3 new Global Maritime Club ambassadors
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Co-General Manager of Tototheo Maritime; Cameron Mitchell, Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry and Fazel A. Fazelbhoy, CEO of Synergy Offshore join as Ambassador – Cyprus, Ambassador Isle of Man and Ambassador – Offshore Marine respectively.
They join founding ambassadors from the United Arab Emirates, the Americas and Singapore and help pave the way for the global club to grow geographically and fulfill its goal of bringing together senior executives from the shipping community eager to meet the challenges facing the ‘industry is facing and proactively driving positive change.
Commenting on the appointments, Emma Howell, Chief Digital Officer at Seatrade Maritime, said: “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Despina, Cameron and Fazel on our side. All three are recognized leaders within the maritime sectors they represent, and we know that their commitment to the Club will encourage new members to join this growing community.
Except for one ambassador, the others will speak at the Global Maritime Club Summit – which will debut in Posidonia next week – on June 9.e in the site conference room.
Scheduled by Seatrade Chairman Emeritus, Chris Hayman, the summit will be preceded by a keynote address by Minister Giannis Plakiotakis, Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy, Hellenic Republic.
Ambassadors Darren Shelton, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, FuelTrust (moderator) and Caroline Yang, Managing Director, Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd; The President of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and the Board Member of ICS Singapore are both participating in the first session – Digitalization Demystified – which will seek to demystify the process of digitalization, identifying its potential benefits as as a catalyst for sustainable and optimized performance and by considering the steps necessary to ensure a return on investment.
The afternoon session – All on Deck: Shaping the future of shipping – which is generating great interest, begins with a focus on “A new waiver for seafarers? “. Ambassador Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Co-CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME and President of WISTA joins a stellar team for this session.
The second part of this focus area – A Better Life at Sea – looks at what more can be done to support and improve the physical and psychological well-being of seafarers and also how the shipping industry is doing. competition to recruit the next generation of seafarers and to ensure that it retains its existing workforce. What is the seaman’s role and career vision that will attract the top-notch talent he needs? What is the role and responsibility of maritime education in achieving this?
The day-long summit concludes with an invitation-only networking reception hosted by the Isle of Man Ship Registry.
“Thank you to Posidonia for allowing us this platform for such important discussions and to our sponsors: ClassNK; ioCurrents; Lloyd’s Maritime Academy; Mintra Ltd. ; Wärtsilä Voyage and Isle of Man Ship Register,” added Emma Howell.
The one-day summit will be held on Thursday 9e June in the Posidonia Conference Room and is free on a first come, first registered basis.
For more details and to register for this much-requested summit, please visit: https://bit.ly/GMC-Summit-22
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