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Hong Kong Maritime Week 2017
Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2017
Our Hong Kong branch took part in the "Hong Kong Maritime Week
2017", a major annual event of the maritime and port industries in
Hong Kong. The event was held on the last week of November and was
organized by the Maritime and Port Board in collaboration with the
Shipowners Association and the Maritime Museum, as well as the Hong
Kong Branch. The local branch was a major supporter of the event
presenting a series of talks at the "Maritime Career Expo", a
featured event of "Hong Kong Maritime Week 2017" and with a
dedicated exhibition booth of the Institute.
The event provided youths and the general public with extensive
information about maritime careers and industry developments.
Vice Chairman Manson Cheung, FICS and Hon Secretary Rakesh
Sethi, MICS participated on behalf of branch. They introduced and
shared information about the Institute distributed pamphlets and
leaflets to those visiting the booth. Manson and Rakesh introduced
to young people and visitors the career opportunities and prospects
of various positions in the maritime industry sectors such as
maritime law and arbitration, ship management, ship finance, marine
insurance and ship broking.
It was a good opportunity for visitors to get to know how the
Institute first with its study programs - PQE, Diplomas, and second
with its membership offers assistance and guidance to shipping
professionals willing to achieve their career goals in the
With the aim of introducing career opportunities in the maritime
sector for youths, the "Maritime Career Expo" featured several
sharing sessions given by captains, crew pursers and examiners,
industry professionals as well as marine students, during which
they shared their seafaring adventures, interview skills and
industry information with the audience.
In addition, 15 shipping and tertiary educational organizations
set up booths at the Expo to provide information about educational
opportunities and career pathways in the maritime industry.
Participating organizations included Anglo-Eastern Univan Group,
China Classification Society, Dalian Maritime University Alumni,
Shanghai Maritime University Alumni, The Hong Kong Polytechnic
University, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers,
Hongkong International Terminals Limited, Hongkong United Dockyards
Limited, Maritime Professional Promotion Federation, Hong Kong
Seamen's Union, Maritime Services Training Institute, The Hong Kong
Shippers' Council, The University of Hong Kong School of
Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), TurboJET, and
Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited.
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