2016 SMART4SEA Forum


Τhe SMART4SEA Forum is unique innovative event to discuss smart shipping issues and operational challenges, due on Monday, 22nd of February in Eugenides Foundation. This is an afternoon event (15:00 to 19:00) followed by cocktail reception (19:00 – 20:00).

This is a PRO BONO/ NON PROFIT event aiming at a target group of approx 750 Delegates / 350 Organisations (Technical, Operations, Safety & Environmental departments of shipping operators and relevant industry experts and organisations.)

Event Timetable

Registration & Welcome coffee (14:00 – 15:00)

Session 1: Smart Shipping Perspectives  (15:00 – 16:30)
Forum Opening: Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA – Smart Shipping Challenges and the way forward
Dimitris Theodosiou, Managing Director, Danaos Management Consultants A.– Big Data & Smart Shipping
Ioannis Arabatzis, Managing Director, NanoPhos Marine SA & HEMEXPO – Smart technologies for shipping
Spyros G. Leloudas, Technical Director, SGL Engineering Ltd – Smart use of 3D laser Scanning and inspections by drones
Hyuk-Soon Kwon, Vice President, SWANNET – Vessel Indoor Positioning Technology based on SWAN (Shipboard Wireless Area Network)
Panos Yannoulis, President, Oceanking S.A. – ESSF Smart Financing Tools
30 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Coffee Break (16:30 – 17:00)

Session 2: Operational Challenges (17:00 – 19:00 )
Yannis Papaefthimiou, Managing Director, FURUNO HELLAS S.A. – ECDIS use in the modern era
Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR – e-navigation solutions in the smart shipping context
Panagiota P. Chrysanthi, DPA & QSE Manager, Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd. – Transition from paperless to digital: lessons learned and the way forward
Themistoklis Sardis, IT manager, Costamare Shipping Company S.A. & AMMITEC – Maritime Cyber Security & Risks
Paul R. Walters, Assistant Chief Engineer, ABS – Software Quality and Cyber Safety
Michael Servos, Energy Manager, Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement Corporation (TCM) – Smart Focus on Big Data, Hull & Propeller Performance
George Dimopoulos, Principal Research Engineer, DNV GL Maritime – Energy efficiency optimisation in practice
30 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Cocktail Reception (19:00 – 20:00)