Dear ETC–2020 participants!

The ETC Organizing Committee has been closely monitoring the rapid domestic and worldwide COVID-19-related developments during the last several weeks. After careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the coronavirus outbreak, it was decided to postpone the ETC-2020, originally scheduled for 20-21 May, 2020.

We inform all of our colleagues around the world that we are planning to reschedule the meeting for 23-24 September, 2020.

This decision was made with careful consideration of all potential factors impacting the ETC 2020 participants.

We believe the decision to postpone ETC-2020 is the appropriate action to protect our participants from potential exposure to the COVID-19.

We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause and wish to thank everyone who worked so hard to help us prepare for this great annual event which has already become traditional.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone impacted by this global health crisis.

We will be glad to see you all in good health in Odessa in September.

ЕТС – 2020 Speakers

Pradeep Chawla

Managing Director


Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General


John Lloyd

Chief Executive Officer

The Nautical Institute

Aron Frank Sorensen

Head of Maritime Technology & Regulation


Markku Mylly

Master Mariner Principal Advisor

MyNavis OÜ

Adam Lewis

Head of Training and Operations


Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry


World Maritime University

Michael Ekow Manuel

Head of Maritime Education & Training

World Maritime University

Terje Heierstad

Vice President
Business Development
Maritime Simulation

Kongsberg Digital

Johan Ekvall

Solutions Manager

Wartsila Voyage Solutions

Norman Schmiedl

Group Director Crewing

Columbia Shipmanagement

Alfred von der Hoeh

General Manager

Marlow Navigation

Marcin Wolasiewicz

Crew Operations
Director, West

V. Ships

Igor Segeda

Global Manager
SNSO Sea Personnel

Stolt Shipowning

Boyan Mednikarov


Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy

Yusuke Mori

Deputy Executive Director


Jad Ghamraoui

Operations & Crewing Manager

Naftomar Shipping & Trading Co Ltd.

Ashwani Agarwal

Marine Manager PCTC Technical Management & Services

OSM Maritime Group

Valeriy Pushchin

Managing Director

Nordic Hamburg
Shipmanagement (HK)

Somasundar Nair

Head of Crewing

Ship Management

Andryian Evtimov

Managing Director

Stargate Maritime

Cristiano Vattuone


Vroon Offshore Services

Fabian van den Berg

Chief Executive Officer


Dmitry Gladkov

Business Development Manager

KVH Videotel

Binay Kumar Singh

Chief Executive Officer

Singh Marine Management Ltd.

Oral Erdogan


Piri Reis University

Mykhaylo Miyusov


National University
“Odessa Maritime Academy”


ЕТС-2019 photo gallery