February 3, 2016
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 4 April 2016 at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall.
The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2016 will be a gala dinner evening that will celebrate Greek shipping and pay tribute to historic personalities who have helped to shape the industry.
This prestigious event will include an exciting programme of content at the centre of which will be the unveiling of the latest Inductees to the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame. The 2015 Inductees will join the 22 ‘Greats’ already inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame.
A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to charity Hellenic Hope, focused on helping children at risk from the Greek crisis.
The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is delighted to announce the support of a number of leading organisations and companies as sponsors of the 2016 Induction Ceremony event.
Confirmed supporters are led by ABS,the Liberian Ship & International Corporate Registry and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. as Co-Lead Sponsors of the event.
Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, and IACS Chairman, comments: “The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame showcases remarkable stories of outstanding individuals. It is a fitting tribute to those instrumental in building the Greek fleet and establishing the global presence and influence of Greek shipping. It informs and inspires those who uphold their legacy today and the next generation who will do so in the future. ABS is proud of its long association with Greek shipping and is pleased to continue its support of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame.”
Scott Bergeron, Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian Registry, comments: "The highly successful relationship between the Greek shipowning community and the Liberian Registry dates back over 65 years. Today, that relationship is stronger than ever, and continues to grow with each passing year. “Greek shipowners have recently invested billions of dollars in newbuildings and secondhand ships, and Liberia has been the flag of choice for many of those vessels. As Greece further underlines its status as the world's leading shipping nation, the Liberian Registry continues to break new tonnage records as more and more discerning shipowners join the world's leading open registry.“Liberia is proud to endorse its support for the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame."
Wang Qi, Chairman of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, comments: “We are very proud to once again support the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame and be part of this prestigious Induction Ceremony & Dinner.
“Based on the 380 vessels of all kinds we have successfully delivered, SWS is constantly innovating to maintain its position as a builder of first-class ships and offshore equipment to the most discerning international shipowners and oil majors. In this respect we have delivered many vessels to Greek owners and we are committed to working with even more Hellenic clients in the future.”
The Induction Ceremony & Dinner at the Athens Concert Hall commences with a Welcome Drinks Reception sponsored by TMS Group, providing a perfect setting for leading personalities in the shipping business to catch up with each other.
Premium Sponsors of the event are Aegean Marine Petroleum, The Baltic Exchange, Bureau Veritas, Matrix Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers, Moore Stephens and Thomas Miller.
Sponsors so far include China Classification Society, ClassNK, Hellenic War Risks, UK Defence Club and theUK P&I Club.
The dinner-event will take place in the Megaron’s Banqueting Suite which has hosted many prestigious events including the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame’s Inauguration Ceremony in 2013.
Since then the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame has held highly-acclaimed major events in London in 2014 and in Athens in 2015.