International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus - Agenda

Monday, 19 September
3:00-5:00PM International Board of Directors Meeting (For International Delegation only) - Iris Hall
7:00-9:00PM International Board of Directors Dinner at Zonars - Dionysos Restaurant (For International Delegation only)
Tuesday, 20 September
7:30-11:00AM Registration
9:00-10:30AM First Port President Meeting (For International Delegation only) - Aristotle II Hall
10:30-10:45AM Coffee Break
10:45-12:00PM Propeller Club Leadership Training and Round tables (For International Delegation only) - Aristotle II Hall
12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break – Lifetime Achievement Award - Cyclades Hall
1:00-1:30PM Welcome and Convention Opening Remarks Welcome Addresses: Costis J. Frangoulis, President of the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus James C. Patti, President of the International Propeller Club Giannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy George James Tsunis, United States Ambassador to Greece
1:30-2:00PM International Propeller Club Awards' Ceremony
2:00-2:30PM Opening Session / Keynote Speaker: Peter Economides “IMAGINE… The full potential of shipping on future generations in Greece”.
2:30-3:45PM Current Geopolitical Events Panel: Impact on trading patterns, energy routes, and ports of East Med.
3:45-4:15PM Coffee Break
4:15-5:30PM Women’s Propeller Club Meeting - Iris Hall
6:30-9:00PM Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus President’s Reception- Standing Networking Dinner at The Grand by Interni – Grand Hyatt Hotel
Wednesday, 21 September
7:30-9:00AM Registration
8:30-9:45AM Student Port Meeting – Aristotle II Hall
9:50-10:00AM Special Address by Olympia Anastasopoulou, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development
10:00-11:00AM Ports in today’s fast changing environment Panel: How will the current external pressures that impact shipping and trade, together with new environmental regulations, technology trends, increasing cyber threats and the foreseeable tonnage affect port operations?
11:00-11:15AM Coffee Break
11:15-12:15PM The Human Element: Preparing for the Future Maritime Education & Reskilling Panel: New environmental regulations and technology trends require upskilling and reskilling of the crews on-board as well as the office personnel. They also pose an opportunity to attract fresh talent. How will the industry handle this?
12:15-1:15PM Lunch Break – Cyclades Hall
1:15-1:30PM Keynote Speech: Vice Admiral Georgios Alexandrakis, Commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard (H.C.G.)
1:30-1:35PM Presentation by Marichem Marigases Worldwide Services
1:35-2:35PM Maritime Career Opportunities: International Officers and Port Presidents network with students Presentation of the "Adopt a Ship" Project by Irene K. Notias
3:30-6:30PM Tour of the Port of Piraeus *Bus will depart from the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 3:30PM and return upon the end of the Tour
7:00PM Dinner at Thalassaki
Thursday, 22 September
7:30-11:00AM Registration
10:00-11:00PM Navigating the “NEXT” Stage of the Shipping Evolution Driven by Decarbonization Panel: The upcoming regulations towards the 2030 & 2050 decarbonization targets greatly impact technology choices, fuel supply chain, financial and commercial decisions as well as operational practices. What is the current view?
11:00-11:15AM Coffee Break
11:15-11:25AM Special Address by Eva Kaili, Vice-President of the European Parliament
11:25-12:25PM Navigating the “NEXT” Stage of the Shipping Evolution Driven by Digitalization Panel: Digital technologies are here to support the shipping industry operations on matters of vessel performance monitoring, voyage/route optimization, machinery maintenance as well as autonomy. Is the industry embracing this?
12:25-1:25PM Seated Lunch – Cyclades Hall
1:25-1:40PM Special Address by Senator of Rhode Island, Leonidas (Lou) Raptakis
1:40-2:40PM Sustainable Shipping: A Capital Intensive and Heavily Operational Business Panel: Driven by regulations and several industry-wide initiatives, sustainability in shipping has come into focus as a top priority. Are ESG practices already embedded in daily operations? Are financiers and capital providers encouraging and/or rewarding sustainability or just ticking the boxes?
2:40-2:55PM Presentation on the HELLAS LIBERTY, by Dr Spyros M. Polemis
2:55-3:05PM Presentation by PPG
3:15-4:30PM Second Port Presidents Meeting and Installation of Officers (International Delegation only)
7:00-9:30PM Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel - Caryatids Hall