Financial Mirror (Cyprus)
Education and human capital focus of shipping panel
Maravilhosa is organising the second Shipping Panel Discussion, in order to discuss the need to further educate and develop our human capital in Cyprus and take advantage of the different opportunities arising in shipping, to develop and expand the Cyprus shipping base.
Five high profile local and international panellists will share their experiences and thoughts and have a dialogue with the younger generation.
This panel discussion, taking place at the Poseidonia Beach Hotel, Limassol, on Thursday, February 2, is addressed to distinguished experts and professionals in the industry.
Diplomats, representatives of professional organisations, top management and personnel of the Cyprus shipping industry, as well as various shipping associations and the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, have confirmed their attendance.
The organiser of the event, Muriel Matta, Founder of Maravilhosa, said that the panel discussion “Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience – Part Two” will start at 6pm with her welcome address, followed keynote speaker Dr. Christos Atalianis, Senior Marine Surveyor, Department of Merchant Shipping, on behalf of Acting Director Ioannis Efstratiou.
Next up will be “The role of Culture and Leadership” moderated by Muriel Matta, followed by “From the sea to seeing: How a career at sea led to a career in journalism” by Craig Eason, Editorial Director, Fathom News.
Captain Eberhard Koch, Chairman, CEO & Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping Group will give his address on “Increasing the Maritime Cluster in Cyprus”, while Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou, Joint Managing Director, Tototheo Group of Companies will discuss “The role of Shipping Associations in education and development”.
“Challenges of a Training Manager” will be presented by Dimitris Fokas, Training Manager of Athens-based Maran Tankers Management, followed by “Perceptions and aspirations of the young generation” by Constandinos Papaminas, student in Shipping Commerce and Finance, Cyprus University of Technology.
Concluding remarks will be presented by Andreas I. Chrysostomou on “Great ideas need actions: Let’s do it”, followed by a Q&A session and a cocktail reception.
The first event organised by Maravilhosa on “Shipping: an industry of passion, knowledge and experience” was held in Limassol last May.
The panel discussion focused on real-life shipping stories and provided a learning session for new industry professionals, allowing to engage a dialogue between shipping executives and young aspiring professionals.