The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation – International Center of Maritime Research and Tradition will organize in association with Capital Link a one-day forum, entitled "Shipping in the 21st Century" with a sub-title "Preparing the Industry for the Future", scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 8 October 2014 at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens..

The Forum aims at providing an opportunity, to shipping experts from around the world, to examine and analyse the current and future state of the industry amidst the fast political, economic and technological developments we experience on a daily basis.

The morning session will be chaired by the former Director-General of the World Trade Organization Mr. Pascal Lamy and will deal with economic, financial, geopolitical and related matters with an impact on the structure of shipping and the shipping markets.

The afternoon session will be chaired by Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Chairman of the "Maria Tsakos" Foundation and Secretary–General Emeritus of IMO and will deal with technological developments impacting the design and equipment of ships and matters relating to the marine/atmospheric environment and security (piracy and terrorist attacks) at sea.


About "Maria Tsakos Foundation"

The “Maria Tsakos Foundation – International Center for Maritime Research and Tradition” is a non-profit organization established by the Tsakos family in 2010. The “Maria Tsakos” Foundation was set up with the aim of promoting research and study of Greek and international shipping, maritime culture, and the nautical tradition and heritage. The Foundation is headquartered in Chios island.

OUR VISION We, at the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, share what we have received from the sea and its people by fostering Hellenic and global shipping and the maritime tradition.

OUR MISSION We pursue initiatives to advance seafarers’ welfare, maritime education, training and research; protect and preserve the environment and maritime heritage. We promote awareness of the world’s dependence on the sea and maritime skills. We support a culture of social responsibility, ethical behavior and integrity. We foster initiatives that will have a lasting impact and bring about change in people’s lives commensurate with the importance of the maritime sector to world’s economy, especially that of Greece. We nurture notion of volunteerism and support philanthropic causes.


About Capital Link

Capital Link is a 19 year old Advisory, Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm. Capitalizing on our in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and capital markets, Capital Link has made a strategic commitment to the shipping industry and has become the largest provider of Investor Relations and Financial Communications services to international shipping companies listed on the US and European Exchanges. Capital Link's headquarters are in New York with a presence in London, Athens and Oslo. In our effort to enhance the information flow to the investment community and contribute to improving investor knowledge of shipping, Capital Link has undertaken a series of initiatives beyond the traditional scope of its investor relations activity, such as: A web based resource that provides information on the major shipping and stock market indices, as well as on all shipping stocks.  
Weekly Capital Link Markets Report (e-Newsletter): Weekly distribution to an extensive audience in the US & European shipping, financial and investment communities. Sector Forums & Webinars: Regularly organized panel discussions among CEOs, analysts, bankers and shipping industry participants on the developments in the various shipping sectors
Capital Link Investor Shipping Forums: Held annually in New York, Athens and London- bring together investors, bankers, financial advisors, listed companies CEOs, analysts, & shipping industry participants. Capital Link Maritime Indices: Capital Link developed and maintains a series of stock market maritime indices which track the performance of U.S. listed shipping stocks.
The Indices are also distributed through the Reuters Newswires and are available on Factset.








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