SHIPPING: AN INDUSTRY OF PASSION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE - PART TWO
CAPTAIN EBERHARD KOCHChairman, CEO & Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping Group
MR. ANDREAS I. CHRYSOSTOMOU
MRS. DESPINA PANAYIOTOU THEODOSIOUJoint Managing Director, Tototheo Group of Companies
MR. CRAIG EASONEditorial Director, Fathom News
MR. DIMITRIS FOKASTraining Manager, Maran Tankers Management - Athens
MS. MURIEL MATTAFounder, Maravilhosa
OUR SHIPPING ROAD MAP
Cyprus is one of the leading fully established Maritime nations, positioned as the third largest merchant fleet in the European Union and the eleventh in the world. Furthermore, Cyprus is considered the largest third-party Ship Management Centre in the European Union and the second largest in the world.
Having a unique geographical position at the junction of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Cyprus is the perfect location for ship owning, ship management and Shipping related Companies.
Shipping has greatly contributed to the Cyprus economy and remains one of its pillars. The Maritime industry has developed tremendously over the last few years and it has a great potential for further growth.
In line with the above, we need to further educate and develop our Human Capital on the island. We can create several opportunities to source, attract, train and retain qualified and passionate professionals for our Shipping industry. As the theme indicates, Shipping is about Passion, Knowledge and Experience, all together. Academic education is important but the industry also needs a dynamic workforce, with solid technical know-how and continuous training.
Therefore, Maravilhosa organized a panel discussion on the 10th of May 2016, in order to share real-life Shipping stories and provide industry beginners with a learning session, as well as to engage in a dialogue between Shipping executives and young aspiring professionals.
Further to the great success and subsequent requests to keep raised thoughts in process, Maravilhosa has organized the second part on the 2nd of February 2017.
Nurturing and developing strategic human assets is the key for the continuation and expansion of the Cyprus Shipping industry. Many young people have not been exposed or been advised as regards the potential of Shipping, resulting in the lack of skilled and educated human resources in the industry. We are in shortage of a future generation of young Shipping Leaders!
This second panel was a continuation of the topics, ideas and challenges which were raised on the 10th of May 2016. Educational and inspiring thoughts have been debated and new initiatives were announced.
This unique event was a great opportunity to network with the Shipping industry key players and be part of yet another successful panel discussion. Among the audience, Maravilhosa had the pleasure to welcome parents and young people interested to learn about the industry, students, Shipping professionals and Shipping experts. The event succeeded in getting different generations in one room and in support of the Cyprus Shipping industry.
EVENT SPEAKERS AND AGENDA
Maravilhosa was honoured to welcome high profile international and local Speakers who greatly inspired the audience with real-life stories, current challenges for young professionals to join the Cyprus Shipping industry, recruitment strategy and development of Shipping professionals, and the role of Shipping Associations in education and engagement.
More details are available herein on the event Agenda.
© Muriel Matta 2017
EVENT SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS
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(Photo Gallery Credit: Petros Galatis)