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Dubai Open Day
Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Institute Open Day was held in Dubai at the Institute of
Management Technology (IMT) campus in Academic City on 26th
September 2017. The Middle East Branch and IMT had organised a
seminar as part of the event.
About 35 IMT students and 17 prospective Institute students came
along and also 2 current students attended the event.
The highlight of the seminar was an Expert Talk on 'Life of a
Port call and related services' by Capt Melwyn Machado, General
Manager of DA-Desk.
Capt Machado presented the thoughts behind the concept of
DA-Desk. The services offered by DA-Desk helps owners in focusing
on more important matters leaving mundane and routine activities
such as handling port disbursements, preparing charter parties,
preparing laytime calculations, etc to experts. The concept
promoted by the company is well accepted by the industry. DA-Desk
now has more than 600 employees handling 9 different products. The
company develops newer products based on the demand from the
Capt Machado's presentation was preceded by a seminar on
'Shipping Industry - Career Aspects'. The Middle East Branch
Members - Mr Abdul Hafis, Mr R. Nagaraj, Mr Krishna Prasad, Mr Ravi
Shankar and Ms Ronak Shaikh presented the career aspects of various
segments of the shipping Industry. The Institute Education
Programmes were also presented and they well well received by the
audience that engaged afterwards in a lively discussion.
Professor Santanu Roy of IMT spoke about the new executive
programme of IMT. This programme is designed to help working
professionals to attain higher educational qualifications. Prof.
Roy also offered 20% discount to Institute members and their near
relatives for all programs conducted by IMT.
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