SHIPPING: AN INDUSTRY OF PASSION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE - PART ONE
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 inspiring 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.
© Muriel Matta 2016
(Photo Gallery Credit: Petros Galatis)