Every September since 2009, the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots, organizes the “Hydra Shipping Conference” in the historic island of Hydra.
A tradition in the world of Shipping, with guests from the Maritime Business World and International Speakers.
The 9th Hydra Shipping Conference takes place on Saturday September 15th, in Hydra’s Cathedral Conference Hall and this year’s conference theme is: “ROMANTICISM IN SHIPPING”
Leading Greek ship-owners, as well as senior shipping industry business executives, multinational and Greek company representatives, consultants, academics and members of Hydra’s historic shipping families, take part in the conference.
The conference constitutes an informativeand entertaining weekend with many networking opportunities at a high level.
Mr. GEORGE A. TSAVLIRIS, Principal Tsavliris Salvage Group
GEORGE D. PATERAS, Chairman, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, Managing Director, Aegeus Shipping S.A.
HELENA THANOPOULOU, Professor in Operations, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean
EMMANUEL VORDONIS, Former General Manager, Thenamaris
YIANNIS TRIFYLLIS, Executive Committee Member, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
MARTIN STOPFORD, President, Clarkson Research Service Ltd
JOHN FARACLAS, All about shipping
CONFERENCE MAIN TOPICS
PANEL 1 : THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MARITIME COLLEGES
A. Events in the history of the Greek flag
B. Happenings which have affectedits Evolution
C. The flag’s growth – Interdependent on Greek crew
PANEL 2 : THE BEGINNING OF THE END – THE END OF THE BEGINNING
D. Environmental Issues
E. Pressure of Regulations
F. Alternative Forms of Energy – Is Gas the Answer?
G. 100 years from Now – GAS vs HYDROGEN