The IMO Ambassador participated in the «8th Annual Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum»
The IMO Ambassador in Greece, Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis participated in the “8th Annual Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum”, organized by Capital Link, on October 30th, 2018 at the Athens Hilton.
Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis participated in the session on marine and maritime education. Approximately, 200 delegates from the shipping community, private and public marine education bodies, classification societies, and young people who are at the beginning of their shipping careers, attended the session. The event was covered by the shipping industry press.
Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis highlighted the great importance of the human factor in shipping as well as its challenges. He mentioned the need to improve the ways of attracting young people to marine and maritime professions and the need to integrate information technology and new technologies into maritime education so that ships, the safer and more efficient means of transporting people and goods, are in the hands of talented young professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge.
To conclude, Leonidas Dimitriades-Evgenidis, invited all institutional bodies to actively participate in establishing the skillset necessary for tomorrow’s seafarers.