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IMO Secretary General Mr Kitack Lim to open the WISTA MED 2021 on June 9, 2021

Kitack Lim, IMO’s Secretary-General, will be joining the WISTA MED 2021 forum stage to give us an insight into the Organization’s strategies in the challenging era of global environmental change.

The two panels of the conference will consist of highly respected figures in the shipping industry representing major organisations and companies.

The Agenda is as follows:

“MED SEA moves forward: insights and perspectives”

16:00 – 16:05 Welcome Remarks

16:05 – 16:15  Opening Remarks

Mr. Kitack Lim, Secretary General, International Maritime Organization


16:15 – 17:15 1st Session: Short and Long-Term Measures on the way to 2050

Mr. Vasilis Bacolitsas, Chairman at the Hellenic Mediterranean Panel (HMP) of INTERTANKO I Director, Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation

Ms. Sadan Kaptanoglu, Immediate past President at BIMCO I Owner and Managing Director of Kaptanoglu Shipping

Mr. Philippos Phillis, Vice-President at ECSA I Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, LEMISSOLER

Mr. Spyros Tarassis, Vice-Chairman at INTERCARGO I General Manager at Olympic Vision Maritime Co Inc

Ms. Manuela Tomassini, Head of the Sustainability & Technical Assistance Department, European Maritime Safety Agency/EMSA

ModeratorMs. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President at WISTA International & co-CEO at Tototheo Maritime

17:15 – 17:20  Sponsors’ break

17:20 – 18:30  2nd Session: Cruise in MED: in the dawn of a new era

Ms. Mona Bawarshi, CEO, Gezairi

Ms. Maria Cano, Cruise Manager, Ports of Catalonia

Ms. Maria Deligianni, National Director, Eastern Mediterranean, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Ms. Valeria Mangiarotti, Senior Vice President, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Issues, MedCruise

Ms. Barbara Muckermann, Chief Marketing Officer, Silversea Cruises

Mr. Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC CROCIERE

Ms. Leslie Peden, Chief Commercial Officer, Celestyal Cruises

Moderator: Ms. Carole Pavaut, Managing Director, Bureau Veritas

18:30 – 18:35 Closing Remarks

18:35 – 18:40 Sponsors’ break

18:40 – 19:10  3rd Session: WISTA members networking