The Amver Award 2019 to “All For Blue”
The Amver Awards Dinner, organized by The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Greece and the United States Coast Guard, took place on Friday, November 1st, 2019.
This year’s message was “NEXT – working for the Future”, a message that fully reflects the newly elected Board of Governors of the Propeller Club, presented for the first time by incoming chairman, Costis Frangoulis.
The event opened with moving renditions of the anthems of the United States and Greece by the Children’s Choir of the American community Schools in Athens. Peter Economides, renowned brand strategist, acted as Master of Ceremonies.
More than 1.100 guests, primarily from the shipping industry, enjoyed the evening, honoring the shipping companies, their vessels and crews which represent Greece’s maritime heritage.
All For Blue received the Amver Award 2019 for its work in protecting the seas and educating the younger generation.
“A simple choice can make a big difference and help the environment. Replacing stainless steel, instead of plastic straws has a very low cost and is one of the easiest ways to make a difference”.
That’s how All For Blue founder Katerina Topouzoglou pointed during her speech when she received the Amver Award 2019.The award was given from Propeller Club President Mr. Costis Frangoulis and Maritime and Ports Secretary-General Dr. Evangelos Kyriazopoulos to the founder of All For Blue, Mrs Katerina Topouzoglou.
Speaking about the work and actions of the Organisation, Katerina Topouzoglou asked attendees to adopt immediate, small, simple, everyday habits, such as ordering their coffee without plastic straw. All attendants in the ballroom received as a gift from the Propeller Club a stainless steel straw from our organisation.