During the session, IMO presented its Women in Maritime gender programme. The main target of the IMO Women in Maritime programme is to encourage IMO Member States to open the doors of their maritime institutes, in order to enable women acquire the high-level of competence that the maritime industry demands.

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Consisting of an international panel of women in the maritime sector, stimulating debates took place.

In addition, over 400 participants across the maritime industry in Malaysia, including maritime authorities, sectoral professionals, academia, industry leaders and experts attended the event to meet, network and advance collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

The event was organized by the Malaysia Shipowners' Association (MASA).