Day 2 of the WISTA International AGM and Conference in Geneva

Inmarsat Chairman Ben Palmer on the podium

After a unique first day – after the elections, Day 2, being the opening of the conference, began with two keynote addresses: one by WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou-Theodosiou and the other by the Host Country President Maryana Yarmolenko Stober of WISTA Switzerland and General Partner Counsel EMEA, ADM, the three keynote speeches followed.

The first by IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, the second by Sadan Kaptanoglou, outgoing Chairman of BIMCO and CEO of Kaptanoglou Group and Chairman of Turmepa, and the third by Inmarsat Chairman Ben Palmer; all three were warmly applauded by the audience of over 250 people…

The New Energy Landscape was the theme of the first panel moderated by Maryana Yarmolenko, with several varied panelists/specialists; Amb. Nancy Karigithu, Principal Secretary – Department of State for Shipping and Shipping, Kenya, Elsa Pernot, Group HSEC Director, Guvnor Group and our good old friend Monica Kohli, Principal Solicitor at Gard UK, Chair of WISTA-UK and IMA UK (all pictured above) .

What an excellent speech by the IMO’s Director of Legal and External Affairs, the very eloquent Fred Kenney (pictured below).

Will return with a full account; stay tuned with us.


NB: Excellent and more than current photos of Anna Kaparaki

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