ICS Sri Lanka branch activities update

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 and tagged as ICS Sri Lanka branch events


ICS Sri Lanka branch activities update


An update of the ICS Sri Lanka branch activities during the period February to May 2015.

The ICS examination 2015 was successfully carried out and we have now commenced to aggressively market for the 2016 intake. The branch is also assisting absent students - who had registered but could not actually sit their exams in April, to prepare for the November 2015 exam session.

The Sri Lanka Branch would like to thank ICS secretariat in arranging the visit of Mr. Iain Mclntosh to carry out the PREP course for Liner trades, which our branch and the students really appreciated. It has been acknowledged that the students were feeling very confident after attending the PREP course.

The Sri Lanka branch has planned a series of events to promote the Institute and get more students to register for the ICS exams. The Education Committee arranged some visits to selected Colombo schools to present ICS qualifications and encourage young school leavers to chose Shipping as a career path.

We are glad to note that our first event was held on 6th of April 2015. The event "Shipping Career Drive" for students from ladies schools across the Island was organised with the "Women in Shipping & Trading Association" (WISTA) - Sri Lanka Branch. The students who attended got the opportunity to meet our ICS Sri Lanka Branch education representatives; a presentation on the qualifications required to enrol for the ICS examination and about ICS itself was arranged. We had a good response from the press and an article was published in our daily newspapers on this event.

Our events committee will be spearheading a series of presentations on topics of current interest for the benefit of our Members and young executives in the Shipping sector and our first seminar is planned for 27th May 2015, on the Topic "Emerging Shipping Trends & the impact to the Terminals, Agents & merchants". The presentation will be delivered by two experts from the Industry, which will be followed by a panel discussion. As ever the seminar will offer a great networking opportunity for those attending.

The Sri Lanka Branch committee will be organizing a members get-together in August 2015 and this year the committee has decided to make it a family event.

Most importantly, we have scheduled for our AGM in September : the relevant details will be made public in due course.

Thank you for reading these notes and we look forward to keeping you posted on our branch events schedule for this year.

Lalith Witanachchi