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

Panel 1: Current Geopolitical Events

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 14:30-15:45

Dimitri Vassilacos Partner of Ship Finance Solutions Moderator
Michael Biery Defence and Naval Attache of the U.S. Embassy to GreeceSpeaker
George Koumoutsakos Member of the Hellenic ParliamentSpeaker
George MargaronisCEO of Latsco Shipping Limited Speaker
Daniel Tadros COO of the American P&I ClubSpeaker
Aristotle Tziampiris Professor of International Relations, Director of the MSc Program in American Studies of University of Piraeus Speaker

Panel 2:  Ports in today’s fast-changing environment

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 10:00-11:00

Danae Bezantakou CEO of Navigator Shipping ConsultantsModerator
Fotis DalmyrasCEO of Andriaki Shipping Speaker
Erik HolmgrenEconomic Officer of the U.S. Embassy to GreeceSpeaker
Christian JohnsenPartner of Jones Walker LLPSpeaker
Sotirios TheofanisProfessor of Practice & Programme Lead, MSc in Shipping & Port management of City College Speaker
Sean O'TooleSenior Manager, Port/Terminal Operations at Hapag LloydSpeaker

Panel 3:  The Human Element: Preparing for the Future Maritime Education & Reskilling

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 11:15-12:15

George XiradakisFounder / Managing Director of XRTC Moderator
George Foustanos Maritime Historian and Author / Founder of the Greek Shipping Miracle Speaker
Amelia Rocos Senior Risk Management Analyst of Diaplous Group Speaker
Katerina Skourtanioti Managing Director of Venlys Maritime Specialisation ServicesSpeaker
Stavroula TsiamouliLieutenant Commander H.C.G (Finance Officer)Speaker
Kostas VlachosChief Technical Operations Officer of Castor Ships S.A.Speaker

Panel 4: Navigating the “NEXT” Stage of the Shipping Evolution Driven by Decarbonization

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10:00-11:00

Dorothea IoannouCEO of The American P&I ClubModerator
Kim DiederichsenCEO of Anemoi Marine TechnologiesSpeaker
Guillame Langlois Onshore Support Consultant of Aventa ConsultingSpeaker
Nicos RescosCOO of Starbulk Speaker
Katerina Sardi Country Manager and Managing Director of Energean Speaker
Athanasios Thanopoulos CEO of Drylog Speaker

Panel 5: Navigating the “NEXT” Stage of the Shipping Evolution Driven by Digitalization

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 11:25-12:25

Panos Theodossopoulos CDO of Oceanking Moderator
Jonathan GaylorSenior Sales Executive of Nautilus LabSpeaker
Cynthia Hudson CEO and Founder of HudsonAnalytix, IncSpeaker
Stavros Meidanis Managing Director of Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp.Speaker
Despina Panayiotou TheodosiouCEO of Tototheo Maritime Speaker
Michela SchenoneMarine Digital Advisory Solutions Manager of RINASpeaker

Panel 6:  Sustainable Shipping: A Capital Intensive and Heavily Operational Business

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 13:40-14:40

Katerina StathopoulouExecutive Director of Investments & Finance LtdModerator
Helena Athoussaki Head of ESG, Sustainability & Climate Change of Motor Oil Hellas Speaker
Nicholas PfaffDeputy Chief Executive and Head of Sustainable Finance at the ICMA Speaker
George Plevrakis VP of Sustainability of ABS Speaker
Spyros Tarassis COO - Bulker Fleet of Costamare Shipping Co. Speaker
Valentios (Eddie) ValentisCEO of PYXIS Speaker