A speech givenon Monday, May 28, 2012, by shipowner, Secretary of the Hellenic Shipowners Asscociation and President of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, Mr. Panagiotis Laskaridis. The speech was the main event of the Conference “Commercial Shipping as a Pillar of Our National Economy”, jointly organized by the Association of Staff of National Defence and the Naval Museum of Greece, in the occasion of the International Exhibition “Poseidonia”.