Young generation of shipping in an open dialogue with representatives from the whole spectrum of Greek shipping

YES to Shipping Forum 2020 will be part of Posidonia Web Forums Week through YES FORUM Facebook page  on Thursday 29th October 2020, from 18.00 to 21.00 hrs, in Greek language.

Prestigious executives from the whole spectrum of the Maritime Cluster (Ship owning, Ship management  Companies, Shipping Services Companies, Technical Companies , Flags, P&I Clubs, Universities etc)  will participate in an open discussion with young people studying, willing to pursue a career or already working in shipping / travelling onboard, distinguished executives.

During the discussion, both parties will have the opportunities to receive and answer questions.

YES FORUM survey regarding the view of young people on the requirements of the shipping market and the expectations of Shipping Companies from them will be also presented.


  • Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of European Commission
  • Niki Kerameus, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs
  • Ioannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Shipping & Insular Policy


  • Kostis Achladitis, Managing Director – GOLDEN CARGO
  • Natalia Bury Loyal, Chief Governance Officer – TOTOTHEO MARITIME
  • Wanda Costopoulou, Managing Director   –  ARKAS HELLAS
  • Gina Darsakli – Chief officer – Springfield Shipping Co. Panama
  • Costis Frangoulis, Founder & CEO – FRANMAN &  President –  International Propeller Club ( Port of Piraeus)
  • Theofilos Haldezos, Dry Cargo / Container Chartering – EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MARITIME LTD
  • Dorothea Ioannou, Deputy Chief Operating Officer – The AMERICAN P & I CLUB
  • Seraphim Kapros, Director – MBA in Shipping  – University of Aegean
  • Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director Mediterranean, MEA & India – MacGregor
  • Marsila Karpida , Partner – WATSON FARLEY
  • Costas Kontes, Managing Director – V.Ships Greece Ltd.
  • Michael Lapasakis, Μaritime Companies Sales Manager – LALIZAS Hellas
  • Dimitrios Lamprinakos – Area Business Development Manager – MARICHEM MARIGASES
  • Elpi Petraki, Operations/Chartering & Business Development Manager, ENEA MANAGEMENT INC. & President – WISTA
  • Eleni Polychronopoulou, President – HEMEXPO & Business Development Manager -ERMA FIRST ESK .
  • Kostas Rokkos, Chairman & CEO TST International SA
  • George Teriakidis, Area Manager East Med & Black Sea –  DNV GL
  • Eleni Thanopoulou, Professor , Department of Shipping, Trade & Transport – University of Aegean
  • Minas Tsamopoulos, Journalist – Proto Thema
  • Capt. George Tsouris, Professor of Maritime Academy – METROPOLITAN COLLEGE
  • George Xiradakis, Managing Director – XRTC Business Consultants
  • Spyridon Zolotas, Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area, Business Development, Senior Director – RINA
  • Akis Zigouris, Chemist Technical Sales Dept. – KATRADIS GROUP
  • Anna Tsioutsia, Young Executive – Representative of the Embassy and General Consulate of Panama in Greece
  • Stella Palaiologou, Audit Partner and Head of Human Resources – Moore Greece

Moderators of the discussion will be Danae Bezantakou, Concept Founder of YES FORUM & CEO of NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS, & George Alexandratos, Vice President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping & General Manager of APOLLONIA LINES

Free of charge registration in the following link:

Like YES FORUM facebook page, check the notification you will receive on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 18.00 in your profile and be part of the dialogue!