We are proud to announce that our member, Mrs Marianna Xifara won the 2nd award at the 24th Economia Students Contest, organised by the Economia Group and the Greek Economic Magazine "Οικονομική Επιθεώρηση". The theme of the contest was "The Greek Shipping of Tomorrow" and Mrs Xifara and her essay with the topic "The challenges of Greek shipping and how to encourage natural Greek exuberance in Greek shipping" won the 2nd place, among 200 contestants.
The essays were graded by the Evaluation Committee which was composed by the following members: Mr Costas Grammenos, Chairman of the International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance in Cass Business School, City University of London, President of the International Hellenic University, Mr Thanasis Martinos, Managing Director of Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd., Mr George Xiradakis, Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd., Secretary General of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping President of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, Ms Danae Bezentakou, Managing Director of Navigator Shipping Consultants Ltd. and Mr Antonios D. Panagides, General Manager of the Economia Group.
The Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday 30th of May at Laskarides Foundation, Piraeus, Greece.
Ms Xifara won a full scholarship from BCA in MSc Digital Marketing and an annual subscription on the "Επιχείρηση" magazine. Also, her essay will be published on Posidonia Magazine and distributed the whole week at the exhibition.