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The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties

«The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations»

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance and Research (CEDAR) of UClan Cyprus, the Enterprising British University on the Island, in cooperation with www.allaboutshipping.co.uk and supported by the Hellenic Centre London, are  hosting a  workshop focusing on «The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations».

The workshop will be held on the 29th of April at 18:30 at the Hellenic Centre in London. Dr Loukas Glyptis, Lecturer of Accounting at UCLan Cyprus and descendant of a traditional maritime family from the Greek island of Chios and Dr Panikkos  Poutziouris, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at UCLan Cyprus  will lead  the workshop.

Dr Loukas Glyptis said: “The role of shipping in fostering the national economies of Greece and Cyprus has been vital, as traditional Greek ship-owners have supported the nation in times of hardship and have been the propagators of inimitable maritime expertise and wealth. Nevertheless, Greek shipping families, have been distinguished not only for their entrepreneurial resilience, but equally for their ethos in actively supporting and promoting education, welfare and the Hellenic culture both at home and beyond”.

Professor Panikkos  Poutziouris, co-chairing the workshop also said: “The growth and development of shipping dynasties is emblematic of entrepreneurialism; they have  managed to survive and prosper during the rise and fall of empires, during wars. The odyssey of shipping firms are a ‘compass’  for  the journey of all family businesses and business families”.

The workshop will conclude with an open and panel discussion involving shipping entrepreneurs.

“The Development of Greek Shipping Dynasties: Succession across Generations”

6:30 – 6:35    Welcome (Introduction by hosts)
6:35 – 7:00    “The Development of Greek Shipping: Past, Present, Future”
                         Dr Loukas Glyptis, Lecturer of Accounting, UClan Cyprus
                         Mr John Faraclas, Specialist in Maritime Affairs
7:00 – 7:10    Q&As
7:10 – 7:20    Short Break
7:20 – 7:40    “Building Our Shipping Legacy across Generations: The Successor’s Perspective” Mr George Mouskas, 2nd Generation, Zela Shipping  Ltd
7:40 – 8:00    “The family business continuity plan: 10 commandments”
                         Professor Panikkos Poutziouris (UCLan Cyprus), Expert in the Strategic Development of Family Businesses and Business Families
8:00 – 8:30      Open and Panel Discussion with Shipping Entrepreneurs: Chaired by P. Poutziouris
                           Mr H.J. Fafalios and Mr G. Mouskas
8:30 – 9:00       Wine & canapés