Publication: 13 / 5 / 2016
3rd IENE International Seminar on Energy & Shipping Focused on Key Energy and Maritime Issues
A number of prominent speakers from the oil and gas sector, from the shipping sector, international and business studies and maritime law from Greece and abroad participated in the "3rd International Seminar - Energy & Shipping”, which was jointly organized by the Institute of Energy for SE Europe (IENE) and the University of Piraeus (Master in Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics), and took place in Athens (Eugenides Foundation Conference Centre, Faliron) on April 20, 2016.

Opening Session

• Introductory remarks by the organizers: C. Stambolis, ΙΕΝΕ and Dr. N. Farantouris, University of Piraeus

• Opening Remarks by Mr. Nicolas Vernicos, President, ICC Hellas

Session I: Global Energy Markets, Cargoes and Shipping

Subject Areas:

 Global Oil and Gas Market Outlook

 Refinery operations and oil stocks

 Crude oil and product carriers

 Overview of global carrier markets and the Mediterranean basin

 Trading and freight of energy commodities


 Mr. Christos Dimas, MoB of IENE and Chairman of the Hellenic – Russian Chamber of Commerce, Athens


 Mr. Costis Stambolis, Executive Director, IENE

 Mr. Alexandros Spondylidis, Tanker Chartering Executive, Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd

Session I: Global Energy Markets, Cargoes and Shipping (PART 2)

Mr. Georgios Polychroniou, Executive Director, Strategy, Development, Administration & IT, Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA) S.A.

 Mr. Panayiotis Mitrou, Marine Technology & Innovation Manager, Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A.


Session II: Legal Issues Related to Energy Maritime Transportation
Subject Areas:

 Legal issues in energy commodities and shipping
 Energy cargoes, liabilities and arbitration issues
 Arbitration vs mediation
 Insurance coverage
 Security issues related to energy cargoes


 Dr. Nikolaos Farantouris, Jean Monnet Professor of Law & Director of Master in Energy, University of Piraeus


 Dr. Antonios Tsavdaridis, Lecturer in Law at Thrace University Law school, Partner, Head of Arbitration, I.K. Rokas & Partners Law Firm

 Dr. George Panagopoulos, Managing Partner, Reed Smith (Greece)

 Mrs. Christina Hioureas & Mr. Konstantinos Salonidis, Foley Hoag New York


Session III: LNG/ LPG Markets and Security Consideration

Subject Areas:
 Global LNG Market Outlook
 LNG new ships and LNG trading
 LPG markets, drill ships, small scale LNG
 LNG as marine fuel
 Security issues

 Mr. Costis Stambolis, Executive Director, IENE


 Mr. Chiotopoulos Alexandros, Regional Office East Med., Black & Caspian Seas, DNV GL Maritime

 Mrs. Marika Karayianni, Energy Expert, Democritus University of Thrace

Concluding remarks by the Moderators/ Close of seminar


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