December 12, 2017

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 19 March 2018 at Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall. 

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2018 will be a gala dinner evening to 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, including the unveiling of the latest Inductees to the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame. The 2017 Inductees will join 26 ‘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 2018 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:

“We are pleased to support the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame to honor exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions that continue to influence Hellenic innovations as well as the global maritime industry. The Greek shipping community is renowned for advancing and inspiring shipping globally. ABS is proud of its history with the Greek shipping industry and salutes all Greek Shipping Hall of Fame honorees.”

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

“International Registries, Inc. (IRI) and the Marshall Islands Registry are delighted to support this important institution. As of today, approximately 20% of the Greek controlled fleet flies the Republic of the Marshall Islands flag. The Greek shipping community is the backbone of our Registry and we are proud to be the number one foreign flag in Greece. We salute all the Inductees of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame”. 

Wang Qi, Chairman of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, comments: 

“As one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, we cherish the opportunity to once again reflect on Greek shipping’s impressive history and pay tribute to the Inductees of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame. SWS is delighted to continue its support of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame which brings us together with our Hellenic friends on the occasion of this wonderful event. 

“Despite the continuing challenges of the industry SWS continues to innovate and maintain its position as a builder of first-class ships and offshore equipment for the most discerning international shipowners and oil majors. We are proud of our latest new order achievements and the prototype vessels delivered to our clients that reflect our commitment to pursue green ships and green shipbuilding. We look forward with confidence of achieving new and continued success with our Greek shipping partners.” 

The Induction Ceremony & Dinner 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.

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

Sponsors so far include China Classification Society, ClassNK, DNV GL, Hellenic War Risks, HSBC Bank Plc., UK Defence Club and theUK P&I Club. 

This gala dinner will take place in the Megaron’s Banqueting Suite which has hosted many prestigious events including the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame’s public Inauguration Ceremony in 2013. 

In recent years the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame has held highly-acclaimed major events in London in 2014 and in Athens in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  

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