Tuesday, February 12, 2013

4th Capital Link Shipping Forum: Athens, Wednesday 27 February 2013

You are cordially invited to attend

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Followed by a Networking Cocktail Reception
Hilton Athens - 46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue - Athens, Greece 11528



Capital Link will host its 4th Annual Greek Shipping Forum in Athens on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. This event will not only cover the latest developments and trends in international trade, dry bulk commodities, and the energy markets-framed against the broader backdrop of the global economy-but also review the various funding alternatives for raising capital among listed and private shipping companies. Experts will additionally address effective investment strategies and risk management in today's shipping industry. This year we will present an award-recognizing outstanding leadership within the shipping community.


Capital Link’s Shipping Forums are well-known for their high quality and effectiveness. They are unique marketing and networking events attended by a large and high caliber audience of shipping industry executives, such as owners, commercial and investment bankers, media, and a wide range of other industry participants.

”Navigating Through Challenges and Opportunities”
By Mr. John Platsidakis
Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos

Presented by
Professor Costas Th. Grammenos, Pro Vice-Chancellor
City University London, Cass Business School

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bracewell & Giuliani
  • Cass Business School
  • Citi
  • Clarkson Capital Markets
  • Credit Suisse
  • DVB Group
  • Ernst & Young
  • Global Marketing Systems, Inc. (GMS)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Intercargo
  • Jefferies
  • Knight Capital Americas, L.P.
  • Moelis
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Northern Fund Mgmt. of America LLC
  • NYSE Euronext
  • Oceanbulk Maritime
  • PwC
  • Twintop Consultants
  • Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • The Global Economy & World Trade
  • Shipping & Bank Financing
  • Driving Efficiency & Effectiveness in a Shipping Organization
  • Investment Opportunities in Shipping Today
  • Green Ship Recycling - Trends & Investment Opportunities
  • Raising Capital in the U.S. Capital Markets - Legal Considerations
  • The U.S. Bankruptcy System: A Legal Perspective
  • Reverse Mergers: Alternative Public Offerings
  • Navigating through Accounting & Regulatory Changes
  • Energy Efficiency - Competitive and Investment Driver
  • Restructuring as an Investment Opportunity
  • Is Capital Markets Open to Shipping Today?
  • Alternative Sources of Ship Finance
  • Investor Attitudes in Shipping

ORGANIZED BY CAPITAL LINK, INC. Athens: +30 (210) 6109 800 | vsiabani@capitallink.com
New York: +1 (212) 661-7566 | ebej@capitallink.com
London: +44 (0)203 206 1322 | imessini@capitallink.com 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Photo of the Day: Waitangi Day and the Maori-Greek Connection

Flashback to 2003...

Evangelos Venizelos,  as Minister of CultureHongis with a Maori Performer of Moana and the Band, at one of the group's performances in Greece for the Cultural Olympiad, in the lead up to the Athens Olympic Games in 2004

The photo is taken from the front cover of Nemecis Magazine at the time

The Hongi is the traditional Maori greeting in New Zealand and is done by pressing noses together. During the Hongi the breath of life is exchanged and the visitor is welcomed as one of the people and no longer a stranger

Wikipedia says the following: When Māori greet one another by pressing noses, the tradition of sharing the breath of life is considered to have come directly from the gods.In Māori fo lklore, woman was created by the gods moulding her shape out of the earth. The god Tāne (meaning male) embraced the figure and breathed into her nostrils. She then sneezed and came to life. Her name was Hineahuone (earth formed woman).
Today is February 6  and the day that the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi is commemorated in New Zealand - the signing of a Treaty passing 'ownership' of Aotearoa ' The land of the Long White Cloud' as the native Maori called New Zealand to the representatives of the British Crown. 

Even though it is the subject of much heated debate, the Treaty of Waitangi is considered as the founding document of New Zealand as a nation, and for that reason it was called New Zealand Day and is a National Holiday. You can read more about the Treaty of Waitangi at Griwis - the New Zealanders in Greece Blog

There has been a lot of discussion recently about the identity of the first people to arrive in New Zealand, with the publication of a book by Noel Hilliam who believes that in fact evidence found in New Zealand suggests the Greeks got to New Zealand first.

I had read Hilliam's findings and then, strangely enough, some months ago, as we were sorting through some old furniture in an Athenian apartment, I discovered a yellowing newspaper in an old trunk that was being thrown out. It was French and my eye fell on a heading which read Mysterious Discovery in New Zealand... The article pictured below,  goes on to describe wall carvings which bore a remarkable resemblance to  the Ancient Greek and Egyptian Galleys...

The Newspaper was  Le Matin and the date of the newspaper, 10 January 1926, nearly 90 years ago!!!

We don't know what the truth is but if our noble ancestors did get there first - imagine if Alexander the Great was among them - it wouldn't surprise us at all. There is a remarkable feeling of kindred spirit among the Maori people and the Greek people. Apart from the extensive use of vowel sounds in both our languages, our two peoples have a lot in common: the joy of living life to the full, the strong sense of family, the respect for the dead, the mythology with Gods taking a central role in creation are just a few of the similarities...

Food for thought? We think so!

Happy Waitangi Day! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Nikos Aliagas Teaches Psy the Original OPA....Syrtaki Style!

Nikos Aliagas teaches Psy to OPA...Syrtaki Style 
at the NRJ Awards in Cannes 
Photo Source: 20 minutes On Line

The stage in Cannes last Saturday night  at the NRJ Awards flooded not just with the Blue and White colours of Greece but with the sounds of Greece too - Mikis Theodorakis' famous Zorba's Dance!

Global Greek
Nikos Aliagas, France's showman extraordinaire, did what he always does so beautifully, he promoted Greece!

Adding his own personal touch - the touch of  Greece - to whatever he does, Nikos succeeded in getting Korean superstar PSY of the-billion-YouTube-clicks OPA Gangnam Style to dance the original OPA -
OPA... Syrtaki Style!!!

All this to the music of Greece's legendary Zorba the Greek! 

A brilliant touch from one of Greece's best and brightest ambassadors in the world! 

Bravo Nikos

Bravo Psy! 

OPA - Syrtaki Style....

Psy dances "Sirtaki" @NRJ Awards από funked00  

At Global Greek World, We ♥ Greece...and it shows! 

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