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Biennial International Exhibition Set For June 1 -5 in Piraeus, Greece
This year's edition of one of the largest and most popular international shipping exhibitions, Posidonia 92, will be held in the Piraeus Port Authority's waterfront exhibition center in
Piraeus, Greece, from June 1 to 5, 1992. The exhibition will officially open on June 1 at 6 p.m. On subse- quent days, the show hours will be 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Held every two years, Posidonia drew a total of 15,000 attendees in 1990, a substantial increase over the previous two shows held in 1986 and 1988, reflecting the upturn in the world maritime sector over the past several years.
Organizers of Posidonia 92 ex- pect this year's show to be even larger than 1990—as much as 30 percent larger. In fact, the organiz- ers have already negotiated additional exhibition space as pre- bookings for the international shipping exhibition point to record- breaking participation. More than 600 firms from 35 countries had, as of February, confirmed space in
In addition, another 400 firms are finalizing their area require- ments and, in order to accommodate these companies, more space has been secured alongside the three- tier waterfront exhibition building.
In all, about 1,100 companies from 543 countries will be represented. "The extremely high interest in
Posidonia reflects the industry's
Microlimano, yacht harbor of Piraeus buoyant mood and we are proud of having the ability, through the exhi- bition and associated events, of helping keep the maritime world up to date with developments influenc- ing the sector," said Nana Michael,
Posidonia's managing director.
Twenty-two national pavilions have been confirmed, with several others still under negotiation, sur- passing Posidonia 90's record of 16 national pavilions.
The 22 national pavilions at this year's show will include: Brazil,
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Republic of
Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Italy, Japan, Malta, the
Netherlands, Norway, Panama,
People's Republic of China, Poland,
Romania, Russia, Singapore, South
Korea, the U.K., and the U.S.
The Greek presence is developing into the host country's most impres- sive showing, topping the presentation mounted at Posidonia two years ago. Many of the Greek stands will present recently devel- oped products, especially in the field of research and technically advanced management systems.
Several exhibitors have indicated their intention of launching new products at the exhibition. The ex- hibits at the show will cover every facet of the maritime industry from ships' equipment suppliers and ship- yards to high-tech office equipment and service companies, shipbrokers, finance institutions, insurance orgnaizations, mariners travel com- panies, port authorities, ship classification societies, inspection services, ship registries, publications and humanitarian services.
Interest is also running high in the Posidonia Forum, a traditional feature of the week. To be held on
Thursday morning, June 4, proceed- ings are open exclusively to
Posidonia exhibitors and to person- alities invited directly by the organizers.
Sponsors of Posidonia 92 include: the Greek Ministry of Mercantile
Marine, Municipality of Piraeus,
Hellenic Chamber of Shipping,
Union of Greek Shipowners, Greek
Shipping Cooperation Committee,
Union of Mediterranean Cargo Ves- sels' Shipowners, Greek Shipowners
Association of Passenger Ships and the Association of Coastal &
For further information on the show, contact: Posidonia Exhibitions
SA, 4-6 Efplias Street, 185 37
Piraeus, Greece; telephone: +30 1 4517859; or fax: +30 1 4538976.
Aalborg Piraeus Drew Greece Leroy-Somer/Anastasios Trezos Rolls Royce
ABB Stromberg Drives Eleusis Shipyards Lincoln Diesels Royal Schelde
Aegean Protective Coatings Energy & Marine International Services Lips Samsung Heavy Industries
AGIP Petroli Esgard Inf 1 GmbH Corrosion Coatings MAC0R Marine Systems Sasebo Heavy Industries
Alexandria Towing Exxon MAN B&W Hellas Schichau Seebeckwerft
Alfa Laval Engineering Francis Searchlights Marflex Schiffselektronik Rostock
ABS General Steamship Corp. Marine Turbo Engineering Seaking
Antwerp Diesel Pumps Germanischer Lloyd Marioff Sembawang Shipyard
Aqua Signal Ghent Port Authority Maritex—Swedish Telecom Radio SEMT Pielstick
Arno Dunkerque Halla Engineering & Heavy Industries Marpo Shell Company (Hellas)
Atlantis Engineering & Construction H. Clarkson & Co. Metos Marine Sigma Paints Hellas
Atlas Elektronik Hellenic Shipyards Miba Gleitlager Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering
Australian Ferry Builders Association Hempels Marine Paints Miller Limited Sperry Marine
Avlis Shipyards Hitachi Zosen Corp. Mirrlees Blackstone Stena Data
Batservice Industrier Hitachi Zosen Singapore Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Stolt-Nielsen Nederland
BIMC0 Holland Marine Equipment Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Stork Service
BP Marine Hyundai Heavy Industries Mitsui OSK Lines Sudoexport
Blohm + Voss IMCO Hellas Mobil Oil Hellas Sumitomo Heavy Industrie
Bremer Vulkan Ingersoll Rand Navicom Electronics Ltd./Anschutz Thames Diesel
Brissonneau et Lotz Marine Inham Refrigeration Naimar Greece Unimar
British Telecom Inmarsat Neptun-Warnow-Werft USCG-AMVER
Bureau Veritas Intermarine Electronics New Naval Unitor Ships Service
Burmeister & Wain Skibsvaerft International Maritime Organization New Sulzer Diesel Vecom
Canaveral Port Authority International Transport Contractors Nippon Kaiji Kyo Kai Vera Shipping
Castrol Hellas Inventory Locator Service NKK Corporation Verlome Botlek
Centromor Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries North Shipyard (Pte) Veson Computer Systems
Chris Marine Jadranbrod Oceanking Maritime Volkswerft
Chugoku Marine Paints Japan Ship Exporters Associations Orkot Engineering Plastics Wartsila Diesel
Comsat Maritime Services Kawasaki Heavy Industries Oshima Shipbuilding Watercraft Hellas
Curacao Drydock Company Kelvin Hughes Panama Secnaves Waukesha-Lips
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Keppel Shipyard Pan-United Shipping (pte) Wilton Fijenoord
Diesel Power Holland Kidde Graviner Permalite Hellas Wilson Walton Group
Deltamarin Koninklijke Schelde Group Proton Services Epe Wijsmuller Holding
Deutsche Maschinen und Schiffbau Korea Shipbuilders Association Rochem Panhellas Yankee Environmental Services
Det norske Veritas KVS Ijmuiden Rockwool A/S (Partial listing due to space limitations)
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