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.

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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 industry.

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.