SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

  • The 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards is due on Tuesday, 31st of January in Eugenides Foundation, followed by cocktail reception and you might be interested in!

    This is a PRO BONO/ NON PROFIT event organized by SAFETY4SEA aiming at a target group of more than 750 Delegates / 350 Organizations (Mainly Safety, Technical, Operations, marine departments of Shipping Operators and relevant associated Industry Organizations).

    For more information about the 2017 SMART4SEA Awards, please click here.

    Attendance is FREE, subject to Online Registration


    Event Timetable
    Welcome Coffee & registration [ 14:00 – 15:00 ]

    Panel # 1 – Smart Perspectives I [ 15:00 – 16:15]

    1. Forum Opening: Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA – “Smart Shipping Survey Findings”

    2. Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President Market Strategy, Inmarsat Maritime Connectivity at Sea: Embracing a new world of smarter connected shipping

    3. Giampero Soncini, Director, Volaris Marine Division – “The present and future of Fleet management Systems

    4. Tasos Makris, IT Director, Gourdomichalis Maritime – “Software Quality in the Maritime Sector”

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Panel # 2 – Smart Perspectives II [ 16:15 – 17:30]

    1. Frank Coles, CEO, TransasThe Smart Connected Ship, Big Data and Cybersecurity towards Smart shipping

    2. Howard Hughes, Chief Technology Officer, Tototheo Group – Cyber Security Trends”

    3. Jordan Wylie, Communications Officer, Be Cyber Aware at Sea Campaign

    4. Eric Knaapen, Regional Sales Manager Europe, Workflow Solutions Honeywell Sensing & Productivity Solutions – “Future of Maintenance & Inspection: The Voice Advantage”

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Coffee Break [ 17:30 – 18:00 ]

    Panel # 3 – e- Navigation [ 18:00 – 19:00]

    1. Jörgen Strandberg, General Manager, ANC Advanced Technology, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbHFuture of safe navigation – is autonomous ship the solution?

    2. Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer, STM Validation Containerisation of maritime information

    3. Konstantinos Seretis, Projects and Product Development Manager, SRH Marine Electronics S.A. ECDIS and Digital Products as part of E-Navigation

    4. Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR ASe Navigation, ECDIS & Autonomous Ships

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    Panel # 4 – Energy Efficiency [ 19:00 – 20:15]

    1. Peter Mantel, Managing Director, BMT Smart Ltd.

    2. Antony Vourdachas, Senior Engineer, ABS Analyzing Big Data –Managing data flows and using the information

    3. Bastian Gehnke, Vessel and Fleet performance Technical Product Manager, INTERSCHALT maritime systems Practice of data driven decision making for an improved fleet performance management

    4. Panos Theodossopoulos, PhD, CEO, Propulsion Analytics Big Data or Smart Data? The case of engine performance monitoring

    25 min Panel Discussion & Questions Open to the floor

    SMART4SEA Awards Ceremony [ 20:15 – 20:30 ]
    Cocktail Reception [20:30 – 22:00]



    SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA are PRO BONO projects fostering Safety & Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:

    • The Leading Maritime Safety Portal, (40,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)
    • SAFETY4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year
    • SAFETY4SEA Conference, the world’s largest Safety Conference, attracting 1,000+ delegates / 500+ organisations in Athens, every October
    • The Leading Maritime Green Portal, (30,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)
    • GREEN4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year
    • GREEN4SEA Conference, the world’s largest Green Conference, attracting 1000+ delegates / 450+ organisations in Athens, every April
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  • Panel # 1 – Smart Perspectives I 


    Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

    Apostolos is a Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with more than a 20-year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent and Consultant. He entered the industry back in early 90’s as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers. He then shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE as superintendent and later as a Consultant and Trainer. Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 8,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE subjects. He has also presented and chaired to more than 40 conferences. He holds Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specialising in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degree in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA), all of them awarded with distinction. Apostolos is the Managing Director of SQE MARINE, SQE ACADEMY and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA and GREEN4SEA.


    Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President Market Strategy, Inmarsat Maritime 

    Drew Brandy was appointed Senior Vice President Market Strategy for Inmarsat Maritime in January 2015. He is currently responsible for setting the strategy for the business unit with regards to vertical segmentation, all marketing programmes, and the development of the partner channel. Since joining Inmarsat in 2005, Drew has held a variety of positions, principally focused on delivery of the broadband portfolio across the Enterprise verticals while rolling out new products and services to drive significant growth across the land-based business. Previously, he gained extensive experience working in both North America and Europe, holding positions with Bell Canada, British Telecom and Cable & Wireless ranging from business development to corporate strategy. Drew holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and communications from York University in Canada and an MBA from Henley Management College.


    Giampero Soncini, Director, Volaris Marine Division

    Giampero Soncini has been currently appointed the Director of Volaris Marine Division, which is a new Business Unit, created with the aim of enlarging the portfolio of Volaris owned companies in the maritime vertical. His task is to select companies to buy, drive the acquisition process and manage them during the transition phase towards the Volaris Group.  Previously, he has been for over than ten years the Chief Executive Officer of the SpecTec Group, a Holding specialized in IT for shipping and offshore, with 20 offices worldwide, and 300 employees. His main areas of competence include: Information Technology and Communication in shipping; Computerized Planned Maintenance Systems for Ships, plants and oil rigs noise and vibration control management of offices and companies; ship building and ship management sales and marketing. Giampero finds the world to be his home; he travels for work up to 9 months which is something that particularly enjoys giving him a unique experience and vision of the whole world at the same time. He loves music, of all types but especially blues and rock. His passion for music has allowed him to meet and befriend several well-known performers such as the Deep Purple, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Glenn Hughes, Buddy Whittington and more. In his scarce free time, Giampero is the manager of Minus One, Cyprus best known rock band. Giampero is from Italy but currently lives in Limassol, Cuprus.


    Tasos Makris, IT Director, Gourdomichalis Maritime

    Mr. Makris holds a BSc in Physics and a MSc in Computer Science and has worked in the Health sector in the UK and in the Greek Industry Automation Sector before joining the Maritime sector in 1993. He is interested in Human Computer Interface and Software Usability principles, as a means to improve the quality of software and (therefore) human productivity and quality of life on board vessels.  He is a founding member and member of BOD of AMMITEC ( and a member of the Usability Professionals Association (UXPA). Specialties: Project Management, Maritime Systems, Satellite Data Communications, Maritime ERP, HCI Design, Usability Evaluation, UX, Simplicity

    Panel # 2 – Smart Perspectives II


    Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas

    Frank Coles started his career as a merchant navy deck officer and qualified as a Master Mariner, Class One after 12 years at sea.  After leaving the sea, Frank gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs from Cardiff University, Wales and spent 5 years practicing maritime law. In 1995, Frank joined Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping (PB) as Operations Director for 50 ships. After PB has decided to invest in Rydex, a company specializing in maritime communications, Frank Coles became the CEO of a newly acquired enterprise. After that Frank joined Sperry Marine as a Vice President of Business Development and Information technology. In September 1999 Frank became COO of Globe Wireless LLC.  In 2003 Frank was appointed CEO, President and a member of the Board. In 2011 Frank joined Inmarsat as the Director GX Maritime, and in December 2011 he was appointed the President of the Inmarsat Maritime business unit.  In September 2015, Frank Coles joined Transas as the CEO and member of the Board of Directors. His key aim at Transas is to create an ecosystem of harmonized integrated solutions in safety, navigation, training and ship operation, that will enhance ship and shore integration.

    Howard Hughes, Chief Technology Officer, Tototheo Group

    Howard Hughes has taken the role of Chief Technology Officer for Tototheo Group in Cyprus. Prior to working with Satellite Communication, Howard has over 12 years working in IT and Telecommunications. He has worked with diverse and leading companies, providing engineering and Project Management expertise. Passionate about communication, it was a natural step to work with leading Satellite Communication provider, Inmarsat. During his 10 year tenure, Howard took the advantage of his knowledge to provide training, solution design, product management and service development, with the latter focussing on Inmarsat’s ground breaking Global Xpress product. Howard now divides his time between the UK and Cyprus.


    Jordan Wylie, Communications Officer, Be Cyber Aware at Sea Campaign

    Jordan Wylie is an experienced maritime security and risk management professional whose career started with 10 years’ service in the British Military as an intelligence and reconnaissance specialist, before entering the private maritime security sector in 2008. Jordan has provided maritime security consultancy services to many of the world’s largest ship owners and is a retained consultant by several flag states, providing guidance on piracy, terrorism, organised crime at sea and the maritime cyber security approach. Jordan has trained over 10,000 seafarers globally and also completed over 100 missions on board as a security team leader during the height of Somali based piracy. Jordan holds a BA (Hons) in Marine Risk Management and an MA in Maritime Security where his much talked about thesis subject was; ‘Cyber Security; The Unknown Threat At Sea’, which was also the catalyst for the free to join global maritime and offshore cyber awareness campaign that he and his team are driving throughout the shipping industry – BE CYBER AWARE AT SEA Jordan is the founder of JWC International, a specialist marine consultancy provider, the President of the Security & Risk Management Alumni and a Non-Executive Director at the Company Security Officers (CSO) Alliance.


    Eric Knaapen, Regional Sales Manager Europe, Workflow Solutions Honeywell Sensing & Productivity Solutions

    Eric started his career at Tulip Computers in 1984 as PC and printer specialist, a Dutch manufacturer for Personal Computers and distributor for printers. In 1994, Eric started to build a special division for TCP Benelux BV, a distribution company specialized in Retail-, Point of Sale-, Auto-ID- & RFID solutions. Eric became in 2005 one of TCP’s owners and responsible as a Sales and marketing director.  In 2008 the company merged with PC-PoS UK and Eric got his 1st European role as a Sales Director Northern Europe. 2013, Eric Joined the 2nd largest global Auto-ID and POS distribution company BlueStar, Eric became VP of Sales Northern Europe. Eric holds a graduate in Sales & Marketing and is fluently in English, German and Dutch. In 2015 Eric accepted a European role within Honeywell, working together with major companies to improve and optimize current maintenance and inspection processes by usage of Honeywell’s Maintenance and Inspection by voice solution.


    Panel # 3 – e-Navigation


    Jörgen Strandberg, General Manager, ANC Advanced Technology, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH

    Jörgen Strandberg is General Manager, ANC Advanced Technology at Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH. He joined the company in September 2016 after having previously served in various ship management positions in Germany, most recently with AIDA Costa. Prior to this he has been working as Navigation SI with Stolt Nielsen and Marine Performance Manager at Rickmers. Jörgen was born in Finland in 1967 but grew up in Sweden. He graduated in mechanical engineering following four years study at Technical College. Because of his love of the sea, he joined the merchant navy and later studied at the Maritime Academy in Kalmar, Sweden. He subsequently served again at sea as an officer and eventually earned his captain’s license. Following his marriage, he became a lecturer at Kalmar Maritime Academy, specialising in instrumentation and navigational systems.


    Ulf Siwe, Communications Officer, STM Validation, Swedish Maritime Administration

    STM Validation is an EU-project more than 50 partners in 13 countries and budget of 43M euro. Mr. Ulf Siwe M.Sc. is the Communications Officer of the project. The project is validating the Sea Traffic Management concept on 300 ships and in 13 ports, testing real-time information sharing to authorized relevant parties in the maritime transport chain. Ulf is the author of scientific papers in the field and an appreciated presenter at conferences.



    Konstantinos Seretis, Projects and Product Development Manager, SRH Marine Electronics S.A.

    Mr. Kostas Seretis is the Projects & Product Development Manager of SRH Marine Electronics SA. He completed his studies in the Electrical Engineer department of the Polytechnic School of Patras and continued with his MSc in Engineering in Power Electronics & Drives from the University of Birmingham. During last 15 years Mr. Seretis has obtained important experience in the field of marine electronics, having undertaken various positions such as Sales Manager, Project Manager, General Manager of Marine Division, Operations and Marine Manager and completed significant sales and projects activities.


    Willy Zeiler, Marketing & Communications Manager, NAVTOR AS

    Willy Zeiler has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and market economy. He worked for several years in the advertising industry as an Art Director and later as Managing Director. For several years he has been involved in the maritime industry holding different positions in marine electronic companies. He was one of the cofounders of NAVTOR back in 2011 where he now holds the position as Marketing & Communications Manager. He is an avid sailor and possesses a navigator’s certificate.


    Panel # 4 – Energy Efficiency


    Peter Mantel, Managing Director, BMT Smart Ltd

    Peter Mantel is Managing Director of BMT SMART Ltd. A Marine Engineering graduate, he has been involved in the global marine industry for over 30 years. A graduate from the Dutch Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz, Peter served the Dutch Merchant Marine for over 8 years. Once ashore, he continued his maritime career and has worked in the industry in various senior management positions both in the USA and Europe. Peter has acquired over 20 years of senior marine management experience, and brings a wealth of expertise to BMT SMART having been one of the Digital Navigation pioneers.


    Antony Vourdachas, Senior Engineer, ABS

    Antony Vourdachas joined ABS in April 2014 as a Principal Vessel Performance Analyst in the Piraeus office.  Working for the Vessel Performance team in the Operational and Environmental Management department, he is part of the team responsible for providing the vessel performance analysis services to ship owners and operators and designing and updating the relevant software. In addition, he provides assistance to members of the Environmental team on MRV and ballast water issues. He started his career as a Design and Production Engineer at the Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth and moved on to become a Research Associate at the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University involved in a European Ballast Water project (MARTOB).  Prior to joining ABS, he worked for OSG in a number of technical positions in project engineering and planned maintenance. Antony holds a B.Eng. in Small Craft Engineering and an M.Res. in Marine Engineering from the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University, England.


    Bastian Gehnke, Vessel and Fleet performance Technical Product Manager, INTERSCHALT maritime systems

    “Water is my element” says Bastian Gehnke, who started his career in the waters as a voluntary lifeguard at the German Lifeguard Association DLRG before he decided in 2007 to continue on the waters with a degree in maritime and ship operations onboard of commercial vessels of a German shipping company. After earning nautical and technical licenses in shipping at the seafaring school in Flensburg, he earned the graduate degree in maritime logistics and ship operations by the University of Flensburg. In 2014, Bastian joined INTERSCHALT maritime systems as a technical product manager in the area of vessel and fleet performance. Beside developing the dynamic trim optimization model, he decisively contributed to the design of the vessel and fleet performance management software Bluetracker.


    Panos Theodossopoulos, PhD, CEO, Propulsion Analytics

    Panos is a Founding Partner & the CEO of Propulsion Analytics. He has held several management positions in Sales, Business Development, Services and Marketing, in the ICT sector, both in Greece and abroad. He has served as Director of Public Sector Sales and Director of Technology at Microsoft Hellas, where he worked for eight years and, more recently, he was General Manager of the Cloud Division of SingularLogic and then held the Country Manager in Logicom Solutions in Greece. He holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

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  • ABS

    , a leading international classification society, is guided by its mission to promote security of life, property and the natural environment. ABS has a long and proud association with the Greek ship owning community and continues to support its current fleet and future fleet development. As the Greek fleet has expanded and diversified, ABS has continued to expand and develop its services to Greek ship owners. ABS is a technical partner providing traditional classification services as well as on-the-ground technical services in asset performance, energy efficiency, environmental performance and lifecycle management. Delivering practical and innovative solutions, ABS supports the Greek shipping industry in meeting today’s demands as well as future challenges. Greek shipping operations are supported through the local Athens office as well as a global network of surveyors, engineers, researchers and regulatory specialists who work in more than 200 offices in 70 countries around the world.



    Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd

    ARCADIA Shipmanagement provides safe and reliable transportation of oil by sea, through a modern fleet, setting top objectives for Safety, Quality and Environmental protection. To achieve these, Arcadia is dedicated to develop and sustain a strong working relationship with all parties involved in International oil trade, based upon mutual trust and reliability.

    Safety is enhanced by establishing a risk assessment system for hazard identification, risk management and control, adressing guidance for the prevention of errors, hazardous situations and incidents, through reporting and investigation procedures and providing training of personnel at Company’s in-house maritime training centre and by attending externally provided courses.

    Quality is maintained by undertaking auditing and evaluation process, with commitment towards the continual improvement of HSQE performance, through setting and measuring various Key Performance Indicators, analysing N/C reports, reviewing findings from internal audits ashore and onboard.

    The Environment is protected by preserving and whenever possible, further reducing the burden on the environment by setting and achieving tougher voluntary standards, such as Green Award. Moreover, by aiming for the reduction of identified environmental impacts of Company activities to air, sea and land, to the possible extend and seeking to conserve energy and materials, through recycling and waste reduction programs.



    BMT Smart

    BMT SMART is the specialist Fleet and Vessel performance monitoring company within BMT Group, the leading name in global marine consultancy.

    Our SMART FLEET management system allows you to check your fleet performance in an instant with Fleet view and focus on the vessels that really matter. The Vessel view highlights the reasons for changes in performance be they linked to the vessel itself (hull, propeller and engine condition), the operation (trim, speed profile and routing) or weather conditions (wind, waves, current, swell, etc.)

    • Cost-effective Fleet Performance Management
    • Significant time savings both on-board and ashore
    • Manage the Performance of your whole fleet, whether using automated data or simply noon reports
    • Visualise weather impact on forecast vessel performance (predicted power, fuel consumption and RPM)
    • Ensure the voyages remain “on budget” and “on schedule”
    • Generate up to date speed-fuel curves for specific weather conditions
    • Flexible, concise and future proofed data collection for emissions reporting including EEOI, ECA, MRV

    BMT SMART Ltd, Spectrum Building, 1600 Parkway, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AH, United Kingdom.

    Tel:  +44 (0)1489 889260. / Email:



    Dorian LPG

    Dorian LPG is a pure-play LPG shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently has four modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel on the water. Dorian LPG has 18 ECO VLGC newbuildings due for delivery in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from HHI and Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Ltd., including the 13 that it acquired from Scorpio Tankers. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, London, and Piraeus.Dorian LPG is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands.




    Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. With a rich heritage spanning more than 35 years, Inmarsat enables the maritime industry to stay connected with its highly-reliable broadband satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services. Driving innovation in communications, Inmarsat is continually investing in new technology to shape the future of the connected ship and build maritime communities. When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to enhance operational efficiency, promote crew welfare and maximise safety at sea. 



    INTERSCHALT Maritime Systems

    INTERSCHALT maritime systems GmbH, based in Hamburg and Flensburg (Germany), provides cutting edge software solutions for carriers such as loading computer MACS3 and stowage planning software StowMan as well as fleet performance management software Bluetracker. In 2017, the INTERSCHALT software division will become part of Navis, Oakland USA




    Under a strong competitive environment, Greek companies that manufacture and export marine equipment of high technological added value have decided to join their forces. In order to achieve their planning for a powerful opening and potential exporting to shipyards, they moved on to form HEMEXPO – Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters.

    HEMEXPO involves the larger marine equipment companies in Greece and thereby strengthens the links between the industry’s leading companies through sharing of market intelligence, providing a vehicle for greater cooperation with ship-owners and shipyards.



    Mobile Technology

    Mobile Technology was founded in 2003 by established counterparts of the Computing Engineering field. The company offers a wide range of Data Collection Systems and Mobile Computer Systems for industrial environments and delivers complete and effective mobile solutions aiming at the following business processes : Route Accounting, Proof of Delivery, Field Service, Warehouse Management, Retail, Law Enforcement and RFID. Namely, Mobile Technology merchandizes electronic AIDC equipment and network communication systems specializing in Automatic Data Collection. Moreover, it provides full technical support, spare parts and expandable supplies of products originated from international pioneers like INTERMEC TECHNOLOGIES. The company undertakes the development, installation and support of mobile solutions directly aiming at the improvement of business processes and the enhancement of productivity.




    NAVTOR is a market leader in the provision of innovative e-navigation solutions, services and technology for the maritime sector.

    All of NAVTOR’s products and services are developed in line with the company philosophy of simplifying tasks, increasing efficiency and improving operations. Through the application of cutting edge digital technology, NAVTOR’s team makes life easier for navigators, and safer, clearer and more efficient for shipowners and operators.

    The firm was established in 2011 and is headquartered in Egersund, Norway, with subsidiaries in St Petersburg, Russia (NAVTOR Russia LLC), Singapore (NAVTOR Singapore Ltd. Ptd.), Japan (NAVTOR Japan K.K.) and Sweden (NAVTOR NAUTIC AB).



    Propulsion Analytics

    Propulsion Analytics is an innovative company in the area of performance monitoring and energy efficiency for the maritime industry and has been set up with the vision to apply state-of-the-art technology in helping the world shipping community deliver cleaner, cheaper and safer transport of people and goods. Propulsion Analytics offers products and services focusing on engine performance monitoring, through the use of virtual models and smart data analytics, for performance assessment, fault diagnosis and optimisation in service. The company is rapidly expanding its activities in Greece and abroad, already serving a wide range of needs in the shipping industry, ranging from large containership operators to tanker and bulker companies.




    RISK4SEA objective is to foster Safety and Environmental Excellence by minimizing inspection risk and enhancing the quality and reputation of any ship or operator. We will gather, assess and analyse information available from various sources to provide the necessary insight and analytics in order to prepare company and ships for port calls.




    SKILL4SEA is a new service range consisting of the following:

    • CBT Library
    • Ship Specific Familiarisation
    • Tailor Made CBT
    • Skills Assessment





    SpecTec is a multinational company established in 1985, specialised in the offering of Asset Management Software and services for the Maritime and Energy markets. Our software AMOS (Asset Management Operating System) meets the most demanding Fleet Management processes. AMOS is the best choice for Maintenance, Procurement, Quality, Safety, Crewing software.




    SQE MARINE is the dedicated Consulting Services Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE MARINE is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Consulting, operating a DNV–GL Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management system.

    At a glance:

    • Established 1998
    • 10,000 plus Ship Manuals Developed
    • 500 plus Management Systems Developed
    • 1000 Plus Clients served




    SQE ACADEMY is the dedicated Training Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE ACADEMY is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Training, operating a DNV-GL Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management system.

    Offering at a glance:

    • 45+ Safety, Quality & Environmental related courses
    • Open Courses, In House Courses, Distance & E-learning
    • 10,000 plus Training Delegates



    SRH Marine Electronics

    SRH Marine Electronics S.A. is a well-established company in the maritime market since 1996 offering full services on sales, technical support and training for Navigation (including e-Navigation integrated solution), Radio communication, Automation, Spares, Retrofit, Repairs, Security, Safety and other marine equipment. It is based in Piraeus.

    It has a growing client list, co-operates with almost all Greek shipping companies, and is supported by a global network of well-known manufacturers and service suppliers, authorized by all major classification societies, while recently has jointly opened with Aage Hempel a new office in Cyprus.

    SRH is the exclusive Thrane & Thrane OSC (Onboard Service Center) in Greece and official representative of more than 30 international brands



    STM Validation

    The STM Validation Project  aims to demonstrate the STM (Sea Traffic Management) concept in large-scale test beds in both the Nordic and Mediterranean Seas, encompassing around 300 vessels, 13 ports and 5 shore based service centres as well as using the European Maritime Simulator Network. The key strategic enablers of STM will be tested and validated. The STM Validation Project has a total budget of approximately 43 million euros. 50% is co-financed by the EU (Connecting Europe Facility/Motorways of the Sea)

    Facts about STM project:

    • Over 50 partners
    • 13 countries.
    • Private, public and academic sector involved
    • 43 million Euro budget
    • Co-financed by the European Union.
    • Starting 2015 and running till the end of 2018



    Tototheo  Group

    Tototheo Group is one of the first and considered as the leading supplier of high-quality sophisticated on-board electronic equipment in Cyprus. With the headquarters strategically located in Limassol and offices in Athens, Singapore and Dubai, the Group continues to grow with new locations and services offered worldwide. As an active member of the Cyprus Shipping Community, Tototheo is a member of several local and international organizations. Sharing knowledge and experiences is a basic principle of the company which allows us to grow, dynamically respond to the market needs and even foresee and affect trends and changes.

     Established in Limassol the Group specializes in innovative, efficient and functional solutions in the fields of satellite and radio communication, automation, navigation systems, ship repairs and spare parts supply. Every day we support our customers with the supply and installation of high quality on-board electronic equipment, maintenance and integration engineer duties, security and surveillance for the equipment in use, online tracking solutions and management tool, consultancy services.

    Our fast and reliable service through a world-wide network of qualified partners and branches along the international shipping routes enables us to serve merchant fleets, the offshore industry, the fishing industry and governmental organizations.




    Transas offers best-in-class navigation systems and integrated bridge solutions, recognised training and simulation solutions, renowned VTMS and coastal surveillance systems, fleet and port management systems, onboard and individual decision support systems for professional crew and pilots, as well as popular applications for leisure and the marine mass market. Transas operates more than 20 proprietary regional offices as well as its network of partners serving Transas customers globally. Being a trendsetter and visionary for the market over the last 25 years Transas promotes its own concept of e-Navigation as the future model for Marine IT integrating all elements of the marine industry and all systems into one information environment.




    Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.

    In 2015, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.



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    • Thank you for your interest in the 2017 SMART4SEA Conference & Awards!

      ONLINE Registration for this event will be open till Monday 30th of January 2017, 12:00 GMT.

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      1. Event Details: SMART4SEA Conference & Awards is scheduled for TUE 31st of January 2017 on Eugenides Foundation, Athens. It will be an afternoon event from 14:00 to 19:00 followed by cocktail reception. Organizers reserve the right to alter/change any part of the program/ event for any reason.
      2. Costs: Event participation is FREE of charge including attendance of the event and beverages/snacks offered. Attendance Certificates and Presentations will be available at SAFETY4SEA subscribers after the event.
      3. Registration: All registrations will be confirmed by reply e-mail. There will be a reminder e-mail closer to the event for all registrations to the e-mail specified in the registration Form.
      4. SMART4SEA Awards: Award ceremony will be take place before the closing of the conference.
      5. Co-ordination with Organisers: Participation in the forum implies full co-ordination in line with instructions provided by organisers before and during the conference (including registration) at the venue.
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  • Who Should Attend

    This is a must attend event for all companies and individuals interested in Safety Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:

    • Ship owners
    • Ship Manager Company Staff (Technical, Marine, Operations, Safety & Quality)
    • Maritime professionals
    • Regulatory & government authorities
    • Flag state representatives
    • Classification societies representatives
    • Marine Insurers & P&I Executives
    • Experts on information technologies (IT) onboard
    • Other relevant with smart technologies Industry Organizations/ Executives/ Experts

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    General Information

    Who can I contact for more information on the event?
    Please contact the organisers directly at e-mail: info [at] sqemarine [dot] com


    How do I register?
    To register you should fill in the online registration form and follow the instructions contained in the Registration Form.

    Is the event free to attend for the delegates?
    Attendance to the event is FREE subject to online registration. In case you are interested, please complete the online registration form and confirm with the organizers. FREE attendance includes coffee, snacks and drinks during breaks plus lunch at the event venue. Attendance does NOT include accommodation and/or traveling or parking which should be paid in by the delegates as decided/applicable. Speaker Presentations, Conference DVD and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event, at no additional cost, ONLY to SAFETY4SEA Subscribers.

    What happens if I am unable to attend despite being registered?
    Appreciate if you could inform the organisers by e-mail as soon as possible before the event.

    At the event

    Where is the event being held and how do I get there?
    The event location is Eugenides Foundation, Athens. You may find instructions here

    What happens when I get to the event venue?
    When you arrive at the event please go to the registration desk and collect your badge which should be worn at all times. Welcome coffee and snacks are available during registration and breaks.

    After the event

    How may I evaluate and comment on the event?
    You may comment with the organisers at any time, during or after the event. Furthermore an event evaluation form will be available online after the event to complete anonymously any comments you may have.

    How can I order Speaker Presentations, Conference DVD or Certificates of Attendance?
    Speaker Presentations and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event, at no additional cost, ONLY to SAFETY4SEA Subscribers. Conference DVD may be available at additional cost to those interested.

    Please contact the organisers directly at e-mail: info [at] sqemarine [dot] com


    The Eugenides Foundation was established in 1956 as a non-profit-making legal entity in private law. Its purpose was to implement the wishes expressed in the last testament of the late Eugenios Eugenides, a benefactor of the Greek nation. Registered and based in Athens, its founding charter states that its objective is to contribute to the education of young Greeks in science and technology.


     The Foundation’s fully renovated Auditorium can seat 500 persons. With a surface area of 300 square metres it is a distinctive and prestigious venue, ideal for conferences, presentations and official functions requiring seating arranged in amphitheatre layout. Both stalls, entered from the first floor, and circle, entered from the second floor, are guaranteed to impress the visitor. The Auditorium has an elevated, permanent stage, with panel seating for 11 persons and a podium. There are four fully equipped interpreting booths and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Where required, sound and vision can be shared with the adjacent lecture rooms – allowing more than 1,000 persons to attend a single event.

    Around the Auditorium, on both first and second floors, there are five rooms available for parallel proceedings, as well as adaptable spaces ideal for exhibitions and conference catering.

    You may see access instructions here.


    Organizers are co-ordinating with Metropolitan Athens, a deluxe hotel situated next to Eugenides Foundation, the venue of the event. For any queries regarding accommodation you are kindly requested to contact:

    Reservations department: 
    or Tel: [+30] 210 9471000
    or visit Metropolitan Athens Website

    We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

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