US International Propeller Club to hold Annual Maritime Convention in Athens
The International Propeller Club, one of the world’s oldest international maritime organizations, will hold its 96th annual convention and conference in Athens, Greece.
Considered one of the most significant and agenda-setting gatherings of the International Propeller Club of the United States, the 96th convention will take place at the Grand Hyatt Athens hotel during September 20-22.
Titled “WE ARE TOGETHER”, the globally recognized maritime convention is the first in the series to take place with the physical presence of delegates and speakers since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A plethora of C-Level maritime decision makers, captains of industry, politicians and academics will deliver a comprehensive program of keynotes, presentations and power panels to discuss, debate and reflect on the most burning issues in the international shipping industry agenda.
The discourse will delve deep into a range of diverse topics such as the impact the war in Ukraine has on trading patterns, energy routes, and ports of the East Mediterranean and the ways the industry is being affected by the ever-evolving environmental regulations and the decarbonization mandate.
Other thought-provoking discussions to be tabled during the three-day event include the upskilling and reskilling of crew and the operational optimization of vessels in the advent of new technologies and digitalization which are bound to have a transformational impact on the future of the shipping industry.
The 96th edition of the prestigious Convention will be hosted and organized by the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, the Greek chapter of the US-headquartered global network of non-profit organizations dedicated to the maritime community which is present in 72 countries.
Highlighting that shipping is a major contributor to the Greek economy accounting for almost 7 percent of the country’s GDP, Costis Frangoulis, president of the International Propeller Club, of the United States, Port of Piraeus and chairman of the 96th Annual Convention Organizing Committee, says the objectives of the Port of Piraeus chapter are manifold.
“Firstly, we want to communicate to local communities and stakeholders the importance of shipping and its contribution to the nation’s progress and prosperity,” he said.
This will be the second time the International Propeller Club will hold its convention in Greece since 2007.
“At the same time, we want to protect the interests of our industry, while promoting safety, security and sustainability values for the maritime world. We also aspire to support young Greeks with scholarships and assist communities in need through our charitable work. Finally, we aim to further enhance trust, friendship and understanding between Greece and the United States.”
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