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TRADING IN US WATERS: Priorities and Solutions Seminar

  • Posidonia at the Metropolitan Expo Center Athens International Airport Spata, Loutsa Greece (map)

Developing Agenda 

1030 - 1100     Registration - Welcome Coffee

1100 - 1115     Welcome Addresses

Keith Silver
Commercial Counselor
Embassy of the United States in Athens

Simos Anastasopoulos
American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Joe Hughes
CEO, American Club
Chairman, NAMEPA

1115 - 1200     Regulatory and Legal Overview

RADM John Nadeau
Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy
U.S. Coast Guard

Senior Representative*
International Maritime Organization

Jeanne Grasso
Blank Rome

1200 - 1215     What Shipowners are Doing to Meet Low Sulphur Requirements in 2020
Fuel oil availability & scrubber

Dr. Ram Vis
Viswa Group

1155 - 1205     The Digitalization of Shipping- Efficiency and Connection

Demetres Armanes
Senior Research Engineer
American Bureau of Shipping

1215 - 1300     Cyber Security Realities and Risk Management

Pantelis Skinitis
Director, Business Development, ABS Advanced Solutions
The American Bureau of Shipping

Marc Smith

Dorothea Ioannou
Chief Commercial Officer
The American Club P&I

Panagiotis Papagiannakopoulos
Director, Advisory Services Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy, and IT Advisory
Ernst & Young (Hellas) Certified Auditors S.A.

1300 - 1315     Crew Welfare

Christina DeSimone
Chief Executive Officer
Future Care, Inc.

1315 - 1330     Ballast Water Management - an Update

Tom Perlich
Founder and President
Echochlor Inc.

1330 - 1345     Q&A

1345 - 1430     Networking Reception - Light Luncheon

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Sponsored by:  

North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), U.S. Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Athens

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