Posted on: 6th July 2017
The British Ambassador’s Residence in Athens hosted the 4th Greek-British Shipping Forum on July 5th. As before, an audience of senior Greek shipping industry figures gathered for a morning of presentations from a range of leading UK professional service providers.
Organised by Maritime London in collaboration with the UK’s Department for International Trade, the event was designed to reinforce a long-established relationship between Greece’s shipowning community and the UK’s world-beating professional maritime services cluster.
Ambassador Kate Smith CMG said: “London remains the global centre for the maritime services industry, supporting Greek shipping all over the world.”
Recently appointed Maritime London chief executive Jos Standerwick said: “This was a highly successful event which not only provided the attendees with an insight into a range of topics including the freight markets, sources of finance, future fuel technologies, arbitration and insurance, but crucially helped to reassure the community that a post-Brexit Britain remains very much open for Greek shipping business.”
The event was sponsored by the Baltic Exchange and Lloyd’s Register and featured presentations from UK Ship Register, Braemar ACM Shipbroking, Watson Farley & Williams, London Stock Exchange, Citigroup, London Maritime Arbitrators Assoc, Lloyd’s Register, IMarEST, BMT Smart and Aspida.
The UK government was represented by Rt Hon John Hayes, CBE MP, Minister of State for Transport who opened the Forum via a video message, with his Greek counterpart, Mr Panagiotis Kouroumplis, Minister for Shipping and Insular Policy giving a speech.