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Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2018

Athens - March 19, 2018

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame’s fourth annual Induction Ceremony & Dinner took place on the evening of Monday 19 March at Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall.

About 630 guests from the Greek shipping community, key business partners and friends from overseas enjoyed the Welcome Drinks Reception and an exciting Induction Ceremony programme that celebrated Greek shipping and its remarkable history.

Industry personality Spyros M. Polemis, a former chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, delivered the after-dinner ’15 Minutes of Fame’ speech discussing the maritime legacy of ancient Greece while new video content put more modern leaders of Greek shipping in the context of national and global events.

A highlight of the 2018 Induction Ceremony was the announcement of the latest Inductees to the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame – the 2017 Inductees. This marked the 10th anniversary of the birth of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame when the very first four Inductees were unveiled in a short ceremony back in 2007 - an event that was also remembered and celebrated during this year’s programme.

Since those beginnings, the Hall of Fame has maintained the annual tradition of recognising Greek shipping’s historic personalities as part of its mission to tell the story of Greek shipping and bring its achievements to the attention of a wider audience and of new generations.

A portion of the proceeds from the event was donated to Hellenic Hope by the internationally-renowned classical crossover singing star Mario Frangoulis.

Thank you to the event sponsors:

Lead Sponsors

Welcome Drinks


Premium Sponsors

Standard Sponsors

Charity Partner

Sponsorship Enquiries

We welcome sponsorship support from leading maritime companies and other organisations and we provide a first-class platform for market leaders to underline their partnership with Greek shipping. If you may be interested in a sponsorship role at the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2019 event please contact us for further details: [email protected] 


The Venue

The Athens Concert Hall is one of the most advanced cultural venues in the world. Once again, its Banqueting Hall provided an imposing and prestigious setting for this year’s Greek Shipping Hall of Fame’s Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2018.


Vassilis Kroustallis

Vasilis Kamitsis
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

Wu Aijun
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co

Angeliki Frangou
Navios Maritime Holdings

Fernando Lopez Muñoz
Citi Private Bank

George Stefanis
Bureau Veritas

Costas Constantinou
Moore Stephens

Manos Papatheofanous
Hellenic Hope


Vassilios Kroustallis

Theofilos Xenakoudis
IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

Wang Qi
Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co

George Kourelis

Angeliki Frangou
Navios Maritime Holdings

Spyros Polemis
15 Minutes of Fame speech

Tina Mavraki
Hellenic Hope

Maria Vassara
Ceremony Host (part 1)

Maria Vassara
Ceremony Host (part 2)