2021 SAFETY4SEA Virtual Forum

The 2021 SAFETY4SEA Virtual Forum is scheduled as a 3-day event from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st of October!

This is an event aiming at a target group of Technical, Safety, Operations & Marine departments of Ship Operators and other industry stakeholders.

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Attendance is FREE, subject to Registration


Scope Foster Safety Excellence and Sustainable Shipping
Concept Attendance is FREE, subject to Online Registration
Duration This will be a 3-DAY event.
It will accommodate up to 40 speaker slots in 8 sessions
Target Audience Ship Operators, Technical, Marine Department & Shipping related audience
  • Crew Welfare
  • Future Skills
  • Ship Safety – Dry Bulk
  • Ship Safety – Tankers
  • Ship Safety – Containers
  • Maritime Security & Anti Piracy
  • Navigational Safety & BTM
  • Crew Change/Vaccination
  • Lessons learned from Major Accidents & Crisis Communications

Open nomination submission and online voting for the following categories:

  • SAFETY4SEA Dry Bulk Operator Award
  • SAFETY4SEA Tanker Operator Award
  • SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award
  • SAFETY4SEA Training Award
  • SAFETY4SEA Technology Award
  • SAFETY4SEA Initiative Award
  • SAFETY4SEA Personality Award
  • SAFETY4SEA Leadership Award
  • SAFETY4SEA COVID-19 Resilience Award
Website events.safety4sea.com/2021-safety4sea-virtual-forum/


Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Capt. Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor of Loss Prevention, Standard Club
  • Mr. Nippin Anand, Founder, Novellus Solutions
  • Mr. Chirag Bahri, Director of Regions, ISWAN
  • Mrs. Joanna-Eugenia Bakouni, Group Training Manager, Epsilon Hellas
  • Mr. Kostas Bourliaskos, CSO, Latsco Marine Management Inc.
  • Capt. Mark Bull, Director, Trafalgar Navigation Limited
  • Lt. CDR. Diego Cánovas-Cánovas, Interagency and Shipping Advisor, JOC-MSCHOA Coordinator,          European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta
  • Capt. John Dolan, Deputy Director of Loss Prevention, Standard Club
  • Mr. Kjetil Flood, Chief Commercial Officer, Mintra
  • Mr. Konstantinos Galanakis, CEO, Elvictor Group
  • Mr. Erik Green, CEO, Partner, Green-Jakobsen A/S
  • Mr. Julian Hines, Loss Prevention Manager, Standard Club
  • Mr. Michael Hughes, Claims Executive, Standard Club
  • Dr. Niki Kalogiratou, Chief Communication Officer, Capital Ship Management Corp.
  • Capt. Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, UK P&I Club
  • Mrs. Emmanolia Kolias, Sales Director Marketplace, Mintra
  • Mrs. Johanna Kull, Loss Prevention Executive, Alandia
  • Capt. Sudhir Malhotra, Marine Surveyor , Standard Club
  • Mr. Ross Millar, Loss Prevention Associate, Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited
  • Dr. William Moore, Global Loss Prevention Director, American Club
  • Capt. Panagiotis Nikiteas, HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO, Maran Dry Management Inc.
  • Mr. Dimitris Orfanos, HSQE Manager DPA / CSO, M/Maritime
  • Mr. John Panorios, Deputy COO, Latsco Marine Management Inc.
  • Dr. Konstantinos Poulis, General Manager, Epsilon Hellas
  • Mr. David Savage, Director, Oceanfile Marine Ltd
  • Mr. Christos Sialakoumas, Crew Manager, Dorian LPG
  • Mr. Martti Simojoki, Senior Loss Prevention Manager, Alandia
  • Mr. John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club
  • Capt. John Taylor, Loss Prevention Manager, Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited
  • Mr. Thanasis Theodorou, DPA/CSO, S&Q Manager, Capital Ship Management Corp.
  • Rear Admiral Bill Truelove, Managing Director, CSMART Training Center
  • Dr. Periclis Tzardis, Chief Medical Officer, ShipMedCare
  • Mrs. Anna Wulcher, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Support Solutions



Attendance is FREE, subject to Registration


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With more than sixty five (65) large scale forums successfully completed so far, attended by more than 25,000 delegates, we would like to point out the following benefits:


Why sponsor the event:

  • This is the leading world class event, bringing the industry together on the issue of maritime safety!
  • Seize a unique opportunity to commit for a good cause as part of your ESG agenda and gain visibility through the content development and engagement
  • You will gain wide visibility before, during and after the event via Marketing on our SAFETY4SEA LOG (paper magazine), Social Media, safety4sea.com and YouTube

Why speak and participate in a panel of the event:

  • This is a unique opportunity to address a wide audience the majority of which work on a Ship Operator Office
  • We may assign a 7 min speaker slot with enough time to present a subject plus a 25-30 min round table discussion at the end of each panel
  • You will gain unique visibility via SAFETY4SEA LOG (paper magazine), Social Media, safety4sea.com article and YouTube presentation

Capt. Akshat Arora, Senior Surveyor of Loss Prevention, Standard Club

Capt. Akshat Arora is a Master Mariner based in Singapore with over 11 years of sea-going experience and 6 years of shore experience handling Marine Safety, Loss Prevention, Commercial Operations, Vetting & Technical Management. He joined the Standard Club in 2014 and previously worked with a reputable ship management company as Senior Vessel Manager / Company Security Officer



Nippin Anand, Founder, Novellus Solutions

Nippin Anand is a licensed Master Mariner and a social scientist with more than two decades work experience in the maritime, oil and gas sector that spans hands-on operations, academic research, consultancy, and certification and regulation. He is an internationally recognised specialist in human factors and safety management and his mission is to help people link theory and practice.


Chirag Bahri, Director of Regions, ISWAN

Chirag joined ISWAN in 2015 after the Maritime Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) moved its services into ISWAN. He is responsible for the operation and development of ISWAN’s regional work programme in South Asia, South East Asia and Nigeria. He works closely with various stakeholders to provide support mechanisms for seafarers and their families in need. He began his shipping career in India in 2004 after graduating as a Marine Engineer and has worked on various merchant vessels in different capacities, currently holding a Chief Engineer’s License. Chirag was held hostage by Somali pirates on a hijacked vessel in 2010 and has devoted his life to helping seafarers and their families affected by piracy and many other challenges. His passion to serve seafarers has gained widespread recognition, and he has received prestigious national and international awards.


Joanna-Eugenia Bakouni, Group Training Manager, Epsilon Hellas

Mrs. Bakouni, Ph.D.c, is the Group Training Manager of Epsilon Hellas, spearheading the Group’s training and development activities. She is also the Course Director for the Certificate in Crew Manning offered by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and a Lecturer in topics related to Human Resources Management in Shipping in Aegean College, in partnership with the University of Essex and the University of Canterbury Christ. She is a Maritime HR professional, specializing in Learning and Development, with demonstrated experience in Offshore Oil and Gas and Bulk Carriers. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, and she is a PhD candidate in Business Administration and Management, focused on Human Resources, Leadership and Organisational Behavior – Psychology, from the University of Piraeus. She is a member of WISTA Hellas and supports as a mentor voluntarily various organizations, including Job-Pairs and Women on Top.


Kostas Bourliaskos, CSO, Latsco Marine Management Inc.



Mark Bull, Director, Trafalgar Navigation Limited

Mark Bull commenced his career 49 years ago and is currently a Marine Consultant specialising in Navigation Assessments and Navigation Assessor training. He is a Fellow of The Nautical Institute, member of council and member of their technical committee. His company has just been awarded The Nautical Institute’s “Recognition” for Navigation Assessor – Masters’ Self Assessment. He spent 27 years at sea, including 5 in command; 12 years in shipmanagement in senior positions; 3 years in P&I Loss Prevention and 8 years as a consultant. Mark has extensive experience of the ISM Code; implementing the system onboard ship, training his crew and undergoing the first external audit (pre-convention). He then moved ashore where he was responsible for putting the entire fleet through the audit processes, reviewing Master’s comments on the system, amending procedures and re-writing large sections. He qualified as an ISO/ISM Lead Auditor in 1997 and – quote – has lost count of the number of audits he has conducted.


Lt. CDR. Diego Cánovas-Cánovas, Interagency and Shipping Advisor, JOC-MSCHOA Coordinator,          European Union Naval Force Operation Atalanta


John Dolan, Deputy Director of Loss Prevention, Standard Club

John Dolan is a Deputy Director, Loss Prevention at the Standard Club. He has a ten-year extensive technical and commercial ship management experience as a General Manager/Director. He provided marine and technical due diligence/asset protection consultancy services to major shipping finance institutions for four years, and he was a board member of the International Chamber of Shipping, as an Ireland representative for six years. Mr Dolan has been a member of the Standard Club Safety & Loss Advisory Committee for nine years, and joined Charles Taylor in April 2015 as Deputy Director of Loss Prevention.


Mr. Kjetil Flood, Chief Commercial Officer, Mintra

Kjetil Flood is Chief Commercial Officer at Mintra. He is a highly experienced executive with more than 25 years in technology and sales.



Konstantinos Galanakis, CEO, Elvictor Group

Konstantinos joined Elvictor Group in 2001. In his current capacity, he is responsible for controlling the Group’s business units’ cross-national operations and orchestrating the smooth inter-functional coordination of its diverse value chain activities. He has placed digital transformation as the fundamental pillar of Elvictor’s infrastructure and philosophy since 2002 and setting it as Elvictor’s primary strategy, attaining the creation and development of Elvictor’s cloud ecosystem and an arsenal of innovative cloud interactive tools for the Ship Managers and the Seafarers. His philosophy is pure Kaizen-driven and focuses on gradually improving productivity by involving all employees and making the work environment more efficient through continuous “change for the better” and “continuous improvement”. His focus is on quality control, just-in-time delivery, standardized work, efficient equipment, and infrastructure rightsizing to succeed in the continuous elimination of time and operation waste. He firmly believes that small changes now can have significant future impacts. Concerning the human element, he is the greatest supporter. He believes in continuous investment in the human factor through upskilling, training, career pathing, mentoring and providing technological tools to assist any user and any participant through digital guidance. He is widely recognized as one of the pioneers of information technology applications in his field of Shipping. He is fully committed to promoting transparency, ethics, and quality for operational safety and meritocracy across all the ecosystem and organization levels. He is the founder of SEATRIX Technologies with co-founder the COO/CTO Chris Tzoutzakis. Konstantinos holds a B.B.A, M.B.A., and a master’s degree in Shipping. His historic strategic move was to make Elvictor’s premier listing in crew management globally and historically.


Erik Green, CEO, Partner, Green-Jakobsen A/S

Erik Green, CEO, Green- Jakobsen A/S Erik Green is one of the founders of Green-Jakobsen in 2001. He graduated as a Naval Architect in 1990 and has a master’s degree in organisational learning and development. Within the maritime segment Erik’s expertise mostly relates to the development of corporate and individual safety culture (competencies), marine HR and leadership development. As a strategic business consultant with more than 20 years of experience Erik is specialised in helping companies develop both at a strategic, tactical and operational level. His professional competence covers marine HR and safety projects involving both employees and employers and he is an experienced project manager, subject matter expert, strategic executive coach and as a strategic business consultant. Furthermore, Erik is continuously engaged in the development of Green-Jakobsen’s own leadership training concept, and safety maturity development concept and methods.


Julian Hines , Loss Prevention Manager, Standard Club

Julian has extensive experience as a ship design and newbuild supervision and comes with naval architectural background with over 25 years experience in the marine industry. He has 10 years’ experience in ship technical superintendency and he is an Independent marine consultant, including ISM/ISPS audits, Marine Commercial, Vetting & Technical Management, FMEA surveys, Marine warranty surveyor. He joined the Standard Club in 2005 as a marine surveyor dealing with blue water tonnage. In 2007, he specialised in offshore Oil & Gas and Renewable energy sector risk engineering, providing loss prevention assistance for offshore division members. He has also acquired an offshore certification for UK and Norwegian sectors, IADC Well-control level 3


Michael Hughes, Claims Executive, Standard Club

Michael joined Charles Taylor in 2014 as a Claims Executive and has expertise in people claims. He has a BA (Hons) English from  The University of Exeter, 2006 and a Graduate Diploma in Law from The College of Law, 2007. In 2008 he attended Legal Practice Course at The College of Law where he trained as a solicitor, qualifying in February 2012. Before joining the Club, he worked at regional and London law firms specialising in personal injury, industrial disease and general litigation



Niki Kalogiratou, Chief Communication Officer, Capital Ship Management Corp.


Capt. Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, UK P&I Club

Kostas is a Greek Master Mariner with significant seagoing experience on-board Bulk Carriers and Cruise Ships. Prior to joining Thomas Miller’s Hellas office in December, 2019 he worked as Claims Manager for a local hull insurer, garnering more than 10 years of experience within the marine insurance industry. Kostas is certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping as an ISM and ISPS Internal Auditor. He deals with Loss Prevention related matters and operational enquiries for local Members, and he also conducts crew seminars.


Mrs. Emmanolia Kolias, Sales Director Marketplace, Mintra

Development & Sales Professional with demonstrated success in Sales Management and New Business Acquisition. Proven track record in saving money, increasing profits and improving operational efficiency. Native English Speaker and Fluent in Greek. Key skills include Operational improvement, Leadership and Sales Leadership.



Johanna Kull, Loss Prevention Executive, Alandia

Johanna Kull holds a MSc in Psychology and BSc in Social and Behavioural Science. She joined Alandia in 2019 as Loss Prevention Executive with specialty in Human Factors. Alandia is a Nordic marine insurance company, which is expanding internationally. Johanna’s work experience is broad; she has had her own company in health business and worked as a counsellor and project manager for youth groups. She is also a member of the Alandica Shipping Academy (ASA) reference group. Recently Johanna has been part of a team developing a Mental Health package for Crew.


Chrysanthi Laimou, Diaplous Maritime College Manager

Chrysanthi Laimou has been a security professional for the past ten years, focusing mostly on designing & implementing supply chain security solutions for the High Value Theft Targeted markets. Nowadays, she leads the internal and external vocational and academic capability building and skills development programs of Diaplous. She has also supported companies in setting up their internal management system regarding supply chain security as well as designed and implemented their internal supply chain security and loss prevention awareness promotion programs. Her academic background consists of undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering and postgraduate studies in Forensic Engineering & Science. She has also been a Transported Asset Protection Association EMEA Trainer on the FSR & TSR Supply Chain Security Standards since 2015.


Capt. Sudhir Malhotra, Marine Surveyor , Standard Club

Capt Sudhir Malhotra is a Master mariner with 14 years’ seagoing experience and senior seagoing experience on container vessels and passenger vessels. He has been deck officer on crude oil tankers and bulk carriers. He has over 7 years’ experience in marine consultancy as an Associate / Senior Marine Consultant at London Offshore Consultant and over 3 years’ experience in commercial ship management as a Marine Superintendent / Quality Manager for the Pure Car and Truck Carrier division of a blue-chip Japanese shipping line. He also has hands-on salvage and complex wreck removal experience and has attended the wreck removal of the Costa Concordia at Giglio, Italy as special representative. Capt. Malhotra has given evidence in London High Court as an expert witness while he has attended major casualties to perform complex investigations on behalf of P&I clubs, H&M underwriters, marine law firms and cargo interests. He is a trained user of MADAS VDR marine accident analysis software. As casualty investigator he has attended and provided expert opinion on a variety of cases including conbulker vessel losses, pure car carrier losses, livestock carrier losses, deck container stack collapses, collisions in restricted waterways, contact damage during STS operations, and cargo hold fires. He has extensive practical experience in marine risk management and operational loss prevention as a Marine Warranty Surveyor and firsthand experience of towage approvals, float overs, skidded load outs, transportation of project cargo, condition surveys and IMCA surveys of marine assets for the energy and renewables market.


Ross Millar, Loss Prevention Associate, Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited
Ross is a Master Mariner having over 16 years industry experience, and held senior positions as a Master and Marine Pilot. He has served on RoPax, Offshore and Cruise vessels. Prior to joining the Club, he was employed by a leading city law firm dealing with marine casualty investigation and contentious litigation. He also holds an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Aeronautics from the University of Glasgow



Dr. William Moore, Global Loss Prevention Director, American Club

Dr. Moore is the Global Loss Prevention Director at Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., managers of the American Club. In that capacity, he brings 23 years of experience to the development and implementation of the Club’s loss prevention initiatives to assist shipowners in the reduction of maritime risks and incidents. He formerly worked at ABS in New York and Gard Services in Norway. He acquired his doctorate degree at the University of California at Berkeley in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering and is also a graduate of Ocean Systems Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Moore is also formerly the Chairman of the IMO’s Joint Maritime Safety Committee & Marine Environmental Protection Committee’s working group on the Human Element


Capt. Panagiotis Nikiteas, HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO, Maran Dry Management Inc.

Captain Panagiotis Nikiteas is maritime professional with 32 years’ experience span in various sectors of the maritime industry including management, marine, vetting, operations, crewing, safety, quality, environmental, energy, security, health, surveying, incident investigation and training. He had been stationed and worked abroad in Manila, Dubai and Singapore and appreciated the benefits of multi-cultural working environment. He is holding Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Master’s degree in International Shipping with distinction, Post Graduate Diploma in International Shipping and Transport Management and is a graduate form Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with distinction. Panagiotis is the HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO of Maran Dry Management Inc.


Dimitris Orfanos, HSQE Manager DPA / CSO, M/Maritime


John Panorios, Deputy COO, Latsco Marine Management Inc.



Dr. Konstantinos Poulis, General Manager, Epsilon Hellas

Dr Poulis is the General Manager of Epsilon Hellas, one of the world’s leading providers of crew management and maritime training services. He is also the Director of the MBA in Shipping & Logistics jointly offered by Middlesex University, London and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and has been the latest Chairman of the Recruitment & Training Committee and member of the Executive Committee at the International Maritime Employers’ Council. He has written extensively in Financial Times 50 journals, in internationally acclaimed outlets and in the maritime trade press on topics ranging from institutional developments in shipping and unmanned vessels up to the strategic organization of multinational enterprises. He has studied and/or worked in Greece, Ireland, Belgium, and the UK and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester, Manchester Business School.


David Savage, Director, Oceanfile Marine Ltd

David Savage has been associated with tankers for all of his working life. He served on tankers from apprentice to master, then worked ashore for Mobil Shipping Company in the United Kingdom, Indonesia and USA in a variety of operational and commercial management positions. He joined OCIMF as Manager of the Ship Inspection Report (SIRE) Programme in 1994 immediately after its introduction and led the development of the Uniform Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ), the SIRE Ship Inspection Report format, and introduction of the Vessel Particulars Questionnaire (VPQ) enhancement, along with all the radical enhancements to SIRE. He was responsible for the development and introduction, in 2000, of the SIRE Inspector Accreditation Programme. Inspectors who inspect for SIRE must be accredited and during his tenure, more than 600 inspectors attended courses, sat examinations and underwent periodic on-board audits and classroom refresher training under his leadership. He has a passionate interest in seafarers’ welfare and was a member for ten years the board of trustees at the Stella Maris (UK). He is actively involved with fundraising activities for this and other seafarers’ charities. In 2010, (The Year of the Seafarer) he cycled around the UK coast to raise awareness of the plight of seafarers and support for AOS. After he left OCIMF he was engaged by LR and for eight years provided training courses relating to SIRE Vetting inspections, and Navigation Audits. He has delivered many of these at the LR Piraeus and other LR offices. This association with many tanker operators and seagoing officers provided insights as to the effort and vast workload associated with SIRE. In May 2012, with David Sanderson, who for 20 years was the IT guru behind SIRE, he set about creating tools that would ease the Operators’ Administration burden and push against a count of SIRE Observations to deliver a true Risk Assessment tool. This led to the development of Oceanfile that was launched in 2012. Oceanfile continues to operate successfully and provides detailed operational and personnel performance and risk assessment to tanker operators. See www.oceanfile.com


Christos Sialakoumas, Crew Manager, Dorian LPG

Christos Sialakoumas is working in the heart of the shipping industry for the past eighteen years constantly expanding his knowledge and gaining experience. While working for “Inchcape Shipping Services Agency”, being responsible for vessel’s operational matters along with seafarers’ crew changes, he obtained his Master’s degree in “Shipping Business with Shipping Management”. Afterwards, he transitioned to “EasyCruise” for two years holding the position of Marine Operations Coordinator and in 2010 he started working for “TMS Tankers LTD” as a Tanker Crew Operator, handling a fleet of tanker vessels, responsible in taking care of all crew relative matters. In 2012, he joined Dorian Hellas SA, as Deputy Crew Manager, and remained working under the same principal during the transition into “Dorian LPG Management Corp” as a Crew Manager, responsible now for a fleet composed of twenty two vessels.


Martti Simojoki, Senior Loss Prevention Manager, Alandia

Capt. Martti Simojoki has a long background as Captain and in addition holds an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics. Since 2019 he has been responsible for Alandia’s Loss Prevention, specialising in digitalisation and how Human Factors should be adopted in operational realities. In addition to his responsibilities at Alandia, Capt. Simojoki is a member of the Cefor Technical Forum and active in several cross-industry joint ventures to obtain and enhance new solutions for the maritime safety. Alandia is a Nordic marine insurance company with more than 80 years in business and is currently expanding internationally.


John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club

John joined North in December 2016. He is a Master Mariner and joined from a survey and marine consultancy company. Previous to this, John was engaged in shipyard operations conducting new build DP vessel projects in Asia as an owners project representative. He also worked at sea for 16 years, initially on Container Vessels with P&O Nedlloyd, and then on board offshore vessels including a range of DP vessels, AHTS, PSVs, drilling units, and offshore wind farm construction lift boats.


Captain John Taylor, Loss Prevention Manager, Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited

A former Master Mariner John joined Steamship in January 2016 after 37 years with BP. Having sailed on oil and gas tankers for 19 years he came ashore in 1997 and then spent time operating and managing oil and gas terminals. Assigned to the Americas Syndicate John supports all the teams with their hydrocarbon, tanker and terminal related claims and challenges.



Thanasis Theodorou, DPA/CSO, S&Q Manager, Capital Ship Management Corp.

Thanasis Thedorou started his career as a deck officer on bulk carriers and container carriers. In 2008 he started working as a marine superintendent / S&Q Manager for several Greek Shipping Companies. Between 2008 – 2020 he was employed at Lloyds Register, Piraeus office as senior marine management system auditor for ISM_ISPS_MLC and all ISO standards. He also served as lead trainer at the LR Piraeus training academy. At September 2020 he joined Capital Ship Management as Safety & Quality Manager / DPA-CSO.


Bill Truelove, Managing Director, CSMART Training Center

RAdm Bill Truelove, born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981. He attended Royal Roads Military College, graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Military and Strategic Studies. After graduation, he completed his initial naval officer training in HMC Ship’s CHALEUR, FUNDY, SASKATCHEWAN and QU’APPELLE. In 1986, he was assigned to HMCS ATHABASKAN where he served as a Bridge Watchkeeper, Navigation Officer and Above Water Warfare Officer. This was followed in 1990 by a two-year assignment at the Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School in Chilliwack, BC where he led leadership training and evaluation. Bill culminated his 37 year military career as Commander, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington) and Defence Attaché to the United States from July 2015 – July 2018. He was then globally selected to be the Managing Director of Carnival Corporations prestigious CSMART Academy (https://www.csmartalmere.com/ ) in Almere, The Netherlands where he is responsible for the delivery of world class Bridge, Engineering and Leadership training to the Corporation’s Bridge and Engineering Officers.


Dr. Periclis Tzardis, Chief Medical Officer, ShipMedCare

Pericles Tzardis, MD, is Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Shipmedcare Ltd a company which offers pre-employment screening of seafarers’ medical exams and on board medical tele-counselling for commercial vessel crews. Prior to joining the Shipping sector through the establishment of Shipmedcare Ltd, Dr.Tzardis worked as Consultant and Senior Consultant General Surgeon in the Red Cross Hospital in Athens. He contributed to patient care in the areas of minimally invasive surgery and benign and malignant gastrointestinal diseases. In 2013 he became the Director of the 1st Surgical Department of Red Cross Hospital. A native Greek, he received his Medical Degree from the Medical School of Athens University (1980). In 1983 he joined the 1st Surgical Clinic of the Athens University Hippokration Hospital, where he completed his residency in general surgery and obtained his PhD (1988). He concluded a fellowship in Transplant Surgery in the University of Minneapolis, USA, after earning a Postgraduate Scholarship in 1988. Dr. Tzardis monitors latest medical developments as well as broadens his horizons attending seminars concerning management and entrepreneurship.


Anna Wulcher, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Support Solutions

Born in 1991 in Namibia, Anna completed her basic psychological training in South Africa before continuing her postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology in Wales as well as specializing further into Clinical Neuropsychology in the Netherlands. Her experience working in neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitative clinics in Northern Germany have provided her some insight into the significant consequences that physical as well as mental health can have on the quality of life. Throughout her life, Anna has followed a love for traveling to different countries and truly experiencing the culture and practices tied to the people residing there. She is driven by helping people realize their own potential in creating their own personal happiness while feeling capable and empowered in reaching this. Her mission is to alleviate the stigma still attached to mental illness and create a safe and respectful conversation about the topics which touch us all at some point in our lives. She is passionate about making people feel seen and heard, regardless of their cultural backgrounds.

Lead Sponsors

Elvictor Group 

Elvictor Group Crew Management & Training (“Elvictor”) was established in 1977. It is a family owned company and its core services include crewing and Crew Management, whereas Elvictor’s clientele consists of sophisticated and respectable shipping houses. The headquarters manage contractual arrangements with clients while controlling and coordinating activities of the branch offices. Elvictor has been active across various value-adding activities of the shipping sector such as ship management, technical management, ship agency, crewing and crew management. Mr. Galanakis, over the past few decades, has managed c.35 vessels being a major shareholder in most of them. The strategic intent of Elvictor has gradually been consolidated towards specific activities revolving around the field of crew management, thus creating a dedicated crew management company which keeps shaping the crew-related agenda. The Company has an established network scattered across seafarers’ supplying countries.



Epsilon Hellas

Epsilon is a dedicated provider of quality crewing and training solutions to the most discerning Principals. Today, Epsilon is privileged to be the crew and training provider of choice for an elite group of the most demanding shipping companies, as well as being a long-serving member of key maritime organizations. We manage crewing affairs for more than 500 vessels, we deploy approximately 5,900 seafarers at any point in time, and we train more than 1,000 seafarers on a monthly basis. This collective competence is confidently built upon an extended value network that includes the most reputable shipping houses, our fully-controlled offices across nine countries, key institutional affiliations, and the most trustworthy partners. The net result is an unparalleled relational capital and an embedded know-how that are deployed for a sole purpose: to offer customized services and trouble-free solutions and benefits to our clients. We do so in ways that unconditionally meet our ethical standards, respect the well-being of our seafarers and employees and maintain the sustainability and future development of our operations.




MacGregor is a family of innovators. By offering engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads we make the sea more accessible, safe and reliable for those whose livelihood depends on the changing conditions of the sea. To enable that we have a variety of strong product brands and committed experts with a passion for solving challenges – and the power of the sea is sure to provide those.




SQE Marine is a leading provider of Safety, Quality and Environmental Solutions providing Consulting, Training and Information products in these areas. We have been successfully providing a product and service range to more than 1,200 clients (based in 75+ countries) over the last 20 years, operating a DNVGL Certified Training Center and a LR ISO 9001 certified management system. Strong enough to provide immediate response and feedback to all client queries and needs, we provide a range of competitively priced services and timeliness for product / service delivery; we provide foolproof products and services to ensure full after sales support for as long as necessary. Last but not least, technical competence is the core of our management system & operations. Our vision is to be a leading world class corporation that provides reliable maritime solutions in the areas of Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental, Crisis, Security, and Risk Management. Our mission, therefore, is to provide real life, effective and efficient maritime solutions range including Consulting, Training and Information provision in order to maximize client benefit and minimize risk.





At Alandia, our mission is to make a difference by managing risk, protecting value and creating opportunity. As an insurance company with focus on Marine, Cargo and Leisure boat insurance and with over 80 years of experience, Alandia provides superior marine insurance expertise and claims service to its customers by creating long-term relationships in a committed and accountable way. Headquartered in Aland islands and with offices in Helsinki, Stockholm and Gothenburg Alandia employs approximately 115 professionals. In 2019, Alandia had a total insured hull value of €11,9 billion. Alandia is a public limited insurance company with the rating A-.



American Club

American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club) was established in New York in 1917. It is the only mutual Protection and Indemnity Club domiciled in the United States – indeed, in the entire Americas. The Club is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, a collective of thirteen mutuals which together provide Protection and Indemnity insurance for some 90% of all world shipping. Protection and Indemnity insurance (commonly referred to as “P&I”) provides cover to shipowners and charterers against third-party liabilities encountered in their commercial operations. Responsibility for damage to cargo, for pollution, for the death, injury or illness of passengers or crew and for damage to docks and other installations are examples of typical exposures. Running in parallel with a ship’s hull and machinery cover, traditional P&I such as that offered by the American Club distinguishes itself from ordinary forms of marine insurance by being based on the not-for-profit principle of mutuality where Members of the Club are both the insurers and the assureds.



Blue Planet Shipping Ltd

Blue Planet Shipping Ltd (BPS) was established and based at Piraeus since 1996, to manage 8 Dry Bulk Carriers. In 1998, BPS split into two separate companies.  BPS retained its root name and Third Millenium Shipping Ltd (TMS) was set up to manage vessels for different owners. BPS managed 7 out of the 8 vessels; (AKMI – ARIS – EVMAR – COSMAR – ALMAVITA – AFROS & ALKIMOS) and the management of the ASTROMAR was undertaken by TMS. In 2002, clients of the company placed an order for 6 New Building Supramax vessels in China, of which 5 were delivered in 2003 and 1 in 2004. The new vessels (APOLLON – APEX – AKMI – EVNIA – NICOLAOS A and AVRA) were registered under Cyprus and Greek Flags. With the company by then managing a total of 14 vessels, it began recruiting different nationalities to man the ships, focusing mainly on Greek, Ukrainian, Burmese and Moroccan crews.



Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp.

Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital-Executive’) currently operates a fleet of 23 vessels including 5 modern bulk carriers and 18 container carriers with a total dwt of  tons approx. The fleet under management includes vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P. The Capital-Executive team has extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes. The Company offers comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management including: safety and technical management, claims & insurance, bunkering, risk assessment, newbuilding design and supervision, IT services, accounting, financial management and other administrative functions, as well as in-house human resources management, such as crewing and personnel training with state-of-the-art technology.



Capital Gas Ship Management Corp.

Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. is a ship management service provider, currently operating a fleet of 7 modern LNG Carriers with a total carrying capacity of approximately 1.2 million cubic meters. Our team consists of highly skilled personnel with extensive experience in the LNG Sector with experience, Mariners / Naval Architects (50 years cumulative experience in LNG) from initial design and newbuilding supervision to LNGCs operations and technical management. The Company offers comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management including: safety and technical management, claims & insurance, bunkering, vetting preparation and attendance, risk assessment, newbuilding design and supervision, IT services, accounting, financial management and other administrative functions, as well as in-house human resources management, such as crewing and personnel training with state-of-the-art technology.



Capital Shipmanagement

Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 55 vessels including 41 tankers (6 VLCCs, 5 Suezmaxes, 2 Aframax, 27 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker), 4 modern Capesize bulk carriers and 10 container carriers with a total dwt of 5.70 million tons approx. Capital is a a subsidiary of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. The fleet under management includes the vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P.



CR Ocean Engineering

For over sixty years, CR engineers have provided solutions for those who face the challenge of efficient resource utilization and the responsibility for meeting the most stringent emission standards.  While current and proposed regulations call for swift compliance, the imperative of efficient resource utilization has become standard operating procedure throughout the world.  Regardless of the pollutant or the industrial source, our team has demonstrated the engineering knowhow and applications experience to design and manufacture systems to meet the most demanding performance requirements. CR Ocean Engineering LLC is an enterprise formed for the specific purpose of bringing those resources to bear on the challenge of exhaust gas emission control at sea. CR Ocean EngineeringLLC offers its proven exhaust gas scrubbing technology as an economic alternative to the high priced low sulfur fuel. Our systems provide the necessary reliability and the assurance of meeting the 0.1% Sulfur fuel equivalency when burning high-sulfur lower cost fuels. CR Ocean Engineering exhaust gas scrubbing technology is ideal for cruise ships, ferries, bulk carriers, containerships, RoRo and others.



Diaplous Group

Diaplous has built a world-wide reputation as one of the most compliant, widely approved and certified PMSCs in the world. With a security force of over 700, Diaplous is active in all high-risk areas: the Indian Ocean, the West African seas and other piracy areas. Meanwhile, we maintain a presence in regions that are valuable for business entrepreneurship, but still under political or social unrest. The skills of our operatives are not the sole driving force behind our security services: we have a deep site-specific knowledge on each region, as well as local contacts (agents, armories and government officials) that can deliver upon any situation.



Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG is a pure-play LPG shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently has four modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel on the water. Dorian LPG has 18 ECO VLGC newbuildings due for delivery in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from HHI and Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Ltd., including the 13 that it acquired from Scorpio Tankers. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, London, and Piraeus.Dorian LPG is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands.



Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED) 

EASTMED is a ships management company with head offices in Glyfada (Athens), Greece. Presently the company has under management 78 vessels, employs 200 shore based personnel and a further 3000 seagoing staff. The fleet comprises of 29 tankers, 39 dry bulk carriers and 10 container ships, adding up to a total DWT capacity of 7.2 million tons. Principally both the tankers and the dry cargo vessels are employed on the spot market and occasionally will enter into short period charter agreements on a number of ships of the fleet.

The following overseas companies are employed as exclusive agents of EASTMED:

  • Intermar Chartering (UK) Ltd. in London, U.K.: Covers the London chartering market.
  • Eastern Mediterranean Manning Agency in Manila, Philippines: Directly selects, trains, and employs Filipino Masters, Officers, and Crew exclusively for the vessels under EASTMED’s management.

EASTMED was granted by Lloyd’s the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification in December 2010 and is in the process of being certified with ISO 50001 within 2016. EASTMED is presently a member of BIMCO, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO, thus joining forces for improved standards in the industry. EASTMED voluntarily participates to AMVER reporting system, operated by the US Coast Guard for promoting safety of life and property at sea. Managed vessels are honored with AMVER awards on an annual basis.




ERMA FIRST, a reliable partner for shipyards and ship-owners over the years, is investing in continuous R&D to manufacture new products according to the future needs of the market. We are committed to carry on delivering on time, commissioning on time, maintain our 100% successful commissioning and providing 24/7 technical support and troubleshooting. Our goal is to keep the same level of consistency by keeping our promised results and always strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.



Green Jakobsen

Green-Jakobsen A/S is a maritime consultancy offering ship owners, operators, ship management companies and maritime entities a unique combination of skillsets that encompasses all aspects of managing the human factor in shipping. Our approach is to analyse, diagnose and then improve the safety mindset, leadership and human resource performance of people on shore and at sea. Our combined decades of experience with proven, custom-made programs is the foundation of our work. By balancing industry knowhow with out-of-box thinking, we transform strategy into daily work by using tangible tools which we implement alongside our customers on board and in the office. We are a group of people who combine our academic, seafaring and business experience and we are based in Copenhagen, Manila, Athens and Mumbai, with some 30 employees in total.

Our areas of expertise are:

· Maritime safety performance – reducing LTIF, providing strong tools and methods to support the safety initiatives and focus on behaviour and actions

·  Maritime leadership – training leaders to fulfil the performance driving role, providing knowledge and tools to act as competent leaders on board and ashore

· HR performance and management – linking the management and development of people and their competencies with leadership skills and safety performance

· Soft skills courses – offering a wide range of subjects for company specific courses and seminars

·  Measure and develop safety performance – strengthening a proactive safety culture in an ongoing cycle in a plug-and-play solution including on board training and development




Latsco Marine Management Inc.

Latsco Marine Management Inc. a subsidiary company of Latsco Shipping Ltd.,  has been established 1st January 2019 and is currently located at Kifisia.  Latsco’s history begins over half a century ago as part of Latsis Companies’ Group. Latsco provides operational, technical, financial and ship building services, focusing on fundamental principles of quality, integrity, safety, health, environmental protection and energy efficiency, with established programmes for performance excellence, profitability and growth of management of clean energy transportation vessels. Latsco pursues all entrepreneurial ventures with ethics, integrity, consistency to incident-free operations and ultimate aspiration of providing excellent services through long-lasting customer relationships. Currently, LMM Inc. manages a fleet of  27 vessels (MRs, LR2, VLGCs), while another 2 vessels shall be delivered up to 2020.




MarineTraffic is the world’s leading provider of ship tracking and maritime intelligence. We are dedicated to making actionable information easily accessible. Monitoring vessel movements is at the core of what we do. Building on a base of data gathered from our network of coastal AIS-receiving stations, supplemented by satellite receivers, we apply algorithms and integrate complementary data sources to provide the shipping, trade and logistics industries with actionable insights into shipping activity. With our main offices in the UK, Greece and Singapore, we continue to grow our presence in some of the world’s leading maritime hubs, granting us direct access to the markets we serve. Our reach is truly global, enabling us to support the millions that use our service. Our mission to bring about transparency and meaningful change to the maritime world is underlined by partnerships with bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation, and The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). We also work closely with the world’s leading ports, maritime companies and oil majors, on projects dedicated to improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Our culture of innovation, combined with our desire to consistently exceed expectations, is what drives our diverse, dynamic and entrepreneurial workforce. We set bold goals and are committed to making MarineTraffic a hub where the maritime industry connects and collaborates to create a more transparent and robust shipping ecosystem, and a greener, cleaner world.



Metropolitan College

Since 1982 and until today, Metropolitan College has focused on a strong vision of the intellectual and academic progress of its students. We support the sector of higher academic education with consistency, and we have been established among our students as well as among parents, as the leading choice of high quality university education in our country. Metropolitan College’s main priority is the continuous development of critical thinking, academic progress and academic research spirit for each of our students. With 37 years experience in Greek education, Metropolitan College collaborates with distinguished educational institutions abroad in order to offer academic courses that lead to contemporary technical and scientific knowledge and respond to the current demands of the national and international employment market. Metropolitan College’s academic structure, the Academic Board, the know-how, expertise and on-going development of our academic staff, the infrastructure, the fully-equipped library of thousands of titles and the technological support of the educational procedures, ensure the excellence in the quality of the educational services provided by the college. At Metropolitan College we believe that it is our responsibility to maintain and enhance the quality of student life and experience, through both academic and non-academic provisions




Mintra is a leading provider of digital learning and human capital management systems for safety-critical industries worldwide. Mintra develops and deploys software solutions that enable its clients to develop and deploy their people, readily demonstrate compliance and maximise operational efficiency.





OCEANKING is a leading marine engineering and commercial group serving the Greek and International maritime community as well as the Greek public and industrial sector. OCEANKING was founded in 1989 and operates in Piraeus – Greece as well as in Cyprus. OCEANKING employs qualified naval architects and marine engineers and is managed by Costas Hassiotis and Panos Yannoulis with a permanent staff presently consisting of 20 persons. Our experience covers the areas of ship design, ship construction and operation, shipbuilding methods and management, marine engineering systems, materials supply and management as well as logistic support. Our company follows strict quality procedures and is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 by Lloyds.



Palau International Ship Registry

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) is one of the fastest growing registries in the world. By investing in advanced technology, highly experienced staff and building on a foundation of a fully electronic registry, PISR continues to provide the highest standards of administrative, legal, technical and support functions to ship-owners and managers. Having a set of unique SMART.Registry® tools and a dedicated Deficiency Prevention System – SMART.DPS® with greater operational and cost-effective flexibility for ship owners, PISR is redefining the Ship Registration service and proves that the world’s oceans are big enough for a smart superior Flag of confidence that ship owners can trust and believe in. Our goal is clear and we are aiming to be one of the leading ship registries in the global shipping industry.  Through our SMART.Registry® we offer every ship owner regardless of their ship size a range of services through our online service applications and full Electronic Certification allowing us to provide smooth, faster, efficient and cost effective services.




With 160 years of experience across a wide range of industries, RINA is a multinational company that helps clients build strong, successful businesses. Through a global network of 4.000 talented professionals operating out of 200 offices in 70 countries, we support market operators across the entire lifecycle of their projects, whilst assisting them in renewing their products, technologies and services. Entrusting a project to us means being sure that everything will be taken care of, and our mindset allows us to apply a simple approach to complex situations. Ship classification has been at the core of our business since its inception and today it makes us one of the top-ranking marine classification societies in the world. Over time, we’ve progressively extended our services and expanded our range of operational sectors. The experience offered, combined with a policy of continuous development and training of our team, mean we work with the utmost professionalism and competence. We promote a green approach to the Marine industry with a strong commitment to energy saving, emissions reductions and optimisation of fuel consumption. We help support the sustainable growth of Energy operators throughout the world to meet growing market demands in oil and gas, power generation (conventional, renewables and power grids) including environmental protection. Our third-party Certification services provide an independent guarantee of compliance with associated regulatory standards, in order to support enterprises across all aspects of projects, operations, logistics and legislation.




RISK4SEA is an online platform to provide PSC performance transparency to the market by analysing PSC Data providing KPI, Demographics, Detentions Analytics, reports, Benchmarks and Insights for 23 fleet segments in an advanced analysis of the last 5 years to assist stakeholders to:

  • PREPARE for forthcoming PSC inspections
  • ANALYSE PSC performance to identify strengths & weaknesses
  • BENCHMARK fleets against competition and the industry




The protection and enhancement of the physical and mental health of seafarers ensures healthy and happy crews and instills into their thinking, that their employer is taking care of them and has consideration of their well-being very high on his agenda. In order to achieve the above goals we implement a combination of testing, diagnosis, dietary guidance, sanitation guidelines, medical and psychological monitoring and support in real time and worldwide. We are a team of physicians of different specialties based in Greece and supported by a web of specialists and medical centers in Greece and globally, mainly concentrated in main shipping hubs with regional cover.



Standard Club

The Standard Club is a mutual insurance association and member of the International Group of P&I clubs, owned by its shipowner members and controlled by a board of directors drawn from the membership. The club has been insuring shipowners, operators and charterers for their liabilities to third parties for over 100 years and insures about 10% of the world fleet. The Standard Club prides itself on quality of service to members, and sets great store in responsiveness and support at all times, especially in times of crisis. Claims are managed from one of our 6 international offices, and our global reach is expanded by our correspondent network. We also put an emphasis on financial strength and stability, which has resulted in an S&P A rating and no unbudgeted supplementary calls for over 20 years. The Loss Prevention department works to minimise losses through ship surveys, member risk reviews and a programme of educational events and publications. The loss prevention team is continuously developing its tools and training its personnel to enable it to provide expert technical and loss prevention advice to members round the clock. The Safety and Loss Advisory Committees are key to the club’s loss prevention initiatives and meet twice yearly to discuss claim trends and industry issues. Various initiatives have come as a result of the committee meetings, such as the member risk review programme, introduced in 1993 and unique to all International Group clubs



Steamship Mutual

Steamship Mutual’s aim is to provide a comprehensive high quality P&I service backed by sound underwriting and strong reserves. The Managers, led by Stephen Martin, are determined to ensure that these objectives continue to be met. Steamship Mutual is one of the largest and most diverse P&I Clubs in the world, and a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs participating in the International Group Pool. Our Members remain the centre of our business and we strive to offer them the best advice and support wherever they are around the world. We firmly believe the service we provide our Members will help define our future success.



Sun Enterprises Ltd

SUN has been established in Piraeus since 1968, however the company date back to 1878.
SUN is currently managing a modern fleet of 17 Tankers and 4 Bulk carriers with deadweight capacity of just under 2.0 million tons and is constantly looking for expanding opportunities. Our primary objective is the preservation of onboard Safety and the protection of Life and wellbeing of our seafarers which we take pride for since the 90% of our Masters and Chief Engineers started their career in SUN. “An uncompromising pursuit of Quality” has been the company’s moto that reflects our passion for Safety and Excellence.



The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club is a leading marine mutual insurer, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and with offices in some of the world’s strategic shipping centres. Established in 1872, it is owned and self-managed and under the direct control of its members. All strategic decisions are taken by a Board of Directors drawn from the members. Our members make up an international community of front rank shipowners, who believe that quality comes first. Every member has met our demanding conditions of entry. These standards cannot be met without total commitment to quality. In return we provide insurance services of the highest quality; our members’ premiums do not subsidise owners operating at lesser standards.Mutuality means that the Club’s interests are identical to the interests of the members. Our mutual aims include the safe and pollution-free operation of vessels. Naturally, given the nature of shipping, it is impossible to eradicate all accidents. That is why we place such emphasis on service excellence in casualty situations. Our priority is to help the member solve the problem at hand as quickly as possible, so ensuring the vessel’s swift return to trade. Our guiding principle in all things is a guarantee of fair and equitable treatment. This extends from the assessment of risk to the fixing of premiums and the settling of claims. The membership of The Swedish Club is a real community, actively engaged in sharing operational experience in the crucial areas of safety and loss prevention. In these and other areas, the Club acts as a facilitator, co-ordinating initiatives that benefit all members.



Synergy Group

The Synergy Group, with over a decade of experience as a leading shipmanager, offers end-to-end maritime solutions and services tailored to the specific requirements of clients. In-depth technical expertise and a diverse product portfolio enable Synergy to generate efficiency and productivity gains to enhance the customer experience for all clients. Headquartered in the globally connected city-state of Singapore, Synergy’s hallmark is its through-life approach to asset management and maritime solutions custom-designed to client requirements. Now with 13 offices in six key maritime centres and over 270 vessels under management, Synergy supervises a diverse fleet which includes LPG tankers, chemical tankers, oil tankers (VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax, LR2, LR1 and MR), container vessels in the 1,800 TEU-20,000+ TEU range and every size of bulk carrier. Synergy’s holistic approach to seafarer wellness was recognised this year when it won the prestigious 2019 Seatrade Award for Investment in People. Synergy was also named ‘Shipmanager of the Year’ at the 2018 Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards.



Tsakos Group of Companies

The Tsakos Group traces its origins deep in the passage of time, well beyond its almost half a century continuous activity and growth. It’s roots can be found at the heart of the maritime tradition of Greece, in the metropolis of Greek shipping, the Aegean archipelago island of Chios.  For Captain Panagiotis Tsakos, the founder of the Group, going to sea was a natural course, a matter of destiny. Following a generations’ long tradition in shipping, he advanced through the ranks of deck officer until he became a shipmaster and eventually a shipping executive. It was equally natural for him to lead a small group of investors on to the acquisition of  his first ship. Joined by his family and friends and prompted by his life time companion and wife Dr Irene Saroglou-Tsakos, he led that little company to its current size and diversity. With the active encouragement and support of colleagues and the active involvement of his children Nikolas and Maria, the company was fast expanded sustaining a steady growth through the  troughs highs and lows, of the industry . Tsakos Shipping and Trading S.A. was the first of the companies to comprise what now is known as the “Tsakos Group of Companies”. Over the ensuing years, the Group established a number of affiliated and associated companies around the globe significantly expanding its shipping activities and world-wide operational capability while building a reputation of solid performance in reliable maritime transport services, thereby acquiring a strong reputation within the shipping industry as the preferred partner of choice for a wide range of entrepreneurs.



UK Club

The UK P&I Club is one of the oldest P&I clubs in the world. It provides Protection and Indemnity insurance in respect of third party liabilities and expenses arising from owning ships or operating ships as principals. One of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations it insures over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered ships from more than fifty countries across the globe.




The Wallem Group is a leading provider of technology driven maritime solutions, offering services supporting the complete lifecycle of a vessel from newbuilding supervision to end-of-life recycling guidance. Wallem’s extensive portfolio includes asset management, crewing, training, ship management, safety and compliance management and agency services. As one of the largest and most experienced solutions providers globally, Wallem offers world-class support to shipowners by bringing its customer-centric and transparent approach to all aspects of fleet operation. Wallem combines technology and forward-thinking to deliver on safety, technical, and commercial performance without compromise. Wallem believes in collaboration to foster innovation in meeting future needs. Wallem operates globally with a shore-based team of 1000 and more than 7,000 highly qualified seafarers, serving nearly all vessel segments.



World Link Communications

World-Link Communications Inc. delivers cutting-edge connectivity solutions to the maritime industry. We provide satellite based mobile communication services that enhance the competitive edge of our customers.  With 30 years of experience the Company maintains long term partnerships with ship owners and ship managers.  Our largest customer, a fleet manager of 650 vessels, is a partnership of more than 20 years. We innovate, develop, and support smarter software, cost effective hardware and network based connectivity solutions to deliver the latest in Maritime Cyber-security, Vessel connectivity & Satellite bandwidth optimization, and Crew welfare. Our technical support team attends to vessels’ needs around the clock and around the world. Our certified engineers support a fleet of more than 1800 global trading vessels. We serve vessels in the merchant fleet, research, and oil & gas support sectors. We are an independent mobile satellite service provider, maintaining strong vendor relations with satellite operators and hardware manufacturers including Inmarsat, Intellian, and CISCO, among others. Our satellite connectivity solutions use bandwidth from Inmarsat, Iridium, and Global Eagle among others to deliver the most effective solution to our customers. We work with our customers to harden their fleet cyber-security posture, optimize satellite communications onboard their vessels, and enhance their crew welfare services to improve their competitive edge.



Who Should Attend

This is a must attend event for all companies and individuals interested in Ship Technology and Sustainable Shipping, including:

  • Ship owners
  • Ship Manager Company Staff (Technical, Marine, Operations, Safety & Quality)
  • Maritime professionals
  • Regulatory & government authorities
  • Flag state representatives
  • Classification societies representatives
  • Marine Insurers & P&I Executives
  • Experts on information technologies (IT) onboard
  • Other relevant with smart technologies Industry Organizations/ Executives/ Experts

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