Most successful Posidonia ever attracts 20.000 visitors and 1.843 companies from 93 countries
The Posidonia 2014 shipping exhibition ended on a high note in Athens, Greece, last week creating new event records in both the number of unique visitors and participating countries, an announcement by the organizers said.
Posidonia week attracted a total of 19,421 visitors at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, registering a 10 percent increase in visitor numbers compared to the previous event two years ago. They came to meet with members of the Greek shipowning community as well as representatives from 1,843 exhibitors from a total of 93 countries – another Posidonia record.
Posidonia organizers are confident that the 2016 event, scheduled from 6 to 10 June 2016, will be an equally successful and productive event for all exhibitors.
“Forward bookings look exceptionally encouraging and we are confident that the success of this year’s Posidonia will be emulated in two years’ time,” said Dimitra Michael, Managing Director, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A. “Shipping is slowly rebounding because global trade conditions are improving and the busier our oceans become over the next 24 months, the more optimism we will witness on the Posidonia 2016 floor space,” she added.
According to Ms. Michael, Posidonia‘s strong links with the Greek shipping community and its proven track record as the place where deals get done, are two of the most important assets that distinguish this event in the minds of the global maritime community.
Major Posidonia exhibitors, including the organizers of the national pavilions of the Netherlands, Japan, Turkey and Denmark, as well as repeat exhibitors such as ABB, Transas, MAN Diesel and Turbo, Alfa Laval, Marichem Marigases and many more have already confirmed their participation for Posidonia 2016.
Exhibitors on Posidonia
“We feel that the Greek maritime environment is the ideal place for Dubai to promote its varied maritime sector services and product offerings.” – Nawfal Al Jourani, the communications manager of Dubai Maritime City Authority
“I have made so many deals through Posidonia that I think I have to double my staff in Panama to handle the new demand.” – Antonio Tacquis from Panama Shipping Services
“Through our Posidonia presence we promoted the holistic offering of the Bahamas, from our ship registry and ship yards to our financial sector and tourism product.” – Capt Dwain E. Hutchinson, Master Mariner Deputy Director of the Bahamas Maritime Authority
Posidonia is sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, the Municipality of Piraeus, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, the Union of Greek Shipowners, the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee, the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners’ Association and the Association of Passenger Shipping Companies.