The Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots 7th Maritime Conference

In September 2016, Epsilon’s General Manager Dr Konstantinos Poulis was invited to participate as a guest speaker in the 7th Maritime Conference of Hydra with subject: “From the “brig” to the autonomous ship”, organized by “The Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots”.

The event was held at the Conference Hall of the Hydra Holy Cathedral on the 17th of September 2016, under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs as well as the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping. Apart from Dr Poulis, speakers included some of the most notable figures of the Greek Shipping Industry such as Dr  John Coustas, President & CEO of Danaos Corp., Dr Martin Stopford, non  executive President of Clarkson Research Services, Mr George D. Pateras, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, and Managing Director of Aegeus Shipping S.A., Ltd. , Mr Michael Bodouroglou, President & CEO of Paragon Shipping and Box Ships, Mrs Αthina Vezyri,  Founder, Chairwoman & CEO of SRH Marine Electronics S.A, Mr Andreas Vamvakaris Director of Vamvaship Maritime, Mr George Α. Tsavliris, Principal at Tsavliris Salvage Group, and Mr. George C. Xiradakis, Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants. Guest speakers had the chance to offer their expertise on the subjects of technological innovation and competitiveness building upon recent developments in shipbuilding and unmanned navigation.

More info on the proceedings of the conference can be found on the website of the Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots (