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Women in Maritime

1996 – Athens, Greece


Wista Conference

September 25th-27th, 1996



Wednesday 25th September 1996

11.30-17.30 – Registration at Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel

12.00-17.00 – Board Meeting at Arion Astir Palace Hotel, Conference Hall

17.30-20.00 – Wista Annual General Meeting at Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel Banquet A+B

21.00 0nwards – Cocktail Party at Arion Astir Palace Hotel, Tropical Room

Thursday 26th September 1996

08.30-10.30 – Registration at Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel (Late Arrivals)

09.30-10.30 – Opening of the Conference at Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel Banquet A+B

Welcome Speeches by

Ms Kalliope Giannopoulou, President of Wista Hellas
Ms Marianne Meinertz, President of WISTA International
Mr.Kosmas Sfyriou, Minister of Mercanite Marine
Greetings by

Mr. George Gratsos, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Mr. Luca M. Colombo, Public Affairs Manager, Mediterranean Area, Exxon Chemical Mediterranea S.p.a.
World Food Programme’s Commitment to Womem” by Ms Judith A. Thimke, Logistics Officer, World Food Programme

“To save the seas” A Plea for Global Human Cooperation by Ms Vicky Kiriazi, Vice President of WISTA Hellas, Administration, HELMEPA

11.00 – Departure for excursions

TITAN – Cement Factory
DOW HELLAS A.E. – Manufacturing Site and POSEIDON TEMPLE Cape Sounion
THE HILL OF PNYX – The General Assembly of the Athenians and Guided Tour of the Archeological Sites

“The Contemporary of Relevance of Aristotel’s Ethics” – Philosophy Speech by Dr. Stelios Virvidakis, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department pf Philosophy & History of Science, University of Athens

Battleship “G. AVEROFF” and Cable Ship “THALIS O MILISSIOS”, Floating Museums
14.00 – 15.30 – Lunch at convenient place depending on excursion

15.30 – Departure for Astir Palace Hotel

19.30 – Departure for The Vorres Museum

20.15 – 21.30 – Welcome Drink and Tour of the Vorres Museum Folk Art Collection “Pyrgi” & Modern Art Collection

21.30 – 23.30 – Dinner

23.30 – Departure for Astir Palace Hotel

Friday 27th September 1995
09.00 – Departure for THE BYZANTINE ESTATE

10.30 – 11.30 – Prelude to Workshops

ISM CODE,Developmemt and Implementation

R. Adm. E.E. Mitropoulos, Director of Maritime Safety Division, I.M.O
Ms. Vaitsa Barka, Head of Management Systems, A.B.S. Maritime Services

BILL OF LADING, The Obligation of the Carrier and Cargo Interests under the Bill of Lading

Mr. Roger Wilmot Moisey, Founder & Manager of Transport Counsellors International Ltd-Greece
Mr Spilios Fassois, West of England
Ms Eugenia Biadou, Attorney at Law, Ancora Investment Trust Inc.


Mr. Kevin Oates, Deputy Representative of Den Norske Bank Piraeus
Mr. Nicolas A. Vernicos, President of Vernicos Maritime Co. S.A., Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

NAVIGATING: A SHIP & A FAMILY, Balance in life

Mr. Nicolas A. Vernicos, President of Vernicos Maritime Co. S.A., Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Dr. Sofia Cheysoulakis , Psychologist

11.30 – 12.00 – Coffee Break

12.00 – 14.00 – Workshops

14.00 – 15.30 – Buffet Lunch

16.00 – 17.30 – “Shipping through the Centuries”


Mr. C Paizis-Paradelis, Chairman of the Hellenic Maritime Museum, Vice-Admiral Rtd.
Mr. Anastasios Tzamtzis, Captain of Merchant Marine

Ms. Gelina Harlaftis, Assistant Professor, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus


Departure for Astir Palace Hotel

21.00 – Gala Dinner at Nafsika Pergola Restaurant

Sponsored by:

Nomura International plc
Costamare Shopping S.A. – Piraeus
Gourdomichalis Naftiki Eteria S.A. – Piraeus

Action Shipbroking Inc. – Piraeus
Fednav International – Montreal
Transport Counsellors Intl. Ltd. – Piraeus
Helix Shipping Co. Ltd. – Piraeus
Shipserve International Inc. – Piraeus
Target Marine S.A. – Piraeus
Harrier Maritime S.A. – Piraeus

Supported by:
The Aegean Maritime Museum
Dow Hellas S.A.
The Hellenic Navy
Micromedia S.A.
Titan Cement Company S.A.
University of Piraeus

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