In April and May 2016, Epsilon participated in several professional and academic fora. The company was represented by our General Manager, Dr Konstantinos Poulis who has given a series of invited presentations related to Crew Welfare in London and Athens as well as a public academic lecture in Athens on Crew Management.
The first presentation of Dr Poulis took place in mid-April during the 2016 Annual Conference of IMEC in the British capital and addressed to a diversified audience of crew and training managers hailing from all countries that are affiliated to IMEC.
The second presentation as a panelist took place on the 14th of May during the “Trends in Crew Management” conference under the auspices of the University of Piraeus. The conference is a major annual event with a participation of shipping professionals from Greek ship owning companies and focused on recent developments in global maritime affairs.
The last presentation was delivered in the Athens University of Economics and Business, the premiere business school of Greece and, specifically, to the postgraduate students of its MSc in Shipping and focused on managing human resources at sea. Across all presentations, a particular focus was paid to the role that Crew Welfare and employee engagement practices play. Relevant insights were backed up by empirical evidence from shipping and non-shipping contexts and the role of Crew Welfare for productivity and retention was stressed through particular cases.