Open Days and Evenings around the world

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Institute continues the tradition and opens its doors to new students around the world.

Philippines - Magsaysay Learning Resources

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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 Training Committee.

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

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Humber Branch Open Day held at Ahlmark Shipping in Hull.

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.


North East of England Branch

NEE Open Day

The North East of England Branch had a very successful Open Evening.

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.


East India Branch

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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!


Middle East Branch

Ali Canani opening the event KP presentation on Importance of Professional Knowledge

Open Day Participants-2 Ravi Shankar presenting details of the education programs

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 event.

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 Branch.

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.


Greece Branch


The Greece Branch doubled up with two Open Days on 5th and 25th September.

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!