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Posidonia 2022 Shipping Event: Overall Participants Exceed 40,000

This year’s Posidonia shipping exhibition, which took place earlier this month at the Athens Metropolitan Expo center, saw a record-setting figure of overall participants.

According to organizer Posidonia Exhibitions SA, the number of overall participants, including exhibitors, visitors and press, exceeded the 40,000 people mark, compared to 36,000 in 2018.

The prestigious shipping exhibition this year had 1,964 exhibiting companies from 88 countries and some 29,000 visitors from 103 countries and territories while many Asian and mainly Chinese visitors were absent from this year’s Posidonia due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions.

As the organizers of Poseidonia pointed out, the exhibition raised to another level the bar in terms of international prestige, size and quality, proving that there is room for further development and the prospect of an even bigger event in 2024.

As the organizer points out, “this year’s event set new benchmarks and standards for volume, size and quality” showing that there is potential for further growth and an even greater 2024 Posidonia.

“Our challenge for this year was to resume the event and rediscover the momentum lost during the height of the pandemic. I think we did a pretty good job, to not only achieve both of our basic objectives for the event, but to also set the bar even higher for the future,” said Posidonia Exhibitions S.A. Managing Director Theodore Vokos.

He added that the response and feedback received from exhibitors, visitors, government officials and maritime stakeholders was overwhelmingly buoyant.

“The four-year gap brought even more energy and a renewed optimism everywhere you’d look at and all indications are that the industry will continue to support Posidonia for years to come,” Vokos said.

The 2024 edition of Posidonia will take place in June.

Posidonia is organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, the Union of Greek Shipowners and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and with the support of the Municipality of Piraeus and the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.

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