Reflections on Posidonia 2024

Friday, 14/06/2024

Alba Graduate Business School once again joined Posidonia 2024, the premier international shipping exhibition held from 3-7 June at the Metropolitan Expo. This year, we had the privilege of being part of the USA pavilion.

This dynamic international event provided an outstanding opportunity for us to engage with partners, alumni, friends, and the broader international and Greek maritime community. Our participation at Posidonia underscored our dedication to promoting excellence in shipping education and research.

Throughout the five days of Posidonia, numerous alumni, faculty from the program, and partners joined us. The event featured over 2,000 exhibitors and attracted around 40,000 participants coming from 130 countries. Meanwhile, professors, program administrators, and students from the American College of Greece greeted visitors and provided information on Alba and Deree's undergraduate and postgraduate shipping programs.


Spyros Vougious, Director of Alba’s Shipping Programs, commented: “Once again, we were deeply engaged in "Posidonia", the world’s premier international shipping exhibition, contributing to the esteemed and thriving Greek shipping industry. It was also a source of immense pride and joy to reconnect with our alumni at the exhibition and parallel shipping events, witnessing their remarkable career advancements in this challenging field”.

We were honored by the visit of Mrs. Melina Travlos, President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, to our booth, during the official visit of The Board of Directors of the Union of Greek Shipowners official visit to the exhibition on Wednesday 5 June! She engaged in discussions with us about our school's academic programs in shipping and their pivotal role in shaping the next generation of shipping professionals.

During Posidonia, our own Alexandros Glykas & Maria Progoulaki served as speakers at the “4th Trading in U.S. Waters Seminar: Future Trends and Innovations in the Maritime Sector,” event, organized by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), which took place as part of Posidonia on Thursday, June 6. The seminar was organized in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

More specifically, Maria Progoulaki participated in Session 2 and discussed trends and opportunities in maritime employment, followed by Alexandros Glykas, who shared his expertise on the challenges and opportunities of digitalization in the Maritime Industry.

We express deep appreciation to all participants and fellow sponsors whose contributions were instrumental in making this event a success.

Posidonia 2024 proved to be a pivotal gathering for leaders and professionals from the maritime and shipping industry. We eagerly anticipate the next installment of this influential event.

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