16 October 2019

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce details of its next major event which will take place in Athens on the evening of Monday 6 April 2020 at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall. 

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2020 will celebrate Greek shipping and pay tribute to historic personalities who have helped to shape the industry.

This prestigious gala dinner event will include an exciting programme of content, including the unveiling of the latest Inductees to the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame. The 2019 Inductees will join 30 ‘Greats’ already inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame.

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to continue its support of Hellenic Hope and a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to this children’s charity, focused on helping children in Greece at risk from the crisis.

We are extremely grateful for the support of a number of leading organisations and companies that are already confirmed as sponsors of the 2020 Induction Ceremony, including ABS, IRI – The Marshall Islands Registry and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. as Co-Lead Sponsors of the event.

Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO comments: “ABS’s relationship with the Greek shipping community is based on a deep understanding of the need for safety and a drive for innovation. The achievements of its leaders and personalities continue to be rightly recognised by the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame and ABS salutes all the inductees.”

Theo Xenakoudis, Director – Worldwide Business Operations & Managing Director Greece, International Registries Inc. comments:

“International Registries, Inc. (IRI) and the Marshall Islands Registry are proud to support the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame for a third year.  The Induction Ceremony and Dinner provides a perfect occasion to celebrate the world-leading Greek shipping community and to remember great shipping personalities who have inspired today’s modern, quality Greek-controlled fleet.”

Wang Qi, Chairman of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, comments:

“SWS enjoys a close relationship with the Greek shipping industry through our clients in Greece and we have gained an even better understanding of Greek shipping history and culture through our support for the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame.  We believe the Hall of Fame has become a fine showcase for Hellenic culture and shipping’s contribution to the nation’s development.

“We wish the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame continued success. SWS is honoured to be an indispensable partner to the Greek shipping industry and we would be very pleased to have the opportunity one day to welcome the Hall of Fame event to China.”

The Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2020 at the Athens Concert Hall begins with a Welcome Drinks Reception sponsored by TMS during which leading personalities in the shipping business will have the opportunity to catch up with each other over drinks and canapes.

Sincere thanks to our Dinner Sponsor Navios Group.

Premium Sponsors of the event so far are Bureau Veritas, Citi Private Bank and Moore Stephens.

Sponsors so far include ClassNK, The Ecali Club, KPMG and Kyvernitis Travel.

Sponsorship enquiries: [email protected]

Table booking & press enquiries: [email protected]

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame resides at www.greekshippinghalloffame.org