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Designing the Future of Maritime Greece

Thu, Jun 4, 2020 · 10:00 AM · Amsterdam
About This Webinar

In this online round table discussion, we will explore the current Greek Maritime Hub and what has to be done to improve it.

The panel will be guided by the following themes:

• A comparison between some of the Global Maritime Hubs and Piraeus-Athens.
• The competitiveness of the Greek Maritime Cluster – What has been done and what to do next?
• What are the conditions for Pireaus-Athens to become one of the global trade hubs?
• The creation of a global maritime, trading, and financial services hub in the Mediterranean.
• The creation of a Start-up and Entrepreneurial friendly environment. What is needed?
• Taxes, Incentives and quality business environment
• Greek ports as a major multimodal hub
• What shall be the role of the Greek Government?

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: $10.00
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Founder, Neptune International AG
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the finance industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Banking, Corporate Restructuring, Digital Transformation, Investments, Credit Risk, M&A, Commodities & Transportation. Passionate about technology, education and digital transformation. One of the first signatories of the Poseidon Principles, a supporter of United World Colleges in the Netherlands, and member of Abundance 360.
Webinar hosting presenter
Minister Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy
He was born in 1968 in Athens. He studied Biochemical Engineering at the University of Wales and holds two master degrees, from the University of London and City University Business School, specialising in Biochemical Engineering and Business Administration accordingly. He worked at the transnational European Agency for Eurocontrol which oversees air traffic and flight safety across Europe. Upon his return in Greece, he ran a family business. He speaks English and French. He is a member of the Alumni Association of Biochemical Engineering University of London and the City University Business School. He is married to Cypriot businesswoman Aphrodite Doritis.

In the elections of 2004, he was for the first time elected in Lasithi electoral district as a Member of Parliament with New Democracy Party. He was re-elected in the 2007, 2009, May and June 2012 elections, the January and September 2015 elections, as well as in the July 2019 elections.

He was Deputy Minister of National Defense (2007-2009) and Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Security and Welfare (2014-2015). From the 23rd of November 2015 until the 10th of January 2016 he assumed the duties of President of New Democracy Party.

In 9 July 2019, he was appointed Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy.
Webinar hosting presenter
Founder, Singapore Marine
Founded SwissMarine in 2001 and ran the company as its Managing Director until June 2018. Prior to that Mr Weernink held various positions in Cargill International latterly responsible for Cape & Panamax trading activities. Mr Weernink is a Dutch National and studied Industrial Engineering at TU Eindhoven. He holds board seats at a number of companies outside of shipping in the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Webinar hosting presenter
Shipowner & Past President, BIMCO
With extensive experience in the tanker industry, his involvement in shipping industry regulatory matters spans more than 25 years. He sits on multiple boards and committees including the Panama Canal Advisory Board, the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Lloyd’s Register Technical Committee, the Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management School Steering Committee, and the Maritime Industry Foundation.

Throughout his career, Philip Embiricos has focused on improving the environmental footprint of global shipping, has written several books, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Durham as well as a Master’s degree in Shipping Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Webinar hosting presenter
Director Strategic Investments, Goldair
Vassilis Magklaras is currently Director of Strategic Investments at Goldair. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Sciences and teaches Political Economy and Economic Theory at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Among other things Mr. Magklaras has served as Secretary General of Telecommunications and Posts at the Greek Government and as Vice co-chair at the Committee of Industrial Resources and Communication Services of NATO.
Webinar hosting presenter
Panos Xenokostas is the founder & CEO of ONEX Technologies Group, parent company of ONEX SHIPYARDS, owner of Neorion Syros Shipyards, Syros, Greece.
He is an international entrepreneurial player specialized in diversified industries and
investments such as Aviation, Nanotechnology, ICT, Defense & Security, Shipbuilding, Maritime and Energy.

Panos is in charge of the Organization’s global activities and investments, with main operations in EMEA and maintains partnerships with leading industries in the markets of US, South East Europe, Middle East and North - West Africa.
Panos is a former Air Force Officer with BA in Aerospace Engineering, MBA in IUKB Swiss

He has been awarded several times for his achievements. Among other distinctions, he was
awarded twice (2014 & 2015) as one of the 10 Best European Entrepreneurs in the European Business Awards contest. In 2013 and 2015, one of his companies, Glonatech SA participated to the CleanTech Open Global Ideas Competition and both times was placed among the top 5 contestants who presented the cleanest technologies.
Webinar hosting presenter
Chairwoman, Rotterdam Maritime Services Community and Tax Partner at C&B More
Connie is the Chairwoman of the Rotterdam Maritime Services Community and partner at C&B More since 2012. C&B More is a tax advising firm specialised in the maritime industry and international tax planning.

After graduating from Tilburg University in Fiscal Economics, Connie started with EY and has been working for EY for 15 years, the last three years as a tax partner in Rotterdam.

In the last 20 years she has published several articles in scientific fiscal magazines, mainly on the Dutch tonnage tax regime.

Connie is the Chairwoman of Rotterdam Maritime Services Community, a member of the Rotterdam Maritime Board (consulting the Mayor and Aldermen) and member of the Executive Committee as Treasurer of WISTA International (Women in Shipping and Trading Association).
Webinar hosting presenter
Treasurer & Member of the Board of Governors, International Propeller Club Port Of Piraeus
Since 2013, he is the Treasurer of the Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus). He also
supports institutions with an educational, artistic or environmental focus, by
assuming pro-bono board positions.

Dimitri is a senior shipping financier. He is the co-founder of Ship Finance Solutions,
a boutique financial consulting firm specialising in the shipping sector, advising
lenders and borrowers on ship finance matters.
Prior to launching SFS, he was a Managing Director & the Head of Greek Shipping at Citibank while before that, he had worked for National Bank of Greece, assuming various positions, including Manager of Shipping Division, General Manager of NBG London and Advisor to the Executive Chairman.
Dimitri holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from ‘Metsovio Polytechnio’, Athens, an MBA from HEC, Paris, and a MALD from Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston.
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