08.30 Registration and Welcome Refreshments

OPENING INSIGHTS

Chairman
click for bioAdonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Ship Management

Adonis ViolarisAdonis Violaris holds an MBA in Business Administration from Freie Universität in Berlin. He joined Interorient Shipmanagement in April 2015 as Marketing Director. Adonis is responsible for establishing and implementing Interorient Shipmanagement's marketing and public relations strategies and for overseeing all activities relevant to developing and maximising the company's image, presence and market knowledge. He has served as the Chairman of the ICT Sub-committee of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber for the last 20 years.

09.15 – 09.40 Keynote Address
click for bioCostas Iacovou, Shipping Deputy Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Republic of Cyprus

Costas IacovouMr Costas Iacovou is an economist with studies at the University of Athens, the London School of Economics (M.Sc Economics) and the University of Harvard (Diploma on Investment Appraisal and Management). His expertise is in the field of project and investment appraisal and management and during his first years in the public sector (Planning Bureau), he was involved in the evaluation, planning and implementation of major public infrastructure projects. He has been engaged in European affairs for more than 20 years. Initially, as a member of the Negotiating Team for the accession of Cyprus to the EU and later, on a wide range of European policies.

He served as Director of Planning at the Directorate-General for European Programs, Coordination and Development (ex. Planning Bureau) since 2000, and for the last six years he was heading the Directorate responsible for the use of the EU's financial resources allocated to Cyprus through the European Structural and Investment Funds. He led the negotiations with the European Commission to conclude the Partnership Agreement and the Operational Programs governing the utilization of European funds for the period 2014-2020. During his term he was responsible for the planning, coordination and monitoring of implementation of all projects and grant schemes funded by the European Funds.

For more than a decade, he was representing Cyprus in Institutional Committees, Ministerial Councils and EU Advisory Bodies, on issues related to Research and Innovation, EU Structural and Investment Funds, Cohesion Policy and the EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework.

In April 2018, he was appointed as Ag. Permanent Secretary and since December of that year as Permanent Secretary of the Shipping Deputy Ministry.

09.40 – 10.10 Vessel performance monitoring in Cyprus
click for bioCaptain Eugen Adami, Managing Director, Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd.

Captain Eugene AdamiCaptain Adami is the Owner of Mastermind Group Ltd, a shipowning / shipmanagement company which currently fully owns, manages and operates 16 vessels worldwide.

German-born, Captain Adami began his nautical career studying at Elsfleth Nautical University. In addition to his successful merchant marine career, which saw him serve as Master of the Bremen-owned cargo ship Condor P, Captain Adami has a wealth of experience as master with tall ships, spanning more than 25 years. He has sailed on and captained both the SS Thor Heyerdahl and the SS Grossherzogin-Elizabeth (formerly the SS Ariadne) and still retains an association with both sail-training vessels.

10.10 – 10.40 LNG fuel as an alternative to low-sulphur marine gas oil for complying with the new emission rules

  • Ships can meet the IMO 2020 requirement by using alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas as when ignited it leads to negligible sulphur oxide emissions.
  • Given the development of bunkering infrastructure (part of a wider interest in projects sitting under the umbrella of ‘small scale’ LNG) and the acceleration of the environmental agenda, the number of LNG capable vessels on the orderbook and in the fleet looks likely to continue rising in the short to medium term.
  • Uncertainty remains over to what extent LNG represents a longer-term solution.
click for bioDr. Oleg Kalinin, Fleet Director, SCF Management Services

Dr. Oleg Kalinin (TBC)Ph.D. Maritime Operations/Engineering achieved in 2013 - Admiral Makarov Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics, Copenhagen Business School, 2009.

Over 12 years of seagoing experience onboard SCF tanker fleet. Three years in Chief Engineer position. 1st Class Motor Certificate.

Joined SCF Management Services (Cyprus) in 1995 as Engineer Superintendent for Tanker Division, promoted to Deputy Tanker Technical Manager (2000), Tanker Technical Manager (2003), SCF Management Services Technical Manager (2006).

Currently in position of Fleet Director of SCF MS Cyprus brunch office (since 2016).

In charge with SCF MS Cyprus brunch office fleet of 74 vessels including tankers (suezmax, aframax, LR, MR), gas carriers (LPG, LNG), dry cargo, yachts.

Professional Membership: Member of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology; Chartered Engineer (MIMarEST, CEng).

10.40 – 11.10 Cybersecurity – what ship managers should know

  • Satellite connectivity is more secure, but nobody takes advantages of that – Why?
  • Why cyber security is a huge opportunity for the satellite and how to act on this?
  • Examples of how VSAT companies are benefiting from selling cyber security services
  • Guidelines to support secure cyber operations and contingency plans - Cyprus Shipping Chamber Cyber Security Case Study
  • Cyprus Shipping Chamber - Vulnerability Management Case Study - how a shipping company approaches the concept of vulnerability management both onboard and ashore
click for bioAdonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Ship Management and Chairman, Cyprus Shipping Chamber ICT Subcommittee

Adonis ViolarisAdonis Violaris holds an MBA in Business Administration from Freie Universität in Berlin. He joined Interorient Shipmanagement in April 2015 as Marketing Director. Adonis is responsible for establishing and implementing Interorient Shipmanagement's marketing and public relations strategies and for overseeing all activities relevant to developing and maximising the company's image, presence and market knowledge. He has served as the Chairman of the ICT Sub-committee of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber for the last 20 years.

EPSCO-RA11.10 – 11.40 - Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by EPSCO-RA

DIGITAL SHIP SESSION

The latest advances in satellite technology and data to support vessel performance

Chairman:
click for bioGiampiero Soncini,CEO, IB Marine

Giampiero SonciniGiampiero Soncini, CEO at IB Marine – Software & Consulting. He has 14 years experience as a Navy Officer at the Italian Navy, 13 years as Ship Manager at Undersea Research Centre, and 29 years in SpecTec Group (9 as a user, 10 as manager and 10 as CEO). Giampiero specialises in asset management in shipping and oil & gas, as well as in software solutions for Fleet Management. He holds Doctor’s degree from Massachusetts Maritime University and Electical Engineering degree from the University of Pisa.

11.40 – 12.00 Monitoring vessel performance at OSM in our Operation Center
click for bioXanthos Neophytou, Sales Infrastructure Manager, OSM Maritime Group

Xanthos NeophytouExperienced Communications Engineer with a demonstrated working history in the maritime and in the broadcasting industry both in operations and in in International Sales and Business development. Strong engineering background with a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Cyprus mainly focused on Telecommunications, while currently Xanthos is an MBA candidate at Open University of Cyprus. Proficient in the installation, troubleshoot, operation and management of satellite, RF, IT and Electrical systems accompanied with a number of certificates for several systems and technologies (Salesforce, Cisco, RedHat, AutoCAD, FBB, VSAT etc). Worked in multicultural environments and travelled worldwide to implement and promote services and solutions to high profile customers. Demonstrated experience in International Sales and Business Development, Account Management and Operations Management. Currently Xanthos works at OSM Maritime Group as Sales Infrastructure Manager and he is responsible to design, build and maintain the automations and digitalization of Sales processes, BD reporting and review strategies needed to enable an efficient and unique BD & Sales mechanism/backbone for OSM Maritime Group with a single aim - smooth and successful sales in the maritime industry.

12.00 – 12.25 Introducing an End-to-End IoT Service for Charterers
METIS and KNL Networks have developed technologies to introduce a fully managed end-to-end data platform. The solution addresses the needs of the charterers for monitoring the performance and the consumption of chartered vessels.
click for bioMartin Buhl, VP, Maritime Sales, KNL Networks

Martin BuhlBefore joining KNL Networks Martin was VP Business Development at Inmarsat. He has been working in sales executive positions in the field of maritime at Scan Antenna, Thrane & Thrane and ShipServ being responsible of building and managing global sales and commercial operations.

click for bio Mike Konstantinidis, Co-Founder and CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology

Mike KonstantinidisMechanical Engineer (BSc, MSc), having gained a broad range of skills for over the years, heavily focused to the Maritime Sector. Holding over 25 years of insightful experience in Corporate Governance, Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Change Management and International Business Development with wide range of business and industry verticals.

Effective communicator, with ability to accomplish marketing plans improving brand awareness, designed and executed operational plans and business strategy creating revenue and profitability growth, with emphasis on sustainability.

METIS Cyberspace Technology is specialized in the fields of Electronics Engineering, IoT, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence, adapted to the specific requirements of Global Maritime. METIS brings to the maritime market the ultimate ship performance management solution for Wireless Data Acquisition and real-time Diagnosis and Prediction of fleet performance.

METIS incorporates fully automated, accurate and reliable Data Acquisition combined with Cyber cloud-based Agents analyzing operational or engineering processes and providing useful feedback in the form of analysis conclusions and events detection.

METIS Agents are highly experienced Virtual Personal Assistants, work restlessly 365/24/7 and inform automatically the appropriate employee in the most proper way.

12.25 – 13.10 CIO Panel Session: How can we better use data and satellite communications to support vessel performance?
Moderated by:
click for bioGiampiero Soncini,CEO, IB Marine

Giampiero SonciniGiampiero Soncini, CEO at IB Marine – Software & Consulting. He has 14 years experience as a Navy Officer at the Italian Navy, 13 years as Ship Manager at Undersea Research Centre, and 29 years in SpecTec Group (9 as a user, 10 as manager and 10 as CEO). Giampiero specialises in asset management in shipping and oil & gas, as well as in software solutions for Fleet Management. He holds Doctor’s degree from Massachusetts Maritime University and Electical Engineering degree from the University of Pisa.

Panellists include:

click for bioWarren Gibbs, Head of Information Technology / Leading global operations and advisory services Uniteam Global Business Services

Warren Gibbs Global Head of IT working for a respected international business services provider.

Responsible for leading the group's IT service line. Successfully managing and developing a diverse technical, operational and strategic project portfolio, whilst providing exceptional service to both internal and external clients.

I've worked in IT for 20+ years in a wide range of industries spanning maritime, FMCG, manufacturing and telecoms. I'm really passionate about my job - and although the technologies have changed throughout the years, I still enjoy the challenges of creating new and innovative solutions to drive organisational improvement.

click for bioAdonis Violaris, Marketing Director, Interorient Ship Management and Chairman, Cyprus Shipping Chamber ICT Subcommittee

Adonis ViolarisAdonis Violaris holds an MBA in Business Administration from Freie Universität in Berlin. He joined Interorient Shipmanagement in April 2015 as Marketing Director. Adonis is responsible for establishing and implementing Interorient Shipmanagement's marketing and public relations strategies and for overseeing all activities relevant to developing and maximising the company's image, presence and market knowledge. He has served as the Chairman of the ICT Sub-committee of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber for the last 20 years.

click for bioPankaj Sharma, Columbia Control Room Manager, Columbia Shipmanagement

Pankaj SharmaPankaj Sharma, a Master Mariner, an MBA from IE Business School in Spain, is a project management professional with Black Belt certification in Lean SixSigma. He has wide international exposure in shipping operations, including 12 years at sea, and started ashore in 2013 leading a 24/7 Voyage Efficiency & Operations Center in one of the largest shipping company.

click for bioGeorge Venianakis, Director, Global Network Operations, MSS Services, Speedcast

George VenianakisGeorge Venianakis is the head of global MSS network and services operations at Speedcast. George sees his goal as a leader to generate value and solve business problems by mentoring, leading, designing and directing teams in SATCOM and Enterprise Technologies.

He is a highly skilled and certified professional, with more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT and telecommunications industry and seven years in electronics manufacturing/engineering industry. He has held several leadership and management positions and is continuously looking for new ways technology can advance the Speedcast customer experience.

click for bio Mike Konstantinidis, Co-Founder and CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology

Mike KonstantinidisMechanical Engineer (BSc, MSc), having gained a broad range of skills for over the years, heavily focused to the Maritime Sector. Holding over 25 years of insightful experience in Corporate Governance, Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Change Management and International Business Development with wide range of business and industry verticals.

Effective communicator, with ability to accomplish marketing plans improving brand awareness, designed and executed operational plans and business strategy creating revenue and profitability growth, with emphasis on sustainability.

METIS Cyberspace Technology is specialized in the fields of Electronics Engineering, IoT, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence, adapted to the specific requirements of Global Maritime. METIS brings to the maritime market the ultimate ship performance management solution for Wireless Data Acquisition and real-time Diagnosis and Prediction of fleet performance.

METIS incorporates fully automated, accurate and reliable Data Acquisition combined with Cyber cloud-based Agents analyzing operational or engineering processes and providing useful feedback in the form of analysis conclusions and events detection.

METIS Agents are highly experienced Virtual Personal Assistants, work restlessly 365/24/7 and inform automatically the appropriate employee in the most proper way.

13.10 – 14.20 Lunch

VESSEL PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION SESSION

Chairwoman:
click for bioGina Panayiotou, Global Head of Shipping & Energy, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC.

Gina PanayiotouGina Panayiotou, is Global Head of Shipping & Energy, at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC the 4th largest law firm in Cyprus, with international presence in 9 cities.

She specializes in maritime, shipping, transport and energy law. Gina mainly deals with commercial shipping matters, with great emphasis on ship finance, innovative shipping, maritime regulation and compliance policies. Additionally, she handles tonnage tax plans, superyacht/yacht tax regimes, as well as energy: oil, gas and offshore matters.

Having served as Legal Manager of a ship owning company for several years, she has a solid background from the core industry.

Gina has been selected among the top 100 lawyers of the GC Powerlist 2018: Greece and Cyprus, by Legal 500 and has been listed as one of the top 100 individuals of the AllAboutShipping’s 2018 list. She is also a Board Member of WISTA Cyprus, Legal Counsel of SPNI, concept founder and host of the radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping” and has been awarded the first “Young Leader Award” in Cyprus.

14.20 – 14.45 New Era: The Legal Challenge
click for bioGina Panayiotou, Global Head of Shipping & Energy,Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC.

Gina PanayiotouGina Panayiotou, is Global Head of Shipping & Energy, at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC the 4th largest law firm in Cyprus, with international presence in 9 cities.

She specializes in maritime, shipping, transport and energy law. Gina mainly deals with commercial shipping matters, with great emphasis on ship finance, innovative shipping, maritime regulation and compliance policies. Additionally, she handles tonnage tax plans, superyacht/yacht tax regimes, as well as energy: oil, gas and offshore matters.

Having served as Legal Manager of a ship owning company for several years, she has a solid background from the core industry.

Gina has been selected among the top 100 lawyers of the GC Powerlist 2018: Greece and Cyprus, by Legal 500 and has been listed as one of the top 100 individuals of the AllAboutShipping’s 2018 list. She is also a Board Member of WISTA Cyprus, Legal Counsel of SPNI, concept founder and host of the radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping” and has been awarded the first “Young Leader Award” in Cyprus.

14.45– 15.15 Voyage efficiency and operations
click for bioPankaj Sharma, Columbia Control Room Manager, Columbia Shipmanagement

Pankaj SharmaPankaj Sharma, a Master Mariner, an MBA from IE Business School in Spain, is a project management professional with Black Belt certification in Lean SixSigma. He has wide international exposure in shipping operations, including 12 years at sea, and started ashore in 2013 leading a 24/7 Voyage Efficiency & Operations Center in one of the largest shipping company.

15.15 – 15.40 Propulsion Performance using propeller thrust and virtual speedlog

  • Thrust measurement
  • Propulsion performance
  • Data management
click for bioHans Paul, Area Sales Manager, VAF Instruments,

Hans PaulHans Paul obtained his degree in mechanical engineering in 1992 and his degree in sales management/marketing (NIMA-Sales B) in 2010. Starting his professional career as a engineer for certification of flow measurement systems in oil and gas sector. With his experience in the markets of oil and gas he became sales engineer for the markets of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in 1998. In 2001 he joined VAF Instruments B.V. (Dordrecht, the Netherlands) as an application engineer and gained his knowledge for maritime market and full product line equipment of VAF Instruments BV.

Hans became Area Sales Manager for North America in 2004, Inside Sales Manager in 2006 and is currently Area Sales Manager for North, Central, South America and Cyprus.

Moreover he works with a wide network of ship-owners and shipyards for the variety of efficiency monitoring systems and solutions as part of the VAF Instruments product line.

15.40 – 16.05 Data Driven Fleet Performance Management

  • Propulsion targets: different techniques comparison
  • Data driven ship degradation and intervention analysis
click for bio Michela Schenone, Fleet Performance Specialist, RINA

Michela SchenoneMichela Schenone is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with five years of experience in the analysis of ships performance management, having started working in the Marine Software Solutions and Ship Performance Monitoring sector at RINA Services right after her Master degree at the University of Genoa.

Michela is a key member of RINA’s team for the development of energy efficiency software solutions within RINA Services – Marine Digital & Innovation. She specializes in the analysis of performance management of ships, and is an expert in data analysis along with traditional techniques and Machine Learning. As a Naval Technician, she gained expertise not only in data analysis, but also in CFD analysis, performing resistance studies with Star CCM+ and Open Foam for trim optimization applications. Michela also focuses on new Environmental regulations, being RINA’s Scheme Leader for EU MRV Regulation 2015/757 as well as the person in charge for new IMO DCS regulation.

16.05 – 16.35 Coffee Break

16.35 – 17.20 Panel Discussion – Best practises for vessel performance optimisation
This panel will bring together shipowners/managers, technology companies, and financial and legal experts to discuss how to achieve optimal performance under tightening regulations.
Moderated by:
click for bioGina Panayiotou, Global Head of Shipping & Energy, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC.

Gina PanayiotouGina Panayiotou, is Global Head of Shipping & Energy, at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC the 4th largest law firm in Cyprus, with international presence in 9 cities.

She specializes in maritime, shipping, transport and energy law. Gina mainly deals with commercial shipping matters, with great emphasis on ship finance, innovative shipping, maritime regulation and compliance policies. Additionally, she handles tonnage tax plans, superyacht/yacht tax regimes, as well as energy: oil, gas and offshore matters.

Having served as Legal Manager of a ship owning company for several years, she has a solid background from the core industry.

Gina has been selected among the top 100 lawyers of the GC Powerlist 2018: Greece and Cyprus, by Legal 500 and has been listed as one of the top 100 individuals of the AllAboutShipping’s 2018 list. She is also a Board Member of WISTA Cyprus, Legal Counsel of SPNI, concept founder and host of the radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping” and has been awarded the first “Young Leader Award” in Cyprus.

Panellists include:
click for bioHans Paul, Area Sales Manager, VAF Instruments

Hans PaulHans Paul obtained his degree in mechanical engineering in 1992 and his degree in sales management/marketing (NIMA-Sales B) in 2010. Starting his professional career as a engineer for certification of flow measurement systems in oil and gas sector. With his experience in the markets of oil and gas he became sales engineer for the markets of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in 1998. In 2001 he joined VAF Instruments B.V. (Dordrecht, the Netherlands) as an application engineer and gained his knowledge for maritime market and full product line equipment of VAF Instruments BV.

Hans became Area Sales Manager for North America in 2004, Inside Sales Manager in 2006 and is currently Area Sales Manager for North, Central, South America and Cyprus.

Moreover he works with a wide network of ship-owners and shipyards for the variety of efficiency monitoring systems and solutions as part of the VAF Instruments product line.

click for bioMarina Hadjisoteriou, Partner, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

Marina HadjisoteriouMarina Hadjisoteriou is a Partner of Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC and she heads the litigation department of the firm’s Limassol office. She is highly experienced in commercial litigation and specialises in complicated cross-border disputes. Marina has consistently been recommended in the latest editions of the Legal500 EMEA directory as a specialist in her field and as one of the ‘Next Generation Lawyers’.

click for bioDr. Oleg Kalinin, Fleet Director, SCF Management Services

Dr. Oleg Kalinin (TBC)Ph.D. Maritime Operations/Engineering achieved in 2013 - Admiral Makarov Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics, Copenhagen Business School, 2009.

Over 12 years of seagoing experience onboard SCF tanker fleet. Three years in Chief Engineer position. 1st Class Motor Certificate.

Joined SCF Management Services (Cyprus) in 1995 as Engineer Superintendent for Tanker Division, promoted to Deputy Tanker Technical Manager (2000), Tanker Technical Manager (2003), SCF Management Services Technical Manager (2006).

Currently in position of Fleet Director of SCF MS Cyprus brunch office (since 2016).

In charge with SCF MS Cyprus brunch office fleet of 74 vessels including tankers (suezmax, aframax, LR, MR), gas carriers (LPG, LNG), dry cargo, yachts.

Professional Membership: Member of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology; Chartered Engineer (MIMarEST, CEng).

click for bioKonstantinos Kardiasmenos,Sales Partner, Helvetic Marine Capital (Member of IFCHOR Group)

Konstantinos Kardiasmenos Started my career in the late 90’s in finance as a financial engineer, creating investment products for a fund management group called Titan Capital Management in London, then moved on to creating risk management models for a Greek venture capital firm called PMG SA. After that, I entered the wonderful world of Coca Cola and gained extremely useful experience in business planning and project management, as well as marketing from the best! In the end, financial markets won me over. In 2008, I launched the first online spread-trading platform in Greece as a partner and Tied Agent for major London based FCA regulated companies. Between 2008 and now, thousands of funded accounts have been opened and served.

Between 2015 and 2017 I took part in a restructuring project for my favourite football club, Olympiacos FC, serving as GM and then as CSR and Corporate Communication Director, gaining priceless experience from the wonderful world of the beautiful game!

Currently, I am a shareholder at Redfin Capital a Cy based firm awaiting CySec's approval to become a CIF. I am also a sales partner for Helvetic Marine Capital, a Lausanne based Shipping Finance Company, member of IFCHOR GROUP.

17.20 Networking drinks reception

*Certain speaker and topics TBA and invited only
**Please note all topics and timings are TBC and subject to change