With over 2,011 exhibiting companies and some 22,000 visitors from 92 countries, the biennial Posidonia shipping trade show aims to set new records in 2020, after marking its 50th anniversary this year.
One of the world’s most prestigious maritime events, the show celebrated half a century of activity alongside the expansion and growth of Greece’s shipping industry, which today accounts for 20 percent of the global and 50 percent of Europe’s dwt capacity.
“During the last 50 years, Posidonia has grown into the undisputed leader in the calendar of shipping events… It is the most internationally recognizable Greek brand and the heartbeat of one of the most critical sectors of the world economy, reflecting the success and achievements of the Greek shipping family,” said Themistocles Vokos, one of the Posidonia founders.
The five-day event came to a close last week with major deals, decisions, announcements, and plans for the future, hosting dozens of seminars, conferences, workshops and debates on global maritime issues including environmental regulations, safety, clean fuel, leadership and digitalization.
“Multi-million dollar deals on the Posidonia Exhibition floor is the norm, being the most eagerly awaited trade event in the biennial shipping calendar. This year, on our 50th anniversary, we witnessed a tremendous response from the global shipping community whose presence and activity helped us deliver the most dynamic Posidonia ever,” said Theodore Vokos, executive director Posidonia Exhibitions SA.
Posidonia 2020 will be held on June 1-5 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo organized under the auspices of the shipping ministry, the Union of Greek Shipowners and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping with the support of the Piraeus Municipality and the Greek Shipping Cooperation Committee.