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13th Annual Forum ICS Greek Branch - 2017 Nov 30

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Greek Branch held its 13th Annual Forum, on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at Eugenides Foundation in Athens.

The title was: « Sailing into calmer waters? Cautious optimism returns» and the Forum was well attended by over 400 shipping professionals – from the Greek and International shipping community.

A welcome address was made by Mrs Natalia Margioli - Komninou, FICS, Managing Director of the ICS Greek Branch and Hellenic Management Centre, and Mr Nicolas A. Tsavliris, FICS, Chairman of the ICS Greek Branch and Principal of the Tsavliris Salvage Group.

This year the distinguished speakers were part of a Q&A session where they were called to answer questions related to the field of their practice. The eminent personalities that constituted the panel and gave their valuable views on current shipping issues were:

* Mr Konstantinos Bitounis, FICS, Solicitor, Piraeus office Manager, Waterson Hicks
*Ms Amalia Miliou- Theocharaki, MICS, Chartering Manager, TEO Shipping Corporation Ltd
*Mr Menelaos Pangalos, MICS Managing Director Chios Navigation (Hellas) Ltd
*Mr Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
*Mrs Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd.
*Mr Simon Ward, FICS, Director, Ursa Shipbrokers
*Mr Adrian Wooldridge, MICS, Chief Commercial Officer, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation
*Mr Fotios Zeritis, FICS Commercial Shipping & Strategic Planning Analyst, Qatar Gas Transport Company

At the end of the Q&A session, there was an impressively interactive discussion between the audience and the panel, proving the fact that the ICS Annual Forum is not only a meeting point of shipping professionals but a place of exchanging ideas and learn from each other.

Once again, the year's proceedings included the Awards Giving Ceremony for the students that excelled at the ICS Examinations in November 2016 and May 2017.

The ICS Greek Branch was recognised for the fourth time for being once again the largest examination centre in the world with the most students participating at the ICS Examinations. More than 500 shipping executives attended the ICS Professional Training Programmes and took the ICS Examinations. This year 8 candidates have distinguished in their exams and were awarded for their efforts and achievements.