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Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EEST
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Metropolitan Hotel 
385 Syngrou Ave
175 64
Athens 175 64

Driving Directions 
Making Money in a Tough Market
Metropolitan Hotel, Athens, Thursday April 2, 2015
How to survive in a complex world 
Register Now!                                                               Tickets Euro 30 until Mar 27, then Eur 50

The tanker companies which survive the current turbulent market conditions will be the ones with strong management systems, strong relations with customers, and motivated highly skiilled crew.  

At our 4th Tanker Operator Athens conference, "Making Money in a Tough Market", we'll gather some of the industry's top experts to discuss how this can be achieved. 

TIckets currently available for Eur 30 if you register before Mar 27 and pay with PayPal - after that prices will rise to Eur 50. Register now to secure yours! 


Dimitris Lyras, Director of Ulysses Systems 
Martin Shaw, Managing Director, Marine Operations and Assurance Management Solutions
Panos A. Kourkountis, Technical Director, Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd
Georgios E. Poularas, COO, ENESEL S.A.
Nikolas Lappas,Shipping Executive, Ex- Managing Director, Oceangold Tankers Inc.
Theophanis Theophanous, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement 
Cpt. George Karantonis, HSQE & Vetting Manager, Eurotankers Inc.
Konstantinos S. Lourandos, Superintendent Engineer, Springfield Shipping Co Panama SA 


Aegean Pacific S.A., Tanker Ops / Chartering; Aerio Shipmanagement Ltd., Operations Executive; Altomare S.A., Operations Manager; Ancora Investment Trust Inc, Captain / Operator; Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd., CEO; Blue Marine Navigation Inc, Managing Director; Capital Shipmanagement, Technical Director; Delta Shipping & Trading Corp, CEO; delta tankers, Vetting Manager; Eniram, Director Maritime; Euronav NV, Project Manager; Euronav Ship Management Hellas  Ltd., General Manager; Fairderal Group Management, DPA – CSO; Halkidon, Director, General Manager; Hermes Marine Management SA, Managing Director; Kyla Shipping, Fleet Manager; KYMA Shipmanagement Inc, V.P Technical & Operations Dpt; Marine Management Services M.C, Technical Director; Metrostar Management Corp, Commercial Director; Millenia Maritime Inc, Head Of Crewing And Training; Minerva Marine INC., Operator; N.J. Goulandris  Maritime Inc., Director; Navoil Trading Pte Ltd, Vice President; Oceangold Tankers Inc, Managing Director; Omnis-Ellas S.A., Managing Director; Sealestial Navigation, Technical; Seven Mare Shipping Group S.A., CEO; Spring Marine Management, General Manager; Springfield Shipping Co Panama SA, Deputy Technical Manager; Stalwart Management Ltd, Head of HSQE and Vetting Manager; Tanker logistic Venture ltd., Vetting manager; Target Marine S.A, Technical Director; Theta Marine, Director; V.Ships Greece Ltd., Managing Director; Venmar Shipmanagement S.A., Purchasing Manager





9.15 - Dimitris Lyras, Director of Ulysses Systems  
Chairman's introduction 



9.30 - Martin Shaw, Managing Director, Marine Operations and Assurance Management Solutions
How to survive in a complex world Watch Video - View Slides



10.00 - Panos A. Kourkountis, Technical Director, Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd
“Development of strong management system”
-Definition of ship management targets for sustainability
-Operating Expenses (OPEX) as a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
-Development of operational procedures based on OPEX evaluation 
 Watch Video - View Slides


10.30 - Georgios E. Poularas, COO, ENESEL S.A.
It’s time for something new: Re-defining Performance Management Watch Video - View Slides

11.00 - Coffee Break

11.45 - Kevin Brunn, Head of Clients and Markets, Maritime Software, DNV GL 
How can we achieve $100k savings with a dedicated management system focusing on hull inspection and maintenance?
- Developing a lifetime hull structural integrity management system
- Monitoring hull integrity and using a 3D structural model as the vessel’s lifecycle condition database
- Building internal expertise and enabling crew Watch Video - View Slides

 12.10 - Panel discussion with morning speakers  Watch Video

12.45 - Lunch break

13.45 - Theophanis Theophanous, Managing Director at Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement 
How to develop strong management systems, to improve operational efficiency and reduce operational costs Watch Video - View Slides

14.15 - Cpt. George Karantonis, HSQE & Vetting Manager, Eurotankers Inc.
How vetting process can help ship owners and operators in maximising profits Watch Video - View Slides

14.45 - Konstantinos S. Lourandos, Souperintendent Engineer, Springfield Shipping Co.Panama SA
Managing Energy, a marathon race  Watch Video - View Slides

15.15 - Nikolas Lappas,Shipping Executive, Ex- Managing Director at Oceangold Tankers Inc.
Methods in selecting the best fit solutions and the role of leadership in implementing them Watch Video - View Slides

15.45 Panel discussion Watch Video

16.15 Close - drinks reception


Speaker biographies

Kevin M. Brunn, Head of Clients and Markets, Maritime Software, DNV GL

 Kevin Brunn holds an MBA and BSc. degree, and is responsible internationally for sales and marketing as well as customer project management within DNV GL’s Maritime Software business. In this capacity, he has been helping maritime shipping companies improve their business processes through the use of maritime software systems, in particular integrating maintenance, procurement and safety management activities, as well as department-spanning business intelligence projects within shipping companies.


Previous Tanker Operator Athens conference - April 2014
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Previous Tanker Operator Athens conference - April 2013

View agenda and delegates list from our April 2013 Tanker Operator Athens conference "making money in a tough market"

Previous Tanker Operator Athens conference - April 2012

View the agenda, delegates list and videos from our April 2012 Tanker Operator Athens conference "making money in a tough market"