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Sponsors include

Life Management

Bureau Veritas

GL Maritime Software

Officially supported by MARTECMA, the Marine Technical Managers Association




karl jeffery, publisher and event organiser
Tanker Operator Magazine Ltd 
44-208 150 5292 


Wednesday April 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

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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, April 3rd 2013
can you improve operational strength and
reduce operational costs at the same time?
no admission charge

9.30 Martin Shaw, Managing Director of Marine Operations and Assurance Management Solutions Ltd (formerly VP technical, BP Shipping)
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10.00 Harry Vafias,  president and CEO, Vafias Group
LPG - the sector to be in when everything else fails 
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10.20 George Poularas,  chief operating officer, Enesel SA
Driving change and boosting the company’s efficiency – a managerial approach 
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10.40 Break

Sponsored by
Bureau Veritas 

11.10 Stylianos Mavrelos,  technical director, Capital Ship Management
Effective ship technical management in a tough market; Ways of improving operating costs / minimizing losses 
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11.30 Panel discussion: What changes have we made which led to important balanced improvements in bottom line performance?
With morning speakers and Alexander Hadjipateras, vice president, Eagle Ocean, Inc, George-Paul Perantzakis, technical director, Naftomar Shipping and Trading
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12.40 Closing remarks from Emmanouil Vordonis, formerly Executive Director, Thenamaris Ship Management Inc
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1.00 Lunch

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GL Maritime Software 

2.00 Kostas Gkenes, naval architect, ENESEL
SEEMP-A Priority Challenge for Ship Operators
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2.20 Antonis Asimakopoulos, Marine Service Manager - ABB Marine Services
improving vessel energy performance
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2.50 Kevin Brunn, 
Director – Clients and Markets, GL Maritime Software
Taking a systematic approach to hull integrity / navigation integrity/ship emissions
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3.20 Alexandros Glykas, naval architect and marine engineer, Dynamarine
Reducing risk of working with pilots 
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3.40 Panel discussion with afternoon speakers: Simplifying the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and getting the most out of the least effort and risk
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4.00 Close - drinks reception

People talking about tankers

Delegates registered include: 

Alemar Shipping Ltd, Sale and Purchase Broker; ALISON MANAGEMENT CORP, Manning and Training Manager; Allied Chartering SA, Tanker Broker; Alpha Marine, Crew Manager; Angelakos (Hellas) S.A., Technical Manager; Angelicoussis Group, Port Captain; Anro Marine Enterprises SA, President; AP & A, Technical Director; Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd, Technical Superintendent; Blue Marine Navigation Inc, Managing Director; Capital Ship Management, Technical Director; Cyprus Maritime, MARINE SUPERINTENDENT; Delta Shipping & Trading Corp., Managing Director; Eagle Ocean Inc, vice president; ELETSON CORPORATION, Technical Manager; ENESEL SA, chief operating officer; ERMA FIRST ESK ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS S.A., Manager; Eurotankers Inc, S&Q Manager - Vetting Manager - D.P.A. - C.S.O.; Fairdeal Group Management S.A., ITC Manager; GasLog LNG Services Ltd, Ship Manager; Green Ocean Navigation S.A., Managing Director; HELLENIC MERCANTILE MARINE MINISTRY, director of ship inpection directorate; Hellenic Petroleum S.A., Chartering Expert; Hellenic Star Shipping Company S.A., Insurance & Claims Manager; Hellespont Steamship Corporation, Chartering/Operations Co-ordinator, Tankers; MGR, Marine superintended and ops; Millenia Maritime Inc, Technical Manager; MINERVA MARINE INC., Operator; Naftomar Shipping and Trading, Managing Director; Nakilat Keppel Offshore & Marine, Sr. Commercial Manager; Nautilus LNG, Business Development; NEL LINES, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT; Oceangold Tankers INC., Managing Director; Olympic Shipping and Managementn SA, I.T. Manager; OSG GR, Fleet Manager; Pendulum Ship management Inc, Technical Manager; Petrochina International Limited, Executive; SEVEN MARE SHIPPING GROUP S.A., CEO; Tsakos Columbia, Assistant Operator; Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) S.A., Safety, Quality and Vetting Manager; Vafias Group, president and CEO; VENMAR SHIPMANAGEMENT, CEO




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"


Talk outlines:

Martin Shaw, managing director, MOAMS

How to get the most of your company’s most important asset

  • What is most the important asset and why
  • Companies survive crisis by leadership and direction not by more admin
  • What gets in the way of leadership and direction
  • How do you get the best out of your people without micro management 

About our sponsors

Life Management

The Life Management Centre Co 
The Life Management Center Co. is active in providing HR consulting services in Businesses and Organizations. The Life Management Center Co. has created an Online Testing Centre in order to provide their partners an efficient Web-based evaluation system ideal for conducting psychometric tests for recruitment of shore-based and ship personnel. 


Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is an international classification and certification company whose objectives are to improve and maintain standards of safety, security, quality and protection of environment.

Its main services are

  • Classification of 10000 ships and offshore units;
  • Certification services for more 130 Government and Flag authorities;
  • Technical assistance