Sailor’s Society Announces First Fund Raiser Event In Greece



Athenaeum InterContinental Athens’ Ballroom will be the venue for the first ever fundraiser event on the 15th of October 2015, organised in Greece.

Many companies including the following have accepted the invitation to attend:

  • Acropolis Chartering,
  • American Bureau of Shipping,
  • A M Nomikos,
  • Anangel Shipping Services,
  • Arrow Hellas,
  • Aspida,
  • Bery Martime Inc,
  • Chios Navigation(Hellas),
  • Epirotiki Lines S.A,
  • GAC World, GasLog Ltd,
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP,
  • Laskaridis Shipping Co.,
  • Marine Traffic,
  • Propeller Club and
  • Watson Farley & Williams.

In keeping with IMO’s theme for the year, this event will highlight the society’s first ever Greek maritime scholarship programme for aspiring seafarers.

The agenda for the festivities are- drinks reception at the foyer followed by a silent auction to raise funds for marine scholarship programmes, dinner and live music.  The maritime scholarships on offer are in collaboration with many training colleges including in Singapore, Philippines and the UK.  This will be the first time the charity will provide maritime students with scholarships in Greece.

The partaking companies look forward to enhancing and build better business networks.  Acropolis Chartering, Aspida, JLJ Maritime S.A, Athens and Chios Navigation will be the main sponsors for the event.

CEO of Acropolis Chartering & Shipping Inc., Stavros Liaros is quoted to have said: “Sailors’ Society is a great organisation with a proven record of their work helping sailors globally and Greece is a country with the biggest fleet worldwide.  So it is a great pleasure for Acropolis to sponsor this important event, and to help raise awareness and funds to give back as much possible to the sailors that are key to the success of our shipping industry.”

Source: Sailors’ Society