World Maritime Day International Conference 2015

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  • MET encompasses operational training and tertiary maritime education;
  • The Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention will be enforced come 01st January 2017;
  • Some countries still lack graduates with maritime-biased education to manage their maritime industry;
  • There is a cost incurred by shipping companies and seafarers resulting from MET requirements;
  • Flag/Port States need to ensure the integrity of MET imparted to SFs;
  • New security issued have resulted in everyone proceeding to sea having to undergo focused security training;
  • Technology, oft times, overtake MET;
  • MET has a major impact on all those engaged in the shipping industry worldwide.
  • Why is MET critical to the industry?
  • Is current form of monitoring by regulatory bodies sufficient?
  • How does MET affect operational aspects of ships?
  • What is the cost on the shipowner/seafarer?
  • Are maritime institutions conducting operational training having holistic approach?
  • Can technology replace traditional forms of MET?
  • What opportunities exist for tertiary maritime education?



  • Highlight importance of MET to the maritime industry globally;
  • Determine roles and action by regulatory agencies in ensuring integrity of MET is constantly maintained and continuously strengthened;
  • Identify cost and operational impact on shipping companies and seafarers;
  • Focus on tasks of operational maritime training centers;
  • Prospects for tertiary maritime education in developing countries.


Who Should Attend?

  • Maritime training institutions;
  • Shipowners; Ship Operators / Managers; Ship Charterers;
  • Seafarers;
  • Recognized Organisations;
  • Maritime Regulators;
  • Port Operators;
  • Maritime-affiliated Organisations;
  • All associated with the maritime industry.


Conference Programmes

“Maritime Education and Training” as theme for 2015’s World Maritime Day – why so?

by Representative from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)


Maritime Education & Training – National Maritime Administrations’s Perspective


  1. Capt. Herminio P. Estaniel Jr. | Deputy Administrator for Regional Concern, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Philippines.
  2. Capt. Sahattua P. Simatupang | Director, Directorate of Shipping and Seafarer (Flag & Seafarer State Administration to IMO) Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST), Indonesia
  3. Dato’ Baharin bin Dato’ Abdul Hamid | Director General, Marine Department Malaysia


Maritime Education and Training – Operational Impact and Prospects on FASA members

by Mr. Dario R. Alampay | Chairman, Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Association (FASA)


Maritime Education and Training – Cost Impact and Latent Advantages on Shipowners

by Ir. Nordin bin Mat Yusoff | Chairman, Malaysia Shipowners’s Association (MASA)


Maritime Education and Training – Cost and Operational Impact on the Seafarer

by Dato’ Abdul Jamil bin Murshid M.IK | President, Association of Malaysia’s Maritime Professionals (Ikhtisas Kelautan Malaysia – IKMAL)


Maritime Education and Training – Prospects for and Roles of Maritime Training Institutions


  1. Capt Zin Maung Tun | Pro Rector & Head of Nautical Science, Myanmar Maritime University
  2. Mr. Sajid Hussain | Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy
  3. Mr. David Frederick M.IK | Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Maritime Academy (Akademi Laut Malaysia – ALAM)

Maritime Education and Training – Prospects and Opportunities for Existing and Future Seafarers

by Capt. Jailani bin Jalal | Director, Seafarers & Ports Division, Marine Deparment Malaysia


Maritime Education and Training – Prospects for and Roles of Tertiary Maritime Institutions


  1. Dr. Md. Redzuan Zoolfakar | Head of Section, Marine Engineering Technology, Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
  2. Prof. Dr. Omar Yaakob | Marine Technology Centre, Univerisit Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  3. Capt. Noor Apandi Osnin | Principal Training Fellow, Nautical Science & Marine Transportation Programme, School of Ocean Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)



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Download Registration Form: World Maritime Day International Conference Registration Form


Participation Fee:

Regular | RM 1400.00

Early Bird (Payment by 31st July 2015) | RM 1250.00

Group (3 or more from same organisation) | RM 1350.00

Foreign Participant | USD 500.00




  • 50% charge on total fee for cancellation made 14 days prior to the event;
  • 100% charge on total fee for cancellation made less than 14 days prior to the event;
  • If you are unable to attend after the confirmation, the Tablet containing complete set of Conference Papers will be delivered to you;
  • IKMAL reserves the right to make any amendments and/or changes to the event dates, programmed, topics, speakers and/or venue, if warranted by circumstances beyond its control.

Start Date - End Date

Oct 30, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015

Event Location

Putra World Trade Centre 41, Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia






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