Topic: The restart of the passenger ferry services

TOPIC: The restart of the passenger ferry services.

  • How can we make passengers comfortable with corona safety onboard?
  • How can experience from last year’s spring be used?
  • Could there be a common industry communication about corona safety?
  • Could car travel vs flying be a corona advantage for ferries?
  • Could tourist organisations and ports support a restart?

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Kasper Moos

Vice President at DFDS & Head of Group Passenger

Senior executive at DFDS with more than 20 years of experience in shipping, freight and passenger business covering operational and commercial activities. Previous held positions as Crewing Director & Technical Director (incl. New-building- Major Conversion- and Environmental departments)
Since 2016 heading various Business Units covering Channel (Ro/PAX), Global Passenger activities and Strategic Freight accounts.

Kasper Moos

Vice President at DFDS & Head of Group Passenger
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Matteo Della Valle

Passengers Sales & Marketing Staff Director at GNV

Matteo Della Valle is the GNV Passengers Sales and Marketing Staff Director since February 2021. After the Degrees in Economics at the University of Genoa, He got a PhD in Economics at the same University and afterwards a Master of Science at the Paris School of Economics. After a period of teaching at the University, he worked in the Revenue Management Department of Costa Cruises as Market Analyst. In 2015 he joined GNV as Business Development Manager and in 2017 he also became Trade Managers Coordinator and achieved a Sales&Marketing Executive Master at Bologna Business School. A few weeks ago, he has been appointed as Sales&Marketing Director. He is Marketing Lecturer at the University of Genoa, novelist wannabe and a tennis crazy fan but weak player.

Matteo Della Valle

Passengers Sales & Marketing Staff Director at GNV
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Vassilis Katsaris

Commercial Director of Attica Group

Vassilis Katsaris is, as from 2019, the Commercial Director of Attica Group, a leading maritime group based in Greece.
The Attica Group fleet consists of 32 modern and technologically advanced conventional and high speed vessels, providing high quality transportation services for passengers, private vehicles and rolling cargo. It serves 60 destinations and connects 71 ports in the Greek domestic market, and on the international routes between Greece - Italy and Morocco - Spain, through the brands of Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and Africa Morocco Link (AML).
Being part of the passenger shipping industry as from 1984, he has a 37-year experience in the sector holding previously the position of Chief Commercial Officer of Hellenic Seaways.
He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Hellenic Open University and a Bachelor of Marketing from BCA College.

Vassilis Katsaris

Commercial Director of Attica Group
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Pino Spadafora

Global Commercial Senior Director – Marine

Pino Spadafora currently serves in the marine sector as RINA’s Global Commercial Senior Director and has been living and working in Northern Europe for 17 years to continually enhance the profile of the group throughout the region. His current responsibilities encompass group strategy and external corporate development, both commercially and technically. In terms of group strategy, he is specifically responsible for the rollout across business streams into a global plan and ensuring consistency with the company’s vision and mission. Working closely with RINA’s CEO and individual business streams, his role is to identify potential partners with whom to collaborate to grow and build the business.
Pino has acquired a wealth of experience in fleet management principles, classification services, advisory services, project management, key account management and customer service, including customer retention and satisfaction. He also has excellent knowledge and technical experience of all aspects of the marine industry, including environmental and regulatory matters.

Pino Spadafora

Global Commercial Senior Director – Marine
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