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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, 2022, during 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.
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?
10:00 – 10.30 REGISTRATION – WELCOME COFFEE
10.30 – 11.00 WELCOME ADDRESSES
President, AMERICAN-HELLENIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Chairman, NAMEPA & CEO, AMERICAN CLUB
Senior Commercial Officer, EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IN ATHENS
WELCOME ADDRESSES FROM THE SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS
President, International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus & CEO, Franman
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
Partner, BLANK ROME
11.30 – 11.45 SESSION 2: DIGITAL TOOLS DRIVING EFFICIENCY AND COMPLIANCE
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, ABS
11.45 – 12.30 SESSION 3: SUCCESSFUL DIGITALIZATION CALLS FOR CYBERSECURITY
Cybersecurity Resilience as a catalyst to reaching a Net-Zero Future
EY Partner, Technology Consulting, EY South East Europe Cybersecurity Leader, Microsoft Alliance Leader in Greece
Modern Security Solutions for today’s business challenges
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
IBM Sustainability Software Leader
Customer perspectives on shipping decarbonization
Principal & Expert in Shipping/IG, BCG Athens
13.15 – 14.00 SESSION 5
SHIPOWNERS DEBATE: WILL SHIPPING ACHIEVE ZERO BY 2050?
CEO – Kyklades Maritime Corporation, f. Vice President – The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus
Chief Counsel, Patriot Shipping
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
* Awaiting confirmation