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3rd Trading in U.S. Waters – Posidonia Seminar

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AmChamGR) are organizing two key informative and networking events to be held back-to-back on Thursday, June 9, 2022during POSIDONIA International Shipping Exhibition week at the Metropolitan Expo Center, in Athens, Greece.  Both events are organized in full cooperation with the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, the Int’l Propeller Club of the United States*, Int’l Port of Piraeus, and the Maritime Hellas Shipping Cluster.

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A vital forum that is expected with great interest from shipping industry experts with discussion among leading regulators and industry participants on the shipping industry’s critical challenges today and the strategies to comply with major environmental regulations. Seminar participants will gain a deeper understanding of the current state of the shipping and marine services industry and become updated on the latest trends and developments for each topic and a clear focus on the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Topics to be discussed include: Global Overview for Maritime Policies, Digital Tools Driving Efficiency and Compliance, Successful Digitalization calls for Cybersecurity, Driving Decarbonization: Fuels and Tools, Shipowners Debate: Will Shipping Achieve Zero by 2050?

AGENDA

10:00 – 10.30 REGISTRATION – WELCOME COFFEE

10.30 – 11.00 WELCOME ADDRESSES

Nikolaos Bakatselos
President, AMERICAN-HELLENIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Joe Hughes
Chairman, NAMEPA & CEO, AMERICAN CLUB

Yuri Arthur
Senior Commercial Officer, EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IN ATHENS

WELCOME ADDRESSES FROM THE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
Costis Frangoulis
President, International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus & CEO, Franman

George Pateras
President Hellenic Chamber of Shipping & Deputy Chairman, Contships Management Inv.

11.00 – 11.30 SESSION 1: GLOBAL OVERVIEW FOR MARITIME POLICIES

IMO REPRESENTATIVE *
New Initiatives in Regulatory Enforcement: Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Stewardship
LCDR J.B. Zorn, Chief, Inspections, U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe

Compliance Updates or Achieving the Fine Balance between Rights & Responsibilities
Jeanne Grasso
Partner, BLANK ROME

11.30 – 11.45 SESSION 2: DIGITAL TOOLS DRIVING EFFICIENCY AND COMPLIANCE

Patrick Ryan
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, ABS

11.45 – 12.30 SESSION 3: SUCCESSFUL DIGITALIZATION CALLS FOR CYBERSECURITY

Cynthia Hudson
CEO, HUDSONANALYTIX

Cybersecurity Resilience as a catalyst to reaching a Net-Zero Future
Panagiotis Papagiannakopoulos
EY Partner, Technology Consulting, EY South East Europe Cybersecurity Leader, Microsoft Alliance Leader in Greece

Modern Security Solutions for today’s business challenges
Valia Demesticha
Senior Sales Representative, IBM Security Software – Technology Unit

Cyber risk quantification in the maritime industry
Eitan Yehuda, Associate Director & Cybersecurity expert, BCG Israel

12.30– 13.15 SESSION 4: DRIVING DECARBONIZATION: FUELS AND TOOLS

Aligning perspectives Towards a CO2-free Global Economy
Alexandra Sdoukou *
Secretary General of Energy and Mineral Raw Materials, Ministry of Environment and Energy

IBM Sustainability solutions
Antonis Economidis
IBM Sustainability Software Leader

Customer perspectives on shipping decarbonization
Vassilis Panagoulias
Principal & Expert in Shipping/IG, BCG Athens

13.15 – 14.00 SESSION 5
SHIPOWNERS DEBATE: WILL SHIPPING ACHIEVE ZERO BY 2050?

Dimitris Patrikios
CEO – Kyklades Maritime Corporation, f. Vice President – The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus

Boriana Farrar
Chief Counsel, Patriot Shipping

Rob Hughes
Chief Operating Officer, Genco Shipping & Trading Limited

Moderator: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador

14.00 – 15.00 NETWORKING SESSION- LIGHT LUNCHEON

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