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2016 GREEN4SEA Forum

6 April 2016, Athens
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The 2016 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum is due on Wednesday, 6th April in Eugenides Foundation, followed by cocktail reception and you might be interested in!

This is a PRO BONO/ NON PROFIT event aiming at a target group of more than 1,000 Delegates / 450 Organizations (Mainly Safety, Technical, Operations, marine departments of Shipping Operators and relevant associated Industry Organizations).

Verifavia along  with Ecochlor, Erma First, Panasia and Schneider Electric will be the lead sponsor for the event. You can also catch Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping speaking on MRV Regulation at the event.


This is a must attend event for all companies and individuals interested in Maritime Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:
  • Ship owners
  • Ship Manager Company Staff (Technical, Marine, Operations, Safety & Quality)
  • Designated Person Ashore (DPA)
  • Maritime professionals
  • Regulatory & government authorities
  • Flag state representatives
  • Marine insurers & P&I executives
  • Maritime Environmental professionals


Discussions in 2016 GREEN4SEA Forum will be focused on many environmental issues including:
  • Regulatory Developments (IMO, EU, USA)
  • Air Emissions, Fuel Options & Alternatives
  • Energy Efficiency Ballast Water Management
  • Green Shipping Best Practices
  • Sustainable Shipping
  • Green Financing & Economics


Welcome Coffee & registration [ 08:00 – 09:00 ]

Panel # 1 – Green Shipping Perspectives [ 09:00 – 10:00]
  • Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, GREEN4SEA – Overview of Environmental Challenges
  • Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation – Towards Sustainable Shipping
  • J. (Rob) Witte, Senior Consultant, Traffic & Environment, DGMR – Noise in Ports
  • Dimitrios V. Lyridis, Associate Professor, School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, NTUA – Electrification of ships and ports 
Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Panel # 2 – Ballast Water Management  [ 10:00 – 11:15]
  • Alec Kyrle-Pope, Senior Claims Executive, Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd. – The Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Leif Eric Caspersen, International Sales Director ERMA FIRST – Towards USCG Type Approval
  • Tom Perlich, Founder and President, Ecochlor – Towards USCG Type Approval
  • Paul Jinhwa Kim, International Sales & Marketing Manager, Europe, PANASIA – A study for higher disinfection efficacy of Ultra Violet technology
  • Craig Patrick, General Manager – Sales, Wartsila Environmental services – Ballast Retrofit: the Engineering Challenge 
Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Coffee Break [ 11:15 – 11:45 ]

Panel # 3 – Energy Efficiency [ 11:45 – 12:45]
  • Zois Dagkaris, Head of Fleet Energy Management, EURONAV Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd. – Energy Efficiency Initiatives
  • Serafeim Katsikas, CTO, LAROS – Energy Efficiency using smart sensors
  • Konstantinos Kanellakis, Marine & Shore Connection Business Development, Schneider Electric – Smart panels and energy audits: Optimize the electrical consumption of a vessel 
Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Panel # 4 – Emissions MRV [ 12:45 – 14:00]
  • Julien Dufour, CEO, VERIFAVIA & VERIFAVIA SHIPPING Verifavia Shipping – EU Shipping MRV Regulation: A status update
  • Anastasia Kouvertari, Senior Environmental Business Development Specialist, Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A. LR – Understanding MRV
  • Stamatis Fradelos, Principal Engineer ABS – EU MRV Future Challenges
  • Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management – The ship manager perspective towards EU MRV and future MBMs
  • Sotiris Raptis, Policy Officer, Transport & Environment – EU & IMO post-MRV developments 
Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Lunch Break [ 14:00 – 15:00 ]

Panel # 5 –Current fuel challenges to meet future requirements [ 15:00 – 16:10]
  • Marco Dierico, Business Development Manager Europe DuPont – Full operational flexibility with the cheapest available fuel
  • Nicholas Confuorto, President & COO – CR Ocean Engineering LLC – Scrubbing systems & using HFO as fuel
  • Andrea Carli, Sales and Marketing Manager Air life SRL – Using Selective Catalytic Reduction to comply with NOX Tier III
  • Dimitrios Tsalapatis, Director, COSTAMARE Shipping Company S.A. – NOX Tier III Considerations form the ship manager perspective 
Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

Panel # 6 – Gas as a fuel [ 16:10 – 17:20 ]
  • Victor Alessandrini, Business Development Manager GTT – Innovative solutions for LNG fueled commercial ships
  • George Dimopoulos, Principal Research Engineer, DNV GL Maritime DNV GL – Developing & Operating Better LNG Ships
  • Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping – Ship Manager Considerations for a practical LNG Bulk Carrier Design
  • John Kokarakis, VP Technology & Business Development, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division – Green FSRU for the future 
Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

GREEN4SEA Awards [17:30 – 17:45]


Cocktail Reception [17:45 – 19:00]

Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece (387 Syggrou Ave) 

Attendance is FREE, subject to Registration 

For more info. Please visit GREEN4SEA event website.
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