Under the Auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos
27th Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME)
June 25th – 28th, 2019
Athens University of Economics and Business
- Tuesday, June 25th 2019
09:30 – 17:00 Athens University of Economics and Business
The Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) and the IAME Council Meeting will be hosted at the new state-of-the-art premises of the Athens University of Economics and Business, inaugurated in May 2017 by the President of the Hellenic Republic.
20:00 – 23:00 Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation
Under the generous sponsorship of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, conference delegates and guests will enjoy an evening welcoming cocktail reception at its premises in Piraeus, together with a short tour and a welcoming speech by the representatives of the Foundation. Shuttle buses will be provided for the transportation of delegates and guests.
- Wednesday, June 26th 2019
09:30 – 14:00 Onassis Cultural Centre
Under the generous sponsorship of Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the Conference Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session will be held at the central stage of Onassis Cultural Centre. Shuttle buses will be provided for the transportation of delegates and guests.
14:30 – 18:30 Hotel Royal Olympic
Conference Parallel Sessions will be held at the Hotel Royal Olympic. It is one of the best equipped 5-star conference hotels located in the centre of Athens, underneath the Acropolis - 5-minute walk to the new Acropolis Museum, 10-minute walk to: Acropolis, Syntagma square, Zappeion and the Panathenaikon (marble) stadium. Public transport is available just outside the hotel, with two subway stations available in 5-minute walking distance.
20:00 – 00:00 Acropolis Museum
After 20:00, when the Acropolis Museum closes for the public, it has been arranged to open only for IAME delegates and guests, who will have the privilege to enjoy a private guided tour in the Museum. This will be followed by a cocktail reception on the Roof Restaurant and terrace, right beneath the Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon, enjoying panoramic views of classical and modern Athens. The Acropolis Museum is a five-minute walk from the Hotel that the Conference Parallel Sessions will be taking place.
- Thursday, June 27th 2019
08:30 – 18:30 Hotel Royal Olympic
20:00 – 00:00 Yacht Club of Greece
Conference delegates and guests will enjoy the Gala Dinner of the Conference at the Yacht Club of Greece in Mikrolimano, Piraeus. The site used to be the summer palace of the Greek Royal family. The view from the building is breathtaking, stretching from Faliron and Saronic gulf to the islands of Salamina, Aigina and Poros and back to Athens - Attica and the surrounding mountains of Penteli, Imittos and Parnitha. At a closer angle, the Club is surrounded by beautiful groomed gardens. Shuttle buses will be provided for the transportation of delegates and guests.
- Friday, June 28th 2019
08:30 – 18:30 Hotel Royal Olympic
20:00 – 23:00 Floating ship-museum "Hellas Liberty"
Under the generous sponsorship of the International Propeller Club of the United States, Conference delegates and guests will enjoy an on-board cocktail reception at the renovated historical ship-museum "Hellas Liberty", one of the two remaining Liberty ships in the world. These were ships build en-mass by USA to deliver supplies to destroyed Europe during World War II. The Greek shipping industry is alleged to have based its resurrection after W.W.II, on 100 of these ships bought in favorable terms from the USA government. Shuttle buses will be provided for the transportation of delegates and guests.