WISTA Hellas discussed about “Redefining Shipping, embracing a new approach”
The WISTA HELLAS Annual Forum has become a well-established event in the maritime community and it is being supported by speakers, sponsors and participants. This year’s event, took place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Hilton Hotel and gathered more than 200 key players from the shipping industry who listened with interest the speakers and actively participated with their comments during the two-panel discussions on how the changing environment of shipping, may affect its future’s operational procedures.
Ioannis Plakiotakis, Minister of Shipping & Island Policy made the opening remarks via video. Leonidas-Dimitriades-Eugenides, IMO Ambassador and President of the Eugenides Foundation, who addressed a keynote speech, and Alfred Hartmann, President of the German Shipowners’ Association, who participated as a panelist, were among the long list of distinguished representatives of the maritime.
During the panel discussions “Operating in a World of Sanctions” and “The Digital Transformation of the Shipping Industry – Adopting to a Digital Culture” were covered many issues centered around the necessity for shipping companies to comply in order to cope with the international sanctions, new regulations and expanded technology.
Follow-up dialogues by representatives from major market sectors added further to the success of the event leading to an open and impulsive discussion that kept the audience focused till the very end.