Webinar: Blue Limassol Forum 2020 “Sustainable Coastal, Marine & Maritime Environment”

Held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus

Limassol Municipality and Frederick University Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce jointly organize the Webinar: Blue Limassol Forum 2020 “Sustainable Coastal, Marine & Maritime Environment”, which will take place online on Friday, May 29 at 17:30. The event is held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.

Blue Limassol Forum is an annual event, established in 2020 by the Mayor of Limassol, Mr Nicos Nicolaides. The Forum aims to air key issues and initiatives directly linked to the Blue Economy, capitalizing upon Limassol's unique characteristics as a leading commercial and shipping centre and a major coastal port city in the SE Mediterranean, as well as promoting maritime and environmental awareness amongst local citizens. This year’s Forum will focus on topics relevant to “Sustainable Coastal, Marine & Maritime Environment”. Invited speakers and participants will discuss initiatives already in place and share examples of good practice to stimulate further dialogue and action demonstrating collaborative environmental leadership and promoting wellbeing in Limassol, our Blue City.

The webinar is free and open to the public. It will be conducted in English. Participants should pre-register here: https://frederick.zoom.us/webinar/register/4315895289547/WN__ySPgrHFRLutC7FbFfd7ZA and will be able to raise questions during the panel discussion.

The event’s keynote speakers and panelists are: Ms Klelia Vasiliou, Environment Commissioner, Mr Prabhat Jha, Group Managing Director, MSC Shipmanagement Limited, Mr Andreas Alvanis, Business Development Executive, Fameline Holding Group, Mr Alexander Alexandrov, Deputy Director-General, Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.), Ms Gina Cohen, Independent Gas Consultant, Author, Lecturer, Technion University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Dr Demetris Kletou, Lecturer, Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce, Frederick University, Dr Angelos Menelaou, Head, Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce, Frederick University, Project Manager, Marlow Navigation Co. Ltd, Mr Ioannis Efstratiou, Head of Marine Environment Unit, Shipping Deputy Ministry, and Mr Panayiotis Agathocleous, Limassol Port Manager, Cyprus Ports Authority.

Welcome addresses will be made by Mr Nicos Nicolaides, Mayor of Limassol, Ms Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus, and Dr Christoforos Charalambous, Vice-President of Frederick University Council.