Education and training for the next Generation of Shipping Executives

Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas, Head of Maritime Business School, HSBA, focused on ''Education and training for the next Generation of Shipping Executives'' at 2015 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum. He analysed the key educational challenges faced as well as the requirements dictated by the industry for the training of the new generation of business leaders. He also presented the institutional setup of the Hamburg School of Business Administration and the developed programmes in the maritime field, as promoted and supported by the local industry. He stressed the merits and values of practical experiences of students, the scheduled visits in other shipping clusters and the interlocking of the academic curriculum with the hands-on practice to gain experience, by providing sufficient relevant examples.

The 2015 SAFETY4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of October 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting 1100 delegates from 30 countries representing a total of 480 organizations.

A unique panel of 24 global experts presented latest maritime safety perspectives, best practices, security trends, loss prevention issues and human element challenges. Positive feedback on the presentations together with roundtable discussions proved the programme and speakers successfully addressed current maritime issues.

The event organized by SQE4SEA and sponsored by ABS, ASPIDA, CHALOS & Co Law Firm, DNV GL, Dorian LPG, Hellenic War Risks, Hellenic Lloyd's Register, MAGSAYSAY, Marshall Islands Registry, Norsafe Group, Phoenix Register of Shipping, SpecTec Group, SQEMARINE, Steamship Mutual P&I Club, Thenamaris(Ships Management) Inc., Transmar Shipping and UK P&I Club.Furthermore, the event was supported by: ALBA Graduate Business School, AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, Green Award, ECOMASYN, E, Hellenic Shipbrokers Association, , Hellenic Navy, Hellenic Committee of Lloyd's Brokers' Association, HELMEPA, HEMEXPO, Hellenic Maritime Law Association, Hellenic Society of Maritime Lawyers, International Propeller Club, IFSMA, MARTECMA, Piraeus Marine Club, University of the Aegean, University of Piraeus, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yatch Club of Greece.

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