GREEN4SEA Athens Forum 02Apr2024

Events | 24 March 2024

We are thrilled to announce that the agenda for the highly anticipated GREEN4SEA Athens Forum 2024 is now available!

The 13th GREEN4SEA Athens Forum is scheduled as a full day event (09:00 – 18:00) on Tuesday 2nd of April 2024 at the Lighthouse of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Athens.

Mark your calendars and join us at the GREEN4SEA Athens Forum 2024!



08:00 – 09:00: Welcome Coffee & Registration


09:00: Forum Opening – Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

09:05 – 09:15: Human Factors in Decarbonization Era  – Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

Panel #1: How EU legislation challenges the maritime industry
09:15 – 10:15

Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • The EU ETS scheme: Understanding the regulatory framework
  • EU MRV: Application & timeline and its relation to the EU ETS
  • Key requirements of FuelEU and other emissions regulations
  • Why accurate and transparent reporting matters
  • Andreas Philippou, CEO, Dromon Bureau of Shipping
  • Dr. John Kokarakis, Technical Director, SEEBA Zone, Bureau Veritas
  • Konstantinos Vlachos, Chief Technical Operations Officer, Castor Ships S.A.
  • Stylianos Psillakis, Technical Director, Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.

Panel #2: Decarbonization in shipping 
10:15 – 11:30

 Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • Addressing uncertainties in the decarbonization journey
  • Emerging technologies & innovation
  • Industry’s needs to facilitate the transition to low-carbon shipping
  • Long-term goals for decarbonizing the shipping industry
  • Lloyd’s Register TBA
  • Dr. Harilaos Psaraftis, Professor 
  • Konstantinos Stampedakis, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ERMA FIRST 
  • Capt. Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Regional Director, Loss Prevention, UK P&I Club 

11:30 – 12:00: Networking Coffee Break 

Panel #3 Navigating alternative marine fuels 
12:00 – 12:45

Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • Addressing safety challenges
  • Bunkering & latest revision of ISO 8217 standard
  • Assessing availability & readiness
  • Incentives and regulatory mechanisms for the uptake of alternative fuels
  • Bill Stamatopoulos, Global Business Development Director, VeriFuel
  • Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd
  • Alexander Prokopakis, Executive Director, IBIA

15:30 – 15:45: Networking Coffee Break

Panel #4: Best practices for Ship Performance 
12:45 – 14:00

Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • How to enhance vessel performance
  • Environmentally friendly sustainable solutions
  • Focus on modern propulsion schemes
  • Flexibility and capability towards IMO 2030/2050
  • Tom Evensen, Regional Category Manager Hull Performance, Jotun
  • Mo AlGermozi, Chief Executive Officer, Graphite Innovation & Technologies Inc
  • Philippos Giannakos, Senior Sales Manager, Shipping Solutions, South Europe, Middle East and Africa, NAPA
  • Mats Nyfors, General Manager, Decarbonization & Cooperation, Wärtsilä

14:00 – 15:00 : Networking Lunch

Panel #5: Circular economy for a sustainable shipping
15:00 – 15:45

Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • How to ensure a profitable circular economy within ports
  • Ship recycling challenges and regulatory update
  • How to modernize waste management in shipping
  • Key consideration for industry’s transition to a circular economy
  • Vincent Favier, CEO, ECOSLOPS S.A.
  • Dr.  Konstantinos Galanis, Chairman, International Ship Recycling Association
  • Georgios Plevrakis, Group CEO, HEC Group

15:45 – 16:00: Focus Presentation: Decarbonization Footpath – We need to be realistic   John N. Cotzias, Projects & Finance, Xclusive Shipbrokers

Panel #6: The Green Transition from Ship Managers’ perspective
16:00 – 17:00

 Moderated by Apo Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

  • How collaboration supports industry’s green transition
  • Achieving a just and equitable transition towards net zero
  • Addressing the human factors: New skills & training methods
  • Green shipping corridors and other initiatives for a sustainable future
  • Takis Koutris, Managing Director, Roxana Shipping S.A.
  • George Souravlas, Founder & CEO, Load Line Marine S.A
  • Basil Sakellis, CEO, Alassia NewShips Management Inc.
  • Dimitris Patrikios, Advisor to the Managing Director, V.Ships Greece Ltd.
  • John N. Cotzias, Projects & Finance, Xclusive Shipbrokers

17:00 – 18:00:Networking & Cocktail Reception

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