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Greece Branch at Posidonia 2016
Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016 and tagged as Greece Branch at Posidonia 2016
From Monday 6th June to Friday 10th June,
the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greece branch participated
as an exhibitor at Posidonia 2016 Exhibition, one of the world
largest gatherings in the shipping calendar.
Mrs Natalia Margioli, FICS and staff of the HMC / ICS Greek
Posidonia 2016 bid farewell to over 22,000 shipping industry
professionals who visited the world's most prestigious maritime
event to meet, network and do business with more than 1,800
exhibitors from 90 countries deployed across 40,000 sqm at Athens
There was a 14% increase in visitor numbers compared to the
previous record-breaking edition two years ago and this increase in
numbers was certainly felt at the Institute Greece branch booth
present in Hall 2, a meeting point for all Greece members and
Furthermore a significant amount of people visited the branch
stand, where they were informed about the Institute professional
qualifications, the benefits of the Institute membership and the
branch programs offered locally.
Staff, Members and students of the ICS Greek Branch
The event overall was a great success and the presence of the
Institute Greece branch at the exhibition ensured an important
promotion of the Institute across the maritime industry.
During the Exhibition, the Greece branch participated at a
number of forums, discussions and events:
Young Executives Shipping Forum - a platform
for open dialogue between shipping professionals, principals and
executives of the shipping industry, and university and college
students, as well as young graduates.
1st Young Executives Shipping Forum
- the next generation of the Greek shipowners and the decision
makers of the shipping community held an open dialogue with more
than 1,300 aspiring young professionals and students. The dialogue
addressed more than 150 questions covering all issues on shipping
matters raised by the young generation.
Open Seminar organized by ALBA - The American
College of Greece entitled "SEA… Your Future. Key stakeholders'
perspectives of the shipping industry". The Institute Greece branch
Managing Director Ms Natalia Margioli participated in the
discussion regarding current trends and challenges in the maritime
world and stressed the importance of maritime education and
professional qualifications in the shipping industry.
The Institute Greece Branch also supported a Posidonia
Conference by I.M.E.Q. Center - a research foundation in
collaboration with K.AIMS, PNOH Center and Akrifoundation
Organization. The project presented was "Psychology in Shipping: EQ
Training and Ship Manning & Safety".
Mrs Katerina Stathopoulou, SF tutor and great supporter of
the Branch, being interviewed about her participation as an
organiser & speaker of the YES Forum
Last but not least, the Greece Branch soccer team competed at
the hugely popular five-a-side Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament and
some of our students and staff participated at the Posidonia
Running Event. Congratulations to all for their effort and
The branch had a great opportunity participating in the event
and promoting the Institute principles, values and high standards:
the Posidonia week is already a memory but its magnitude will
certainly benefit the Institute locally and globally in the
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