The Baltic99 has been invented, prepared and proposed by Dimitri Iliou, to the Baltic Exchange.

Dimitris Iliou is a Member since 1981 and elected Member in the Board of Directors for the period 2004-2008. The Baltic Exchange accepted and recognized the Baltic99 initiative, as a very useful tool. The Baltic 99 has been presented to the Baltic Exchange members in 1999.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

▪Understand what it takes for a new idea to be realized in the shipping industry;

▪Understand the stage we are today with the vessel questionnaires and that is the outcome of evolution or revolution;

▪Listen to the story by the person who was the father of the Baltic 99, Mr Dimitris P Iliou;

▪Relate theory of change to the enactment of BALTIC99; and

▪Realize that everything is possible. Your turn is on its way.


  • Participation is free of charge.
  • There are no fixed course start dates. You can start your course ANYTIME, from ANYWHERE adapting the duration of the course to your needs.
  • The duration for the Snapshot in B99 is approximately 17 minutes.

We are always so pleased to develop short session out of your shipping stories and hear about practices, voyages, innovations and achievement in the shipping industry. These are considered to be the true lessons for the young generation to learn and for the rest of us, not to forget.

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