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Institute Prize Giving 2017
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2017
This year the Institute's prize giving ceremony was back to
Trinity House. The event was organised as always to celebrate our
After the traditional remarks from Institute senior officers,
Bruce Ogilvy FICS and Michael Taliotis FICS, the prize winners
started to walk down the aisle to receive their awards directly
from relative donors.
This year The Shipwrights Award to the most successful candidate
overall in the Examinations went to Harish Venkatesh from
We had some candidates winning multiple prizes.
From London, Melodie Dewitte who won both the Denholm Wilhelmsen
Award and the E A Gibson Shipbrokers Award; Piers Dunhill-Turner,
who won the Braemar ACM Shipbroking Award and the Tutorship Pieter
Van Gelder Award; and Rober Millat who won the Cory Brothers Award
and the Shipbrokers' Register Award.
Eleni Mavrea from Athens, received the Baltic Exchange Awards
for both Shipping Law and Dry Cargo; and Virasp Vazifdar from Dubai
won the Baltic Exchange Award for Shipping Business as well as the
Kennedy Marr Limited Award.
Among the many winners present at the ceremony there were some
familiar faces: Hannah Kimani-Blanco came back again this year to
collect the William Packard Memorial Award to the candidate gaining
the highest marks in Advance Diploma overall. Hannah was also asked
to say a few words on behalf of the students during the
Prize winners, award donors Sue Terpilowski, WISTA
President and Bruce Ogilvy FICS, immediate past President of the
Following the awards, attendees were free to meet and mingle
with fellow students and prominent industry figures.
While not everyone could leave with a handful of awards, the
helpful advice on offer from seasoned professionals and the chance
to make valuable contacts ensured that the evening's benefits
extended beyond the prize giving - strengthening the sense of
community amongst Institute members and creating fresh bonds
between brokers old and new.
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