The MFE Center brought the greetings from the Orient to Athens, the City of Jasmine, and made its debut on Posidonia 2016 on 6-10 June. Under the auspices of Ministry for Shipping and Island Policy of Greece, Municipality of Piraeus, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and Union of Greek Shipowners, the previous 24 sessions of Posidonia have all been successful, making it the biggest and the most prestigious maritime event with the largest turnout. In the 25th Posidonia held in 2016, more than 1,800 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 89 countries flocked to Athens for intensive business talks.
“Despite the difficulties in both the national and global economic environment, Greek shipping managed to maintain its leading position at international level”, the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras said while inaugurating Posidonia 2016. He also stressed that Greece’s shipping sector can serve as a growth model for other sectors of the economy, and that Greece’s will play into its strengths and work with other countries to guarantee the prospects of establishing the country as the commercial gateway to Europe for many products and services.
The MFE Center attaches much importance to Posidonia 2016. Executive Chairman Ben Zhang and President Wu Zhihai, personally led a delegation to Athens. In addition to exhibiting its services on the fair, the MFE Center also actively involved in activities organized by British Embassy in Greece, Zhoushan Municipality, Braemar, and Clarkson. Through these efforts, its third-party platform that helps companies to cut cost and increase business opportunity was approved and acknowledged by international shipping community.
In Posidonia 2016, the MFE Center booth featured 2016 Shanghai International Shipping Week, which will take place at Pudong side of the former site of 2010 Shanghai Expo from 11 to 14 September. The three-day event, hosted by the MFE Center along with City of London, Maritime London, Netherlands, and other countries, is an opportunity for international shipping community to network, exchange and collaborate through the 7th ISSDF and dozens of seminars, workshops and gala dinners.
The MFE Center looks forward to welcoming you in Shanghai in September 2016.