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Shipping Finance 2021 | Episode1

Episode 1 – Blue Strategies Tuesday 16 March 2021

17:00​ Welcome by the Conference Moderator
Dr Eugenia Arsenis, Director, Dramaturg and Dr in Philosophical Aesthetics

17:02​ Let’s go Phygital!
Ms Despina Travlou, Managing Director, Slide2Open Communications – Organizer
Mr Angelos Roupas Pantaleon, Founder, Second Wind & Partners – Conference Chair

17:05​ Opening Speech & Interview
Mr Giannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Hellenic Republic

17:15​ Greeting Speech & Interview: What should be our future course of action?

Mr Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis, IMO Ambassador in Greece,
President, Eugenides Foundation

Both interviews conducted by the Conference Chair
Mr Angelos Roupas Pantaleon, Founder, Second Wind & Partners

17:30​ Spotlight on Industry Makers Interview with

Dr Şadan Kaptanoglu, President & Chairperson of the Board, BIMCO
conducted by
Ms Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd,
Governor, International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus

17:45​ Ship Finance in Greece by Braemar Naves
Mr Axel Siepmann, Managing Director, Braemar Naves Corporate Finance

17:50​ Panel Discussion: Greek Shipping Strategies
Visions of the future – what strategies should be adopted?
Mr Harrys Kosmatos, Corporate Development Officer, Tsakos Energy Navigation, Ltd
Mr Alexis Stephanou, Chief Financial Officer, Goldenport Group

Mr Konstantinos Ch. Kanellopoulos, Business development Greece,
Braemar Naves Corporate Finance

18:15​ “From the Horse’s Mouth”
Mr Angelos Roupas Pantaleon, Founder, Second Wind & Partners – Conference Chair
in an engaging interview with

Mr Nicholas Papalios, Vantage Shipping Lines

18:25​ In the Simulator: Navigate your Inner Power – Stay “Brain-Shape”
(Fuel Up with new tools to maintain operational fitness)
Ms Elisabeth Calbari, Neuropsychologist, Executive Trainer, Founder, Self-Balance

18:35​ Panel Discussion The Skillset of the Modern Shipping Manager
Management, leadership & soft skills
Dr Konstantinos P. Galanis, Director, Dido Shipping Co S.A.,
Chairman of International Ship Recycling Association, MIT Educational Counselor
Dr Iraklis Lazakis, Reader, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering (NAOME),
Strathclyde University
Mr Spyridon Tarasis, General Manager, Olympic Vision Maritime Co Inc.,
Vice Chairman, INTERCARGO

Dr George Vaggelas, Associate Professor, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport,
University of the Aegean

18:55​ Current Challenges and an Overall Forecast for Shipping Industry in 2021 at a glance
Mr Theofilos K. Xenakoudis, Director, Worldwide Business Operations –
Managing Director, IRI / The Marshall Islands Registry

19:00​ DataPorts: Designing the Future of Seaports
Dr Christos Α. Gizelis, Senior Digital Transformation Analyst, OTE Group

19:05​ Panel Discussion: Shipping Industry’s Responsiveness over the Years
Similarities and differences in behavioral patterns from the ‘80s until today
Mr Nicolaos Frangistas, Chief Executive Officer, Franco Compania Naviera S.A.
Mr Michail D. Kokkinis, Founder and Managing Director, Golden Destiny Group
Mr Georgios J. Makrymichalos, President, Empros Lines Shipping
Mr John Platsidakis, Honorary Chairman of INTERCARGO

Session’s Chair & Moderator:
Ms Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd,
Governor, International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus

19:35​ Shipping & Sustainability: Time to deliver
Mr Justin Keeble, Managing Director of Accenture’s European Sustainability Services

19:45​ LNG as marine fuel: A sustainable and efficient solution for the present and the future
Mr George Polychroniou, Executive Director Strategy and Business Development,

19:50​ Panel Discussion: A Sequence of Excellence:
Ocean-going Shipping, the Maritime Cluster and the Human Capital
Mr George Sp. Alexandratos, General Manager, Apollonia Lines S.A.,
Vice President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Mr Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman, INTERCARGO, President/Director, Fafalios Shipping S.A.
Mr Costis J. Frangoulis, CEO, Franman,
President of the BoG, International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus
Mr Alexander C. Hadjipateras, Executive Vice President, Dorian LPG LLC
Ms Semiramis S. Paliou, Chairperson, HELMEPA, Chief Executive Officer,
Diana Shipping Inc.
Ms Helen Polychronopoulou, President, HEMEXPO,
Business Development Manager, ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions SA

Session’s Chair & Moderator:
Ms Danae Bezantakou, CEO, NAVIGATOR Shipping Consultants,
Secretary General, International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus,
Concept Founder, YES FORUM

20:30​ End of Episode 1

Source: Despina Travlou – Slide2Open

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