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Helenic-African Maritime Conference

27 - 28 September, 2022

Intercontinental Hotel, Athenaeum, Athens, Greece.

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The African Shipowners Association (ASA) invites you to her Helenic-African Maritime Conference, theme:

The Sustainable Development of the African Blue Economy

The African Shipowners Association regularly hosts Conferences all over the world. Sometimes these conferences are in collaboration with other Organisation. The Association this year will host a conference in the ancient city of Athens, in a country that has the greatest number of Vessels in the world.

Conference Objective

The Conference aims to address the African Blue Economy Strategy and Implementation guidelines and the possibility of synergy with the African Fleet Development Agenda and the AfCFTA agenda. The Conference will come out with Strategies for the Development of the African Blue Economy as laid out in AFRICAN UNION BLUE ECONOMY STRATEGY PLAN bearing in mind the AfCFTA.

Greece as Venue

His Excellency Ambassador Nicolas Protonotario the first permanent observer of Greece to the African Union, stated that although Greece is going through one of the biggest economic crisis in
modern history, its relations with Africa are and will remain a priority. The Association encouraged by this clear statement of support for the continent and based on the recognition of the Greece as a major maritime country considers Athens as a proper setting for discussions on The Sustainable Development of the African Blue Economy. The Association which has as its core objective development of an African Fleet, will leverage on its presence in Greece to discuss this theme and use Greek Shipping which is one of the cornerstones of the global economy as a case study.


Ambassador Nancy Karigithu
Kenya Special Envoy for Maritime & Blue Economy Affairs; Principal Secretary, State Department for Shipping & Maritime in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works

Keynote Speaker

Ambassador Dr. Paul Adalikwu
Secretary-General, Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA)


Ms. Anene Wodajo
President, Women in the Maritime Sector in East and Southern Africa (WOMESA)


Mr. Nour Benjelloun
Head of Sales Africa, Vessels Value


Mr. Frederick Seidu
Senior Specialist, Intra-African Trade Initiative, African Export–Import Bank (AFREXIMBank)



African Export–Import Bank (AFRREXIMBank)


The Intergovernmental Standing Committee on Shipping (ISCOS) Association for Women in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (WOMESA) Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA) Athena Research and Innovation Center Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA)


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