In celebration of Posidonia 2012 the West of England held its traditional lunchtime reception at the Yacht Club of Greece on 5th June.
Posidonia is a bi-annual shipping exhibition in Athens and sees almost 17,000 visitors from around the world, reflecting the importance of Greece as a focal point of the global shipping industry.
450 guests from the Greek and international shipping community were welcomed by Mr Mathew Los, Chairman of the Club, Peter Spendlove, Managing Director, and Ian Clarke, CEO of the Club’s Piraeus office. Attendees included Board Members Tatiana Petalas of Carras (Hellas), Paul Gripari of N J Goulandris, Loucas Tsangarides of Olympic Agencies and Iacovos Perantinos of Atlantic Bulk Carriers. Guests were hosted by Simon Parrott, Tom Bowsher, Chris South and the team from West of England (Hellas).
Peter Spendlove said “We have had Greek members entered since the beginning of the 20th century. We have had a long history together and we recognise their importance as a global ship owning presence during Posidonia week."