Athens - 23 September 2020

Viewers who join the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2020 will have the chance to win a valuable impressionist seascape by important Greek painter Epameinondas Thomopoulos (1878-1976).

Estimated to be about 100 years old, the painting will go to whoever is quickest to correctly answer a simple question about Greek shipping history that will be posed in the course of this year’s Virtual Induction Ceremony.  The Ceremony will be streamed at 18:00 Athens time on Monday 5 October.

This unique free-to-view event will celebrate Greek shipping, its leaders, history, and culture.  As well as unveiling the two new Inductees for 2019 the event will pay tribute to the 30 ‘Greats’ of Greek shipping already inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame.

“This year’s Virtual Induction Ceremony provides the opportunity to introduce the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame to a wider audience and spread the industry’s remarkable story even further,” remarked founder Nigel Lowry.

The competition for the Thomopoulos seascape is being held in cooperation with Premium Sponsor Moore Greece that has agreed to oversee the competition. The first person to text the correct answer to Moore Greece will win the painting (see Competition Rules & Conditions).

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Leading Sponsors: ABS, IRI – The Marshall Islands Registry, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., TMS Group and Navios Group. 

Premium Sponsors: Bureau Veritas, Citi Private Bank, Moore Greece, and Optima Shipping Services.

Standard Sponsors: China Classification Society, ClassNK, Shipping Deputy Ministry Republic of Cyprus, The Ecali Club, HSBC – Greece, KPMG, Kyvernitis Travel and Marichem-Marigases Worldwide Services.

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame will once again support Greek children’s charity Hellenic Hope with a portion of the sponsorship proceeds from the Virtual Event and our thanks goes to Bank Julius Baer for enhancing our support for Hellenic Hope.

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognising outstanding personalities from the history of Greek shipping as well as being an important hub of information on Greek shipping’s extraordinary contribution to Greece and to world trade.

Join us for this unique Virtual Event; free-to-view and open to all.  Simply visit on Monday 5 October at 18:00 Athens time.

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