5th Maritime Leaders Speaker Series and NetworkONE Reception


The 5th Maritime Leaders Speaker Series and NetworkONE Reception was held at the Amara Hotel on 22 June 2011.


More than 250 polytechnic and university students as well as maritime company executives attended this maritime talk which encourages students to consider careers in the maritime industry, and provides a platform for maritime employers to interact with the students.


There were three speakers for the afternoon. Capt Rod Short, Executive Secretary, Association of Maritime Education and Training Institutions in Asia Pacific, began by providing an overview of the maritime industry and reasons why students should consider a maritime career. Mr Chia Yujin, Assistant Marketing Manager, Pacific Radiance Ltd, followed by sharing about opportunities for young maritime professionals. Mr Kenneth Tan, Bunker Operations Manager, American President Lines, then shared his personal experience to illustrate and the diversity and dynamism of the maritime industry.  

This was followed by a Question and Answer session chaired by Mr David Chin, Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF).


The second part of the programme – the NetworkONE Reception – provided the students with the opportunity to mingle with various maritime company representatives to find out more about job opportunities in the shipping, port and terminal operators, maritime services, and offshore and marine engineering sectors.


The Maritime Leaders Speaker Series and NetworkONE reception 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).


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Guests registering before the start of the event

Guests seated and reading various publications by MaritimeONE partners

MaritimeONE Chairman, Mr Michael Chia giving the opening speech

Captain Short sharing the opportunities in seafaring

Mr David Chin, Executive Director of SMF, answering a student's question during Q&A

MaritimeONE Chairman, Mr Michael Chia sharing the prospects of the offshore Industry

MaritimeONE Chairman, Mr Michael Chia presents guest speakers with tokens of appreciation

Industry representatives from Keppel Offshore & Marine at their booth ready to share the available openings in their company