SHIPPING: AN INDUSTRY OF PASSION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE - PART ONE
MS. IRO GIDAKOUChief Officer, Maran Gas Maritime Inc.
MS. ANNA PITTALISCommercial Manager, Intergaz Chartering Ltd
MR. CONSTANTINOS SPYROUGeneral Manager, Satlink Satellite Communications Ltd
MR. CONSTANTINOS SILITZIOTISTechnical Superintendent, EDT Offshore
MR. PAVLOS MICHAELIDESCrewing Manager, Lowland International Shipping Cyprus Ltd
MS. MURIEL MATTAFounder, Maravilhosa
Maravilhosa organized the first Shipping panel discussion on the 10th of May 2016 at Elias Beach Hotel - Limassol, followed by an engaging Q & A session and a networking Cocktail Reception.
The event “Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience” was attended by Government dignitaries, Diplomats, Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s Director General, representatives of Cyprus Shipping Organizations, as well as representatives of Shipping related Associations and Organizations.
The opening Keynote Address was given by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Marios Demetriades. Five young panellists from the Shipping industry in Cyprus shared real life stories and insights, in order to provide a learning session for new industry professionals, as well as to engage in a dialogue between Shipping executives and young aspiring professionals.
Moderated by Muriel Matta, the discussion revolved around the following inspirational thoughts, based on the panel members’ perspective, their challenges and their passion for Shipping:
“The challenges of a seafarer” – Iro Gidakou,
Chief Officer, Maran Gas Maritime Inc.
“Bridging perceptions in Shipping” – Anna Pittalis,
Commercial Manager, Intergaz Chartering Ltd
“Footprints of technology on the industry” – Constantinos Spyrou,
General Manager, Satlink Satellite Communications Ltd
“Untapped potential for Shipping in Cyprus” – Constantinos Silitziotis,
Technical Superintendent, EDT Offshore
“Grabbing unexpected opportunities” – Pavlos Michaelides,
Crewing Manager, Lowland International Shipping Cyprus Ltd
The event was sponsored by Maravilhosa (organizer and Gold Sponsor) and five Bronze Sponsors: Tototheo Group, EDT Shipmanagement Ltd, Intergaz Ltd, Aphentrica Marine Insurance Brokers Ltd and Lowland International Shipping Cyprus Ltd.
I would like to thank our Sponsors for their support!
For further information about the event Sponsors, please click on each of the following logos to access their respective websites.
A Thank You note from Muriel to the panel members:
When we meet people around us, some of them leave an impression on our life. They inspire us with their ideas, their stories and their willingness to succeed, every time a little bit more. Getting to know you and moderating with you will remain one of my unforgettable experiences! Each one of you has a wonderful talent and a promising career ahead. You have inspired your audience in so many ways and I would like to thank you for the love of sharing! I have been touched by your thoughts and believe these can inspire every person, in every industry.
Pavlos Michaelides: “Professionalism is not something you use from 8 to 5 at the office. It’s a way of working, cooperating, living and sharing”.
Anna Pittalis: “Stay focused on what you want to achieve and keep an open eye for the opportunities in front of you”.
Constantinos Spyrou: “Shipping is an industry of passion, hard work, commitment, dedication, positive attitude and focus. If you are prepared, then welcome on board!”
Iro Gidakou: “Discover your limits, find your passion, do what you love to do and make your dream a reality”.
Constantinos Silitziotis: “There are a lot of industries and professions that pay well. My opinion is that Shipping pays the commitment and skills it requires”.
Beyond the panel work, we have built a priceless friendship and teamwork!
Thank you Anna, Iro, Dinos, Costas and Pavlos!
(Photo Gallery Credit: Petros Galatis)
© Muriel Matta 2016