3rd Maritime Leaders Speaker Series
On 17 Sep 2009, the 3rd Maritime Leaders Speaker Series was held at the Concorde Hotel Singapore at Orchard Road. The theme for the evening was "Shipping - the Business of Bringing You the World", and more than 200 students from the local universities and polytechnics attend this maritime industry and career talk.
The session began with the students viewing a documentary on the process and players involved in buying a ship to set the context for the event. Three speakers were then invited to provide participants with a better understanding of the various aspects of shipping from ship owning and ship chartering to ship broking.
Mr Kenichi Kuroya (Managing Director, "K" Line Pte Ltd) started the ball rolling by giving an overview of the industry through his presentation on "Shipping as Venture Business from Day 1". Mr Julian Hung (Head of Research, Pinguino Research) followed by giving the students a better understanding of what ship chartering was about. Mr Wong Hong Lee (Manager of Sales and Purchase, Island Shipbrokers Pte Ltd) then proceeded to share about his experience and the importance of the role that ship brokers play.
After an insightful question and answer session, the speakers, company representatives and participants stayed on for the networking reception where participants were able to find out more about the different aspects of shipping and the careers available in the maritime industry.
The Maritime Leaders Speaker Series is organised under MaritimeONE - an initiative by the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA).
A student receiving the goodie bag from one of the MaritimeONE organisers
Mr Julian Hung (Head of Research, Pinguino Research) sharing about ship chartering
Snapshot of the over 200 students who listened to the speakers with interest
A student posing a question to the speakers during the Q&A session
Mr Wong Hong Lee (Manager of Sales and Purchase, Island Shipbrokers Pte Ltd) takes a question from the students on shipbroking
Group shot of the speakers (L-R): Mr Julian Hung (Head of Research, Pinguino Research), Mr Kenichi Kuroya (Managing Director, "K" Line Pte Ltd), Mr Wong Hong Lee (Manager of Sales and Purchase, Island Shipbrokers Pte Ltd), and the moderator: Mr David Chin (Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Foundation)
Students linger to ask more questions after the 3rd Maritime Leaders Speaker Series
Smiles for the camera as students enjoy the networking reception thereafter