The 27th Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME2019 Conference) was successfully held in Athens, Greece from 25th to 28th June 2019, organized by the ISFM Lab and MSc in ISFM.
The Conference was put under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos and chaired by Professor Manolis Kavussanos.
The Opening Ceremony took place on 26th June at the Onassis Cultural Centre, with keynote speeches delivered by high profile, international key players of the Maritime Industry: Mr. Theodore E. Veniamis, Chairman of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Dimitrios Fafalios, President of INTERCARGO, and Dr. Nikolas P. Tsakos, Chairman of INTERTANKO for the time-period 2014-2018. An intriguing discussion was moderated by Prof. Manolis Kavussanos, under the theme ‘Significant policy and regulatory issues of the International Maritime Industry’. A Plenary Session followed, focusing on shipping finance - an area in which Greek shipping companies and academics possess notable expertise. The title of the Session was ‘Shipping Finance in the 21st Century’ and hosted invited speeches from top executives of the international shipping market: Mr. Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, Member of the Board of Directors at Aegean Baltic Bank, Mr. Jerry Kalogiratos, CEO at Capital Product Partners L.P., Mr. George Politis, CEO at Capital Securities, and Mr. Stamatis Tsantanis, Chairman and CEO at Seanergy Maritime Holdings.
The academic program of the Conference included more than 260 scientific papers covering a vast range of scientific areas like energy resources in the maritime industry, international policies and regulations, shipping markets, investments and finance, management and strategy in shipping, logistics and supply chain, port economics, policy and management, maritime safety and security, human resources and other maritime related fields. Recent geopolitical and economic developments attracted great attention both from scientists and market executives, as happened also with other current issues faced by the international shipping industry, like for example the enforcement of IMO 2020 Sulfur Regulation, sustainable development of the industry and the interest of young seafarers in pursuing careers at sea.
Find out more at the Conference Official Website: https://www.dept.aueb.gr/en/iame2019
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