Event date

10 Jun
10 Jun 2016

Event Type

13:00 - 15:00
Seminar Room 2B 

Athens, Greece

WMU and the University of Piraeus will host a rountable event on 10 June at Posidonia entitled Challenges and Trends Ahead in the Maritime IndustryIt is more than evident that understanding how the industry will evolve in response to economic, political, demographic, environment and technological trends, has become highly topical and timely in our days. The risks our industry is facing and the “way ahead” are so complex and so interrelated that all the contributions are beneficial. One way to resolve this, is through the collaboration of the Industry and Academia. We hope that this approach can further assist efforts to analyze and critically appraise the current issues and trends facing the industry, thus benefitting thesector and the global economy.

DATE & TIME: Friday 10 June 2016, 13:00-15:00 p.m.
PLACE: Seminar Room 2B

SPEAKERS
Dr. CLEOPATRA DOUMBIA-HENRY, President, World Maritime University
Dr. ERNESTOSPYRIDON TZANNATOS, Professor, Dean of School of Maritime and Industrial
Studies, University of Piraeus
Dr. GEORGE GRATSOS, President, Standard Bulk Transport Corporation
Mr. SIMON WARD, Director, Ursa Shipbrokers
Mr. NEIL BELLEFONTAINE, Professor, Vice President (Academic), World Maritime University

SESSION MODERATOR
Dr. VASILEIOS – STYLIANOS TSELENTIS, Professor, University of Piraeus
Director of Postgraduate Studies

ROUND TABLE ORGANIZER
Dr. THEODORE PELAGIDIS, Professor, University of Piraeus
NR Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, USA

Posidonia is one of the largest gatherings for the global shipping industry and takes place biannually in Greece. In 2016, WMU will be participating at Posidonia once again. The University will be represented at the event by Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President; Professor Neil Bellefontaine, Vice-President (Academic); Dr. Ilias Visvikis, Professor and Director of the Executive and Professional Development; Dr. George Theocharidis, Associate Professor; and Dr. Dimitrios Dalaklis, Assistant Professor. Drop by the WMU booth, number 1322, to learn more about the opportunities at WMU or to say hello if you are part of the WMU community.

For more information about Posidonia 2016, click here.