Our Forums offer opportunities to explore critical questions of our time by bringing together major stakeholders around a central topic.

Task

  • Median size of audience

    100 people

  • Location

    Globally

  • Cost of attendance

    None

SAINT AUGUSTINE

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

The primary purpose of our Forums is to bring together professionals and students to discuss major and controversial themes, engage people in activities that foster personal development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire people to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential.

HELSINKI, FINLAND – MARCH 21ST 2022

“Green Shipping. Moving fast towards a smart and sustainable future
Place: Oodi Helsinki Central Library, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
Time: 6:00 p.m.

The Helsinki Maritime Forum was organised by the Finnish-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and St Thomas Polytechnic RC, Singapore in Helsinki, Finland, on 21 March 2022. The live event at the Oodi Central Library of Helsinki gathered together stakeholders from the government, shipping community and business alike:

Teemu Lehtinen, Secretary General, Finnish-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

Eero Hokkanen, Ministerial Adviser, Climate and Environment Unit, Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Päivi Wood, Senior Adviser Transport Policy, Central Chamber of Commerce, Finland.

Spyros Kotzias, Captain Class A (LNG/C Master Mariner)

Markos Diamantides, Purchasing Director, Arkas Hellas SA.

For more details click HERE

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CONFUCIUS

"The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step"

The primary purpose of our Forums is to bring together professionals and students to discuss major and controversial themes, engage people in activities that foster personal development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire people to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS LECTURE – OCTOBER 8TH 2019

“Crisis, Recovery and Innovation in the Greek Shipping Industry after WWII
Place: P.C. Hoofthuis – Universiteit van Amsterdam, room 1.14, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 1.00-3.00 p.m.

During WWII, the size of the Greek merchant fleet dropped dramatically. The sailors who had survived the war were left unemployed and many emigrated abroad as the ship-owners were left with only a handful of operational vessels. Consequently, shortly after the end of the war, a request was made to the US Government to grant the use of 100 Liberty-type ships, that were built for the war. These 100 cargo ships were to become the key to the development of a new Greek fleet. Later, in the 1950s, shipbuilding orders on behalf of the Greeks soared and by 1956, during the Suez crisis, Greek ship-owners held almost a third of the world tonnage. Shipping firms that were once based in London and New York were gradually been relocated to Piraeus by the Greeks. The Greek State assisted their efforts by passing laws on the ship’s taxation system and the Greek flag was reinstituted on Greek ships, making the Greek economy flourish.
Greek ship-owners were the torchbearers of innovation in shipping and paved the way for the exit from a global commercial crisis.

For more details click HERE

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David McCullough, Pulitzer-Prize Winner

"Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world."

All Forums aim to build awareness, knowledge and skills related to global citizenship and mobilise youth as agents of positive change to take action in their communities.

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY – MAY 17TH 2019

“Shipping & Logistics in Northern Europe

On May 17th 2019 the Düsseldorf Maritime Forum “Shipping & Logistics in Northern Europe” was held by the European Institute of Law, Science & Technology, St.Thomas Polytechnic in Singapore, University of Patras LLP Shipping Studies and the Institute of International Nautical Studies.

The economic importance of Düsseldorf is directly linked to its significant port activity on the Rhine River, that is accessible to ocean-going vessels, and its being an outlet for the agricultural products and ores of the Wuppertal valley of Germany. The Düsseldorf Maritime Forum discussed issues that included Logistics and Shipping, Geopolitics, Energy Issues and the EastMed Gas Pipeline, Maritime Education and the modern trends in postgraduate specializations.

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Our Forums feature keynote presentations from some of our sector’s foremost experts, combined with interactive panel sessions with industry leaders, giving you the chance to ask the questions that matter most to your business.

GHANDHI

"In a gentle way you can shake the world."

THESSALONIKI, GREECE – FEBRUARY 4TH 2019

“Shipping and Global Challenges
Place: Central Municipal Library, Thessaloniki, Greece
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Following a joint initiative of St. Thomas Polytechnic, Singapore and the Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia, the Maritime Forum “Shipping & Global Challenges” was held in Thessaloniki, a key port of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, on February 2nd 2019. The Maritime Forum aimed at creating and reinforcing efforts in the Maritime sector in terms of bringing together institutions and people, promoting Maritime Affairs within society as a think tank, giving prospects for individual and collective development of maritime entrepreneurship and education.

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