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IMO Secretary General Mr Kitack Lim to open the WISTA MED 2021

May 31, 2021



IMO Secretary General Mr Kitack Lim to open the WISTA MED 2021

Kitack Lim, IMO’s Secretary-General, will be joining the WISTA MED 2021 forum stage to give us an insight into the Organization’s strategies in the challenging era of global environmental change.

The two panels of the conference will consist of highly respected figures in the shipping industry representing major organisations and companies.

The Agenda is as follows:


“MED SEA moves forward: insights and perspectives”


16:00 – 16:05 Welcome Remarks

16:05 – 16:15  Opening Remarks

Mr. Kitack Lim,
Secretary General, International Maritime Organization


16:15 – 17:15 1st Session: Global and regional short and long-term measures on the way to 2050


Mr. Vasilis Bacolitsas,

Chairman at the Hellenic Mediterranean Panel (HMP) of INTERTANKO I Director, Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation


Mrs. Sadan Kaptanoglu,

Immediate past President at BIMCO I Owner and Managing Director of Kaptanoglu Shipping



Mr. Philippos Phillis,

Vice-President at ECSA I Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, LEMISSOLER




Mr. Spyros Tarassis,

Vice-Chairman at INTERCARGO I General Manager at Olympic Vision Maritime Co Inc.



Mrs. Manuela Tomassini,

Head of the Sustainability & Technical Assistance Department, EMSA




Mrs.Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou,

President at WISTA International & co-CEO at Tototheo Maritime


17:15 – 17:20  Sponsors’ break

17:20 – 18:30  2nd Session: Cruise in MED: in the dawn of a new era



Mrs. Mona Bawarshi,

CEO, Gezairi


Ms. Maria Cano,

Cruise Manager, Ports of Catalonia




Ms. Maria Deligianni,

National Director, Eastern Mediterranean, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)



Ms. Valeria Mangiarotti,

Senior V. President, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Issues, MedCruise



Mrs. Barbara Muckermann,

Chief Marketing Officer, Silversea Cruises



Mr. Gianni Onorato,



Mr. Leslie Peden,

Chief Commercial Officer, Celestyal Cruises





Ms. Carole Pavaut,

Managing Director, BV Solutions


18:30 – 18:35 Closing Remarks

18:35 – 18:40 Sponsors’ break




18:40 – 19:10  3rd Session: The floor to the Presidents of WISTA MED National Associations

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