Decision makers debate at key shipowning and shipmanagement summit

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Roberto Giorgi from V.ShipsThe important role played by the niche manager; the benefits of ship owners and ship managers working more closely together as well as how best to project shipping’s image further afield, were all major topics under discussion at the inaugural International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit held in the Lion City.

Taking place at the Singapore headquarters of international communications specialist SingTel, the Summit drew spirited participation from delegates keen to know the latest industry thinking about the growth and development of shipmanagement as a thriving professional industry sector.

Industry heavyweights such as Peter Cremers, CEO of the Anglo Eastern Group; Roberto Giorgi, President of V.Ships; Capt Dirk Fry from Columbia Shipmanagement; Rajaish Bajpaee, CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement; as well as Claes Eek Thorstensen, President of the Thome Group were brought together for the first time in years to give their views and comments.

They were joined in the sessions and debating panels by key players such as InterManager; Bibby Ship Management; SingTel; MTM Ship Management; the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA); Braemar ACM Shipbroking; Videotel and YoungShip. Delegates and invited guests then joined Bibby Ship Management at the Prelude Rooftop Bar for the end of Summit Cocktail Reception.

The Summit was organised by Shipping Innovation (organiser of the successful London International Shipping Week and European Shipping Week) in association with InterManager, the international trade association for third party and in‐house ship managers.

It was generously sponsored by SingTel, Bibby Ship Management, Braemar Shipping Services Plc/Braemar ACM Shipbroking and Videotel.