Programme set for maritime environmental summit

Hamburg will be the global centre of the green and sustainable maritime industry from September 7 to 8, 2010 when the first "global maritime environmental congress (gmec 2010) is held at Congress Centre Hamburg (CCH).

With about three months to go before the start of gmec, the programme of speakers and subjects has been finalised.

gmec 2010 is held on the occasion of SMM, which runs in Hamburg from September 7 to 10, 2010. gmec 2010 will be opened jointly with SMM on the evening of September 6. Both events will be held under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The keynote speaker for the opening ceremony will be Efthimios Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

The chairmen are Micky Arison (Chairman & CEO of Carnival Corporation); Spyros Polemis (Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)) and Dr. Corrado Antonini (Chairman of Fincantieri).

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