London and South East Branch - Social connections

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Our social and networking events are an important and popular feature of the Branch calendar.  They ensure that Members and Fellows and guests from the shipping community can meet and chat. The Branch thereby makes full use of London as a shipping centre and we also hold events annually in Southampton in March.

The London & South East Branch was represented at a recent prestigious event in December at the Mission to Seafarers, whose patron is the Princess Royal. Your Branch's Education Officer, Capt Mike Robarts, was privileged to have an opportunity to chat with her.

We are planning another joint event with East Anglia Branch in the summer and we are also in continuous contact with other branches around the world. One of our Committee members, former Chairman Jeffrey Blum, met Joanne Kelleher and Peter Molloy, co-founders of the newly formed Netherlands Branch in Amsterdam 2 weeks after the Branch's launch, met Bahadir Tonguc, the Chairman of the Turkish Development Branch in Istanbul, met Punit Oza, Chairman of the Singapore Branch, in Singapore, and KaiHui Ni (London Branch committee) and Windy Zheng, who heads the Shanghai ITC, all of whom he meets annual.