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Cyprus Marine Club Hosts Natasa Pilides In Spring Event

Cyprus Marine Club Hosts Natasa Pilides In Spring Event

On Tuesday, May 25, Cyprus Marine Club gathered its members for the second non-virtual event this spring. This time, CMC had the honour to host Natasa Pilides, who was appointed as Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry last summer, after having served as Shipping Deputy Minister to the President between 2018-20.

The President of Cyprus Marine Club, Captain Eberhard Koch, warmly announced the special guest of the evening and said that he was very happy about the high number of participants at the event, as well as the membership development despite the COVID-19 crisis and welcomed new members of the Club.

Pilides provided the guests with an update on energy policy and legislation, stressing that the environment is on the top of the agenda and that the Ministry has to work hard on meeting certain targets and making those targets a reality. Pilides added that the Ministry should become more ambitious in setting new challenges, especially considering how blessed the island is good climate and an abundance of sun.  

“Being ambitious means we need to work hard on some targets,” the Minister stated.

Furthermore, she said that there are a number of reforms in the pipeline for the Ministry of Energy, which will not only simplify the current energy regulatory framework but will also increase competitiveness and reduce pollution.

The Minister mentioned that energy also affects the competitiveness of enterprises in Cyprus and for this reason the transition to a circular economy and green energy is a crucial element built into all funding programmes for businesses and industry. The Ministry is in the process of designing funding programmes in excess of €450 million for the period 2021-27 (some of which have already been announced), with more than half of those funds devoted to green growth.

The engaging speech of the Minister brought some questions from members, which facilitated fascinating conversations among an enthusiastic audience, who explored interesting topics with Pilides and continued sharing their thoughts during the seated reception.

The CMC Event attracted some 80 people, which is a great turnout considering social distancing concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We would like to express our appreciation to PNS Management & Team, as well as all guests for complying with all COVID 19 regulations and taking precautions throughout the event,” the Club said.

The Cyprus Marine Club is a non-profit organization that embraces and encourages a plethora of maritime industry stakeholders for friendly membership. Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Crew Managers, Service Providers & Suppliers, Agents, Terminal Operators, Legal and Financial and more, come together with a focused effort to promote and celebrate the Cyprus maritime industry and share experiences.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Cyprus Marine Club, please contact Julia Paczkowska: [email protected]

 

SPONSORS: Cyprus Marine Club’s Annual Platinum Sponsors are UMAR I WSR, ӦL Shipping Group, Tototheo Maritime. Its Annual Gold Sponsor is Prestige Group, Iridium Sponsor: DP World Limassol; HVH Industry and its Annual Silver Sponsor is: Hempel Coatings, FML Shipmanagement’, EPSCO-RA

 

 

 

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