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It's Time to Talk - Posidonia Web Forums Week with Seatrade Maritime

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This Thursday 29th October sees two highly topical discussions brought to the very forefront of the conversation led by environmental and digital ambassadors.

Taking the virtual stage at 0900hrs GMT will be a panel moderated by Jos Standerwick, Chief Executive, Maritime London to discuss Reducing Shipping’s Environmental Footprint’ in a session sponsored by ABS, Liberian Registry and Maritime London.

The highly prestigious panel includes Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping & Executive Chairman, Enesel Pte Ltd; Georgios Plevrakis, Director of Global Sustainability, ABS; Michael Parker, Chairman of Citi’s Global Shipping, Logistics and Offshore, Citibank N.A and Dallas Smith, Director of LNG and Offshore, Liberian Registry.

The second discussion of the day at 1100hrs GMT, sponsored by ABS, will focus on ‘Why Digital is the way Ahead for Shipping’. The 75-minute session will be moderated by Thetius founder, Nick Chubb, and he will be joined by panellists Mark O’Neil, President and CEO of Columbia Ship Management; Kash Mahmood, ABS Senior Vice President for Digital Solution; Despina P. Theodosiou, President of Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) International & Chief Executive of satellite and radio communications service provider Tototheo Maritime and latest addition, Clara Wahnich, Digital Innovations Partnership Lead, Inmarsat.

Under the banner of ‘It’s time to talk’, Seatrade Maritime is an integral part of Posidonia Web Forum Week 2020. The Week replaces the planned live Posidonia event and brings together leading media for a series of web conferences and forums taking place until 30 October 2020.

Seatrade Maritime – which this year also celebrates its 50th anniversary – is synonymous with bringing great content to its audiences and these two webinars will be no different.

“All of our friends and colleagues in the industry have faced challenges this year and we are pleased to once again, be able to support this great initiative by providing our community with some great content,” said Emma Howell, Marketing Director, Seatrade Maritime, Informa Markets.

According to Theodore Vokos, Managing Director, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A: “The global disruption of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the shipping industry, compounded by the cancellation of conferences and events that would normally be offering a platform for meetings and debate. Now, more than ever, is the time for the shipping industry to talk again and re-open the channels for exchanging ideas and exploring solutions.

“We are delighted that Posidonia Web Forums Week is currently taking place with a programme of exciting web events hosted by our partner organisations. Posidonia is bringing the maritime communities together. That’s what Posidonia is all about”.

Join session #1 Reducing Shipping's Enivronmental Footprint. Click here to register.

Join session #2 Why Digital is the Way Ahead for Shipping. Click here to register.

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