1st CSN Cyprus Current Shipping Affairs Debate


“Are the challenges of 2024 for shipping up for debate?”

The 1st CSN Cyprus ‘Current Shipping Affairs Debate’ is taking place in Limassol on 24th January 2024.

The event is under the auspices of the Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus and supported by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, CYMEPA, Cyprus Marine Club, WISTA Cyprus, YoungShip Cyprus and ICS Cyprus branch. The event is taking place at the Columbia Plaza with physical presence.

Save the date in your calendar for this promising debate “Are the challenges of 2024 for shipping up for debate?” The shipping industry will be faced with several challenges, in the year ahead with acute interest on the rising cost of fuel, the shortage of labour, the increasing complexity of regulations as well as the threat of cyberattacks. The event will provide a platform for experts to debate these challenges with the participation of the audience hoping for discussion to be an engaging after noon.

By attending CSN events, you’ll be exposing yourself to new ideas, perspectives, and innovations, accessing valuable knowledge and insights, and giving yourself the opportunity to meet with industry professionals, experts, and like-minded individuals. Nowhere else can you increase your professional visibility, establish business connections, access market intelligence and competitor analysis, and walk away with invaluable connections and potential for partnerships to enhance your organisation’s future.

This is going to be the first CSN ‘Current Shipping Affairs Debate’ in Limassol and we would like to invite you to support the event. There are still available sponsorships and those interested please contact us at csn@cyprusshippingnews.com.


The Current Shipping Affairs Debate – “Are the challenges of 2024 for shipping up for debate?”

16.00 Registration and welcome coffee

16.30 Welcome by the organisers – Adonis Violaris, Managing Director – Cyprus Shipping News

16.35 Introduction by the Moderator – Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer – Tototheo Maritime

16.45 Keynote Speech – Marina Hadjimanolis, Shipping Deputy Minister – Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus

17.00 Panel 1 “The operators’ view”

  • Themis Papadopoulos, President – Cyprus Shipping Chamber / CEO – Interorient Shipmanagement
  • Mark O’Neil, President – Intermanager / President and CEO – Columbia Group
  • Philippos Philis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer – Lemissoler Navigation
  • Prabhat Jha, Group Managing Director & CEO – MSC Shipmanagement
  • Loucas Hamatsos, CEO – Olympia Ocean Carriers

18.00 Coffee Break

18.15 Panel 2 “The suppliers of services’ view”

  • Simon Pitout, CEO – DP World Limassol
  • Nicolas Jirkas, Deputy CEO and Executive Member of the Board of Directors – Island Oil
  • Anna Vourgos, CEO – Aphentrica Insurance Brokers
  • Adam Montantios, Partner – Montanios & Montanios
  • TBA

19.10 Conclusions by the moderator

19.15 Network Cocktail