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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The Institute continues the tradition and opens its doors to new
students around the world.
This year we started early with the first of our Open Days being
held in Manila on 30 May, after the first day of the course
organised by Magsaysay Learning Resources Inc. - MLRI, "A Practical
Approach to Commercial Shipping". The event was possible thanks to
the leadership of Alexander Querol, President of MLRI, with
assistance of Mae T. Bereña, Deputy Head of Operations, Murrieza
Rondera, Program Supervisor, Princess Zaira V. Gonzales, Sales and
Marketing Supervisor and the whole team at MLRI.
Leif Ollivierre MICS attended on behalf of the Institute
togerther with YK Chan FICS (Life) from Hong Kong as the
Institute's Ambassador and Capt. Norman Lopez FICS, from the
Australia/New Zealand Branch joined as a member of Education and
The guests asked many questions about the Institute and the
programmes available and left the event interested in the
Institute's Professional Qualifications.
Humber Branch Open Day held at Ahlmark Shipping in
Danny Carmichael FICS from Ahlmark Shipping, Nick Allen FICS
from Rix Shipping, Paul Holland from New Holland Dock and Mike
Johnston MICS from RMS Ports came along to open the doors of the
Humber Branch to students to prospective students.
A few new young faces turned up and those attending the event
felt encouraged about starting their studies with the Institute
after meeting with fellows and members of the branch, who as ever
offered their support preparing for the exams.
The North East of England Branch had a very successful Open
It was the first of many open evenings held to launch the
branch's new North East School of Shipping (NESS) based at Stockton
Riverside College (SRC). The turnout was excellent, with students
(new and existing) from businesses who usually support the
Institute: they came along with their managers to meet the new
school team and see the college facilities. Students from
businesses who had not been involved with the Institute before also
joined in this time. Surprisingly one of the guests was a lady who
spent 20 years working in shipping in Venezuela: she is looking at
an Institute qualification as the passport for a job in the UK!
All of the 8 students in attendance signed up to start the
courses starting soon at our new North East School of Shipping.
In East India the Open Day was hosted by the branch chairman
Ravee S. Tittei FICS who talked the guests through the Institute
history, the education offer and qualifications available, exam
procedures and membership benefits.
All students expressed their interest to join the programme.
Looking forward to converting their interest in registrations for
this academic year!
The Middle East Branch organised the Open Day on 23rd
September at the Canvas Hotel in Dubai.
About 70 prospective students and 7 tutors attended the
Ali Canani FICS, Treasurer of the Branch, welcomed the audience
and introduced a presentation on the 'Importance of professional
knowledge' by Krishna Prasad FICS, Vice-President of the
The case studies highlighted the importance of professional
knowledge in day to day business.
The seminar was followed by a presentation of the Institute's
activities, details on Institute's examinations and the Middle East
Student Support programme by Ravi Shankar FICS, General Secretary
of the Branch.
The Greece Branch doubled up with two Open Days on 5th and 25th
The branch also launched a new tradition… the "Get to know us
better" party on 10 October. If based in the region… you must know
our branch by now!
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