regarding the empowerment of the Shipping Community.
We kindly invite you to take a look at the past conferences and learn more why Maritime Trends has evolved into an industry defining event throughout the years.