Posidonia brings the whole shipping world to its exhibitors. The international shipping community attends in strength with national pavilions and thousands of visitors. But Posidonia is also home to the owners of the world’s largest merchant ﬂeet. Greece, a top ship- owning nation, operating 20% of global and 50% of European capacity, represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity for shipbuilders and for suppliers of marine equipment, information technology and the whole spectrum of marine services. While the top ten largest fleets in the world recently lost value, the upgrading of the Greek fleet has kept its worth above $100bn. At the same time Greek owners have been ordering new vessels in the shipyards of Japan, China and South Korea. Oil tankers and LNG and LPG carriers are all under construction, along with dry bulk carriers and container ships.