Annual Meeting


Unfortunately we have to postpone the 4th Annual Meeting of EISAP

to May 2022, 10 to 13.

4th Annual Meeting of EISAP 2020 - Program

‘EUROPEAN SHIPPING - steaming into the twenties’

Wednesday MAY 13


WISTA Atlantic Forum 2020 

‘Want sustainability and growth? Let’s talk Gender Equality and Education’

- Quality of the Maritime Education in Portugal - 

- Development of Partnerships for Gender Equality - 

- Company Policies in Regards to Gender -


Welcome Speech: EMSA representative (tba) / Opening Speech: Carla Olival, WISTA Portugal President

Moderator: Joni Francisco, Media Advisor Ministry of Internal Affairs (tbc)


Hugo Bastos, Technical Manager Mystic Cruises

Maria José Santana, Administrator at Grupo Sousa

Prabhat Jha, Group Managing Director and CEO at MSC Shipmanagement Limited (tbc)

José Duarte Pedroso, Director General of Education, Portuguese Government (tbc) 

Angie Hartman, Exc. Vice President - Crew Affairs Starbulk, WISTA Hellas President

Antonio Oliveira, Technical Manager Transinsular (tbc)

Despina Theodosiou, WISTA International President (tbc)

Claudia Monteiro, MEP from PSD madeira (tbc)

Cristina Alves, CEO of Portline (tbc)

EMSA Representative (tbn)

Closing Speech: Carla Olival, WISTA Portugal President


Location: EMSA - European Maritime Safety Agency, Cais do Sodré, 1249-206 Lisbon



‘Portugal and the shipping industry - a successful alliance’

Annual Meeting of EISAP - Opening cocktail at the beach

Robert Lorenz Meyer, President of EISAP and Board Member Ernst Russ AG


Location: Tamariz Summer Club, Rua Olivença, Praia do Tamariz, 2765-289 Estoril

Thursday MAY 14


Opening of the Conference

by Nuno Mendão, Secretary General of EISAP

Location: Sheraton Cascais, R. das Palmeiras Lote 5, 2750-005 Cascais



‘Portugal under its new government’

Welcome speech by Dr. Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, General Assembly of EISAP and Managing Partner of SRS Advogados 



‘A Brief Overview of the Contribution of MAR for the economy of Madeira‘

Roy Spode Garibaldi, Member of the Board at SDM



Dr. Eurico Brilhante Dias, Secretary of State for Internationalization, tbc



The Portuguese Flag Administration moving forward:

José Simão, General Director of DGRM Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services

Ruben Eiras, General Director of DGPM Directorate-General for Maritime Policy

Antonio Moreira, President of the International Shipping Register of Madeira – MAR



‘World of crew-certificates in 2022 - the concept of an imaginary user journey on board a vessel sailing from Europe to Asia, and how e-certificates can facilitate smooth and cost-efficient processes to all stakeholders involved along this journey.’

Prof. Capt. Ralph Becker-Heins, Managing Director Cyprus of Safebridge Cyprus Ltd. 



‘Intelligent Docks for Scrubber und BWTS‘

Jens Mahnke, CEO of CombiTrade GmbH



Networking Galão Break



‘How Amazon and IKEA will shape future shipping’

Keynote Speech: Ralf Garrn, Managing Director of Scope Group



TMS Hamburg Technical Marine Services GmbH

‘The future of Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) and Bio Lubes’



Panel I: ‘EU Regulations – blessings or burdens?’ 

Capt. Keith Obeyesekera, Managing Director at Reederei Nord B.V.

Prabhat Jha, Group Managing Director & CEO at MSC Shipmanagement Limited 

Sushil Goswami from Gujarat National Law University, India


Moderator: Jörg Molzahn, Managing Director of EUROMAR



Lunch at Sheraton Cascais



Keynote Speech: ‘Madeira: Shipping Hub in the Atlantic Ocean’

Pedro Calado, Vice President of Regional Government of Madeira



Keynote Speech: ‘Better OPEX with homeport Madeira’

Christian Kockentiedt, Marine Manager of Heinrich Elbracht Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG



Panel II: ‘Ship Finance – No shipping cluster without shipping finance’

Christian Reinert, Partner of Ince & Co Germany LLP 

Christian Kockentiedt, Marine Manager of Heinrich Elbracht Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG

Miguel Marques, Partner at PWC PricewaterhouseCoopers


Moderator: Dr. Albrecht Gundermann, Managing Director of EUROMAR



Closing - short summary of panels and speeches - view on 2020/21 by Nuno Mendão



followed by Networking Drinks 



End of the Conference




Gala Dinner at Forte da Cruz 

Location: Forte da Cruz, Rua Olivença 13, 2765-262 Estoril

Friday May 15

11:00 Guided visits to 

COMANDO NAVAL – Portuguese Navy Fleet Command and Shipping Centre | NCAGS


13:00 Lunch at Atira-te ao Rio

Location: Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Gingal, n° 69/70, 2800-284 Almada


15:00 ‘Knowing the 7 hills city and its traditions’

Tuk Tuk Tour through Lisbon and Belem


19:30 Dinner in a Portuguese Restaurant in Lisbon, tba

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The Sheraton Cascais Resort is our recommended Hotel, where also the conference will take place. To use our special rate, please make your reservation trough the following link: Reservations at the Sheraton

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