In his keynote speech, American Hellenic Hull’s CEO, Mr. Ilias Tsakiris, highlighted the need to invest more time, effort, and resources in developing young talent for the industry. He stated: “If we are to honor those remarkable individuals who have made their mark on Greek and world shipping, we have to address the challenge of recruiting the right talent immediately. We must train them under the same principles and values and, in that way, keep alive the spirit of the great Greek shipowners and seafarers. Only if we invest in the next generation can we ensure that Greek shipping will continue to evolve and remain a global leader”.
Greek Shipping Hall of Fame began its life in 2007 as an idea, and today it includes 26 personalities who have made their mark on Greek and world shipping. The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame donated a portion of the event proceeds to the Greek children’s charity, Hellenic Hope (www.hellenic-hope.org), showing once again that the Greek shipping community actively contributes to wider social needs.
At its annual Induction Ceremony & Dinner for 600 guests, AHHIC CEO Ilias Tsakiris was among them, the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announced that George L. Daniolos (1903-1994) and Nicolaos D. Lykiardopulo (1866-1963) have been elected as its two latest inductees.