• IGMS-GrC’s cooperation with SIGLA of Stellenbosch University

    US korporatiewe logo stack vertikaal_CMYKThe IGMS-GrC proudly announces an agreement for cooperation with the Maritime Hub of the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA). SIGLA is a research institute of Stellenbosch University located with the Faculty of Military Science, Saldanha, South Africa. 


  • Intellectual Property Rights & the Naval Architect Seminar 2016

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are an increasingly important part of a company’s value. As developed countries move to knowledge based economies, protection of IPR becomes both more difficult and more important for designer, particularly in a more competetive market.  In a global marketplace, international protection of IPR is complex and generally not well understood in sectors of the maritime industry.

    The one-day Seminar on IPR and the Naval Architect will provide designers, and others involved in the marine industry, with an understanding of IPR law and the extent to which it protects inventions and designs.  The seminar will consist of a number of sessions in which presentations on various aspects of IPR will be given by experts and practictioners, followed by discussion.

    22 June 2016, RINA HQ, London, UK

    For more details, visit http://www.rina.org.uk/IPR_Seminar_2016.html

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    Tourism training workshop in DPRK

    IMG_0653Mr. Panagiotis Ktenas, member of the executive board of IGMS GrC, attended as a lecturer the tourism workshop that took place in DPRK (North Korea) from 14 to 21/05/2016. During this short period, workshop leaders had the opportunity to travel to Wonsan region with a goal to examine area’s tourist attractions and how they can be further developed. The workshop seminar of a total duration of three days was housed in Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang.  Mr. Ktenas had the opportunity in 2 subsequent sessions  to analyse the future of coastal marine tourism development of Wonsan region, giving a special emphasis to the threats and opportunities that arise due to global trends and domestic peculiarities. A Q & A session followed where the opportunity was given to the audience in raising and resolving any questions. During break sessions, Mr. Ktenas had the opportunity to discuss with participants about the work of IGMS GrC and provide a better understanding of its mission and vision. Future cooperation has been investigated in a variety of fields of common interest. All sides agreed that proper training is a “must” for any nation to progress. A warmth visit has been finalised with a promise to be repeated in the near future.

  • Efkranti Awards 2016

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    The Efkranti Awards’ ceremony, which was organized by Nafftika Chronika, took place at the Aikaterini Laskaridis foundation on Wednesday May 18th, 2016. This year’s awards coincided with Naftika Chronika’s 85th year of circulation. The recipients of the Efkranti awards were:

    • Mylaki Shipping Agency Ltd and Seaven Group
    • Greek Orthodox Charity Organization
    • David Glass, Gill Whitaker, Nigel Lowry
    • Tasos Ziaskas
    • Capt. Dimitris Mattheou
    • Eugenidis Foundation
    • Hellas Liberty Friends’ Association
    • Nikolaos and Aliki Vlassopoulou

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  • MIT Shipping Event


    From our participation at the successful MIT shipping event that took place at the Eugenides Foundation on Monday, May 16th.

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    • Mr. George Gratsos on the podium
    • Mr. George Skordilis
    • Mr. Dimitrios Vastarouchas
    • Mr. Constantinos Constantinou
    • Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenides