4th International Conference on Maritime Education
“The Impact of Geopolitics on the Future of Shipping”

Friday, June 10, 2022
Posidonia – Metropolitan Expo

Μetropolitan College participated in the International Shipping Exhibition Posidonia, hosting the 4th International Conference on Maritime Education

Metropolitan College’s Maritime Academy successfully organized the International Conference on Maritime Education during the International Shipping Exhibition Posidonia, the heart of shipping. “The Impact of Geopolitics on the Future of Shipping” was the conference’s main theme and was widely developed in 2 discussion panels.

Aiming to highlight the new trends and developments in maritime education and the shipping industry, the panel talks were focused on the impact of Geopolitics on the future of Shipping, along with the challenges geopolitical crisis pose on the prioritization process already in progress in the shipping industry, and more specifically on its shift towards decarbonization and Green Shipping.

The conference was organized by Metropolitan College’s Maritime Academy, one of the biggest educational institutions in maritime and shipping studies in South Europe. International speakers of major shipping companies and industry stakeholders shared valuable and useful inputs.


International Speakers





Learning from the Experts

International Speakers

George Tsavliris

Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Dr. Constantinos Filis

Associate Academic Researcher, Centre for Foreign Policy Planning (KESEP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Republic 


Professor Dinos Arcoumanis

Chairman of the Academic Board, Metropolitan College

Antonis Vidalis

Head of Cabinet of the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of Greece

George D. Gourdomichalis

President & Managing Director Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A

Lars Lippuner MSC MBA MNI

Director, Warsash Maritime School, Solent University, Southampton, UK

Panos Kourkountis

Technical Director, Sea Traders SA

Dr. John Kokarakis

Director Technical Business Development Southeast Europe, Black Sea & Adriatic Zone Bureau Veritas

Capt. Panagiotis Drosos

Chief Operating Officer at Capital Ship Management Corp.

Andreas Andrianopoulos

Former Minister of State


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Venue Details


The 4th International Conference on Maritime Education, organized by Metropolitan College’s Maritime Academy, will take place at Posidonia Seminar Room 1B [Hall 1]. In 2022 Posidonia will take place at the exciting Metropolitan Expo Centre located within the Athens International Airport complex. This state of the art exhibition centre, the largest exhibition venue in Greece, provides a flexible and functional environment for Posidonia and its exhibitors and visitors, allowing Posidonia and its exhibitors to realize their full potential.

Posidonia brings the whole shipping world to its exhibitors. The international shipping community attends in strength with national pavilions and thousands of visitors. Technical and operations executives from all over the world will be keen to engage with exhibitors – not only to discuss solutions but to make decisions. Posidonia is known for the business done in its exhibition halls. No other shipping event is attended by as many Greek and international shipowners and shipping executives.


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