The opportunities and challenges facing Greek shipping were the subject of a high-level conference held recently in Athens.
The 9th Annual Greek Shipping Forum organized by Capital Link provided a comprehensive review of current trends and outlook of the global economy and the main commodity, energy and shipping markets.
The conference in cooperation with NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange attracted over 1,200 participants.
Opening the conference, Capital Link’s President, Nicolas Bornozis highlighted the evolving landscape of the global shipping industry.
“We are in a period of global economic growth and most industry segments are in a recovery and growth mode. At the same time geopolitical developments, increasing regulation, technological innovation and new ways to access capital can have a transformational impact on shipping,” Bornozis said.
During forum, the “2018 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award” was presented to Panos Laskaridis, president, European Community Shipowners Associations; CEO, Lavinia Corporation/Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd. and Athanasios Laskaridis, chairman and CEO Lavinia Corporation, Lavinia Enterprises Limited and Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd.
According to Capital Link, the award was given in recognition of their unique and extensive contribution to shipping and Greece and for their overall outstanding service to the shipping industry made by each of them individually, by their family and by their companies.
Capital Link is an advisory, investor relations and financial communications firm. Capital Link organizes 14 conferences annually, of which seven are focused on the maritime sector.