4th International Forum on Shipping Marketing and Management (IFOSMA)
The 4th International Forum on Shipping Marketing and Management (IFOSMA) took place onboard the MV Celestyal Olympia cruise ship on March 12, 2019. The theme of the Forum was “Creating value operating in culturally diverse environments”. Its main objectives were to emphasize the importance and role of multiculturalism of seafarers in the shipping industry, as well as to present modern and innovative methods of crew selection by the shipping companies.
The main speakers of the Forum were Capt. G. Ouzounis (Pavimar S.A.), Mr. A. Gountaras (Global Seaways), Mr. N. Fagogenis (Neptune Lines), Mr. I. Poniridis (Celestyal Cruises), Capt. A. Apostolopoulos (Springfield Shipping Co. Panama), Mr. D. Strigkos (Navarone S.A.), Mr. P. Stefanou (Bright Maritime Corporation), Mr. G. Moutafis (Minerva Gas), Capt. M. Tsoukalas (Capital Ship Management Corp), Capt. M. Foteinos (Diana Shipping Services S.A.), Capt. A. Demeroutis (New Shipping Limited), Mr. Ch. Sialakoumas, Mr. K. Poulis (Epsilon Hellas), Mr. N. Chanos (Seaven Tanker Management) and Ms. T. Tchalikian (Celestyal Cruises). The moderator of the two discussion panels was Mr. Angelos Pantouvakis, Chairman of the Department of Maritime Studies. The Forum was attended by a large number of shipping executives, as well as by many undergraduate and postgraduate students.