About Conference

The main aim of conference is to show the new possibilities of development of trade shipping, oil and gas industries in Cyprus for business from Russian and Eastern Europe countries.

EASTERN EUROPE AND RUSSIA FORUM WILL TAKE PLACE IN LIMASSOL, CYPRUS THE 19TH JUNE 2018, FOR THE SECOND TIME.

Since the beginning of millennium, economic conditions in Russia and neighboring countries have evolved and matured significantly. Whilst economic sanctions limit cooperation in certain areas between economies, business cooperation prospers and new opportunities arise year on year.

With a great honour we invite you to participate in the event.

Speakers and participants that will be invited to attend the forum include representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia, representatives from Cyprus shipping authorities, professional communities, shipping experts, and corporate institutes serving the shipping industry.

GENERAL PARTNERS

Speakers

Natasa Pilides Natasa Pilides Deputy Minister of Shipping of Cyprus
Captain Eberhard Koch Captain Eberhard Koch President of Cyprus Marine Club
Chairman, CEO and a Partner of Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping Group.
Anna Vourgos Anna Vourgos Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Chairman of Public Relations Committee and Acting President of WISTA Cyprus
George Papanastasiou George Papanastasiou Managing Director and General Manager of VTT Vasiliko Ltd, a subsidiary of VTTI B.V.
Captain Maxim Sharov Captain Maxim Sharov Operations Manager - SCF Management Services (Cyprus)
Helge Quehl Helge Quehl CEO & President of SWISS PREMIUM GROUP AG, Zug/Switzerland
Volodymyr Bogatyr Volodymyr Bogatyr Senior partner - Bogatyr and Partners Advocates
Previous Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Markus Wenker Markus Wenker Head of Ship Finance Hellenic Bank
Antigoni Fakonti Antigoni Fakonti Antigoni Fakonti - Partner of Polakis Sarris & Co LLC
Nicos Attas Nicos Attas Marine Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas Cyprus
Tassos Procopiou Tassos Procopiou Partner in the Consulting department of PwC Cyprus
Sotiris Kambanellas Sotiris Kambanellas Advisory Board at [bluester] and President of YoungShip Cyprus
Constas Hadjevangeli Constas Hadjevangeli Founder & Managing Partner of Hadjivangeli & Partners LLC
Sergey Chudinov Sergey Chudinov Founder and owner MCIBA Co.
Natasa Pilides
Natasa Pilides Deputy Minister of Shipping of Cyprus
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Captain Eberhard Koch
Captain Eberhard Koch President of Cyprus Marine Club
Chairman, CEO and a Partner of Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping Group.
    Capt. Koch has extensive industry experience as a Captain, Manager and Owner. From 1977-1984 he served as Manager of  Transport / Business Admin for VEBA OEL AG Group (nka EON) and from 1984-2001 he was Managing Director at KrohnShipping Group in Vienna. Capt. Koch joined Oestereichischer Lloyd as a Partner in 1991 and became Chairman and CEO in 2001.
    Active Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber  as well as Vice President of the Cyprus Shipowners Employers Association (CYSEA), Member of the National Working Group for the Promotion of Shipping, Cyprus,  Member of the Advisory Board of  CCS Mediterranean, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Cyprus Maritime Academy, Vice President of the Cyprus German Business Association and President of Cyprus Marine Club
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Anna Vourgos
Anna Vourgos Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Chairman of Public Relations Committee and Acting President of WISTA Cyprus
Aafter completion of her studies in Commercial Operations of Shipping in London in 1987, Anna Vourgos  started her career in marine insurance working as a broker at Lloyd’s of London for two major insurance broking firms. In-between insurance postings Anna worked in shipowning and shipmanagement companies and in 1994, along with Marinos Vourgos, she co-founded Aphentrica Marine Insurance Brokers Ltd, where she is currently responsible for the development, placement and servicing of the company portfolio.

Anna is serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber where she also chairs the Public Relations Committee and she is Acting President of WISTA Cyprus. In the capacity of guest speaker, she is frequently invited to address the marine insurance students at the Cyprus University of Technology, and has been invited to address a number of shipping seminars and other events. Закрыть
George Papanastasiou
George Papanastasiou Managing Director and General Manager of VTT Vasiliko Ltd, a subsidiary of VTTI B.V.
George Papanastasiou worked 26 years for BP in Cyprus, United Kingdom, and other countries, having held various managerial positions within the company including the position of the Head of Country in Cyprus.
He is a mechanical engineer by profession with a HND in Mechanical Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute of Cyprus, a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the City University London and an MSc in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning from Kings College London.

During his career he gained a wide breadth of experience in the oil industry and specifically in the fields of Supply & Logistics, Health, Safety, Security & Environment, Operations & Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Company Governance and Compliance.

Mr. Papanastasiou was appointed as Managing Director and General Manager of VTT Vasiliko Ltd, a subsidiary of VTTI B.V., on the 1st of October 2011 and leads a versatile team of professionals with the aim of constructing and operating the oil storage terminal of the company at Vasilikos area, the biggest foreign investment currently in Cyprus. Закрыть
Captain Maxim Sharov
Captain Maxim Sharov Operations Manager - SCF Management Services (Cyprus)
Mr. Maxim Sharov - Master Mariner, SCF Fleet Operations Manager and SCF Gas Fleet Team Manager

Mr. Sharov has brilliant education. With the mark of excellence he graduated from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy S.-Petersburg, Russia. 1997-2017 passed numerous (more then 10) compatibility studies (incl. OPTIMOOR® analysis)

Work experience:
1997-2005 – from 3rd Officer to Chief Officer on various vessels
2005-2009 – Master for BERGESEN and then for UNICOM-NOVOSHIP-UNICOM
Jun-2007 – SAR operation – 41 men survived in mid-Atlantic
July 2009 – January 2013 – HSSE Superintendent (Unicom) assigned to LNG/LPG fleet team
January 2013 – December 2015 – Unicom Fleet G (LNG/LPG) Operation Superintendent
January 2016 – present SCF Fleet Operations Manager, concurrent service as Gas Fleet Manager at SCF Management Services

Mr. Sharov is married, has two daughters and son
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Helge Quehl
Helge Quehl CEO & President of SWISS PREMIUM GROUP AG, Zug/Switzerland
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Volodymyr Bogatyr
Volodymyr Bogatyr Senior partner - Bogatyr and Partners Advocates
Previous Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Senior partner - Bogatyr and Partners Advocates
Honored Lawyer of Ukraine
Ph.D. in law
Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, 2007–2011
 
Areas of Experience
Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Fraud Investigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Law Enforcement Intelligence, Global Litigation and Enforcement, Transnational Litigation and Foreign Judgments, Internal Investigations, Government investigation, Government Relations, Constitutional Law, Shipping legislation, Elections, Lobbying, Offshore and Fiduciary Management, Intellectual Property and Trademark
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Markus Wenker
Markus Wenker Head of Ship Finance Hellenic Bank
Markus Wenker is the Head of Ship Finance of Hellenic Bank. Prior to joining Hellenic Bank in 2016, Mr. Wenker worked for HSH Nordbank, most recently as a Senior Restructuring Manager in the bank’s shipping restructuring practice, focussed on international shipping companies. He has been active in ship finance since 2005, when he became a member of the Greek clients desk of HSH Nordbank’s shipping division.


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Antigoni Fakonti
Antigoni Fakonti Antigoni Fakonti - Partner of Polakis Sarris & Co LLC
Antigoni Fakonti - Partner of Polakis Sarris & Co LLC

Following her studies (Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master’s in Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Bristol, UK), she became a qualified lawyer and member of the Cyprus Bar Association. Since then she has gained additional professional qualifications in tax, finance, AML and mediation.
She is especially active and highly visible in the fields of corporate, finance, shipping and energy/oil and gas law, international wealth management and planning and international tax structuring. She regularly deals with large complex multi-sourced project financings and securities structures, International Public Offerings (IPOs), cross-border mergers, oils and gas tenders, shipping financing, vessels acquisitions and sales. She has also engaged in the incorporation and licensing of funds(AIFs) as well as bank’s branches and subsidiaries in Cyprus.
Antigoni has an active presence in academic and professional body organisations. She is an Associate Lecturer of the University of Central Lancanshire (UClan) Cyprus and member of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (ACIArb).

She is the author of articles published in business magazines, co-author of legal texts and books and has been a speaker and panelist in several conferences in Cyprus and abroad.
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Nicos Attas
Nicos Attas Marine Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas Cyprus
Nicos Attas is the Marine Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas Cyprus, one of the leading IACS classification societies and he is responsible for the marine and offshore division in Cyprus.

He holds a Master’s degree (Diplom-Ingenieur) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. He has extensive experiences in the certification and classification of ships and offshore structures as well as with the implementation of IMO ship safety and pollution prevention requirements and regulations.

Besides working for Bureau Veritas, he served in the past for 19 years with the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping, and he represented Cyprus in IMO and other international, EU and regional maritime bodies, including EMSA.
Furthermore, he holds several professional qualifications, and among others he is a qualified Marine Surveyor, Lead Auditor for Marine Management Systems (ISM/IPSP), Lead auditor for Quality Management Systems ISO 9001/ISO14001 and authorized MLC Inspector.
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Tassos Procopiou
Tassos Procopiou Partner in the Consulting department of PwC Cyprus
Tassos Procopiou is Partner in the Consulting department of PwC Cyprus.
He has 24 years of experience in vast service offerings including formulation and implementation of Information Technology and Cyber Security strategies and providing advice on e-business matters to a number of clients in all areas of economic activities.
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Sotiris Kambanellas
Sotiris Kambanellas Advisory Board at [bluester] and President of YoungShip Cyprus
Sotiris Kambanellas is the Advisory Board at [bluester] and President of YoungShip Cyprus.
An experienced Shipping professional with knowledge and experience in Business, Finance, and Controlling with Shipowning and Shipmanagement companies.  Holder of a degree in Accounting and Finance, the professional title ACCA and member of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).

Actively involved with the international Shipping industry participates as the President of YoungShip Cyprus, sub-committee member at Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Advisory Board member at MaRITeC-X and other organizations. Passionate about new technologies and disruptive ideas, always welcoming and embracing change.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kambanellassotiris
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Constas Hadjevangeli
Constas Hadjevangeli Founder & Managing Partner of Hadjivangeli & Partners LLC
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Sergey Chudinov
Sergey Chudinov Founder and owner MCIBA Co.
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Programm

FIST DAY: SHIPPING

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

First section. ...

Moderator
09:00 – 09:10

Welcome address

09:10 – 09:35

Theme: VTTI placing Cyprus on the oil trading map

George Papanastasiou – Managing Director and General Manager of VTT Vasiliko Ltd, a subsidiary of VTTI B.V.
09:35 – 9:55

Theme: Traditional Ship Finance and the Cypriot Contribution

Markus Wenker - Head of ship finance Hellenicbank
09:55-10:15

Theme: Why Cyprus?

Anna Vourgos - Member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Acting President of WISTA Cyprus
10:15 – 10:45

Questions and answers

10:45 – 11:00

First coffee-break

Second section. ...

Moderator
11:00 – 11:20

Theme: Decline of bank financing for shipping causes a need of alternative funding "What are the opportunities?"

Helge Quehl - CEO & President of SWISS PREMIUM GROUP AG, Zug/Switzerland
11:20 – 11:40

Theme: Russian and Eastern Europe Investments in Cyprus Shipping

Captain Eberhard Koch - President of Cyprus Marine Club, Chairman, CEO & Partner of Österreichischer Lloyd Shipping
11:40 – 12:00

Theme: Deputy Ministry of Shipping adress

Natasa Pilides - Deputy Minister of Shipping of Cyprus
12:00-12:30

Questions and answers

12:30 – 13:30

Buffet lunch

Third section. ...

Moderator
13:30 – 14:00

Theme: Cyprys – Legal gates in Post-soviet countries

Volodymir Bogatyr, Senior partner Bogatyr and Partners Advocates, Previous Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine

14:00 – 14:30

Theme: SCF Management Services: Experience gained in the Large-Scale Projects in the Russian North to apply in the Eastern Mediterranean

Captain Maxim Sharov - Operations Manager of SCF Management Services (Cyprus)
14:30 – 15:00

Questions and answers

15:00 – 15:15

Second coffee-break

Forth section. ...

Moderator
15:15–15:35

Theme: Digital Initiatives by Bureau Veritas to increase efficiency and reduce operational costs and risks

Nicos Attas - Marine Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas Cyprus
15:35– 15:55

Theme: Cyber security in shipping operations

Tassos Procopiou - Partner in the Technology department of PwC Cyprus
15:55-16:15

Theme: “Cyprus – A prominent shipping market, overcoming the challenges and the future with Russia”

Antigoni Fakonti - Partner of Polakis Sarris & Co LLC
16:15 – 16:45

Questions and answers

16:45 – 17:00

Sum up

17:00 – 18:00

Cocktail and closing fourchette

SECOND DAY: OIL & GAS

Fivth section.

Sixth section. ...

Seventh section ...

Eith section ...

Exhibition

Guests and participants of EE&R Shipping Forum will be offered to visit the EE&R Maritime Exhibition and find out more about goods, services and trading possibilities.
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The Law Firm Hadjivangeli & Partners LLC was founded by Costas E. Hadjivangeli with headquarters in Nicosia, Cyprus. The firm is regarded as one of the fastest-growing international business law firms in Cyprus. With a vast spectrum of practice and view on key industry sectors the Firm deals with all aspects of corporate, business and commercial law, also in shipping business, at national, European and international levels.

With solid reputation for excellence and diligence in the profession, the firm provides dynamic services to its clientele. Our multinational team  includes  qualified lawyers, legal - tax consultants, administrators and paralegals, all devoted in providing legal advice with. Our legal team speaks the following languages:  Russian, English, Bulgarian and Greek.
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Cymare Shipmanagement Ltd has been established in 2012 as a private ship management company operating from Larnaca, Cyprus. The company now deeply entrenched in the shipping business activities providing a competitive, quality assured full scope of ship management services, striving for sustainable and dynamic growth. We build enduring relationships with ship owners and selected partners by integrating uncompromising professionalism, honesty, integrity and ethical conduct at every stage of our businesses. Cymare primarily specialises in management and operation services of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers and in transportation of LPG products, related gases and chemical gases.

Also, the company has experience and expertise in managing oil and chemical tankers, bulk carriers and containerships including technical, crew and commercial management. The company's key operations are managed by an experienced and highly qualified team with a combined experience of almost a hundred years in ship operation and management. The core of our approach begins with adopting innovative measures, smart practices and forward thinking to remain competitive in the market and creating a clear connection between passion and performance in everything we do in shipping.

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Island Oil (Holdings) Limited

Founded in 1992, the company primarily dealt with the physical supply and trade of marine fuels and lubricants. Island Oil was quickly embraced by the industry and was entrusted by blue-chip clients from local and international shipping markets, building a strong reputation as a reliable partner-supplier. Island Oil Limited was the spearhead of what eventually evolved into Island Oil (Holdings) Ltd, a group of companies which currently employ approximately 300 shore and sea personnel, operating in 7 countries.

The group's activities expanded to include physical supply and trade of marine fuel oil, marine spare parts and equipment, shipping agency services, domestic fuel supply, ship-ownership and management of 10 small oil IMO 2 & 3 oil-tankers and 1 LPG/c.
Headquartered in Limassol, the company has physical supply stations in Cyprus, Romania and Israel, share-holding in a fuel depot in Ukraine and additional offices in Piraeus, Constanta, Odessa, Nice, Haifa and Singapore.


Today, Island Oil is a major recognised player in the global bunker market. This has been achieved through a client-oriented approach, strong financial management, controlled growth and a highly skilled team of professionals. Island Oil is a member of IBIA, CYMEPA and the Cyprus Shipping Chamber.

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Anastasiou Consulting Agencies Ltd.

Our goal is to help the employers choose the right person in the right position and help them obtain the right knowledge and skills for this position.

Our services:

Recruitment services

  • Qualified workers
  • Immigration & Migration services
  • Permanent Residence
  • Cyprus Citizenships
  • Experienced housemaids/Nurses/Caretakers
  • Training
  • HR strategies
  • Legal and consulting services
  • Pay roll systems/ Provident fund
  • Government funding programs for recruitment and supporting companies
  • General Services


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During 2000—2010th and especially in the last 4 years economical surface in Russia and her neighbor countries has changed sigaThe year is nearing its end, and if I had to guess off the top of my head, I’d say I’ve been to more than 20 marketing conferences and events around the country as a keynote speaker or an attendee in 2016 alone. It’s a little exhausting traveling so often, but honestly, I love the opportunities I have to speak to audiences and connect with attendees and other speakers.

But the reason I speak to audiences isn’t because it brings me unparalleled joy (though I do enjoy it). Speaking at conferences brings real opportunity to my company: Conferences were Influence & Co.’s second-highest source of new clients in 2015, and they give me and my team the chance to strengthen relationships with partners and influencers face to face.nificantly. Despite economic sanctions, one will have to admit the growth business cooperation, arising in this region in recent period of time.

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Address

Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol
Amathounta Avenue 194 Amathus Avenue,
Αγ. Τύχων 4533 25 832000
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