Shipping: An industry of passion, knowledge and experience

Shipping: An industry of passion, knowledge and experience


Maravilhosa panel discussion


Maravilhosa, specialized in business consultancy and advice, organized the second Panel Discussion: “Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience – Part Two” on Thursday 2nd of February 2017. The event took place at Poseidonia Beach Hotel in Limassol and was attended by Government dignitaries, Diplomats, the Department of Merchant Shipping, Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s Deputy Director General, representatives of Cyprus Shipping Organizations, as well as representatives of Shipping related Associations and Organizations, with a full audience nearing 300 persons.

This year’s panel discussion has focused on the need to further educate and develop our Human Capital in Cyprus and take advantage of the different opportunities arising in Shipping, to develop and expand the Cyprus Shipping base.

The panel addressed a number of challenges with main focus on the opportunities we need, in order to source, attract, train and retain qualified as well as passionate professionals; the current challenges for young professionals to join the industry; the recruitment strategy, training and development of Shipping professionals and the role of Shipping Associations in education and engagement.

The opening Keynote Address was given by Dr. Christos Atalianis on behalf of Acting Director of the Department of Merchant Shipping, Mr. Ioannis Efstratiou, followed by a very interesting panel discussion with local and international high profile Shipping personalities (please see Agenda attached).

A dialogue took place with the youth among the audience, the panellists and the other members of the audience, which brought out the views of the Shipping community and the perceptions and aspirations of the young generation.

The panel concluded in a number of initiatives, developed on ideas expressed or encouraged during the panel discussion, to be implemented now for next year’s panel meeting. Interested persons can visit the event web page: and send forward ideas and questions using the hash tags #ShippingPassionKnowledgeExperience and #ShippingPKE on and

The event was sponsored by the local Shipping community and Maravilhosa: ANCHR Advisory, Bureau Veritas (Cyprus) Ltd, Ernst & Young Cyprus Ltd, Deloitte Ltd, Cyprus Institute of Marketing, Intership Navigation Co. Ltd, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd, Celestyal Cruises, Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd, TMH Limited, Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC and Pyrgou Vakis LLC.



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