Greener Shipping Summit March 2023

New Technologies and Education

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Eugenides Foundation
Organised by Newsfront / Naftiliaki – Under the auspices of MARTECMA

The programme is subject to changes

 08:30 – 09:30  |  Registration & coffee      –       Sponsored by  ABS new logo    

09:30 – 10:00  |  Welcoming remarks & keynote speech

Conference chairman: George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Keynote speaker: Panos Kourkountis, Technical Director, Sea Traders SA; Chairman, MARTECMA

10:00 – 11:15  | Session I  |  Managing and supporting the understanding and operation of new equipment to be used on the next generation ships

Moderator: Antonios Georgantzis, Chief Operating OfficerLatsco Marine Management Inc

• What will be the upcoming training needs?

The development of an upgraded STCW. Discussions in IMO

Onboard training as an avenue to gain knowledge

Decarbonise with care: the human element pillar

Digital technologies and their current and future use. Managing digitalisation onboard

Marine Academies should start planning for the future


Dimitris FokasTraining ManagerAngelicoussis Shipping Group

Ioannis GoliasManaging DirectorEugenides Foundation

Stavros HatzigrigorisAdvanced Engineering ServicesZodiac Maritime

Venetia KallipolitouManager, Cross-Departmental HR & TrainingTsakos Group

Natassa KouvertariProject Manager, Maritime Decarbonisation HubLloyd’s Register

Katerina Palla, Training Manager, Global Marine Training Center, RINA

11:15 – 12:15  |  Session II  | New equipment: From inventing to after sale service

Manos MigadisNewbuilding Project ManagerDynacom Tankers Management Ltd

Green shipping technology

Educating shipping executives in the application of new technologies

Developing artificial intelligence and the future of shipping

The need of producing a new generation of marine simulators

Understanding decarbonisation and how it will be implemented


Gaurav BajajDirector, Simulation Projects, Applied Research International Pvt Ltd

Chara GeorgopoulouHead of Maritime R&D and Advisory, DNV

John KokarakisTechnology & Business Development Director SEEBA ZoneBureau Veritas

Rizos KrikkisGeneral Manager, Oceanking Engineering PC

Maria KyratsoudiBusiness Development ManagerABS

Panos ZachariadisTechnical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers

12:15 – 12:45  |  Coffee break      –       Sponsored by  
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12:45 – 14:30  |  Session III  |  Academies' and Universities' views for the challenges of the new technologies

Moderator: George A. KriezisTechnical Manager, Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises SA

What steps are taken by the Marine Academies and the Universities to cope with the challenges of the new technologies?

What changes have they made?

Do students feel ready to face these challenges?


Nikolaos FragiadakisDirector, Marine Engineering DepartmentMerchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos

Nikolaos Karagiannis, Student, Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos

Nikolaos LiapisChief Operations OfficerELINOIL SAPresidentHellenic Institute of Marine Technology (HIMT)

Konstantinos LouzisM.Eng. Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, PhD Candidate, Research EngineerNTUA

Michail MalliarosGeneral ManagerEuronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd

Thanos PallisProfessor of Maritime and Port Economics and Policy, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus

Nikolaos VentikosAssociate Professor in the Laboratory for Maritime Transport, School of Naval Architecture and Marine EngineeringNTUA

14:30 – 16:00  |  Lunch break      –       Sponsored by 
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