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Lars completed his education in 1991 at the Fredericia-Middelfart Commercial School and completed his shipping education at Julius Mortensen Shipping A/S in Denmark. Lars is married, has three boys and enjoys travelling, sports and skiing.
VP Business Unit of DFDS Business Unit Mediterranean
Finn has been stationed in numerous countries, including Spain, Singapore, and Italy. After the Italian posting, Finn and a colleague started their own marine design and consultancy, Marine Technologies.
In 2003, this was merged with one of the Danish marine industry’s most renowned and respected companies, 1937-founded KNUD E. HANSEN. Finn became Managing Director of the merged group and since then the well-travelled, “old sailor” has thrived in the company's very international atmosphere.
Managing Director KNUD E. HANSEN
Since 2008, Port of Ystad has strengthened its position as Sweden's third largest ferry passenger port. The volumes still increase with new records during the last years, and the port now undergoes a major development as two new ferry berths, for vessels up to 240 meters, are built ready for service January 2021.
CEO at Port of Ystad
She is Member of the Board, Swedish Shipowners' Association, Deputy member of the Board, Finnish Shipowners’ Association, Member of the Board, Åland Chamber of Commerse, Member of the Board, Ålands Sjöfart r.f., Member, Communications Working Group of ECSA (The European Community Shipowners' Association) Member of the Communications Committee, Swedish Shipowners’ Association, Chair of the Communications Committee, Finnish Shipowners' Association.
SVP Corporate Communications, Landbased HR, Sustainability for Viking Line Abp
In co-founding Adonis, Kviteberg saw the need among maritime organizations for more efficient ways of addressing their highly specific HR and operational challenges – from managing multinational workforces to simplifying MLC compliance.
Currently serving as Adonis’s Sales Director, Kviteberg has held a variety of senior marketing and sales positions over the years, which has given him a unique perspective on industry developments, emerging trends, and the ever-changing needs of labor-intensive maritime organizations looking to leverage every edge in improving efficiencies and meeting their business goals.
Today, he’s leading Adonis’s efforts to meet growing market demand for web-based employee self service tools, allowing HR administrators and senior staff more time to attend to more strategic tasks and responsibilities.
Per Ove Kviteberg
CEO of Adonis AS
With 10 freight ferries, including 8 newbuilding’s, Seatruck is also active in the external charter market offering vessels on hire to other ferry operators in Northern Europe.
Alistair studied Transport Management and Planning at Loughborough University and prior to Seatruck was Sales and Commercial Manager for Merchant Ferries.
Seatruck is 100% owned by the Clipper Group based in Denmark.
CEO of Irish Sea operator Seatruck Ferries
He is the Vice President of the Greek Passenger Shipping Association (SEEN) participating as an elected member of the BoD since 2009. In February 2014, he was elected as a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping representing the Passenger Shipping sector.
Being part of the passenger shipping industry as from 1996, he has a 23 year experience in this sector holding previously the position of Authorized Director and CEO of the well – recognized brands BLUE STAR FERRIES and SUPERFAST FERRIES respectively.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the American College of Greece and he further extended his financial educational background in London where he graduated from Cass Business School (City University) holding an MBA degree in Finance.
CEO Attica Group
He started his career in ferry shipping as a booking agent for TT Line and Euroway and Silja Line. After study time he was sales director for a leading forwarding company in the Scandinavian and Continental trade. He was over five years responsible for new business and services of the German FRS Group.
Currently Philip works additional as key account manager for intralogistic solutions and automated vehicles.
He has a bachelor in Business Adminstration and Bachelor Professional of Transport Management. He is member of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Europe Committee.
Jan Philip Eckmann
Ferry Journalist and Consultant
CEO Liknoss Group
New Business Development Manager, Attica Group
Anette came from a position as Commercial and Communication Manager for A.P. Moller – Maersk being responsible for developing and driving the global communication strategy and KPI process, global/local communication plans and performance management.
Prior to this, Anette held various positions in the United Kingdom and Germany. Anette has extensive experiences with internal and external communications as well as with crisis communications to always stay in control and own the story and defend the positive company brand and its values for example as pioneer within green ferry operation.
Anette Ustrup Svendsen was born in 1968, married with one child. She is of Danish nationality and holds two master’s degrees in International Trade and
Business Communication from Copenhagen Business School.
Anette Ustrup Svendsen
Head of Corporate Communications Scandlines
Nordic Managers Booking.com
Area Manager Partner Services Booking.com
Mr. Porfyris is a Civil Engineer in the field of design and construction of infrastructure projects, renewable energy projects and especially photovoltaic systems and sustainable development activities.
CEO of Igoumenitsa Port Authority S.A.
Age: 58 years
Family: Married to Anette for thirty years. Two children, Daniel and Anna.
Leisure time: Is preferably devoted to being in Mollösund and the surrounding area, ideally on the water.
Background: Born and raisedin Mollösund on the Swedish westcoast. Went to sea at the age of 17, studied to sea captain and graduated in 1986. Worked as a mate for a number of years.
Responsible for the construction of new port facilities for Stena Line in 1994 and then responsible for all ports and terminals in Stena Line’s Scandinavian ports.
Continued as Route Director for several of Stena Line’s lines between 1998 and 2008 before becoming head of Stena Line’s Scandinavian Ship management.
In 2009 he became CEO of SOL North Europe Service and in 2014 group Managing Director of Svenska Orient Linien AB.
He has also been a member of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association’s board since 2010, and chairman from 2016 to 2019.
CEO Wallenius Sol Lines
Prior to joining Wagenborg, Ger van Langen was Director Nautical Department for the Province of Zee-land. In this capacity, he was responsible for ferry services across the Western Scheldt Estuary. He has also served a decade as sr. navigation officer on several cruiselines and has over 30 yrs of managerial experience in the cruise and ferry sector.
Van Langen holds a Master Mariner’s degree from the Merchant Marine Academy in Flushing and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has been consultant for the Dutch government for vari-ous ferry projects in the Netherlands. Ger sits on a range of consultive bodies on tourism and leisure at provincial and national levels he is also Secretary of the National Education Body for Ferry Crew
Ger van Langen
Managing Director Wagenborg
In his role, Nicklas is responsible for bringing the best possible solution to each application and each customer, today and in the future. Nicklas has a background in international technology companies where he has engaged with top management on their most important challenges, from strategy through product development to operations. Nicklas has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University, Sweden.
Cavotec is a global engineering group that provides solutions that connect mobile equipment – such as ships or airplanes – to fixed infrastructure and utilities. In the Ports & Maritime industry, Cavotec offers innovative automation and electrification technologies such as automated mooring, shore power, crane electrification, and connection and charging systems.
As the global leader for many solutions, Cavotec supports its customers through the full product lifecycle, from new product development through operations to end of life.
In everything it does, Cavotec works to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world by providing tomorrow’s solutions already today.
Product Manager for Cavotec’s MoorMaster™
The company was established in 1917, and has activities in shipbuilding, ship design, systems and services. Trond’s education is in finances and business administration.
Trond Skodjevåg Bø
Sales Manager ULSTEIN VERFT AS
Business Development Manager of Sefine Shipyard
He has held various technical positions in the navy until 2007, when he started his career in Rolls-Royce Marine as VP Business Development. From 2007 his focus has been on environmental friendly propulsion solutions. Stein Ruben started in Norwegian Electric System in 2015, and has been part of the company’s transformation towards being the world leading supplier of electric/hybrid propulsion systems.
Foto: Trude Brun Wilhelmsen
Stein Ruben Larsen
SVP Sales, Norwegian Electric Systems
Brian Thorsted Hansen
CEO Fjord Lines
Management board Dir. Tallink
The Port of Kristiansand is Norway’s second largest ferry port, and offers 5 sailings per day to the Port of Hirtshals in Denmark. Bernander has been in charge of the new strategy plan for the port setting out an ambition to be Norway most modern and environmental friendly ferry port.
Bernander has also been a member of the Agder county council transport committee, deputy member of the Norwegian Parliament, board member of the regional public transportation company, AKT and member of the North Sea Commission transportation group. Today he holds elected positions as the chair of the committee for industry, climate and environment in the Agder country council, member of the European Policy Forum for the Norwegian government and as a delegate for the North Sea Commission general council.
Chief Marketing Officer Port of Kristiansand
External Relations Manager
Head Naval Architect Knud E. Hansen
A new Annex 13 of the CSS code: A level playing field for Weather Dependent Lashing in to RoPax / RoRo industry
Albert was born in a seafaring family and spend much of his holidays on board his father’s coaster on NW European trades
He attended the Nautical College and served as deck officer with Shell Tankers, Safmarine and Smit Lloyd
After his promotion to Master he served on Anchor Handling Tug /Suppliers and Diving support / Crane vessels in the offshore industry
In 1990 Albert started to work as Project Manager for Rockwater in Norway, a major Offshore Construction company and worked a variety of Marine Projects in the North Sea
A major project was the installation of the Snorre TLP in 300 meters waterdepth, offshore Norway in 1992
After this Albert worked for 8 years in the shipbuilding industry in the north of Holland as yard manager
In 2003 he founded his own company: Siri Marine.
The focus was all about monitoring vessel motions and cargo safety at sea
Since 2003 numerous project were carried out on board vessels and Weather Dependent Lashing on RoPax / RoRo vessels has become one of the main trademarks of Siri Marine
At present more than 90 RoPax / RoRo vessels are fitted out with Siri’s motion monitoring systems and WDL procedures
Most WDL projects have been in the NW European waters (from Portugal/Spain to Norway / Sweden) Expansion into the Mediterranean area is now in progress with a major Italian RoPax operator as the starting client
Since January 1 of this year Siri Marine has been handed over to the next generation, but Albert is still around for some years to come in an advisory and consultancy role
WDL Expert, Siri Marine
KfW is wholly owned by the Federal Republic of Germany. KfW IPEX-Bank is a 100% subsidiary and one of the largest financiers of the Maritime Sector, with a current portfolio of ca. EUR 14bn. As one of the most experienced supporters of the maritime industry worldwide, the Maritime Industries department of KfW IPEX Bank provides financing for European vessel owners, newbuildings from European shipyards and vessels with a substantial part of European content - always with a focus on sustainable ship financing. Contributing to the development of transport infrastructure, KfW IPEX-Bank is also engaged in financings for seaports around the world.
Previously working in the business sectors Shipping, Ports and PPPs, Tanja joined the Maritime Industries department in 2010. In her many years of experience in ship financing, Tanja has been responsible for the customer relationships to numerous ferry companies around the globe. She is currently part of the acquisition and structuring team covering customers from Scandinavia and northern Europe.
Tanja holds a degree in economics from the Universities of Marburg and Giessen.