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Members attend numerous conferences and seminars in 2017

London & South East Branch members recently enjoyed numerous informative and stimulating conferences and seminars in London.
Our L&SE branch organised one of the key events during London International Shipping Week, which ran from 11th to 15th September. An evening seminar entitled ‘Market Vulnerabilities’, hosted by consultants Moore Stephens, attracted a large audience. Three dynamic speakers shared their ideas  – Prof Amir Alizadeh-Masoodian of Cass Business School, Martin Dixon of consultants Drewrys, and Mark Williams of shipbrokers Affinity.  The presentations provided valuable overviews and thoughts about several shipping markets, and the imponderables facing these sectors.
An afternoon conference organised by WISTA, the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association took place in the council chamber at the Mayor of London’s iconic riverside headquarters, City Hall. Speakers and panellists provided useful insights into the theme of ‘Autonomous ships, robotics and the internet of things’ and how the maritime world is being affected. The internet of things (interconnected household appliances) is relevant, as it has implications for manufacturing and in turn also trade.
Another enlightening LISW week conference was entitled ‘China Shipping in London’, organised by the Chinese Shipping Association of London, and held at the Baltic Exchange. Presentations were given about trends in China’s economy, and the impact of China within the global dry bulk and tanker markets. There was a focus on various legal issues and related UK services. Finally, talks and a panel discussion explored potential for the freight derivatives market in China and the UK’s involvement.017
Some branch members not suffering from presentation exhaustion then attended a further event in the following week, on 21st September. The ‘Think Asia, Think Hong Kong’ conference organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and supported by our Institute took place at the impressive Queen Elizabeth II Centre at Westminster. Well over one thousand delegates learned much of interest. Although there was no specific maritime focus, China’s Belt & Road Initiative (with its implications for global shipping activities) was extensively discussed.
by Richard Scott FICS, London & South East Branch Committee, 28 September 2017



Well done to every London Student who passed their exams.
We are delighted to offer our Congratulations to those who have won prizes, and also to those who have completed their Foundation Diploma or their Advanced Diploma or their PQE.

Prize winner 2017:
William Packard Memorial Award
Hannah Kimani-Blanco
Armac Award
Michael Archibald
Denholm Wilhelmsen Award
Melodie Dewitte
Shell Int'l Trading and Shipping Award
Joseph Foy
SPNL Award
Alexandros Papanagiotou
E A Gibson Shipbrokers Award
Melodie Dewitte
Braemar ACM Shipbroking Award
Piers Dunhill-Turner
Cory Brothers Award
Robert Millatt
Port of London Authority Award
Ali Gokal
Shipbrokers' Register Award
Robert Millatt
Tutorship Pieter van Gelder Award
Piers Dunhill-Turner

Advanced Diploma
Tom Bassett                      Tanker Chartering
Maria Kaperoni                 Ship Sale and Purchase
Vasileios Katsoulas           Dry Cargo Chartering
Thomas Kealy                    Shipping Finance
Hannah Kimani-Blanco    Ship Operations and Management with DISTINCTION
Thomas Nash                     Ship Sale and Purchase
Simone Piredda                 Port Agency
Eleftheria Stampoulidou  Ship Sale and Purchase
Styliani Terezaki                 Ship Operations and Management

Foundation Diploma
Melodie Dewitte              Ship Operations and Management with DISTINCTION
Joseph Dicastiglione       Dry Cargo Chartering
Joseph Foy                       Tanker Chartering
Donika Paskova              Ship Operations and Management
Nicholas Pugh                 Tanker Chartering
Simon Walsh                   Dry Cargo Chartering

Professional Qualifying Exams Completed
Joseph Ackland
Aimran Amir
Giuseppe Azzarelli
Cvetan Belchev
Alessandro Bollorino
Edward Cook
Rani Ousta
Jessica Pyatt
Douglas Rickman
Panos Roussos
Konstantina Vagena
Simon Walsh
Luke Winter

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