Conference Agenda

IWMC 2018 is presented by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), organised by the ICOMIA Marinas Group and hosted by the Greek Marinas Association

Day 1 / Conference

Thursday 25 OCTOBER, 2018
Venue: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

08:00

Registration – Welcome Coffee

09:00

OFFICIAL OPENING

Welcome by the host:
Stavros Katsikadis, CMM, President, Greek Marinas Association

Welcome by the ICOMIA and IMG:
Andrea Razeto, President, ICOMIA
Martinho Fortunato, CMM, Chair, ICOMIA Marinas Group

Welcome remarks by:
Fotis Kouvelis, Minister of Maritime and Insular Policy, Greece
Elena Kountoura, Ministry of Tourism, Greece
Ioannis Plakiotakis, former President, New Democracy Party and Member of the Hellenic Parliament
Rena Dourou, Regional Governor of Attica
George Pateras, President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

10:15

NAVIGATING THROUGH HISTORY
Sailing in the time of Ulysses (Odysseus)

Theodosis Tassios, Professor of the National Technical University of Athens, Member of the Academy of Sciences of Turin (Italy), President of the Association for the Study of Ancient Greek Technology

10:30

Discussion

10:45

Networking, Refreshment Break and Sponsor Booth Viewing

11:15

MARINA MARKETS OF THE WORLD:
NORTH AMERICA, LATIN AMERICA, ASIA, AUSTRALIA
An update on the American, Asian and Australian markets

Moderator:
Nabil Farhat, Editor-in-Chief, The World of Yachts & Boats, UK

Gary Groenewold, CMM, Vice President of Southern Area, WESTREC Marinas
Klaus Peters, Coordinator of the Marinas Group of ACOBAR (Brazilian Marine Manufacturers and Trade Association), Brazil
Colin Bransgrove, Executive Officer, Marina Industries Association, Australia
Aashim Mongia, Chairman & Managing Director, West Coast Marine Yacht Services, India

11:35

Discussion

12:00

MARINA MARKETS OF THE WORLD:
MEDITERRANEAN REGION, MENA, RUSSIA

An update on the Mediterranean, MENA and Russian markets

Moderator:
Nabil Farhat, Editor-in-Chief, The World of Yachts & Boats, UK

Oscar Siches, CMM, Yacht Harbor Expert, former Founder Director of the Global Marina Institute, Spain
Sergey Moiseev, President, Russian Yachting Association, Russia
Fabiana Maccarini, Research and Development Manager, P&O Marinas and member, PIANC Recreational Navigation Commission
Mustafa Kemal Saatcioglu, Consultant, Marina Solutions International, Turkey

12:20

Discussion

12:45

Networking, Lunch Break and Booth Viewing

14:00

AMM Awarding Ceremony

14:20

NEW IDEAS – TRENDS & DEVELOPMENTS
The future of electric boat propulsion
Solar piers and floating structures

Moderator:
Roberto Perocchio, Chairman, UCINA – Italian marine industry association and ICOMIA Marinas Group member

Keynote Address:
INNOVATION IN STATIONARY ELECTRICITY STORAGE: THE LIQUID METAL BATTERY
Donald Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT, USA

Christian Pho Duc, Senior Vice President Sales, Torqeedo, Germany
Anthony Baro
, Managing Partner, Power Docks, USA

15:00

Discussion

15:20

CHANGES IN BOAT OWNERSHIP PATTERN
Grow Boating, trends and initiatives
Change in boating and ownership – effect on marina design and operation
Beds on Boards
The international growth of Superyacht market

Moderator:
Roberto Perocchio, Chairman, UCINA – Italian marine industry association and ICOMIA Marinas Group member

Mats Eriksson, VD, Swedish Marine Industries Federation
Nanke Den Daas
, CEO, Den Daas Group, Netherlands
Jason Ludlow, CEO & Co-founder, Beds on Board, UK
Rosemary Pavlatou, Director, A1 Yacht Trade Consortium, Greece / A1 Yachting BWA, Greece

16:00

Discussion

16:20

End of Day 1 sessions

Evening Programme

18:00

19:15

20:00

Acropolis museum tour for delegates & partners

Departure – Walking tour to Zappeion

Welcome Cocktail – Welcome Dinner, Zappeion

Day 2 / Attica Marinas Tour

Friday 26 OCTOBER, 2018

10:00   Astir Marina – Vouliagmeni

Marina visit and coffee
Welcome by: Ioannis Alexopoulos

Astir Marina – Vouliagmeni is located South of Athens, 20 km from Piraeus port at the Gulf of Saronikos in the city of Vouliagmeni adjacent to the Astir Palace Hotel Complex. The area is one of the most beautiful and prestigious in Athens and it is surrounded by hotels, restaurants, the beach of Vouliagmeni and a number of other amenities.
Astir Marina – Vouliagmeni has 103 berths for servicing yachts up to 50m.
The maximum depth of the marina is 5,5 meters. The marina is open 24 hours, all year round, with its friendly and experienced staff ready to assist you.

 

12:00   Alimos Marina

Marina visit
Welcome by: Panagiotis Pappas

The Marina is located South West of Athens 15 Km from the city center, 8 Km South of Piraeus port and 30 km from El. Venizelos International Airport. It is served by a dense transportation network of Trams, Buses and Taxis, with stations 500 meters from the Marina.
Alimos Marina is one of the largest marinas in Greece with 1080 berths while there is a dry docking area for approximately 600 boats. The marina can accommodate yachts up to 40 meters long. The maximum depth of the Marina is 6.5 meters.

 

13:00   Zea Marina

Marina visit and lunch
Welcome by: Ioannis Koutsodontis

Zea Marina is situated in Piraeus, on the Eastern shore of the Peninsula of Peiraiki. The sea area is made up to two harbor basins, the Internal harbor (Passalimani) and the External harbor (Freatida). Its activity is much more enhanced in relation to the other marinas due to the great number of shops inside the marina and its surroundings.
The Marina, fully organised, offering facilities and services of high standards, has been operating under the new management since January 2003. The total capacity is 670 berths, on both permanent and floating pontoons. Moorings are available for boats up to 80 meters long stern berthing or 150 meters alongside berthing and 9 meters draught.

 

15:30   Flisvos Marina

Marina visit and leisure time
Welcome by: Stavros Katsikadis

Only 6 km from the centre of Athens, in Paleo Faliro, Flisvos Marina is Greece’s first exclusive marina to offer large-scale mooring capacity for mega-yacht owners from Greece and abroad. The marina features 303 berths, more than half of which accommodate luxury yachts of over 35 meters.
A commercial complex, that stretches across 3,800 sq.m, features a majestic Mediterranean esplanade lined with fine dining and shopping venues as well as a roster of special events throughout the calendar year for yacht owners and visitors alike.
Flisvos Marina is awarded with 5 Gold Anchors, obtaining the highest rating at the Gold Anchor Award Scheme of the British Marine Federation, the distinction Clean Marina (Clean Marinas Programme) from the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), and the Blue Flag since 2007. Flisvos has been certified with ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register Group, with EFQM Committed to Excellence (2 star), and has also received the Gold in Tourism Awards 2016 in the category of Facilities Excellence, making it Greece’s first and only marina to simultaneously hold all above distinctions.

Day 3 / Conference

Saturday 27 OCTOBER, 2018
Venue: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

08:30

Arrival of guests

09:00

MOVING TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH
The Development case in Greece
Nautical Tourism
Greece on the spotlight: investment opportunities for foreign investors

Moderator:
Alkman Granitsas, Associate, Kyklos Associates, Greece

SHARING EXPERIENCE FROM ABROAD:
KEY CONSIDERATION FOR SUCCESSFUL MARINAS DEVELOPMENT

Darren Vaux, Chairman, Boating Industries Alliance Australia
Baxter Underwood, CEO, Safe Harbor Marinas, America

Roundtable discussion:
George Tziallas
, Secretary-general for tourism policy and development, Ministry of Tourism, Greece
Grigoris Stergioulis, Chairman & CEO, Enterprise Greece
Aris Xenofos, Executive Chairman, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)
Panos Pappas, Attorney-at-law, Legal coordinator, operations department, Public Properties Company

09:50

Discussion

10:20

NEW INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS
The ICOMIA policy papers, the environmental guide and the issues for marinas
New international guidelines for marina design
ISO standards for ports – new introductions
Assessment of marinas – industry’s perspectives – Code of best practice

Moderator:
Alkman Granitsas, Associate, Kyklos Associates, Greece

Udo Kleinitz, Secretary General, ICOMIA
Esteban Biondi, Chairman, RecCom PIANC
Ulrich Heinemann, Managing Director, International Marine Certification Institute
Jon White, General Manager, The Yacht Harbour Association, UK

11:00

Discussion

11:20

Networking, Refreshment Break and Sponsor Booth Viewing

11:40

PEOPLE FIRST: TRAINING MARINAS THE ANTHROPOCENTRIC WAY
Marinas is more than berths or sailing, it is also about their people. It is them that we need to empower, develop and support, to go beyond excellence each and every time they interact with the (internal & external) customer.

Keynote Address:
John Kalogerakis, CEO & Principal Trainer, JMK Anthropocentric Corporate Training & People Development, Greece

11:55

Discussion

12:10

MARINA OPERATIONS
Drystack technology and operations
Oil spill response in a highly amenity area
CSR in marinas

Moderator:
Jean-Michel Gaigné, CMM, Chairman, TransEurope Marinas

Robert Brown, President, GCM Contracting Solutions, USA
Vassilios Mamaloukas, Director, Environmental Protection Engineering, Greece
Thanos Belalidis, Head of Communication Services, Sympraxis, Greece

12:40

Discussion

13:00

Networking, Refreshment Break and Booth Viewing

14:30

MARINA MARKETING
A comparison between wintersports marketing and marinas
Intelligent Systems for the Next Generation Marinas

Moderator:
Jean-Michel Gaigné, CMM, Chairman, TransEurope Marinas

Willy Fux, LHM conseil, France
Ioannis Kostopoulos, CEO, Sammyacht

15:00

Discussion

15:20

Next IWMC & Closing Address

15:45

End of Conference

  • All speakers mentioned herein have confirmed their participation.
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Contact Details

Conference Host
Greek Marinas

Greek Marinas Association
Head Office: Flisvos Marina, 175 61 Paleo Faliro

Tel: +30 2109871024 • Fax: +30 2109871060
e-mail: info@greek-marinas.gr
www.greek-marinas.gr

Conference Organizer

Hazlis and Rivas

Hazlis & Rivas Communications Ltd.
43, Poseidonos Avenue,
174 55 Kalamaki
Tel: +30 210 9408750 • Fax: +30 210 9408753
e-mail: support@iwmc2018athens.com

ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018

CROSS SEA CHALLENGES FOR MARINAS

Setting the scene for collective development and growth

Conference Host
The Greek Marinas Association

Flisvos Marina, 175 61 Paleo Faliro, Greece
Tel: +30 2109871024
Fax: +30 2109871060
Web: www.greek-marinas.gr
Email: info@greek-marinas.gr

Conference Organizer
Hazlis & Rivas Communications Ltd.

43, Poseidonos Avenue,
174 55 Kalamaki
Tel: +30 210 9408750
Fax: +30 210 9408753
e-mail: support@iwmc2018athens.com