September 1, 2023 10:00 AM
Conference
300 EUR
Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa

6th Mare Forum Mykonos

Opportunities ahead!

Ladies and Gentlemen, prepare to set sail on a journey of exploration, innovation, and collaboration at the highly anticipated maritime event in the picturesque island of Mykonos. Join top executives and shipowners from around the world as they convene at the exclusive Mare Forum to engage in lively discussions, share valuable insights and forge new connections in the ever-evolving world of maritime. This event promises to be the ultimate platform for industry leaders to chart new courses, navigate challenges, and steer towards a brighter future for the global shipping industry. So, hoist your sails and join us for an unforgettable maritime experience in Mykonos.

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No boring company presentations, no long speeches, but only dynamic and lively discussions between the panellists

The participants will be: Shipping Executives, Ship-owners, Ship-managers, Charterers, Traders, Capital providers, Energy Executives, Regulators, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, shipbuilders and repair managers, Classification Societies, Press, shipping services providers, and smart entrepreneurs.

It will be inspiring, Be There.

The conference will be held at the Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa*****

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P R O G R A M M E



The tentative list of panellists as of today:

- Vasiliki (Vicky) Loizou Secretary General for Private Investments, Ministry of Development
- George Gourdomichalis, President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading and CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas, President, Mare Forum
- George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
- Theofilos Xenakoudis, Chief Commercial Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Nicolas A. Vernicos, President, Vernicos Maritime Group
- John-Kaare Aune, CEO, Wallem Group
- Spyros Tarasis, Vice Chairman, INTERCARGO
- Capt. Eberhard Koch BOD member, CYPRUS UNION OF SHIP OWNERS
- Kostas Vlachos Chief Technical Operations Officer, Castor Ships S.A.
- Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Akis Tsirigakis, CEO, Nautilus Offshore
- Geert Dokter, Managing Director Conoship International BV
- Vanessa Tzoannou, Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP
- Nurettin Caliskan, President International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association
- Tom Softeland, Chairman, Spinnaker
- Chris Vartzis, Partner, Stephenson Harwood
- Captain Alexandra Hagerty, MIT Executive, Hagerty Maritime Consulting LLC
- Harilaos Psaraftis, Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
- Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, LNG PRO Bunkers Ltd.
- Minas Sorotos, Managing Director, Flynn Ventures Ltd, Athens
- Georgia Vasilaki, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Inchcape Shipping Services
- Sophia Brown, General Manager, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Rona Kaspi, Partner, AKT Law Firm
- Chloe Hekmati, Commercial Director FMC Globalsat | President, Youngship France
- Rania Sifounopoulou, Safety & Quality Manager, Dioryx Maritime Services Corporation
- Georgios (Ilios) Kostoulas, Executive Director, Mare Forum
- Anastasia Kiritsi Professor, Arden University
- Helen Thanopoulou Professor, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean
- Lina Jasutiene Shipping attorney, Founder, and CEO, Recoupex a Global cargo transportation lawyers Hub
- Angelos Roupas Pantaleon Second Wind & Partners, European Mar LDA - Greek Representative
- Dimitrios V. Lyridis Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens
- Andreas Theodoropoulos Portfolio Manager, PRAMADEX S.A
- Nikos Marmatsouris, Group Senior Marketing Manager, GAC Shipping SA
- Burcu Berrak, Atlas P&I | Board Member, Wista Turkey
- Paul Katsouris, Managing Associate, Stephenson Harwood (Dubai)
- Rosemary Rontiri Senior Partner, PPT Legal
- Theodore Chouliaras B.o.D. President & CEO. UPoilTankers Inc
- Christian Grotnes Halvorsen, Deputy Head of Mission, Norwegian Embassy in Athens
- Corrado Pesce, Chartering Broker, Marnavi spa
- George Xiradakis President of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping and CEO, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Jason Stefanatos Regional Decarbonization Director, DNV
- Theo Kourmpelis Director Strategic Key Accounts; Energy Transition & Sustainability Passionate, Lloyd's Register
- Ioanna Papoutsoglou Business Development Manager, South-Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East, Cayman Registry
- Erhan Esinduy Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
- Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses Systems
- Maarten Sickler Director Sales, Conoship International
- Gina Panayiotou ESG Manager, West of England P&I
- Danial Kaabi CEO, Sea Horizon Offshore Marine Services
- Maria Stavropoulou In-House Legal Counsel
- Fay Catsiba PREMIUM CONSUL
- Apostolos Papastathopoulos, Chairman & Managing Director PLANACO shipyard, and
Managing Director NAVIGARE YACHTING GREECE
- Apostolos Poulovassilis Director / Director of Maritime Studies Ocean Technologies Group / Business College of Athens
- Yiannis Fafalios General Operations Manager at Fafalios Limited and CEO of Care4C
- Georgia Chalari Technical Coordinator, ABC Hellenic Management Ltd
- Konstantinos Melas Post doctorate Researcher in Supply Chain Finance, University of Western Macedonia.
- Athena Giannouli Partner, Giannouli Law offices
- Nigel Bowen Morris Managing Partner, Stephenson Harwood
- George Margetis CEO, MARGETIS MARITIME CONSULTING
- Andriana Giannouli Boukaouri LLB London School of Economics, LLM Student, The University of Law, London
- Emma Cianchette Sales agent Florida, FMC GlobalSat
- Nikos Sanakis Director, Momentum Shipmanagement S.A.
- Evangelos Chatzigiannis, Senior Trader, GMS
- George Nikou, Partner, KSi Greece
- Areti Skandami, Lawyer, Aegean Cargo Management
- Dracoulis Gourdomichalis, Phoenix
- more to be announced

P R O G R A M M E

09:30

Registration


10:00

Session 1

Opening and Welcome

- George D. Gourdomichalis President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading 
and
CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN


- Georgios (Ilios) Kostoulas Executive Director, MARE FORUM

- Theo Xenakoudis Director, IRI / The Marshall Islands Registry


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
- Vasiliki (Vicky) Loizou Secretary General for Private Investments, Ministry of Development 

- George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group

10:30

Session 2

Opportunities ahead
 - Who is afraid of the future?
The shipping markets, trade, regulations, geopolitics

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS (tentative):



- George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
- Nicolas A. Vernicos, President, Vernicos Maritime Group
- John-Kaare Aune, CEO, Wallem Group
- Capt. Eberhard Koch BOD member, CYPRUS UNION OF SHIP OWNERS
- Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Theodore Chouliaras B.o.D. President & CEO. UPoilTankers Inc
- Corrado Pesce, Chartering Broker, Marnavi spa
- Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, LNG PRO Bunkers Ltd.
- Maarten Sickler Director Sales, Conoship International
- Gina Panayiotou ESG Manager, West of England P&I
- Theofilos Xenakoudis, Chief Commercial Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Ioanna Papoutsoglou Business Development Manager, South-Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East, Cayman Registry
- Nurettin Caliskan, President of International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association
- Danial Kaabi CEO, Sea Horizon Offshore Marine Services

Session 3

The right way ahead to Decarbonisation - Lessons to be learned
Adapting the New Technologies - Who bears cost and risk?
Where to invest your money today?

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS (tentative):



- Spyros Tarasis, Vice Chairman, INTERCARGO
- Harilaos Psaraftis, Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
- Kostas Vlachos Chief Technical Operations Officer, Castor Ships S.A.
- Theo Kourmpelis Director Strategic Key Accounts; Energy Transition & Sustainability Passionate, Lloyd's Register
- Geert Dokter, Managing Director Conoship International BV
- Jason Stefanatos Regional Decarbonization Director, DNV
- Minas Sorotos, Managing Director, Flynn Ventures Ltd, Athens
- Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses Systems
- Dimitrios V. Lyridis Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens
- Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, LNG PRO Bunkers Ltd.
- Helen Thanopoulou Professor, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean

12:10
 - 12:40 Break

Session 4

Where does the money come from to finance decarbonization, and how do you get it?
What are the benefits of the features of alternative Finance and other models to the global shipping industry?

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS (tentative):



- George Xiradakis President of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping and CEO, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Akis Tsirigakis, CEO, Nautilus Offshore
- Angelos Roupas Pantaleon Second Wind & Partners, European Mar LDA - Greek Representative
- Vanessa Tzoannou, Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP
- Tom Softeland, Chairman, Spinnaker
- Chris Vartzis, Partner, Stephenson Harwood
- Rona Kaspi, Partner, AKT Law Firm
- Theodore Chouliaras
B.o.D. President & CEO. UPoilTankers Inc
- Andreas Theodoropoulos Portfolio Manager, PRAMADEX S.A
- Paul Katsouris, Managing Associate, Stephenson Harwood (Dubai)
- Konstantinos Melas Post doctorate Researcher in Supply Chain Finance, University of Western Macedonia.

Session 5

The human factor trends in shipping - imperatives

Shipping needs talented and charismatic people - where will they come from?
What are the perceptions of the new young shipping generation, and how can the shipping industry adapt to their requirements?
Do we need new skills and expertise plus more diversity in shipping?



THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS (tentative):



- Lina Jasutiene Shipping attorney, Founder, and CEO, Recoupex a Global cargo transportation lawyers Hub
- Captain Alexandra Hagerty, MIT Executive, Hagerty Maritime Consulting LLC
- Burcu Berrak, Atlas P&I | Board Member, Wista Turkey
- Christian Grotnes Halvorsen, Deputy Head of Mission, Norwegian Embassy in Athens
- Chloe Hekmati, Commercial Director FMC Globalsat | President, Youngship France
- Spyros Tarasis, Vice Chairman, INTERCARGO
- Rania Sifounopoulou, Safety & Quality Manager, Dioryx Maritime Services Corporation
- Sophia Brown, General Manager, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Anastasia Kiritsi
Professor, Arden University
- Erhan Esinduy Foreign Relations Commission Member, Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
- Geert Dokter, Managing Director Conoship International BV
- Maria Stavropoulou In-House Legal Counsel
- Georgia Vasilaki, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, Inchcape Shipping Services
- Nikos Marmatsouris, Group Senior Marketing Manager, GAC Shipping SA
- Apostolos Poulovassilis Director / Director of Maritime Studies Ocean Technologies Group / Business College of Athens
- Yiannis Fafalios General Operations Manager at Fafalios Limited and CEO of Care4C
- Rosemary Rontiri Senior Partner, PPT Legal

Session 6

Designing the bright future of Greece
Why is Greece on the way to becoming the leading shipping and maritime hub in Europe and the world?

- Opportunities ahead
- The competitiveness of the Greek shipping Cluster
- What has been done, and what to do next?
- A maritime and shipping regional/global financial and trading services hub?
- The Maritime Tourism expansion – infrastructure, regulations, creating incentives
- Energy hub, gas, exploration, distribution, energy alternatives and exports.
- The creation of Startups and Entrepreneurial environments in Greece. What is more needed?
- Taxes, Incentives, and quality business environment
- What must be the role of the State?
- What is needed from the industry?

THE ROUND TABLE PANELLISTS (tentative):



- George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
- Nicolas A. Vernicos, President, Vernicos Maritime Group
- George Xiradakis
President of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of HellenicShipping and CEO, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
- Apostolos Papastathopoulos, Chairman & Managing Director PLANACO shipyard, and
Managing Director NAVIGARE YACHTING GREECE
- Akis Tsirigakis, CEO, Nautilus Offshore
- Spyros Tarasis, Vice Chairman, INTERCARGO
- Harilaos Psaraftis, Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
- Kostas Vlachos Chief Technical Operations Officer, Castor Ships S.A.
- Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses Systems
- Tom Softeland, Chairman, Spinnaker
- Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
- Fay Catsiba PREMIUM CONSUL
- Helen Thanopoulou Professor, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean

14:55

Session 7


Conclusions and recommendations
‍


- George D. Gourdomichalis, President & Managing Director, Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
and Conference Chairman
- 
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas President, MARE FORUM


15:00

end

20:00 - 22:00

Reception

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Mare Forum and Christian Dior collaborate on an exclusive event for Mare Forum Mykonos participants.

Attendees are invited to a 'Shop and Champagne' experience on Thursday 31st of August or Saturday 2nd of September. Also will they receive an exclusive gift with any purchase made on these days. Invitations will be send my email to all Mare Forum Mykonos attendees.

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HOTEL BOOKING at the Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa

For those who want to make a booking (discounted rates) at the Saint John Hotel Villas and Spa go to website: https://www.saintjohn.gr/

How to make a booking using the special Booking Code:

- When at the website, press book now on the top right corner.
- Input your arrival date, number of nights and number of people and press Booking Code (it is the second green button from left).
- On the pop-up "Enter a Code" write MARE23 and click apply code.
- Then you can choose your room of preference and book it.
Kindly note, tat the availability of Garden View rooms is extremely limited.

If for any reason you get an error when you choose your preferred room type, saying that the voucher code is expired, no worries! Just close the notification and proceed to the booking, you will see that the discounted rate will not change.
When making a booking on a mobile version of our website, you should input the dates that interest you and then click on the three lines icon on the top right of the browser in order to open the side menu and input your booking code.

The conference will take place in an open, daring and stimulating environment combined with transparent discussions, with executives actively participating, discussing, debating and will exchanging their thoughts, ideas, visions, and roles in (green) shipping, energy transition, decarbonization, financing, and investing models for today and the future and how Greece can design its bright maritime future.

Speakers & Panelists

Danial Kaabi
Danial Kaabi
CEO
Sea Horizon Offshore Marine Services
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Ioanna Papoutsoglou
Ioanna Papoutsoglou
Business Development Manager, South-Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Cayman Registry
George Nikou
George Nikou
Partner
KSi Greece
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Theofilos Xenakoudis
Chief Commercial Officer, Managing Director - Piraeus Office
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Geert Dokter
Geert Dokter
CEO
Conoship International BV
Akis Tsirigakis
Akis Tsirigakis
CEO
Nautilus Offshore
Nigel Bowen Morris
Nigel Bowen Morris
Managing Partner
STEPHENSON HARWOOD
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Director / Director of Maritime Studies
Ocean Technologies Group / Business College of Athens
Chris Vartzis
Chris Vartzis
Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Theodore Chouliaras
Theodore Chouliaras
B.o.D. President & CEO
UPoilTankers Inc
Nikos Marmatsouris
Nikos Marmatsouris
Group Senior Marketing Manager
GAC Shipping SA
Paul Katsouris
Paul Katsouris
Managing Associate
Stephenson Harwood (Dubai)
Anastasia Kiritsi
Anastasia Kiritsi
Professor
Arden University
Athena Giannouli
Athena Giannouli
Partner
Giannouli Law offices
Jason Stefanatos
Jason Stefanatos
Regional Decarbonization Director
DNV
Dimitris Lyras
Dimitris Lyras
Managing Director
Ulysses Systems
Evangelos Chatzigiannis
Evangelos Chatzigiannis
Senior Trader
GMS
Burcu Berrak
Burcu Berrak
Atlas P&I
Board Member, Wista Turkey
George Xiradakis
George Xiradakis
President of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping
CEO, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
Kostas Vlachos
Kostas Vlachos
Chief Technical Operations Officer
Castor Ships S.A.
Lina Jasutiene
Lina Jasutiene
Shipping attorney, Founder, and CEO
Recoupex a Global cargo transportation lawyers Hub
John-Kaare Aune
John-Kaare Aune
CEO
Wallem Group
Capt. Eberhard Koch
Capt. Eberhard Koch
BOD member
CYPRUS UNION OF SHIP OWNERS
 Apostolos Papastathopoulos
Apostolos Papastathopoulos
Chairman & Managing Director PLANACO shipyard
Managing Director NAVIGARE YACHTING GREECE
Nicolas A. Vernicos
Nicolas A. Vernicos
President
Vernicos Maritime Group
Nikolaos Sanakis
Nikolaos Sanakis
Director
Momentum Shipmanagement S.A.
Angelos Roupas Pantaleon
Angelos Roupas Pantaleon
European Mar LDA - Greek Representative
Second Wind & Partners
George Gourdomichalis
George Gourdomichalis
President & Managing Director
Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A.
Andriana Giannouli Boukaouri
Andriana Giannouli Boukaouri
LLB London School of Economics
LLM Student, The University of Law, London
Sophia Brown
Sophia Brown
General Manager
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Andreas Theodoropoulos
Andreas Theodoropoulos
Portfolio Manager
PRAMADEX S.A
Rania Sifounopoulou
Rania Sifounopoulou
Safety & Quality Manager
Dioryx Maritime Services Corporation
Captain Alexandra Hagerty, MS, MA, AFNI
Captain Alexandra Hagerty, MS, MA, AFNI
MIT Executive
Hagerty Maritime Consulting LLC
Alexander Prokopakis
Alexander Prokopakis
Executive Director
International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
Erhan Esinduy
Erhan Esinduy
Foreign Relations Commission Member
Turkish Shipbuilders Association, GISBIR
Clay Maitland
Clay Maitland
Managing Partner
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Theo Kourmpelis
Theo Kourmpelis
Director Strategic Key Accounts; Energy Transition & Sustainability Passionate
Lloyd's Register
Emma Cianchette
Emma Cianchette
Sales agent Florida
FMC GlobalSat
Areti Skandami
Areti Skandami
Lawyer
AEGEAN CARGO MANAGEMENT
Konstantinos Melas
Konstantinos Melas
Post doctorate Researcher in Supply Chain Finance
University of Western Macedonia.
Rosemary Rontiri
Rosemary Rontiri
Senior Partner
PPT Legal
Vanessa Tzoannou
Vanessa Tzoannou
Partner
Hill Dickinson LLP
Tom Softeland
Tom Softeland
Chairman
Spinnaker
Georgia Vasilaki
Georgia Vasilaki
Global Head of Indirect Procurement
Inchcape Shipping Services.
Yiannis Fafalios
Yiannis Fafalios
General Operations Manager, Fafalios Limited
CEO of Care4C
Christian Grotnes Halvorsen
Christian Grotnes Halvorsen
Deputy Head Of Mission
Norwegian Embassy in Athens
Georgia Chalari
Georgia Chalari
Technical Coordinator
ABC Hellenic Management Ltd
George Margetis
George Margetis
CEO
MARGETIS MARITIME CONSULTING
Chloe Hekmati
Chloe Hekmati
Sales & Commercial Director FMC Globalsat
President, Youngship France
Gina Panayiotou
Gina Panayiotou
ESG Manager
West of England P&I
George Tsavliris
George Tsavliris
Principal
Tsavliris Salvage Group
Harilaos Psaraftis
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Spyridon Tarasis
Spyridon Tarasis
Vice Chairman
INTERCARGO
Maria Stavropoulou
Maria Stavropoulou
In-House Legal Counsel
Minas Sorotos
Minas Sorotos
Managing Director
Flynn Ventures Ltd, Athens
Corrado Pesce
Corrado Pesce
Chartering Broker
Marnavi spa
Helen Thanopoulou
Helen Thanopoulou
Professor
Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean
Dimitrios Lyridis
Dimitrios Lyridis
Associate Professor
National Technical University of Athens
Nurettin Caliskan
Nurettin Caliskan
Board Member, President International Relations
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Panos Yannoulis
Panos Yannoulis
President
Oceanking
Georgios Kostoulas
Georgios Kostoulas
Executive Director
Mare Forum
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Maarten Sickler
Maarten Sickler
DirectorSales
Conoship International
Fay Catsiba
Fay Catsiba
Managing Director
PREMIUM CONSUL
Rona Kaspi
Rona Kaspi
Partner
AKT Law Firm
Vasiliki (Vicky) Loizou
Vasiliki (Vicky) Loizou
Secretary General for Private Investments
Ministry of Development

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